Elder Peper

My Mission Experience

Melting and Trunky


Things are going quite awesomly (is that a word?) in Edmond. Everything except for the fact that it is so freaking hot here I want to go hibernate under a rock! Elder Burnett and I are doing very well, except for the fact that he is making me trunky. That kid goes home in a week and a half and he let’s me know it all the time! It’s okay, though because it doesn’t stop us from working hard. We had a pretty good week, well, at least I did. I went to the Leadership Training Meeting in Moore, OK. It was a long 4 day meeting, but it was awesome. The cool part was that I got to stay in Elder Palmer’s area, so I got to be with him for a few days. Oh, he also goes home in a week and a half. The hard part about this upcoming transfer. Most of the missionaries that I’m really good friends with go home in a week and a half, and then it’s just me. Well, there’s quite a few younger missionaries that I’m good friends with, but still. So, while I was at the LTM Elder Burnett worked another missionary back here in Edmond really hard. I guess after a couple of days he started complaining about how he didn’t feel good, so they spent the next couple of days staying out of the heat. Despite that, we managed to have a pretty good week overall.

Anyway, we taught a really cool lesson to a part-member family, and set a baptismal date with their son. It was a really cool lesson. We also are teaching a few other people, who seem to making good steps towards progression. I love being here in Edmond, it is one of my favorite places!

I hope I survive this week with the heat!


Elder Peper

This Week's Weather in Edmond, OK


July 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This Week in Edmond


Things are still going good in Edmond. We have been doing a lot of hard work. Elder Burnett goes home in just a couple of weeks, and he reminds me of it every day. Several times. In any case, we have been teaching a lot of really cool people. On Sunday, we were supposed to have five people at church, but none of them came. That was a bummer. I guess we’ll have to try again next week. We are teaching a couple of people who grew up with a non-Christian background, and that has been the coolest thing ever. They’ve been praying every day, reading the scriptures, and praying at the end of our lessons. Those are some of the most spiritual lessons that I’ve had on my mission. It’s so awesome!

It’s been ridiculously hot here in Oklahoma. I’m sure you’ve heard all about the heat wave that’s been going on here and tons of other states. It has been brutal! A couple of missionaries in the district have had heat exhaustion, but they’re doing much better now. Elder Rivas had it pretty bad on Saturday, so I stayed in with him and Elder Burnett and Elder Whipple helped a family move. That was a boring day, but I got a lot of cleaning done. The kitchen looks(ed) dang good!

Not too much to complain about. I really like Edmond a lot, the teaching has been going well and my companion is awesome, and my district is pretty cool as well. We have a four day Leadership Training Meeting in the city this week which I am going to, so that will be fun. Also, in a couple of weeks, one of Elder Burnett’s Recent Converts is going through the temple to get out her endowments, so we will both be able to go to that. That is going to rock!

Well, take care everyone! I love you all!

Elder Peper

July 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Independence Day 2011


It was good to hear from home. Sounds like everyone is having a great time, and it sounds like things are going awesome back home, as usual. I’m pretty sick of the weather here. This past June was the hottest June on record for Oklahoma City and you can tell. There hasn’t been much rain and it’s been hot. The wind has been described as a constant blow dryer in your face. I would love some 80 degree weather about now, I hope you don’t take that awesome weather for granted. It looks like it is going to be over 100 for the next two weeks. Hopefully, I will be alive by the time September hits. We shall see.

I do like Edmond a ton, though. The people are pretty awesome, and it’s pretty as well. We are working with some pretty awesome investigators as well. We figured out that the bus system in Edmond is free, so we have been taking advantage of that quite a bit lately. It gets us out of the heat and everything, so that’s awesome. It also takes us down to Oklahoma City for free, which in part is in our ward boundaries. It helps us out a lot.

So, yesterday was the 4th of July. President Taylor said that we could all stay out and watch the fireworks show. The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond was the location of the fireworks show. I guess CNN and USA Today rated this fireworks show in the top 10 places to be for the Fourth of July in the country. It was honestly the coolest fireworks show I think I have ever seen. It was awesome and the finale was amazing. I cant’ describe why…just tons of explosions I guess. We sat SUPER close to where they launched them, and we have all kinds of ash and debris from the fireworks raining on us. It was pretty awesome. I enjoyed myself.

Well, that’s about all I have to share. Love you tons! Stop being so trunky, Mom!

Elder Peper

P.S. My address is 909 N. Kennedy #203 Edmond, OK 73134

Elder Peper and Companion Elder Burnett (??)

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Letters from Elder Peper, Photos, Uncategorized | Leave a comment