Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Dear Family And Friends

The weather here was interesting this week. We also had an interesting busy week.

Tuesday we went out with Angelo and tried so see some people but no one was home.  We had received a referral from the Zone leaders last week. We tried to go see him but learned that he had died. I hope he receives the gospel in the next life. We did some tracting and didn't have much luck since of the cold. We meet with Wade and talked to him about his mission and about his job as a sociologist.  We had a great visit with the Rudel family.

Wednesday we had district meeting.  We all had a Christ like attribute and had to teach the district about it. I was given the topic of Knowledge.   We meet with Juan and taught him the first part of lesson 1. We did some tracting and tracted into Ronnie that had meet with missionaries before. We had dinner with the Christans. They live on the outskirts of St Joe and you take a couple of dirt road to get to their house.  We were inviting everyone to the fireside that we were putting on the next Saturday.

Thursday we had a conference call with the Aps and the counselors to our mission president. President Keyes was in the hospital with some abdominal pain. We also had weekly planning. The weather was so nice.  We were able to talk with lots of people. We had dinner at the Force's bakery. We had lasagna soup. After that our appointment fell through and we decided that we need to go to the hospital. We saw Sister Hessler and on our way out we saw Sister Wkyert. She took us up to see a member of the ward named Sister Snapp. We had never met her and we had a great visit with her. It is interesting how the Lord took us to the hospital to see someone and in return we were able to meet with Sister Snapp.

Friday we went out to Wathena and Troy, which are both in Kansas. We tried to meet with some of the members and didn't have much luck. We gave Stephine Force a blessing at the bakery in Wathena. We drove to our west border, which is also the mission border. We meet with the Dewey family and talk with them about missions. They have a daughter that is thinking about serving a mission. We also meet with the Davidsons in the evening. The weather was so nice that we didn't wear coats all day.
Elder Alexander

Elder Allen - Which mission is he in?  Wichita or Independence?

Saturday in the morning we had practice for the fireside that evening. When we got there the grand piano had one of the f stings out of tune. Bro Dufrain just muted it with some cotton balls.  The weather was so cold we didn't have much luck talking to people. We had the fireside in the evening. It had started to snow just before it started. We only had active people show up from our ward and 2nd ward. It went well, the spirit was real strong there. The missionaries sang the last song which was “Come thou fount.”

Sunday we had a whole mission Fast.  We didn't have church canceled but second ward was. We had like 2 inches fall that night.  Church was good it was smaller that normal. We had one investigator come to church it was Shannah. 
After church it was still cold. We talked with Debbie about the Book of Mormon. We had dinner with the Dinning family. We had lasagna and strawberry salad and garlic bread. I was put to work helping make dinner since it wasn't done when we got there.  After Dinner we played Phase 10 with them and taught a lesson to them plus Shannah. It was a great evening.

I am doing great here in St Joe. I just don't like the cold weather and the snow. I hope you all are doing great. I love you all
Elder Benjamin Allen

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