Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

We went fishing last Pday and did a little service for the member who let us go fishing off his dock!! 
I had the catch of the day!! Sadly it really was the catch of the day.....haha!

It says, respect your elders! haha!

I survived Thanksgiving!!! It wasn't at all as bad as last year! We had the same amount of meals, but they were all pretty spread out and the second meal was just a bowl of soup from this sweet elderly couple! It was a great day! I'm so ready for Christmas!!! haha! We've already started listening to some sweet Christmas tunes!! haha!

Gerber came back for a couple of days!!!
I'm doing pretty awesome! I'm very happy and lovin' life! The worst thing about this week is that Gary has been pretty sick so we still go over to visit him, but we can't talk to him for to long, and he wasn't able to come to church or to a thanksgiving activity that some members put on.... But other than that everything is gold!!

I'm not sure when our P-days go back to Monday, I still need to find out if Auburn is going to have a bowl game or not. This town is crazy right now because to day is THE IRON BOWL!!!! One of the biggest games in college football and it is being played in Auburn! I'm really not sure how big the game will really be because from what I hear Alabama is number two and Auburn isn't doing to well... They started tailgating at the beginning of the week! Football is life or death for people down here! It's pretty ridiculous....

We are hoping one of our investigators Johnathan can come to church tomorrow! He said that he might have time this Sunday to come, so we are praying for it!! Other than that nothing to eventful this week. I love you guys and hope all is well!

Elder Allen

kinda cheesy, but hey, what are you taking for granted? what are you thankful for?

I am so thankful for my (not in any particular order) Family, friends, My Savior, The people I'm teaching, My God, The chance I have to be alive and a missionary, the ward I'm in and all the wards I've served and will ever serve in, every single one of my companions, my trials, the good times in my life, music, the plan of happiness, my clothing, the little apartment I'm living in, the fact that I have a washing and drying machine, the scriptures, everyone of the prophets, Food, "technology, but not as much as you, you see, but I still love technology" because it allows us to email and face time! and the list goes on and on!!!!!   


Saturday, November 21, 2015

I'm doing great! I'm lovin' life and still livin' the dream!! haha!! Not much has changed! Being district leader isn't hard at all, really it just helps you grow a bit more! I'm loving it! And yes I'm still with Elder Hawkins. It's been a good ole time!

So for Thanksgiving we already have 3 dinners set up, but possibly 4, because some of the members of our ward are putting on a thanksgiving feast for people who don't really have family around, and if we can get Gary to go to that then we'll have to go as well! Oh boy......😦 I might have to fast the day before! 


We had a crazy rain storm on Wednesday, it was fun! 
Jose Santos (a member) went out with us on Thursday, we drove by a taco truck and I told him that I'd never been to it so he paid for us to have some tacos!! They were amazing!!! #TacoTrucks #WhoNeedWaffleLoveWhenYouHaveTriny'sFood

Our Investigators are doing great!! Gary got bronchitis this week which was a bummer, but we gave him a blessing yesterday, so hopefully he'll get better so he can come to church! I've probably already talk about a kid name Jonathan, anyways, we went to see him with a member named Wil, and we had a great lesson, Jonathan has really progressed, and I feel like he would come to church if he wasn't working every day!!! Anyways, we read with him in Alma 32 about the seed of faith, and he got a lot out of it! And at the end of the lesson HE VOLUNTEERED TO SAY THE CLOSING PRAY AND IT WAS GREAT!! At the end of his prayer he just stopped and said "wow do you guys feel that!" It was great! We are trying to get him to ask for time off on Sundays, because I know he would like church, he would feel something even stronger there!

Anyways I love you guys a bunch! We plan on going fishing today at a members house!! It should be fun!!

Elder Raleigh Allen

My picture for the Christmas card... haha!😁



Monday, November 16, 2015



Some Spanish Elders!
I'm pretty stoked to stay here for four more weeks! It's only four because this transfer is one week shorter than normal because if it wasn't transfers would fall three days before Christmas. So next transfer will be 7 weeks long instead of 6. I can't believe it is almost December!! kinda...I'm pretty excited for Christmas already, that's pretty bad considering it's not even Thanksgiving yet.....

 This week has gone pretty well, nothing to out of the blue just normal missionary work, I've been made the district leader, but other than that nothing out of the blue, just a bunch of good lessons and fun times trying to find new people and new places to tract, it is hard sometimes to find new areas with Hispanics in them considering this place is like 2% Hispanic... (just a guess) But I'm still loving it here! It will be sad to leave!!

Oh I do have some good news! So an elder just got to this zone coming from Pooler, so at zone training meeting I asked him about all of my old investigators! So Gloria, Elizabeth, and her family are still super active in the church and Elizabeth even teaches English class! He said that Gloria is a super stellar fellowshipper as well! Jasmine, I don't know if I ever talked about her, but anyways she still wants to join the church, but her husband still won't let her... It's just good to hear that she still has that flame burning!! And Joel I still struggling with stuff, but still wants to join as well! It was super great to hear that!!


"we never need feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lords service, because we never are"

Anyways I love you guys a bunch!!


Elder Allen


We biked in the cold rain last Sunday, all you can do is smile and make the best of those kinds of situations! haha!

Oh and if you notice my hand is super swollen because my allergies to the cold.... my whole body was covered in hives...haha!!






Saturday, November 7, 2015

We finally went to Chewakla

So I have no Idea if I'm leaving yet and I won't find out until tonight!!!! It's pretty lame, but that's the problem with p-days on Saturdays.... so if I don't email you on Saturday, I've been moved... :( I honestly don't want to leave!!!!!!!😵

playing pool!

Look who I found while I was flipping through the ensign.... haha!
Gary is doing amazing! If you can't tell by his name he isn't Hispanic... but he lives on a street with a bunch of Hispanics! haha! that's how we found him! haha! Anyways, we went over to his house yesterday with a member named Bro. Carmona and had a great lesson, we talked more about receiving personal revelation and about baptism, and invited him to pray about, and set, a baptismal date! He said that he would! I'm really loving the growth I've seen in him and how much happier he has gotten!! You should have seen him the first time we taught him! He is sooooo much happier with the gospel in his life! It's amazing!
Found a snake in the grass!!
Me and Elder Hawkins are doing very well! I am learning a lot from him! haha! I'm coming to find out that you can learn something from anybody!

Well I love you guys a bunch!
Elder Allen