Monday, January 13, 2014

1/13/14 Hermana Peterson - And at last I see the light!

I was inside all week. And my back problems sigue (goes on)! WOO WOO! The results came back and blood is fine, other tests are fine, and the x-ray was fine. Hermana Balden (the mission nurse) doesn't understand why I'm in so much pain then. Don't worry, I DO DRINK a TON of water and have been doing so the whole time I've been here, so I don't think it's that and it's not hurting where my kidneys are.. it's in the middle of my back. Also, Hermana Miskin told me that I've got some light bruising on my back. On Friday morning I got prescribed medicine for the pain and also a muscle relaxer that makes me groggy and literally makes me pass out like a rock.  It's really funny because one minute I'm fine and the next I'm starting to get dizzy and head to the bed. My world just starts to spin and I'm a goner!  My companion just laughs at me :) I really am not a fan of drugs like this! I was on some vicadin  too this week, but that made me even groggier... I don't have control of my muscles, oh I'm quite a sight! The first morning with this medicine, I went to bed and tried to lift up my arms and they just fell where they wanted to go. It was crazy! I was laughing so hard, and imagined Seth
When I'm passed out, my companion has her own companion study!! :)

laughing at me too. :)  We're probably going to be heading into Conce in the next few days to see a specialist and or an MRI. We're still waiting to hear back from the nurse. I've been staying with the Familia Bueno in the afternoons and we've been doing splits so that my companion can go out and keep working! Our branch has stepped up so much to help out Hermana Miskin!
So our investigators.... Fernando is struggling, but his mom (Yolanda) came to church and she's still going strong for the 25th of this month! Also, Vilma, our other investigator is going on DAY 2 WITHOUT SMOKING!  YAYA!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep her in your prayers. It's something that's so hard for her, and we're calling her literally every 30-60 minutes to giver her animos (encouragement) and help her not to do it! She's being so strong, and her fecha is for this Saturday the 18th!

Also, happy birthday this week to Spencer! I hope you have a fabulous birthday tomorrow! Love ya kid!
I love sunflowers!!
We're reading the Book of Mormon right now as a branch before the next general conference. This week I was reading in 2nd Nephi 3, all about the prophecies of Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon. I LOVED verse 12 and the wording that was given there. It says, "Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall awrite; (BOOK OF MORMON) and the fruit of the loins of bJudah shall cwrite (BIBLE); and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the dconfounding of efalse doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing fpeace among the fruit of thy loins, and gbringing them to the hknowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord." Together, the Book of Mormon and the Bible are working to bring about the salvation of men, by confounding false doctrines! I loved this verse, and personally want to extend this invitation to all of you. To start and finish the Book of Mormon before the April general conference. The Lord has said, "Seek not to adeclare my word, but first seek to bobtain my cword, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my dSpirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the econvincing of men." I made a goal and will do it for the rest of my life! I want to start and finish the Book of Mormon between each of the conferences, so I would be reading it 2 times each year. It will still give me time to study things more in depth, but also I'll be pushed to read often! I know that the Lord blesses us when we take the time to study the scriptures! DAILY Personal Study is so crucial to our salvation!

I'm sorry that this week's email was so boring, I'm a boring person! I'll try to live a more exciting week this next week so you don't fall asleep reading my emails :) I love you all so much! Thank you for your prayers, your support, and all of the juicy stuff in between!

Hermana Peterson

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