Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baptism Week

September 24, 2012
Woooow, yeah so we had a great ending to a good week, (C) and (D) were baptized Saturday by their 19 year old brother (M). haha it took a couple times for each of them to get it right but they did, and I confirmed (C) and elder lee confirmed (D) and what was even cooler is on Saturday we had an investigator named (J) come to the baptism we had only met her the night before and we taught her the restoration and then invited her to the baptism so she came and she loved it and then afterwards we taught her the plan of salvation with the senior couple in our area the Bowman’s. She stayed up until 4am reading the book of mormon after we taught her the first time haha that’s cool. She didn’t come to church cause i think she felt a little overwhelmed cause have given her a lot of information in only 2 days and committed her to baptism so she told us that she was going to read and pray and let the spirit guide her on what to do, but hopefully we will be able to teach her on friday. we have been finding so many cool people lately and its so cool this area has been so prepared and people are just coming out and are so accepting to the things we teach, they might not all get baptized but they are open minded. Elder Lee and I are getting along great haha, we have such a good time together. It’s crazy to see how the time is going by and it goes so fast.

Well that is a great story to hear from coach moretti and yes i would be glad to help coach when I get back.

So mom i don’t think I will need another white shirt so don’t worry about it cause suit season starts right after conference anyway, so I wont really be wearing that many short sleeves.

Alli that’s a sweet cart wheel you did there, now you have to do a back flip!

I’m glad to hear brennan boyle is doing good, tell him I say hi.

That’s all I got for you guys
Love Elder Harper

Monday, September 17, 2012

Some new Pics!.

A fun random picture found on the Senior Couple's Missionary Blog.

Tranfer Day with Elder Harper on the right. His new companion to the left of him, Elder Lee. To the left of Elder Lee, is one of his former companions, Elder Stever.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hey man its been a crazy week, hahaha

Yeah so last monday we got a flat tire, I think i told you guys about that but we had our little doughnut tire on for the day haha and we got it fixed on tuesday morning. Tuesday was crazy we were trying to find people to go to a fireside with president holm they are doing one every other month now but we couldn’t find anyone so that night we biked around Marion and went to a street to knock and the first door we knocked on we talked to this lady named (D) she is really nice and she said that she usually talks to missionaries but tells them to leave, cause they are too pushy or something and so we were glad that she hadn’t already told us to leave but we had a great conversation with her and she said she would read the book of mormon and pamphlet we gave her so we are excited to see what happens. We had interviews on Wednesday, it was great to  hang out with elder williams and elder isrealsen who are still the AP's and we also taught (C) and (D)who are the youngest boys of a part member family who has started coming back to church and they are being baptized this saturday the 22 which is way exciting. On thursday we got a call from (S) mom telling us to go talk to (S) cause something had happened at school so long story short we went over talked about it and also read the scriptures of the stripling warriors and he got pumped up about baptism and wants to go on a mission. So the next morning we got a voicemail from his mom telling us basically since we didn’t call her back and tell her what we talked about she didn’t want us talking to him or her or go to their house anymore and we were like "what the heck!!" NO!! but we found out that she was over reacting to us because (S) had run away and they couldn’t find him but last night after wondering where he had gone we found him walking down the street with help from his little brother so that was a relief and we put him on date for sep 29 to be baptized. We also had a birthday dinner at a pizza place with an older lady member who just turned 92 years old haha awesome.

Well that’s cool to hear about grant and sad about Eli getting hurt that’s the worst.

Man ASU LOST! They spanked missou last year, is the new QB Kelly pretty good? What year is he? freshmen?

