Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Christmas, Harry.

English people actually say Happy Christmas and Father Christmas so
myth: busted.

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! Mine was so so good, I am so
grateful I was able to spend this Christmas season with Christ's name
on my badge and serving His children every day by spreading the
Gospel. Best first/last/only Christmas on the mission I've ever had 😊
LIFE IS SO GOOD.

Also, Happy Boxing Day! The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day
and it's like a Black Friday for Christmas and everyone gets work off
and it's great. This week I won't write much because I have lots of
pictures and videos to send but skyping my family (plus Paula) was so
great and they got to meet a real life English family!! The family we
went and had Christmas dinner with has a son on a mission who is
serving in Utah in Saratoga Springs so kinda close so that was pretty
cool. Church was soooo good and then the four of us went back to our
flat and played games and chilled for a few hours which was so nice so
all in all a great day!

I'm so grateful for Christ's birth and the huge influence it has had
on my life and the whole world. I'm so happy I got to spend it on my
mission and will never forget it and the fun memories. Happy Christmas
and Merry New Year? Lol BYE.

Sister Peterson

Went on exchange with Sister Froerer and we spotted a Ponty bus 😒
Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at our Christmas party
Christmas party!!!
Beanie weather 🌲
Christmas Eve with the Hunston's
England winter = you straighten your hair in the morning and after
5 min outside it looks like this :(
Our walk to church yesterday
Christmas dinner πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
Everyone put your hearts up for Skyping ❤
My Christmas present from my cute companion
video


Merry Christmas from the Sheffield sisters!
video

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Welcome to China 🎎

Hi people. Before I get into my first week back in the field and all that stuff I want to tell you about a really cool spiritual experience I had this week. 

So as you know, Sister Savelio went home last Monday. That was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through, back home and on the mission. I just felt sick all morning getting ready to go and when we got to the airport it was just too hard. I felt like I was saying goodbye to the best part of my mission. In the end, I couldn't even say anything when we hugged because I was just crying too much and cute Sister Savelio was only worried about if I was going to be okay. Saying I miss her is a HUGE understatement. I just can't even begin to describe it. After we dropped her off, I drove by myself (weird) to the Leeds chapel and sat with Sister Turvey for a good 20 minutes just crying and crying and both of us were just missing her so much. It was actually the day that the new missionaries came into the field and the first thing they saw was this sister missionary with puffy red eyes and probably couldn't look more sad so I hope that pumped them up to be here haha πŸ˜…

I then had the Leeds zone leaders drive me to the Sheffield zone leaders who then drove me to my new companion, Sister So from Hong Kong. Sister So is a legend in this mission, you can ask anyone if they know her and they'll say yes along with a "she's crazy". And she is, but she's also the sweetest person I've ever met. And I can't go five minutes without laughing because she's so funny and just so Chinese. So I'm now in the Sheffield 3 ward working with the Chinese YSA. I'm finally in the big city! And I absolutely love it. We have some great new recent converts and an investigator who is a 25 year old Ron Huby basically. He's been investigating for ages but just doesn't think it's "his time" yet to get baptised so we are working hard with him and hopefully can see some big changes. Working in a Chinese area is a little different because we mostly only stop Chinese people on the street and the lessons we teach them are a different as well because they don't even know who God is and have never heard of Jesus Christ. It's really great though because they are so open minded and humble and we've already scheduled two people this week. Overall, this has been a good change. I've always wanted to serve in a city area and live in a four-man flat so it's been really fun and a good distraction from all that's happened. 

I guess one thing that's hard about coming back to missionary work is that the last time I did all these things, it was in Bishop Auckland with Sister Savelio. But my first day here, I had such a cool experience in my personal study. I've been reading the Book of Mormon cover to cover and "coincidentally" I just happened to be in 2 Nephi chapter 4 and I was so overwhelmed by what I read and how specifically it applied to my life right now. It's been so hard not being able to be with Sister Savelio as she goes through this trial and it hasn't been easy saying goodbye to my best friend, but Heavenly Father knows me and knows what I needed to read that day. I'm going to pull an Elder Holland here and paraphrase what I got out of this chapter so forgive me for kind of changing doctrine but I couldn't imagine wording my feelings in a better way than as Nephi does in these verses:

"Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted. My God hath been my support; He hath led me through my pains and hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep. He hath filled me with His love, even unto the consuming of my flesh. Behold, He hath heard my cry by day, and He hath given me knowledge of peace by night. And by day have I waxed bold in mighty prayer before Him; yea, my voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and gave comfort upon me. And upon the wings of His Spirit hath my body been carried away upon exceedingly high mountains. O then, the Lord hath visited me in so much mercy, why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow? Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul. Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation. O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? May the gates of Hell be shut continually before me, because that my heart is broken and my spirit is contrite! O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen."

