Wednesday, June 27, 2012

April 16, 2012

The next email you get from me I will officially have less then 6months left in the mission, man that is a great feeling, I am not going to lie, I’m exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. Its tough going every day, especially now when the weather is getting a lot colder and a lot more rainy. We have cambios in 3 weeks or so and I have a feeling that I’m staying and my companion is leaving, which means I only have one more sector left, I’m going to ask president if I can end in Lota because I love it there, and I was my most happy there.

We have a baptism this Saturday! It’s amazing, this zone is the hardest to baptize in and the whole zone will baptize this month, it’s really a miracle. This week, on the 20th we have conferences with the zones of the south so I will be getting mail on the day I hit 6 months, the only better present then that would be to be able to go home on that mark, ha-ha. So I’m excited for this week because I will be getting mail for the first time in months.

We saw a woman this week that kept yelling through the window that she was given witch powers by her sister. That was pretty interesting to say the least. This week we also went to a funeral, it was my first one so that was interesting, we taught the plan of salvation to non members there and made it an effective time. It was weird being at that funeral, really weird.

So this Saturday we are baptizing Damian, he is 20 and a great guy. We might be baptizing in the waterfall of Gorbea if not in the church, so I should finally have pictures for you all! Yay, but it’s going to be a good week because its full, PT Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday is the interview for Damian, Friday the conference and Saturday the baptism so YAY for us. 

Physical therapy isn’t doing anything, it still hurts at the end of the day the same and I need my brace to walk all day. I’m going to see a doctor next week to see if there is anything else that can help or what to do, rest is what I think I need but I’ll ask a professional because I just want to know.

Congrats to Nancy for the twins, I hope they are doing better! 

Sorry this is short, know that I love you all and I miss you very much.
Love Elder Kyle Allen

April 9, 2012

I just hope that no one gets mad if there is no letter but some notes for you
-started PT and its nice and all but im not feeling much improvement
-we put a baptismal date with someone, which is huge because in this zone, its very very hard to baptize, and in this sector specifically.

Love Elder Kyle Allen

April 2, 2012

Well General Conference was amazing, I love having that small room with Americans listening in English. There is just a feeling there that is amazing and so much fun as well. I forgot all my notes back at the house so I am sorry I can’t reflect on the talks the way I would like to but I’ll try to bring them next week. I do remember 2 things though that I want to share:
1. When the choir sang Come Thou Fount, the spirit was sooooo strong. I remember that you could cut it with a knife it was so powerful, I absolutely loved it. Andrew could you do that Google doc thing with the track of them singing. I heard that you can download from the church website.
2. I notice that a few times the speakers quoted 2 Nephi 25:26 and that was cool because I use that scripture all the time here. Question for all of you, what does that scripture mean to you, and I’m not just looking for the simple answer but one deeper, if you could all study it and then tell me next week I would love that, if you have time you too Trevor. 
3. David Archuleta was in the missionary choir and he is coming to Chile, could he be in my mission?  Ha-ha that would make Andie pretty tripped out huh Trevor? Ha-ha

So we had a fun General Conference as I’m sure you can imagine. Today we just went to Pitrufquen and ate with the zone, didn’t really do anything more than that. It was fun because it was very relaxing and I wanted a day to just sit and enjoy myself. 

I didn’t start anything with my ankle this week, we ran out of minutes in our cell last week and we weren’t able to contact president and tell him that I needed anything so I will be doing that this week because we just got more minutes, so hopefully this week I can start, or the next on, we will see.

So my companion is sick with a bad cough and it’s hard for both of us to sleep. He coughs all night and I wake up to every cough, we are both exhausted a lot. Just goes to show you that fall has begun here, and our mission president told us it’s going to be a very cold and wet winter. Not terribly excited about that because working in the rain is kind of spirit breaking, ha-ha. Man Andrew I don’t know how you did it. But it’s still good weather so we are happy, for now.

So how is everything going? The wedding all planned and what not? Oh how did the pictures turn? Dad sent me one and I printed it out for my room here because everyone thinks Andrew is my little brother and that this is no way that he is older and getting married so I printed that for proof. Ha-ha and my companion didn’t like it because Andrew looks happy, ha-ha that’s what you get for having a companion from Columbia.

So yah that’s what’s going on with me, we didn’t have our investigator at the general conference so that was sad, but he had to stay in Temuco and work so hopefully this weekend he will come to Gorbea and we can talk to him

Love you all
Elder Kyle Allen