Friday, February 21, 2014

2/17/14 Letter

Sretno Valentinovo!!!! 

I have no clue where this week went- but it was great! it started off as I went to slovania to do a border hop.But before I could go I had to have this paper which I put  in this special spot so I would not lose it. Well, it was time to go and to our surprise... I didn't have the paper!!! I looked everywhere!! I knew it was in this spot, but I could not find it.  After about 10 min of wanted to cut off my now long hair because the older couple was down stairs waiting for me.  I knelled down to ask for my father in heaven for help and guidance.  As I got up I have no clue what to do next, but then about 7 mins later I looked in this stack of papers (the original spot where I was sure I put the paper) that i looked through about 10 times and there it was... I found the paper!!

 Miracles happen all the time in our life's if we are willing to be humble and call upon our Father in Heaven. I think he made me not see the paper as a test to see if I would ask him for help. I was so grateful for true intent prayer and how if we have any questions we can ask him and he will guide us. 

 Then we had English class, which i love teaching,we had a lesson with a student after! then  this week we have been hart attacking people cause they don't know what this is here!
v-day is just starting to be a thing here so its nothing really special but we had fun. i decorated the house for my comp and wrote her a card and set the table really cute! we were fasting so on Sunday my comp heard that we have pink pancakes so she surprised me with pink paličinke  before church!! it was so great! 

well one of our investigator really opened my eyes when she said she is just getting electricity back in her house as she has been with out it for a year! This poor girl parents died and she has nothing, but she said "others have it way worst then me as they live on the street and go without food."   It really makes me think how blessed we are and how we take so many things for granted. she has to cook hot water if she wants to take a how shower. Then Antonija just got out of the hospital with her son and she had to go right back in as we taught her and then the next day she had a temp of 103!  Bess her heart!! she is the most amazing person as she has a scripture journal and she has all her favorite verses in there along with our hearts and pic of Christ!!  i feel like there is so much to learn from these people and i am nothing compared to them. They have gone through so much here and its amazing to see there faith that builds mine everyday! 

sestra peterson!

2/10/14 Letter

Fasting works and we can still receive revelation today!!! I know this to be true and how lucky are we! well I put in a random general conference talk and it was all about following the spirit  ( ) it might just be one of my favorite talks as i have listened to it 5 times. Sister Ostarkovič, who is my role models- talked to me. She is bff with president Monson. (she says he is very limited on seeing people these days and he is kind of losing it- as she talked to him over Christmas.) She has done many things for the church. she is just so amazing and her husband is the NBA SCOUT  and the were one of the first members here. We just has a great talk! 

We got rejected this week!  Twice! I mean we get rejected all the time, but this time it was by people we know! You remember our amazing English student who came to church twice?! Laura. I seriously thought she was so prepared, but last week she gave us back the Book of Mormon we gave her:(  geeze. She just said that she likes to be with us as friends, but she isn't interested in our church. I hope that she will be ready to hear the gospel someday!  Then we finally got in contact with this teenage girl that we gave a BOM to a few weeks ago (every time we called her her phone was off) So we txted her to see if we could meet up and she just sent us back one word "sbogom". That word is what people use to say goodbye if you are never going to see them again, it literally means "with God". haha oh gosh. I just wish people could see all the good we are trying to give them! It is hard to watch friends reject all this goodness! I guess you just do all you can do and leave the rest the the Lord and His timing.

We are having a mission conference with somebody named Elder Charles next week! I'm excited to go there and get some pure revelation! Just bring your paper and pen! This should be my only mission conference my whole mission!  I don't even know what is happening with time these days! 

2/2/14 Letter

Everyday it rains and heard its the rainiest place in Europe! i still don't have rain boots  and I'm starting to get sick because of it but nothing is so hard for the lord!  well this week i went on exchange and we saw snow for the first time when we went to another city! well me being me started a snow ball fight and one of the elders hit me and then my nose started bleeding ha ha well its not fun unless if someone gets hurt right!
This week we had 2 new investigators and and another baptism date!  Antonija is in the hospital with her son but we saw her and i almost started crying cause her book of Mormon is all highlighted and she said "i read it when ever he is sleeping!"  they are a great family as she has 4 kids which is unheard of here!  they feel like family and can tell they will be great members for life! This is whats its all about bringing family's together and making them complete!  then once a year they have a night where all the museum are open and  free so for aktivnost we went there!  and a less active came who has not been to church in 10 year!  she is such a sweet girl we have been working with!!  then we went to this other less active house for dinner jadranka  and i tried the worst thing in my life!!!  she said i didn't have to try it but i want to try everything so are u ready... it was raw fish.... soaking in blood and oil... with just cut up.... i tried a small piece just to say i tried this fish and it was so salty....  it was like cave men style!!!   it tried SO hard to smile!  

well transfers were this week and they forgot to call us but me and sister rankin are staying!!!!!  i love her so much!! we have so much good work going for us!!!  we are getting a native elder so much language better go up!! well that's all for now! i loved this from Holland! I ask everyone within the sound of my voice to take heart, be filled with faith, and remember the Lord has said He “would fight [our] battles, [our] children’s battles, and [the battles of our] children’s children.” 10 And what do we do to merit such a defense? We are to “search diligently, pray always, and be believing[. Then] all things shall work together for [our] good, if [we] walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.” 11 The latter days are not a time to fear and tremble. They are a time to be believing and remember our covenants. "
 always have faith eving in the small things! 
xoxo sister peterson