Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jesus is the password to a better life.

Dear Family,

I'm currently sitting in the library trying think of what to even say this week! There's so much but let me try to narrow it down so this email isn't 6 years
long :)

We've been able to do service for Capurnia regularly, which is the best! She runs Children's Outreach, Inc. and she loves us! I don't know if I told you, but last month we somehow ran out of money and were really poor, so we didn't have too much in the way of food. Capurnia runs a little food pantry to help people living in poverty and every time we help her at her office, she sends us home with food. Heavenly Father definitely answers prayers! I've been asking Heavenly Father to provide for us so we wouldn't go hungry and to help us find a meaningful service project, and then we met Capurnia! God is so good and so real. He definitely takes care of me!

We had a very open afternoon the other day, so Sister Garlick and I decided to track down some potential investigators other sisters had met a couple years ago. We knocked on one door and found Evelina. Her mother was the potential we were looking for, but she let us teach her the Restoration right there! We left her with a couple commitments and set up a time to come back. She missed her appointment and we were pretty much ready to drop her when she called us and asked us to come over. We took a member with us and taught her about the Book of Mormon. She told us she had prayed about the Restoration and just felt so happy then she started to cry and say thank you to God. Wow! The Spirit is truly what converts people, not us! She wants to be baptized and is pretty much the coolest. We asked her if we could do anything for her before we left, and she said, "Can we pray again?" She is so hungry for the Spirit! It's beautiful. I'll keep you posted on her progress!

James' wife was in the hospital all last week. The doctors were finally able to diagnose her with Celiac. She's not really happy since she is diabetic and now has to balance that with living Gluten-free, but James is over the moon! He loves Sharon so much and he was telling us that she really has two choices. To keep eating what she's used to and be sick, or eat what she needs to and feel good. Isn't it the same with us? We can keep doing the same things we like, or we can live the way God has told us to and be truly happy. It seems like a pretty easy choice, but it's a little harder to live than it is to say. The good news is that God loves us and blesses us for keeping His commandments! I promise that He will give you the strength to cut whatever is holding you back out of your spiritual diet and you will feel better than ever before!

My area was not hit by the hurricane, so I'm just fine! I'll let you know if anything crazy happens :) The biggest problem has been that I just want to sing "Hurricane" from Hamilton and it's very distracting haha. You can take the missionary out of her normal setting, but you can't take out the nerd!

I love you all!


Sister Peterson

This is Elizabeth! The member that sent you the cat picture:)

At capurnia's office. I organized these shelves! I loved it a lot!

When we bike I get so sweaty that you can see the salt in my hair...cute, right?

One of our members gave us a recipe book for dog biscuits hahahah

Look! A seashell elephant!And sister Quiambao...We went to a super cool little ocean shop:) 

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