Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

Summer is Upon Us

Hey Dad,

How are things going? Mom tells me that you’re golfing a lot. That’s really cool. Who do you golf with? I’d like to go golfing. I guess I’d have to get pretty good at it if I lived in Oklahoma because there’s not too much else to do.
The summer has been upon us for the last month, and it’s only supposed to be getting worse. It’s about 100 today and tomorrow and 90s the rest of the week. The humidity varies. Some days (like today) it’s about 50% or less and other days is between 80% and 90%. You just never know. Anyway, it’s supposed to be hotter than normal all summer. Cool! 🙂

We have set a baptismal date with an older lady. She is set to be baptized on July 17, but she has to quit smoking. One thing that was cool about her is that she had already prayed about the church before we ever even met with her. She was all ready open and willing to take the lessons. She was facing some opposition from her family, but she got over that pretty quickly. She is a super awesome lady. She has come to church every week since we met her. So, we’re pretty excited about that.

We’re also working with some other pretty good investigators. One guy basically made up his own religion. He reads a lot and draws a lot from Buddhist beliefs. He said he was basically a melting pot of all the worlds religions. He believes in God, but doesn’t believe that Jesus was the son of God. He thinks he was an enlightened guy (a semi-Islamic belief.) He basically believes the same things that we do, but just views them from different angles. One thing that differs is that he believes we come back to this earth until we reach a point where we are fully enlightened, and then we become a part of God. It’s a difficult barrier to breach because we are used to dealing with those that already believe that Christ is the Savior. It’s interesting, but is coming along. His girlfriend is a member so I think that helps. He seems to be open minded though.
Well, not sure what else to say in this letter. I hope your calling is going well, you should let me know how you’re doing. Thanks for your support! I hope to hear from you soon! I miss you!

Love,
Elder Peper

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June 23, 2010 - Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Uncategorized

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