Benin Cotonou Mission * West Africa * French Speaking * Feb. 6, 2013 - Jan. 21, 2015
"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." (3 Nephi 5:13)
Monday, October 7, 2013
This week was an interesting one as Elder Allred came home for a few days. He had to testify in a trial and so the court ordered him home. We picked him up at the airport around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 1 and the first thing I noticed is how skinny he was. He's lost 40 lbs. since he left but it looks good on him. We went and got something to eat because of course he was hungry. Afterwards we talked until around 3:30 a.m. The next afternoon we went through the temple with his sister as she got her endowments. She is getting married later this month. It was really good to have him here for that. He brought home all of the souvenirs that he has bought so far so it was like Christmas. He grandpa came and stayed with us so Elder Allred would have a companion with him at all times. He testified on Oct. 4 and then left to spend a day with his dad. He flew back to Africa on Oct. 6 - his eighth month mark. He his supposed to be transferred as soon as he returns so we will know more next week. It was great to have him home but bittersweet at the same time knowing that we had to say goodbye again.