Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 22

Hey dad this week was pretty slow but we did ok. We went fishing this
morning. But I wanted to say happy Father's Day. I am so great full
for you and all that you do for me. The weather is pretty hot right
now. It has been in the hundreds and dry but it is supposed to hit
monsoon season soon and starting Wednesday it is supposed to rain for
a week. Sorry not much to talk about this week. Love you dad.
Dear mom
I am so grateful for this area up here. I have loved it. This week has
been slow though. But I guess that's alright.

 Man cave P day time

Love you mom.

June 15th

We write to elder Peterson about fishing the big lost and sent some pictures he reaponded:

I miss that river lol well this week was great. We had
a 9 year old get baptized Saturday. She is great. Paycee Logan is so
happy and her family is too. It went great. Also I got to baptize my
companion in the temple for some of his ancestors. They were all Greek
names and were hard to pronounce lol but it was great. Well I hope all
the family is doing well. It is all great here. One more month down. It is fun to have a lot to do, The days are going faster.

He then inquired about getting  a fishing licence and planned on getting one the next Wednesday.then talked to us about the church shooting.

The church building is finally repaired.
The lady is just fine. It only went through meat. He [the shooter] had a mental
disorder and he had tried to commit suicide a while before. So he got
drunk when his family wasn't home because of depression and he just
shot at the cop to get a way out without committing suicide the wife
and 15 year old daughter are devastated but have been fellowshiped by
the ward members including the lady that was shot. There are no hard feelings and we are reaching out to them

Hey mom,
So this week was great. Yes we did have a baptism but I have not done
any myself. But this week I was able to do baptisms in the temple and
I was able to baptize my companion for family names and he did one for me. I took a name all the way through the temple. It was great. Paycee Logan was the one that got Baptized this week. I don't care if I do the baptisms but it's great to see people grow closer to the lord.
Love you mom.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Eager excitement (titled by Glen)

We received a call Saturday May 23rd from Elder Justin Lyle Peterson, instructed by the mission president Letting us know that he and his companion were ok. They came to the church right after the shooter had fled. The officer also was shot in the leg Elder Peterson  said. This could have been so much worse. Because  there was a carnival planned shortly after this happened.

Here is a link to the story

He said related to the incident
"The crazy thing is that the only reason that we weren't there during the actual shooting was because we decided to check on a referral first which took about 3 minutes and that was just enough time to miss the actual shooting. especialy since they believe the guy was targeting the church and missionaries because they were teaching his wife. (p.s. that is speculation not based on fact yet.) but we are all alive and well and loving the I-Pads

Elder Peterson's testimony in Spanish

Yo se qeu hose smith es un profeta de Dios y que Thomas Monson es un
verdadero profeta en le tiera. Yo se que Jesucristo es nuestro
Salvador y Redentor y sue expiacion ayuda todo el Mundo regresar a el
con nuestras familias. Yo se que la Iglesias de Jesucristo de Los
santos de Los ultimas Dias es la Iglesia verdadero.
That's the best I can do and I hope it is right. ��

I know that Joseph smith is a prophet of God and that Thomas Monson is
a true prophet on the earth. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior
and redeemer and his atonement helps all the world return to him with
our families. I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints is the true church.

Letter to Glen today

Dear Dad,
This week was pretty great. We did go camping from tuesday through friday up at a guest ranch owned by one of the members of our ward. i have pleanty of pictures which i will send shortly but it was so great to be up in the mountains again.
     the baptisms were great. they both were very excited and loved it. we couldn't get the water warm so they were baptized cold and the one came up out of the water giggling her head of for a split second because of the cold rush. but i was happy to see them get to do that and to see their faith.
     I did get to see Linda and Nelson but they never saw me. we actually had to drive to Show-low to pick up elder Edwards New Companion and we passed them on the highway. I waved a ton but i don't think they saw me.
         tell grandma and Uncle Brian both happy birthday from me and i will try to e-mail them. well that's about all for this week the work is going well here.
                                 Elder Peterson 

These first few pictures are from the Aaronic Priesthood encampment he and his companion were invited to

 these two are of the baptism for Calee and Mckayla

 These are pictures at the stake center of the damage the shooter caused. Elder Peterson took pictures a couple days after.

"Cool junk car made from a vw bug"

 After the encampment the chef left and Elder Peterson kept his secret recipe for guacamole. This was Elder Peterson's successful attempt.