Favorite Scripture

"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)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday

Well my crazy week has come to an end and I'm glad its over!  I'm very glad about receiving the news that the Red Sox are World Series Champions and I'm not there to see it...and it happened very close to my birthday, so I'm just going to guess that was my gift from Heavenly Father :)

Ok, so where to begin from the last week... on Tuesday we had our zone meeting, which is the meeting with everyone from our zone. We learned about how to make sure an investigator is ready for baptism. It was a really great lesson. Thursday we had a zone conference, it was pretty great. We talked about a lot of different things but I enjoyed how Sister Weed talked about honesty in all things.

Filling the font for their baptism
Saturday we had a baptism.  So in Benin, Cotonou the church has a few different church buildings, but only 2 have baptismal fonts. One is located very close to my area the other is about 30 - 45 minutes away, so to our luck the one that is closest had no baptisms, so we took a taxi out to the other building and they had no water there so we had to fill the baptismal font with well water.  After 2 hours we got the font full enough to baptize the people. we baptized them and then returned to our area.

Sunday we had a party at Mémés house for me, that was really sweet.  All and all crazy week but it was a good week.

So back to the baptism for a little bit, we baptized a girl named Gaelle. She had been struggling to figure out what she should do because her dad is a pastor for another church that she was baptized into as a baby, and her mother also attends another church, but finally she decided to make her own decision in life and do what she thought was best and she was baptized.  It was amazing. I was so happy for her.  I'll try to send pictures but I'm having difficulties with that.

Well that's pretty much it for this week. I hope all is well. I love and miss you so much!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Wren - a member of the Cocodji branch
"She had the cutest little smile"

Birthday party at Mémé's