Monday, August 1, 2011

With God, nothing is impossible!!

That is why I love getting letters from the family each week and why I hit p day with anticipation. They are all super uplifting and it encourages me and gives me energy to hit the next week running.

Man I’m way proud of Dad for running that marathon, I know I walk all day but I can’t run for 10 min. without being wiped-out. I loved the analogy that Dad gave me; I liked the fact that you were able to apply it to the gospel. It’s what President Laycock told me to do, to always look for those testimonies around us and always apply those things to the gospel because sometimes we are surprised how much we will see.

This week has definitely been a better week and I could feel the spiritual push that your prayers gave to me. It’s crazy to think that this change is almost over and next week I will be starting already a new change with Elder Perez. We were able to find a lot of people this last week and we tried to work hard and from it we were able to do a lot of work in the sector.

My companion and I are doing better because two nights ago he just started talking to me about how much of a burden I had on me from training, being district leader and being white washed, then he said with the attitude that he had sometimes he can imagine how much harder he was making it on me. He just started going off on how much of a hot head and whiner he is and I think he felt bad about it and he said it took him until now to realize how much more pressure he had put on me and that I was just able to take it. So we are doing good and getting along and because of that the work has been going a lot better. Because when you actually have a companion by your side helping and trying along with you the work is a lot more enjoyable.

We also had interviews with President that was really good. I have such respect for him and his wife. He is truly a man who looks for the guidance of the Lord in everything he does. I learn something every time I go in for an interview and one of the things He told me was that through perseverance and diligence you can do anything and I know that to be true, he also told me that I can truly change the life of the person I am training because that’s how it was for him. I only hope I can live up to that. But I know if I push through everything with diligence and perseverance and with an eye single to the glory of God, anything is possible. I don’t just want to go through the motions of things just going throughout the day but truly have the desire to find the children of God who are waiting for me. I know I’m not the perfect missionary but I’m doing this work and I’m trying my hardest. I don’t want to go back and I can’t go back, the only way to go is forward; to become the well refined Elder Pedersen.

So how long are you all staying in Utah? I can’t believe Chanelle is going boating with all her friends and stuff. That’s way cool that she got to see her old companions. I was laughing when you talked about her Dad, that’s sad but I can just imagine how dad reacted to it lol, yeah like you said it’s a good thing the other boys didn’t go.

I’m so thankful for all you guys and your prayers, I love you all. Work hard and stay strong.

Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Pedersen

P.S. Is Devin working on his papers?
I haven’t had a chance to talk to him in a while.
And what I desperately need is a picture up loader so
I can send pictures to you all.

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