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, September 29, 2014

Food Poisoning


Well another week has come and gone!  This week definitely passed pretty quick!  But it was definitely a little difficult.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we didn't work because I had food poisoning!  It was terrible...if I did any kind of work it just drained my energy but I’m better now!

Thursday I worked with our district leader in my area, that went really well!  We were finally able to see so investigators that had been extremely busy.  I thought that we taught some pretty good lessons!

Friday we didn't get to work because it rained all day and that means that our area is just a mud pit!

Saturday was a really great day because we had a great lesson with Alexice!  His baptismal
date is fixed for this Saturday and we discussed his concerns and it went well!

Sunday was pretty normal day!  All and all it was a good week!  I hope that all is well!  I love you and miss you!

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, September 22, 2014

Another Baptism


Well this past week was pretty good!  This week we taught a couple of pretty good lessons!  Lately we have been working with the less actives in our area and its going well!  We have one inactive named David who has been a member for 4 years or so and he is finally coming back to church!  I was so excited to see him!  I hope that he will continue to come to church.  The funny thing is we ask why people won’t come to church...and the common response is....I’m lazy lol I’m glad people are honest.  But the work is going well! We are still trying to find new investigators but that is going ok.

So this week we had a baptism!  Her name is Ramatou!  But we just call her Rama! She had been coming to church for a while but she finally was able to get baptized!  I was really happy for her! We had a little problem at the baptismal service so we started 2 hours late! But it’s ok, she was baptized! Well not a lot to report on this week!  I hope all is well!  Love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, September 15, 2014

Prayers are Getting Answered


Another week gone, back again!  This week was really good.  After the troubles of two weeks ago this week made things a lot better!  This week we really tried hard to see all of our investigators!  We saw everyone!  It was awesome!  Everyone seems to be doing a lot better!  Prayers are really getting answered!  This week we worked really hard with Alexice.  We finished teaching him all of the lessons this week and he wants to be baptized but he can’t always come to church because of his work.  On Sunday he asked us a really awesome question... he said, “Elder, what else do I need to know so I can be baptized!”  I love that question.  We are hoping to help him work out a few other things and then we will baptize him!  This week we are going to baptize a girl named Rama!  She is really awesome and has a lot of faith!  I hope all goes well with that!  Work is starting to progress well!  I hope all is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Allred
Elder Curtis (Africa West Area President) and Elder Allred

Monday, September 8, 2014

Difficult Week


Well I hope that you had a good week.  This last week was pretty bitter sweet for me.  The week started out pretty good.  On Tuesday we started teaching a Muslim named Fosia.  She is pretty cool.  She really wants to leave Islam but is worried because of her family.  Apparently if you’re Islam and you leave your family and all your friends pray for evil spirits to affect you and your family....pretty difficult.

Wednesday we had our conference with Elder Curtis.  I really loved a lot of things that he talked about.  I think my favorite thing was he committed each of us to continue to repent always.  It was really good. Wednesday we also received news that one of our investigators passed away.  It really showed the importance of always being prepared (Alma 34:32-34).

The rest of the week was pretty difficult.  We tried visiting all of our investigators and that was not so successful.  We had a very difficult end to our week which was a little discouraging.  Things are ok.  Anyway, not really much more to report on.  I hope you have a great week.

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, September 1, 2014

Following Impressions from the Spirit


Well here we are again!  Anyway this past week was pretty good.  So this last week we had worked really hard to find new investigators in our sector and we really learned the importance of following our impressions from the spirit!

So the first day of looking for new investigators we were walking around not really having much success and so we decided to go visit someone and while we were on our way there my companion said lets go this way so we did and it turns out a guy stopped us and we started talking to him...his name is Victor and he is pretty awesome!

Then on Thursday we did a split and I was in the other area, and we pretty much dedicated the day to doing some more contacting.  Three times during the day the other missionary asked me which way we should go, I thought about it and then I would choose.  All three times we found someone new to talk to!  And one of the people even lives in my area!  The other missionary says I’m pretty inspired haha! It was a pretty good couple days.

I’m grateful for these experiences because it reminds me how important it is to be in tune with the spirit!  This week should be pretty exciting because we have a member from the seventy coming....Elder Curtis.  All and all things are good!  I hope you have a great week!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II