Monday, June 20, 2011

Letter home - June 20th 2011

hey home, happy fathers day dad!

So this week went by really fast, we went on exchanges with the Spanish elders on Tuesday and me and elder carter stayed in boiling springs and elder law and elder boyd went to do Spanish work, me and elder law didn’t get to plan before we exchanged so I pretty much had to plan by myself cause elder carter doesn’t really know the area, that was hard, it gave me a feel of what it would be like when a missionary comes in and doesn’t know the area very well or if I ever train a new missionary, so I hope I get better its just sometimes hard to remember who you need to see and where would be good to go that day. but everything I planned ended being very inspired cause we were able to help out (name) who is still trying to gain a solid testimony and plus he cant get baptized yet because of legal stuff. he’s cool he looks and sounds like morgan freeman. but we also got a call this week from the guy we found next to the gas station and he dropped us cause he just said he couldn’t rap his head around  believing in what happened to Joseph smith and all that and I tried to help him understand but it didn’t work. that’s what makes the work down here so hard people just have a hard time accepting or listening to anything different then what they are used to. This situation with (name) is what has been happening to us for the past month and a half. on Wednesday we got to go to the temple with the ward as they did baptisms and we taught an investigator named (name) who is 18 and has been waiting for his grandma to sign his record to let him get baptized he basically is Mormon already he comes to church and lives all the commandments but just hasn’t been baptized. (names of people they baptized) got to do baptisms for their family it was cool (name) loved it and said she could feel her mom when she did the baptism for (2 names) had an awesome time also. This week we have given a lot of blessings to people I think maybe 3 at least haha it’s been cool one for (name) yesterday because she hurt her eye. yesterday we decided to knock doors all day since we have no one to teach and we went into a nice neighborhood called apple branch and of course every neighborhood has NO SOLICITING signs and since we aren’t soliciting we are all good but people seem to think otherwise, everybody we talked to just hated us and was like leave, and one guy started arguing with us and said that we are soliciting because we are trying to convert him to our church and that we are selling our religion, lolololol woow ive never heard that one before and he said to leave or he would call the cops on us and we just kept knocking doors and what do you know 15 minutes later here comes the cops, haha they were nice about it but it just is ridiculous how some people are, they said that they got a bunch of calls about us in the neighborhood. So that’s now the second time that we’ve gotten the cops called on us for not doing anything illegal. there was a storm on Wednesday and I guess someone said there was a tornado funnel that was forming over boiling springs but it never touched down so that’s good haha. We didn’t find anyone new to teach this week so hopefully soon we will.

I loved the banana bread, mangos, and cliff bars. More cliff bars would be awesome if you want to send some in the next package, I need some more differin so if could get that when ever you have time that would be cool. I don’t need any new white shirts right now but when I do I will let you know. Um I really don’t know what you could send me just anything is good. I do wear sunscreen everyday, everything is healing pretty well, I have this thing on my index fingers though its like bubbles under my skin and its weird it gets dry a lot and I used the callas rubber thing to on my finger to see what happened and I like popped the bubbles but now there are like holes in my fingers and I don’t know what they are or how I got them.

I get to seen President Holm at the end of June / beginning of July he will be conducting the next transfer meeting, I don’t really get to hear about my MTC guys but elder Williams is in the zone next to mine, he’s in Greenville so when we have zone conference our 2 zones had it together and I see him every once in a while but elder Berenyi I don’t ever hear about but I know he is in Charleston, and I don’t know about elder ultra. hey I don’t know why I thought of this but how is tom who you took care of who is really old and he came over for Christmas, how is he doing? Yes I will get more pictures of people, I don’t remember what kind of dog the one I got pictures of was sorry. 

I got a cool letter from sister McConkie about Great Grandpa Choules, her dad who is Elder Stout served in the Southern States Mission when Great Grandpa Choules was President and he wrote a letter to her dad when her dad went home after his mission so that was cool a little small world connection ill send it to you in an envelope.

Grant: your jerseys sound like they are sweet, are they the diamondbacks ones? wow who’s Shania keufer? what stake is she from? girlfriend? haha. hope you have a great time since practice is starting for baseball, work hard man. any new news on the coyotes? I heard the MLB draft just happened who did the dbacks pick?.

Also how is Dylan doing any news on what they are going to have to do, with the new visa thing, and when they would have to leave the country by? well I hope you guys have fun in Chicago this week, sounds like Alli is gonna have a lot of fun, wish  could go see some cool stuff and eat way good pizza, you need to take pictures of the pizza, cant wait to talk next week.

Also there is a new mission office address because President Holm is moving the office to a new location so get this out to everyone who wants to send me stuff or letters and such. the address is :

110 Oak Park Drive  Unit B
Irmo, South Carolina 29063

elder Harper

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