Monday, August 4, 2014



Well I walked into internet unprepared cuz I forgot everything I did this week. Well the work here is a little slow. We keep working hard every day and the ward helps but we have yet to see the fruits of our labor. I know they will come with time and patience but sometimes it's a little frustrating and sometimes it makes me think that I'm really not doing all I can but I'm gonna keep enduring to the end. Karen didn't come to church this weekend cuz of her husband, and Angel didn't come either because she traveled with her mom to Jaen. But we have been planning and thinking and praying and I think that the 16th of August will be a good day for both of them to be baptized. This week we are gonna visit them and see what happens. 

Well in a week there are transfers and even though my comp doesn't have too much time in the area it's likely that he goes cuz he only has 3 months left in the mission. There are 20 new elders coming in so maybe I'll train. It would be pretty sweet to have a child in the mish haha. Well this week I completed one year in the mish. It feels like the time has passed by real fast and I know this second year will pass by fast as well and that is what scares me. But I'm ready and excited to receive any responsibility that the Lord might give me in this next year and I hope to have the opportunity of bringing the gospel to many more lives. 

Well a cool experience we had was when we visited a less active youth this week. We were able to talk to the dad of this youth as well, who isn't member of the church. Well the dad was a little drunk but he opened up to us and told us how he had failed as a father and how his home has been failing. We taught him about the plan of salvation and the importance of families. He says he wants to change and be a better father. He has known the Elders for a long time so he asked us to give him a priesthood blessing and he thanked us for the comfort and council that he was able to receive from the Lord. The simple lessons and moments like this is when the spirit is the strongest and is what makes this sacrifice as a missionary so worth it . Well I don't have much to say but I know with all my heart that this church is true and that Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven live and love us no matter what we do but we are extremely blessed when we live with obedience. I love you all and thank you again for your love and support and your great examples to me.

Elder Harper

A note to Dad:  hey thanks for the advice Dad. This week has been a great one. You know me pretty well and sometimes I lose confidence and get discouraged but this week has been great. I'm really learning to trust in the spirit and the Lord and not my own abilities and when I do it, my teaching and work is a lot more affective and the spirit is always with me. Well I love you Pops!!

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