Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

The Clock is Ticking

Dear Parents and Families,

It has been a great week here in the Oklahoma City Mission.  The weather is on the verge of being hot, roofers are everywhere in the city repairing hail damage from the last two weeks, flowers are blooming profusely, and the grain is starting to turn to amber.  The missionaries are enjoying the favorable weather and the long days.  We have reached the point that they pretty much have daylight for all of their work.  Life is good.

We had Zone Conferences for the Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma City South Zones this week.  Everyone loved going to the temple.  There is peace that heals the soul.  It is good to see a room full of missionaries in the Celestial Room.  I feel like I am surrounded by angels when we are there.  There wasn’t a lot of time to do other things but there was time for President Gee and me to begin to say our good-byes.  I tried for the first two Zone Conferences and finally decided it is just too hard.  I couldn’t say much so I just gave up and told President Gee he has to do it for me at the rest of the Zone Conferences.  President Gee talked with them about the natural releases that come with every calling.  He expressed appreciation for the support they have given us and encouraged them to get ready to immediately shift their loyalties to President and Sister Taylor.  He also explained we will be going home to party with the returned missionaries and all those we are leaving behind are invited to the parties when they get their work done.  President and Sister Taylor will be their new “mother and father” but we would like to be their “grandpa and grandma.”  This will be the message for the Norman and Lawton zones during this coming week.  We look forward to meeting with them on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are in the process of the last round of interviews this week also.

The missionaries are still working hard.  We are pleased with the things that are happening in the mission.  We love to share the excitement when they find a new investigator or set a baptismal date.  We love them for their diligence even if the longed for results aren’t happening at the moment.  They are admirable disciples of Christ.  We try to remind them that we do our part and leave the results to the Lord.

We pray for you families every day as well as the missionaries.  We know your love, support, e-mails, letters and packages keep them going.

Love, Sister Gee (and President Gee)

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May 24, 2010 - Posted by | Letters from Mission President/Wife, Uncategorized

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