Monday, July 29, 2013

It's ALL in your ATTITUDE!!

SIGNED! SEALED! DELIVERED! I'M YOURS! ha so hey I got your package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhh! I absolutely loved loved loved it! like you have no idea. 
 The Scripture case is perfect! THANK YOU SO MUCH! and Mollie that Bracelet...classic.  Everything was perfect.  I loved the book mark and YW theme and carmel popcorn! it tasted like home! :) thank you.  SPENCER IS LEAVING ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhh. who else is freaking out right now?!? I haven't stopped talking about it for like 2 weeks.  Basically all of Canada knows that he's leaving for his Missh.  SO COOL. I am so proud. ahh. I love him.  He is only of the bravest and strongest kids I've ever known.  What a Stud. So I got a call from my RS president.. apparently she got an email from my mom talking about a raincoat.. haha AT ANY RATE, I gave it to her and she is sending it back for me. SO SWEET.  

I Had such an amazing week here in Brookswood.  We set three Baptism dates and it was awesome.  They aren't for a couple weeks, but please, please, please, please pray that they will happen.  The Investigators with these dates need this in their lives right now, more than ever! So please pray.  We taught one of them last Wednesday, and gave her the Book of Mormon, and invited her to read the introduction. On Saturday we followed up to see what she thought and in all seriousness, she was like, "I'm not that far.. I only got to the Book of Jacob!" um come again?! WHAT!? We were like, that's amazing!!!! ahhh. So that was totally radical.  

So Storytime.  On Friday it was 8:45 pm so we had fifteen more minutes before we had to be in for the night so after debating whether to head in or not, we decided we were going to quickly drop by this less active sister in our ward.  Well when we knocked on her door,  she answered,and tears were just streaming down her face. Mascara everywhere and she was holding her baby in one arm and on the phone with her mom in the other hand. She was all hysterical and told us there was a mouse in her kitchen! hahah I immediately dropped my bag and ran to the kitchen and she had somehow managed to capture it under an Ice cream bucket. So Sister Gale and I went into action mode! we got a rice crispy cereal box and ever so carefully slid it under the bucket.  than we got this square piece of wood furniture and slid it under that so we would be able to carry it without it being flimsy. this took like 15plus minutes mind you.  So together we both carried it out into the backyard onto this pavement away from the house.  I had a shovel and sis Gale had the broom. The plan was that we would put it in a box and than put that box in another box and than I would mail that box to myself! and when it arrived, I'D SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!!!! ha no jk! The plan was that she'd knock the bucket off with the broom and than I'd SMASH it with the shovel! Well then we were afraid that it would be quick and run away, or run towards us, so we found this big bucket like the ones at Home Depot, and ever so carefully slid it into the big bucket! Well then we were like, we could drown it, but that seemed cruel, or we could just like stab it, ha but then after we started looking at it, it looked so innocent and weak! So there we were, the member was still just bawling, and she kept going back inside cuz she just couldn't watch, and it's getting dark, and the neighbors are just staring at us from their deck, and we don't know if we should kill the rat or set it free! We didn't want it to get back inside, but at the same time, it's one of Gods Creatures! I just didn't know what to do. There I was, shovel in hand, and I felt like Nephi when he was told he needed to kill Laban.  I was led by the Spirit to her house, not knowing before hand the things which I should do.  Than the Lord put this mouse in my path to kill and never before had I shed the blood of mouse/rat.  SO! When in doubt, pray it out.  So we said like two prayers and than we just killed it! ha Later, my District Supervisor said that it is "better that one rat should perish than have a whole nation dwindle in unbelief!" I still feel bad about killing it, but I did what needed to be done, and the member is eternally grateful!  The whole time she was just like, "I will sign any list! I will buy you groceries! I'll go out with you! I'll do whatever! we are like family now!" haha I just told her getting someone for us to teach and share the gospel with would be more than enough! :)  We told our ward mission leader and bishop this story and yesterday at church they were just laying on the jokes and announcing our rodent exterminating services to the ward.  haha Bishop called us the Sista Mafia.  I was like Kay too far. haha  

Oh so I didn't have pink eye at all last week and I wore my glasses everyday and than yesterday, I put my contacts in and my eye was completely red by the end of the day and all itchy. LOVELY! so I thought I cleaned my contact enough but I guess I should of just got a new one.  So we are back to square one.  

