Week 17 11/23/15-11/29/15 - Thanksgiving

We took one of the priests out knocking doors with us. We taught a bunch of lessons and found a few new investigators. All in all it made great day. Then that night we had another lesson with John. he is progressing, but we have to push his baptismal date back a little while, which means he won't be baptized this transfer.:(

We taught an old lady named I today and she is awesome! She has short term memory loss, but it makes for some fun lessons! And if you haven't seen one of the large print Triple combinations, you should. The thing is as big as a small table and weighs about as much. We had to tote two of those things across town on our backs, along with all our usual gear. It made it really heavy and we got really tired really fast. On top of that, it started raining. But they were so excited to be able to have  a book that they could actually read!

Thanksgiving! We got a text last night saying that today was a non Proselyting day. It was a straight service day, but no one wants service done on Thanksgiving... So we didn't do too much.We then went to Robert's house for Thanksgiving and he and his family fed us. We had a Cajun Thanksgiving full of spices and seasoning. But they had also emailed our families and asked for a special family Thanksgiving recipe. So we had a wonderful surprise as we were dishing our plates and saw the special dishes that were labled. It was amazing and awesome! Thank you Mom!

We had District Meeting today. It was good! After District meeting we contacted a little bit! We had another lesson with John today! It went really well!

We did more service by putting round two of rocks in the flower beds! It was a lot of fun! We had another lesson with I today! She was super excited still about her Book of Mormon! After that, we started biking around, but it started raining and then we went inside for a few minutes. After that, we went back outside and tried to contact some more, but we didn't have too much success because it was still raining slightly.

This morning we went to church and it was super amazing! John was our only investigator that came, which is sad cause we had quite a few commitments.:( But John is really progressing and is even starting to do missionary work on his own by passing out copies of the Book of Mormon and introducing his friends to the Gospel. Truly amazing to see the change that has happened in his life since he has met with us. Bro Hall, the Ward Mission Leader, drove us around to go and visit some people today. We shared the new Christmas Initiative with a lot of people today and it was amazing! I could feel the Spirit every time the video was playing and if you haven't seen it I would highly recommend it! 

It hit me that I'm almost a quarter of the way done with my mission. Transfers are next week, so don't freak out if I don't respond or something like that. So don't send any letters that will get here after next Monday! Cause I don't know if I'll still be here or not.

Love y'all! Thanks for the letters and emails and I'll talk to you next week!

-Elder Allen

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