Monday, July 18, 2016

See you in a Week!!!!!!

I'll be seeing y'all in like a week... I don't know what to say.... things have started to become real! Yesterday I had to say to goodbye to a family that we visit every Sunday night... I said goodbye to my trusty bike because I gave it to the same family because he needed it... I don't know why, but it was super hard even though I've been in a car for most of my mission... #Blessing I still had an attachment to that bike for some reason...

I guess I'll just end this thing with my testimony, that I know that this work is true, I know we have a living prophet on the earth who leads and guides this church through our living Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God and that through him God has restored his church and his gospel to it's fullness! I know God and Jesus Christ know us better than we know our-self, they know our strengths and weaknesses, they know what we go through each and every day on a personal level, because Jesus Christ went through everything that we go through every day. The Atonement is real and it works for anyone! It doesn't matter who you are or were, the Atonement of Christ is more powerful than anything you are or have been, it can heal you, it can clean you, it can change you, but only if you let it! I know this because he has done it for me! I hope to come home and be a different person, than I was before! I was scared of that, coming home and having people telling me that I've changed, I don't know why, but it was a fear of mine a little after the beginning of my mission. And it was the worst time I ever had, I felt no progression in myself, I was happy, but I didn't have joy. Finally one day somthing changed and I finally knelt down and asked God to change me, and that is when I truly started to be converted to the work, this gospel, the importance of obedience and the miracles that come with it, the atonement, everything really just started falling into place, and I found true peace and joy! It is hard to accept the will of the Lord sometimes, but when we finally allow him to mold us, that is when we will truly take shape into the child of God we were made to be! We are the noble and great ones! Don't get blinded by the lies out there that will tell you otherwise! Most of all I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book. As my testimony has been tried I always seem to come back to the fact that I know the Book of Mormon is true! That is what has kept me out, that is part of the reason I am who I am! I love my Father in heaven and his son Jesus Christ! I love my family!

 That is all.

Elder Allen

 A lot of awkward selfies...   




Monday, July 11, 2016

Two to go!

The closer I get to going home the less motivated I am to write anything.... sorry... haha! Plus if I forget anything I'll just tell you about it in exactly two weeks!

Not to many pictures from this week... But we did have a baptism!!
This past week was full of meetings because of the new mission president, plus the fourth of July pday/lockdown plus preparation for the baptism took a lot of time from work, but we still found the time to get out and get a lot of things done and saw so many miracles! The baptism went super well! It was the best one I've ever been to! BJ came out of the water laughing super hard haha! He was so excited for it! You can already see how being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost has blessed and changed his life already! BJ has really taught me that this gospel is for everyone, it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, Jesus Christ, gospel, and the peace and joy that comes from following it is for everybody!

The new mission president!
And yes we recently saw Cristian Guzman, he was the one we met in the driveway! We re-taught him the restoration and he remembered and understood a lot of it! He didn't come to church last Sunday, but we did invite him to baptism and he said yes, if he found out it was true! He seemed excited to read the Book of Mormon, he lost his last one!

I hope you know that I'm finishing strong! ]

I love you! I also will be sending my flash drive soon and there will be a video on it that I want you to show at the 24th Dr. Suess festival at the cabin!

Elder Allen



Elder Godinez sent me this with the caption "Soon...." metaphorically representing my death as a missionary, haha! 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Our Tire went out on us on the way to church...
I had a great 4th of July! Even if the day before our tire went flat so we put on the spare and then the spare went flat right before we were going to go down to the museum on base so we had to borrow the zl's extra wheel... But for reals it was super fun! We also had to stay in our apartments after 6:00 so I just jammed and drew the rest of the night.


This past week yet again has been one of many miracles! BJ came to church for the 3rd time on Sunday and then had his baptismal interview the same day! He Passed with flying colors! He did for get what the word of wisdom was... not the rules, just the name threw him off even though we told him time and time again what it was haha! He is super ready for this Saturday when he will get baptized!! I'm so stoked! Good way to go if you know what I mean! ;)



I still can't believe how fast time has been flying! And I know it is because me and Elder Gardner are staying focused and working hard! He has been a real blessing to me my last transfer! I've just been so blessed this last bit of my mission, well really just my whole mission! I've come a long way you could say! haha! 


I love you!


Elder Allen


Earlier in the day our doughnut went flat too....







and one from to day while we waited forever for them just to put a new tire on the car...

And our reward!

From last P-day


4th of July Festivities on the base!

Later During Lock-down