Thursday, July 7, 2011

Letter home - July 5, 2011

whats up!
so this week was a really good one, we haven't had a legit investigator for a whole month now and any investigators we have had haven't really progressed and anyone who has served a mission knows how tough it is when nobody progresses, so here the story. About 3 weeks ago we knocked into this guy and gave him a card and he said he wasn't really interested so it was just a normal contact, and then the next day we were in the same apartment complex and we helped a lady take her groceries up to her apartment and it ended up being his wife, then a couple days later he saw us on a side street and he stopped and said hi to us and thanked us for helping his wife so that was cool of him, then 2 weeks later we get a referral on our phone and we called the number of the person his name was tim and he said ya to come by his office in a couple minutes to talk cause hes been having a lot of weird coincidences and so we go to his office and it is the guy that we knocked into and he said that his wife threw away the card we gave him but that after all the times he saw us and when we helped his wife he decided to check out the website cause he remembered what it was called and when he was looking at it he saw us ride by on our bikes, so he thought that was wierd. so after we talked to him for an hour he said he has been baptist all his life and he said hes been taking a seminary class trying to learn more about other religions and so long story short he told us that if after he reads and prays about the book of mormon that god tells him that this is the right path that he is willing to change his life completely and become mormon. so that was the coolest thing that has happened this whole transfer and he is a smart guy but he is so open minded and humble.
transfers were not this week they are next week because since our new mission president came in they extended this transfer to 7 weeks and the next transfer will only be 5 weeks, to even it out. this week wednsday and thursday there is a leadership training meeting so me and elder law will be going down to columbia since he is the district leader. also this week we went on exchanges with the spanish elders and i stayed in boiling springs with elder boyd and that night i found out the elder boyd knows lindsey blaser, his name is clarke boyd hes from texas and he said he went to BYU with lindsey before his mission, that was wierd cause we talked about lindsey the whole time since he is the first person that knows someone that i know from arizona haha so that is sweet. 
we got all the stuff you sent and elder law loved his birthday present. although i dont think there were earphones in the package you sent me that had elder laws stuff in it, so you might want to check and see if you put them in there. alli looks so wierd with braces on oh my gosh haha, and grant looks like a baller in his all stars uniform, he looks so much older too, man its wierd. Sweet you guys saw kassie, shes going to massage therapy school in utah right? dang shell get done at christmas thats fast. how is she doing? i saw in dylans letter that coy only has 3 months, haha thats sooo crazy it went by soooo fast i feel like he just left. Dylans letter was weird the start of it didn't really make sense whats going on with elder diaz?
man i love our ward its so crazy, just so many families moving in all the time, do you think they will split it? we didnt realy do anything for july forth but a less active family the whitehouses invited us over for dinner at 3 since we had lockdown at 6 and we ate ribs it was good then we went and slept over at the spanish elders apartment and we played monopoly for like 3 hours haha i totally lost, it was fun tho and then we ate cookie/brownies and we talked about funny embarrassing stories, it was a fun p-day we had a ward breakfast and we played football haha we got soooo sweaty oh my gosh my clothes were soaked, and we were in our slacks and white shirts and ties.
Grant: so hows baseball going, you look like a stud in your pictures, keep working hard and lifting weights. also i need a sports update next week ok haha
alli i will get you something but ill have to keep my eyes out for something good
well my time is up i hope you guys had a great 4th of july and keep praying for me, it helps.
love Elder Harper

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