Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Howdy family,

This past week was so fun! I was great being in Gladstone! It was about an hour flight north and I got to be with sister Galang and Sister Grawrock (my mtc companion) for a week! It was heaps of fun! We saw quite a few small miracles and did lots of teaching.

So one miracle that we had was with their investigator Kelly. So apparently she moved like 3 weeks ago suddenly and she only have a home line so they had no way to get a hold of her. So on Thursday we were driving to our first appointment, and sister Galang (who looks like, and talks like, and walks like Amaya ahha) said that the car in front of us looked like Kelly's. so we pulled up next to her and it was her! She we quickly flagged her down and asked her for her address and so she yelled new Auckland, and we thought it was a street name so we asked for the number. And then she had to turn so we were super pumped that we finally got her address. So the next day we typed it in the GPS and new Auckland ended up being a suburb not a street. So we were super bummed, but the next day we went finding in new Auckland and as we were knocking doors, I noticed a car that looked like Kelly's drive down the street. So we go and look and it had parked in a driveway and Kelly's mom got out of the car! So we like booked it over and it was Kelly's new house that she had moved into!!! We couldn't believe it!!!!! Oh man, Heavenly Father is sooo great!!!! It was such a blessing!!!! He never ceases to amaze me!!!!

Then yesterday for church we got to drive up to Rockhampton, like an hour and a half north of Gladstone, because they had their district conference! So I got to see President and Sister Henderson and see some more of beautiful Queensland. What a blessing. :) and then I just flew back this morning so now I am back in north pine with sister Campbell and Sister Bauman (who was on tradeoffs in Townsville last week) and now sister Snelgrove just left today to go on tradeoffs to cairns. (sooo jealous.)

also, I guess while I was in Gladstone, Sharen texted the sisters and told them that she doesn't want to investigate our church anymore and that she believes her old church she went to growing up is the true church. It about broke my heart when they told me, I have been through sooo much with her. But I just have tried to not think about it too much because I will start crying. ha but I know that it ultimately is her choice, but I do know that one day she will be baptized!!! I know it!!!!!  but there is no need to worry about things that are out of my control, hopefully I will be able to go see her tomorrow, but I know everything happens in God's time, which is the right time. So just keep praying for her.

But anyways, looove you all soooo much!!!!!! I can't believe how fast time is flying. Keep praying for me and my investigators!!! And just know that I love you and miss you and that I can't believe Kyle is graduated and that Amber turns 16 next week. That's all.

love Sister Alldredge

                                             1. after we taught their investigator, Gracious

                      2. me and sister galang (from Philippines quezon city), and sister grawrock

                          3. me and president and sister Henderson, I love them sooo much. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hi family! so im so dumb. I left my planner with all of these things I was going to tell you about at home.. so hopefully I don't forget anything. :) also, sorry I didn't tell you I'm actually going to email you today in time... We met with President yesterday and told us that I'm going on tradeoffs to Gladstone (1hour plane ride) tonight and sister bauman is going to Townsville and sister snelgrove is going to cairns next week. So yeah, I'm super pumped! but sadly that means I will miss our temple p day this week, hopefully we will be able to reschedule to go another time.

well first off this transfer is FLYING by. maybe because we are having sooo much fun. Oh man, I forget what it was like to be with americans. hahah but I love sister Campbell as well. :) But its crazy, sister bauman I'm pretty sure is like a mix of kaylee and sophie... hahah ahh man, I love her so much! its been a long time since I've laughed this hard and this long. :) Like for example..... this past week we decided as a companionship to have a fun activity every night so one night we decided to do the chin thing where we glued googlie eyes and fake hair on our chins, went upside down, and lip sang to some songs from our ABM playlist. hahahha we were laughing so hard. And don't worry, I will show you the video one day. :)

One miracle that we saw.... so we finally got in contact with Darren again after like a month, and he was struggling with smoking and stuff before. So when we went and saw him, he seemed pretty different, but in a good way. And then as we sat down and talked, he said that he hadn't smoked for over 2 weeks and that he had read from the book of Mormon and when we asked him what he thought his next step was, he said regular church attendance so he can prepare to be baptized!!!!! I can't even tell you how amazing that was!!!!! I was serisously sooo happy inside!!! You could just see the change in him and man, that was sooo rewarding to see that change! and to know that God really is in control! He has been preparing his heart for over a few years that the missionaries have taught him and now he is making those changes, and he did it on the few weeks that we didn't see him. Just him and god. And that my friends, is where true conversion comes in!!!! So we are pumped right now for Darren!!!

