Monday, March 14, 2016

Weekly Update -- March 14th, 2016

Hello everyone,

We had 14 investigators committed to come to church this week and four actually came! We were very excited, but at the same time a bit sad that a new investigator we found Saturday night named Enrique didn't show up due to a family visit. He had great questions and an interesting  background being born Catholic, converted to a Christian church a few years ago (putting up a little wall that we hurdled telling us so), but recently stopped attending due to a divide he felt within the congregation between two groups who sided with each pastor that directed the overall decision making. He told us that each group wanted the majority to be able to make the decisions for the whole which made him feel uncomfortable; now he just wants to find the true Church of God. We promised him that he would feel an answer to what he was searching for if he came to Church with us Sunday and he gave 'the word of Enrique Sanchez' that he would. It was sad because during the ward conference I was recognizing certain aspects that he would've loved to see or hear or feel. Let's hope he comes next week.

Upon contacting a few streets, we stumbled into an untouched area that we thought was private, meaning no missionaries. But we asked the first person who said we could be there, then commited to go to church (she didn't but was very kind and receptive). After a few more houses, we realized that we had fallen into the secret garden of contacting. Everyone was very kind, even if they didn't want to talk to us, but would then give us a reference to their neighbor! Unheard of! One guy even said he had 50% co-workers who were LDS and then let us touch his motorcylce he had at his door. Cool guy. This was the same area where we found Enrique.

As for an invitation, I first want to say thanks to my Mom for being so great in fulfilling so many of my invitations and I really enjoy being able to read her experiences. Love you Mom! We talk with a lot of people here and almost nobody knows what the Book of Mormon is, which makes a great opportunity to share a message. It changes lives and gives us the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we just can't get with the Bible alone. I want to invite you all to find the blessings of the Book of Mormon and share it or explain what it is to someone else. In this, we can share the blessings that we have recieved and give the opportunity to others to have the same in their lives. Love you all! 

-Elder Allgaier

Burger king for lunch last pday, nostalgic

A typical street here

Tried to catch my companion sleeping but he turned at the last second

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