Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I'm Training Someone From Hong Kong!



So my week has been insane!

I started off by saying goodbye to my trainer on Sunday/Monday because she was going off with another missionary to visit all of their converts together. So even though she didn't leave till Wednesday, she was gone. 

That was hard, but at the same time I knew she had done her best to train me to the point that I was ready to take over the area. I felt pretty good about it. 

Then President Burt told me that night that I would be training. Crazy! I knew exactly who it would be because there was only one Chinese speaker coming in. Awesome! I was pretty much jumping around all over the place after he told me. Then I realized I was training, boy did I hit my knees real hard. Crazy.

Tuesday, my new companion was not in the country yet so I was with another companion for a bit. She was good and while we were there, her sister training leaders came over to help clean the apartment and get it ready for her new companion. We found some pretty nasty things in the 72 hour kit. That is a sandwich from who knows how long ago. 

That night we went back to my area for ward coordination meeting, and then had a surprise lesson with one of our investigators while we were up in White Rock. It was good. The bishopric is trying to see her more now too, it is pretty cool to see everybody trying to get involved!

Wednesday I was helping with transfers. Being in the lower mainland I got to help with transfers all morning, till they were done. Then I went to a new area for the night till the next day when my companion would be in the country. 

Thursday, got caught up in traffic so we barely made it to the transfer meeting in time to meet our new companions. But we got there! Since then we have been working hard. She is always looking about always improving, a skill I could learn form her. She is awesome! I love her tons! things are good.

I have just been working on my prayers a ton lately, and when I found out that I would be training, I really found reason to personalize my prayers, they are a lot less robotic now, it is good.

Also, just a side note, March 1 is my 5 month marker on my mission! Ahh! It is going so fast!

Love, 
Sister Allen

Monday, February 16, 2015

Chinese New Year

Kane was baptized! He is now a part of the White Rock Ward and loves it. He cut off his hair, shaved his beard, and took out his gages, without anybody telling him to! He said if he was going to join the church he wasn't just going part way, crazy, it was awesome. He surprised all the missionaries when he said his roommate wants to baptized too! He now has a date, the elders are teaching him because they teach in English, but things are going well! His roommate got to see him baptized and confirmed, he was bummed when he couldn't go up to stand in the Priesthood circle to give Kane the gift of the Holy Ghost. It was really great.




The Chinese New Year party was this weekend! Miracles just kept happening one after another! We did not have a ton of Church members present at lessons this week. But we were able to be with our investigators all week, they were not able to meet for an actual lesson, but they were all helping out in the kitchen and with the performances for the Chinese New Year party. 



So we went to them. We were able to talk to every one of our investigators this week as they volunteered their time and talents. We had some of our performances come from the connections with the investigators and because some were so willing to be a part of this big party, they were willing to perform for free. We had some investigators bring their friends to show others that our church is not a cult. 



We had a lot of people come to church the next day and talk about what a great experience it was for their friends to come and get involved, they aren't even baptized yet! And here they are doing the missionary work! The members also asked us to do a performance, so we danced a traditional Chinese dance with the bishopric as the Lions. It was awesome! We had over 500 people come to the party and maybe half of them were members. All but 2 people in the kitchen (of the ten) were investigators! It was a huge miracle. Awesome.



The next day we had church and I cried a little during the sacrament. I loved seeing all of those 12 year old boys that I have gotten to know the families of over these past couple weeks. I didn't realize how important it was for the young men to be passing the sacrament until yesterday. A lot of those young boys have tried to stay worthy so they can pass the sacrament. And then all of us in the ward doing our best to partake of the sacrament too is just such a miracle. I didn't realize how incredible it is that we really are all of God's sheep, we are His heard. He gives us the sacrament so we can keep going, and has his little sheep, lambs, do it. To help us remember we need to be the teachable ones, we need to be childlike and listen. 



I love how this is the year of the sheep and we are referred to as Christ's flock all the time, I especially love that we have a Shepard, guiding and showing us the way. I love this Gospel! Goodness, God is so good.

Monday, February 9, 2015

I Didn't Realize Missions Go This Fast





My companion is going home pretty soon. At the end of this transfer my Sister Dahl is heading back to Arizona. Today we will be going on rounds of meeting a couple of her recent converts before she goes home.



I got to see the complete two opposite ends of the mission in just four months of the mission. I got to be with my district in the MTC all learning together and figuring out how to even learn Chinese much less learning how to teach or contact. We learned that stuff too, but we were all beginning. 


