Monday, December 4, 2017

Another Crazy One

Well fam, it's been another crazy week in the FFLM. Terry was baptized! It was a rollercoaster from start to finish. President Garns came to his baptism since he met Terry in a lesson once, so that was pretty cool! Terry was super happy. The gospel is true!

We also got to meet with Brunel a couple times this week. We went over on Saturday and he told us he wiped his phone so there would be room for the Gospel Library App because he wanted to listen to the Book of Mormon (remember Brunel can't read). How sweet is that? Oh I love him. He got the Priesthood yesterday, so we're hoping to go to the temple with him this week.

I got to spend Friday in Plantation with Sister Tueller. We had a blast! We did a lot of knocking, took gingersnaps to some families in their ward, went to Chick-fil-A, and met a lady with a double identity. Let me explain: *Ahem* We went to visit a former investigator named Debbie, but we met her sister outside and she told us Debbie wasn't home. We talked to her for a good 20 minutes, shared the #LightTheWorld video, and got a return appointment. As we finished up she said, "I can't hold it in! The Spirit's telling me not to lie. I am Debbie!" Sister Tueller and I just laughed so hard. I can't count the number of times people say we have the wrong house or number until they know who we are, then suddenly it's right. Missionary life is the best, folks. Happily being lied to since June 2016!

On Saturday we got to the church at 7:30 and helped to sort and distribute toys for about 200 children and families. Sister Murdock and I got to pick out some toys for a struggling family and it was so fun! I really loved thinking of these kids and what they would like most. I feel like the Christmas Devotional focused a lot on love and giving, and I can testify that that's where the true spirit of Christmas comes from.

I had the opportunity to bear my testimony in sacrament meeting yesterday, and I just want to share a few thoughts with you. The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple. It's not easy, but it is plain and precious. I'm grateful that the Lord doesn't leave us alone to carry out His work, He helps us to follow Him. I am super imperfect and I can't imagine how stressed out I would be if I had to handle everything myself. I'm grateful for Jesus Christ's willingness to sacrifice Himself for all for all of us, but also for each one of us.

I hope you all have a great week! Go Light the World!

See you next week...ah!

Sister Peterson


Helping with the Toy Drop!

Terry's Baptism

What do you do when you find a giant chair? Make the elders take a picture and then recreate it.

District pday in downtown Ft. Laud.

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