Monday, January 25, 2010

Kalaheo News

Well we are doing really well in Kalaheo! The Lord's hand has been involved in all these people's lives! We have 9 committed to baptism right now!
This one man, ***, who we found, was on the brink of divorce and he told us if we didn't show up when we did he would have done something he regretted by now. He said The Book of Mormon gave him hope. We committed him yesterday. It was the missionary moment I've always wanted to experience.
We found a family who had never heard of Joseph Smith or the BOM. But they accepted and that was way awesome. February will be a busy month w/baptisms!!

Anyway, I love you all!! I can't wait to hear from all of you!!

Bolyoke! (Marshallese for "until we meet" cuz they don't believe in saying goodbye, and we'll all see everyone again!).

Love you all!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Arrival In Honolulu, Hawaii

Below is the email I (his mom) received on Friday (Elder Travis arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday night).

Aloha *** Ohana,

Elder *** has arrived safely in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, has done some street contacting in Honolulu, been assigned to his first area and companion and is off and running. He looks fabulous and we are excited to have him in our mission. We will take good care of him over the next 2 years--he will truly become one of our sons.

Attached are a couple of pictures taken shortly after he arrived.
Mahalo nui loa and much aloha,
President & Sister Peterson

Aloha from the MTC!

Aloha from the MTC!
The MTC is amazing, after we said goodbye they showed me my room and had me watch an orientation. (Elder Polier, Elder Travis, Elder Hasek, Elder Bridges)After that, guess what...class!! haha that's what it's been since I started, class study, class, teach, study, class, eat, it's great!!
I've had so many great experiences since I started here. It's already been a week, and as I said in a letter, the days are slow but the week was fast!! (Elder Travis and President Hacking)

My district is amazing, (Elder Bridges, Elder Hasek, and Elder Travis)we all have great strong testimonies of how our Heavenly Father loves us and on missionary work. (Elder Bridges, Elder Hasek, Elder Polier, and Elder Travis)
We have the crazies (Elder Hafen),
the quiet, (Elder Hafen, Elder Travis, Elder Butler, Elder Hasek, and Elder Polier)the shy, (Elder Young and Elder Travis)the loud (in a good way), (Elder Kopp "shy weirdo, haha," Elder Butler, Elder Hafen, Elder Alexandar "being weird before they left for Carolina") and the strong (all of us). ("This was another district who was awesome! They went to South Dakota. Just posin'!")Our district is very uplifting and we all help each other in strong spiritual ways. (Elder Travis, Elder Alexandar, and Elder Bridges)

Aloha, oe! (Elder Bridges and Elder Travis)