This is my testimony for you today. I hope in your study of the Book of Mormon you can let the Spirit guide you on what to read or what God would like to tell you that day so you can receive answers to your prayers like I did and strengthen your testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel. 

Apparently I can't write short emails anymore but if you made it to the end, thanks! I hope your week is a good one. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ENGLAND πŸŽ„πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§❤️
Love, 
Sister Peterson 
(Pae Ge mei)

My beautiful companion excited to write Christmas cards
Me and So Ge mei (Sister So) who is standing on a step, she's actually like 5 feet tall. 
Beautiful Sheffield
So Ge mei and Pan Ge mei who cook me lots of yummy Chinese food
The view from our flat 😍


Monday, December 12, 2016

Time to say goodbye..

Hi ya everyone. Man, what a week. We did some work at the mission
office, went to a baptism, drove 1 1/2 hours up to Bishop
Auckland/Billingham like FIFTEEN TIMES, multiple doctors appointments
with an Indian doctor who can't speak English, Disney movies, and
transfer calls.

This is the first time I haven't been nervous for transfer calls
because currently we are homeless, with no keys, no phone, all our
luggage has been in the back of our car for five days, and we are no
longer included in the mission right now haha. (Btw my area now has
elders in it and this is the second time in a row that's happened, I
think it's my fault.) This week has been up and down and happy and sad
and tears and laughter and all the emotions wrapped up in a ball and
then squished into one week. It's been good but it's also been really
rough.

Two nights ago I got the sucky job of telling Sister Savelio that it
was time for her to go home. Well, I kinda volunteered. After all
these days and weeks of trying our hardest to keep her out in the
field, there was just nothing we could do anymore and above all we
have to think of her overall wellbeing and making sure she's healthy.
That was a really hard night and I've never heard someone cry or even
heard myself cry that hard my whole life. How do you tell someone it's
over? It's so frustrating because since we've come to the mission
home, THREE missionaries with nice healthy bodies have gone home
because they "just don't want to be here anymore". And yet Sister
Savelio, a dedicated missionary who would give anything to be here and
to serve her Heavenly Father, completely devastated is told she has to
go home. It honestly sucks and doesn't seem fair.

But if anything, I've learned that Heavenly Father has a plan for each
one of us that has more blessings in store than we can possibly
imagine. And I see a very bright future for Sister Savelio and this
trial she has been given is meant to make her stronger. She can do
anything. And the good news is, is that when she has recovered, she
gets to come back. And President promised us that when that happens we
get to be companions again. :)

As for me, I have no clue what's going to happen. Sister Savelio
leaves tomorrow and when that happens, President is letting me decide
my new companion and area. Sooo I guess we'll see what happens. I have
been inside from doing missionary work for 4 1/2 weeks now and I
cannot wait to get back into the work. Every day I do it for my
Heavenly Father but I now I have a little added motivation. Until she
can come back and do it herself, every day I will also do it for
Sister Savelio, an incredible missionary who deserves to be here but
is needed back in New Zealand for a while. I truly believe that we
aren't called to serve in a place, but called to serve in place of the
Saviour.

Sorry this was a long one. Go have a great week!
Love you!
Sister Peterson

(We went to Leeds city centre today -- which is like legendary--

annnnd I left my iPad in the car so no pictures :( so sorry!)

Monday, December 5, 2016

One simple testimony

Week 3 on alien planet and we're doin pretty good.

We have yet another week at the Turvey's ahead of us and this past
week was definitely a rollercoaster. It got to a point where there was
no end in sight for Sister Savelio's recovery so the decision was made
that she needed to go home. NEVERTHELESS we had one more doctors
appointment to go to and she set up an appointment for us to see a
psychiatrist later that day and after like 68364 questions, he said
that with the medication he has for her, she should be back to her
normal self in about a week or two. So fingers crossed!

Not much else has happened this week but I did have an amazing
experience last night. The mission home holds these monthly firesides
and the first one was last night. Everyone in the mission is invited
IF you bring an investigator so only about 5 companionships were there
but one of the companionships included Sister Froerer! (My trainer who
is also one of my best friends) I WAS SO HAPPY. We basically spent all
night together catching up and laughing at how green we were back in
good ol' ponty. Can't believe that was almost a year ago..!

