September 25, 2017 Like moving through a forest full of dark trees, our lives are not easy. We may pass through trials and sore afflictions, but it is all for a better future. If we are on the right path, it will always be uphill, once said an apostle. Our life may be difficult, but … More The Search for Happiness…through stress.
September 18, 2017 This week has been pretty amazing. I remember a quote from a devotional given by Hartman Rector Jr, paraphrasing him, he said,”I believe you can get as much revelation from the Ensign magazine as you can out of the Holy Scriptures.” He goes on and makes a joke about how he knows … More “…You do not find the happy life… you make it.” Pres. Thomas S. Monson
September 11, 2017 Hello everyone! This week will hopefully be focused on the simple things that make it all worth it. Hope you enjoy it! My favorite part of Monday was being able to drive out to the neck of Marblehead. It is a little island/peninsula off of the mainland of Marblehead. I think it … More The Little Things
September 5, 2017 This week has been a whirlwind for sure! Many, many wonderful things happened and I am excited to share it with you! Monday was fun! We went golfing with Brother Rodriguez in the ward and enjoyed our afternoon on the course. We were all struggling, but it was definitely a time … More Spiritual Learnings
Hey everyone! I want to go about this email a little differently. Elder Merrill gave me this idea, just like a lot of his good ideas, and we’ll see how it goes. A lot of our work is centered around investigators, so why not focus on them and then some other highlights?! Jassiel-We met Jassiel … More True Happiness
August 21, 2017 Hello all! This week has been really fun, and even though our numbers didn’t show it, our work has been really good! This last week, we went to the Salem Witch Museum for P-day. It was pretty interesting, but a little creepy. Definitely check it out. That evening, we started exchanges with … More Find a need and fill it!
August 7, 2017 Hello everyone! This has been a very eventful and changing week. I can’t believe how much has happened over the course of this week, but let’s jump in! Monday was Elder Peterson’s last day here! We went to Boston and had a crazy day filled with a ferry ride over, going to … More Justin’s baptism and confirmation, Elder Peterson returns home and Elder Merrill arrives!
August 14, 2017 Hello all! This week has really been an eye opener. It was Elder Merrill’s first full week in the field, and we have been doing a lot lately. This area and ward have a lot of work to do, and so we are having a fun time prioritizing and trying to find … More Faith and a First Week
July 31, 2017 Monday was great! We met up with the Lynn Elders, Elder Black and Elder Curzon and helped them with groceries. After lunch at their apartment and playing on their air hockey table they picked up off the side of the road, we drove to a EuropeanDeli / RussianGrocery Store. Elder Peterson said … More Elder Peterson’s last full week, planning Justin’s baptism and some Russian contacts… in Boston, broken water heater, wasp nest and training another missionary this next transfer!
As we were driving back to Saugus, I saw “Casa Vallarta” on the side of the road….You can definitely say we went back 🙂 It was so delicious, and we decided to get some for President on Friday for interviews. After dinner in Woburn with the Reeds and talk about the Phoenix Arizona mission … More Selected journal entries from photos….no time for emailing a weekly today! 😦 Elder Peterson’s last full week as a missionary with Elder Davis