Monday, November 26, 2012

  Well, Elder Keller and I will be getting a new missionary in our already too small apartment. He is a visa waiter going to mexico. He will be a good missionary. I am excited because all of the hispanic males are working during the day and we cannot teach the Females without a third man. Well we now have a third person. O ya we are going to baptize alot more. So that is going to be sweet but it will not be sweet because our apartment is litterally Small. Yes it is going to be an adventure.
           So this week was very eventfull. We found 11 new investigators. We also taught 13 lessons this week. I was very excited. So everything is suppost to be bigger in texas. Well i am proud to say that idahoans know how to cook thanksgiving dinner bigger. :) Thanksgiving was great. We ate with the Formans house. They are americans so we had the traditional everything execpt, MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY...... ya what the heck no potatoes and gravy. o well. we also ate with the Torres family and had pork tamales and sweet coconut tamales. O they are gold in Corn husk. I loved them.
           So on friday, We found this man who was leaving to fort worth and we taught him a lesson and he came to church and know is a progressing investigator. His name is Julio Salazar. He is 75 years old. he is from El Salvador and he has lived in america for 45 years. he is a really cool guy who has being prepared by the lord.
          Yup so that is about all we have done this week. I would list all of the people we met but yall dont really know any of them. But yup that was our week. Thanks everyone in advance for the million presents i am going to get for my birthday because i know that my family loves me so much. (that was a hint to send me something, but yall dont have to because its the thought that counts)

Elder Dillon Glen Allen

Monday, November 19, 2012

Well Hello everyone! This week was sweet! We had a baptism this week. Tony and isabella gloria. i will send a picture today. Yes i love that family. they are all members now excepet the girls in the bottom left row with a red shirt on. Jessica. she has a baptism date for december 22. Welkl i am doing great! i love the mission.
Well its thanksgiving this week so, I am thankful for....
  1. The very little rain that weatherford got yestarday.
  2. A library i have to be here typing this letter.
  3. A companion to always be here to help me out.
  4. Zone leaders who share an area with us.
  5. Long sleeve shirt to wear because it is getting "cold" in texas.... 45 degrees... :) warm
  6. Glasses so that i can see very far away.
  7. Planner to keep me organized.
  8. A mission president to recieve revelation for the texas fort worth mission.
  9. my bed to keep me warm
  10. socks to keep me warm
  11. jackets to keep me warm
  12. letters to keep my motivation going
  13. family to support me
  14. a mother to love
  15. a father to always see how much you look up to him the more you grow up
  16. a brother to set the example to go on a mission
  17. a brother to go on a mission when i get home. and if he doesnt want to. to bad its going to happen anyway
  18. another brother that better go on a mission in 4 to 5 years that has potential to be the best missionary in the world.
  19. a sister to always see that i need to grow up and mature alot more
  20. a family to always love and to cherish for eternity
  21. the priesthood to seal families together forever
  22. friends to always help you through problems and to be there when you need them and to laugh with.
  23.  A ring to remind me of joseph smith and the prayer that changed this history of eternity forever.
  24. the book of mormon to proove the restoration really happened
  25. the book of mormon to help anyone through problems in life
  26. the book of mormon to let us know the great plan of salvation that god
  27. the book of mormon that keeps everyone in the gospel continually learning and fortifying testimonies
  28. technology that helps the work of the lord along much much much much faster
  29. my legs so that i can run and proclaim the gospel to everyone
  30. my feet so i can walk when i can no longer run
  31. my knees so that i can crawl when i can no longer walk
  32. my arms to drag me along when my knees are bloody
  33. my mouth to testify when i can no longer move.
  34. the opportunity i have to be a missionary for our lord and savior jesus christ
  35. god loves us
  36. gospel blesses families
  37. dispensations
  38. Savior and his earthy ministry
  39. Great apostacy
  40. the restoration
  41. joseph smith
  42. the book of mormon: another testimont of jesus christ
  43. Prayer to know of the truth by the power of the holy ghost
  44. agency
  45. priesthood
  46. prophets
  47. reedeemer
  48. pre earth life
  49. The creation
  50. agency and adam and eve
  51. earth life
  52. atonement
  53. spirit world
  54. ressurection
  55. judgement
  56. immortality
  57. exaltation
  58. Celestial kingdom
  59. Through jesus christ we can be cleansed from sin
  60. faith
  61. repentance
  62. baptism
  63. holy ghost
  64. enduring to the end
  65. obedience
  66. sabbath day
  67. ten commandments
  68. testimonies
  69. fasting
  70. sacrament
  71. tithing
  72. law of chastity
  73. Word of wisdom
  74. bishops and his councelors
  75. decans
  76. teachers
  77. priests
  78. high priests
  79. elders
  80. stake presidents
  81. area of seventies
  82. twelve apostels
  83. first presidency
  84. Thomas S. Monson
  85. Holy Ghost
  86. Jesus Christ
  87. Heavenly Father
  88. Heavenly Moter
  89. priethood again
  90. MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!
  91. the world and what it offers.... What does it offer look from numbers 92-142
  92. water
  93. propel
  94. aquafina
  95. filtered
  96. bottled
  97. fiji
  98. smart
  99. all other brands of water
  100. perre
  101. food
  102. potatoes
  103. mashed potatoes
  104. curly fires
  105. shoes
  106. pants
  107. shirts
  108. ties
  109. paper
  110. pens
  111. pencils
  112. books
  113. desks
  114. chairs
  115. carpet
  116. backpacks
  117. tooth brush
  118. blankets
  119. pillow
  120. slippers
  121. tables
  122. concrete
  123. air
  124. clouds
  125. moon
  126. sun
  127. stars
  128. summer
  129. winter
  130. fall
  131. spring
  132. spanish
  133. english
  134. gift of tongues
  135. laughter
  136. board games
  137. wakee six
  138. monopoly
  139. stratigo
  140. soduku
  141. word searches
  142. ect
Elder Dillon Glen Allen

