Elder Peper

My Mission Experience


Well, I’m in Altus, OK now. It’s a crazy run-down town out in the middle of nowhere, but the people here are awesome. Church was pretty good yesterday. It is absolutely nothing like the ward in Norman, though. It’s tiny and the people aren’t youngcollege people. It’s more like the ward in Texas (because it’s a military ward) only smaller. I like it here so far. My companion, Elder Chronister, is a really cool guy and we’re getting along just fine. He is a hard working missionary, so I’m really glad about that. He’s been out for about 8 months so he knows what’s going on and what not which is cool. It should be a good transfer here in Altus. I’m looking forward to it. The only drawback is P-Day. The closest missionaries live 55 miles away, so we can’t see them too often. We do get to see other missionaries for district meetings on Fridays though, which  is a plus.

I’m just getting settled into the area here. The first few days, up until you go to church, are always kind of hard in a new area, but once you get to know the members and everyone else, it’s really not that big of an adjustment. I’m used to it by now, I guess.

Well, sorry to make this so short, but I’ve gotta go. There’s not too much else to say either. I will write a longer one next week. Hope everything back home is  going well and that you have a good day skiing today. Tell Madi she’s too cute and tell her to stop growing until I get home! Love you!

Elder Peper

New photos this week:

Elder Peper

Elder Chronister


February 21, 2011 - Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Photos


  1. Welcome to Altus.

    Please sign up for the City Alert System at http://www.cityofaltus.org

    Hope you enjoy your stay here.


    Comment by Lloyd Colston | February 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. Wow! Loved the pictures. Do they really let missionaries drive those kind of “rigs” now. That is really upscale. Your new area sounds like ours in Virginia. Our poor elders had p-day with us and played games. We traveled about 50+miles for distirict meetings also. One time in our branch building and the next time over 3 mountains to Welch, WV. There were only two pair of elders and us in the district. Sometimes we met with another district that had the same make up as us. Your letters bring back a lot of great memories for us. Your mom mentioned you had been out 15 months and we could hardly believe it. We are leaving in the morning to go to SL and take care of Madi for the week. We are looking forward to seeing all of the family together again. I guess we will have everybody that was in Qualacum Bay for dinner Friday night. That is everybody but you, however, we will have Megan and that will give us the same head count. We love you and love what you are doing. It is a life changing experience whether you are 20 or 63. Stay well and happy.

    Comment by Grandma and Grandpa Barrus | February 21, 2011 | Reply

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