Hiiii everybody!(: Can I just say, this week has been a week of miracles! Well, I feel like every week on the mission is like that, but this one in particular haha. I hope that you have all been able to recognize the miracles that have been in your lives this week too! The Lord is constantly blessing us, even if it's not in the way or at the time that we expect. Also, CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING LITTLE BROTHER(: I am so proud of you, and your graduation announcement was probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. I love you! We had such a great Monday! We watched Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration together and ate food and just had a great time. I love Sister Williamson. Anyways, if you guys haven't seen that movie, you should definitely watch it. I know, without a doubt, that Joseph Smith truly is a man that God called to help restore Christ's church. I know that he is a prophet of the Lord, and that he sacrificed so much of his life just so we could have the gospel and another testament of Jesus Christ. I'm so thankful for that sacrifice, because this gospel has truly changed my life.
We saw so many wonderful less actives this week! I'll just tell you about a few. Sister C______ is just so sweet. She has such a strong testimony of Christ's atonement. We got to see B______ and have a very spiritual conversation with her and her friends and family. She still has so much faith, it's really cool to see. Also, she and her family really want to feed us, so that'll be fun! We had an amazing lunch with Brother H________(: he is so nice. It was our first time meeting with him and we all just clicked so well. His roommate was there also, and she is so cute. We were able to share the He Lives video with them, and Brother H________ talked about how he just needs to know truth for himself. I remember that feeling. I know that he can receive answers from God as he prays. Heavenly Father doesn't want us to be confused, He doesn't want us to feel alone. Prayer bridges that gap, it allows us to communicate directly with someone who loves us more than we can comprehend. What a blessing(: We got two new investigators this week! K________ is so awesome. She is a former investigator who we visited, and she still had her copy of the Book of Mormon(: We were able to testify boldly, and she said we can come back and teach her more. I can't wait to talk to her about the Plan of Happiness!! Then, we had a lesson with P_______ and E__________. We taught them the Restoration, and the spirit was so powerful(: it was honestly such an amazing feeling. Sharing the First Vision was so special, you could tell that it really impacted them both. E_________ isn't a member, and they said they will read the Book of Mormon and pray, and that they'll be coming to church! After the lesson, she said, "Thank you so much for coming over, that was really good. I can tell that you are really passionate about this, that you really know it's true,". I love them and am so excited for them!!(: We had two amazing lessons with B_______ S__ this week, and she is progressing so well. I love that family so much. On Saturday, they had the L_____'s and Sister F______ over again and we had a big barbecue. It was so awesome. One of the L_____'s daughters is so sweet and talked with me the whole time about being a missionary. She has such a strong testimony already. It's so cool to see someone so young with so much faith. I know that so many of the youths are like that, and I'm so thankful for that strength that they have. It is much needed.
An awesome family in the ward made me allergy free chocolate chip cookies this week(: It was so sweet, and a great little 8 month mark celebratory treat! I can't believe that I'm almost halfway done with my mission. I am so thankful to be here. I learn something new every single day. The Savior is making me into a better missionary, a better sister, a better daughter, and a better friend. I'm so thankful for the stretching and growing that I'm experiencing, even though it's hard sometimes. Every day is a beautiful day to be alive(: there is so much happiness, so much pure joy, that comes from this gospel, if we simply live it. I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week! Love, Sister Allen