Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 72- Thanksgiving and Birthday

Friends and Family,
This week was great. We met a couple great people at the beginning of the week. It was nice. We then had Thanksgiving dinner at one of the families house in our ward. They invited another family. It was a lot of fun. We played card games and ate a ton of food. It was super good and a relaxing time. 
Saturday was my birthday! It was awesome. We went to the temple in Baton Rouge. It was nice being back in my old area. The Spirit was very strong in the temple, and I could feel the difference when we left. I loved it. The Spirit really does manifest itself when you are doing the right thing.
Afterwards, we went to Red Robbin for dinner. Yummm! Haha. Then I opened a couple birthday packages. Thanks y'all for your love! I hope y'all have a good week. 
Another cool experience. We were biking to an appointment yesterday, and all of a sudden, Elder Goodsell's pedal broke, and we had to stop. We weren't to far from the apartment, and it was getting late, but Elder Goodsell insisted we just walk to the people we were going to see. As we were walking, we met a lady who was trying to fix her car. She asked for our help, but after we helped, she tried pulling out and the brakes weren't working. She hit it into park and it stopped, then we just help her push it back into neutral and push the car back into the spot. She was so thankful, and we could tell she was very stressed, but our help relieved her burden. If Elder Goodsells bike didn't brake, we may have never been there to help her. And I've learned to trust your companions inspiration. It was a good week.
-Elder Chandler Allen

The sisters broke into our apartment and decorated a little bit for my birthday. They left us a huge bag full of lemons that some members gave them from the Slaughter branch. We are going to make lemonade with them.

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