Monday, January 27, 2014

Jan 27, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was an interesting week. The weather was warming up until today, it is like 9 degrees.   We went to the hospital almost every day. There are so many people getting sick.

Elder Englund is doing a little better. We still spent a lot of time inside. When we did get out the plans that we had for those times worked. We were able to see the people that we wanted to see.

This week we were able to meet with Gene two times this week. He is 93 and it is hard for him to quit drinking coffee. We read with him from the Book of Mormon about baptism and why we need to be baptized by one holding the correct authority given from God. We talked about the Priesthood and why it is only given to men. We went over the Articles of Faith. During these lessons he felt the spirit very strong and even started to cry because he wants to feel it more.

We were able to meet with Philomena and she is about ready for baptism. She says that she feels that she is recovered from having a baby and that she feels ready to be baptized. We just need to pick a date that works with her.

We went to the Dinnings and taught Shannah some more about the Gospel.   We learned that she is now staying here until March and is wanting to move here. She just loves the people here and how nice they are to her. She committed to come to Church this next week.

Church was great. Sacrament meeting was on Fasting and Fast Offerings.  We had the Stake President come and attend church with our ward.  He brought a little Card with the things that we should be doing every day, week, Month, and Year. He wants everyone that can read to have one that they look at daily. We have a young woman in the ward that just had her papers sent in to receive a mission call.

This week I have finished Helaman and now am in 3rd Nephi. I have enjoyed the extra time to be able to read more out of the scriptures. I am doing great and love all of you. Thanks for the letters and emails. I hope you are doing well and staying healthy.
Elder Benjamin Allen

I received the journal from Grandma and the candy from you thank you.

It sounds like Brother Lambright gave you the same presentation that he gave to the young singles in the stake that we attended just before we left. He told lots of stories that I enjoyed hearing. He showed us pictures of the temple up to that week. It was awesome.

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