Elder Petersen has been called to serve in the México Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He entered the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah on July 5,2012.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Till' They Ring The Bell‏ ........... August 26, 2013

 Hola mi familia(: Wow que rápido, el tiempo está volando pues hablaré en inglés ahora solo quería empezar esta carta con poquito de español.. Estoy muy feliz. ahha..

I have been thinkin of a lot lately to be honest.. I had a good tough week.. I am gonna fight this good fight every single day.. It is not easy.. But the things that are challenging are what makes the mountains fun to climb, and when you get to the top and take a deep breath you feel peace and know that you can accomplish anything! Or when you do something that people tell you you can't.. I know that heavenly father needs me here and I am gonna give him my 100% everyday, not at all for me.. For him for His Son and My Savior and for My Amazing Family and Friends.. I know that this time will be done before we all know it.. I have come this far. I am gonna give it all I have left and a good ol prayer until I am throwin my luggage on that flight home.. So I cant sit down, smile a big ol smile and cry tears of joy as that plane leaves chiapas and heads for UTAH(: haha(:  I wanna be able to hear that "well done" from all of you and feel it too. Thanks for all of your support and love. You give me strength and courage. 

Well here comes the last week of August ready or not.. Pretty sure we are all ready eh..? It really is crazy to me how fast the months just pass by.. I guess when I was home I had my head way to far up in the clouds, I just am grateful that I will be here for the next  9 months workin hard and learnin everyday and to be able to come home to my loving awesome family and friends will make this 2 year experience that much sweeter.. Just feel so blessed to be able to live my life this way.. I sure hope that you are all truly happy and smilin.. Just love everything that comes.. We aren't gonna be here to long.. So I hope and pray that you are all wakin up happy and with an attitude to take on this world!  That's how ya gotta be.. Always be yourselves and keep your heads up eh! 

I am so proud of all of you! I love hearin about how your all doin and what your all achieving.. I can't wait to be back to share life with you all once more, but just keep it up.. 

Well this week, was good! We had a few days in the house cause my companion was sick so I had to sit in there and read and write and it was terrible honestly haah.. our house is like a oven especially during the day. I took for granted air conditioning but hey.. who cares(:  Anyway we had a good week to.. We comitted that family again to a baptismal date. The grandma and one of the daughters was baptized two weeks ago in those pics I sent you.. It was awesome to hear their testimonys.. They have been great examples to their family.. Well also we are gonna be havin transfers.. So next Monday you and I will find out if I will be getting a transfer or if I will be here in Tonalá another 6 weeks.. We are gonna see soon.. O yeah today we went to Arriaga to have a Zone Activity.. It was great.. (: haha.. I was jsut happy because there was a Football.. Got me stoked back up again.. Bout to walk on Football it.. 

Well that is all for this week.. Just know I love you all so much.. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts and examples and I am forever grateful for all of you.. 

"Young men, I hope you appreciate the sacrifices which your parents so willingly make in order for you to serve. Their labors will sustain you, their faith encourage you, their prayers uphold you. A mission is a family affair. Though the expanse of continents or oceans may separate, hearts are as one." Thomas S. Monson

 I testify that what said our Living Prophet is true and that we are as one.. I can feel of your love in every moment, I hope that you all have a good week.. 



Elder Jaden M. Petersen 
Misión México Tuxtla Gutierrez
July 2012-2014
"Fight The Good Fight" 

Monday, August 19, 2013

D.Y.R.D.E.K. ( Did You Really Do Everything Kind?) AUGUST 19, 2013


  Well how are all of you doin? I sure hope your smilin and doin good! Thanks for all your awesome letters.. I am always thinking of you all and your what helps me keep pushin.. I sure am missin you all a ton..  Sounds like all is goin so well there in ol Delta, UTAH. I sure miss it, but my goodness is this time short.. I can't believe that I am on this downhill run on the mish.  I am surely glad for that, because every mornin I hop outta bed I am just thinkin how everyday is new and it's also one day closer.. 

Well, if your wonderin about the title of this email it kinda speaks for itself.. MTV pretty much fried my brain more than anything but hey I did learn somethin! This can apply to the mission and everyday life.. I have been really workin to be as humble and full of charity as I can be.. I am for sure tryin to get rid of the natural man.. (Good luck with that eh..(: ) But anyway there ya are.. 

Well holy cow I cant beleive that Ridge and Kort are back in school and pickin up and runnin with it.. Haha I feel like Im gonna get back and there gonna look like there grown up a bunch Ridge your lookin like a teen ya froot loop.. I sure am proud of you gettin that QB roll.. I was watchin a preview of Eli Manning after they played my team "Steelers" But I was mad, the Steelers are known as a hard hittin team and aggressive D, Eli said.. Well yeah it was a good game, I was just expectin to get that first hit in.. And the Steelers never hit me.. Haha the reporter said don't worry there comin.. Your gonna get rocked dude.. It just all depends how you take it.. Get up! And just go out there to win and have fun.. Nothing else. You will succeed and you will learn and grow.. When that big opportunity comes take it and run with it.. No fear dude.. Love you and stoked to watch ya when you get back..MOVE THOSE CHAINS. p.s. lookin fresh.. lovin the zapatos del barco(: bout to get me some again.. you know.. love ya

Kort dude you have my respect I still remember my first day of middle school to haah the bus ride there was the longest ride of my life.. But I know that you have it all under control and your already king of the school, lookin way to fresh to dude,., Tone it down, those delta girls can't handle to much.. haha(: Dude I just love you and hope you just enjoy soccwer and hope you know that I am thinkin of you and ready to watch ya kick butt and ready for some golf lessons amigo seriously.. Just keep that smile big and bright. Bout to bring ya back some sweet stuff.. 

