Dear Family and Friends,
This week was a great week. There was lots of driving to do.
Monday was P day. We spent the day as a zone in Payola. We practiced for the Song that we would be singing for the Conference. We had a great time.
Tuesday we were walking and ran into a lady that we had met a couple of week ago. It turns out that she knows our recent converts and wants to come back. We did our service for the week playing bingo with the old people. It was fun. They look forward to us and expect us to come. We meet with Tina and Sister Wrights. We read out of the Book of Mormon. We read about Jesus Christ coming to the Americas. We were able to get in with Floyd and we talked about the Bible and the Book of Mormon. He told us over and over that he is a believing man. After dinner we were off to the Zone leaders place for the Evening. We stay there so we can get to the Mission office in a reasonable time. On the way there I had forgotten to get gas. When we did get to a gas station the tank was almost empty.
Wednesday was our All mission Conference. Everyone was there. We had talks about our thoughts and about the things happening around us like the Book of Mormon play. We had an awesome lunch. It was Chicken and potatoes with Pie. We then had an all mission picture. Sister Anderson from my last ward came to take it. It was a lot of work to get everyone in. We had a Christmas program afterwards. Every Zone did a song. We did O little town of Bethlehem. It lasted until 5. On our way back we stop at Oklahoma Joe's. It is awesome BBQ. We didn’t make it back to our place until after 9.
Thursday all of our plans fell through. We couldn't find anyone home. We did some tracting and everyone wasn't interested. We meet an atheist. The evening was better. We were able to teach RJ. We taught it at the Shaw’s. Everyone was sitting down but still a lot was happening. We had dinner with Brother Slough. We went to the Red Pepper. It had moved and took awhile to find it. After that we taught the Hannons the first new member lesson. We then meet James an Investigator that was so close to Baptism before he got anti. Very unique person. he was excited to come to the Christmas party. Turns out that he knows some members.
Friday we did service for Linda. She needed help with cleaning out a shed. Afterwards we went to lunch at pizza hut. We also went to the Library and I figured out how to put the video He is the Gift on DVD. We took it around to show it to everyone. We had dinner with the Adairs. They took us to El Pueblitos. It was good Mexican food. After that we saw the Pass family and the Coopers. We watched the movie with them. I love watching it.
Saturday we talked to lots of people. We found a new investigator. It was a father of a potential that we found a couple of weeks ago. We were looking for Tj but he wasn't there. He was in a drug rehab place. The Father was grateful for our concern and wants us to come back and share a message with him. We had the ward Christmas party. Lots of people came. We had to use every table in the building. We almost ran out of food. We had tons of investigators that made it. There was a program afterwards and it brought the Spirit in.
Sunday we had Church. Not one of our investigators came. They came to the Party and not church. There was only one of the speakers that showed up. After church we had Bishop's youth discussion it was on the Topic of patriarchal blessings. We were able to meet with a couple of people in Iola. We had dinner with the Taylors. It rained for the whole evening. Lots of water!! We were able to talk with the Kellers. They showed us all the new toys and technology there is.
Thanks for all the letters and the Love this Christmas season. I hope you all have a great week.
Elder Benjamin Allen