Monday, November 2, 2015

Weekly Update -- November 2nd, 2015

Hello everyone!

This past Wednesday, we had the awesome opportunity to have Elder Piper, of the Quorum of the Seventy,  come visit the mission and give a talk with the President and both of their wives. He also happened to serve in the Monterrey mission as a young man, obviously agreeing with us saying that this is the best mission in the world. Super uplifting experience hearing from all of them, but I especially liked how Elder Piper used his 90 minutes or so taking questions from missionaries and answering each one of them with such knowledge, maybe a 20 minute answer with examples and a role play for each one. Some of them were 'how can we better unify the visions of Ward and mission?' or 'how can we better view the fruits of our labors even if our numerical goals are being completed?' Amazing man and my testimony of revelation and the general authorities has been strengthened.

Recently, we haven't been having a lot of success with investigators in terms of asistence to church, which is hard sometimes. But, we have been having a lot of success with less-active members. Yesterday, there were four less-actives attending, three who were there for the first time in years! The one who had been there before was Arturo, who drove us to church in his bus he drives for his work; pretty fun way to get to church. He is preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood along with three others in the branch. Arturo is really excited about that and asked us just last night how he could get a copy of the Liahona to have something to read when he's taking breaks from his bus routes. It's really rewarding being able to see him turn from having next to no interest in the church to getting excited about it again.

Yesterday we gave out two different Liahonas to Arturo and two of the same copy, but one in English the other in Spanish to our taxi neighbor to learn English better. The different sections for kids and adults really helps one learn a language better. Anyways, I want to invite you to read one of those articles in the next copy that comes out or the most recent that you received, it makes for great study material. Thanks for all of your prayers, love you all!

-Elder Allgaier
... really the only picture I took this week holding a chicken we put on top of our neighbor member's dog

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