Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Letter #38

Dear Mum and Family,

It sounds like you have all had another great week and that you all enjoyed the time that you spent in St. George.  I have come to the conclusion that while you were over there you sent some really nice weather over here to Wales because it has been really nice.  For the past week or so it has been really nice weather.  So nice that it is actually too warm to be wearing long sleeve shirt.  So I have broke out my nice white short sleeve shirts and I have enjoyed walking around in the nice sunny weather doing missionary work in Wales.  I hope that all of the rainy weather that we probably should be getting, but I am okay with not getting, gets sent over to you guys so you can enjoy all of the nice dark cold wet weather that I usually get.  You need the moisture anyway.

We have still been doing a lot of find lately.  Sorry that I have nothing really interesting to tell you because that is really all we have been doing for the past week.  We are having a rough time at the moment finding people who are interested in hearing the gospel.  We have found a few people and we have set up lessons for them to be taught, but they never show up to their appointments and we are not able to get back in contact with them again.  It is kind of frustrating and I don't know why it has slowed down, but it has and all we can do is continue to work hard and do what the spirit tells us to do.

We haven't been able to teach R***** this past week because she is actually really sick and we haven't been able to see her. We have called her a couple of times though and she is still reading the scriptures a lot actually and she is learning a lot.  She said that she prayed a few days ago and she got an answer that what she has read and what we have taught her is true.  She is really excited to learn more once she gets over this nasty cold that she has. 

I hope that you all enjoyed Conference this past weekend as much as I did. I forgot to tell you that I was watching the Saturday morning one the same time that you were too so we actually watched two sessions together. I was able to go to the Llanelli church house with the other set of missionaries and listen to it.  That's right the internet wasn't really working and it kept stopping and freezing so we weren't able to watch it we had to listen to it.  It is really nice to live in America and not have to worry about all of the stuff.  I know that I learned just as much as I would have if I had watched it and I definitely learned a lot of great things.  The good thing was is we were able to go to a member’s house to watch the Sunday Morning session and he had a projector screen so it made up for all of the listening that we had to do.  I can't wait to get the talks and to study them a little more because I know there were a few things that I missed while I was taking notes.

I think my favorite part of the emailing this week was probably hearing about the great prank that was pulled on Lyndsey and all of her friends.  I am mostly typing this in my letter because I know it will be put on the blog and if someone reads this and they haven't been told about it they can come and ask you because I think it is hilarious.  I can honestly believe that Lyndsey would fall for that type of prank.  I really wish that I was able to be there so that I could have seen it because I could just imagine how funny it was to watch.  Now you just need to make sure that no one knows that I am related to her because I have no idea who she is and where she gets her smarts from.  I can tell that turning 18 hasn't made her any smarter than she was when she was 17.

Well before I go, like usual, I would like to share a spiritual thought. I can't remember if I shared this one or not, but it is one of my favorite ones from the Prophet.  He says, “Don’t let a problem to be solved be more important than a person to be loved."  I really like this quote because I have noticed a lot the people are always so busy.  Every time I try to stop someone on the street they always say “I am in a rush, I don't have time at the moment."  Sometime we are just so busy that we don't see the people around us that need to be shown a little love or who are in need of just a little hello to make their day.  I have made it a goal to greet everyone that I pass on street with a hello whether I am going to stop them or not.  I have even caught myself waving to people while they drive by in their car.  I don't know if it is making their day or if it is annoying them, but I hope that you too can find ways to slow down a little bit and find those around you that might need a little love in their life.  We all have tough times and we all need a little love sometimes.  I hope that we can all look for those who need love whether it is someone we need to visit at their home or it is some random person that we see on the street.  I know that when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God.

 I hope that you all have a great week this next week and that you all enjoy going back to school.

Elder Peterson

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