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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

May... Come on Down :D‏ April 28, 2014

Hello everybody(: Another week has passed us by.. Also another month is gone.. April wsa one special month in 2014 , one that I will never forget! I am blown away at that I only have 8 more weeks, It seems like a dream,.. Hahaha but I still have plenty of time "hechar ganas" (Do Work).. Pretty excited for the rest of the time and ready to see what it will bring.. I know that it's always so very important to have a spirit of Gratitude and a humble heart to grow.. All goes well here.. Been hotter than Jessica Alba on a Saturday night but I am sure grateful for all that I have been living. I realize that it is so very close to airport time.-. 

This week was really good and we are working hard! We had another baptism, and it was way cool to be apart of it! There is a lot of good people in this crazy place! Just gotta know where to look haha..

A really good guy that's from here is going to the good ol U.S.A tomorrow.. And he is going legally! hahaa there is sooooooooooo many people here that tell me about how they were in the USA illegally haha but this guy is a stud.,. He has two kids and his wife.. He gave a talk this last Sunday and I loved it.. He talked about the laws and ordinances.. And incorporated the good ol U.S.A in his talk  he is going to work in Mississippi for 6 months because he has a mango orchard that got robbed.. so he is going up north to make up for his money. I guess I just have a lot of respect for him cause he is leaving family and everything to go make up for what he lost.. And he is doing it all with order..  I told him we will have to go to general conference together cause he will be there till November.. 

Well me and my comp are workin a butt load.. Hahaah.. We are headed for Tuxtla today.. So that'll be good.. We will come home tomorrow.. Just gotta keep goin.. .. I just wanna tell you all thank you for your love and letters and prayers.. You are what keep me goin! I know that we are being watched over and protected.. I know that the lord knows us and wants what is best for us in all that we do.. Well, I guess I better be rollin out.. I sure hope that you can all have a great week! 

Willy Wonka: If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates.

There ya have it.. Take it to the bank.. 


foto: signs like these all over chahuites. 
Elder Jaden Mark Petersen 

Monday, April 21, 2014





Well this last week was truly beautiful! It was fitting everything that happened this past week and I am truly grateful for all the blessings I've received this past week.. Feel very blessed.. The mission has really taught me so very much and I know why I came here. Grateful for my Savior and his mission of perfection, and  his divine example.. It really has changed the outlook I have on everything in this life.. 

This week was great. Love not expecting amazing things and then when they come after working and lots of help, it's a feeling that is truly beautiful.. We were able to have some baptisms this week, and the best part was listening to their testimonies.. 

I know I have learned so much through these amazing people here.. I know they have been put into my life for me to learn, Even though I was sent to teach them and help them, they have helped me more than I could ever imagine. 

It was special hearing our investigadores each say, I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that he loves us.. It was truly a week to remember him and his life and his atonement and his Resurrection. Feel blessed and humbled to be apart of HIS work. 

I am grateful to be here! Times flyin.. T minus 9 weeks.  And bout to be huggin it out and gettin the BBQ all ready to smoke! (: 

Well I love you all so much. Thanks for your love and thoughts and prayers.. Have a splendid week and know that you're in my prayers.. 


Elder Jaden Mark Petersen 
Until next week.. Take care.. (: 
Love You All 

Las fotos.. 
this week was shweet.. lots of good stuff.. (: lovin it all.. O yea i ate churros for the first time in Mexico! Delicous! Hahah.. the guy was way chill and the place he lives in is beautiful its called San Fernando Chiapas.. like 15 minutes outside of Tuxtla but higher altitude.. It was chilly.. hahaah Really beautiful place.. Well the rest are a bunch of good ol memories.. :D
Elder Jaden Mark Petersen 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Well.....10 more weeks.... April 13, 2014

Hola to you all , Here we are again! I sure hope this letter finds you all happier than winning the jackpot in Wendover on a Thursday evening.. Times flying and I'm just getting closer and closer to seeing all of you. Really stoked bout that if I do say so myself..  Gonna be a hap hap reunion.. I'm gonna just be smilin like a giraffe.. I sure hope that you all are doin very good and that you're enjoying the weather up there! I'm doing fine, and I am enjoying the beans an rice down here! Seriously gonna miss fired bananas and rice and beans and butt load of stuff but thats just how it needs to be and gotta love it while ya gotta it..

