Monday, March 16, 2015

Thanks for the Support!

First off I would like to give a shout out to everyone for supporting me! (and also to those who wished me happy birthday! haha) 

Now to answer the questions. 

1.I am doing much better this week! Things have really calmed down now that I have everything organized and unpacked! It also helps when you start to get to know the members and your companion a little better!

2.Pearson is still small....haha

3.Yes I had grits for the first time! (I still don't know why everybody is freaking out about them, they weren't even that good...haha)

4.Unless you consider southern food foreign, we haven't, but we were promised squirrel some time soon so I'm pretty excited for that!

5.I'm teaching in both Spanish and English, but sadly mostly English, that is what bugs me most about this place...

6.There is a Ward in Pearson, it's a pretty good size to, but like I said before I'm pretty sure half the people are related...haha!

7.No, I have a library card now so now we can just walk to the library down the street.

8.Today we really don't have anything planned....

9.Yes! We taught this guy with one arm! He is a friend of one of the members and he is super nice! He just has a problem being around a lot of people!

10.Yes I've met people in Pearson, I do live here....haha!

I did receive both of the packages you sent thanks! My birthday was pretty bomb! I got a birthday cake from other missionaries and we just hung out and played some sports! Last week was just a really great week and it helped me adjust a bunch! I love the elders in my district, I have a pretty sweet district! A bunch of the elders in it are elders I've already met!!! I love you guys a bunch and wish you well in your travels!!!

Elder Allen
Me, the other elder Allen, and elder Ludeman. Ludeman Isn't in my district, but he is in my zone!

Some more photos of some elders, we were all invited to a concert! It was an a cappella group from Southern Virginia University! They did a great job! ion

Birthday cake!


there are signs like these everywhere!!       

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jesus and Jam

whats better than Jesus and Jam....

 Answers to Questions

1.It was hard, but I'm starting to like Pearson, it is super small compared to my last area, but I'm liking it!

2.No I haven't everybody haha! (I've met almost everybody)

3.I haven't gotten my birthday package yet, but it might be waiting for me at the house!

4. My new companion's name is Elder Johnson....(he goes home in 11 weeks so he's super trunky.....haha)

5.He is from Utah. Shocker!....

6.yup another blue house, but there is no one else living in it so it is kinda lonely...haha

7.I'm up in Douglas and I'm probably going to hang out with the other elders up here! you kinda go insane with only two elders in one house...

8.I'm recovering from sickness, I think it was caused by the stress of a new area and new comp.

Yeah Ashley!!! Tell her congrats for me!!! 

This is what they call a walmart......
Just a few things about Pearson.

-It is deepest south a Spanish elder can go! (geographically and culturally)

-There is a population of a little over 2,000 people

-I feel like almost everyone here is related in some way, shape, or form....haha!

-Every one laughed at me when I said that I never had grits before, haha!   

-I feel like it is more ghetto here in some places, than Savannah....

-The people here are very nice and welcoming! #SouthernHospitality

-We walk a lot...

I really miss Pooler a lot!! It was hard this last week to adjust, but it's coming along! Pretty soon I'll love it done here or something... haha! We are teaching a couple of really rad people! namely an older lady named Robin Jewel, she is a very sweet lady, her husband recently died, she is on date to be baptized early April, the reason she wants to be baptized is so that she can be sealed to her husband, how rad is that!!! There is another Lady named Heather Guy, who is friends with Robin, and she is a very sweet lady too! She has a lot on her plate and is very stressed a lot of the time with her family and financial problems, but she is awesome!! Anyways thats all for now, I love you all a bunch, Catch ya on the flip side!


Elder Allen
sayin' some goodbyes.... sad....






Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

First Transfer

 Yes I'm getting transferred.....

I don't even know what city I'm going to yet....

Some good news about some of our investigators! Gloria's daughter, Elizabeth, came to church this last Sunday!!!! A good way to end my stay here in Savannah! She loved it, and she's going to bring her kids and Gloria next time!!!!!!! They are super nice and gave me a sweet bracelet that says Honduran on it!! it's sweet! Yesterday was probably the best part of this week!!! 

Today I'm going to say goodbye to a lot of families...:( sadness.... but I'm pretty excited to leave too!! 

Sorry not much to say this week other than it was a good one!! Oh I went on exchanges with an elder named elder Smith he just got here, he has been waiting on his visa, he will be going off to Italy on Tuesday! He's a pretty sweet kid! I'm going to miss this District a bunch!!

Anyways love you all a bunch!!

Elder Allen

just a couple mirror selfies...