Monday, November 25, 2013

Nov 25, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was an Interesting week. The weather has gotten real cold. Saturday it was 25 outside for part of the day. This week we biked and walk since we didn't have the car.

Tuesday we biked lots. We meet with a couple that have meet with missionaries before. They are Catholic but were just trying to bash with us. We then biked and tried to see lots of people but no one answered their doors.  Our dinner fell thought so we went down to the church and ate the left over food from the R.S. activity. They were having a Thanksgiving dinner with a talent show. We helped in the kitchen and did the dishes in return for some dinner.

Wednesday it rained lots.  We tried to see people but it seemed that no one wants to talk with us when it gets cold. We were able to see David and talk with him about the Temple and what he needs to do to enter into the Temple.

Thursday it rain even more. We bike down one of the bike trails and got covered in mud. We got on the bus to take us to the East part of our area and the bus driver gave us a free ride.  We were able to find some people to teach and found some former investigators that want to meet with us again. When we made it to dinner we were cold and wet and covered in mud. We had biked like 15 miles that day. We had soup for dinner, which was great. We then had correlation with our ward mission leader.

Friday we had a district meeting in Lee Summit since we have the Zone leaders in our district and it is closer for them to go there than come to Kansas City. Elder Horne is the district leader and gave training on the Book of Mormon. We went out to Pizza Street for lunch. It is an all you can eat pizza place. After District meeting we bike to the closest CVS to take Elder Horne to see a nurse. He woke up with lots of bites on his arms.  They told us that they thought it was bed bugs. We had dinner with the McCreas and had a feast.  She had cooked tons of food for us. She even sent the rest home with us. Our appointment with Kay didn't work since there was some miscommunication with every one.

Saturday we had the Mission office bring over new beds. We (Elder Lilywhite and I) then rewired the Air handler to heat up the apartment. We got the apartment up to 111. We were able to teach some great lessons. We meet with Lela and Bro. Wright. We taught Shirley and Martino about the plan of salvation. We then had stake conference. We were invited to the adult meeting since it was on missionary work. President Keyes spoke and President Goodson spoke. Then they had a Question and Answer about being member missionaries. Bro. Graham gave us a ride there and back since we didn't have the miles to drive.

Sunday we had the rest of stake conference. President and Sister Hardy (Kansas City Temple president) came and spoke. They spoke on the importance of the Temple and what blessings it can bring to others. They told the story of Sky and Lila. He also told his story of breaking his neck by falling head first down a flight of stairs. He is still in a neck brace, but doing all the things he is required to do. President Goodson gave the stake a challenge to study Preach my gospel by the next stake conference.  We then had a great lesson with Martino and taught him about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This week has been a good but interesting week. It is getting cold and might snow this coming week. I am excited for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the letters I enjoy reading them. I miss you and hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
 Elder Benjamin Allen

This was a sign that was on the Allen’s door that live in the ward. I think it is funny that they have a reference from the Book of Mormon.
"And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hears of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things."  1 Nephi 11:22

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