Monday, November 9, 2015

Week 17- What just happened?

Hey family and friends,
This week has flown by. So many awesome things! I hit my 4 month mark yesterday. I really don't know what happened these past few months. They seem like a blur. I guess just adjusting to the mission.
We were able to serve with our investigator David, a young college student. We helped him sand walls and paint them. It was awesome doing some home construction again. Elder Rush looked like jack frost after sanding. Haha. David has a lot of potential though. He is a stellar guy.
We met a guy named James on the way to one of our appointments. He told us that we had dropped a pamphlet off a while ago(the first day me and Elder Lehr went out together) and he had recently read it and actually prayed about it. He got and answer! He had a dream of the the first vision. He says he is looking for the right church. We invited him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon after sharing some things about gifts of the spirit, because he had questions about his dreams. He is a very intelligent young guy who asks lots of great questions. I love that so much!
A miracle or two happened yesterday. A bunch of non-members showed up to church! It was a crazy week. I think mainly for the primary program. It was awesome to see so many people. One of the members brought a non-member as well who is looking for the right church. We are going to teach him tonight in the member's home where he can feel the spirit. His name is Shawn.
Another miracle happened. Elder Rush thought about one of the investigators we dropped because he was moving. His name was Chris. Elder Rush called him to see if he had moved yet and Chris said that he wasn't going to move at all, and that he had been reading the Book of Mormon we gave him and he felt like he needed to join the church! What just happened! That's what I thought. Heavenly Father certainly has prepared this guy. It's a miracle! He has some struggles he needs to overcome, but he is very humble and willing to do so. We have a baptism date for next month. Hopefully I stay for it, but it doesn't matter as long as he is baptized!
This week has been so awesome! There have been so many miracles and blessings from God. I am filled with so much joy and humility as I see God's hand in the work. None of this would have happened unless he was in the work. Hope y'all are doing great! Love each and every one of you!
-Elder Chandler Allen

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