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, August 25, 2014

Zone Conference with Pres. Morin


Well this past week went by super fast.  So the week started out a little different.  I got to do a split in the other area in our apartment and that was pretty awesome.  We were able to set a baptismal date for a couple in the area which was awesome...they are so ready.  The rest of the week I was in my area and things were good. We had a really good lesson with our investigator Alex about the things Jesus Christ did when he was on the earth.  Thursday we had our first real zone conference with President Morin. They talked a lot about obedience and being able to work with ward members.  I think it will help us out a lot with our ward. The rest of the week was pretty normal.  All and all it was a good week.  All is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Working to Find Investigators

Hellooooooooooo!  Well this past week wasn't to exciting.  So the week started out pretty normal.  We had a major problem with seeing all of our progressing investigators.  Pretty much everyone who is progressing in our sector didn't have time this week to talk to us.

There are two girls that we are teaching who understand the message well. One of them is 12 and she has already started reading the Book of Mormon. Before we even taught her everything about Joseph Smith she knew everything because of her family.

We are always working to find new investigators but there hasn't been much success.  Thursday my companion was sick so we didn't really work much. Saturday was the Mormon Helping Hands project in Togo and it was pretty terrible.  I swept the streets and then they opened up the sewer and said clean it out! I didn't touch that.  But we did a lot of work and the street looked pretty good.

Honestly this was just one of those weeks.  I hope that you have a good week!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ebola Update


Well this week had to have been one of the best weeks working wise ever on my mission!  We started out on fire Tuesday and it didn't cool down all week!

On Tuesday we went to an appointment with a new investigator named Alex.  He is pretty awesome!  He reads the Book of Mormon and is doing really well. He has to work on Sundays sometimes so we are hoping that he will come to church this next week.  We are also starting to teach the sibling of some members and that’s going well. We are still always searching for new investigators.  I’m thankful for the people that we have.

So Oscar has had his baptismal date fixed but he is still having a problem coming to church.  Hopefully he will start coming.  But all and all things are good.

SO the update on Ebola for us.  It is rumored to have arrived in Benin but we have no confirmation.  Here in Togo things are good.  We are safe here.  If anything happens we will be informed.  All is well!  Thank you for your love and support!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

I have been extremely worried about the Ebola outbreak, in fact the first thought that went through my mind when he got his call was that he was going to Africa where the Ebola virus is (I guess I should have never read The Hot Zone. Anyway this was his comment to me:

"So don't worry about Ebola haha we are well protected! It's pretty scary I'm not going to lie.  If it comes here one of two things will happen. 1. I could come home early, because I'm so close to being done. 2. Finish my mission somewhere else."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Peace Found in the Scriptures

Dear family,
Hello everyone!  I hope all is well!  So this week went by really really fast for me! I’m sad to say that this week wasn't extremely exciting.  It started out tough because my companion and I were having some problems.  On Wednesday I was really down because of the problems. So I decided to pray and read my scriptures.  After I had finished I felt an overwhelming peace.  After I decided to talk to my companion and it went great!  This was such a small experience but it really touched me.

After that the rest of the week went great.  The major problem from this week was people not respecting the appointments.  We had a lot of good lessons but a lot people were not home also.  So we have decided that this week we are going to make a huge focus on finding new people.

Anyway an update on the Ebola virus.  It’s not in Benin or Togo.  It seems to have skipped us but that’s not really a problem.  They haven’t found any cases here but we are being informed well.  I’ll let you know if anything changes.  All and all things are good.  I love you and miss you!

Avec beaucoup d'amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Me with Pres. and Sis. Morin
New Mission President

A little surprise someone found in their food!
Guess what it is! (he never told me)