How ya going? I bet you are all doing great because you got to watch general conference!!!! NOT FAIR!!!! i can't wait for this weekend!.... sorry i forgot to tell you that we had p-day on tuesday this week because yesterday was a holiday... so please forgive me :)
But i'm glad that Daddy's surgery went well and that he is up and walking around like he usual is after big surgeries. haha But this week was pretty great!
One thing that we did this week was lots of service! We helped the family that the two kids, Temanawa and Marley, that were baptized a month or two ago, because their mom plays grid iron (american football with the pads and all) and one of the opponents was illegally wearing metal cleats and when she tackled her, the cleat went into her arm and completely torn through her tendons and muscle down to the bone. So with her 7 kids to look after, and her recovery from surgery and everything, she was beat! So we have gone over a few times in the past week and cleaned their entire house, a few times for them. :) haha Yesterday I completely cleaned out their pantry and reorganized it... but you should have seen it before... there was dried food all over and everything was just shoved in the pantry, so it was much better when we got done. I also have realized how much a love to clean and that i am always cleaning up after everyone in the flat.. hahaha but i don't mind. :) a clean house= a house of order= a house of God, and I need the spirit to be there for us to succeed!
Also we had golden orientation for the goldens, and the first day that Sister Costa was there, i got to be sister Enero's companion for the day!!!!!! soooo fun! It was soo good to be with her again and to talk to her. She goes home in 3 weeks! Which is sooo crazy. But that was definitely a highlight from the week!
also apparently i talk in my sleep.... hahah Sister Costa says i will sit up in the middle of the night and pray outloud, or bear testimony or teach people lessons... hahah hopefully one day she will catch me on camera. :)
So i have an invitation for you.... Our mission started doing this with President McSwain and it is for all couples, and could be family members as well.. So before we leave the flat each morning, we bear a 20 second testimony of the Savior to each other, express our love for eachother, kneel and pray and then leave. President McSwain's promised blessing was that everytime we do this, we will leave with the spirit and there will be no contention in our companionships. I invite you all to do it! Especially you Kaylee and Parker, and Mommy and Daddy. :) So try and do it everyday and you will see the difference it makes! When President and Sister McSwain first introduced this, they demonstrated it for us and it was the cutest thing i've ever seen. They started crying and they were looking at eachother and bearing testimony and all of the sisters in the room were all tearing up. :) hahah so cute! but it does strengthen our testmonies everyday and it brings us closer together!!!
Also this past week we weren't able to see many of our investigators because it was school holiday and everyone was busy, but we were able to see the Taylor family. As you know, they are my favorite family in this area! They are soo sweet and they are working toward the temple!!! Which I am soo exicted about. They were baptized may of 2015 and they have been going on and off to church, but recently have been coming more. They were also able to talk to our Bishop last sunday and he said that the dad, Jayd, can get the melchezidek preisthood by march at the lastest, depending on their church attendance, and then they can work toward getting sealed!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHHH! This makes my heart soo happy! I wish I could be here for it soo badly. so please pray for them :)
But I love you all sooo much. And I am so grateful for the many opportunities and many challenges that we go through to help us to rely more on the Savior and his atonement, and to help us to develop the Christlike qualities that we have come here to acquire.
love, Sister Alldredge
|Driving to the Temple|
|Golden Orientation at the Temple|
|All of the Sisters of the Mighty ABM|
|The gospel trivia game I made for the Taylor family|
|We made the Taylor's Missionary wall|
|Golden Orientation with President & Sister McSwain|
|Service with Sister Enero :)....ooops there was a hole in the bag haha|
|Biking with Sister Costa|