Thursday, April 25, 2013

Davids Baptism! 04/22/2013

Hey family!

What a wonderful week! We had a baptism of a young man named David on Saturday which went well. We are all excited about him progressing in the gospel and learning more about where he is going with life. He has a lot of people who love him and are doing their best to support him so we are pleased to be taking part of his process of conversion. Another investigator came to the baptism and she is quite excited about her own! So we are doing our best to help her prepare her to gain a testimony and learn about the gospel as much as she can. Her husband is a member who was less active but now I think the family is getting excited as she has begun meeting with us and reading from the Book of Mormon.

So things are moving forward and we are doing are best to stay organized and work with as many members as possible. Thanks for all of the support. This week we had a fantastic meeting with our mission president on faith, diligence, and desires. I hope all is going well for each of you and that you are truly enjoying the blessings of the gospel. They are out there! I know that the Lord lives and loves us so very much! I definitely have felt that lately and have had wonderful experience where I have felt his love. I love the gospel and know it’s been a huge blessing in my life and I’ve seen it be a blessing in the lives of many others. May the spirit always be with each and every one of you. I love you all and am excited to hear from you! (And to see you soon!)

Love you,

Elder Peine

David and us

 made a new friend
Baptism with everyone

Monday, April 15, 2013

Good, Good Week 04/15/13

We found a wonderful new investigator this week. She is a member’s wife and has already been to church several times but has never heard from the missionaries before. She was rather excited about learning more about the Church. She told that she likes most about how the teachers taught and what she could learn each time as she attended. She has been keeping up with her commitments and we are rather excited for her progress. It’s always exciting to see someone get animated about learning about the gospel.

We visited an inactive family this week and at towards the end of the visit we asked the family if there was anything we could do for them and the wife just asked that we could say a prayer. We could notice that family prayer hadn’t really been taking place that often and it was a blessing to see the whole family together feeling the spirit.

I know that Jesus Christ lives and that this is His restored Church. I am so thankful for the sweet and tender spirit that tells me that it’s true. I know that I am a child of God and that He loves me very much. I can feel his love just as I think of a few of the blessing I have received including my family, the Church, friends, and health. I know that the Book of Mormon is true because when I read it I feel closer to God and the spirit tells me that it’s right.

I thank you all for your love and support, have a wonderful week!


Elder Peine

Hanging out with the Prophets!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Share the Love! 04/08/2013

Hola family!

I hope everyone had a wonderful conference weekend!

This week we visited a less active member who we had trying to visit for some time now but she finally answered the door and let us in. Her husband isn’t a member and neither are her children, so it has been a bit difficult to maintain steady in the church. We read a passage from the Book of Mormon with her and we decided to end with a prayer. She insisted one of us to say the prayer but after having talked a little more about the importance of prayer she agreed to say it. She said that she was grateful to God because she knew that he knew she was a little sad and that he wanted her to hear the message that we brought her. It builds my testimony to know the God knows our needs and he wants to bless us.

Today we were in a taxi and we introduced ourselves to the female taxi driver as missionaries. She responded well I’m a missionary too! Although she is of another faith her liveliness for sharing what she knew about the gospel was exciting to see. We were both in the back of the cab and another passenger hopped in the front. We introduced ourselves to him and started asking him about how hes doing and the family etc. As we started talking about the gospel with him the taxi driver started giving all the advice she could to the man and it pleased me to see the sincere desire to extend to hand and help someone out.
I loved conference and I Iove this wonderful work! And I love all of my wonderful family members!


Elder Peine

*no pictures today!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello family!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter! This morning we had the opportunity to visit a nearby archaeological site. It was fun to find out that there are several large ancient pyramids located in my area. We spent the morning exploring and taking pictures and enjoying just getting out for while.

Things are picking up in the ward and my companion and I are excited for these upcoming weeks. We just got a new mission leader who asked us, Elders, this is the first calling I have received where I don’t actually know what to do. He was nervous but excited at the same time and we are looking forward to working with him.

We have been working with one of the members boyfriends who has been interested in the church and has felt that it is true. He said at first he was just in church for his girlfriend, but then realized that he actually enjoyed what he was listening to and started paying attention. He said that he felt like what the speakers where saying had importance in his life and that he could really use that kind of help. He pointed out that every time he has come to church he has learned something new. He accepted to be baptized and we are preparing him for that date.

I love you all so very much but I have to run,

Love ya,
Elder Peine

Good morning from Mexico!

Mayan ruins

The district