Monday, April 28, 2014

yelling, barking, and bashing

This week was a slow week again.  We are still trying to find people to teach.

 We taught Pam once last week.  It went alright she still isn’t sure about if it is true or not.  Then the Delgados forgot about the appointment so we rescheduled for this week.  W also have a few referrals we are trying to contact.  We did contact one, but he was sick and said to come back another time. Another one is never home the other people that live there tell us to come back later, we come back when they said he still wasn’t home.  The last one was not home either then we found out from her neighbor she is out of town for awhile so we don’t know when she will be home. 

We do have a few lessons set up for this week we could possible start teaching a family and the neighbor of the referral.  It is looking like a good week.

Just a normal week of people yelling at us, or trying to bash with us, and dogs barking at us.  Thanks for the love and support.

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

We taught Dominic about the Book of Mormon, and got him to start
reading it. We are planning on passing him off to the singles ward
because we think he would do better being in a ward with people more his age.

Pam is doing well, we taught her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
she understood it,but we might have to reteach her about the Restoration
because she didn't remember much about Joseph Smith. We also may have
found a way for her to get to church, because she is in a wheelchair,
and didn't have a way to get there before.

We also picked up two new investigators, Manuel and Judy Delgado. They
were former investigators, and agreed to meet with us again, we aren't
sure about there commitment, the lesson went well and they said we
could come back.  They are also friends with a less active family down
the road, so we might try and see if we can reactivate them as well.
It might be difficult because they were offended and we think that
might be something else.

I did get to see the new new video, it has really good. The whole
mission gets to go to the temple, but at different times, we go by
zones, a couple of zones will go at a time. Though it sounds like we
might not get to go quarterly because president sent a email out
saying he is doubting sending us more often because after we are done
at the temple we need to return back immediately because it is outside
the mission boundaries, but is sounds like some missionaries let the
member that took them take them sight seeing or something.

That is about it it for my week here nothing to exciting happened.
Thanks for the love and support.

Elder Peterson

Monday, April 14, 2014

New companion

Since Wednesday it has been going good. Elder Hendricks was
transferred and my new companion is Elder Rudy from Boise Idaho.

We taught Pam about the Plan of Salvation, she really liked it, she is
trying to understand the Book of Mormon, she read the chapters in
first Nephi where he quotes Isaiah, which really confused her. We let
her know that Isaiah is confusing. We also worked out that she could
go to a church that was closer to where she lived, because it is to
difficult for her to get to Arcadia where we meet. That about sums up
the rest of the week, we tried going by less actives and former
investigators, that didn't go to well. We might start teaching one
this week. We went by they were busy, but agreed to let
us come again.

The LA temple is outside of the mission, the mission covers east LA,
the temple is in West LA on the other side of Downtown LA. So a member
has to take us then we need to come back to the mission boundaries.

Thanks for the love and support.

Elder Peterson

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The email finally arrived

Sorry that I forgot to tell you that Pday was moved to Wednesday, we
got to go to the temple today. It was nice to be able to go to the
temple again. We also get to go to the temple more often now, we get
to go quarterly instead of twice a year.  General conference was
really good this time especially the Saturday sessions. I liked Elder
Holland's talk, Elder Oak's talk from the priesthood session was
really good too.

Last week have had a hard time meeting with our investigators, we did
meet with Pam and taught her about the Plan of Salvation. We haven't
been able to meet with Maria, but we were able to set an appointment
for tonight with her. On Friday we went on splits with the assistants,
and they gave us some ideas on how to help our area. That day we found
a new investigator, Dominic, he was a former investigator, meaning
that he has met with missionaries before. Since then we have not been
able to meet with him again. We tried meeting with another former
investigator yesterday, but something came up and they had to
reschedule for Tuesday. So it seems that next week will be a good

So it was a good week and a half, next is normal pday will be on
Monday. Thanks for the love and support.

Elder Peterson

Friday, April 4, 2014

working with less actives

Last week was a slow week, we are having a hard time meeting with our
investigators they won't set an exact return time. They just tell us
come by again next week.

We met with Maria once and helped taught her about the Book of Mormon,
and committed her to read it, we haven't meet with her since. We
haven't been able to meet with Pam either because she has been sick. S
we are going to try to meet with both of them and let them know f the
importance of meeting with us.

We had a good lesson with a less active member, his name is Dionney.
We were helping him with his Book of Mormon reading. He started where
he had left off. After he had finished it with him he had gotten more
out off it than he had before.  So he really liked that.

So that was about the week we had. Thanks for the love and support.

Elder Peterson