Monday, 17 August 2015

Week 43: The Power of Service

Hey guys!

Sorry I’m a little late writing to you! Elder Glenn and I went golfing this morning. We just played on a small golf course but it was a fun time. I was a little nervous because it’s been so long since I last played! It was still fun though.

President Francis and I had a good interview this week. We were able to review a little bit of my patriarchal blessing. It was good to meet with him. He only referred me to one scripture, Helaman 5:12. It’s a good scripture!  I know it word for word but maybe I’m missing something. I told President how grateful you all are for his example to me as well. :)

This week has been a good week! We have been trying to see less active members in our area, trying to help them go through the repentance process and get them back to church. So far we’re having pretty good success! We’re also finding lots of investigators here in Batavia. This area is very receptive compared to Buffalo which is kind of strange to me but I can’t complain.

As for getting back on Facebook, we haven’t received any word from Salt Lake. We are still waiting for other missions around the world to get caught up on their training. It looks like it might be a slower process than we originally thought. I’ll let you know as soon as we are allowed to log back onto our accounts though.

My spiritual thought this week is a Mormon Message called Lift: The Power of Service. It’s an amazing clip focused on the importance of losing ourselves in the service of others… even if it might be pretty inconvenient at times. There's a really cool quote by Elder Christofferson at the end of the video. He says, "The more we serve our fellowmen in appropriate ways, the more substance there is to our souls. We become more significant individuals as we serve others. We become more substantive as we serve others- indeed, it is easier to 'find' ourselves because there is so much more of us to find!" Maybe you guys can watch the video tonight as a family. You’ll have to let me know what you think. :)

Well, I can’t believe it but transfers are just around the corner again. I hope I get to stay in this area for another transfer but I am on a mission after all and anything can happen! Stay tuned!

Onward and upward!

Elder Peterson

Mormon Message Lift: The Power of Service
(Click the link below to watch the video)

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