I did not realize how much I would be speaking English in Canada and that I would need to learn how to get to know people in more than one language. I learned a lot with my MTC district. We were all beginners. 



Then, I saw a completely different spectrum. My trainer was going home soon. I get to go through a lot of the emotions with her and it was completely different from what I had expected. I thought she would run so hard to the end, and she has, but there have been sad days, some incredible days, some days where she really realizes she is going home and those days are roller-coasters. 


I am so grateful for how crazy in tune with the spirit our mission presidents are. Giving us companions we work with from the beginning to the end of each transfer, trying to build more unity. We just keep going. It is so good that we have a companion the mission President was inspired to put us with 24-7, because I don't know how else we could do this work. We have so much responsibility and so much encouragement at the same time! God is a genius. No surprise there! I have only had two companions, but I have learned so much with both of them. I can't wait to see how much I learn with the next one! 


I have already been serving a mission for 4 months and this last transfer has quite literally flown by! We didn't have any baptisms but we have been teaching so much! We have been teaching our investigators, our less active members, our recent converts, and it makes it so easy to sleep at night. I cannot think of a single night this week where we haven't gone to sleep as soon as we could after filling out records and planning. 

I love being a missionary!


Love Sister Alyssa Allen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We Found the Border!!

Our ward is literally to the Canadian and US Border. So we we really wanted to find a reason to go down there. But, we actually needed a reason. Trying to keep to our duties as missionaries, we thought we would just let it happen. But, we were really, really, really wanted to go. Eventually, we actually got a referral in the area. We were going to "knock into him" because the person who gave the referral was a little iffy about letting this person know who thought it was a good idea to see him. We were a little bumed about that, but hey, we were going to the border! 

Well, we knocked into him and he was not interested at all. But he was very nice at the door and had just moved here form China a couple weeks ago. He was actually pretty cool! Nice guy. and hey, we made it to the border! 

That picture is of my companion while we were driving away, realizing we had not yet taken a picture. Cool. 



Moving forward.

We had an exchange this week and I got to go with another newbie in the field. We were both in our second transfer out and we got to see a lot of miracles:

1. I can use my Chinese on the streets now without the support of my companion (English exchange in an area full of Chinese people)

2. We got to invite tons of people to church and had more quality gospel conversations than I have ever had on the street before.

3. The other side of the transfer was also good, my companion and the missionary with her found a man named Kane.

Kane is a miracle.

Kane, was found on the street. He is a video game skinner and has traveled the world because of it. He is only 23. When he lived in Italy, he lived right next to an LDS church. He went a couple times but never thought anything too much of it because there are tons of churches in Italy. When he came back home to White Rock, he felt he should start going to church again. He was thinking of our church, but didn't know where to find one. He ended up finding himself walking down this street that has a bunch of shops, and he ran into my companion. They talked and she felt he was pretty promising without knowing any of this. 

He was taught a lesson right then and there. I then got to meet Kane the next day. We exchanged back, and we were teaching him the Restoration and about the Book of Mormon. He committed to reading the Book of Mormon, coming to church, dressing in slacks and a tie at church, meeting with the Elders (we aren't allowed to do more than a follow up lesson with English speakers, he speaks English), he was already living the word of wisdom, and now has a baptismal date for February the 14. And we have the Ward Chinese New Year party right after the baptism! 

Seriously, quite the miracle!

Things are good here in White Rock. 

Love Sister Allen

PS> the other picture is of a recent convert. Sean. He is 18, and always carpools with some of the oldest people in the ward. They are adorable together, we always have waffles and a recent convert lesson every Sunday at 2. Their whole situation is just adorable. 


I also received a special email from Alyssa this week. She took a picture of her desk. When I look at it I can see her studying, laughing, working hard. It is a glimpse into her daily life and I love it!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Dishwashers, I thought I Knew How to Work Them

We had a little casualty the other day....This is one of very few dishwashers in the mission homes in my mission. I had been on a transfer in this house prior to our moving in, and thought it was weird that the sisters used it more for a drying rack. I thought; "we are going to use this dishwasher when i move here." Well, I moved here, and we used it.

