Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb, 16, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

This last week was a good week for us. This morning it was snowing. 

Tuesday we went on exchanges with the Mound City Elders again. I went with Elder Pickup to his area. On our way back we got a call from President Vest's phone. He called to let us know that Elder Pickup's Visa was in. Elder Pickup was excited to hear that. We did some tracting and walking on dirt road in the Golfing community. Not many people there were open to listen to us. We had dinner with the Senior couple. We had a great teaching appointment with a guy.  It was awesome since he had read and learned from what he did read. I got to testify that his answer would come. 
District Missionaries

Wednesday we had district meeting. It was about how our investigators need to come to church before they will progress.  We ate at the Mexican place again and the guy came out with all the plates of food on his one arm. I will try to get the picture from the other missionaries. We went out to Gas and La Harpe to see people. Most of them weren't home. We did stop by the Hoovers. They told us some stories back from when they had the missionaries living with them. We were able to help him with a couple of projects he had. In the Evening we stop by Scott's house. We help him and his dad finish some parts of the remodel they have done.  

Ward Missionaries
Thursday was great weather for some tracting. We were tracting down Main St. there was a lady that said to go talk to her husband in a shop on Main St. We didn't think much of the request to talk to him. We finished the street plus another. It was an hour before dinner and we remembering that we hadn't see him. We went by and he was expecting us, he gave us hot chocolate and we talked. He was nice but not to interested in our message. I'm glad that we went to the shop to talk with him. I wouldn't of like to not show up and leave a bad impression with him of the Missionaries. We had dinner with the Adairs. Brother Adair was able to find the house of his coworker. 

Friday we were able to read with our investigator Doug. We read the first chapter with him. We went to the Shaws in the request for a blessing. When we got there they were needing help with loading some furniture to take to a friend that had lost it all in a House Fire.  Our timing was perfect. I'm grateful for the Lord putting us in the path of others to help them. We had dinner with the Hannons. We had a steak dinner since it would be the last time with Elder Hansen if he leaves this transfer. We then Contacted the Referral form Brother Adair. His name is Charles and was super nice to us. We talked for a while on his porch. I'm great full for the members doing missionary work and their examples.  

Saturday we drove to Stark to see the Isoms. They weren't feeling well so we told them we would come back. We read the Book of Mormon with the Sister’s investigators. We also saw the Pass family and talked about the blessings for paying tithing. We also saw Joy Allen and RJ we talked about how the spirit teaches and instructs/ warns us. 

Sunday was good. We didn't have any plans or appointments but the day filled up.  Didn't have anyone come. :(  We did have an awesome talk by a High Council member. He talked about our spiritual foundation.  After Church we went to Bro Slaugh place. We went out to Stark to see Mr. Ford. Bro Slaugh is helping him with his family history. He wants to get it all recorded before he goes to the spirit world.  We read Alma 40 with him to try to bring more peace to him.  We had a great meet with Nate Mckinney. We talked about our spiritual foundations that we must have. For most of the Evening it was hailing and snowing. 

Thanks for all the letters and Happy Birthday wishes. I hope you have a great week. 

Elder Benjamin Allen

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