Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

Well I am not in Lamar anymore. I am now here in Wichita again. I am now in the Auburn Hills ward.

Monday we had p-day. We emailed at the college and then we spent time at the Fillmores. We went to the lake and took a picture next to the beach for fun.  Then we had dinner with the Halls. Then we went to see Emmett and Jan. 

Tuesday we had time to start to organize the new place. Then we had lunch with Brother Simmons. He took us out to eat. Then we had time to see people in town. We saw Sister Smith and Paulina and Emmett and Jan and Stanna. Then the Mackeys dropped food off for us.  Then we had sports night. Then president Bell called and told me that I was leaving in the morning. This was at 9:15 then we stopped in to say bye to a few members. Saw Opal and Reily and then the Miller Family. Brittney and Jarred were out there. Then we went home to pack everything. This was a long night. Got everything done before 12 but could fall asleep. 
Miller Family 

Riley and Opal Cooper

Wednesday we started the day at 3 am. We left town at 4:15.  We got to Dodge City at 8 am. Got on the Mission Van and road to Wichita. Stayed to have lunch and Transfer Meeting. My new Companion is Elder McGee. Then we had Dinner with the Gregory Family. Then we had correlation with the WML.

Thursday Elder McGee got pulled over and got a ticket for speeding in our town of Goddard. Then we had interviews with the District Leader. Then we had dinner with Brother Gibson. Then we saw the Egglestons

Friday we helped set up for Mormon Prom. This was put on by a family here in Wichita. Then we had a Zone Meeting. Then we time to meet a few people and then have dinner with the Yee Family. 

Saturday we had a move we helped with. A sister was moving to Arizona. Then we had lunch with Sister Galloway. Then we went on splits with the ZLs and had a great night. Talked to the DJ of the Mormon Prom, Brother Headley. 

Sunday we had a great Church service. We talked about Sabbath Day and the Priesthood. Then we had dinner with the Zogg Family. Then we went over and gave Brother Eggleston a blessing. 

This week has been Crazy. Thanks for all the letters and everything. Have a safe week and stay out of trouble.

Elder Andrew Allen 

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

This week has been Great. We have done a lot. 

Monday we had Stake P-Day in Garden. We drove down to Garden and Emailed.  Had a BBQ and played dodge ball. Then we came back up to Lamar. We had dinner with the older Anderson Family. Then we started to pack and clean our place.

Tuesday morning Sister Fillmore came over to inspect our apartment. She said it was good but we needed to clean our oven and fridge and shelves. Then we had District meeting. After District meeting we started to move apartments. We moved around the block. We are now living in one of Bishop’s places. The sister missionaries and few of our neighbors helped us move. We were able to get all the big things moved before dinner and sports night. Sports night was very small this week. Brittney and Jarred and Dave Miller were not able to come so it was a lot of younger kids. 

Wednesday we had lunch with Bishop and his wife. Then we moved a few more things. The Sisters also helped us more. The STL from Dodge were up here with the Sisters. It ended up that Sister Macrum and Sister Fernandez stayed in all day because of a migraine. So it was Sister Brown and Sister Valdivia that helped us. Then we saw Pete and Stanna and Emmit and Jan.  Then we went out to The Millers to have a lesson on Reading Maps. We were able to learn and now try not to get stuck on bad roads. 

Thursday we went to the church building to wash off our car from going out to the Millers. Then we talked to Jarred at the laundry mat. Then we had lunch. Then we went over to Opal and Riley Coopers place. We were able to talk to them and then talk to Brittney. I was able to help do the dishes at their place before the graduation party on Sunday. Then we had dinner with the Durst Family. Then we went to the last part of Institute Class. 

Friday we finished moving every thing and then Sister Fillmore passed us. We are all done with the old place but we have to keep an eye on it until Aug. Then we were able to then talk to Brittney and Jarred out at the Millers. I was also able to help with the new stereo in the Truck. Then we had Cake and Ice Cream with the Fillmores and the Sisters. 

Saturday we had Lamar Days. Started off the day with a Parade and then went to the park for the car show. We were able to have a ride on the Seat Belt Highway patrol car. This simulated a crash of 5 miles an hour. Talks about the importance of seat Belts. Then we were able to talk to many people at the park. Ran in to members and lots of nice people. Then we went to North Gateway Park for a fishing Expo. Colorado Parks and Wilde-life put on an event to help teach kids how to fish. We were able to help, watch and help the kids there. I was able to meet many of the Officers for the CPW. Then we had a meeting with our ward mission leader. 

Seat belt ride
Sunday we had Church. This week was ward Conference. After Church we had a potluck. Then we attended Lamar High School Graduation. Opal Copper and Austin Crown and Ashley all members of the ward were graduating. This was a small class but it took an hour and half to get through it all. Then we went over with the Millers to the party at the Opals. Then we had dinner with the Fillmores and then we saw Emmit and Jan.

Thanks for every thing. Have a safe week and have a fun summer. I will be finishing of my mission out here in the Lamar Ward. Also we have a temple trip the First Tuesday in June and Ipad training next week in Wichita. 

Elder Andrew Allen

Picture of Seat Belt Ride.
District Picture at the Durst House
Sun seat out at the Millers. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

This week has been great. This is going to be a short email. We are in Garden Right now for stake P-day. We are going to have a BBQ. 

