Monday, January 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015

This week has been very interesting. I am now in Wichita right now. 

Monday we had a zone P-day in Lawrence. We all went to a sport complex in Lawrence to play soccer and basketball and volleyball. This was lots of fun because the Topeka Zone also came to Lawrence. There were a lot of missionaries. On the way back to our area Elder Arend, one of the Aps, called and told me that I was not going to go to El Dorado but Maize First ward in Wichita. Then we had dinner with Brother Gibson in Wetmore on our way back to Falls City. 

Hiawatha Missionaries
Tuesday we had a day of packing. We saw Teresa and Norma and Sister Meints. We also had time to take pictures as a District and say by to the Senior Sisters. Then we had dinner with the Rasmussen family. Then we stopped by the Larsons. 

Sister Gunderson, Sister Willams, Elder Riddle
Wednesday we packed the car and drove down to Wichita. In Hiawatha we followed the sisters to Wichita. We stopped in Horton so Elder Riddle and Sister Gunderson and Sister Williams could sing to the Allen's in Horton. Then in Wichita we had lunch and Music Fest. We also had time to sing to President Bell because it was his Birthday. Then we had a Transfer Devotional and then a left for our new areas. I am now with Elder Caly here in Maize First in Wichita. Had time to shop and unpack and get ready for the upcoming week. Then we meet the Clark's, which live up a floor from us. They are the closest members to us.  Elder Caly has been out for about 16 months and has been in the area since November. 

Thursday we had weekly planning. We then went to leave our apartment our car would not start. We then tried to jump it with the Clark's car but it did not work. We ended up waiting for a tow truck. We spent that time cleaning our apartment because the tow truck was late.  It ended up being our battery so we ended up taking it to Firestone. Then we saw Nick, the Recent Convert in the Ward. Then we dropped off our area book to our district leader.

Friday we had Zone Training. We then went to lunch and came back to eat as a zone. Then Elder Clay had to go to the chiropractic office. He is a member of our ward so it was nice to talk to him and hear his conversion story. We also had dinner with our ward mission leader. The Cardons feed both us and the sisters in the ward. Then we had correlation meeting with Brother Cardon. 

Saturday we had time to meet people in Wichita. Brother Cardon was able to come out with us to visit a few people. Then we saw the Bennett family. Then we had dinner with Bishop. It was very nice to meet with bishop and talk with him about the area. It turned out that Bishop Chris Broberg is my dad’s second cousin. He pulled out a book at his house and was able to find that we are related through Owens line through my dad. 

Sunday we had church. We had a great turn out for church. In this ward there is about 150 people that come each week. It is also the ward with the Rich people in Wichita. There are two sets of missionaries. There is a set of sisters here. Then after church we rode our bikes around town meeting with people. We saw Nick and the Stake President Willimas and Brother and Sister Cocannours. Then Ccoannours are also going to be in the Mission Office when they get their call from Salt Lake. 

This has been a long week. This area is going to be a difficult area. The area book has not been updated in a year and the last missionaries have not worked as hard finding. This next we are doing lots of finding here. I hope you all are staying warm and dry. Have a great week.

Elder Andrew Allen. 

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