Well, this is it. I can't believe it..... I am sooo grateful for the chance i had to serve a mission. I cannot imagine my life without it. I am soo excited to work hard and to witness miracles this week! It is going to be a crazy week though.. haha we have tradeoffs with the other STLs on wednesday, weekly planning thursday, and we are getting mini missionaries on thursday to sunday, and deep clean the flat on friday for 4 hours, and sister cashman is coming up from Sydney to be our member present for a day, and aunty dessy from cairns is flying down so they can come see me on sunday and to the airport on tuesday... its is going to be a full on week!!!! :) But I am excited for it! We are going to work sooo hard!!! So hopefully Ill be able to sleep on the plane.
But this past week, we saw so many miracles!
We have this one investigator named Ted. I may have told you about him before.. He is greek orthodox and knows a lot about history and religions and has lots of questions. And this past week he told us that before he met us, he didn't feel that he had any hope in life. He felt that he was stagnant, but he said since meeting us, his life has gotten better. He is happier, he has hope for the future, and he feels good everytime we come over. It was amazing to hear that, and I have been able to see the change in him as well. Now he just has to read the Book of Mormon. That is his main concern at the moment. And I know as soon as he reads the Book of Mormon, all of his questions that we can't answer will go away. So please pray that he will read this week by the time we follow up with him!!
Also, we met this 13 year old boy from asking a potential if she knew anyone that had recently passed away, and she led us to Tua. His dad passed away a few weeks ago, and so when we went to teach him, he was soo receptive! It was a miracle! As we taught him, he was so excited knowing he could be with his family forever. We invited him to be baptized and he said, "yes!! I am so excited to be a member of the church and to be baptized!" He is probably one of the most mature 13 year olds, and I know he will be baptized! We just have to work on his strong, samoan methodist mother. :)
But I want you all to know that I love my Savior!!!! He is the reason I am on a mission. And I will never deny the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. It has helped me to learn more of My Savior and how I can become like him. My testimony is my most prized possession and how grateful I am for all of the experiences I have had on my mission that have strengthened it. I LOVE being a missionary!!! And I will not stop until they kick me out of this country. :) haha
LOVE YOU!!! and Ill see you next week!!!
love, Sister Alldredge
|Trade offs with Sister James and Sister Hoiesi|
|Service - sorting clothes to send to Africa|
|Apelu Family! They are beautiful!|
|Trade offs with Sister Esekielu|
|Got to see Sister Campbell because she lives with the Sisters in our region. :)|
|We went to Sister Kunz baptism|
|I love Sister Kunz! They were MTC Companions|