Sunday, December 23, 2012

 Hey! Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope everyone got my picture and letter! Elder Cook is on the left, Elder Keller is in the middle, and I am on the right! Thank yall for everyone who sent me a card/package/letter wishing me a Merry Christmas.  We are so happy and blessed to have a baptism today! I Know that Alexis has received a long wanted remission of her sins. Tomorrow she will have the privilege to receive the holy ghost to help her the rest of her life. We have another baptism date for Betty Zunega for January 5th. What a wonderful new years resolution, to become a mormon.
         So this week we have taught 11 lessons and plan on somehow getting 9 more between tonight and tomorrow. So on tuesday we ate with a hispanic member for lunch and it was BAD food. We all (including the member) got sick within 30 minutes of eating the food. We were sick for 4 days. Ya wasnt cool. I did not like it one bit. the food was good but it didnt sit well with ANY-BODY. We have had about 4 members come out with us this week to teach out investigators. We are very thankful for their devotion to help the work of the lord progress. I am So glad to be a member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints; "I know it, I live it, I love it."-Ann M. Dibb. I am so glad to have the priviledge to be a full time missionary and to help everyone I see with the gospel. I love the gospel with all of my heart and pray for everyone to have the opportunity to receive the gospel.
          I do not really know more to put than i just love the gopel. Thanks mom for being the most perfect mother everyone dreams to have. I love you so much. Thank you family and know that the lord loves you and COMMANDS us to preach the gospel. What a perfect time of the year to do so.
            I challenge everone to Get 10 passalong cards and give them to people and bear your testimony of Jesus Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. 
                LOVE YALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This baptism happened exactly one hour ago. We email today due to christmas and i will not be emailing again till wednesday january 2. The girl being baptized is Alexis Gonzales and it is her sweet 16 today!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello everyone!
     I really hope that everone is having a fun time preparing for christmas. i am having the time of my life here in texas. I am still in weatherford and i love it. We has 3 baptism dates this week and we taught about 15 lessons. We are doing great and i know that the lord is pleased with what i and every missionary is doing. it is very important to the lord.
     Well it rained alot in about 10 minutes on friday. ya it was dumb..... i wanted it to snow. but that is ok because i am still alive. so sorry i do not have much time today. but i hope everyone has a good week.
 We are having a baptism this weekend. i am excited. i know that we are being blessed because of our obedience and faithful acts to be better. i am glad to be a missionary.

Monday, December 10, 2012

  Hey yall! So what is everyone up to? Merry Christmas. So how is the cold up in Idaho? Or wherever everyone is. I am happy to be in Texas. Haha. It is cold and humid here. So it is chilly through the bone not to the bone. I am happy it is cold because i like the cold but i do not like to cold when i am sleeping. my companions do so i freeze at night. But DO NOT SEND ME A BLANKET. i am ok. i dont want to have to haul around another blanket.
         So if anyone is wondering if i am ok. i am. i am so excited to email because i have so much to talk about but when the time comes to email i have a moment where i do not remember. I do not know why i do not remember but i do. But is everyone excited to see Paden? He is a changed person. i know that he is a great person now. (he was before, now he is just "better") I am excited to get to speak to him on christmas. I dont think he will speak english at all so that i cant make fun of his silly mexican accent.. :) ya here in america its not all one accent, its every hispanic culture so i speak hispanic. but i am trying to get the San Luiz accent. that would be sweet. they talk in bursts of very fast spanish.
          Ya So this week we taught 25 lessons and got 17 new investigators. We have 3 Baptism dates currently and we are praying and hoping that they all go through. We are just doing great this week. So our mission president wants us to keep track of the people we talk to and bear testimony everyday and we wants us to have a minimum of 40 people per day. i know that this is possible. so if i do that for roughly 15 more months i will have talked to: about 18,000 People. ya doesnt seem like alot but if you mutiply that by 200,000 missionaries in the world it is: My phone says error. the number is too big, 5,760,000,000 billion people in 2 years if every missionary does their part. So roughly 2 more years until everyone has had the opportunity to hear the gopsel. haha ya that is crazy. So if anyone did not know about the growth of missionary work it has grown 400% so we pretty much have 200,000 missionaries that will be in the field in the next few years. this is amazing. i cannot believe what an impact this will do on the world. I am so excited and so proud to be part of this great missionary effort.
        So ya i am pretty exited for this next week of missionary work. i am glad to be a missionary. i know that i am doing the right thing. i am proud of the work paden has done and still is doing. i challenge yall to see paden and want to change your lives to grow as much as he did. it is quite an accomplishment he has done and i am proud of him.
             LOVE YALL>!!?><?>

Monday, December 3, 2012

 So Holy Crap!!! Time is going by so fast! I have been in weatherford for 12 weeks and we got transfers today and i am staying in weatherford for another 6 weeks. i am so excited! i love this area so much. So we got out trio finally. Elder Cameron Cook is from san diego california and he is waiting to go to puebla mexico. He is a sweet kid. he is a great example and he is full of the "greeny fire" he is and will be a great missionary. So how is everyones christmas going to be? Mine is going to be better. sorry i am pridefull about that. just kidding i love everyone.
        So we still have the baptism date for Alexis Gloria for the 22 of december. that is going to be so sweet. I am excited for her and her decision. So we also have been working with a number of families that are just golden.  they are progressing just nicely. i am such a happy missionary. i know that i am doing what i am suppost to be doing.
       So nothing really happened this week. I had a great birthday. thank you so much for everyones gifts. they were greatly appreciated.
Sorry it is such a short letter. gotta go.

Elder Dillon Glen Allen