Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feb 18, 2014

Dear Family and Friends

This week was an awesome week. 

Monday we did the usual things like shopping and played Basketball. We had dinner with Bishop and his family.  We talked with them about missions since they have a son working on his papers. We also introduced them to the family mission plan that our mission president created.

Tuesday we went to the hospital and gave Sister Hessler a blessing, she is in the hospital again. While we were tracting we gave away 4 copies of the Book of Mormon.  We talked to a lot of people and found 3 new investigators. We taught Russ about the Book of Mormon. He committed to read it this week. We went out to Savannah in the evening, we tried to see some people but most of them were not home. We also had a hard time finding houses since it was so dark.

Wednesday we spent the day in Wathena, Kansas. We saw Robert who is not a member but his mom is. We talked to him about the church and what he knows about the church. We saw some other less active people and some former investigators. We had dinner with the Whiteheads. He is the new Elders Quorum president. After dinner with them we spent some time just talking with him about the area and the missionary work in this ward. After dinner we made the drive to Kansas City. We were asked to stay the night with the New Mark Elders since we had a big Zone Meeting the next day. 

Thursday was the Big Zone Conference. We had Elder Martino from the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy.  The Conference was made up of the north top of the mission. The conference was awesome.  The spirit was very strong there. Elder Martino talked about the Atonement and the blessing we have because of it. He also talked about using the right member at your teaching appointments. He left us with a blessing when he left. We were all able to shake his hand. 

Friday was Valentines Day. We had lunch with the Embreys and they took us out to eat with the Sisters. We then tracted more and found out that many people on the church records don’t live there anymore. We meet with the Rudels that evening.

Saturday was a busy day. We had breakfast with the Eddington. Then we helped with some electrical problems he had in his attic. After we were done there we went out to Savannah and helped Angelo clean out a house that renters had moved out of. There was tons of trash in the house. We spent awhile there cleaning.  We had dinner with the Dinnings. I got to help in the kitchen making the soup that we had for dinner. 

Sunday was my birthday!!! I had an awesome birthday. Church was good we had one of our investigators there. We had dinner with the Cochrans. After dinner we calibrated by birthday at the Dinnings after we taught Shannah their friend. Thanks for all the cards and packages. I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. I hope you all get better if you are sick.
Elder Benjamin Allen

Here is a picture of me in the Attic. 

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