Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Monica y Maxi

Were baptized this weekend!  And it was so happy.  Maxi is thirteen and is already talking about how he wants to serve a mission.  They are starting fresh, starting a new life, and it is very exciting.  When Monica came out of the bathroom in her white dress she looked at her son and said, "Now I'm going to heaven."  Dionel had a nervous look on his face for a second but when we started laughing he just smiled and ran away to play.  But she really did look like an angel. Awww. :)

Daniel`s family didn't make it to church this week and we were bummed but they will go this Sunday.  There is lots of sickness going around and they said they woke up not feeling well.  But Nancy is still going strong with her daughters and two of them will be baptized this weekend.  Nancy will be getting married and then she and Malena will be baptized in June.  They have a lot of faith.  And we had a miracle in church! A woman entered the chapel and nobody knew who she was.  It turns out she lives just a few blocks from the capilla and always thought, "One day I need to go to that church."  This week she decided the time had come, so she went!  She enjoyed being there and we will visit her and get to know her family tonight.  She seems to be prepared to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

We have transfers this week and we are nervous.  President said there will be a lot of changes.  We don't want to be separated!  But the Lord always knows best and whatever is coming will be what He wants, and that means it will be good. :)  I am loving this labor in the vineyard of the Lord.  We are learning to be better teachers of the gospel and how to help people have a true repentance, a repentance that will bring them to the celestial kingdom, sin mancha.  It is so wonderful that we can be made clean through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  We can start again, we can find hope, we can be made new, we can serve others, we can create happiness, we can bring peace.  All because of Him.

The first and great commandment is to Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, and with all your mind, and with all your soul.  If we can master that we can do everything God wants us to do.  Let´s do it!!

I love you all with my whole soul!  Be well and righteous.


Hermana Peterson

Monica y Maxi

Monica y Dionel y Hermanas


Birthday Girl!


We love these people!

Monday, May 12, 2014

a Light

What a treat!  I got to talk to you yesterday and now I get to write you!  Wow, I sure loved seeing your faces and hearing your voices.  The time went so fast!  But your spirits are strong and vibrant with love.  I feel so abundantly blessed.

We had a sister conference this week and I was reunited with Hna Zamora, Hna Passos, Hna Hicken, and every other deeply and importantly talented sister of the mission.  I have pictures but they will have to wait until next week.  We learned a lot.  Every conference, interview, meeting that we have with Presidente y la Hermana Carter are so high quality.  Not a moment wasted and we always leave knowing exactly what we have to do.  The Sister Training Leaders are so inspired and each prepared a taller perfecto.  We are here to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.

So many miracles this week.  Monica and Maxi will be baptized on Saturday!  Monica brought her son to church for the first time and he was so curious about everything.  He is only six but he is already highly independent.  He went to Primary and was asking, What is prayer? Who is God?  What is a prophet?  And then he explained it all to Monica afterwards.  I love Monica.

Daniel brought his whole family to church yesterday!!  Mom, tia, primos, hermanos, todos!  We have been teaching them since he was baptized and they want the change he is having.  We did a Family Night with them this week and watched a video about the Family: a Proclamation to the World and it shows how we can apply the gospel in our families to have unity and love.  When the video ended they all smiled and said, "That was beautiful."  They are beginning to pray as families.

I feel a happiness that must come from the heavens, because there isn't anything quite like it in the world.  It comes from sharing the gospel and loving people and trusting more in God and His power than in any other thing.  People can change.  People can become new.  We can forget about the old man of sin and rejoice in the miracle of forgiveness.  Our hearts can change.  Our eyes can be opened. And it is all made possible through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.  What a miraculous plan our Heavenly Father made for us!

Well, family, just keep on keepin` on.  Let yourself reach your goals and keep climbing.  I love you!  And Heavenly Father loves you.

Un beso grande,

Hermana Peterson

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


The Lord is pouring out His blessings and we are trying to catch them all!!  Daniel has caught the missionary spirit and is inviting everyone to learn more.  This week we taught his family and the family of his aunt.  He has a little niece named Jocelin and she is pure joy.  We actually found the family through her because she is friends with the other kids in the neighborhood that we always teach.  She is seven and adorable and came up to me and held my hand as we walked down the street.  One arm is underdeveloped and she cant move it much but it doesn't phase her one bit.  She is all smiles.  So we taught her family and the mom is super receptive.  She cant believe the changes they have seen in Daniel and Ezequiel.  She attended the baptism and enjoyed it.  They all committed to go to church and then weren't able to go, but next week!  We were teaching about the commandment of the Sabbath Day and Daniel said that when you start going, Sunday to Sunday just seems way to long because you are so exited to go again. Yes!! That is a testimony.

Monica is still progressing super well and is reading the Book of Mormon every day and praying.  Nanci and her three daughters went to all of church again yesterday even though Nanci was sick.  Nelson loved the class in Gospel Principles about the Church of Jesus Christ today being the same church that Christ established when He was here on Earth.  That got him excited.  Maxi is the brother of Ezequiel and is preparing to be baptized this month as well.  He has the same tranquilo disposition as Ezequiel.

Lots ans lots of blessings, no?  Each week is so incredible.  This week we have a special training and a Sister´s conference, so those will be good.  And then on Sunday I get to talk you and see your pretty faces!  It will be a great week.

Keep studying the scriptures each day- I am studying all the prayers that are offered in the Book of Mormon and it is wonderful.  We should always pray in humility and faith, and ask specifically for what we desire from the Lord, willing to act upon the answer.  Prayers bring miracles when made in faith.  I pray you are all well and happy and learning each day.

I love you all so much! I have the best family in the world.


y un beso grande,

Hermana Peterson
                                                               Lots of fotos today!



tall, taller y tallest!

Rocio se va a la mision hoy!

La familia Garcia