Monday, January 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,
This last week was a great week for us.
This weekend we had Member missionary days. This is where we have  members with us for the whole day. They would take pictures to put on Facebook and experience the missionary spirit. We had a lot of missionaries that came out with us. I think this will help them share the gospel more.  It was done since we have the Book of Mormon musical here in Kansas City.
This week we also had some great lessons. We had a member that had shared some info about the Church with a friend. His name is Ashton. He called us wanting more info since we was looking into doing a report on Mormonism.  We went over to his house and taught the Restoration and it was awesome. I hope he reads from the Book of Mormon that the friend gave him.
We visit a 91-year-old man and his daughter, which is a member.  They told us stories about how they saw miracles and the Hand of the Lord in their life. It was cool how some of the stories were before they were introduced to the church.
We went out with Brother Slaugh and he took us to see some of his friends and             co-workers plus we tried to see some members. It was awesome to meet some of the people that help Iola run. I hope this exposure to the church will spark their interest.
Transfers were this week. Turns out that we will be staying together for another 6 weeks. Not many changes happened to the missionaries serving in this stake. Elder Hansen had been out for a transfer less that me. He is from Utah.

We live in Chanute and we spend the most of the time in Chanute. We live in a small house in town.  It has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. There is a washer and dryer plus a covered carport. It is nice when it snows or rains ice during the night.
There are a small number of members that live in Chanute and lots that live in towns that are spread out.  Some members can drive for an hour to get to Church.
Everyone is getting sick around here. The Hospitals have been almost maxed out. They locked down the Assisted living place so no visitors could come. We couldn't go play bingo with them this week.  We even had members that went to Wichita to the hospital there.
I hope that you all have a great week. Thanks for all the letters and emails. I miss you all.
Elder Benjamin Allen

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