Wednesday, April 11, 2012

March 26, 2012

Well, I’m not being transferred, so that’s nice, I’m staying here with my same companion and that’s good because we get along and everything. So yes I’m happy we will be getting another 6 weeks together. I am officially the oldest in my zone though, so that’s really weird, but that’s what we get for having a zone way out in the middle of nowhere.

About the ankle, it turns out that they want me to go to a physical therapy type thing, 10 sessions of it and if that works YEAH, if not they have more tests to run. they said that 9 out of 10 people get it fixed by doing this therapy thing, but he said that those 9 out of 10 people get this within the first 6 months of the accident, and because I have been walking on it for a year and a half, he is hoping that it will work, but if not, I don’t know, he has some other plans of exams and what not.

We had interviews this past week, and that was fun, it’s always fun talking with President because he seems to be more down to earth with us lately. And plus, Elder Pliler is an assistant and he was my companion so I love seeing him. He is a great guy and that was a fun time with him in Renaico. 

We don’t really have any set investigators so this past cambio has been just about contacting. But there is a boyfriend of a girl here that visits every other weekend and we teach him on the Sundays that he is here. He is great and I think we will put a baptismal date with him soon, because he listens and is really nice, we just want to make sure that he understands it all and will do it for the gospel not for the girl.

We are also making a huge push to receive more references from the members here because the contacting isn’t working for us, and statistically we baptism way more of the references that we receive then the contacts we do. President Swenson said like 1.3 of every 1000 contacts is a baptism, bit 1 of every 20 references are baptized so we are making a huge push. But that all depends on the members here as well because we can bug and be all nice and everything but if they don’t feel like it we won’t get anything.

So I’m hoping that the PT type thing can start this week, but other than that I don’t know what’s going to happen this week. OH GENERAL CONFERENCE!!! Man I’m excited for that!!! Best weekend ever! 

Ps I found this video from the church website, sooooo pumped!!!
It’s so weird, before the mission I would only get pumped like this if there was a BYU football game or a brave’s baseball game, but General Conference on the mission is sooo much fun. I sure hope we have an English room!

Happy birthday to dad and grandpa, sorry I missed them, but hey I will be home next time to tell you in person!!

Love you all
Elder Kyle Allen

March 19, 2012

So we find out what happens this Saturday with transfers, and I’m very unsure, depends on what the doctor tells me tomorrow really, because if I need to get off it then I might be going to the office, if I’m fine I might stay here because me and my companion are getting along great.
So this last week we had a surprise conference in Los Angeles and that took up our entire Wednesday. We had to drop all plans and go, which was tough because we actually had a meeting but we have it this week so we are ok. We received a reference from a member of a recent wife that isn’t a member but her husband is, and she actually listens so we are super excited about that, we actually might baptize in Gorbea, first time in 6 months apparently, so that would be awesome.
Tomorrow I have the doctor and on Wednesday we have interviews with president, our whole zone so that will be nice. I will be able to talk to him about what I find out tomorrow and we can get this whole ankle thing planned and figured out, for once. 
I got a package last week; it was that one that told me Happy St. Patrick’s Day, that was awesome, thank you so much, I loved it
Tomorrow I hit 7months until I come home, that’s a crazy thought, I have been out a while and am one of the old guys here in the mission. 
I’m sorry this is lacking know I miss you all and love you all so much
Elder Kyle Allen

March 13, 2012

So I received a package from the Newsoms, thank them very much for that. It was great to get good candy. 

Tomorrow we have to go to Los Angeles to see the doctors from Santiago

We had an intercambio this last week with the zone leaders and I went to Pitrufquen so that was fun

I had my medical exams this last week, I’m not going to lie, it’s so weird getting an ultrasound with another guy in the room, the dimmed lights, blue goo, and laying on that bed, just weird, ha-ha.

We have been very discouraged because we have not been able to find anyone to teach, but this last week we found a family (mom and daughter actually) that seem really great, we are hoping that they won’t mind a message and for us to teach them.

We went to the beach on Monday, but it rained the whole time so I didn’t take any pictures, it reminded me of home a lot which was hard but yah, other than that it was interesting. The whole zone played soccer in the rain on the beach and I just stood in the rain and watched because of my ankle

Speaking of the ankle, I have had a feeling like people think that I’m crying wolf because the accident was almost a year and a half ago and it shouldn’t hurt, and with the news that someone FINALLY found something wrong just gives me the feeling of closure. That I haven’t been crazy and just whining this whole time, but it was real and I need to do something to fix this, not just wait and with time it will stop hurting. I don’t know if surgery is needed but I’m not sure if it’s an urgent thing or not, I need to talk to a doctor to find that out and that’s what I will be doing tomorrow.

We are having a big focus in the mission to work with the members and not focus as much on the contacting, so we are trying to leave with members more, get more references, all that. I know one thing is for sure, I’m going to help the missionaries when I get home because I have realized while being here that they need lots of help and with good members in your sector things just work better

So yah that’s for the family, just so you know, love you so so much
Elder Kyle Allen