But during the fireside we had three incredible musical numbers that
just power housed the Spirit and the night was themed on Jesus Christ
and how He can influence each of our lives. At the end we had a mini
testimony meeting and there was a Chinese investigator who is getting
baptised this weekend in Leeds and she bore the most simple yet
powerful testimony. She said that one day she was feeling so depressed
and so sad with life and on that day she was walking down the street
when she met the sister missionaries who "smiled like angels". After
meeting with them she started to develop her faith and from not
knowing who God was at all, she has grown her testimony so much that
she said with tears in her eyes last night that Jesus Christ is her
friend and she loves Him.❤️ The gospel changes lives! And everyone
needs to know that they are never alone and we don't have to walk
through life wondering and questioning all the time but we have a
perfect parent who has a plan for each one of us to bring us back to
Him. So find out what yours is! That's where you will find true
lasting happiness.

I LOVE YOU GUYS. Hope this week's a good one and thank you for the
birthday wishes, I will shortly say goodbye to my teenage years and
also my fun personality because 20 is old and old people aren't fun.
:(

Love you!
Sister Peterson

Last week we made Sunday dinner for ourselves since the Turvey's
were out and I have to say it was pretty good.
Elf on the Shelf lives on in England (thx sis Turvey)
The killer sunset driving home the other day
For my birthday, Sister Turvey let me hang out with Sister Froerer

for the day :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mamma and Pappa Turvey

Hello all of you that recently tuned in to my emails because things just got interesting. 

This week I felt like I should hand in my name tag because I did not feel like I was on a mission haha. Monday was Sister Turvey's birthday so when they got home from the mission office, we ordered Indian takeout and celebrated with birthday cake and we found out so many things about President and Sister Turvey. Did you know she was a herbal tea bag for Halloween one year? Hahaha. 

Tuesday we went and stamped like 500 Book of Mormons at the mission office and then came home and I played the piano for Sister Turvey and then President came and played us a few songs. Sometimes he'll play a little in the morning and he's SO GOOD I love it when he plays. They also have a guitar I play sometimes. Each night we do family prayers and all kneel in a circle and say a nightly prayer together it's so cute. πŸ˜Š They're like our mission mom and dad. The other night actually we got home from zone conference before they did and when they came in the door Sister Turvey shouts, "Mum and Dad are home!" Hahah. 

Wednesday was just weird. We went and worked at the mission office for a few hours and hung out with the AP's and then we ordered pizza and when the pizza guy came, he asked for a Bible and we gave him a Book of Mormon and got his details to give to the missionaries serving in Leeds. HOW COOL IS THAT. Then we went home and the Turvey's had to go to Hull and they were staying the night in Billingham so we house sat for them. It was so weird haha we got home at like 4 and then just got in our pajamas, watched a movie, did some painting, wrapped some Christmas presents, and made ourselves some tea and then went to bed. 

Thursday was zone conference and then we came home and did some painting and then went grocery shopping with Sister Turvey which was the most hilarious thing because she gets soo distracted looking at clothes and Christmas decorations. I told her that she's the kind of person that people like me who work in gift shops hate because she went through and turned on all the dancing and singing stuffed animals at once and I was like.. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‚

Friday was D-Day. The four of us sat in Presidents office and decided what the plans were going to be from here on out. We decided we'd make the decision on Monday. πŸ˜‚ Depending on how things go, we'll either go back to Bishop Auckland or we'll move to Leeds and stay in a four-man flat with two other sisters, one who's had anxiety before which I think is the best option but we'll see. 

Saturday we had lunch at the mission home and the AP's came and then the Turvey's left to Hull and weren't coming back until Sunday evening so we got back in our pajamas, turned on a movie, and then wrapped Christmas presents and put labels on Christmas cards. And then for some reason a whole bunch of fireworks went off so we watched those and then went to bed. 

Sunday we went to church with Elder and Sister Hayden to Bradford and it was hilarious how literally EVERYONE asked us if they were getting sister missionaries in the ward and then when we told them we were just visiting they were devastated. Sister Turvey told us that we should have told them only the most righteous wards get sister missionaries. πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ

Well, this has been the most unproductive week of my life but it has also been a really fun week and as long as I'm still with Sister Savelio, I'm happy. Please continue to keep her in your prayers and I'll let ya know what happens next week! 