We thought it would be great to start it up before we left to do the things of our normal P-day. We didn't get around to it till later, but still planned on using it. We ended up using it as a complete last minute thought, totally rushed and not thinking very straight. I ended up putting in the wrong kind of dish soap....oops! We looked over after even a couple of minutes and it was flooding with bubbles! My bad. We ended up having to do more cleaning up when we thought we were getting the easy way out. Lesson learned! Follow the way you were taught, things will be better. 


Super short message this week, but it was one that helped me throughout the week as I applied it to the work. Not everything is going to be super easy. Not every investigator is going to be super prepared, not every door approach is going to be perfect, not every lesson will be as strong as the other without the work you put into it. My investigators can be better prepared if I put in that work I can to help them. My door approaches can be better if I work on improving. The lessons can be better than the last ones if I continue to do my best at keeping the Holy Ghost involved and really guide each lesson. Sometimes it is harder than others, but if I do it the way that I was taught, follow what my mission president says, follow Preach My Gospel, I can do it. It's all about following the Lord's will, how He wants you to do it. 

Sister Allen

PS>the other picture is how we filled up the font that last baptism!



PSS

We have been to a couple Chinese restaurants in these past couple days. We find things like this in almost every single one of them. 

Cats. They just love cats, and have them all over.

Little Chinese guys, they are just all over the place. In and out of the restaurants. You find little Chinese guys everywhere!


Monday, January 12, 2015

How to Fill Up the Baptismal Font.....

There was a baptism last night! Sister Dahl had previously taught somebody in another area and we got permission to go to the baptism!

We got to the church, and went immediately to get her baptismal dress, she had been waiting a little while. The baptismal clothing closet is in the same room as the baptismal font itself. When we went to get her things, we realized, the font had not been started...So we turned it on right then and there. Her baptism was supposed to start in about 30 minutes...the font takes about 2 to 3 hours to fill up. Problem number one.

As soon as we find out, the assistants and other elders are around the corner, freaking out that it won't be filled up fast enough. Soon they get the idea to boil water and dump it in. To the kitchen! They had coolers, buckets, pitchers, pots, anything they could think of that could hold water. All teh Elders chipped in, and a couple of the primary kids too. Every which thing was happening to help this baptism happen on time! Quickly we realized that the water wasn't really going anywhere...not a whole lot of progress was being made. Well, the plug had no seal to keep the water in. Problem number two.

Apparently nobody had been baptized in this building for quite some time becasue nobody, had any idea this would happen. Problem number three, not enough people getting baptized.

We ended up using plastic bags and surran wrap for the seal on the plug...didn't hold too well, but it got the job done! We then decided, to eat all theood from the potluck while the water filled up. We just went a little backward for this, no biggie, everything still happened.

After about an hour of eating and various people taking turns to fill up the tank with anything they could, we were able to go on with the ordinance.
Sister Wang was so excited! She barely waited for the words to be said, she was about to just go under water, got about half way before she realized that the words had not been said yet...no worries! She ended up getting baptized! Miracles!
After the baptism all the missionaries were able to sing the song "Families Can Be Together Forever" in Mandarin. We had 10 missionaries sing. The spirit was so strong. Something really special about this sister is that her 10 year old son was baptized just in June, she has been preparing herself and trying her best to really know the doctine before she was baptized. You could tell she wanted it. Every missionary singing was holding back tears, we all could feel the spirit so strongly. We could all feel the words of the song really coming to life. It was probably the most beautiful part of my mission so far. And what was even better, you could literally see the difference in the person. She quite literally looked as if she was glowing. Just tells you something about the Holy Ghost. I love being a missionary.
Sister Allen


A note from Alyssa to her mom:

Different news, guess where I live now! That's right, I got transferred! I live in White Rock! Which is the closest city to the ocean, we could very easily go walk on the beach every day while tracting. And! It is the closest city to the border! I am just about as close to the American Canadian border that I am going to get. I am still with my trainer, We completely white-washed this area. The elders too, new elders, new sisters, and even a new ward mission leader! President Burt said he doesn't know why, but that he knew it was needed. When we went to ward council yesterday (thankful I didn't fall asleep, it was early) somebody in the Bishopric, somebody who has lived here all his life, said he knew exactly why and that it was needed soon. It was so good! Mom! I love White Rock! I mean I really liked Richmond, and I loved the members there, but I absolutely love White Rock. Those pictures I sent last week. is exactly what it looks like here, like Monterey almost. I love it!

