Monday, June 27, 2016

Rain, Rain. Go Away. Come Again...After I'm Done With My Mission ;)

Elder Alley with Austin Gee. Austin is a mission buddy of Max's.
He just got home from Vegas a couple weeks ago and will be in Provo with Max this fall.
The Gees are in the same stake as Michael. I love small world connections!
(Especially when it gets me a pic of my missionary.) Thank you, Gee family!
Huntington, WV
Other parts of West Virginia did not fare so well :(

June 27, 2016

Dear Alley Family & Friends,

How's it going y'all? Man, from wisdom-teeth pulling with Aubrey to car deliveries with Ashley, you people are just busy bees aren't you? Ha ha ;). Still, I'm glad you guys had a productive week because mine wasn't so. Which actually leads to my story for the week.

So, the good news is that Elder Lane and I are safe. We didn't get floods in our area so nobody was hurt and we still had power. The bad news is that we still had to deal with huge rain and thunderstorms and, well..., neither of us felt it would be wise or safe to go proselyting in that kind of weather, so we just stayed in our apartment waiting for the storm to pass. While it was nice to just sit and chill for a time, it eventually got to the point where we were just wanted to get out and just do something. Yeah, we have some board and card games to play with but we really wanted to be productive. We wanted to feel like we accomplished something.

Luckily, the storm did let up on the weekend and we were finally able to get out and tract. We may not have found anybody who was interested in learning from us, but it did feel good to just get out and work no matter the results. We did run into an agnostic man who gave us a "sermon" on why he didn't believe in God but that's a story that I'll save for when I get home (his "sermon" made absolutely no sense to me. Oh well). Moral of the story: don't keep missionaries cooped up for too long! Give them either something to do or someone to teach. This message was brought to you by Elder Alley, missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ;) Ha ha. Oh, well. Anyway, the week was slow but not too bad.

The only thing that I'm bummed out about is that I didn't get to see the Bentley family at the fireside we had on Sunday. I did get Sister Bentley's e-mail telling me that they were coming to it and I was actually at the building eating the dinner that was provided by the members. Unfortunately, we had to leave early because Elder Lane forgot his mission bag at someone's house and we had to go get it back a.s.a.p. (as soon as possible). Needless to say, I was really bummed out about it :( but this was an issue that we couldn't ignore since the bag also had his wallet in it. Hopefully, I can catch them later at another fireside. Until next time.

Well, I think that's everything. I love you all and miss you all. Keep up the fun times and say hello to Elder Max Alley for me when he gets back ;) Hurrah for Israel!


Elder Michael Alley

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