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)

Monday, January 20, 2014

I Know That With Hard Work Blessings Come

Well another week has come and gone and here we are again!

So let’s get started from the beginning!  Anyway, so this week was really awesome because we got a lot of teaching done.  I felt like every single day we were so busy because we were constantly teaching. Every single day I was just tired when the day was over!

But everything wasn't completely perfect. We have an investigator who always says we can teach her at a certain time but then she is never there!  So the other day that investigator wasn't at home, so as we were leaving we decided to talk to just one random guy, and well it went pretty well! We had a lesson with him later in the week and it went really well, but the problem is that he is always working so it’s hard to actually have a lesson with him but he liked the message we gave and he said one day he will come to church!

The best thing from this week was yesterday at church....we had 6 people come to church!  It was awesome!  I really feel as the harder I’m working the better my area is getting! Now I’m always wondering why people hate coming to this side of Cotonou!  I’m not saying it’s easier here than anywhere else but I know that with hard work comes blessings!

This week we had our personal interviews with President Weed and it went really well!  In mine we talked a lot about faith, and he gave me a lot of good advice. It was really good talking to him!

So there has been a fairly large announcement made!  In July we will be getting a new Mission President! This past week they announced it and his name is Pierre-Paul Morin! He is Canadian!  He is from Qu├ębec City, which is a French speaking area in Canada next to Montreal!

Anyway that’s just about it for this week!  I hope all is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, January 13, 2014

This Week I felt Closer to Our Savior

Wow what a quick week this was!  So this week was pretty bittersweet! This week myself and Elder Ratodisoamalala had some of the best numbers that I have had since I arrived in this area. I guess that
just reflects hard work!  Our area really seems to be getting better but people aren't coming to church. So we can work pretty hard all week but if people don’t come to church it almost feels like a waste.  But
it’s all good. People will come to church eventually!

So I've been having a hard time with my companion lately.  I'm trying my best to develop patience but it’s hard.  I'm praying for help so I hope all turns out well!  On Saturday, I had the chance to work with Elder Boto again and it was awesome!  We worked so hard!  It was just like old times!

This week I felt closer to our savior....maybe because it was such a bittersweet week!  I hope all is well. I miss you and love you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, January 6, 2014

11 Months!

Well another week has come and gone and here we are again.  You already hit the big news for this week and that’s my 11 month mark! Holy cow has time passed fast. It’s hard for me to believe sometimes but wow it’s almost been like the past 11 months have been a blink!

Anyway this week was pretty good! Now that the parties are over myself and Elder Ratodisoamalala have really started working hard!  We started by seeing all of our potential investigators and then we went to all of our current investigators.  Then we started working on the inactive in our area, and finally trying to find new investigators too. All and all we were working pretty hard this week and I have faith that it will all work out!

So something interesting I found out this week also was I asked an investigator when all the parties end and she laughs at me and then says the parties don’t end until January 31! I was like ohhhhh that’s great and then she said I hope you have a great month of partying and then I just smiled haha!  Anyway so I guess the partying continues until the end of the month but not as serious so I think we should have a little better success!

Anyway things are good thank you for all you do!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II