Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

This week we have been in the car a lot. We have driven more than half of our miles for the month. 

Monday we spent the day in Platte City at the stake center with the other missionaries in the stake.

Tuesday we did some tracting and trying to see members and former investigators. We were able to find some that accepted a Book of Mormon. We did that till dinner, after dinner we drove to Platte City. We went to Platte City to stay the night with the elders there for zone conference in the morning.  Before we went in for the night we went with those Elders to teach one of their investigators that is single. I was able to bare my testimony about the church and General Conference.

Wednesday, Zone Conference! I enjoyed Zone Conference. We had it at the stake center next to the Temple. The topic was working the most effective. That is done 3 ways: 1) Our own efforts.  2) The Member’s referrals and Part Member Families. 3) Through the Area Book and ward roster.  We also need to be obedient so we can have the spirit with us. We also started exchanges after conference. Elder Taylor and I went together in our area.   We had dinner with the Dufrane Family.  After dinner we tried to see Chris he was just about to leave to go because some one had just died. We were able to meet with Xavir and taught him about the importance of the Book of Mormon. 

Thursday was very busy.  We had an investigator named Calvin drop us because his mom told him not to meet with us again. We went up to a small town called Rosendale, the members up there were not home. We tracted but no one came to the doors to talk with us. We exchanged back in Rosendale. Elder Alexander and I went all the way back down to Kansas. Had dinner with a less active family in Wathena. Later in the evening we saw Brook and her Family. We talk with them about General Conference.

Friday it rained lots. We weren't able to talk with lots of people today.  We had dinner with the Weddles. The wife is a member but not the husband. We had a great conversation with him about the gospel. We meet with the Webbers in the ward and got to know then and talked about how we can help them with their son that isn't a member yet.

Saturday we had a pancake breakfast in the morning with all the other missionaries in the stake. We had 10 Baptism in March so the Stake Presidency wanted to celebrate that. We also went out to Savannah. We were able to teach Mary about the restoration. We got a referral from her to see a friend. We also saw some less active people in the area. 

Sunday we had lots of meetings. Church was great; Sacrament meeting was on repentance and forgiveness. None of our investigators made it to church. We had dinner with the Williams. They had a friend with them and we were able to share a message with him. We also explained to him about what we do and why. It was raining most of the day. I am grateful for a car to keep us dry.

We woke up today to find that it was snowing.

Thanks for all the letters. I hope you have a great Easter.
Love Elder Benjamin Allen

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