Bye!
Sister Peterson

North Zone
Movie night 
Craft night
Hahah she was so done wrapping presents 
The sunset the other night



Monday, November 21, 2016

no longer under the radar......

My whole mission I have told people that I'd rather go home completely
invisible in this mission than be known to have a bad reputation.
However like Sister Savelio told me this week, "I think it's safe to
say you're no longer under the radar." πŸ˜…

Let me just start this off by saying that I am currently emailing from
President and Sister Turvey's house (the mission home) which I will be
living in for the next couple days with my companion who I may or may
not have to escort back to New Zealand. THEY MIGHT MAKE ME FLY TO NEW
ZEALAND THIS WEEK TO DROP HER OFF HOME. I just had to get that off my
chest. My life is no longer normal.

She has been diagnosed with severe anxiety and we spent 10 DAYS in our
flat until the Turvey's finally had us come stay with them. The last
10 days I have never been so emotionally, physically, and mentally
spent. With the repeated anxiety attacks, sleepless nights, doctors
appointments, tears, and feeling completely alone I have never felt
more love and security from my Heavenly Father and Saviour Jesus
Christ. I would not have been able to do this without them.

And through all of this I just want to say how much I love President
and Sister Turvey. They truly want nothing but the best for their
missionaries and we've become really good friends. Being on the
receiving end of love and support from the missionaries and leaders in
this mission has brought me to tears multiple times, it's just like a
big warm hug.

As much as it breaks my heart that Sister Savelio might have to go
home, I know that the Lord put us together for a reason. I have
learned LOADS from this experience and I have gained an incredible new
best friend. She really is so strong and just wants to serve her
Father in Heaven. We have both been asked to pray about if she should
stay or not and what would be best for her.

I love love love this Gospel, it can heal the most broken hearts and
provides comfort that's indescribable. Please keep her in your
prayers. ❤️

Love, Sister Peterson

Day 8 in the flat and we ran out of food sooo we ordered in
I know you can't really see it but those are my teeth marks in my
comps arm bc we were bored and wrestled and I won 😊
Christmas came early at the Turvey's!
#livetweet

Monday, November 14, 2016

"Mum, I'm a Mormon! It's official."

after Scarlet's baptism she rung up her mom and said those exact words. :)

I felt more like I was hosting a youth activity, but Scarlet's baptism was such a great experience. She was so nervous but she had so much support around her. Friday and Saturday was the Youth Convention (which is something I had to learn having foreign companions. It's like where all the youth in an area get together and meet up with other youth and it's like a mini EFY where basically they find their eternal companion and stay active in the church.) So we had all the youth of the Stake there and all the Young Women sang the song "Daughter of a King" for Scarlet and it was so special. 

As Scarlet was changing after being baptized we decided to do something different for her. The missionaries usually put on like a Mormon message presentation thing but I thought with 30 youth there they would get super bored so instead we decided to pass out little colored sheets of paper and everyone wrote something on it for Scarlet to remember this day by and put it in a jar we made for her. Scarlet loved it and it kept people busy so we're happy. 

If you knew Scarlet, you'd know that in a civil, reverent event such as this something had to go wrong. She is the craziest, cutest, loudest, funniest teenager I've ever met and in the words of Sister Savelio written on her paper to Scarlet, "If you ever feel down or are having a bad day, just remember that one time when you slipped walking out of the baptismal font." Yep, she face planted walking up the stairs out of the water. We still love her hahah. 

This week being a rollercoaster is an understatement. I've been on both sides of the spectrum, extremely happy and excited for Scarlet's baptism but there were also a lot of times this week I was at an ultimate low and felt very unsure of what was going to happen. I can testify that I learn more from the low's in my life than the high's and sometimes you want so badly to take something from someone and ease them from the pain they're going through and sometimes hearing the words "just rely on the Lord" isn't as easy as it sounds. But there are countless times in the Book of Mormon when it says, "after a trial of their faith.." and sometimes you just have to endure it to your best and hope it will be better in the end. I've prayed more sincerely this week than I have my entire life and right now we're just going on faith. 

Also, remember recent-con Ron? The guy we baptized in Pontefract? Well he just got called as the Gospel Principles teacher and Sister Froerer and I just want to say WE TOTALLY CALLED IT. #proudmom 😊

God hears and answers our prayers and I have felt the healing powers of the Atonement. 
Love you guys!
Sister Peterson

Normally I would not be satisfied if these were the refreshments for a baptism but hey, she's 14. 
SNOW! (My second time ever in England)

What our Saturday night consisted of. ❤️

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ehhh sorry

I've been trying to remember what happened this week and I usually keep a list of things I want to say but honestly this week just slipped through my fingers and I can't remember a thing so this is going to be very short. 