Cool to hear about dylan.

love elder harper:)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Monday, September 10, 2012 9:06 AM
Wow this week was crazy!
So I don’t really know where to start. We had a zone training meeting with just the missionaries in the zone and the zone leaders and it was great to see elder McPheters there. We talked about Blythewood the whole time haha but it was a good meeting. Got to discuss the challenges in the zone and how we can overcome them, afterwards Elder Lee, Denny, Brinkerhoff and I went to a hibachi buffet in Florence and it was good. Elder Lee tried the baby squid hahaha ewww it was gross he got it on video but I wish I had my camera. oh yeah so last night as we were driving home we heard this loud clanking noise under our front left tire and we figured it was a nail but we couldn’t do anything about it in the dark so this morning we saw that our tire was flat! AHHHH! haha so we had to get out extra tire and change it which messed up our plans a little got a picture (first flat tire ive ever changed). Good thing elder lee knew how to do it.
Well on my exchange with elder Brinkerhoff I learned he is super smart and know lots of stuff especially like random stuff about the bible and he explained where the name Jehovah comes from that’s was cool and I wrote it all down. Then on Wednesday we had mutual and lots of kids came. I think we had 13 youth there which is awesome cause we have been getting like 1 or 2 there since I’ve been here and so the (G) family is active now they have 6 kids and then this new kid who is 17 named (W) and is almost a one year convert moved in and brought his cousin and we are gonna start teaching his cousins and family who he lives with him in (M) he is awesome.
Then Sunday we had 9 nonmembers at church it was so awesome. I’ve not had that many in so long. (L) and ( F) came and  (S) came and he loved it and he had a flamingo tie on haha, (W) brought his cousins it was a great day at church, so we had a pretty full week.
Man I’m excited that Duncan is going on a mission he is gonna have so much growth as a person I’m excited to see him when he gets back. yes tell him he needs a camera!
I’m excited to see elder law when I get home. That will be awesome.
I got the package it was great and the cookies are good.
I gave elder lee those names of people in alpine so well see if he knows any of them.
Everything is going awesome.
Love Elder Harper:)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Companion

Monday, September 3, 2012
Hey everyone,
So transfers happened and my new companion is Elder Zach Lee. He’s from Alpine, Utah but he came on his mission from Hawaii because he went to BYUH for a year. He’s a really cool guy and I am so glad he is my companion haha we get along great and he likes to talk, its just been great cause I can open up and laugh and have a good time and still be working hard and getting the work done that we need to, he also reminds me of Cory Thurston haha he has the same personality and he even looks like him a little bit so ill send you a picture and you can compare. Since he is from Alpine, mom he might know your friend that you have that lives there.  I don’t remember who it is or their name but could you tell me to see if he knows them. He also knows elder laws cousin, she goes to BYUH and he was good friends with her out there. So yeah, I’m pretty excited to have Elder Lee as my companion now, and also elder Cranford went to Charleston, Elder Stever was at transfers and he got white washed into Augusta with Elder Wilkinson. so I feel a little weird being the one taking the lead again, but I’m getting used to it fast. We have some investigators that kind of go on and off but D is doing great she is on date for Sept 29th and she has already read into 3 Nephi, she’s so cool and she knows the gospel is true. L and F are okay, they were staying with a friend but, they are now in a motel and it makes it even harder to teach them so we are kind of waiting to see what we can do and they have lots of stuff going on so they are pretty stressed out. I don’t know if I’ve talked about this family at all but the G family finally came to church they needed some church clothes, we found out, and so they came and I got a picture it was a great success they are less active but they have 2 younger sons who haven’t been baptized yet so we are gonna fix that. Oh, and our district has changed. We are no longer with Florence anymore we got switched to the Conway district which is just us and the conway elders, Denny and Brinkerhoff, and elder Denny is the district leader so we are just a regular companionship which wasn’t what i was expecting, but I like it cause we can just focus on the work. Elder Lee has only been out for 3 months he just got finished being trained in Augusta! So he is my second companion that has come out of training.

So, that’s pretty crazy to hear that Eric is getting married haha man tell him congrats for me.
Also, i don’t know if you guys are video taping the games or that somebody is cause I want to be able to watch some of these awesome plays, all I can do is think in my mind how awesome it would look to see grant doing that. Keep it up buddy, go destroy the other teams.
Yea the weather here is always changing. It was mostly cloudy and rainy for august and know its really humid and hot again, but hopefully it will start to cool off cause the leaves on the trees are starting to change earlier then normal
 Well I think that’s all i have to write this week I can’t think of anything else. Tell Dylan I say Hi tonight and I would love to hear from him in a letter. How is Tanner doing?

Love Elder Harper:)