Monday, November 21, 2016

I hope this gets sent out!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I cut my hair. I've been thinking about it for a couple months so last Monday I just did it! I'm loving it so far, but it's really weird to have something different. It saves me about 10 seconds brushing my hair in the morning, so that's something haha.

In other news, WE FOUND MATTHEW! We called his house phone on Tuesday and were shocked when he picked up instead of his roommate. He told us that a car ran a stop sign and hit him on his bike. He woke up 4 days later in the hospital. Crazy right? He's been hit by two cars in the 3ish weeks I've been here! Because he was in the hospital for 6 days, he wasn't able to smoke! He is know 11 days smoke free and going strong! I am so proud of him! We're going to work slowly with him and help him really gain a strong testimony of this beautiful restored gospel. President Richardson always says we "preach repentance and baptize converts" and that is what we're striving to do!

We taught an egyptian guy named Nagy this week. Sister Peel yawned and he stuck his finger in her mouth!! Apparently they do that in Egypt to remind you to cover your mouth or a fly might swoop in. What a place! I could not stop laughing about it! We took a  girl preparing for her mission with us, so we went in and sat on his floor. He moves a lot, so he doesn't carry around furniture anymore. It was a very...interesting lesson. He's a sweet guy though, and he said he'll come check out our church so that's good! Planting seeds all over the place here!

We started talking to this guy in front of his house, prayed with him, and invited him to be baptized. Well, he accepted and we were all pumped but then he started saying that he's received the Melchezidek priesthood and stopped going to church when he was 17. God led us right to a less active member that he needs us to rescue, how cool is that? And Brian lives right next to a member family, so I see an FHE in his future :)

We had Zone Conference and Interviews with President this week, so that was crazy! Sister Briem drove us to Hialeah and chilled with us while we were trained on working with members. I honestly never understood my responsibility as a member before my mission. Basically the Lord needs you. He puts people in your life who need your light! And missionary work doesn't have to be inviting someone to baptism. Inviting someone to watch a video, giving someone a card, inviting your neighbor to a ward activity, just being a good friend! All wonderful ways to be a missionary! I'm just so grateful for the light the restored gospel brings into my life and I absolutely love seeing that light being brought into other people's lives as well. The gospel is so cool! God is so good!

I love you all! I'm thankful for each and every one of you :)

Sister Peterson

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