 So haha the pictures. i would be a good mexican. those are my yellow boots. the last picture is my companion now

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Well i am going to be honest. i have no idea what happened last week due to me being in the middle of this week. We couldnt email on monday due to the veterans day and tuesday because of the conference we had with elder bowen of the seventy. i will write about the conference on monday.
So How is everyone doing? Any plans for thanksgiving? What about Christmas. I have not recieved any addresses in the mail of anyone. I want them. i want to write all of my family and tell them of my appriciation. I am so glad to be serving a mission. I am glad that i have this opportunity to be a missionary. I am practically overwhelmed with the spirit always and i dont know why 9 months feels like a dream. Well i am so glad that everyone is supporting me. i really feel the power of yalls love and prayers.
So sorry this ends up being a short letter, i am trying to remember something i can write about and it is not happening. So i am going to write about what i have leaned recently.
So everyone who has ever known me they know that i am pridefull. :) i dont think i am now. Here is how i avoid it. So i get angry pretty fast when people correct me and try to tell me they have a better way. when i get these such feelings i simply get out my pen and write down something good about the person or the situation. this has helped alot. the oposite of pride is humility. the fastest way to be humble i think and i have come to know is by the principle of Gratitude. just count your blessings everyone,,,,,, it works.
Well thats about all folks. have a good week and i will email you in about 4 days. :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

  Alright so the miracle of the week is Evelyn. We have been teaching her for a while now but she just has all of the perfect questions. If she would come to church she would have them all answered. Well i know that she recieved an answer that the Book of Mormon is true, all she needs to do now is to act of what she knows is true. She is all ready to be baptized. If we can catch her 3 times this week we will have a baptism date for her. I am so excited to see her progress. She is doing well.
           So This week was kinda good. Last monday We taught our current baptism dates, Tony Gloria and Jessica Garcia. They are great people who are ready to be baptized. I know that they are ready and that they do want this change in their lives. Their parents are members and they have come a long way. About 12 weeks ago they were going to get devorced and the missionaries knocked into them and started teaching them the missionary lessons to see if it would bring them back together. that is what we are still doing. we are not giving advice we are simply teaching the lessons so they can keep the commitments. they are praying as a family. ( all 9 of them) They all read together often. they are a blessed family to be able to stay together. Tuesday we taught The glorias again. We also taugh 2 other lessons. The weather on tuesday was wierd. it was freezing cold in the middle of the day and towards the night it was like 90 degrees. ya really wierd. Wednesday for halloween we were not aloud to go trick or treating haha so we had a district meeting instead with cinimon rolls and tootsie rolls. Yup it was pretty fun. Thursday we made armor out of cardboard for a lesson on the armor of god. i will send a picture next week of the sweet armor we made. Friday we found a new investigator names manuel. he is super ready to be baptized. we are going to set a baptizm date with him next lesson. Saturday we taught about 5 lessons and it was probably the most spiritual day i have had on my mission due to the constant teaching we had. when we are in a 45 minute lesson it seems like it is only 5 minutes. it is because of the spirit that we feed. Saturday felt like an hour long. Yestarday was the day i found out who i am and what i am suppost to do as a missionary. People who have gone on a mission know what i mean.
           So i am glad to be in weatherford. my spanish is going through the roof and my testimony is growing. i am lucky to be where i am. I am happy to be a missionary and to be able to help others change their lives. I know that i am supposed to be on a mission. If anyone is still having doubts if they should go on a mission then stop having them and go. a mission will bless your live and the lives of other exceedingly.
          Elder Keller is a really good missionary. His Spanish is Excelent. i am pretty sure he speaks more gramaticly correct that the natives around here. We are being 100% obedient and nothing is holding us back from reaching our potential. we are haveing so much exito here in weatherford. We have 2 baptism dates and 2 progressing investigators.
          So i do not have alot of crazy stories. Do not be supprised by anything that happens in the future is all i have to say.