An email from Sr. Allen...
hello everybody,how is everyone doing? thank you for all the emails. :) i LOVE hearing how everyone is doing.
holidays are pretty normal days for us missionaries. one of the recent converts we visited lit off one small firework after we were done meeting with her. haha. that was as good as our Fourth of July festivities got! but we found 3 investigators that day, so we were feeling blessed.
we found 4 new investigators this week! we are feeling so blessed because we didnt get to go out as much as we wanted to but we were so blessed when we did go out. one of them we found on the 4th of July. he was just out watering his lawn when we went over to talk with him. we brought up the plan of salvation and he said he had always wondered about what happens to us after we die. he said that was a question he had been trying to find an answer to for a long time. we are going over next saturday to meet with him! two others were also found on the fourth of july. melissa and zayah are mom and daughter. zayah is 10 and is really interested in learning about different religions. we gave them a book of mormon to read and have a meeting with them on wednesday. yahoo! :) of course we have our fair share of rejections. (mission life probs) but that is bound to happen. I am really trying hard to maintain a positive attitude and just enjoy my time out here. things really get hard sometimes but for the most part ive realized that if i just maintain a positive attitude and keep moving forward that i will be able to accomplish anything. i only get this mission experience once, so might as well make it a good one. :)
yesterday we went in to a home of a less active and i could barely breathe. the smoke and cat smell was insane. i had never been in anything like that before. last night my eyes were bloodshot red and i was sneezing like crazy from allergies. whoosh that was a tough one, but we gotta see those people. they need us and they need the spirit in their homes.