Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

This was the Best Week of my Mission!

Hey everyone!

Well, this week was awesome! I can’t even tell you in a way that you could appreciate it. Everything just seemed to click and start to work together smoothly. We have a lot of good stuff going on here in Altus. This week we taught 31 lessons (20 is a good goal) and we got 7 new investigators it was incredible. It is so cool when everything just kind of fits together like that. Yeah, this week was incredible. I’ve never been happier in my life.

There was one day this week when we had 20 minutes of down time before our next appointment with a referral. So, we decided to go knock a couple of doors. We knocked one, and no one was home. Then we knocked the second one and taught a lesson and got a new investigator, then we talked to the guy at the third house, taught a lesson and got a new investigator out of it. It was INSANE! Then, we went to our appointment and the guy we saw at our appointment became a new investigator. Crazy crazy stuff. That was probably the highlight of the week.

Well, transfer calls came in last night. Elder McGill and I are both staying in Altus for this transfer, which I am really excited about. I love being in Altus. In fact, I haven’t been in an area that I didn’t like–knock on wood. This transfer is when the Rattlesnake Derby takes place in Mangum, OK which is in our area. I hear it is one of the top ten things that you must do before you die. People come from all over the country to see it, so I will be sure to get plenty of pictures for you guys. It should be a blast. Everyone is stoked about it.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I sounds like all of you are doing excellent. I’m glad to hear it. I hope you have a good week. Love you tons!

Love,

Elder Peper

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March 28, 2011 Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

More Photos from Altus

 

March 28, 2011 Posted by | Photos | Leave a comment

Spring Break

Hey Everyone!

Sorry, Mom, I wasn’t on to email yesterday.  I sure hope you were out skiing and not waiting for me.  It’s Spring Break here, so the college that we email at was closed.  We went to the public library, but it wasn’t open yet, so we just decided to move on with our day.

We went onto the Air Force Base with a few of the members from the ward here.  It was a blast.  We played some ping pong, then went to the the gym and played some basketball, racket ball, and wallyball.  It was tons of fun.  Then, Elizabeth and Todd (Elizabeth was just baptized) picked us up and took us to Quartz Mountain.  When we got to the trail head, we decided it looked more fun to scale the rocks than to walk the trail.  It was pretty straight forward and not too technical, but it was still really fun.  We took TONS of good pictures on the hike, too.  It was a really good day.

Last week, some really cool stuff happened.  We saw one of our investigators on Wednesday and then I just felt really off for the rest of the day. Finally, I got a blessing from Elder McGill and thought that it would be good to go back and see the investigator again. So, we did.  And it turned out to be a really good visit.  Also, on Friday, we took him on a tour of the church building, which he really liked.  It was really cool just to stand in the chapel for a few minutes.  He commented on how much he could feel the Spirit.

On Saturday, we went to the town of Mangum. We saw a couple of people and tried a couple of potential investigators. On our way back to the car–in fact, we were getting into the car–a lady called to us from her house. She asked if we were Jehovah’s Witness.  I told her, “Nope.”  She said, “Oh, because I was hoping to get a copy of Awake! from them.”  I told her sorry and was about to leave, when Elder McGill (who was listening to the Spirit) said, “Well, we have a book for you.  Would you like it?”  She said that she would like it.  So we gave her a Book of Mormon and explained about it.  Then I asked if we could come in to teach her more.  She said sure and we had a great first lesson.  In fact, we are going back to see her this Saturday.  That was a cool experience.

Well, I’d better let you go.  I sure hope you had fun at Big White.  It sounded like a blast.  Take care.  Love you!

Love,

Elder Peper

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Finding the Joy in Service

Well hello all!

Things sure are working out here in Altus. Elder Chronister, however was replaced by Elder McGill yesterday. Elder Chronister was awesome, and so is Elder McGill so I am content. Things sure are looking good, though. We had 4 baptisms yesterday. A family got baptized, and it was the coolest thing ever. We were also able to set two more dates on Saturday, and they seem pretty solid. I’m so glad for the chance to be here in Altus. I can’t really explain it, but things are just going really well.

Elder Chronister and I had a good few weeks, and now I’m excited for what’s next. I think that we’ll both be able to help the ward out here.

 

I’m not really sure what all to say, there is not much that is horribly new, other than a new companion. I’m glad to hear that you guys all had a good time in Salt Lake. I was pretty jealous about that, but I know what I’m doing is important and I need to be here doing it. I have never had a happier time in my life than when I can see how much the gospel changes people. Even if the people all ready have a deep rooted faith. The gospel doesn’t take away their faith, it just adds to it beyond their wildest dreams. I love to see people change for the better and become happy.

Take care in Washington.

Love,

Elder Peper

The children in the Altus family that Riley Baptized

Altus Family Baptism

March 7, 2011 Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Photos | Leave a comment