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 :)