Monday, August 11, 2014

Letter #82

Hello from Bradenton!

For the last time. I head to the mission home next Monday morning and prepare to return home. Weird!

We've had such a good week! Brother Frayer is going to be baptized this Saturday!!! It was so exciting to visit with him this week and get everything ready for that. He is SO ready! In Priesthood meeting yesterday the lesson was on eternal marriage. One of the returning members had a lot of questions about it and Brother Frayer knew all the answers. It was way cool.

We had so many miracles happen this week, it's unreal. So many new people to teach. We have been working hard and I'm so tired! But it's so rewarding! It's getting me excited to come home and be the member of the Church that I'm supposed to be!

I feel like this is supposed to be some sort of super epic letter, seeing as how it is my last one. But I don't know what more to say. I have learned so much over the last two years, and wow how much I've grown! I feel like a different person than I used to be, even 6-8 months ago. And I know it's because of the Gospel and what my Savior has helped me to become.

Have a great week! Love you all!

Elder Petersen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Letter #81

Hey everyone!

Wow what an amazing week! We had zone conference. It was
way too weird to think that it would be my last zone conference. It
was so amazing and exactly what I needed to give me the strength and
encouragement for the last two weeks. We talked about being warriors
in this war we are in and how we need to be always obedient. The
importance of using every minute we have stood out to me. We also
talked about the Lord's standard for baptism. I have learned so much
the past week about repentance and making and keeping covenants.

We started teaching Nami again! He's one of the boys in the Tongan
family in the ward. We had been working with them for a long time and
they were struggling coming to church. Well, they were there
yesterday! And so we saw them last night. He's really excited about
coming back to church next week and getting baptized in a few weeks.
He's such an awesome kid and understands the gospel so well. Brother
Frayer is also doing really well. He feels like he needs to know
everything, so we have been helping him to see that this is a process
of progression and learning over a lifetime and on into eternity.

Love you all, have a great week!

Elder Petersen