White Rock isn't a Chinese ward! My companion and I have to translate for the Chinese members! I haven't translated yet, but one day I will. Mom, it was crazy. All the Chinese people here are mostly investigators and they are all friends, they all just need somebody to push them or even just one and then all the others will follow. That's why we are here, helping them reach that eternal salvational step.

Things are good here mom. I do not have an address for you, but I do have a town. You can look it up, and look up White Rock Beach, you'll have a great idea of where I live.
 







Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Things are going pretty good! We saw a ton of miracles this week!

Planning day was changed over to New Years Eve night so we as missionaries would not come in contact with any unfortunate happenings. About half way through planning we had this lovely idea to get pizza. We ordered in after getting permission, yum!




We also got to meet with a former investigator who dropped off the map for a month and a half. He is struggling a little bit, but wants to get baptised and is trying to find when will be the best time!

We also had a feeling to go see this member that the relief society president has been telling us to meet with. We have been trying for weeks to meet with this member! She is so busy! We finally decided to just drop by, my companion had a feeling we should see if she was home. Turns out, late notice works really well for her. She fed us chicken feet and let us share a message, the message the relief society president wanted us to share. It was great! She is the one who said I sound like a German when I speak Chinese. Who would have guessed it?! Though she said my companion has a very American accent, somehow I have a German Accent. When I mentioned it to the other Chinese sisters, they agreed. Crazy. Also, crazy fact, chicken feet is some super yummy BBQ right there!




Our relief society president invited us to dinner the day of New years. She is pretty much the best member ever. She was the only member family there, and there were probably about 6 or 7 different families! It was so great! She also fed us chicken feet, and a bunch of other Chinese traditional foods. All super delicious, though the duck neck was pretty spicy. Anyways, the "party" was great! We got to talk with so many people! Nobody wanted to come to church, but we had a good feeling about a couple of them that we will be meeting again some time soon. I love this sister! She is the best!



Our area is improving. We are finding more investigators and things are coming along. We had five investigators at church yesterday! We went from two weeks without any at church, to two people at church, to three, and now we are up to five! And the two that were there three weeks ago, are still coming faithfully! I am so glad. They are two friends. They grew up together in China and moved here with their kids. Vivian has a son, who made her buy a suit and makes her wear a dress to church. Selina has a daughter who she is trying to get to church but she isn't very interested yet. That is okay though, and one was already a Christian, so she asks some pretty hard questions that I don't have the vocabulary for to even understand what she is asking. But Selina was not Christian before, she has no back round of anything, so I really get to help her learn and I get to learn with her because the more you teach the more you learn at the same time. I even got to describe fasting to her yesterday! It was great! 

Love Sister Allen




Monday, December 29, 2014

He Changed My Mission This Christmas Season



Oh my goodness, just have to let you all know that Christmas as a missionary is the best kind of Christmas you will ever have!
We did so much singing!The day before Christmas Eve, the English sisters in our area and my companion and I were going to the Sky train to "carol" Christmas songs! We were so excited! This was our plan of sharing the gift creatively. Our plan was when ever we would have the feeling to go talk to somebody, we would stop singing and go talk to that person. Not all at once, one person at a time. We thought it was pretty good.
Once we got to the sky train (a local way of transportation, like the subway but above ground, everybody uses it) we saw a set of our Chinese Elders. They told us that they had a feeling that they should go to the sky train too, different from their plans. We all decided to sing together, we had about half of us contacting and the other half singing. We took turns going in and out.
We sang for about an hour, maybe an hour and a half, a while.
When we started getting weird looks and stares from pedestrians. Oh well, the missionary life you know? We continued anyway, and those who were contacting were finding great success because we were singing! We were such an easy conversation starter! There were a couple people we had no idea who they were and sang with us, one person said that "God told me to sing with you" she really was 

awesome!





Toward the end of the hour, somebody came up to us. A teenager. His name is Tim. He is 17 years old. He changed my mission.
He came up to us and told us that he really appreciated us singing. He had just came here from China this year for his last year of high school so that he can be better adjusted when he goes to university here. We instantly started speaking Chinese with him. He was so impressed that we could speak Chinese. He said that the fact that people are learning Chinese to preach something about a church, says so much about what things our church is preaching. (if you serve a foreign language, use it to your advantage) He told us that listening to us made his whole break. It made the Christmas season for him. He told us that when he listened to us sing, he got this feeling that he hasn't had before. The holy Ghost right there! He asked us if we could sing Joy to the World for him. We asked him if he would like to sing with us, he did. He had some of his friends take pictures and video the whole thing. He was wiping tears away, and quivering from how strong the spirit was. All we could all feel was the spirit.