Transfer calls were last night and I am so freaking pleased to say that Sister Savelio and I get one more transfer together πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ I'M SO PUMPED. It's also a 5 week transfer so it's gonna go so fast which is sad but we'll make the most of it. Scarlet's baptism is this Saturday as well and I'm so relieved I won't have to plan it by myself haha. 

Speaking of Scarlet's baptism, she chose this Saturday because it's right after the youth convention so all the youth of the stake will be there which means it has to be first class. Luckily this ward rocks at helping with baptisms so it'll be good. We're so excited for her!

I also hit double digits this week with the 10 month mark. I really don't have much else to say but I'll share with you one of the funniest conversations I had this week (and yes, our bishops name is Bishop Morgan and we were having tea at his parents house):

Brother Morgan: "Have you ever seen the Christmas Carol?"
Savelio: "No."
Me: "What! So when people say 'stop being such a Scrooge' who do you think they're talking about?"
Savelio: "I thought that was the Grinch's first name." 

Alright, bye!
Sister Peterson


And if you thought I would have pictures to make up for this sad email, I don't. All I got for ya is some #nature. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

lesson: learned

I just remembered today is Halloween. No one really celebrates it over
here so I completely forgot hahah HAPPY HALLOWEEN πŸŽƒ i am so English.

This week I learned two very valuable lessons.

1- One day while helping out at a youth activity this couple came up
to us and said basically, "Hey we want to feed you guys when can you
come over." Sister Savelio and I had never seen or met them before but
we scheduled a time, went over, had an amazing time, and have been
over three times since. We went and stopped by one day this week just
to see how they're doing and the husband opened the door and we had a
really good chat with him and then out of nowhere he said, "Guys, I'll
be honest with you. You know how I'm on the high council so I go to
other wards every week instead of our ward? Well I actually haven't
been going to church at all the past couple months until we started
having you two over. We hadn't had missionaries in a long time and I
started losing the motivation to come to church. But when you two came
over, you brought the Spirit back into our home and my wife and I
really needed that. I usually don't tell people when things like this
happen but I just felt I needed to tell you that, so thank you." This
was an answer to my prayers. And I'll explain more why in a second.

2- We have an investigator who was supposed to be baptized this past
Saturday. Everything was planned and underway when we got a text from
her sister saying to call it off because she wasn't ready. We were
extremely confused and devastated. After talking to our district
leader about what had happened and what our plans were for the next
time we see her, the three of us felt really good about how we were
going to resolve this and what we were going to do. However after we
hung up, we got a call from another set of leaders that didn't feel
the same. They told me we weren't being bold enough with our
investigator, we weren't trying our best, and we needed to do more,
including things they suggested that me and Sister Savelio should do
that we were not comfortable with. After the phone call I felt awful
and for the next four days I second guessed basically my entire
purpose as a missionary and if I was even doing what the Lord wanted
me to do here. I've never felt more lost my whole mission. It wasn't
until we had a lesson with her this week that it all started to fall
into place. There was a concern we didn't know about that was finally
brought to our attention which will have to delay her baptism for a
little while. Although we were sad she won't be baptized as soon as we
thought, I have felt a whole lot of comfort because of all that has
happened.

I learned from these experiences that Heavenly Father truly speaks to
us through our feelings. Those days where I felt awful and completely
lost I remembered how good I felt when we made the decision with our
district leader and wondered, "Was that a good feeling because it was
a good decision? Or was I just staying in my comfort zone and the
leaders are right, I'm not being bold enough and I'm not doing my job.
Maybe God is making me feel bad so I'll be motivated to do better." I
decided to just go with the good feeling and trust Heavenly Father and
looking back, it was indeed the right decision. Pushing our
investigator would've been too much and especially if she wasn't
ready.

I also learned that sometimes God uses tough times to get our
attention. Although those four days of sucky feelings wasn't ideal,
what the member told us about how we brought the Spirit back into
their lives was just what I needed to hear at that time. Heavenly
Father knew that I was struggling and through someone else, He let me
know that I mattered to Him and that I was doing His work, whether it
be great or small. IT'S SO COOL TO BE A MISSIONARY.

