Josh's (Elder Petersen's) email on Monday: Went to Canyon De Chelly today with Bishop Logan. Got back late so I will have to email you Tomorrow night. Love you Mom! :)
Elder Petersen's email on Tuesday: oops :( sorry, got back late from Zone Conference, email tomorrow
Elder Petersen's email Wed: Hey Mom! Good afternoon :)
......an hour later on Wednesday:
Ya'at'eeh! Good week since I last wrote an email. Things have been looking up and we keep finding new people to teach! We had a remarkable week for door contacts. We mark down how many new people we talk to about the Gospel and this week we broke the record! We met 48 new people while on a good week we only talk to about 22 new people.We now have 8 new investigators to see. It was exiting because with all the finding we did we still managed to have just as many lessons and got even more done than usual. Overall a very successful week for missionary work here in Many Farms! Just another sign that God is hastening his work and now all we have to do is catch up and work hard. So on Monday we met with the really sweet 74 year old shima in the ward. She has been staying home on Sundays because her son was in an accident and cant walk for the time being. She has somehow managed to come to the last two church meetings and is going to be active in the ward pretty soon! We talked about having the faith that Heavenly Father would provide a way for her to make it to church and she really liked it. Tuesday we went finding and talked to a few new people who were interested so we will have to go back this week and follow up. Wednesday we went on exchanges and I stayed in many Farms with Elder Jones, our District Leader, while Elder Sorensen went to Lukachukia with Elder Manumaleuna, our Elder from Hawaii. The day was a good day with 6 new investigators, three of them we are going to see tonight! we went finding and teaching all over the place and it was insane how much work we got done. Thursday was a heavy Less Active day and all of the members we saw committed to being at church on Sunday. Friday was good at the end of the day. We saw one of the Recent Converts and his family who is investigating the church. They liked the "CPR" (Church, Pray, Read) lesson we gave and next time we see the family we are going to invite the Mom to be baptized. The Father is already a member who went on placement as a kid but does not remember allot so he is almost like an investigator. Saturday we were able to do some service work at a members home with some youth in the ward. After we weeded the yard we headed out for the day. Every appointment we had previously scheduled they were home which is very rare but awesome! definitely a good day! We saw the recent convert who use to be a youth Preacher at another church and he is truly converted to the Church of Jesus Christ for sure! He told us that he wants to tell everyone he taught to come to the LDS church instead! :D Sunday we shared the Ester Story with everyone we saw and gave out a copy of the story the church put on LDS.org. Good stuff, and we had positive feedback on the message. Monday we went hiking with Bishop and his family at Canyon De Shelly or Sheey or however you spell it. It kinda looks like Shelly but it is pronounced Shey. Cool hike though! It's the second time I have been there and it was good to have Bishop there. Yesterday, we had Zone Conference in Gallup, NM and that was really good. President and Sister Batt are Amazing teachers! Strong spirit in the meeting and there were some really helpful ideas for this area. We went shopping at Walmart after because we don't have one on the Reservation, so we bought tons of food and drove home late last night. Well, I hope I haven't forgotten anything, just know it was a cool week filled with awesomeness! Thank you for everything and I'm out... Peace!