OH, my recent convert Karen had a baby shower thrown for her last week by some women in our ward and she handed out these numbers on paper and whoever had the number she picked got this candy bar that was like the size of my arm! Well she totally rigged it and gave me the winning number! hahahah I just love her too pieces. so funny. 

Oh, one last thing, so in ward council they always make jokes about the High Priests and how they don't do much but sit around and all that, and this one just just cracked me up and I could not stop laughing yesterday. So the YM Pres was like to the High Priest guy, "...a couple years ago the high priest cleaned my gutters, you could do that again.." (he was lying kay) and then the hp guy was like, "ya and they've been in the gutters ever since!" ahahaha, ok, well I thought it was pretty hysterical. haha anyway I have to go because I am out of time! Oh, I had a good talk with president Tilleman and ZC. 

Hey the church is true and the book is blue! seriously though. 
I love being a missionary.  
I love my area.  I love the Brookswood ward. 
I love my Savior.  
So remember, by small and simple things are great things brought to pass! 
BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE! We are all a part of God's army, people.  
    WORK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     1-10-15. five stars!!!!         LOVE SISTER JAYNANNE PETERSEN

Monday, July 22, 2013

5 Months and Still Going STRONG!!!

Hey hi Yo! I CAN'T BELIEVE SPENCER GOES TO THE MTC NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh.  That is just so so so so so so so crazy. How is he doing?! Is he living it up while he still can?! jk you can live it up in the Czech, baby.  I hope he got my letter.  Spencer I love you.  I am so proud of you.  Words can not describe how proud I am of you.  You are such a great example. ya give me strength to carry on every day.  Trust in the Lord. Work iT. Nuff Said.  

SO can you believe that I have been out for five months!?! how crazy is that?! I just couldn't believe it.  Like, it goes by fast when you don't think about it, but in other goes by so slow! The key is to stay focused, and positive, and busy.  The days are long, the weeks are short (kinda) and when you get a month down you feel like a champion!!! 

Mom I got the rain coat you sent me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhh.  I love the color! Thank you so, so, so, so much! You wanna know something funny though..... it's the exact same coat as the stinky one! like, exact same, but different color! ha I was like, nut-uh! ha and it kinda sorta really big on me.. so I'm not sure what to do.. I mean it works and I can put it over my black coat maybe, but yeah. 

Tomorrow we are having a Zone Conference so hopefully if You sent anything to the office, I'll be able to get it!  yip yip! <-- like on air bender..oh appah.  haha anyway! So, this past week was pretty good! We weren't able to see Moroni's quest, but I heard it was amazing! Yesterday at church, they just had the youth bear their testimony about it and it was so powerful.  I was so touched.  All the adults just went off on how amazing the youth were and it made me kinda get homesick for my North Ogden First Ward Youth.   Then I started thinking... bad sign I know... and I'm not a youth anymore.  When I thought about that, well it was just really hard.  It was the first time in my life when I didn't know where I fit in. Like I can't explain it.  I just felt weird.  Like, I'm too old to be in Young Women's, but I'm not really in Relief Society right now cuz of the whole mission thing and it's just weird.  I don't know what my role is at age 20. (when I'm 22 I'll know cuz of t-swizzle, but right now I'm like huh?)  I know my missionary role, but other than that, I just don't know.  I'm not talking future crap though because I never worry about that kinda after-mission stuff cuz I don't need to worry.  I'm just saying that I felt really small in this big plan.  I don't have time to analyze or get insecure about it though, so, oh well.  I guess I'll just.. yeah.

So, there is this old lady in our ward who told me I always say that people (like her) are so sweet so now she calls me Sister So-Sweet! haha isn't that funny? I was like, you are a nut! 

