Monday, November 24, 2014

Exchanges, Golf, Baptisms, Surprise Visits and Hair cuts

The end of a pretty rad exchange!
I've probably said this before, but because Elder Webb is the district leader I get to go on exchanges almost every week! This week it was with one of our zone leaders, Elder Hinton! He is a pretty rad cat! We spent half of the exchange in a car shop though because they needed their car fixed, but we didn't let that stop us for doing the work! Fun Story, so as me and Elder Hinton were just sitting there in the car shop I spot a book on the table in front of us called "bible stories for kids: where did we come from?" so I decided to read it, and it had a bunch of false doc. so we decided to put a "Plan of Salvation" pamphlet  in it with our names and phone number, hoping someone might read it some day. So we walk over to the other side of the shop to play some checkers and 20 mins. later a guy walks in sits down at the table with all of the magazines and picks up the "bible stories for kids" book, opens it up and finds the "Plan of Salvation" pamphlet, and he just starts feasting on the word! meanwhile me and Elder Hinton are on the other side of the shop just creapin' on him checkin' to see how far he has made into the pamphlet and once he finished we went over and talked to him! 

We also got to go Golfing this week as a fund raiser for the cub scouts! It was my first time golfing and I did pretty terrible, but I had a good time!


and finally the baptism!!!!!!!!!!! I had the privilege to baptize Denise, and Elder Webb baptized Kathleen and Tom! The next day they were all giving the gift of the Holy Ghost and confirmed members of the church! Over all pretty awesome experience!  


!!!!Les Amo!!!!!


Elder Allen

P.S. Ryan and Tyler showed up this morning, bearing great gifts! jaja another fun story, they actually met my MTC companion, Elder Garcia, in church before they saw me because Elder Garcia works up in Hilton Head!

One of the members in our ward cuts hair... FREE HAIR CUTS!!!!! 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This is a quote that our mission president shared with us. Joseph Fielding Smith is talking to his wife, but I think it still applies to me and you guys back home!

" I know that the work I have been called to do is the work of God or I would not stay here one minute, no, I would not have left home. But I know that our happiness is dependent upon my faithfulness while I am here. I should be wiling to do this much for the love of mankind when our Savior could suffer as He did for us.... I am in the hands of our Heavenly Father and he will watch over me and protect me if I do his will. And he will be with you while I am away and watch over you and protect you in all things."- Joseph Fielding Smith

I hope you all know that "I would not stay here one minute, no, I would not have left home" if I didn't know that I have been call of God and that what I am teaching can lead people down the road to eternal life and a fullness of joy!

It is getting pretty cold down here, but not quite as cold as 15 degrees! I do miss that snow though! And I did get the package from the Kings, thank you The Kings!!

The good news is that I'm starting to like spicier things!
especially Valentina Sauce!!! 
I am kinda looking forward to thanksgiving... I am really excited about all of the good food I'm going to eat, but we already have 3 dinner appointments and I'm not looking forward to the "food coma" that will follow them... jaja! I get to look forward to alot of fried food... one of our appointments has already told us that he is making fried turkey and another one owns a fried chicken stand... super fattening... o well a few extra pounds never hurt anyone right...

We will be having three baptisms this Saturday!!! We will be baptizing Denise, her mother Kathleen, and her husband Tom!! It was going to be only Denise and Kathleen, but out of the blue Tom said that he want to be baptized! The spirit of Elijah has been working on him let me tell ya! When we first started teaching Denise and Kathleen, Tom would go and sit in his bed room, sometimes we wouldn't even see him come out! But one day as we got on the topic of temple work and family history! Tom is a big fan of family history! ahh yea! so we told him how our church was big on it too, and how we had a really nice family search program, that sparked his interest! From then on he started sitting in on our lessons, it has taken awhile for him to decide, but a few days ago he said that he wanted to!! Woot!  


Did we meet any new and exciting people this week? Yes!!! we met this really awesome guy named "Rasheen". He is a friend of one of our investigators who is one date! He had a lot of questions about the plan of salvation, but did we teach the plan of salvation? No, we taught The Restoration, and told him that we would answer all of his questions on a different day. We got him hooked!! Talk about being fishers of men! jaja!

Anyways love you all!! LES AMO! 


Elder Allen  

this is Carlos Antonio Lopez Del Torro he is a really awesome recent convert who is 89 years old and still rides a Harley! jaja

Monday, November 10, 2014

Everything is Grand in Georgia

Nothing really exciting has happened this week, but our investigators, Denis and her mom Cathleen are doing really well and they should be getting baptisms by the end of this month!! That is probably the most exciting thing that is happening right now...

We did go to South Carolina for our last p day and hung out with a bunch of other missionaries in that area, including my CCM companion Elder Garcia, so that was pretty fun i guess...

Oh today, after interviews with president Cottle We went and played soccer with our zone leaders, and at first it was alittle boring because there was only five of us playing, but then a bunch of Latino kids about our age showed up and wanted to play with us, it was crazy fun! 

Thanks for those photos by the way i love them! I'm sorry to hear that Cambrie died, We didn't know each other very well, but death is always a sad thing. But  luckily we have a Savior who has paid the price of death so that we will be able to live again!! yay!!!
Anyways I know that this is a short letter, sorry... anyways Everything is grand down here in Georgia, Love you guys tons!


Elder Allen 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Ninja Turtle Elders

All is well and the Trunk-or-Treat thing was awesome! As missionaries we put on a doughnut on a string game that all the kids loved!! and because there are four elders we dressed up as the ninja turtles and all the kids loved that too, but a lot of them wanted to get in fights with us... 
My pumpkin
Elder Ludeman's iron man

On Halloween night we had to come in early at 6 because president doesn't want us to be out late on holidays, so we carved pumpkins after weekly planing and what not. we got the patterns from the library so the pumpkins look really great! then we had a fire in the back and told scary stories it was a pretty fun time! 
Elder Casper's Jesus
It gets very bone chilling! the humidity and the wind make it a lot colder than it actually is! and my weird allergy to the cold came back!!

It got very cold on November 1st and of course that was the day we decided to bike all day! jaja 

Savannah was a pretty sweet city, it reminded me a lot of New Orleans! We went to a place called river street, there it has a bunch of small tourist shop and stuff like Dana Point! and I got you guys a Christmas ornament!

There is really nothing left to say about the week, other than it was a pretty great one! love and miss you all!!!

 Elder Allen