Monday, August 26, 2013

Shelby called this morning from the Denver airport.  She LOVES the sisters and elders she's been able to "hang out" with and has learned SO much!  So far it has been a great experience.  I didn't know about the website until she had been there almost a week!  But we've sent her lots of letters and stuff.  I decided to send her goodies after she has been in Colorado for a bit.  The MTC feeds them very well :)  It's a small world:  she has met up with a sister in her Uncle Welby's ward, an elder from Prosser, WA (her cousins' area), and an elder that's a brother of a kid from ISU.  And of course the sister in our stake going to the Ukraine (can't quite think of her name at the moment).  We shed a few tears but overall it was the most pleasant conversation a mother could ever want from her daughter.  Love her so much!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Shelby Peters
9:01 AM (5 hours ago)
to me
it's such a great feeling to not get mail the whole week while your roommates get a milllion packages and then finally get to your email to find that no one will tell me where my best friend/sister is serving!!!! sure do love you guys!!!!!!!!!!
other than that my MTC experience has been great.  I love my district and my companions.  Sister Durtschi and sister Grant.  I'm friends with them on facebook if you want to go stalk them.  They give you permission.  (no, dad, we are not allowed to get on facebook, but we found each other ahead of time before we left.)  It's crazy to think that i've been here for almost a week, but that I'm leaving just as soon.  I'll call you guys from the airport so keep your cellphones on you.  we fly out the 26th but i dont know what time.  i think i left my toothbrush and soap in the van... cause i can't find it.  and my alarm clock doesn't show any numbers....?? i think it's defective, but i've already bought a new one, so crisis averted.  I guess i don't blame Juan anymore for writing so little on pdays cause it's so crazy hectic and we're not given much time.

I have had some amazing experiences here.   We get to practice on real life investigators and I feel as though my testimony has been renewed.  I entered the MTC on wed. with 850 other missionaries.  30 of us are flying out to colorado on the 26th.  I am full of joy to know that I get to help spread the gospel with the people of Colorado.

I had a ton of stuff to say, but i can't remember everything... oh yeah, i was going to tell you the scripture I want on my missionary plaque, but I don't remember the reference and it probably doesn't even matter because our ward will never get around to  it anyway.  I wrote you guys a lettter, but it mostly just talks about how mad i am at the world that no one will tell me where meagan is going and that i haven't gotten any mail yet.  so I'll write a new one haha.  I think it's my own fault anyway cause i told you guys not to write me.  we are able to get our mail every night, but we can only write on pday.  which for me is tuesday in the mtc and so conveniently the day BEFORE i got to the MTC and the day AFTER i fly out to colorado.  From then on it will be on mondays i believe. 

I had a dream that Flint died from poison......... mom >:(

I sure love you guys.  Dad, I've already halfway filled up the notebook you gave me.  I hope you guys know how much I love you.  I will email in 2 weeks and call on the 26th :)

Love, Sister Peters

Vaya con Dios
Sister Peters

Shelby Peters
9:13 AM (5 hours ago)
to me
and just  a side note, ebay refunded me for my screen.  I know that's  a simple thing, but the Lord has blessed me in so many small ways.  Like how we only have a tiny bit of time to get ready in the morning, but for some reason now it only takes me 15 minutes to curl all of my hair.  and I can remember scripture references soooo much better.  My companion sis. grant is the champion of scripture references, but I'm getting there :)  I love this work and I am so honored to be able to wear this name tag :)  I hope you all are well! love ya!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The day has come!

It's here, it's finally here!!! The day I enter the MTC.  It seems as though I have awaited this day my whole life and somehow time has crept up on me.  I never dreamed this day would be here so soon.  The experiences I have had leading up to now have been amazing.  The temple is a beautiful house of God and I am so blessed to have one less than 15 minutes away from my own house!  I am going to miss my Momma like crazy.  And my dad.  And those hooligans I call brothers.  I am so excited to serve :)  I am an official missionary now and I can't wait to wear that tag with a smile on my face and a Book of Mormon in my hand :) Colorado or bust!