So, last week we went on exchanges so I went to Langley YSA for the day and I was comps with this new missionary names Sister Weller and we had so much stinking fun.  Like we drove to Abottsford for an appt cuz YSA covers everywhere, and we took the wrong exit and ended up getting SO SO lost.  We drove around for like two hours trying to find our way in this city that neither of us have been in and it was the biggest joke.  See Brookswood uses numbers so it's so much easier to figure out.  Abbotsford is just a bunch of Street names!  We were laughing so hard the entire time.  Like we were just cracking up at everything.  every five seconds I would pull over and we would try to read their map, that has completely fallen apart, and it was just so funny.  What a nice stress reliever.  I haven't laughed in a while! ha it was so great.  Well during all of this, MY eye was just irritating me like crazy.  Come to find out, I GOT PINK EYE! what? yeah random right? and the thing is, I have washed my hands and used hand sanitizer so much cuz Sister Gale is all about getting rid of germs so it was so unexpected.  So then Sister Weller and I were just laughing even harder because there was like goop coming out of my eye and it was so gross and it was all red and I could barely see and we were trying to teach someone with ADHD and all she kept doing was looking at my eye and commenting on it and it was just ridiculous.  So we ended up going to the pharmacy and getting drops.  I'm all better kinda.  Still red but no goop.  So it's a glasses kinda week if ya know what i'm saying! 

I don't know why I keep getting sick.  I think it's God's way of telling me or well making me slow down and TAKE IT EASY cuz I just want to go go go and I am trying to be this over achiever and it's not working out so well.  I don't want to slow down tho! ahh. so frustrating.  Too much depends on me.  I'm learning to slow down and have patience with Sis Gale tho, cuz she isn't speedy, cuz she is new and she doesn't know what's really going on.  She is just this nervous little thing and super bashful.  I know she got put with me because she has no confidence really so I just love her and encourage her.  But really though.. Training in Brookswood is easy cuz I know the area SO SO well, but trying to teach someone who is quiet and tired all the time is hard.  I do lots of the talking.  I try not too, but she won't, so someone has to say something or gets real awkward.  

Anyway, I want to tell you a story about this investigator we are teaching.  He is so solid.  LIKE SO SOLID! He doesn't have a baptism date, but I feel so good about him.  He just married this inactive older lady in our ward and he wanted to know more about her faith, so he got on and requested missionaries.  Well, we met with him two weeks ago at the church and taught him the Restoration.  It was kinda a crazy lesson cuz we started really late, cuz we were waiting for our female member present, but it went well in the end.  Well Last week we taught him the Plan of Salvation at the church and his wife came.  The lesson was SOOOO powerful.  He had already read all the way up to 1 Nephi chapter 5 because he couldn't sleep and something told him to read.  He loves it.  That is a miracle people! like others do not read that much! Only Karen ever did.  He is golden.  So during the lesson, I was asking him these inspired questions (cuz i was basically teaching the whole lesson myself) and at one point he said that his wife was telling him about the Celestial glory and how the only way to get there with her is through the temple.  Well, tears filled his eyes and he expressed to us that he wants to take his wife to the temple so that they can be together forever.  It was so moving.  We were all crying and the spirit was so so strong.  He loves her so much.  It's beautiful.  So we invited him the second time with a date to be baptized, and he wasn't sure, but we are all going to pray about it.  We had his wife say the closing prayer and in it, she thanked God for helping her come back and rekindle what she knows to be true and she thanked us for helping her feel the spirit again in her life. It was a great prayer.  So they both came to church yesterday and they just fit right in.  Like it just worked.  They looked like they already belonged.  It was great.  We are seeing them again tomorrow at their house so please please please pray for him and pray that he can get baptized SOON.  The adversary is gonna work on him the more he discovers the truth. Please pray. Please. I beg of you.  It's people like him and moments like that, that help me to keep on going.  

The church is real and true.  I love my Savior Jesus Christ with all my heart and I am forever grateful for the atonement.  I would be lost without it.  The Lord is my rock and I am so happy that I get to be a missionary for Him.  I want you to know that I know that Book of Mormon is true and I encourage you to just read it.  If my investigator can, I know you can to.  It's the most correct book of any other book on this planet.  I know Joseph Smith translated it by the Power of God and I know that he was a true Prophet.  I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet and I love him.  I will go where the Lord wants me to go and I will be who he wants me to be, because I owe it to him.  He is my Savior and My Redeemer.  

