Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

August 23 Communication

We didn’t actually get a letter from Riley this week (yet), but he did communicate a bit via email and provided some photos.  He informed me that he has had 7 baptisms to date and they have 5 more scheduled for September.  He’s very excited about that and is hopeful that he is not transferred next week (which probably means he will be).  🙂

I asked him about the goal they set of giving away 80 Books of Mormon during a one-week period.  If you recall, the other missionaries set goals for 10 or less and the zone leaders were annoyed with Elders Peper and Palmer for not being realistic.  He was happy to report that they gave out 83 books that week.

I also asked him about weight gain or loss, as missionaries tend to gain a lot of weight while serving, usually due to the kindness of the people in the area to feed them well.  I know that Riley has been working hard to ensure he doesn’t gain weight and he let me know today that he has lost about 6 pounds.  He also noted that he can run a mile in just over 6 minutes and can almost dunk a basketball.

He turns 20 years old this Sunday (August 29) and is looking forward to celebrating. Feel free to send him a card, if you wish.  I will work to add some of his photos in the next few days.

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