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Elder Jared Petersen
Tennessee Knoxville Mission
11320 Station West Dr Ste 101
Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, January 22, 2016
January 4, 2016 It's gotten cold!
2016! It's gotten col
January 4, 2016
Happy New Years y'all! This has been a good week, we had 2
investigators at church and 2 less active members! It was great, we
have 3 more investigators who should start attending in the next
couple weeks! The area has been picking up, and I'm grateful for it.
I went on an exchange with E Schultz this week! We had a ton of
fun. We were visiting a part member family and me and E Schultz
were teasing each other and they said we had to know each other pretty
well. I think it's because E Schultz is a lot bigger than me so
they were surprised I would tease him haha.
We also had a ton of rain this week and it flooded so much that it
created a lake by our house. I literally mean a lake, I'll attach a
couple pictures for y'all. I couldn't believe it. E Martinez has
also been amazed by the amount of rain since he has lived in Arizona
most of his life.
We met with a family who is a gold mine currently. The mom is an
active member, her boyfriend is investigating and her son is
investigating and their daughter is a recent convert. And as if that
wasn't enough, they've invited a couple of their cousins who live
close by to investigate the church. So we had a lesson there and it
was real good. There's a young man who lives there who plays the
guitar and E Martinez plays it too, so they played guitar
together. It was really good because he hasn't had any interest in
talking to the missionaries, but we might have a foot in the door with
E Martinez playing guitar.
On Saturday night I had the thought/impression to stop by a lady's
house who is a recent convert. At the time I didn't think much of it,
but looking back it didn't make sense for us to visit her. She's a
single mother so we couldn't go inside since we didn't have a man with
us, it was cold (it's gotten cold lately) so she'd have to stand out
on the porch in the cold to talk to us, and we didn't have anything to
talk to her about except for inviting her to church. But we still went
over there and found out that her phone broke recently and she hasn't
been able to contact anyone to get a ride to church, so she told us
that and we were able to get her a ride. She was so grateful and said
that we were inspired to come visit her.
We've had super warm weather lately, like 60's and 70's and the season
has caught up with us! It's gotten down to the 30's during the day and
it made me realize I was taking our weather for granted. I'm kinda
hoping now that God has taught me to appreciate the warmth he'll send
it back haha.
Elder Jared Petersen
This is the lake
It's still pretty flooded here, but this is closer to what it usually looks like.