Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

This week has been great. We had lots of lessons and lots of driving.

Monday we had the car shooting. About 7:30 am in Great Bend, Kansas there were 3 shots fired. This was out side our apartment. Elder Nelson and I did not think any thing about it. Then at 10 am when we went out to our car we found that our car was shot. This round would have gone into our window of our bedroom if we did not have the car. The trunk of the 2014 Ford Fusion now has a hole through the trunk and through the wheel well.  The two other shots hit another car and the neighbor’s door.

Tuesday fill out the incident report and all the paper work for the church involving the mission car. We helped Elder Farnsworth pack and get ready to leave the ward. We had dinner with Brother Schwinn and also visited with Cristina Trevino’s Family.  We had a lesson about reading the Book of Mormon and praying before hand. The Spanish Elders left for Wichita a 6:30 pm to make it to transfers on Wednesday.

Wednesday we did not have the car but we had weekly planning and worked on our area book. Then we went over and visited with Brandon Trevino. The Spanish Elders finally made it back to Great Bend after getting lost and driving slow. Elder Acosta is now with Elder Grow from The Mexico MTC.  We then were able to visit with Brother Crone and Brother Robinson. We then had a lesson about the Book of Mormon with Jenifer Trevino and family.

Thursday we had a day of trying referrals from the ward and also Salt Lake. Most of them were not home. We had dinner with the Hudson’s and also then had a great lesson with Brandon Trevino about forgiving and helping his family come back to church.

Friday we had district meeting in Hays. Sister Douglas drove us up to Hays. We had a great District Meeting. Then we went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. I went With Elder Johnson and Elder Nelson Went with Elder Nye. Elder Johnson and I went to Saline for the day.  We had a great member take us out for dinner. We were able to talk about the Book of Mormon and the history and similarity with the history of the Egyptians. The zone leaders stay with the Smiths in their ward. Sister Amy Smith was a Jensen from Mesa. Her parents live in the same ward as Grant Allen. This was funny to find some that knows a relative in Mesa.

Sunday we had Zone Leader stuff and paper work in the morning. Then after lunch we planned to meet the other elders in Holy-rood, Ks to exchanges back. Elder Nelson and Nye got lost on the way from Great Bend to Holy-rood. Also Elder Nye took our phone with him to Salina.

Sunday we had Wad conference. The Salina Stake Presidency came down and Brother Smith brought our phone back to us. President Knapp talked about how the family can help and be benefited by the church. This helped the members in our ward by talking about how church functions can help teach us and help our families. Then we had dinner with the Enfields. We talked about seminary and family home evening and family scripture study. Before dinner we did not know what to talk about for our lesson and when we were riding with brother Enfield to his house we felt impressed to help the family with reading and praying and FHE as a family.

This week has been great. Thanks for all the prayers and letter.

Love Elder Andrew Allen

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