Just a side note to Jared's letter: Missionary lingo is odd. They use funny terms that might be misunderstood if one is not serving a mission. Missionaries (at least in his mission) create relationship titles that don't make sense. I hope that clarifies this next part.
On Saturday I found out that I'll be having a baby this Wednesday! That's missionary slang for training or for getting a brand new missionary and teaching them how to be a missionary haha. I'm pretty excited, new missionaries are a lot of fun. It also means that I'll probably stay in Brevard until I die and my son will probably be the one who kills me. This week was really good, we met with more less active members this week than any other week since I've got to Brevard. We also had a half mission conference with E and S Zwick. That was really good, they talked a lot about how we can reach our potential as missionaries. E Zwick said "Never limit yourself by what you think is your capacity." I like that a lot, we hold ourselves back more than anyone else and when we can learn not to limit ourselves there is no end to what we can achieve. The whole conference was really motivating for me, by the end of it I just wanted to get out and teach everyone about Jesus. So I guess that means it went just how it was supposed to haha. We went out with one of our members to visit some older single ladies who are less active and this guy has a heart of gold. I can't even explain how good this guy is, but he really loves like Jesus does. Both of the ladies who we visited are going through hard things. One of them has a sister who is dying of cancer and the other one lost a daughter about a year ago and has home life problems. He related with both of them so well, he told them both a story of how he's been through or been close to similar trials and how he found help and got through it by the grace of God. He was also so anxious to help them, one of them said that she felt like when she came to church people ignored her. So he told her, "The day I see you at church and don't say good morning to you will be the day I stop coming to church." And he meant it whole heartedly. He really is an example to me of showing Christlike love. I'll tell y'all about my kid next week! Love y'all, Elder Jared Petersen