Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Letter home 1/16/12

Yes, we have officially moved georgianna out of the ward and she now in boiling springs, which is a bummer but is still pretty cool though, she was so thankful that we helped her move she had a lot of stuff and got it all in the u-haul, what is funny is that the u-haul had an Arizona license plate on it hahaha i thought that was weird/cool. We got to call the elders in Boiling Springs and tell them about her and they helped her move into her apartment.

This week we had lots of trouble trying to get in contact with investigators, they were never home and wouldn’t answer the phone, one in particular is mike. He has been taught everything so hopefully we can contact him again. Ha ,ohh man, so in church on sunday i gave a 5 minute talk on youth and missionary work and it went very well and when we stood up to sing the music before the 3rd speaker, a member runs up the isle and screams "bishop stop, someone is having a seizer (I cant spell that) haha but apparently this old guy had gotten up and was walking out and just lost consciousness and fell it was kind of awkward cause there was an abrupt stop to the music and they got him out to the foyer and we went on with the program. I guess kinda like when the timmerman boy fainted in church one time.

We also contacted a referral we got from the new pilot program we are doing and she is really cool she wants to read the book of mormon and wants to know more about us. Its been freeezzing cold when biking this week haha we never realize how cold it is and than i don’t bring gloves so I always am riding in like 35 degrees weather without gloves or tissues haha I need to get better at putting gloves on. Oh, georgianna got me and elder north ties for a gift because she is leaving and i got a cool blue and gold tie I was like wow sick tie. I did get a letter from Courtney this week and found out that Kevin and Lauren aren’t dating anymore cause Lauren moved to California so ya.

I can’t think of what else happened this week..... oh ya me and elder north were witnesses at a secret wedding hahaha our ward clerk was getting married and wanted to keep it a secret and so the bishop married them and since they had no witnesses they called us haha it was pretty cool.

Man, you guys are going to lake knoll without me? that’s mean, haha but, ya that would be cool.

yep i got the movie all good and we did have movie night but nobody showed up :( its been really lame lately i don’t know why, haha, and we did have basketball night but we weren’t there we were teaching Georgiana a new member lesson so the aiken elders went.

we do usually eat with all 4 of us in the apartment we have had our fridge packed with leftovers so we haven’t had to really cook much but we haven’t had too many dinner appointments lately but its ok, we had a member couple have us over 3 nights in a row and they took us to five guys on Tuesday, haha I have never had that happen before.

Lindsey possibly getting married!! well i do have to say its about time, she couldn’t get through BYU without it, haha well send me pictures when the engagement happens.

well i need to go but it was a good week, we are going to a part members home tonight and inviting him to be baptized during FHE so well see what happens, i have a feeling he will say yes though ha.

Love you guys!

Love Elder Harper:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Letter home 1/9/12