We are workin really hard, my companion and I have been gettin along very good.. And we have been learnin a lot from the people here. Pretty beautiful how much the mission teaches ya.. All goes well here.. I think one cool experience I had this week would be when we helped a mom and her young sons get a long.. They were all fighting cause the dad just left. The sons were being really rebellious and we showed up at the perfect time.. I was really amazed at how much the Lord loves his children in that moment. I was reminded of how grateful I am to have such amazing wonderful people in my life.. And the blessing the gospel brings into this ol life of mine.. I know that its the true way to a life full of eternal happiness and pure JOY! 

Loving the mission and all the amazing experiences I have had.. It has made me a better person, I just am getting sick of people telling me I'm "Trunky" Just because I have 22 months in the mission.. I just smile and say "Sì pues," haha it means yeah right.. But they use it alot down here.. 

Well I am doing good and just want you all to know that I love you all so very much!  Be happy! 

Until next time I'm outta here like a jive turkey trying to ride a platypus up the creek.. Have a shweet week!

Thanks for your amazing examples.. 


Fotos.. Bunch of mangos here I've tasted like 10 different types.. this ones my favorite it's called mango tommy.. LOVE IT!  Just gettin it right walkin down train tracks where thousands of illegal immigrants pass on top of trains weekly.. And there was a dirtbike.. You already know.. I love you! 
Elder Jaden Mark Petersen 

Monday, April 7, 2014


Hey there(: I am glad to be here writing you all again! I can´t believe how fast the time is going! ! This week was a good one and I was really grateful to be able to watch all of General Conference. I felt a really special spirit, It was a spirit similiar to the one I feel when I think of being with all of you.. Maybe it's because I will be seeing you all in such a short amount of time.. But seeing the beautiful temple square and salt lake.. It made me realize how fast the time is passing here.. I will be flying in to good ol SLC before we know it.. I was really guided by all the amazing messages, and I will work hard to be puttin them into practice. I loved the talk of Elder Holland and his Charity message to all of us.. Like the prophet Moroni said, " therefore, without Charity ye are nothing." I can testify to these words. I know that our Father in Heaven loves us, Him and His Son Jesus Christ are our perfect examples.. I know we can always make a difference and I know with all my heart that through the small things we can make amazing changes.. 
I just want my two bro's to know Ridge and Kort.. That I love you and I am proud of all that your doin.. Keep on being you and being strong examples for all of those that surround you.. Keep it weird.. But not awkard.. Go head Lewis and Clark.. Bout to be washing that truck and sayin 2:40 and playin xbox 360 and goin fishing and jumpin dirtbikes like rabbits jump the ditches.. 

I am doing very good down here.. Just lovin the heat.. Hahah I honestly am glad I am able to be here and grateful for every single moment and breath that My loving Heavenly Father gives me.. It is all truly to make me better.. Just being humble is the key.. This mission.. México Tuxlta Gutierrez is the best mission for Elder Jaden Mark Petersen.. I know with all my heart that I accepted to come here before I was on earth.. I am thankful for what and who it's continuing to make me. 

Miss you all very much but I know that I will be with ya all so very soon.. Thanks for your help, for your examples and love and prayers.. Your all in my prayers. 

Until next week, keep bein you and lovin this life! (: 

Fotos from conference, also from tuxtla.. with my bro Elder Jones.. Squirrel tied up... i ate it raw.. just kidding.. and a guy that always wears his cowboy hat.. we call him tio.. there ya go. (: 

Elder Jaden Mark Petersen