Dear Family and Friends,
This week was a great week, lots happening. Christmas was the Best day this week.
Tuesday was the exchanges with the Mound City Elders. I went with Elder Pickup to Mound City. He is waiting for a visa to go to South Africa. We spent the day in Blue Mound. It is a little small town. We talked to most of the people living there. We didn’t find anyone too interested. We had dinner with the Andersons. They are the Senior missionary couple in the Branch. They had invited a friend to dinner his name was Gormon. We taught him about the Book of Mormon. We then meet with Keven, a Mayor of another small town. It was a great day.
Wednesday we had district meeting. We talked about Goals and how to become better missionaries. We all ate at Taco Bell and we saw again the couple we saw last week eating at Subway. We went out to La Harp afterwards. We tried some people there. We saw a pond that had a diving board next to it. We had dinner with the Taylors. They had invited their family and ward members to come. We had dinner, sang Christmas songs, and acted out the Nativity. The missionaries were the Shepherds.
Thursday was Christmas!!! We had fun opening all the Gifts. We had lunch with the Greenwalls. The Taylors were also there. They had stockings with little fun gifts and Candy. We went over to the Patton’s to Skype. Brother Patton told us some funny stories from his mission and Christmas. We help unload firewood that his father in law brought over. We had dinner with the Hannons. We were expecting there to be lots of family and friends over. It turns out that they were all there for lunch when the Sisters were there. We had a good day.
Friday was lots of tracting. We talk to lots about Christ and their Christmas. In the evening we went out with Dr Guernsey to see some people. All of our appointments fell through. We were able to visit the Allens and give the Grandma a blessing.
Saturday we went to Humboldt, a little town that we cover. Not many people up and going. We did go out with Carl and saw La Donna. Brother Hannon was able to bare his testimony. He enjoyed it a lot. We visit the Pass family and shared the Plan of salvation. We saw the Coopers and we taught the kids they have about the restoration. It was a great day.
Sunday we had Church. None of our investigators came to church. It was good anyway. We were able to talk with the Edwards. They are very nice. We had dinner with the Taylors. We have seen them a bunch this last week. We were walking to a door when a car honked at us. It turns out to be the Porters dropping a kid off. We also visited with David. He is doing good still busy with kids.
I hope you all had a great Christmas. Have a great week and new year. Thanks for all the letters. I love you all.
Elder Benjamin Allen