Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven portion of the Wee-Chi-Tah Bike Trail

The missionary work in Burkburnett, Texas continues to move forward, although Elder Peper did have some disappointing news about an investigator they have been working very closely with for months.  She recently contacted the Elders and asked them to stop meeting with her.  Here is a bit of the story from Riley:

Elder Jackson and I were at Serviceman’s Group on Sunday and the Group Leader, Brother Chavez (coolest guy),  was giving a talk.  He was talking about when he was on his mission and shared how sometimes he would be teaching lessons and the Spirit would kind of take over, so that he and his companion couldn’t remember what they had said right when it was over.  I was wondering when that was going to happen with me.  Well, it happened with us at Janice’s this week.  We watched the restoration video with her, and she cried a lot. We set a baptismal date with her for April 10 and she accepted.  She admitted that the Lord had been telling her all along to get baptized, but she was ignoring the promptings.  We said a lot of stuff, and it was exactly the same situation that Brother Chavez had spoken about:  we couldn’t remember what we had talked about with her.  Right after we left, we couldn’t remember what we said, but we knew it was the best lesson we had ever taught.  So, Saturday morning we get a call from her. She tells us that she is sick and that she doesn’t want us to come over anymore. I’m not worried about her, though. She will miss having the Spirit around, and she’ll be baptized eventually, when she is ready.

Last P-Day, Riley’s District spent the afternoon on the Wee-Chi-Tah Bike Trail.  It is an 11-mile trail in their area that turned out to be a lot of fun.  They loved it so much, they are going back out again today.

We’re hitting the mountain bike trail again today. It’s 11 miles long, and it’s pretty fun. We hit all the double diamonds no problem (that should tell you how flat it is here.) It’s not terribly easy, but easy enough that I have no worries or problems. It’s fun stuff, and having a Camelbak is really nice as well.

Riley mentioned a portion of the trail called the Highway to Heaven (pictured above).  He said that it was really fun but “if you fall off, you are toast.”  I’m glad I’m not the worrying type.

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April 6, 2010 - Posted by | Photos, Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Wow, I wonder what happened with Janice to make her not want to continue with being baptized. Someone(even Satan perhaps?) got to her and talked long and hard at her.

    That bike trail is beautiful. Just because I knew I could not fall off from it at a certain spot (because I’d be toast), I’d be certain to fall off right there. Yikes!

    Comment by Denise | April 6, 2010 | Reply


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