Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

“Missionary Life”

Although the Mission President and his wife sent three letters to our family this week, due mostly to the severe weather received in Oklahoma, Riley informed me today that there were no weather issues in his area.  The roads were and are clear and dry.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Riley is getting a new Companion on Wednesday, February 3.  That makes three companions in six weeks.  Apparently, the missionaries play some type of “Missionary Life” game based upon their missions.  The first area in which a missionary serves is considered his birth place.  Riley was “born” in Burke.  When a missionary goes home, they call it “dying.”  Any companion to a missionary that is going home, is said to have “killed” his companion.  I learned this tidbit of information when Riley informed me today that he had “killed” two missionaries, and he hated it.  Silly boys.

I received a couple of photos from Riley via email today.  One is posted at the beginning of this entry.  The other photo is posted under “A Week of Firsts.”  It is a photo of the Elders with the family they recently baptized.

Riley is doing very well (his words were “awesome” and “excellent”) and is excited about the work in his area.  They have several new investigators and are getting close to setting a baptism date for the minister.  She attended church this past Sunday and Riley said she liked it very much.  He will be meeting his new companion, Elder Jackson, tomorrow.  It will probably be at least a week before I find out more.  I will continue to post updates as I receive them.  In the meantime, prayers and letters are appreciated.

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February 2, 2010 - Posted by | Photos, Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. I only “killed” one of my companions. It’s nice to know that the missionaries are still playing this silly game.

    Comment by Chris | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Poor Riley is 2 for 2 on “killing” his companions. I told him this new guy should be very afraid.

    Comment by mbpeper | February 3, 2010 | Reply


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