Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 1, 2013

Hey this is Elder Peterson.  
Things are going great out here.  This past week, we got a call from one of our LA that we are working with.  She has been struggling with money problems, and was working on liquidating all of her assets including her house.  But she was able to get a job this past week working at a lumber mill as a security officer  which was so exciting to hear about.
This past week was really cool.  We had our Zone Conference on Wednesday, and oh my gosh it was awesome.  I really felt like I learned a lot from it, especially from the AP's.  The focus was on learning to recognize the spirit and follow those promptings.  They showed parts of Elder Bednar's Patterns of Light.  It had some really good ways it talked about how revelation comes.  I definitely feel like Elder Bednar when he compared receiving revelation to a foggy day.  He said that he felt like he would get just enough revelation to see one or two steps in front of him, but not enough to see the big picture.  It reminded me of the song Lead, Kindly Light
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene—one step enough for me.
2. I was not ever thus, nor pray'd that thou
Shouldst lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path; but now,
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years.

I definitely think that as we work with the revelation that we have, then we will be blessed as we listen to the Lord.

We also have been working with an excommunicated member of the Church with permission from the bishop.  It is so awesome.  he said that when she feels ready, she can be baptised!!  And we set a date for her baptism just this past week!!!

Love Elder Peterson

June 25, 2013

I had this really weird dream last night.

I dreamed that I was with my roommate from the MTC and we were in a military boot-camp.  We were standing at attention and I sassed the sergeant.  We were then told that we would lead the squad in conditioning drills at some point in time (but I never got to that point).  Then we went onto a survival course.  We were given a map and a compass, and dropped off with a backpack for both of us with clothes and a tarp to create a shelter, but not told where we were in relation to the map and we were told to get to a certain point.  We started running towards the direction that we thought we should be going and we ended up in the middle of a fire fight without any guns.  We wrestled a gun away from one of our attackers, and kept going.  Then I woke up.  It was really weird.  I don't know if it is supposed to mean anything or if it was just a strange dream.

But this next week we hope to be able to set baptismal dates with about 4 of our investigators.  I am super excited.  We started working with an excommunicated member and her husband last week.  She had never stopped coming to church or anything which was really cool, plus she really really really wants to get rebaptized.  We were given the okay from Bishop V. to start teaching her two weeks ago, and we are hoping to set a baptismal date with her for the 13th of July.  Hopefully she has been reading and praying with her husband M., who is a non-member, so that he is also gaining and strengthening his testimony of the church.  

Also, this last week, one of our investigators asked us to come over and give a blessing to his kids while they were away visiting family.  So that was super cool.  We haven't been able to meet with him for about a month and a half, so we were able to also talk with him and set up a time that we can come over and teach them.

Love you,
Elder Peterson