Mom and Dad thanks a ton for your awesome emails.. It makes me so excited to get back and see you.. I can't believe dad that your about to be windin down this water season.. That really means that I am about to be done.. Winter will come and go so very fast.. Anyway I am just so very grateful MOM AND DAD for your work ethic and your examples you have been and always will be to me.. I couldn't ask for a better pair of blessings. You've taught me so very much and I love you both so much... You guys and Ridge and Kort mean the world to me.. Just know that I will always do everything in my power to honor your names and to make you proud. I love you all! Congrats also mom on your new job, that will be awesome! I just can't wait to be there in person to be watchin it all unfold(: 

This past week was a good one, we had three baptisms and I am doin good.. I am learnin so much to.. The mission is awesome, it's the hardest thing that I have ever loved to be doin.. Sure is what I needed.. Sometimes I wanna pull my hair out but when I am humble enough to see, I know that it's the lord just tryin to help me.. But hey all is well, and times jettin'! I know that all has it's purpose we will be havin transfers to in 2 weeks I have 5 months here in Tonalá so we will see what happens! 
Anyway I just am lovin this experience, and I will send you the pics of this last week.. O yeah today I went to TXG (Tuxtla) with another elder from Honduras and we went to renew or Visas.. It'll be good for one more year(: Times windin down! I ate BK and I was the happiest freakin kid on earth.. It was a bacon cheeseburger with Guacamole.. God knows.. (: I know he loves me.. hhaa.. WELL, I love you all and hope that you have an excellent week..  They are all flyin and we will be huggin and cryin before we know it.. I hope you will continue to feel of my prayers and love.. I can always feel of your warmth and love through yours.. Love you all and take care! TRUST YOUR HEART AND LET FAITH DECIDE! 

  Elder Jaden M. Petersen

Monday, August 12, 2013

On The Lord's Errand‏ August 12,2013

 Hey there my dear loved ones! Another week has passed by here in the mission and in life! I sure hope that you're all doin excellent and feeling good inside and out. Time is flyin by.. Just gotta take in everyday.. All is well here and I guess I'm just feelin dandy here in ol México. But anyway I pray and ope that all is well with all of you.. Gonna tell you a lil about the week now(:
Well, had another awesome week here in the mish, gotta love em all. This week we were able to baptize 2 kids Julio and Alberto it was awesome I will throw the pic in here! It was awesome to see them come unto christ, and bein there with tem the whole way to watche em grow.. I know that heavenly father is happy with his missionaries, I am just glad to be here at this point in my life and to be an instrument in the hands of the lord. Right now we have 4 more people ready fo this Saturday, so hopefully they will be able to jumo in the water to.. We are going to make sure they are ready tho for sure! I have taken a step back and really been amazed with the amazing gift I have recieved.. "The gift of tongues" I know that it is real.. I am really grateful to be able to learn the spanish language here in México, I will for sure always put it in practice.. Just really grateful for it. (: Anyway all is well, and in the first month of my last year I'm still learnin so much and can feel of the blessings even stronger.. I am gonna pick it up and run my guts out up until the last day I have here in Chiapas. I feel good.. And I am just enjoyin every second I have left. I'm grateful to be on.. The Lords Errand. 
I am very grateful for each and everyone of you. For your prayers, thoughts, and your love. I am also always praying for you, We are gonna be together hangin out very soon. Just stay happy and.. Work Hard, Play Hard(: 
Hope you all have an awesome week and I sure hope that all is well, Your in my prayers! 

  Elder Jade M. Petersen
 29 Wherefore, as ye are agents, ye are on the Lord’s errand; and whatever ye do according to the will of the Lord is the Lord’s business.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rollin..13 Months‏ Aug 5, 2013

 Well hey there (: Another week is in the books. This week wasn't to eventful, I hope that I don't make you all bored with my emails.. It's just honestly time is flyin and it all just feels the same. I am doin good and all is well here with me! Lots of work and lots of walkin, lots of learnin and growin. I am so very grateful for the mission. I have learned so very much, and times flyin. Thanks to all of you for your love and support.

Goin into this week we still have 3 children of kid with bautismal dates.. The 2 kids that I told you about last week are still preparing for the 10th of this month.. A day after your B day there dad.. They are both really good kids.. I wanna ask you tho to pray a lot for Julio his mom still hasn't given hime to permission to be baptized but he is seriously is a stud. He took us up to a sweet spot today for P day.. I feel like I am just sight seeing here in the mish haha I have been on so many jungle adventures but I am so grateful for the opportunity to go on them! Anyway he is a stud and he's been a good example for me to. He has a big testimony but I talked with him about that.. His mom just needs to sign the paper so that he can be baptized, so pray for him. His name is Julio. Also there is Alberto he for sure will be baptized this comin saturday.. It will be awesome. I hope that we can dunk em both. They are both big examples for this branch. It's all The Will of The Lord. So we will see what happens.. 

Well, all is well here. I just am enjoyin these last months! Times just passin by faster and faster.. Hopefully for all of you life is treatin you good. I'm hopin and prayin for you all everyday.. Well I guess that is all for this week.. Sorry, hopefully this next week will be more interesting! Haha, not much new that I wanted to share. Just know I love you all and I am always prayin for you. 

GO BRAVES (: Callin that world series.. 
  Elder Jade M. Petersen
jungle adventure. sweet.. ruins.. we had a sweet guide haha.. he told us some sweet stories, he took us to a sacrifice stone to.. it was crazy. we also had divisions we went and found some arizonas, his name is elder Garcia he's a good fellar and he is from St. George.
anyway thats all tho.. get it right