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, November 24, 2014

The Work is Progressing Well


Well the time just continues to pass and things are going great!  This last week was another really good week for myself and Elder Tano. Tuesday I was able to go to the other sector; the other missionaries want me to know their area because of possible transfers and what they might do to it, so I was there.  It was ok, We weren't able to see a lot of people.  The rest of the week went well.

So I am finally starting to understand the importance of these last couple months.  I can really see that I am more effective and that the work is progressing well!  I'm lucky that I get to train, having a new
missionary along with me helps me out so much.  We are really working well together.....everywhere we go we seriously talk to everyone! Our area is really starting to pick up.

Good news for this week is we have a baptism!  Cecil was at church again so we are officially going to baptize her.  I love seeing her desire to do what's right.  Please pray for her!  All is well!  I love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

PS  Happy birthday mom! I love you and I am so thankful for you in my life!

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of My Best Weeks


Well another week has come and gone!  I have to say this past week was one of the best weeks of my entire mission!  So throughout the week we had a lot of good lessons!  We met with all of our investigators and we were able to see all of our members too!  Each day we had no problems filling up our time, it was seriously great.  Once again I see the hand of the Lord in our work and the blessings that come from hard work!  On Sunday we had one of our old investigators come back to church, her name is Cecile.  I'm not really sure what happened but she came back!  And we were able to set a baptismal date with her!  So pray that all will go well with her!  And this week we got the news that we will be able to baptize Alexice!  All is good, but first we need to start teaching his wife.  All is going good!  I miss you and love you!

Avec Amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Investigator


Well here we go, another week has passed and now there are 10!  Well the days are really passing quicker now; it’s pretty crazy.  So this week was pretty good.  We had a really good week prepared.  Throughout the week we had a lot of appointments, but there were a lot that didn't go through.  But we did our best. We found a new investigator this week named mama Felin...she is really cool...and she knows more about the bible than I do.  We are hoping she will progress well but who knows.  Everything is going well with my new companion.  Elder Tano is really awesome.  I like him a lot.  He has a great work ethic, and real enthusiasm for the work.  He talks to everyone who he sees.  All and all things are good.  Not much to report on.  Love you and miss you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday!! and New Companion

Well another week has come and gone....and now I'm 21....crazy.  Well this week was good.  Tuesday was good, we had a lot of appointments planned and then we received a call from the assistants that said they were coming to get Elder Mutoke a day early...and he wasn't ready so we stayed in the rest of the day so he could finish.  Wednesday morning he left and that ended our 5 and 1/2 months that we had done together. It was good but I was definitely ready for a change.  A few hours later my new son Elder Tano arrived.  You can just tell that he is a new missionary.  But everything has started out well.  This week we did a lot of contacting.  It was great.  We are hoping a few of those people will work out.  We taught a few good lessons but I can tell that my comp still has a lot to learn, but hey what new missionary doesn't.  Something that I like is that he has a positive attitude all the time!  And it really reflects on the rest of the day...I guess it’s true that when one person is happy isn't hard not to be.  The training is going well too, he listens to everything I say and does everything that I ask him to do.  All and all things are good!  I hope you have a good week!  I love you!

Avec amour,

Elder Joseph D. Allred II