Monday, November 20, 2017

Think to Thank

Hello!

This week was really fun! We had the opportunity to meek with Brunel a few times and he even got to come to a baptism in the Sunrise Branch! He was late coming home from work and almost missed it, but he came in in time to see the last two members of the family be baptized. He told us that he really enjoyed it and that if that's what God wants him to do, he's going to do it. His baptism is scheduled for this Saturday so we're super excited about that! Brunel is just a really sincere, spiritual man.
 
We met with Terry and decided that he needs a little more time to prepare before being baptized. We had a really good meeting with him and Bishop Brown so he's going to pray about a new baptismal date and let us know :)

The other night we decided to go visit a woman in the ward who has been struggling since she and her husband separated a few weeks ago. She is just the coolest! She is an artist and showed us lots of her work. She was so passionate about the pieces she had created and was working on. That really impressed me! Despite the difficulty she's facing right now, she was finding joy and using her gifts anyway. She's a convert, so our visit meant a lot to her. I also received a prompting out of the blue to give her my necklace, so I did. I don't know why Heavenly Father wanted her to have it, but I'm grateful the Holy Ghost prompted me to give it to her. It was a great chance to feel love for her. It meant more to me than she will know.


I studied a little about miracles this week as I read the Savior's sermon to the Nephites. I looked up the definition of miracle and found that it is something like, "an event that defies known scientific facts." I love that! That really broadened my perspective of what a miracle is. Really, any time the Spirit prompts you it's a miracle. Science can't explain that! In fact, this week we went to visit an investigator and as we were writing a note to leave on his door (he wasn't home) I had an impression that we needed to leave RIGHT NOW. I don't know why I felt that, but I know God does. I'm grateful for the quiet miracle of the Holy Ghost speaking!

We knocked into a young man this week who was so happy that we visited. We prayed with him and he asked us to thank God for sending us to him. We're super excited to go back and teach him tonight!

Last night we were watching the Face to Face event and my favorite quote from that was, "Every day is a spiritual day." I've been thinking a lot about how I can make every day a spiritual day and I invite you all to do the same! The gospel is wonderful and true. I love being a missionary and seeing God's hand every single day! I'm so grateful for my family, the Book of Mormon, my companion, washi tape, colors, and Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for all of you!

All the love,

Sister Peterson
Dulce de Leche filled churros (straight up delish)
The Swap Shop!
Our A/C broke this week and we found the unit covered in a sheet of ice. That's the only snow Florida will have this year.
Sunday comp pic







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