Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

This week has been lots of meetings and lessons.

Monday we stayed in Ark City. We did laundry at Sister Denise Skibbe's house. We emailed and washed our car at the church building.  Then we had time to have dinner and then go to visit a less active, Brother Been. Brother Been’s wife is not a member but she is willing to have a lesson with us.

Tuesday we had a specialized training in Wichita. This was for all of the missionaries in the Derby Stake. This was a 3-hour meeting then we had lunch. After lunch Elder Nicholes had a 3 hour district leader meeting. I went with 2 other Elders to work in Wichita for the day. We ended up going to the Keeper of the Plains in Wichita. This is a well-known park and river that lots of people go to and get pictures. Then we stooped in at Pizza Hut and we got a referral out of the cashier. Then we meet back up at the mission office. Had dinner and time to try others in Winfield. That night Elder Moyle called to talk to me. Elder Moyle was one of my zone leaders in Topeka for the longest time. He was then called to be an ap for the last 2 transfers before he went home. During this call he thanked me for the time we had to teach together and time we spent on p-day in Topeka. He also bore his testimony and thanked me for all I have done to help him. This was very nice of him to take time out of his last day to call me and talk to me.
Keeper of the Plains Park

Troll at  the bridge, Keeper of the Plain Park

Wednesday there was a mini transfer in the mission. There were several Elders and Sisters that had to get home two weeks before the scheduled transfer so the mission made this mini transfer. Elder Moyle was one of these missionaries. We had time to do weekly planning here in Ark City. Then we had time to see several of our investigators. Then we had dinner with the Lawrence family. We showed up an hour early because the sisters did not tell us they canceled on us but they had lots of food so it worked out. Then we had time to see more people.

Thursday we were on our way to service when Elder Nicholes locked the door to our upstairs apartment.  We were able to finally get in when I climbed up the porch and got in through our upstairs door.  We never made it down to service but we made it back into our house. Then we had dinner with the McDowra family and a lesson with the Rupe family.

Friday we had district meeting in the church building in Ark City. Brother Crain, our Branch Mission Leader came and joined us so we could meet with the Sisters in the Building. Then we had time to find 3 new people to teach. Also had time to meet a less active family and placed 3 Book of Mormons.

Arkansas City Sunset
Saturday we had 3 church tours planned but no one showed up. We ended having time to visit less actives and investigators. Met with the Harper family. They are friends of our branch president. Also we were able to see Israel Ortiz, our recent convert.

Sunday we had church. We had PEC before church. We had a small group this week because a lot of people were sick or at the hospital. We also started a Gospel Principle class. I have been asked to teach this class until there is a teacher called. We had a great Lesson about Our Heavenly Father. The sisters had an investigator there that asked several questions during the lesson. Such a great lesson. Then we had Branch Counsel after church.  We were able to have dinner with the England family. The Lyman Family also had dinner with us. Then we visited Aaron Henry another Recent Convert.

This has been along week. Lots of meeting and lessons. It has also been a great week. Thanks for all the letters this week.

Elder Andrew Allen

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