Dear Family and Friends,
This was a great week; there was tons of service to be done.
Monday was a monthly missionary gathering at the Stake center. There were lots of sports played and board games to play. We had dinner with the Cantwells. We learned that he was on a video that was show in the World Series.
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Tuesday we did some service for an old lady in Smithville. We raked more of her leaves outside her house from some giant trees that she had. We also went to the Johnsons to see if there was help needed. Bro Johnson is getting baptized this Saturday. It was cool that when we came over we were also able to answer some questions that just came up. We had dinner with the Keeneys and they had invited one of their friends over for dinner with us and then to go to mutual. We were able to answer some of her questions and talk about the Book Of Mormon.
Wednesday we meet all kinds of people, as we were tracting. We talked to lots of people also handing out some Books of Mormon
Thursday, Brother Tallant went with us to do some service for a lady that we had tracted into a week ago. We filled like 10 bags with leaves and some of the bed of his truck. Smithville has a drop off site for leafs and compost. So we didn't have to pay anything. We also visited Josh and he has gotten busy with school and other activities. We had dinner with Bishop and his wife. We had Jack Stacks BBQ. It is one of the famous BBQ shops here in KC. We then had a meeting with him, we almost stayed the whole night talking about the progress of the investigators and Members.
Friday was Zone training and we talked about the importance of Goals and how this mission has a goal of 500 for year. We all brought sack lunches so we could all eat together. It was super fun. They also talked about asking everyone if we could come back to teach more. We tried that and got some referrals as we were tracting. We helped the Elder Quorum move a less active family into a different ward. We didn't have a dinner after service so we went to a Chinese food place to eat.
Saturday we attended a funeral. It was for Harley's wife. She was one of the people that founded Nellies, the sweet shop in Smithville. We are there at least once a week so we got close to them. It was held at the First Christian Church here in Smithville. It was interesting to see how it was done at a different church. They used scriptures that we know more about because of modern revelation. There was lots of the ward that show up. Afterward we had our meeting with Brother Litster, we had it at the Library. It was interesting to have it in the library. We had planned to do service with Sister Thomas. She had something happen so she didn't make it home on time. So we went by some members looking for Service. We went to the Johnsons and they had more for us to do, plus more questions that they had. On our way back I felt prompted to stop by the Austins. It was the perfect timing. We were able to visit with them and help them out a little bit. The Kissingers had made chili for us to pick up. On our way there and back we saw tons of Deer.
Sunday was ward conference. We sang in the Choir. The stake president spoke and Bishop. They talked about how we need to be unified to get things done. They used the Royals as an example. They also talked about how technology is good but bad. We need to be careful using it. President Thomas in the last hour talk about being prepared for the second coming. He also talked about how we need to take it into our heart and be changed. We had dinner with the Smiths and they had pumpkin donuts. We visited with the Shanks and shared Alma 34:37&38 talking about being Thankful since we have so much.
I had a great week. I hope you also had a great week. Thanks for the Letters and have a great week.
Elder Benjamin Allen