Well, have a great week everyone.  And, I challenge you all to bear your Testimony next Sunday.  I know it is scary and nerve racking, but the Lord is on our side so we need not fear!

Remember that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.  Be strong and of Good Courage.  Work iT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-10-15 five stars!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


So first off I am so sorry that I am emailing today and not yesterday!  Our p-day got switched around because we got to go to the Temple today! ahhh. I love that place. We are so lucky.  Some missionaries have never even seen the temple so I feel very blessed to get to just see it two to three times a week!  

SO TRANSFERS! I am still in Brookswood. Ha surprise, surprise.  BUT! I am training a greenie straight from the MTC!  Her name is  Sister GaleShe is 22 and from Delta, Utah.  She is super sweet.  Scared to death of going tracting and making phone calls, but she is very nice.  She is your typical small town girl mormon.  She has this fancy machine thing that cleans her gums! so cool. let me tell ya. got to get me one of those! ;)

SO transfers were absolutely amazing.  I just loved them so so so so much.  I feel so spiritually uplifted after.  It was funny, we were all sitting on the back row of the chapel and President walks in and so we all stand up and he started to shake our hands and he goes, hi, hi, hi, hi, congratulations, hi, hi, hi, hi. Ha he said that when he got to me.  I was like, oh hey thanks haha. funny. guess you had to be there.  Being at these meetings is just like one big reunion. I love seeing my sisters! It's the best.  During this one part, President made Sister Willmore get up and bare her testimony and I just was so proud of her! like so proud.  So, of course I start to cry, and the whole time I'm just smiling as wide as I can at her, and after she sat down, President begins to talk in front of like 200 missionaries and he said something like, "Sister Petersen is just sitting there with tear-filled eyes, a little nervous for training. She's gonna do great!" ha what?! as Josie would say, "no no no no no!" I was crying tears of joy cuz of my sissy willmore! So, then I had to reassure my new comp that I am so, not nervous to train! which I'm not! I mean I know the area like the back of my hand.  I love my Brookswood.  I know how to find people and what to say and all that and if not, the Lord will help me no doubt.  I mean, yeah it is kinda A LOT of pressure because everything depends on me, and my knowledge, but I am trying to just keep it real, real simple and be super focused on setting a good example for my new greenie.  I'm not being prideful..I'm faking it until I make it..So let's just say I am doing amazing! :) ha.  Sister's Conference was also amazing! There are like forty plus sister missionaries now! It's amazing.  We had so many great insights and guidance.  I don't think I ever mentioned that Elder Christensen of the Seventy oversees this area and he works with President Tilleman a lot! He and his wife spoke to us and it was really good.  We just met in the RS room and it made it so much better.  Like so cozy.  We sang "As Sisters in Zion" and I don't know if you've heard the new one with more verses added, and what not, and they changed the words a bit, but it is beautiful.  I couldn't even finish singing because I was so choked up! ahh. so good. 

SOO let's see.... None of our investigators came to church and I just about Raged.  JUST COME TO CHURCH DANG IT! so frustrating.  We teach the GP class and its just full of recent converts and investigators, and the ward missionaries, and its fun.  The Elders teach every other week.  Sometimes the members get too detailed about stuff and they don't keep it simple, so that's aco taco, but other than that, it is fun.  The Elders had this real old couple come they are teaching and I bore my testimony about the atonement and cried.  After, they were like, "Thank You for Your Testimony" and it was so simple, but so powerful and I just know that our efforts are not wasted.  Even though we feel like we repeat ourselves a lot, and we have the same testimony we always share, you never know who is going to be affected by it.  I know he was sincere when he told me that. 

Oh so we have this one Investigator who is from Czech Republic.  I told her about Spencer obviously, and so now we are in.  Thanks bro.  Oh, and I am feeling lots better health-wise just to let you know! I am doing good. just drinking lots of water and getting real sick of crackers! ha. I have medicine I take that helps! But no more pain for me! yay. 

