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, October 27, 2014

The Big 12!!!


Well another week has come and gone and here we are again.  So like you know I don’t really send group emails but this week is a little extra important so here we go.  The week started out like most do, with going out and seeing the investigators that we have.  I think we taught some pretty good lessons.  Alex is doing really well, we teach him 3 times a week.  He understands everything we teach and it feels like it’s perfect for him but he still hasn't come to church.  Alexice is still doing well; he came to church yesterday and is talking more than ever about his baptism.  I think he is ready. We will be baptizing him within the next couple weeks.

Other than that there is nothing really new, except for one small thing.  So the reason I put the title as the Big 12 is because I have 12 weeks left on my mission, but I also will be receiving a new companion.....a brand new missionary.  I received the call on Wednesday that I’ll be training a new missionary named Elder Tano from the Ivory Coast.  So now is the time I really need to work the hardest and show this new missionary what it’s like. I know the importance my example will have on him.  Now is the time for me to be my best!

Pray for me, it’s going to be tough but I also know it will be worth it.  I love you and miss you all!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pray for Our Investigators


Well I hope that all is going well!  This week was pretty good; all is well here in Kegue.  So the week started out a little tough because my companion was sick but then we hit the floor running on Wednesday. Wednesday we were able to teach all of our investigators.

The great news from this week is from Alexice.  HE was able to get the proof of his marriage so now we will be able to baptize him without any problem! I was really happy about that.

So something interesting happened this week.  We have two investigators who are really awesome. But both of them won’t come to church.  So we asked them both and they both said the exact same thing.  They said, “I know you are trying to help me, I want to come to church but I have things that I need to work out before I can come so pray for me.”  It was weird but I hope they will come soon.  But there isn't really much more to report on.  All is well.  I miss you and love you!

Avec amour

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Photos from Elder Mutoke

Monday, October 13, 2014

Searching for Investigators

Well another week has come and gone.  There isn't really to much to report on this week.  Tuesday and Wednesday we had we had a pretty good day of working.  Thursday another missionary came to work with me in my area and it was awesome!

We did a lot of searching for new investigators, while we were doing that we got to sit down with a Muslim and talk for a few minutes.  It was really interesting hearing the beliefs of others and discussing them.  I think it was a good talk and I think he understood well.

We had a really good lesson with Alex this week.  We talked about the importance of baptism and conformation and faith.  I think he understood well, if only we could get him to come to church haha.  The rest of the week was pretty normal.  It rained all day Saturday so we didn't really get to work.  All and all things are good.  The pictures are of me in the rain and eating some good food!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Week


Well this week was pretty interesting.  To be honest there wasn't a lot of stuff that happened.  Unfortunately we didn't teach a lot of lessons at all. But we were able to get a few in.  Friday there was a lot of rain so that caused a lot of problems too!  All and all it wasn't to easy this week.  But I really think that this next week will be good.

So we are hoping to baptize our investigator Alexice this week.  We need proof of his marriage to his wife which is the difficult part but he will hopefully have that this week.  But all is well with him...his desire for baptism is amazing.  I've really grown to love Alexice.

So the other thing that brought me a lot of happiness this week is a guy named David. David has been inactive for the past 2 or so years but we have been working a lot with him.  Now is coming back to church and he has started going to seminary!  He is really starting to change!  It has been amazing to watch him! We are hoping that he will have the desire to serve a mission soon!  But other than all that things are normal!  I hope all is well!  I love you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II