Monday, December 8, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

This was a great week, lots happened.  Monday after shopping and emailing we went to the Body shop. We had to take the car is since it had a broken headlight. Before I had gotten here the Elders hit a deer and it broke the Light.  We did lots of walking that night. 

Tuesday we did even more walking. We had service at the rehab center with the old people.  We played bingo with them and they were so excited to have us come and spend some time with them. After that we had our weekly meeting at Sister Wrights home.  The less active Pattons came with their new baby and we also had Sister Pass. She is the only one in her family that isn't a member yet. We read the last chapter of the Book of Mormon with them.  We had dinner with the Guernsey Family. After dinner they took a picture of us and the kids to put on Facebook. By the next day there were like 50 likes on it.  We went to Brother Burkman.   We were able to teach him the shorten lesson on the restoration.

Wednesday it was another cold day.  We saw lots of people. One family was the Allen Family. They were so excited to have a Missionary with the name Allen.  We have been inviting everyone to watch the movie called He is the Gift. We did some tracting and found some people that I hope will continue to meet with us. 

Thursday we had weekly planning. We also got our car back. It was all fixed.  We were also finally able to visit all the people far out. In the evening we went to see Carl and Kim. I help them start their Family history, for us to be able to go to the Temple with them. After they started they were calling everyone looking for info to put in. 

Friday we woke up early to drive to Paola. We had zone training.  They stressed the Area book and us keeping it up to date.  It was a long training. After wards we went out to eat at a Chinese food buffet.  We had dinner with the Hannon. They made chicken fried steak. They were excited to go to the Temple the next day. 

Saturday was another early day. We rode with the Lees to the Temple. It was a 2 and 1/2 hour drive there and back. It was awesome to be in the temple. I was able to confirm Bro Hannon for his ancestors.  We went to Olive Garden and had endless soup and salad. I love their bread sticks. We spent the day in Iola afterward. We also saw the Pass family. They all said they would come.

Elders, The Hannons, Elder Hansen, Elder Allen

Sunday we had a surprise visitor at our ward. It was President and Sister Vest. There were 4 baby blessings in a row. Both Patton families had their babies blessed and the younger Pass Family had their two babies blessed also.  I taught Gospel principles, and we had president there.  We were able to visit Bro Swenson. He told us the same story over and over. He had a stroke and it hinders his short-term memory. We had invited people to come to the Devotional but none came. I enjoyed it.   

Thanks for all the Letters and emails. I hope you all have a great week. All ways remember the true reason we have Christmas. That is because of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Elder Benjamin Allen

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