Sharen has been at her mom's house because her mom is sick, so we haven't been able to see Sharen this week, but last we talked to her, she hadn't drank in over a week! so please keep praying for her!

well I love you all!!!! I hope you have a great week! and I'm sorry if I forgot anything..... Ill let you know next week! love you so much!!!

love, Sister Alldredge

ps. did you get my usb in the mail? or did either grandparents get my card?

                                                      1. me and my beautiful companions!

                                                                 2. us 4 in the car :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Whats up?! soooo Lots has happened this past week and it has been crazy!!

First we found out about transfers... so I'm staying in North Pine! sister enero got transferred up north and my new companions are..... Sister Bauman, Sister Snelgrove and Sister Campbell. So yup im in a quad!! ahaha have you ever heard of that before?! yeah, me neither! I attached our golden harvester we get every transfer that has all the information and stuff... its pretty cool! But it is seriously a dream come true! Sister Bauman was my first sister training leader and we wanted to be companions sooo bad. and so now we are!!!!! she is from near Boise, Idaho and Sister Snelgrove is from Orem. And they are both going home at the end of this transfer! I love them soo much and we just all get along great!!! So us 3 are the sister training leaders and those two will kind of be the traveling STL's so they can go on tradeoffs with those up north and me and sister Campbell, who has been out for 6 months and is from Rotorua, New Zealand, will stay here. So it is very interesting but it will be sooo good! But I guess she has struggled quite a bit on her mission and in her life so we are doing our best to help her! but man, I loooooove being with americans again!! ahahahah we just laugh all the time and we are doing our very best to include sister Campbell because she is also so fun! We are pumped! But we are sharing a small flat with one bathroom and our room was too small so we had to move all of our beds into the living room by the kitchen... hahah all good! plus sister Campbell snores so we have been having to put cotton balls in our ears so we can sleep. :) ahahahah oh its so great!

Another great thing that happened this week was that ELDER ANDERSON came to our mission! along with Lynn G. Robins, and Kevin W Pearson of the pacific area presidency. So that was awesome! We got to shake their hands and it was a great meeting! I just can't believe that President Henderson and sister Henderson are leaving so soon!

but yeah, that was the week so far, it was lots of running around but what was great was that sharen finally came to church!!!! woooooohhhhh! it was really good and most of the ward was good and talked to her and made her feel welcome! So hopefully she will continue to not drink and will stop smoking. so please please pray for her! :)

love you all soooo much! and I hope both grandparents get my letters soon!! and I also finally got kaylee and Parkers letter so thanks for that. :)

love, Sister Alldredge
P-Day With Sister Enero

Those are some huge kangaroos!

Free Running Kangaroos! What?

Goodbye to Sister Yeh
The Awesome Foursome!  Looks like Breanna needs to work either on her timing or her vertical leap!
The new Foursome!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

THIS IS WAS THE BEST WEEK OF MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!! you will not believe what I got to do this week...... sooo we had the opportunity to go on tradeoffs...... with the sisters in CAIRNS!!!! AAAAHHHH MY OLD AREA!!! so we got on a 2 1/2 hour flight and headed up on Saturday and got home last night. (also yesterday was a holiday,

so sorry I didn't email you, it was a working day) But it was seriously the greatest tender mercy Heavenly Father could have given me! It has been discouraging at times not being able to see baptisms or much success in my areas, but, I was able to see a lot of miracles this weekend!

So we arrived on Saturday night and we went and saw a less active member I used to visit. Then the next day we got to go to church! and to make it even better... Larina got confirmed in church yesterday!!!!! Ahhh I cannot even begin to tell you the joy that I felt that day. I saw Larina's dad there and her mom and they came to gospel principles class, I found out one of my favourite families recently got sealed in the temple, I saw 2 new babies in the ward that were born since I left, and it just felt soooo good to be home again. Everyone was sooo surprised when they saw me! ahahah I just cried when I was able to see the change in people and know that I did help and play some part in that, and that my efforts aren't wasted, but I am doing the best I can to help others experience the joy of living the gospel for themselves! What an amazing feeling!!!!!

Also we heard from Sharen. She is out of the hospital and seems to be doing much better. She even called me yesterday and told me that she had a really rough night on Saturday, but she said she was just praying and pleading and crying for hours and hours for God's help and she knew that he heard her prayers. She said that she didn't have any desire to drink and that she knew that she couldn't do this alone, she needs God in her life! What a miracle!!!

I love this gospel and I love being a missionary!!!!! I cant believe how fast time is going and I don't want to waste a minute! Love you all sooo much and I can't wait to Skype you this week!!!!! :) oh and btw..... HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY MANDI!!!!!! I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH GIRLY!!!!

love, Sister Alldredge

                                                      1. in front of Cairns chapel
                                        2. my sweet girls and Larina after she was confirmed

                          3. cute little baby Titus... I really just wanted to hold him but I resisted :)