Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HOLA FAMILIA, Life is good in Fayettenam!!!!!!!!!!! It is a war Zone
here, we are under attack but as a Soldier of Christ nothing can bring
me down because my Calling Gives me Authority and Keeping Covenants
gives me POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO emailing it was a holiday, but we got to play ball it was so
much fun, there was so many people there with the Holiday and
everything. We got a good basketball game going on, I am terrible, but I
love the sport!!!! Ben Biddoulph is in the singles branch of which I
cover, we tried to get ahold of him but his number doesn't work. We
went out with Bro Hudson to Taco Bell. He told a funny joke and said,
why is it that when geese fly in formation one side is longer then the
other.......cause there is more geese on that side. We had family home
evening with a family, we are trying to get her to invite her friends,
but it is kinda going so so. We pray for her every night. I know she can
do it.

I think I am called to serve here so I will never join the
military.....I got a nice email from my girl KJ.....We taught an
incredible family the King's they are a member referral and they are
golden like they have totally been prepared by the Lord the spirit was
present working through us, them, and the exchange, and like Bro King
said the closing prayer and bore his testimony in the closing prayer.
The only thing that stinks is that they are changing duty stations
this next Saturday, but a good thing about this gospel is that it is
still true everywhere else. The Elders everywhere else might not be
as good looking but it is still true. Brings comfort to my broken
heart. We met with a member of the Stake Presidency he really liked
what we presented but the problem was that he didn't like the extra
meetings, so we are still trying to come up with a program where active
members of the church are invited to do missionary work. We went out
with Bro. Brack he is on fire, the Lord is giving him so many
opportunities and he is taking advantage of them, he is changing duty
stations to Germany!!! But we went that night and gave a blessing in a
part member family because the father had Post Traumatic Syndrome from
the war, so it was scary but the Priesthood is real!!!!

So because we got in late last night, we really didn't get to plan,
and man did the day show for it!!!!!!! The planning session is such a
sacred spiritual experience. We get to call upon God and have the
Holy Ghost guide us in what we should do the next day!!!!! We got
lost off an on post and it takes forever to get on if you are not
military and it just stinks. I have a testimony of planning and it is
very important. We did have dinner with some members and were able to
invite them to do missionary work but besides that TODAY SUCKED!!!!

Happy B-day ALEXIS !!!!!! We were calling all these
investigators while we were planning, everyone was supposed to be
golden and nobody wanted anyhting to do with us, except some crazy
chic who wanted to give us a book on discipleship!!!!!! That night we
went on splits, Elder J left me hanging and he took all the
investigators, and I got one less active family and then had to find
something to do till 9. The Bro that I went with is the man, he is
huge, we taught this family and then I didn't know where to go, the
brother said, lets go see bro so and so, I was like we already have an
appointment with him, he said, I know but I feel prompted. I was
nervous but we went and the Bro said he was praying for someone to
come. We were able to counsel him and invite him to do better it
was awesome!!!!!!!!!!

We had Zone Conference it was a neat experience we were able to do some
training and it was awesome!!!! We had like Moroni in the flesh, the
Fayetteville Stake President came in and he gave us a talking to, and I
have never been more pumped up in my entire life, like he lit a huge
fire in everyone. Missionary minded leaders are huge!!!! We went on an
exchange with Elder Pierre-Louis, he is the man we are going to room
together at BYU-I maybe we could rent Great Grandmas house??? I
learned a lot about Miracles like we can't force them to happen
but if we are bold and cast out all fear we can allow them to happen.

We are driving in the car, Elder Pierre-Louis was like stop; I am
going to contact this lady so he rolls down the window contacts her
and she had a Book of Mormon on her dresser and read it and is wondering
about it, it was crazy, miracles, because we allow them to happen it is
so cool!!!!! Perfect love casteth out all FEAR!!!!! Elder Piere-Louis
taught us how to be Zone Leaders it was neat, just a good exhcange, I
felt like for the first time we had a real companionship study like we
studied we didn't just talk about something....like we studied
together!!! We taught a lesson at the Mall on post and some freak came
up to us and was like telling the people we were teaching that they
were crazy to listen to us and all this nonsense we don't believe in!
But it worked to our advantage in the end. We had dinner with a family
and the Burris' were there, a senior couple in military relations from
Austin, Texas, and invited them to do missionary work. Hey Family, and who
ever reads this, will you all make a Mormon.org profile!!!!
PLEASE!!!!! We had a great lesson with a single girl named Brittney, she is
ready, just waiting for her boyfriend to get back to baptize her!!!

Alot of people at church!!! I got to pass the sacrament for the
first time on the misson! Dolly wrote me a letter!!!! We just had a
great day we were on fire we taught a sister who is coming back and
committed her to going back to the temple it is so cool. I love this
work!! MIRACLES, BAPTISM!!! We have a baptism this Saturday we are excited

I love y'all, I hope you have a good week and remember to pray for the
SOULS of North Cackalacky!!!!!

Love and Respect,

Elder Taylor Petersen

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