I'm excited to report this week. i usually always am but my mind is just reflecting of the experiences of this week and they are so great! i really love being her in moncada especially with sister canencia. we are getting to become really great friends. its been a blessing to be with her every day. In our studies,promptings and other ways we are becoming one.this is the most unified ive felt in a companionship before.
we are working with one particular family. the husband was baptized when he was very young and is now less active. the wife is an investigator. i really love this family. i have seen their growth so much. but its usually when we are there. they have a hard time keeping commitments. they always makes commitments but dont keep them. so yesterday i studied in preach my gospel about helping them keep commitments. last night when we went to them we extended commitments a little differently. we really emphasized the promised blessings. the spirit was so strong. because i remembered about what is says in preach my gospel about we should read often with our investigators. so last night we focused on 3rd nephi chapter 11 with them. i felt so much peace. i know with all my heart the book of mormon is true.after we read i asked hoe she felt from reading the book of mormon. she said that she felt that our father in heaven lives. i thought that was so awesome! thats the purpose of the book of mormon! to bear witness of the father and the son! and she got it! she understood it! there was so mch peace in their home. i have such a testimony of preach my gospel. it is truly inspired. one day in my personal studies i had the feeling to study some of the chapter on the book of mormon. and how to use it to respond to objections. then in language study i had the feeling to study 3 nephi 27 where it talks about Christ's church being called after his name. im so glad i followed those promptings. our first lesson is one i will never forget. we were teaching an older women. her husband came in in the middle of the lesson. he had a very hard heart. he wanted evidence. that the church is true and has authority because all churches say that. president the lesson was so exciting! me and sister canencia bore witness through testimony about his questions. then i remembered what i studied earlier about using the book of mormon to respond to objections. then i remembered the chapter i read in language study. we opened our scriptures and we read where i studied earlier. the older man did not want to beleive anything but i know i was prompted to study those things for a reason! he wasnt very kind but there came a point when he said where does the authority come from? sister canencia taught clearly about the restoration of the priesthood and the church. until this he wasnt very happy. but at this moment he got so angry. he said he wouldnt believe us because we lack one thing....a degree in theology.i thought that was kind of a strange thing to say...anyways i said we dont need a degree to share the message of God. we have been called by a prophet.i dont think he really liked me...but anyways we bore testimony ,invited him to pray and ask, then closed the lesson. i love this work. theres nothing else like the feeling of being a missionary! usually people just accept what we teach. they dont always act, but they usually always kindly accept what we teach. but this man was different and it was exciting! because we had all the answers! although he didnt beleive anything we said, i have no doubt in my mind what we taught was true.
we also had a one day mission with the branch missionaries! that was fun! they spent the whole day with us. we got to teach them about missionary work and then we had lunch together. then we went out to work! a lot of them are preparing to go on missions so it was a good experience! but i leanred a lot from them. i worked with two youth nessy, and joshua. nessy is a recent convert of about a year and is 17. she is so knowledgable about the gospel and so confident in teaching and bearing testiomony! joshua is awesome at earning peoples trust. he is sincere and has charity to all the people. i learned from them again to enjoy missionary work even when things are going hard. somtimes its easy to get caught up in everything thats not going right. but that day i realized sister peavler relax and enjoy! :) anyways this was a great blessed week. love and miss you all!
love sister peavler
|this was before branch conference. this was everyone in the choir. we sang "becvause he lives" and "come unto Christ"|
|we had a fashion show at the sister conference and me and sister norman represented our zone! it was fun! this is sister daly , janae jone's cousin...shes coming to mesa for the wedding this week. look for her!|
|My companion eating our favorite dessert halo halo|
|Me and my companion|
|this is sister laiti.she is samoan and from australia! she has become like a sister to me. shes making a sad face because her mission is over and she goes home :( but im so grateful to have met her! this picture was taken at an FHE|