Elder Peery in Brother Mortensen's recording studio.
This week in the mission field has been pretty crazy--also really busy.
We've been working on finding new investigators in different, not so visited, areas. What has resulted thus far is a list of areas NOT to go to. We've come across some pretty scary people and not the safest of areas. Still, the gospel goes forth. One of the people we talked to was really scary. He was a former demon worshipper and he told us a lot of the crazy things he had done. (We didn't really ask for the life story but he gave us it). One thing he did say which was pretty scary and eye opening is that "Demons are real. I've seen them. I've communicated with them. It's real." Judging from some of his stories, which I have chosen to not include, I can believe that.
Speaking of judging, I've gotten into studying the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. Yes, I made it past Numbers, which was a trip. SO MANY COMMANDMENTS. Isaiah has nothing on the first Books of Moses.
Zone Leaders Elder Harris and Elder Bryner, with Elder Leavitt.
So I took over my area on Tuesday for the day while on exchange with Elder Threet. He's an interesting missionary. We taught a bunch of lessons and did a lot of biking. One of the lessons we had was with the boy who's getting baptized this upcoming Saturday at noon. He was still really excited about it and asked me to speak on the importance of the Holy Ghost, to which I happily agreed. I will also be speaking in church this upcoming Sunday on the importance of member missionary work using Ammon as a kick off point. (Alma 17-20).
The other family we are teaching has been interesting. The person that introduced us to them hasn't been the best help. When we finally got over to them and laid out the purpose for us inviting them to do things, it was very powerful. I hope we got the point across that we love and care about each one of them and want what's best for them and that is to come unto Christ.
What's pretty funny is that while I've been hearing about he Mormon night at the Nats game in Washington, DC last Saturday, I've been working with 10 other missionaries on singing the national anthem at the Mormon night at the Nashville Sounds game. We will perform Monday night and I still have yet to have any info on whether or not we can actually watch the game. I have been singing tenor with one of the AP's, Elder Tagaloa.
Elder Leavitt and I recorded several songs for our album today. We will have to redo a couple, but for the most part it sounds pretty cool. He has a great voice and it's pretty awesome to see a plan coming together. Brother Mortensen is another amazing guitarist and has been really helping us out.
Brother Mortensen in his recording studio!
Things are going great. I want to make known that I can read all your emails the day you send them, not just on Monday. So please feel free to write whenever. I will do my best to respond to as many as I can. Thank you, as always, for your prayers and your support.
Love you all and miss you all.
You can contact me at:
Elder Andrew Peery
Tennessee Nashville Mission
105 Westpark Drive, Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027-5010
Hope to hear from you this week!