Dear Family and Friends,
This last week was a great week for Elder Hansen and I. The weather is still nice and warm.
We went on exchanges with the Mound City Elders. I went with Elder Michelson to his Area. We spent the day driving and trying lots of Referrals that they had received. We had dinner with the Anderson's. They are the Senior missionary couple that are called to serve and help in that area. We went out with the Branch mission leader to teach a new member lesson to Donna.
We had District meeting this week. The topic for the day was the purpose of missionaries and our roles. We also talked about fulfilling them.
We saw Scott. He and his dad were working on an addition to his house. They were having an Electrical problem. I was able to help them fix the problem. He has been super busy with work and finishing the house to be able to come to church and meet constant with us.
We also meet with Mason. He is a less active member. We watched some Mormon messages with him.
This week we also got the Oil change in our car. The Shop we went to was super busy.
It was Elder Hansen's Birthday this Saturday. We didn't do much special on that day. We did do lots of tracting since most of the people we wanted to see weren't home. We did hand out a couple of Books of Mormons. One of the books we hand to a lady named Hallie. She is a home care nurse and we didn't get and address or phone number. There is no way to contact her so we hope she reads the book and finds a way to contact us.
We had ward conference this past week. There were lots of people that came to participate in the Conference. None of the Priests show up early so Elder Hansen and I blessed the Sacrament. It was my first time as a missionary. In Sunday School we talked about the roles that we all have. The most important is we are Children of God. We are given 3 things to help us with the Responsibility to get back to our loving Heavenly Father. There is Prayer, Scriptures and the Holy Ghost. In Priesthood we talked about the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood. I enjoy it when we have ward or stake conference.
I hope you all have a great week. Thanks for all the letters and Emails and the Support.
Elder Benjamin Allen
Here is an Email that Benjamin's brother Elder Andrew Allen received.
Here is an email I got this week. It is funny that Benjamin got to meet them. -Andrew
Hello Elder Allen!
I was going through our past letters and finally found your email address. We've been looking for it since Christmas to send you an email.
Guess who we met at Christmas time in Iola?! You probably already know by now, but we wanted to send you photographic proof that we did meet and hang out with your twin over the holidays. It was great to meet him. We had to constantly say, this isn't the Elder Allen we knew in Larned because we would start joking around with him like it was old times. You guys REALLY look alike! But we could easily kid him about table saws like we did you! ;)
Anyway, we want to let you know how proud we are of you and your brother! Your parents raised you both very well.
Thank you for the Christmas card and for keeping in touch with us on your mission. It's been great to hear from you.
Keep up the great work you are doing for the Lord! The Gospel is true and it brings true happiness. Have a great new year.
Tessa and Glenn McMillan