Monday, July 14, 2014

7/14/14 Elder Peterson - DC Baby!

Since Elder Peterson did not send any photos again this week, I thought I would upload one of him when he was baptized. Maybe he will remember his camera unless he likes these uploads!! :)
Good afternoon everyone, I have had a crazy week!!! And you get to hear all about it.
Well, to start off, let me just saying that there's been a lot of miracles this week. I am so grateful for the lessons that I've learned this week and for the wonderful people that are serving around me. So Elder Hansen and I had a really awesome experience on Tuesday. We had an appointment with a couple guys that we just barely met the week before. We didn't know if we were actually going to be able to meet with themm but we showed up and they were there! We are able to talk for little bit and get them interested in learning. It was really an amazing experience. Their names are Gilbert and Wale (pronounced
Wollay) and they are super chill. Also on the same day we had our Zone Training Meeting. It was pretty interesting. Elder Hansen and I really learned a lot from the experience and all the things that we planned went really well. We had a couple great workshops from members in our zone and I felt that the spirit was very strong in that meeting.
Also this past Friday we had the opportunity to have an appointment with one of the members of our ward's friends. His name is Robert, and he is a really awesome guy. The lesson that we had with him was a little shaky, but it turned out alright. Elder Hansen and I learned a lot from the lesson. We started recognizing that we needed to build our companionship unity a little bit more and we were trying to figure out some ways to do that. A couple of Elders that live in our apartment have really great unity and we turned to them for some advice. Their names are Elder Queen and Elder Nollet and they told us the exact things we needed to hear. I was so grateful for it. Then, the next day we had a little bit more of a struggle. We went to pick up an Elder's bike from Sports Authority and we decided to stop by Cici's Pizza for lunch. We had a good talk about how we need to enjoy the work more (well at least I needed to) and we were trying to figure out how we could. That night we had dinner with our Ward Mission Leader Nils Nelson and he gave us some good advice on how to do it. It was really awesome. The Lord was truly watching over us.
On Sunday we had Stake Coordination in the morning. It's a meeting where we talk about how we can be better missionaries and we do this with some members of the Stake. We had a guest visitor with us yesterday. It was Elder Girard from the area 70. For those of you who don't know, he is a really awesome guy. He is the head over all of the missionary work here in the middle eastern coast. He gave us some great tips on how we can better implement hastening the work of salvation. It was a powerful experience.

Just this morning we had the opportunity to go with Brother Weitzner and Brother Armstrong down to the National Mall. We went to the Newseum and it was really cool. Then we went out to lunch at Fuddruckers and boy was it good. I haven't been there in a long time so it was a real treat to be able to go there today. Brother Weitzner and Brother Armstrong are amazing gentlemen. We really had a great time with them.
Well, that's about it from me for this past week. This week is going to be really crazy as well. We have zone conference on Tuesday and then we have a couple exchanges throughout this week. It is going to be crazy and it is going to be a lot of fun.
I sure do love you all. Have a wonderful week!
Elder Peterson
I found this photo on the internet of the place he mentions. Looks like we may have to go there as a family next summer!!

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