Oh, so this week our stake has trek but it's not trek, it's Moroni's Quest.  I don't have time to explain but they have been working really hard and basically reenacting the Book of Mormon.  Sweet.  It sounds really cool. We can't go. Such a bummer.    
So, Things are going wellWe do lots of tracting.  We see lots of miracles.  
Life is good.  I love being a missionary. just saying.   
I just gotta smile and laugh when everything is a joke.  
That is all I can do.  

So last week dad told me about this part in the temple where he got emotional, so I got emotional at that part too.  Then after, when we were going to the changing room, this lady in our ward, who I love, named sister Andrews, pulled us into one of the sealing rooms and made me look at the mirrors.  It was beautiful and I know that my family is going to be together forever.  I saw it.  I love the Temple.  Today the spirit was so strong.  

Oh one more thing, I hope girls camp went well! I know it probably wasn't as good without Me and Tar there but I hope you were still able to manage!  
haha, just kidding. ha, nope i'm not.  
Girls camp is where it is at.  

Anyway, I love you all so much and I hope you are doing well.  I don't have time to write letters today.  Work iT for me! Oh, Mollie your story you wrote me about trek was just a tear jerker.  ha I love you!
k by small and simple things are great things brought to pass! BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE! 5 stars! work it! :) 1-10-15

Monday, July 8, 2013

I Can't Believe it's JULY!!

Hey Everyone! :)  So what a week!  

Sister Byam and I worked SOOOO hard to achieve the standards of Excellence this week, but unfortunately, none of our investigators came to church yesterday! Biggest bummer ever! We prayed and made sure they knew where it was and called them and reminded and everything! Ya know what though? it's OK! I mean yeah, I just want to scream, JUST COME TO CHURCH! ha but I know that I did everything I could so I don't feel bad.  They have their agency and as long as I know that I did my very best and my part, the rest is in the Lords hands.  He is pleased with my efforts cuz he knows I did all I could! We were able to get four member-present lessons though, which is great! Ya see, we had more planned out, but most of them fell through.  This happens a lot.  We show up to a lesson and no one will answer or no one is a home.  such a tragedy.  It's all good though cuz we found Three new Investigators! holla at cha! woo woo.  and we had two other lessons, and we have one with a baptismal date currently, but we are working on getting more.  It was a good week.. mostly.  haha I mean we worked very hard and tried our best to reach our goals so that is good! 

KAREN HAD HER BABY ON TUESDAY! ahhh. we went and visited her at the hospital on wednesday.  She had a sea section whatever thing.  baby stuff is gross. just saying.  So Her cute little girl doesn't have a name yet and we weren't even aloud to hold it which was sooo sad! she kept going, "wanna hold her? oh wait you can't.." I was just like punch in the gut Karen! haha She is a cutie. I love babies.  

I GOT MOLLIES LETTER TODAY!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! AND ONE FROM MY ELLIE:]  Mollie, I only got to read the first page about the TS Concert and I was dying! sounds amazing. ahh. I can't think about it.  anywho... they drive way slow up here! ha like their 80 k's is like our 50 mph.  and guess what? we always only go like 30 mph mostly on main roads.  kills me. haha. so yeah.. we drive much faster in utah.  Oh as for the new tech stuff they said were going to be introduced to missions.. that is not going into affect here for 6 months to a year.  it's a long process.  Kinda like building a temple.. When they announce one is being made, it still takes a couple years till it is complete ya know? the Fourth of July was good!  Thursday is our planning day so we were inside mostly, but I did get to have a BBQ and all that yummy stuff that comes with it! :) I sang patriot songs all the day long! :) you best believe I am proud to be an American.  I made us stand for the Star Spangled Banner during comp study cuz we always start out with a hymn! :)  