Monday the Zone Leaders and the Garden City Elders came up to Lamar. They ate pancakes with us at the Fillmores. Elder Guam tried to get the record but he was 8 short getting it. Then we went to Two Butts and the lake. Then we had lunch and Emailed. Then we saw Brittney and Jarred. Then we talked to Emmett and Jan.

Tuesday we had district meeting. During it the Fire system inspector came and played with the fire alarm. Also a member of FM came to change a lock. I was able to talk to them after the meeting. Then we had time to see many people in town before dinner with the Mackey family. Then we had sports night. Lots of people came.

Wednesday we had time to update all the records and weekly planning. Then we were able to have dinner with the Mastas family. Then we talked to people by our apartment. There was a tornado warning for the night. We ended up going out to the Millers for a lesson and had lots of rain and wind. Lots of fun. Then we had the lesson with Brittney and Jarred. 

Thursday we talked to lots of people. We were able to talk with a few of our investigators. Had a few people complain that they couldn't get into the building to us. We ended up having to tell them we did do any thing but the FM Group changed the locks. We then had dinner with the Fillmores.

Friday we travel to Garden City for interviews with the Mission President. It went great. During the Interviews we were trained by the AP. Then we had lunch provided by the Murphy in Garden City. Then we made the drive back. We were able to help Zachariah pack up their truck to move to Pueblo.

Saturday we drove back to Garden City. We had Zone Training. Then we had lunch and then we drove back to Lamar. We were able to see a few people before dinner with the Ortiz family. Then we were able to meet with Emmett and Jan. 

Sunday we had Church. There were a lot of people that came to church because it was Mothers Day. Then we were able to go out to the Millers.  We Skyped at their house. Then we had dinner and a party for Brittney and Jarred's twins. Then we had a lesson and when home. 

This week we have driven and taught and had fun. Thanks for every thing. Keep up the good work. Have a safe week.

Elder Allen

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

This week was very long but great.

Monday we first started the day off with eating pancakes at the Fillmores. So I now have a record of 36 pancakes. Then we emailed and had fun. Then we were able to talk to a few people after dinner. We meet with Emmit and Jan.

Tuesday we had district meeting. Then after District meeting we gave Brother Ortiz a blessing. Then we visited a less active in Lamar that was able to cut Elder Mcitires hair. Then we were able to see many people before dinner with the Mackeys. Then we had sports night. The Millers, Jarred and Brittney, Bolinger Family all came this week. It was lots of fun because there were only big kids there. Then we talked with Brother Miller about the plan of missionary work.

Wednesday we went on a road trip. We went down to Walsh, Springfield, Two Butts and Campo. We were able to find some less actives that have been not contacted in many years. We had lots of fun. We even had fun on the dirt roads until we got stuck. We ended up in the country for 3 hours until Jarred and Brittney came to pull us out. We tried to call a lot of people. It ended up that only Jarred would talk to us so he came from Lamar to get us. Thanks to him we got home that night. We were able to talk to the Wheat field.

Thursday we had time to see people in town. We were able to talk with Emmit and Jan, Paulina, Sam Kisamore. We were able to have a church tour with Paulina and her date is for May 23. Then we had dinner out at the Millers. We were able to talk about less actives and church with him. Then we went to wish Pete a Happy Birthday. Pete is a recent Convert and our down stairs neighbor. It ended up that Pete was not able to come to the door. So we talked to Stana a less active and our apartment manager. We talked to her and Rick. Then as we were going into our building we saw lots of people walking in to Pete’s place. So we went to look into it. It ended up that Pete fell down in the kitchen and cut open his eyelid. We got Stana and she asked us to call 911. Pete passed out; we ended up giving him a blessing. The EMT then showed up and helped Pete. They took him to the Hospital. Then we had to talk to the police.

Friday we started off the day doing family history with Sam Kisamore. Then we talked to the sisters about the ward and the less actives we have met. Then we had lunch and then talked to Stana and the Police again. Then we had time to then start our drive to Garden. On the way to Garden we saw the Smiths and Colman's and Tirie. Then we had dinner at Porky's Parlor in Syracuse. We ended up getting to the Zls house at 9PM.

Saturday we started the day at 3am. We got on the bus in Garden City at 4:15. We made a stop in Dodge to pick up more missionaries. Then we got to Wichita at 8am. In Wichita we took a mission Picture. Then we had a mission talk and then we entered the church building. Then Elder Holland, Elder Christionson and Elder Desler talked to us for about 3 hours. It was great to learn from them. Elder Holland went up to Sister Williams and talking to us and ended up Yelling to us in Sister Williams face. He grabbed her head and shook it for a second. He also did it again with another Elder and kissed him on his head. This was a great meeting. They all talked about thing we can do to help improve as a mission. Then we got a sack lunch and left for home. We ended up not getting home until 6 pm our time, 7 pm Kansas Time. Then we saw Brittney and Jarred. We blessed their house and gave Brittney a blessing with Dave Miller.

Sunday we had church. It was a great meeting. We even had a missionary that served in the ward come back. Sister Fuller now Sister Hindrickson came to church on their way to Texas with her husband. I served around her when I was in Topeka. Then we had a Priesthood meeting that was broadcast from Garden. Then we saw Pete. He is doing lots better. He is planning on going home on Thursday. He said he did not like the birthday present of the hospital. Then we attended the YSA Broadcast.

This week has been very good. Thanks for all the Letters and Emails. Have a Great Week and have a safe Mothers Day.

Elder Andrew Allen