Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 17th, 2015 -- All Caught up!

To answer the lingering question, no I am not going home to beat Tyler for the fastest mission served by an Elder Allgaier. Just a little glitch in the emails. Love you Tyler. Yesterday, we had this amazing family come to church that we have been teaching. I think I've mentioned them before, we'll call them the Miranda family. They haven't been able to come in the past weeks because their one month old daughter has had some heart problems and just left the hospital this Thursday. They have had to keep a close eye on her but didn't stop them from going to a local clinic to hand out sandwiches to people waiting outside. They're amazing and the next time we visit them we can extend an invitation for a baptismal date! So grateful for the miracle they have been given with the health of their baby.

Changes or transfers as they call them stateside are happening today, which means we find out tonight who will replace Elder Frank who has become a good friend of mine here. We'll also see if I leave Escobedo or serve another 6 weeks here. We have a good group of investigators right now and it would be great if I could see them through the ordinance, but change is always refreshing so I will be happy either way.

A funny contacting story was actually when someone contacted us. The testigos or Jehova's witnesses to be exact came to our door when we were studying and getting ready to leave. All four of us LDS missionaries in the house came to the door to read their scriptures and listen to what they had to say for just a bit. Obviously we were strong in our testimonies and shared a couple of scriptures that we have ready for when they try to tell us the the name of God: Ezequiel 16:63, Isaiah 54:5, Isaiah 53:6-7. LDS missionaries are never shaken by testigo witnesses because of the surety of the scriptures, but incredibly more important, the Spirit of a testimony that testifies of the truth. Always a good story when you ask a missionary about an experience with them. I want to invite you all to look up this week and/or and find something interesting, talk, scripture or a tool that you didn't know about before and share it with someone. Could even be someone within the ward, just do it. Love you all and thank you for your prayers and thoughts!

-Elder Allgaier

                                                 our nice clean companionship desk

                     my comp and our zone leader during the last zone meeting of the change

                                                    our district at the last meeting of the change

                                                        poorly taken zone picture

                                         all of the cameras being set up for the zone picture

someone caught on fire just from being out in the sun for too long, here is a picture of the smoke ;) just       kidding, it's a fire from the canicula driness

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