Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I don’t know what to write

Week Fifty-two!


Whoa!  That’s weird.

This week was good.
Everything is going good.
I’m still alive.

My foot is fine Mom.

Hermanas Peters and Defina
A Real Woody Doll
I am a professional singer now.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Do I know the Lord?

Week Fifty-one!

This week we had a beautiful meeting on Sunday. One story that was shared really hit me.

At the gate of death there was an angel asking all of the beings one question.  The first man approached and the angel asked, "Do you know the Lord?" and he responded "no, I didn’t really want to, I lived a bad life and no, I’m not really interested" The angel said pass through there is a place for you and people waiting. The next man came up and the angel asked "Do you know the Lord?" The man thought a minute "Yeah, I think so, I was a good man, I went to church I served a mission, yeah, I think so" And the angel said, "pass, there is a place for you and people waiting". A third man approached and the angel asked "Do you know the Lord?" The third man fell to his knees and began to weep and said "yes Lord, I know you"

This story really touched me this week, because I was thinking about how do we "know" people, a lot of the time. I know my family, I know my friends, and I know the people in my wards. But do I really know them?

This week I was thinking about some of the people that I have really grown to love in my life, and the people that had the greatest influence in my life.  And there are some people that are obvious, my parents, every bishop I have ever had, and my young women’s leaders.  But there were a couple names that came up.  Some that were a little weird, but that I feel truly had an influence on my life.

One is a man named Bamboo. I met Bamboo for the first time when I was in 6th grade and I didn’t really think about it, but you know, a few years later I went back to outdoor school as a counselor, and for 5 years, we hung out in the forest.  And maybe we didn’t spend every moment together like I did with some of the kids my age, but we shared stories and moments, and really tried to help each other improve in an uplifting way.  And my last time at Outdoor School, was also his last time because as a 40 year old man he was finally going back to school to finish his teaching degree, and yes we broke the rules and gave each other a giant bear hug because he was like another dad to me, and he said I was like a daughter to him.  And I think Bamboo is someone I really got to know in this life, maybe I don’t know his last name, and maybe I will never have the chance to see him again, but he really helped me to be a good teacher, some things that have helped me in my mission. 

And there were others who I have thought about in this time but all lead back to one point, we don’t have to be around someone all the time, or live with them, or know their life story to really know someone.  And it’s the same with Jesus Christ. We don’t need to see or meet Him to really know Him.  The most important is that we can apply his everlasting Atonement in our lives.  Because when we understand his Atonement we understand His love for us and that He knows us.  That we can have the comfort and peace and love in our lives constantly from Him and our Father.  The Atonement was suffered for YOU and me and for every person who has existed.

So strive to be like the 3rd man, who in the moment knew the love and voice of his Savior. 

I love you Guys,
Hermana Peters

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Serve With All of Your Heart Might Mind and Strength

Week Fifty!

Well the New Year is here, (Yeah Hna Peters you’ve been saying that for like 3 weeks now).  But this year for the Youth the theme is serving the Lord with all of your heart might mind and strength and that’s a good one.  It’s something that can apply to all of us.  So point by point we will see how we can apply that to all of us.

Serve With All Your Heart: This last week the title of the lesson in all of the world for Relief Society and Priesthood was The Great Commandment: Love the Lord. Which is the perfect way of starting off the year. Because that is really how we can serve the Lord with all our heart. Is to love him. And as explained in The Teachings of President Ezra Taft Benson we can do that with Charity. We are always saying the only way we can be in the service of our God is if we are in the service of our fellow man. So when we apply the pure love of Christ in our lives is when we can truly begin to love one another and to love the Lord, and then when we Serve, or work we will be serving with all of our Heart to show him that we are not just obedient because it is the right thing to do, but we do it because we love the Lord.