sooooo this week was awesome, so I will start off with the best thing that happened, as you know georgianna got baptized at 4 on Saturday and it was so cool President Holm came to it and he talked on the holy ghost, it was so perfect cause we watched some mormon messages while she was getting dressed and stuff and they were on patience and the priesthood it was cool cause georgianna's mom is not a member and she was there and president definitely focused his talk a little on her it was cool she lives in Gilbert (Columbia area) not arizona, so maybe the missionaries there can teach her, georgianna loved the whole thing elder north baptized her and we forgot to practice it before so she had to get baptized 3 times cause her leg kept coming up, haha and then president let told her that her he had to baptize a 6 foot 7 guy on his mission and president is shorter then me so he had to do it 7 times before they got it right, she laughed at that. The sad thing is because she has some health issues she has to resign from her job and move out of the area and she is moving on saturday so yesterday was her last sunday here, but i found out that she is moving to.................... Boiling Springs!!!! haha I know i freaked out too when I heard that, so now all of my converts so far are going to be in boiling springs I think thats crazy. I got to confirm her yesterday and it was soo cool i could feel the spirit so strongly.
on Friday we had the leadership training meeting and it went all day i got up and picked up elder mcpheters and elder fuller in Augusta at 6:30 so it was still dark and we got back there at like 6:30 so it felt like nothing happened hahah it was weird and i drove the whole 200 miles, it was long but the sunset on the way home was cool. we had lots of new stuff that we got trained on, changing some things in the mission like the way we report numbers on sunday nights and other procedure stuff we are making it more simple which is better cause it used to be complicated and unorganized. it was cool at the meeting i got a posterity picture so all the guys who have been trained and trained ina group like elder law and his trainer and his trainees and their trainees so kinda cool and then also we got an arizona picture with all the guys from AZ.
biking every other day is pretty cool cause now im getting muscle in my legs
mom the mail gets sent from the mission office to me the same day they get the mail so it usually well get to me that same day
so if oswieler is leaving then who is gonna be the new QB is it a pretty good kid? and who is OC? haha
 the cardinals should draft brock oswieler!! yay maybe a good qb for once
sweet that all the teams except cardinals are good, do the suns still have grant hill? i know they were thinking of trading him. i LOVE ARSENAL they are so awesome and yes that would be cool to get a new jersey youll have to put a picture up next week. you should get a fabragas one he is the bomb, did bendtner play at all?
i think i would rather not live in park city utah maybe have a summer house there or something but not live there, i love arizona too much, 500,000 dollars would be nice though:)
well im out of time so i will talk to you next week and i really dont know about any presents for my birthday yet so give me some time, but i dont love you guys you are awesome, have an awesome week and do missionary work
love Elder harper

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Letter home 1/2/12

so this week was good we got to teach Georgiana the restoration and we are teaching her the plan of salvation tonight and also the word of wisdom and law of chastity and she shouldn’t have any problems with those so it should be good, when she read about how young women should only have one earring in the ears she immediately took her second set out, she isnt golden she is platinum hahaha like nothing is going to stop her she will be super faithful member of the church, she went to a YSA dance thing for new years and so she went to church in the Columbia ward cause she couldn’t make it to ours ya i dont know if i will ever find someone this solid again, I mean I hope I do but she is rare. we have a lot of less actives in the ward, like more than all the active ones times 2 haha and so we have tried to see mainly less actives but nobody is ever home so its been kind of bummer but we will keep trying.

There is this crazy old lady in our ward though her name is sister Phillips and i met her on my second day we decided to knock on there door and she let us in and said that her husband was inside and we later realized he wasn’t and then 10 minutes later he walks in the side door wearing a Speedo. AHHHH!. so ya that's kind of the weird story of the ward right now. 

Elder North is a funny guy. he is funny and he works hard and is great to get along with, he can do a good joker voice though, he is from Riverton, Utah. he also loves choir and drama, he came out a transfer after me. 

we put Georgiana on date for the 7th, so this Saturday and president Holm said he is going to try and make it to her baptism, I also have a leadership training meeting in Irmo on Friday and i will be driving down with elder mcpheters haha so its cool, elder law is doing great as far as i know, he is still an awesome zone leader. basketball night was great we played and intense game but movie night was lame haha nobody showed up so we just watched the movie plates of gold by ourselves with the aiken elders, ya if you could send me that testaments movie that would be cool i dont know about the other one yet we would have to ask president.

ohh i got a card from the Thomas's so tell them thank you when you see them, ya mom if you could send me like some thank you card that would be cool.

wooow you traded in both cars haha thats crazy, well dad i guess im gonna have to get me a tacoma and i will lift it and put some sweet rims on it myself, but the camry is pretty cool. i honestly havent gotten to read much of the magnificent obsession cause i have been so busy, i think im still in the first chapter haha sorry i am trying to make time.

ERIC BOUGHT A HOUSE!!  thats crazy where did he buy a house? ha i wondered why he got a set of pans for Christmas.

how is ASU basketball doing?

we live on mossback circle its like right below the mall

well i had a great week and i cant wait for the baptism on Saturday its gonna be so cool, getting to meet someone like Georgiana just makes me realize how true the church is and how amazing the gospel is

love you guys
Elder Harper :)