Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

This week has been great and long. Hit my half way mark in my mission.

Monday we stopped in the mission office twice because President Bell wasn't there the first time. Then we went to the West Link Building and played dodge ball with the other missionaries. Then we had dinner with the Lawrence family. Then Brother Lawrence came out with us to try some of his home teaching families.

Tuesday we had time to work in Wellington and Oxford, Kansas. We were able to have a great day training families and visiting several less active families. Then we viewed the apartment for the adult couple which is coming in to the Wellington Ward. Then we had dinner with the Maxwells. They took us out to a BBQ place and had great dinner. During this time a great storm came so we took time to talk so the storm could pass. Then we had a fun time driving home because of the water.

Wednesday we had time to weekly plan and talk about our ward and what we can do to help it. Then we went by a potential investigator we meet on Tuesday. She had left a note for us on her door because she was sick. It is nice to have someone that can’t meet leave you a note instead of not show up when you meet. Then we had dinner with the Rinehart family. The are a fun family to eat with because the have several children and we have breakfast at their house.

Thursday we had a district meeting in Wichita. We meet as a zone first and talked about the goals for this week and what we got last week. Then we had district meeting. I got the opportunity to give a 5-minute training about diligence and obedience.  This was nice to study about this because this is what we needed to work on in our companionship.  Then we stopped off in the mission office to get the paper work done for the Apartment. Elder Black gave us a cheek for the apartment and we were able to pay for the apartment that night and get the keys. Then we had dinner with Sister Mcok in our ward. She is out in Harper, Kansas, about an hour from Wellington.

Friday was a slow day. Elder Shaeffer was sick so we were not able to get out. I was able to work on the area book and get my journal up to date. It was a long day.

Saturday we went down to Caldwell and had lunch with a less active family. Then we had time to visit less active families down there and have fun tracing the small town. Then we went out with Brother Johnson our 2nd counselor in our bishopric.  We were able to see 3 less active families with him. 

Sunday we had ward council and church. Church was small because Bishop was out of town and a few other were also out of town. Then we had 5th Sunday meeting about the technology that the church is using. Like and Family search and all of the Face book sites. Then we went out to Harper and saw several families on our home teaching route.

The Wellington Ward has about 15 active priesthood members and lots of active women with their kids. We have 3 Aaronic priesthood holders and several with 0 Young woman. We had a high councilman from our ward and a small primary with 15 to 25 kids.  

Thanks for all the mail and emails. I had a great week.
Love Elder Andrew Allen

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