Serve With All Your Might: For a lot of my life I always thought that serving with all my might was the same as with all my strength. But in the mission I have learned that Might is something a lot more spiritual. This week I cut open my foot. To continue to go out every day requires something a lot more than physical strength. It’s a lot of my might. I know that the people that we are helping right now are hurting a lot more spiritually than my foot hurts. And to have the might to serve the Lord is stepping out of the limits we put on ourselves to serve the Lord. And my might is the biggest miracle I have seen in the mission. I mean who thought that Hna Peters would talk to strangers. Well she is. I know I still fault a lot before I’m complete not a hermit but everyday I am pushing myself to new levels that I didn’t know I had, because I know that the Lord is on my side and I can am nothing without him.

Serve With All Your Mind: This one is one that we can always do better. When we serve with all our mind we are always thinking in Him and His sacrifice for us. And that we mentally are always looking for ways to serve Him and His people. In the mission we have a describing word, that is Trunkey, which is when a missionary has their mind in there house or when they are close to ending their mission, and yeah, maybe this Christmas we have all been a little Trunkey, and ending our first year in the mission so close to the holidays doesn’t help a lot, but these past two weeks we have been striving together to work together to serve with all of our mind. So that we can have the spirit with us to testify of the things that we know that are true and that is the greatest blessing we can have for serving with all of our mind.

Serve With All Your Strength: As I explained before, I always thought this was the same as might, in some ways it is. But also not, because this really is the physical aspect of it all. And after almost a year in the mission I can definitely feel the rewards of serving with all your strength. I’m going to be honest and say that I’m tired. I’m really, really tired. But it is so rewarding every time we make it to the top of the hill to knock on doors, we hurt and have lost a bit of our breath, but to knock on a door of someone who has been prepared by the Lord makes it all worth it. The human body is amazing, yeah we all have our physical limits, but if we do everything we can and the Lord knows that we have done so, He is very proud of us.

As the year goes on I hope that we can all learn how to apply these things in our life and that we can grow closer to the Lord as we do so.

Hermana Peters

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Week Forty-nine!

Well I’m still waiting on my hoverboard, but I’m happy to know that this means that orange sport coats with leather sleeves and swag white Nikes are in style.

 I feel like because of Back to the Future I had all these expectations for this year, and it always seemed so far away, but here we are in 2015, and I feel normal.  Maybe that is a good thing, there is some pretty cool technology happening, like since when is there more than 6 iPhones? 

But I feel like if we had flying cars and dehydrated pizzas our world might be a little more prideful.

To get my crazy side out I would just like to touch on a topic that I have always loved so much, but always had a little doubt.

I would just like to say that, yes, I believe aliens exist.  This isn’t just coming out because Moses says he sees many worlds, and that they have been, are, and will always be people on other planets.  I have had the opportunity to speak with lots of different people in this past year some of them with reliable opinions, others not so much, but it has brought me to the conclusion that I believe, but I always had a doubt that followed that.

If there are other people on other worlds why do we only say Christ suffered for this world?

Well, talking with the husband of our pensionista he brought up a very good point.  That this world is for the strongest and the weakest of the followers meaning that Satan wants to tempt us, because it will be easy to tempt the weakest, and a huge reward to temp the strongest.  Meaning that we are the only of the worlds with hate, and war, and all things bad, and that is what is holding us back.

I still don’t know if they have visited our planet, but with the conclusion in this form, we can say because they are a peaceful people, they can dedicate to edifying sciences, and have more advanced technology to travel space, and if they have that technology, why would they come here?  Because it’s the world with war and hate?  No, because, it’s the world where the Christ suffered for us.

There are lots of reasons.  I’m not saying that now I am completely convinced that they visit us.  But my conclusion is in the works.

I’m not crazy.

I love you guys:)

It’s a Spaniard, lol, right now there is a traditional dance called Los Negritos, and he is one of the characters.  He’s like a clown basically.  He asked where I was from and he was like Oregon?  And I was like yeah, and he was like she’s from Oregano!