How ya going fam? Man, these months just keep flying by faster and faster! But, I bet you are all dying to know whats going on with transfers.... well i am staying in marsden!!! woooooooh. But sister costa, as well as the other marsden sisters that were living with us all got transferred. it was a big shock! But I am very excited. My new companion is Sister Galang, and they are making marsden an STL area, so I am going to be a sister training leader again. I am really excited to be with my companion! She is a hard worker and is soo fun and happy and is soo kind and thoughtful. I got to go on tradeoffs with her at the beginning of her mission in gladstone for a week, so i know her pretty well. She is from Quezon City, Philippines, and she has 8 kids in her family and has been out for about 9 months. So i will be going on tradeoffs again and things, so it will be a busy transfer......
This past week was really good, I will miss my dear sister Costa. But i know this will be really good for her to have a different follow up trainer to show her a different way of doing things. But this past week we really worked hard and we did lots of service; mowing lawns, weeding, cleaning someones house... and we did lots of door knocking! my favorite :) But the highlight of the week happened last night.. Elder Nealson in the pacific area presidency came and spoke to us last night. It was soo good! The spirit was sooo strong and he was going around and asking about favorite book of mormon scriptures and why.. and Sister Costa raised her hand, and just some background.. this transfer has been pretty tough. I tried my best to really help her and show her my love for her, but it wasn't until this past week or 2 that she finally opened up and talked to me about things I was doing that bothered her and the way that she was feeling toward the mission and everything. There were changes that we both needed to make but how humbling it was to recognize those things that I need to change to become more Christlike. I was very grateful for that. But when she raised her hand to share her scripture, she shared Alma 17:10-11 and said that this reminded her of me. And it wasn't until she had read this scripture that she finally was able to see me as Heavenly Father sees me, and to really love me. It totally made me cry when she said that. hah :) But it was a tender mercy to be able to hear those words and to know that. And saying goodbye to her this morning was hard.. she was crying quite a bit, but i know she will do great! and her new companion is shorter than me as well! hahah
Well i love you all! Please keep praying for me, and that we will be able to witness many many miracles this week! LOVE YOU!!
love, Sister Alldredge
|Snack time. Sister Costa = Ice cream; Me = Carrots|
|The ugliest cat I've ever seen. And Sister Costa thought it was so beautiful. Yuck|
|Flat Mates. I will miss them|
|Cutest kids around|
|Mission Life = :D|
|The Taylors :)|
|Me and Sister Galang, my new companion :)|