So... I had to go to the Doctor on Friday and get x-rays on my chest... EVERYTHING IS FINE! DON'T WORRY! I'M COMPLETELY FINE AND EVERYTHING IS OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY! IT'S ALL GOOD! basically, on Tuesday I was eating dinner and all the sudden I had really sharp pains in my chest and upper back.  it wouldn't go away.  I thought I swallowed wrong or something, but no.  I haven't been sick or coughing so I didn't know why I was in pain.  I thought it would go away so I just kinda decided to stick it out! what a joke. Every time I drank or ate, I was in a lot of pain.  It was like clock work.  As soon as I would swallow, the pain would start to swell. And it never goes away through out the day.  It's kinda like the spirit.. ya know.. a constant companion.. haha yeah I have a constant pressure even when I don't eat.  So I went 8 meals like this.  I really thought it would go away ok! So Wednesday, and Thursday, and then after studies Friday, I called the mission nurse.  She wanted me to go to the walk-in clinic so I did.  Um we waited FOREVER and then he saw me and like after 1 minute he was done.  I was like, "my chest hurts."  So he feels my stomach. I was like,"my chest hurts."  So he just stares at me.  I was like "my chest hurts." So he decides I need an x-ray.  haha that's basically how it went down. the nerve. anyway.  I explained everything to him and he gave me a medicine prescription and sent me on my way.  Well, in between all this, we had a member-present/new investigator/baptism date! just saying.  So I go to the x ray place and it took forever for them to figure out how I was paying for it.  Ya see, the mission was paying for it from the mission fund so we had to call into the office and get the card number.  They did not understand this.  So confusing.  Well, we eventually got it taken care of and I was able to go get an x-ray.  I don't think I've ever had a chest x-ray before.  I just had to wear a hospital gown and stand there for 2 seconds and it was over.  woo.  So then We went to pick up my prescription and the pharmacist was sooooo nice! I talked to him for like 10 minutes! He explained it all to me way better.  Basically, I have too much acid in my stomach due to stress so when I eat, it comes up my asoccafussa-whatever and it burns my chest really bad.  LOVELY! ha I take this medicine at breakfast and dinner now and it gives me headaches. I don't know.. they said if something comes up in the x-rays, they'll give me a call. At least I think they said that? I dunno.  So yeah.  I went to the Bishops on Saturday for a Priesthood blessing and he sat me down and gave me a health lecture. haha gotta love him.  He told me all the foods I should and should not be eating.  He's a horse vet and he was like, "If you were a horse, I would put hay in front of you all day long!" ha ok. good to know.  So, I need to stay away from anything with acid in it or like granola or wheat or oat cuz that is hard to diges.  So we went and looked and that is basically all of my food! ha!  So now I am living off of soda crackers and and I bought these weird baby cookies today called arrowroot.  hope they taste alright.  Apparently, the crackers will absorb the acid, or so the Bishop says. I don't hurt when I eat them, which is really nice so I bought a big box of them today! He and his sweetest wife ever gave me like a dozen cans of this organic soup, so that is helpful! So yeah.. I eat carrots and salad, too.  The pain has gone down a lot.  I have a sore throat now tho and I get tired easy.. ahh! it just never ends.  Don't worry though! I am taking care of my self.  Bishops orders.  I was like, "Bishop, missionaries don't get sick!" He was like, "Oh so you were set apart with invincibility?" ha than I got the look. haha  oh Bishop.  I love him!  He gave me lots of guidance and he gave me a really good blessing! :)  So yeah that was a crazy thing that happened to me.  carry on. carry on. carry on. We get transfer calls tonight.  So next week I'll let ya know what happens.  

We have a sisters conference on Friday and I am soooo excited! it's all the sisters in the mission coming together! We are getting like 20 new sisters this transfer.   My sister district has to house sisters! I love it.  That means that sisters are staying with us! YAY! :) :) :) I'm very stoked for this. it's cuz we live closest to the mission office. 

you know what I miss? well I'll tell ya! I miss scaring Dad and Justin.  Ahh.  Those were the days.  good times. good times.  "I memorized what it sounded like when my dad got home.  I remember the foots steps I remember words said..." haha than BOO! haha so fun. Justins girlie scream.. classic.  

Well I love you all very very much.  I hope you all have the best week of your lives and just remember to hold on to the rod.  I don't think I am allowed to look at my blog mom. so sorry.  but I hope you are able to scan pics on there! that's great.  Well remember 1-10-15! BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE BABY! by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.  WORK IT!!!!!!!!!!!! please please please just Work iT!! 5 stars! :) love you all. Dad, tell me your thoughts on posterity;) ok.  Wish me luck out here.  I think this week is gonna be an adventure. and please pray that I won't be so anxious and stressed so that i don't end up getting oltsurs?! can't spell obviously.  anywho. I LOVE YOU ALL! now catch the wave and spread the gospel.  
congrats Spencer on going through the temple! you are in the club now! :) 
I love you! Hope you got my letter! :)
WORK iT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE SISTER JAYNANNE PETERSEN!!!!!! boom baby.

