Monday, October 27, 2014

Downtown Savannah Today!

City Hall
We are finally going to downtown Savannah today!!!! I'm super excited!! As you may be able to tell by all of the exclamation marks!!!! This past week has been great! I went on transfers again with one of the zone leaders named Elder Hatch! He was pretty stellar! We got in a sword fight with some kids and after we proved ourselves worthy we were knighted by them, ha ha quite the adventure! 

Elder Hatch and I
Elder Webb and I have a pretty sweet new investigator! his name is Ulanzo (oo-lan-zo), Elder Webb started teaching him while I was with Elder Hatch. Him and his family really want to be baptized by the proper authority. He felt bad because he had been baptized, but it was by some guy he met in prison, we told him not to feel bad though because he was just trying to follow Christ's example. One of the coolest experiences I've had while I've been here is during the first lesson we taught him! We were talking about the first vision and he started starring at me and said "you've got something in you" that took me by surprise and I said "Is it bad?" and he said "no, its not, it is really good"! That just tells me that I must be doing something right!
No I haven't cooked anything off the list of recipes, sorry... I eat a lot of sandwiches and Tostino's pizza because it is really cheap, oh and of course cup of noodle.
The weather down here has been Heaven!! My companion says that October is the best time of year down here.
Thanks for the scripture! and I'm still lovin' all of the photos! We have a Trunk-or-Treat activity for our ward and we were thinking of going as the ninja turtles! ha ha ! If we do I'll be sure to send photos.

For service this week we helped an elderly gent. clean out his back yard and it got kinda hot so I decided to take a dive into his pool!

Anyways love you all!


Elder Allen 
My new planner.


This girl stole my camera and took some selfies


Monday, October 20, 2014

Ditch Digging

I'm doing great as always! this last week was not the best, because one of our favorite investigators dropped us... I can't remember if I've told you about Jack Adams, anyways he just strait up told us one day that he didn't want us to come by anymore and that he would never be a Mormon, that was the saddest moments of my whole mission, I don't think I've ever felt so sad for a person, because he was coming along so well and then he just let it all go! I loved that old man and I felt sad because he left the path that leads to eternal happiness! 

Anyways the other people we are teaching are doing well! they finally came to church, and Denise Brought her husband too!! he is really into genealogy so he really liked our family history center, and now we are teaching him too!! My trainer is still being stellar!! 

We just got a new library right next to us!!! It is way better than having to go to the church to write because the computers at the church are really slow.

Did I ever tell you how we dug a ditch for this man for three days in a row? Well this guy was building his own house, and we offered to help so we got stuck digging a ditch to put an electrical wire in so he could have electricity in his house, it was super hard and long, but it got us out of our morning studies! haha just kidding I like morning studies, but sometimes they can get a little aburrido!

Elder Webb is the district leader so I get to go on transfers ever week. this week I

went with Elder Murphy he is pretty stellar! The other two guys are the two elders who live with us Elder Casper and Elder Ludeman!


I'm glad you guys had such a great time in Cali, I love the pictures you sent me and I love seeing the family! That is awesome to hear that so many people from our ward are going on missions!! That is amazing! Time is flying down here and I've almost already been 3 months out!! Love ya.  I hope all is well!!

Elder Allen

Who knew getting an eternal companion was so easy.....

This is a diagram I made because the story of Les Mis can get kinda confusing!

This is Pollo he is a pretty sweet dude!! We got him and his wife going back to church!! The food is called pupusa I don't know what it is made of, but it could possibly be one of the best things I've tasted!


Frog legs

I ate Kermit this week sorry Muppet fans.....
This last week has been pretty great! So to answer your question about what branch I work in. Well because I'm am a spanish elder I can pretty much go anywhere in our zone! because we are the only two spanish elders in our zone... Technically our ward is the Pooler ward, we don't have a Spanish branch so all the people who speak Spanish come to Pooler ward. Sadly only a few Spanish people come out to church, we have about 4 or 5 who come regularly so as you can see I'm not surrounded by it, this makes the processes of learning spanish alot slower... But we have been working with a less active family, and they finally came to church this last Sunday!!! Nothing really eventful has happened this week and thank you for all your letters!! Anyways hope you are all having a great time in Cali and tell the rest of the family I love them including the extended ones!!

Elder Allen


bought this gem off a really old guy at the flea market for 8 bucks, i thought it was a really good deal and the guy said it would look good on me so i bought it, plus it is super comfy! missing the "Broncs"....


  some cute Mexican kids!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Don't Jump Ship Now!!!

Best week yet! we have been teaching these three ladies, who awesome, their names are Denise, Cathleen, and Dawn. Cathleen is the mother of Denise and Denise is the mother of Dawn and they all want to be baptized!! That means We will be able to baptize 3 generations!! super cool right! they are a super cool family we met while tracking in a trailer park right after teaching a guy named Greg Quackinbush, he is a really nice old man who we gave a blessing to this past Monday because he just got surgery and he wasn't feeling great! Sadly none of our progressing investigators are Spanish speaking...

So conference was really awesome!! "STAY ON THE BOAT" the talk by M. Russell Ballard was one of my favorites this time around! I love his analogy of the boat in the middle of the ocean being thrown about by a storm. The worst thing to do in these crazy Latter Days, is to jump off the boat, because you will be swallowed by the sea, that reminds me of an awesome Coldplay song called "Swallowed by the Sea" not sure if they have the same message just the same name... Anyways another one of my favorites was by the great President Uchtdorf!! "Lord, is it I?" is a great question to ask our self on a are a regular basis and realize that we do not have to right to judge others when, we are blind to our own faults and weaknesses!

 I hope you guys have a great time in Cali!!! love you a bunch!!

Elder Allen


                     Eliza's drawing on our fridge!

A photo of me and Elder Webb! Us drinking some "nectar of the gods!" (a.k.a cran- apple juice)

The roads in Georgia