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)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

No Internet Connection

Hey mom!

Hey well this is your son....and I have no connection on my computer but everyone else in my apartment had enough to get on myldsmail except for me.  So for this week this is all I'm gonna be able to send! I hope you had a great week!  I love you and miss you tons!

Love you!

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Downhill Slope

Well another week has come and gone and here we are again!  Well this week was definately a quick week!  So I guess the sort of big news from this week was hitting my year mark! I still cant believe that one year has already gone by!  It literally feels like yesterday that dad was taking me to the MTC and with a blink of an eye I'm here now!  To celebrate we all ate burgers and Charwamas!  It's weird to think that I'm on the downhill slope now!  

Anyway this week we worked a lot with our investigators who are progressing! Please continue to pray for our investigators, the last few weeks before baptism is definitely the hardest!  But all is well.  

So this week we set a baptismal date for another one of our investigators, I know for a fact that he was prepared because he always asks all the right questions and does everything we ask!  He is awesome!  

Anyway the last really big news from the week is the transfer.......and Elder Ratodisoamalala is being
transferred to Togo!  My new companion is Elder Bulunga from the Congo!  From what I understand he is a stud so we should get along great!  

So other than that everything is pretty much the same!  I hope all is well!  I love you and miss you!  And remember.....only 361 more days! JK

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

He received his "Hump Day" package and loved it. He is also a senior companion now. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

One Year Gone

Well another week has come and gone and here we are again, oh and hey this week we can say one year has come and gone and there is one more to go! haha Anyway this week was pretty good for the most part!

One day this week the power was out at our apartment for 14 hours and we had no water for 14 hours also, trust me one experience that you do not want to try!

This week the work went really well!  We were able to meet with all of our progressing investigators!  Everything is going really well in our area!  So right now our little branch finally has a building that we are getting ready to start using!  And it’s awesome once we are officially in this building our branch will progress so much!  All in all I’m seeing the Lord’s blessings all over the place!

So one year ago today I was set apart as a missionary!  I really can’t believe that I have been out one year already! Time really does fly!  Oh and this week is transfers and it’s pretty much sure that we are being touched here so next week there will be some sort of big news!

Anyway I hope all is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

I sent this to JD for his "Hump Day." I can't believe a year has gone by already.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hard Work Pays Off

Well its sounds like everything at home is pretty normal!  Things for me are going pretty great!  I guess for the month of January has really had me focusing on hard work!  I'm doing it and don’t want to stop!

This week was another week of me seeing the results of what hard work does for you!  This week we had a hard time filling up our schedule but it still wasn't a bad week because we did our best to find an appointment! I am defiantly seeing the blessings. We are expecting 3-5 baptisms next month!  Seriously things in this area are going pretty freakin good!

Right now we are working with a couple who are getting ready to get married! It will be the first marriage that I will be involved with if everything goes through in time!  We just keep praying for them and we are going to hope everything works out good.

Seriously I know that you are blessed when you do what the Lord wants you to do. That is all for the week. It’s short but it’s simple!  Not much happened this week!  I hope all is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Elder Gnenenon and Elder Allred

Hanging at the beach