Going to Reedsport!

Hello Dear Family and Friends!

How are you doing this fine Monday afternoon? Things are going wonderful here in the Oregon Eugene Mission! Guess what!!!! I am getting transferred to Reedsport, OR! I am going to be next to the coast! I am so excited! I am really looking forward to this and I hope that things go well for me and my new companion, his name is Elder Lambson.

This week went really well, we helped give service to a few members in our ward and we held our weekly Book of Mormon class and our weekly planning session. Something pretty interesting happened during that session. We received a referral from our zone leaders the other day and we tried to contact it that same day, but when we had a moment of opportunity to do so it was already getting dark, and we couldn’t find the address, it looked like it was incorrect. So, we reported what we did to our zone leaders and let them know we would try again when it is brighter. But! We were doing our weekly planning session the next day and we were looking for an old teaching record for a woman that was being taught several months ago, when lo and behold we found a teaching record for the referral that we tried to contact! Turns out the address we were given was incorrect, and we also had some teaching visit information. Not a whole lot which is weird because they were put into the formers section without any information as to why they didn’t want missionaries or missionaries stopped visiting. That’s always hard when records are not up to date. Not sure what this means, but I hope that my former companion will be able to figure out what happened.

We had a wonderful Zone Training Meeting and General Conference sessions. I loved that we were able to listen to the speakers in their native tongues, well with the voice over, I think that makes listening to conference in the conference center that much more enjoyable and exciting. I learned a lot from conference and I hope to learn and apply it as much as I can the next 6 months.

What is such a super bummer is that with conference and transfers, we weren’t able to wish well all the members in the ward good bye because we didn’t have our regular church services. We were able to stop by our bishops house and give him the news and ask him to let the ward know.

I’ve learned a lot these past two transfers with Elder Allred, he will be a dear friend forever and I hope he and his new companion get along well. Klamath Falls is on my list of places to visit after my mission.

Well my dear family and friends, thank you again for all that you do and I love you all so very much! I will write you again next week and I hope you have an awesome day!

Best,

Elder Harper

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