Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Well this is my last email home and I’m gonna make it short and sweet cause i can tell you when i get back.

Cool to hear that steve  got called into the stake presidency, I wasn’t expecting that to happen at all,  president cannon will be great, his son clark went to pinnacle with me.

So this week was pretty sweet we had an awesome lesson on thursday with (S) and we talked to him about baptism and told him that he is ready, because he doesn’t feel that he is and when we read the baptismal questions with him and we were like you are ready and he even told us he knows that the church is true and that joseph smith is a prophet so that was pretty sweet.  He is getting baptized this saturday the 23rd and he was sad when i told him i was leaving. It was a good week though. Elder Moore is doing great he is ready to lead the area he will be a great missionary, he brings the spirit very well and loves everyone

I might be sending a box home I’m not for sure yet though, cause it might all fit in my suit case under the weight limit.
 I will be leaving my bike here and putting up for sale with the mission.

Well, that’s all i got, see you on thursday at 12
Love Elder Harper:)


cool to see picks of eric

Not as Cold !

March 11, 2013
Hey everyone,
 Well this week started out pretty cold, but the past 3 days have been really nice and today its supposed to be in the mid 70s so its gonna be good. This week I don’t know how to describe it, we had a lot of good stuff planned, but a lot fell through. We had another fireside where we invite investigators and less actives and we had (S) coming but he had an emergency so he wasn’t able to make it and we haven’t been able to teach him for a while because he has been busy. We have had a hard time finding people, I don’t know why it’s been so hard, but it has and we haven’t been able to teach much either cause we haven’t really found anyone to teach. We have some possible good stuff happening with the less actives in the ward. We went on an errand for our high priest group leader to go see his less-active grandaughter and we went and talked to her and she said she would love for us to come by and teach her some, so we are pretty excited to do that. So the sisters in our ward have been trying to get in contact with ( R ),my convert here, cause she lives in their area and she left them a message today saying that she had to move up to Columbia cause her daughter has been in the hospital, so I’m bummed that i didn’t get to see her before she left, but hopefully she can go to church up there. So I got my bike cleaned a little bit, Nate in the ward knows how to work on them so he did a little bit for me and yes I’m going to leave it here and sell it to someone. Yes, i will be sending some boxes home I’m not sure how many though but maybe 2, I’ll do it next Monday, cause I didn’t have time today. Yes, next Tuesday will be my last work day with elder moore and i will try to get as many pictures as i can with the other elders. I will be going home with the same 3 elders i came out with and also elder Abankwa cause he got an extension and 3 other sisters

Way cool to see the picture of grant doing shot put, how did he do? Is he the best on the team?. Dude you are so big i can’t wait to see you in person.

We couldn’t really do anything for p-day today cause the other elders went to Charleston with their soon to be convert to play frisbee golf, I wish we could have gone, but oh well. We didn’t get to see the planes last week cause they all were in the air doing training, so that was a bummer but maybe next week we'll see. 

Well, that’s all for this week, crazy to think it’s the last full one, I’m gonna make it the best ever. Keep praying that we will find some cool people.
Love Elder Harper:)

March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013
Wooow that has to be the most new emails in my inbox on my whole mission like 24 of them hahaha took me a while to get through them all.

Well this week was good it was a lot better then the last 2 weeks we've had. Nobody came to church for us, but (S) our investigator who is in the army had to go to Georgia, so that’s why he wasn’t there, but we just don’t have any really solid investigators, we are trying to find them just nothing yet. We taught a lot of people but most of them were just people that wanted to talk and then didn’t really want us to teach them more, it was good still though. We didn’t get to take a tour of the plane last week cause it was pouring rain all day, but we did go to a Mexican food stand with the Spanish elders and get some real Mexican food, I got some cow tongue quesadilla’s, mmmm those were goood! We are going to get the tour of the planes today because its not raining, hopefully I can take pictures. We went to a member’s house early in the week and they are an older couple, the (G’s). They are really nice and the wife is Japanese, haha she is funny, but she got baptized 3 years ago and they still haven’t gone to the temple and so we talked to them and the hold up is because she doesn’t understand what the temple is really for and so we are gonna help them get on the path to get sealed. It has been so stinkin cold this week ha I don’t know why cause it’s March, but it is just still in the mid 40's and the wind is blowing hard and the humidity makes it feel colder. We had dinner last night with a young member couple who just moved into the ward and he is an air force fire fighter, it’s pretty cool and he also is a 3 year convert. It was cool to hear their story, and they are both younger then me, it feels so weird for there to be married couples younger then me that I could be friends with back home. We had a mission tour with Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy, he came and it was so cool the stuff he talked about, about how to help people gain a desire to become active in the church again or to do missionary work.
 He also taught us how to help others receive revelation, even in a teaching setting by asking them questions.  He is now one of my favorite general authorities

Well cool to see all the pictures of dad driving through Boiling Springs, it was weird to see you at the same place I road my bike past every day.

I didn’t know Jordan was getting home already, ha tell him hi for me.

Well, that’s all for this week
 Elder Harper :)