Friday, April 19, 2013


Another new companion! Hma Dahl got her visa this week and is off to Peru this morning.  Hma Craig, another sister in the District, got hers as well, so our District is shrinking.  I am sad to say goodbye to Hma Dahl.  She has been a wonderful companion and I have learned a lot with her.  She will finish her training in the Peru MTC (she was originally assigned to go there but the visa wasn't here until now).  My new companion will be Hermana Tibbitts, of Park City, Utah.  She is crazy and has no filter and we all love her a lot.  I know I will learn a lot with her as well and it will be a very different dynamic than when I was with Hma Dahl.  BUT, I don't even know how long I will be with her because she is also waiting for her visa to Peru, and will likely get it before our three weeks are up. So probably four companions in six weeks! Whewee!  We are going to miss our Peruvian hermanas so much!  Hma Dahl and I will see each other again though, that's for sure.  We'll hike a mountain or something. :)

Sunday was asombroso.  We got to hear from Elder Scott and he talked about prayer.  Prayer is so powerful and we have been studying about it frequently.  Last night in the TRC we practiced teaching about prayer and it strengthened my testimony.  Heavenly Father is always listening.  He always wants us to communicate with Him.  What an incredible blessing to be able to talk to our Maker whenever we want to! Blessings.  

We learned about the difference between por y para this week. It's a tricky bit of grammar and I don't think I'll truly get it for a while, but an activity we did to help was to make our own Title of Liberty for our mission.  It was a powerful experience for me and I want to share it with you.  I am here por mi Padre Celestial, por mi Salvador, Jesucristo, por la gente de Argentina, por mi familia (especially Jonah!), y por mi familia en el futuro.  I am here para share the love of God with everyone, to know my Savior, to become a true disciple of Christ, y claro, para invitar a las personas a venir a Cristo.

Sorry for the Spanglish.  Hopefully you get it. I love you all.  I've been writing my journal in Spanish because it's good practice, and I know in several months I'll read over it and laugh.  It is fun for me though and it will be neat to see my progression.  We had a fast from English one day this week and it was so helpful.  We've decided as a District to fast from English every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  It is good because it reminds us just how much we can't say and it gives us good motivation.  The best motivation is our investigator though.  I love teaching the investigators.  It is the time when I learn the most.

About Argentina visas, it is almost guaranteed that I will be temporarily reassigned.  We met with the Argentina Consul last week, which was lucky because we just got here- some people have to wait months.  Our visas are underway and if we get reassigned we will find out where we're going and what language we're speaking a day or two before take off.  I am muy animada for this.  I could go anywhere in the United States!  So I'll keep you all posted on that.

You are going to FINLAND!! I am so excited for you!!  I was so excited to hear that news.  Don't forget to send me pictures. ;)  And keep up all the great things you are doing, Mami.  I love your letters so.

I love you all so much and you're in my dreams frequently, which I appreciate.  Thanks for all the love and support. I couldn't ask for more.

Con amor,

Hermana Peterson

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