Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was kind of a crazy week, but a good week..
This week we mostly just went by less active members in the ward because our investigators kept canceling our lessons.  On the bright side a few of them came to church.  Eric is still doing good, we are trying to figure things out with him because he says that he was baptized when he was twelve in Wittier.  Glenn is doing really good, he is still trying to over come addictions. The new mission president, President Lopez Villanueva come July 1. The transition might be difficult, but I'm excited to see his way of leading the mission and to be taught by him.
The other set of Elders in our ward moved in with us because the member they were living with was tired of housing missionaries, so they are living with us temporally, so the end of the week was kind of crazy helping them move in and stuff that's about it for my week. 
Thanks for the love and support
Elder Peterson


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

finally pictures

Dear missionary families,

My name is Melissa Rozsa from the Hacienda Heights 2nd Ward.  We have six children and my husband is currently serving as the stake president in our stake.  Three of your sons came into our ward several weeks ago to join Elder Christensen who was already serving here.  I can't tell you how very much we are enjoying your missionary sons.  You would be so proud to see them at work.  They have come with great attitudes and a desire to work very hard.  They all work well as a team and are doing a wonderful job.  They look you in the eye, shake your hand with a great smile and are always wanting and willing to do whatever it takes to increase the miracles in our ward.  They are in good companionships where there is love and respect.

On Fast Sunday it was their first Sunday all together.  They didn't have a place to go for lunch so we made a quick lunch available.  I was so impressed that as we discussed different people to go see or contact that they were all taking notes and asking questions.

They came over again this past Sunday to our regularly scheduled lunch for them.  Lunch wasn't quite ready so we passed out hymnbooks and asked them to sing while they were waiting.  One after another they sang beautiful hymns. Our kids even opened up and sang with them while we sang in the kitchen.  It was such a beautiful spirit in our home.

You would be so proud to see them at work.  They have to do a lot of walking and riding of buses.  It's so refreshing to see them walking around town.  On Sunday there was a baptism in our ward of a lovely woman from the Philippines who is now moving this week to Texas.  Her sister and possible future husband are also members of the Church.  As she came up the stairs out of the water she said, "I'm so happy!"  During the rest of the meeting she was weepy.  Her baptism was back-to-back in the middle of the Chinese ward's baptism and the Korean branch's baptism.  How nice to be busy at the stake center!

Thank you for raising such great sons and missionaries.  I have told them repeatedly that we have always told the mission president to send us his very that must mean they are the best!  

Have a great day,
Melissa Rozsa


Monday, June 23, 2014

Jake does have some surprises in him:)

Last week was a good week a little slow but still good.

We meet with Eric and talked to him about coming to church and also read with him from the Book of Mormon.  He couldn't make it to church this week.  Glenn was able to come to church though.

 We had a mission conference on Friday.  It was President and Sister Becerra's final Mission Conference (they leave July 1) it was kind like their farewell conference.  Elder Christensen and the other set of missionaries in the ward, Elder Wymer and Blair and I sang a musical number with a piano and flute accompaniment.  We sang an arrangement of the Hymn #98 I need the every hour.  They talked about the atonement and mostly geared it toward us and necessarily about improving our missionary work.  The spirit was super strong there it was amazing.

That's about if for my week here.  Thanks for the love and support. 

Elder Peterson

Monday, June 16, 2014

got sick

Well last week was kind of slow, both Elder Christensen and I got sick toward the end of the week so that did not help.

We were able to meet with Glenn, we just read the Book of Mormon with him.  He hasn't been able to come to church recently he tried to come Sunday, but he slept in and missed it.  Over all he is doing pretty good.

We also started teaching Robert Grey.  He had meet with the missionaries before, and for some reason they stopped teaching him.  but he gave a call asking us to come by.  So we will see how it will go.

That is about if for our week.  No other stories to share this week.

Thanks for the love and support.

 Elder Peterson

Monday, June 9, 2014

Feels like home

Last week was a good week. It was a little slow compared to the week before, but still a good week.

We went by Jay’s and taught him about the Plan of Salvation.  His uncle listened for a little while but he had to go.  We invited Jay to come to church but he didn’t come.  We weren’t able to have a lesson with Eric but we did stop by to see how he was doing.  He couldn’t make to church.  Glenn is doing good we went by and talked to him about baptism just as a review.

There is a lot of potential in the area.  El Monte is like my new home.  I have been here most of my mission my first six months in the north part and when I was in the Temple City ward I lived in El Monte and now I am back.  I guess there is someone I need to find in El Monte.

Thanks for the love and support.

Elder Peterson

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hopefully pictures soon

Well last week was a good week.

We taught a guy named Jay.  He is in his early twenties.  We taught him about the Book of Mormon.  He said he would read it.  We also taught a kid named Eric he is about 17.  He actually dropped the missionaries about a month ago.  But we went by because he happens to be in the area.  We also had a member with us that is what got us in and we were able to teach him again.

We also gave a lesson with a guy named Glenn Gearhart.  He has a baptismal date in November because that is when he gets off parole.  We went over to give him a blessing because he has something that the doctors don’t really know what it is.  He has made a lot of changes in his life.

We also went by some less active members in the ward to see how they are doing.  So that we my week nothing much happened

Elder Peterson

So we had dinner with the Stake President.  His wife took some pictures of us and should be sending them to you.