Saturday, March 20, 2010


Trevor has been called to serve in the 
Singapore Mission, Indonesian speaking.  
I want to keep this record of his letters to share with him when he returns. 

Trevor went to the MTC on March 10,  2010.

We had a great day going to lunch at Cafe Rio and taking pictures in front of the Provo temple.  We were missing Abbie and Jeremy...on their honeymoon :)  Abbie called to say goodbye....

He is excited to get out and start the work so this was a happy day for our family. I've heard the horror stories of emotion filled curbside drop-offs and I was determined to make this a happy occasion. We all laughed and hugged and wished him well. 

After we drove away, we cried. We teach our children from a very young age the responsibilities of missionary work. We try to raise them in such a way that they desire to serve the Lord.  Trevor has nurtured that desire through constant study, prayer and lifestyle. For Trevor, the time has come to "rise up" and be a Man.  I know he will serve to the best of his ability. We are very proud of him and we are eager to follow his progress!

Blogging is new to me so this is an adventure.  Hopefully, I'll get the hang of it quickly.

Here is TREVOR'S First letter HOME.........

March 18, 2010 1:50:24 PM MDT
Sounds good there! I hope jaynanne had fun at prom.  the
college basketball sounds awesome. let me know how all of those teams do. what about the jazz? thats more important.  

ok here's the thing, i only have thirty min to be on the computer. if i am on too long then it will automatically log me out and delete my message. that explain the bad grammer if i don't finish this email then i will mail you.  I really have a lot more to tell you but i don't have time.  I'll probably write something. also do NOT email me back.  I won't have time to read it and then write a new one.  just write me a letter. try clark and brenda sent me some mail it was really cool.  

I have two companions: elder tovar from sacramento and elder brown from north salt lake.  They're pretty cool i guess. there's only six people in my district including me. elder thurman from heber city, elder wiliams from georgia, and sister hite from north carolina.  i've seen lots of people i know elders: johnson weaver bauer vincent erikson roskelly stoker. and joseph.  

there is so much food!!! and it is pretty good. i wager i'll gain twenty pounds but that is also the average weight loss in Singapore per missionary.  john is going to love the food.  the bed length is fine.  we pray at least 13 times a day not including any lessons we teach.  and sing only like four times a day but its all in Malay, which is really fun.  Basketball is fun.  there are actually a lot of good players so its fun.  there is a lot of good looking sisters though thats for sure.  the showers are single stall but they are like old school tile so i think they're pretty old. dad just probably wasn't in that building.  the language is awesome! its coming really well.  every friday night there is a building wide tie trade.  ha ha its so fun walking around the building and trading with everybody.  some people are way to in to it.  you should send me some old ties.  on sunday we go on a walk to the temple.  it is really nice to get outside.  i saw jeremy vincent up there and we talked for a while.  it is a highlight of the week. 
          There are devotionals on sunday and tuesday.  They are great.  me and elder williams decided to join the choir.  they practice on sunday and sing on the tuesday devotional.  it was fun. we got to the sunday devotional thirty min early and it was already packed so we sat at the very top.  15 min before it begins the whole congregation sings the prelude.  its fun.  we sand army of helaman as one of the songs and it was truly amazing.  in the chorus the words were switched from "we will be the lord's missionaries" to "we are now the lord's missionaries"  it caught me off guard.  right then i really relized that i am a missionary and i felt the spirit so strong.  it also gave way more meaning to the third verse. I want you to send me those lyrics.  man i was almost crying.  On the tuesday devotional elder cook came.  He was so good! it was the most spiritual meeting we've had.  i can't get into the details but it was a great talk about the first missionaries in england and our importance today.  at the end he gave us an apostolic blessing that i wrote down.  i truly felt that he was an inspired witness of Jesus Christ.
       on wednesday new elders came which was awesome because it meant i was a veteran.  they all looked so scared.  we helped some find a room and it was enjoyable being the "big kid" ha ha.  I left that one towel home and was wondering if you could send it. 
       i've learned a lot in Malay including how to pray and bear my testimony.  here's my testimony: 
Saya tahu bahawa Yesus Kristus adalah Juruselamat kita dan Penebus kita, Saya tahu bahawa Thomas S. Monson adalah seorang nabi Allah, dan bahawa Kitab Mormon adalah firman Allah. Sayay tahu ini benar melalui Roh Kudus, saya bersyukur untuk Injil dan untuk pengetahuan ini, Dalam Namu Yesus Kristus Amin
       I'm so excited to be out here and i hope you guys are doing alright.  I love the spirit about this place and I know that I will be blessed for my decision to serve and so will you guys.  I can't wait for a letter. tell jaynanne to write to me. 
Love, Elder Petersen

1 comment:

  1. Trevor Man i love you so much i am crying right now writing this we miss you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! I'll wirte you soon!!!! happy easter (bunny)

    Love, ()_()

    *mollie* (your favorite youngest sister!) :)