Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekly Update -- April 18th, 2016

Hello everyone!

Happy late birthday to my cousin Alex! Also an early birthday to Grandma Munford, if I remember well, on the 29th! Hope you both feel one year wiser and that you continue reading the scriptures! Now that my missionary hook is in, this week has been pretty exciting for a few reasons. First, CONGRATULATIONS TO TYLER AND HOLLIE for getting ENGAGED!! Welcome to the family Hollie and may you have a great wedding!

This past week, we filled out a baptismal form for an investigator who we've been teaching for the past month or so. Her name is Mia and she is a daughter of a recently activated family who is amazing. To be honest, we're not the best at teaching 9 year-olds, because we're always teaching young adults or older; they have a bit better retention. However, her Mom has been great with helping her to read the Book of Mormon, understand the commandments, so it almost feels like there's nothing we have to do besides teach. It's like opening a door that you think is stuck then all of the sudden it opens up very easily, hitting yourself in the face. That's kind of how it feels with them. She's getting baptized this Friday at 8p Monterrey time at the Colinas/Huasteca ward building. You are all invited to support her if you can make the trip, but we understand if you can't make it.

I was super happy to hear that my amazing Aunt Becky, very bravely, put up a post in her professional blog about her feelings on the Book of Mormon, offering to give anyone who wanted to read it a free copy. I know she'll be blessed for her faith. In response to that and other events this week, I would like to invite you all to read (in the Bible) James 2 that explains what faith is in relation to works (spoiler). Also, (in the Book of Mormon) Alma 32 which gives a second testimony of this principle. For any of you who might be getting married soon, you are invited to read D&C 131. Love you all and have a great week!

-Elder Allgaier
Activity with the ward

 Elder Lopez with a rat we found in the street...
Elder Chan is a chef actually, stopped studying a year short to serve a mission
My first district activity as DL (District Leader)

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