Monday, July 1, 2013


HI family! SO Today is Canada Day here in Canada, duh, and the libraries are closed so we had to email at the church, but we had to wait for a long time, so I only have 15 minutes!  I gotta make this quick! 

So it is getting really hot up here.  Yesterday after church it was 46 C in our car! Whatever that is??  I WAS DYING! Who ever said that it is cold in a big joke.  Oh, OH, Oh tell Linda McKnight I got her letter! :) awh so sweet. Anywho, my black flowy skirt ripped! Not even sure how! Basically my clothes like to fall apart. Story of my life. 

Driving is a piece of cake! seriously it's like taking candy from a baby.  I've been driving for the last two weeks now and I've Got the Power baby! ahhh I love it. When I first started, it rained the hardest it has since I've been here.  No worries, I took it like a champ.  I own the road. ha. not really. well kinda.

So yesterday we sang, "O Canada" in Sacrament. Um yeah... it was really fun.  I was like woo let's be Canadian! But I have to say, I love, love, love, love, love my country!  As messed up as it's getting, I feel so patriotic all the time.  I can't even think about it without getting emotional.  I just love it.  I feel so blessed and proud to be an American.  Like, they aren't really all that patriotic up here.  Like, at all.  I started reading the Star Spangled Banner yesterday during the meeting and tears filled my eyes as I thought of the "land of the free and the home of the brave."  I love the fourth of July.  Such an amazing holiday.  I remember last year I ran in my first 5k and Trevor and I went up to the Valley and watched fireworks and Tara went on an acko taco date and we had a BBQ.  I think I love the music the best.  We have great patriotic songs.  I JUST LOVE IT DANG IT! So On the fourth I'm going over to this members house for a BBQ in my American honor.  I know right? so sweet.  Apple pie, watermelon and All.  haha. so funny. we will see if it really happens.  Like we aren't aloud to have dinner appointments anymore unless there is a nonmember or it's a less active.  Luckily we are teaching their nonmember daughter in law who will be there.  it's just super. 

Well I don't have much time left...
I know that the church of Jesus Christ is TRUE and I know that I have a strong testimony of it. I think the reason why I am so patriotic is because of the knowledge I have about His plan and this Gospel.  just saying.  I love you all so so so so so so so so much.  I hope everyone down there is happy.  Just LOVE each other. SERVE each other.  LISTEN to each other.  I truly know that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.  I know that if you really take the time to do 1-10-15, then your life and the lives around you will be blessed.  I loved your Delta Dave story dad.  you are the man! I told someone in my ward that he was the man, and he went, "no, I just married the Woman!" hahahah how funny/cute is that? i loved it. AHHH.  K well every time you see a yellow car, remember God loves you.  Be Strong and of Good Courage.  We all gotta stick together in this crazy world of ours.  Oh and We are doing lots of tracting if ya wanted to know! ha gotta find people to baptize ASAP. k. WORK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! five stars.  I LOVE YOU ALL!!! LOVE SISTER JAYNANNE PETERSEN!

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I am really sorry to ask, but I really need a scripture bag. soooooo sorry.
Could dad and mom do me a favor...... Will you both email Bishop Towns and Sister Ozorio for me and tell them how much I appreciate and love them?? PLEASE! especially bishop Towns.  Just let them know that I just want to serve them and I love them SOOOO much. I love this ward. I love being here.

We haven't met the standards of excellence once this transfer and it has been hard on me.  I am just trying to stay positive.  it is really hard.  I am worried what others think.  I know that your best is good enough, But how do you know if you are doing your best??? 
I've been loosing my patience with my comp and I feel so bad. I tried to start singing the hymns through out the day like ya said, well she said I sing too loud, and it is disrespectful and crap.  just lots of little things like that and I'm trying. ahhhhhhhhh. I can do it though. Just gotta work it.  Anyway. I LOVE YOU!