Okay I'll get off my soap box now.
Love ya loads,
Sister Peterson

Our pumpkins. (Sister Savelio's "hole" is a bird called a 'kiwi'
which is like a New Zealand thing)
Savelioooo
#GodSquad
England in the fall 🍁
We helped some members wrap neighborhood Christmas gifts so it got

me in the mood πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Five General Authorities came and spoke to us"

^^^ inside joke with President Nelson 

MAN, SATURDAY WAS SO GOOD. We had to sleep over at the Aycliffe sisters flat and woke up at 4 am and was on the road at 4:45. We got to Billingham and then took a coach to Huddersfield for 2 hours and then I was reunited with all my best friends. It was so weird having everyone in one place but I loved it so much!

Then things got real. We all filed into the chapel and sat down listening to prelude music and then a choir of missionaries sang beautifully to us and then we listened to some more prelude music and THEN they came. We all stood up and five general authorities with their wives one after another came in and stood at the front of the chapel along with President Russell M. Nelson and his wife. Then we all got to go down the row of them and shake each of their hands and shaking President Nelson's hand was the coolest experience. And his wife is so cute. 

I went with a question in mind and every single one of the speakers answered it in a different way. It's amazing how if you come prepared to something you can draw things out of the speakers through the Spirit. Since making things into sentences would take too long here are my notes from conference in their glorious note form:
  • We are not just the Savior's servants, we are his friends
  • DON'T STRESS
  • If you ever feel like you shouldn't be here, remember who your Father is
  • If you're letting the world tell you who you are, they'll get it wrong every time
  • The first words of this dispensation were, "Joseph, this is my Beloved Son, Hear Him." He knew his name, He knows your name. 
  • Every day you should be pumped to go out and share the message
  • Repeat the Articles of Faith to yourself and replace "We believe" with "I believe"
  • The Restoration is not an event, but is ongoing
  • This mission has a fantastic reputation built up over the years
  • You either need to be a little more gentle on yourself or a little more challenging on yourself. Which one are you?
  • When you take notes, go through and underline the actions you're gonna take
  • Enjoy your service
  • BE HAPPY
  • Begin to grow up in the Lord
  • "That who I am I cannot give to you, become like me."
  • "Thy will is done" --> "I came and I did it"
  • There's a reason why you're here
  • "Have you decided what kind of missionary you want to be?"
  • "Lovest thou me more than these (worldly things)?"
  • Will we show up at the Second Coming as one of His disciples?
  • "How did you know?" "I didn't know, the Lord knew."
  • This is the Saturday night of the Sabbath of the world
  • What's gonna happen about the gathering of Israel today?
  • *President Nelson talking about becoming the senior apostle* "Everyone above me had to die for me to get here. You think it's a laughing matter but for me it's not!" πŸ˜‚

I can't put into words how lucky I am to have been able to hear the words of a living day apostle directed towards us 200 missionaries. At the end of the conference we all stood up while President Nelson and the others left and just before he walked down the stairs from the stand he looked at us and said, "Well... bye!" And then he waved to us all and we waved back while he mouthed the words, "I love you". ❤️ I couldn't help it, I lost it at that point. He's just so cute. 

And then yesterday two of the authorities picked our stake to have a special stake conference and they came and spoke to us again and every single one of their talks was incredible. I've never felt the Spirit stronger in a meeting. Man, I wish I could just bottle it up and send it home. SO GOOD. 

As you can tell this week was killer and now I'll spend the next 9 months catching up on all the sleep I lost. BYE. 
Sister Pete xxx

P.s. We had interviews with President and Sister Turvey this week and in my interview with Sister Turvey she wrote in her notes: "Sister Peterson smokes weed" (I won't explain) and in Sister Savelio's interview she literally told President I was "fresh to death" SUCCESSFUL DAY. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

P.s.s. In a lesson: 
Me: "Do you pray before you smoke to help you resist the temptation?"
Jean: "I pray after... to say thank you." *mic drop*

(In this same lesson, Jean said her second prayer out loud and it's a prayer I will never forget❤️️)

Tryin' on Savelio's glasses 😎
I mowed my first lawn! IN OCTOBER
My good ol' comps (Froerer, Connolly, Cockburn, and Savelio). (minus JΓ€ger and Chiu)
Look at all those Elders
Sister Marston forgot her name tag so she borrowed mine and DIY'ed it. You should've seen the authorities face when they each read her name tag hahah. 

I MISS THIS GIRL πŸ’”