Hello Family! So Jennie had her baby!?!?!?! Samuel Kenji Peterson?? That is soo cool :) I saw some pictures already. Looks like he will be one cute kid! I am glad that he is healthy and doing well and that Jennie as well as the whole family is doing great. I wish I could be there to celebrate and see Samuel! Just give it a couple years. It'll happen :) I hope everyone is feeling well and happy as always.
Alright. Well, this week was alright. We had some struggles with appointments falling through and not being able to find many new people to teach . . . and only one person showed up to church. But its okay. We worked hard and the Lord knows that. He blesses us in many other ways, and in time we will see more fruit.
Anyway, this week was very similar to other weeks. . . Although there was Halloween! Happy late Halloween everyone! ha ha we couldnt even go out that much to work. If we had set appointments we could be out, but if not we couldn't tract or anything, we had to go back to the apartment. So we had one appointment, then we went home. On the way home someone pulled over and held a giant bowl of candy out the window and told us to take a lot of candy! Isnt that awesome?? We didn't even need to go trick or treating! People just handed us candy on our way home! ha ha so that was pretty freaking sweet :P
We also put 4 more people on date to be baptized this week. So right now we have Joseph 10th, Daniel and Margie 17th, Edgar and Kelsie 24th, Joli 1st. We are going to try very hard to keep these people on date and help them to be baptized on these days.
Hmmmm other things that happened this week . . . . . . well there was a pretty sad thing that happened. A less-active lady who we talked to about 3 weeks ago for like an hour and a half on her porch passed away... She was such a sweet, kind lady. She was in her 70's I think. She was a widow. It was a sad thing to hear about, but now she is with her husband so in the end I think it is better for her. Her funeral was on her birthday! November 2nd. We went to the funeral to help try to support the family and see if there was anything we could do to help. The family is taking it pretty well though. So thats good.
Anyway, Other than that, not much else. I went to a baptism for someone I taught with Elder Miller in Farmington! Her name is Ashley Allred. It was so exciting to see her get baptized and to just be there. It was a great time :) I'll send a picture of that. They are a little crazy but I love them. The picture is a little weird ha ha.
In church on Sunday an investigator, Augustino, went up and bore his testimony! He has been investigating the church since 2001 when he came to this country from Sudan. He already has a testimony of the gospel and that it is true, but for some reason he wont get baptized. We have worked with him for a while now and even gave him a blessing this week to help him get over his sickness, and yet he still wont get baptized. Its confusing.... but we are praying very hard for a miracle to happen and for God to help push him in the right direction to be baptized soon!! Your prayers along with ours would be greatly appreciated.
Alright.... well thats about it. I taught a short 15 minute training to uor whole zone last week. It was interesting. I think it went pretty well. Im not as nervous anymore to talk in front of a larger group of people. So thats good I guess.
Well I love you all!! I hope you have an amazing week! This work is real. God lives and He loves us. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. This is His true church restored to the earth today. I love being a missionary. It is an amazing opportunity. I can't believe that I have been out for 6 months already. It has gone pretty quickly, and yet so much has happened that it has felt like a year or two has already passed.... ha ha but its all good. maybe I'll adjust to the time out here when I have been out longer.
Love you all!