We weren't allowed to give him our number because he is 17. We couldn't arrange a meeting with him because we didn't have parent consent. But we did have that time. We were able to talk to him right then and there. We were able to share a quick message. we were able to tell him that the feeling he was having was because of our Heavenly Father's love for him. We invited him to talk to his parents about his desire to go to church. We had a great conversation with him. He was great. He didn't know if he would talk to his parents because they didn't ever talk about it. Religion was considered weird in the family. But we could see, he was really looking for that feeling, and hadn't known he was.
We don't know where he is now. But I know that he is part of the reason why we needed to go out and sing that night. He needed that experience so he could know what he was looking for.
He helped me realize this is what it is all about. I might not get to teach a lot of lessons. I might not be able to have a lot of investigators get baptised. There could be a lot of things that we hope for before we come to the mission, that really just don't happen. But moments like this, moments where you really feel the spirit and know that others are literally coming unto Christ, that is what matters.
This gospel is so true. The spirit is so good. I can feel my Saviors love, I know my Redeemer lives.





Sister Allen

Monday, December 22, 2014

Snow. Bikes. INVESTIGATORS.

Snow is a common thing in British Columbia, but a really uncommon thing in the city. I am in the city, (actually where the most Chinese speakers are right now) and so it hardly ever snows. But our Relief Society leaders want to keep it involved, so we made these Snowmen the other night. Our investigator came! She did not want to make one, but was happy to help with anything and everything. She is going places. I can feel it.

We have been riding bikes a lot lately. I gotta say that it is probably the best way to travel! I mean it keeps you warm and out of the snow, it keeps you happy! I love it! The sky gets pretty dark here in Canada, so we have to prepare. It has very recently become a rule to wear these wonderful reflector vests! Boy, does it get us conversations or what! And then! It is not only mission rules to wear a helmet (that took me a couple times to figure out how to spell helmet, pictured my white handbook in my head to help me out) at times while on a bike, but also a LAW here in the province, so we look ridiculous! It is pretty fun though :) Seriously, biking makes everything better. I think probably the best time I have had on the bikes, is when I get to wear my orange vest like a cape and ride through puddles screaming "I'm a rocket ship!" letting go of the handles and positioning myself like Superman. We are supposed to have fun when we work. I make it happen.

Investigators! We have some now! Every investigator we had when we came here, dropped us. We kept looking and contacting and door knocking and just nobody was interested. We were so confused why we were putting in effort and not a lot of progress was being shown. My companion studied faith one morning for personal study, to figure out why we in this drought. Then we worked on it together during personal study. We continued to ponder throughout the week, and then we learned something. You not only need to have faith for miracles to happen, but for miracles not to happen too. We don't know God's plan, and we just have to be patient, but not lack in effort while this is all going on. So we kept with our effort.

We were walking to church with the other missionaries from our building (four sets of missionaries) and about half way there we saw two moms get out of their apartment building together. We didn't think anything of it and kept walking, they were a little further behind us. We kept on going, until we got to the church and realized they were still behind us. So my companion and I stayed back a little to invite them to the Christmas Sunday. Turns out, they were already invited! They were invited by our assistants! Our assistants were out in another town on mission business for the Sunday, so we helped them around. Spent the entire church time with them and helped them understand everything. Their names are Vivian and Salina, and even better, they speak our language! They speak Chinese! Which means we could actually help them! They are so great! They both are here from China, their kids are going to high school here for a special reason so they came here together and have special visas to stay. They ended up wanting to meet with us on Christmas! We are having lunch together! So we totally stole the assistants investigators, well turns out that they can't teach in Chinese for what ever reason while they are assistants, so we have two new people! And they have kids! And gosh darn it, they are just going to love the Plan of Salvation. 

Later that night we ended up getting a call right after our studies, Min called us. She is here visiting form China. She wanted to buy us dinner. So we had a good talk about keeping the Sabbath day holy. Then she decided she still wanted to see us, so she took us to a local sitting area and we talked about having faith. We talked about saying sincere prayers, which was prefect because that is what I am trying to adjust right now so I actually knew what to say. BLESSINGS.

Now we see, even better than before, that Heavenly Father had a plan for our work, His work. We only had to be patient. Love this gospel!

