Monday, May 25, 2015

"...He cannot walk in crooked paths..."

Hello my amazing family and friends!

This week has been quite a week of learning.  The work was a little bit slower, but we did have some cool experiences.

First of all, with Laura, we still weren't able to meet with her this week, but we have been keeping in contact with her through the phone.  She is still recovering, and she has also been able to listen to the Book of Mormon in the car wherever she goes.  She told us that she's been loving it, and that "the Book of Mormon is captivating!"  We were so happy to hear that she's going well, she's planning to meet with us this week, and that she's still reading the Book of Mormon, even though it's been crazy for her this last little while.

So this week, President and Sister Felix put on a zone conference/activity that we were all able to go to.  We went on a hike and learned more about the Spirit and unity in our companionships.  We each took turns being blindfolded, and our companions were there to guide us along the way.  Our companions acted as the Holy Ghost and we were to follow the "promptings" that we received, having complete faith and trust in what they were saying was right.  The theme for the whole day was Alma 7:19-20.

19 For I perceive that ye are in the paths of righteousness; I perceive that ye are in the path which leads to the kingdom of God; yea, I perceive that ye are making his paths straight.
20 I perceive that it has been made known unto you, by the testimony of his word, that he cannot walk in crooked paths; neither doth he vary from that which he hath said; neither hath he a shadow of turning from the right to the left, or from that which is right to that which is wrong; therefore, his course is one eternal round.

It was a great hike and activity, and I learned a lot.  The only bad thing about it was when they handed us popsicles that had been stored in dry ice.  I opened it right up and started to lick it, but it was too cold and my cheek and tongue froze to the popsicle!  Everybody started hurt.  Eventually they poured water on it and I was able to break free.  Just a fun memory to have. :)

Well, this next week will be my last full week as a full-time missionary.  I have high hopes and I hope that I'll have many opportunities to bear my testimony like we did this week with random people.  A testimony is a very special, precious thing; and what an opportunity it is to share that with others.  I have learned so much from my mission.  I will forever be changed because of my mission.

I love you all and I'll write you one last time next week!

Elder Harper


  1. :( I'm going to miss being able to check up on this blog. I love reading his letters. It will be nice to have him home again I bet. Especially for his immediate family. :) The popsicle story made me giggle.

    - Shelby

  2. Tracy Monney

    I love the zone activity idea! So great. I am going to pass that along to Elder Monney if it's ok. I love that they combined nature, hiking, teaching and unity.
    My brother lives in Northern California and he pointed out that California is nicknamed the golden state because that is the color of the hills. They are hiking in some golden hills!
    I hope everything works out with Laura and that he has many miracles the next nine days!
    Thank you so much for sharing all his letters. Each have been a treat and a blessing. I feel so privileged. Thank you.
    And shout out to Brittany for her outstanding talents and work on the beautiful blog.
    Have a wonderful week!