Monday, November 11, 2013

Nov 11, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,

This week went well, we were able to see lots of people.

Tuesday we had a special training where President Keyes taught us what he had learned at the Mission Presidents conference. It was half of the mission gathered together at one time. We were taught lots of great things on how to be more effective as missionaries. The spirit was really strong there. It was also great to see missionaries that came out with me. That almost took all day. After dinner we had a great lesson with Alex, we taught her about the plan of salvation. I was able to invite her to baptism. She accepted and is planning for the 14th of December.

Wednesday we went to the farthest east of our area. We took the bus since we don't have the car and Elder Weatherford didn't have a bike. We were able to see some people. While we were out there waiting for the bus a member in a different stake picked us up and dropped us off at our next appointment. It was nice of him to do that for us. We were able to give Sister Pitt a blessing before surgery on her eye. We had a good lesson with Sean.  We read from the Book of Mormon. We read about King Benjamin.

Thursday we meet a guy named Issac.  He is a worker at a restaurant. While we were walking past he yelled at us to come and teach him. We taught him a little but learned that he just wanted to debate with us. We had our appointments cancel. We were still able to see people. We ran to catch the bus one time and the bus driver was so nice to wait for us. We had correlation with the ward this evening.

Friday was exchanges with the North Elders. Elder Smith came with me to my area. We had a great day together. We taught a lesson to Maryella.  She is from Mexico and knows only a little English. I wish on of us could speak Spanish.  We had a great time together. We found some new people to teach.

Saturday we had a great day planned but it just didn't go as planned. We taught Sherlly about the restoration and invited her to be baptized and she accepted then we taught her grandson Martino and he also accepted and invitation to be baptized. We went to David's and taught him about the Priesthood since Bishop wanted to meet with him on Sunday. We were able to meet with Monal and Amit. They are from India. We talked about the Book of Mormon and read some with them from it.

Sunday we had 4 of our investigators at church. The ward fellowship them very well. After Church Elder Weatherford and I walked 3 miles to meet with a investigator and he wasn't home so we walked back. We had dinner with the Condies and they invited Sherrly and her grandson over for dinner. It went well they loved being able to get to know some members of the ward.

Next week we have transfers and I think Elder Weatherford will be leaving. He has been here for 6 months. He still hasn't gotten his visa to India. I think I will stay here and get a new companion. 

Thanks for the letters and Emails. I love you.
Elder Benjamin Allen

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