Monday, July 7, 2014

7/7/14 Elder Peterson - Party Time!

Hello everybody! How was everyone's Fourth of July? Mine was pretty rockin. We went to a couple parties and we were able to see the fireworks at the mall! We were able to sit on the grounds of the capitol building to watch them. It is definitely a night that I'm going to remember!


So, this past week was pretty crazy. However, Hansen I have been working super hard, and we've had a lot of planning stuff to do. It kind of got a little boring, but that's okay.
So couple of things for this week. Pres. Cooke is starting to do a couple things differently for the mission. One of the things that he is really pushing is for us to use public transportation more often. Elder Hansen and I were able to use the public transportation this past week and we had a couple days where we went no miles on our car! It's a pretty big least for us. One of the days last week we went to a district meeting that was pretty far away and we rode the bus. It's cool because we were able to talk to a couple people and that's the reason why other transportation is such an amazing tool. We're traveling to places instead of being in our car all the time we are able to talk with people as we go. So far it has been a really great experience.
Alright, another thing from this past week. Elder Hansen and I had the opportunity to go and help a nonmember move from their old house to their new one. It turned out to be a whole day ordeal. It was a lot of fun though. And I'm pretty sure that my biceps doubled in size because of all the lifting. They were very appreciative of what we provided and we are actually going over on Wednesday this week to have dinner with them! If they do end up becoming interested in learning about the church we are going to have to give them as a referral to some other Elders because we are in the singles ward, but that's okay.
On Sunday Elder Hansen and I had the opportunity to teach one of our investigators Kelly. Kelly is the girlfriend of one of the members of the singles ward and she is been meeting with the missionaries for the past few weeks. She is slowly progressing, and it is great to see the change that is happening in her. We are looking forward to the next few weeks as she continues to read the Book of Mormon and pray.
This morning we had our zone activity. It's really cool to see that our plans actually worked! We went to a recreation center in DC and and had a World Cup tournament. It was a lot of fun! My team went undefeated. I thought I would just throw that in there :) and we also got to play ultimate Frisbee too. Turned out to be a real success! It's probably one of my favorite Zone Activities out on the mission.
Well, that's about it for the week. We are looking forward for this week! It is gonna be awesome!
Talk to y'all later!
Elder Peterson

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