Love Sister Alyssa Allen

P.S.
We hopped a fence this week. Our Church is fenced in the back, and our bikes were at the church. So instead of walking another block, we thought the most logical thing to do was to hop the fence. I got over like a caterpillar inching my way over, wearing a skirt I couldn't really do it any other way. My companion on the other hand, literally hopped over it (she is 5'10, she can do that kind of thing) and ripped her skirt. Ha! Missions are SO good. :) Memories for life right here.




Potatoes and miracles pretty much sum up my life.

I got to make a lot of potatoes this week!
I continued to go from exchange to exchange this week. In fact yesterday was the first that I didn't go on one all week! We have two sisters in our area who have continued to be sick or have doctors appointments or one reason or another that I have been going on so many exchanges! Anyways, on Thursday I ended up staying home till about four in the afternoon because I was with a sister who was pretty ill, she quite literally could not get out of bed. This is the first time I was the companion who stayed home because I am new so they want me to go out as soon as possible. 
This sister, Sister Chen was getting pretty hungry, and quite frankly, I was too, my stomach had been rumbling for quite some time. I was just studying and got asked if I could make something. Missionaries don't really have a whole lot of food at the house, I mean, there just isn't a whole lot of time to eat! So I went into this kitchen and looked in every cabinet. There were so many Asian foods I didn't know what to do with. I opened the fridge and saw a bunch of vegetables and fruits I did not recognize. ( I kind of realized this week I do not eat a whole lot of healthy foods.) I think, "okay, what can I do with the few things in here I could make something with." I ended up pulling out some potatoes and cheese, and veggies like zucini and some other green stuff. I didn't know how a lot of it tasted, so I tried just about everything in their fridge that didn't look old...oops! But I mean, I was asked to cook, gotta know what I was working with.
I know you normally make soup or something for sick people, but I just did not know how to make that with the food I was provided.
Ended up making this fried rice style potatoes because I couldn't figure out how to work their rice maker (big surprise there) and put a couple eggs on the side, tried to get creative with those....ha..yum. I went back to my roots quite completely with using all of these potatoes in everything. Thank you mom and dad for showing me how to make yummy food with potatoes!
Well, she loved the potatoes so much that the next day when she was feeling better, she came over to my apartment and gave me an entire bag of potatoes, asking me to make the same thing for lunch for everybody. As a result, I make potatoes quite often now! And I am totally okay with it!
And for the good stuff, the miracles. Our only investigator dropped us the other day, actually right after church over text because he felt bad for saying it in person. That was rough, so we went out, doubling our efforts in looking for people and had some hope. We didn't know what was going to happen. We wanted to find a family, which are generally in the houses, right? So we went door knocking. Ended up finding a couple families who were interested, but all English speakers, so we gave the English missionaries their new investigators. They are doing great! Even though we had found what we were looking for, we hadn't yet found any of our own investigators. We went home kind of bumbed, but not really upset, just knowing that we needed to eat dinner and we were going to go contacting right after. 
When we were walking home, we passed the church, (we only live about five minutes away) and about a block after ran into Amanda. She is incredible!We asked here how she was and where she was form (China, awesome) and then started speaking Chinese. She was very impressed, and then we asked her if she was busy, she said that she wasn't so we invited her to go to the church and check it out. We had our first lesson right then and there, we gave her a tour of the church and she was great! We asked her if she would be able to come to the church on Sunday for sacrament meeting, and she had plans already. So we asked if we could meet with her another time, she didn't know so we just exchanged numbers. 
Last night while we were knocking doors again (we found more English families for the English speaking missionaries) and on our way back to the car, my companion sister Dahl felt the impression to call this Amanda and see if we could meet with here again. She didn't have time to meet with us this week but said that she wanted to learn more. Progress! So then my companion went into asking her if she had been doing prayer, (she isn't an investigator until we say a prayer with her) she said she hadn't because she didn't want to mess up her first time talking to God. She believes in God now, miracle! We ended up feeling prompted to do a prayer with her over the phone, we could hear her crying on the other end, and then we bore our testimonies about prayer and well, now we have a new investigator! And she has a husband, family! We are so blessed! The spirit was so strong!
Things are good. I love it here.
Also the picture this week is of some type of food. I have no idea what it is, it tasted really good though. Miracle! And, my chopstick skills are improving. :) Lovely.

Sister Allen



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