Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Yep its week 5 now, and our 4th week here, weird!

Sheri Dew spoke this past week and she was amazing. She answered some of my doubts and questions. I can't do this alone. I know that now.

The food: well . . . . Some meals are good. (Breakfast is always good), But I have learned you never get something because it sounds fancy and never go for something that is really good at home. It has ruined my liking for my favorite foods at home.

When I went to Rite Aid for my medication last week, I had so many people come up to me and thank me for my work and my time to help others. Those people knew exactly who I was. Does everyone you interact with know who you are? The name tag doesn't make the missionary, their message and willingness to teach and serve others makes the missionary. The name tag just tells others our name. Just because the tag isn't on, doesn't mean you can't be a missionary. The tag is plastic but the message is eternal.

So my companion dislocated his shoulder twice in 2 weeks so he had an x-ray and an MRI today we find out more info tomorrow, along with how my ankle is healing and if I can start physical therapy Tuesday.

I got my first MTC hair cut today, that's all I will say on the matter,

I did sealings at the temple today, that was pretty awesome, I've never done it so it was a great experience. I also ironed about over 9000! (like 500) sash's as service and that was fun too, the temple is pretty much just epic you know?

So the Spanish is killing me! I've hit a mental wall and don't know how to break it, I'm trying my best and working through a lot but my brain is fried and I don't know how to keep all this Spanish in because we fly through the language!

The ankle is always a topic of interest everywhere so I have that going for me. My district is awesome and I wish to be companions with all of them because they are all strong sons of God. Way stronger than me.

Thanks for all the dear elders and sports updates, I will never refuse a dear elder!

Love you all so much, keep me up to date on everything -- Elder Allen

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

Best thing about the MTC:
Not going to lie, the food is pretty good, not great. but I would have to say Sunday's are the best day, and Monday's. P-days are always good.

Things I would like people to mail me:
Pictures for sure! of friends and family.

I'm sure I missed a great Halloween, but I did carve apples, may have been against the rules but I did anyway, wooooops

I love you all so much, dearelder me please. a letter a day goes a looonnngggggg way here.

May you all have the awesome feeling I have had here, the spirit is great, find it in your life like I have in mine.

Love Elder Allen