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We are massively blessed - March 6, 2017 - Apple Valley

March 6, 2017

My dearest mommy mom,

I love you so much and I miss you tons!!! I listen to my music in the mornings and sometime that one song comes on that goes "we are children holding hands around the world" I don’t remember what it’s called but it lightens up my day because it makes me think on my sweet mommy mom! Is Preston still going to do trek? I hope he is doing well in school and I hope he is going to SYM and studying preach my gospel. Preach my gospel is the absolute coolest thing on the face of the earth! I wish I hadn't underestimated it. Give Preston a big hug for me! I pray for my beloved family every day! Hey mom will you tell dad that I pray for him every day? I might have already asked you that last week but I don’t remember. We should have time to go to the post office today so that I can email my letter to grandma :)

I have been struggling mom. I’m pretty home sick. There are a few other things but ben and spencer will know that there is only so much I can say. I’m trying to stay positive but it’s hard!!

I did bear my testimony yesterday as well. I really wasn’t planning on it but you know how the spirit gets you, my heart wouldn't stop pounding. I didn’t want to get up because I bore my testimony last month. The spirit was speaking very loudly to me so I just went for it without knowing what to say. A sweet Hispanic lady went up right after me. She looked me in the eyes and thanked me and it just brought tears to my eyes.  I don’t remember what I had said but I have never had so many people come up to me after a testimony meeting. It really meant a lot to me to receive as much love from the ward as we do. It’s overwhelming to me whenever I think about how amazing our ward is. WE ARE MASSIVELY BLESSED!!!!

Well yesterday really was the highlight. Sorry this email wasn’t much but please know that I am okay but I’m going through some trials right now. Last week I printed out that email you sent me last week of Elder Holland's talk of missionary work and the atonement. you couldn't have sent that to me at a better time. I know the Lord is with me. I was so grateful for yesterday because I was strongly reminded of my Savior's love for me and how He suffered and died for me. Missionary work isn’t easy because it was never easy for Him! I love being a missionary for the true church of Jesus Christ. the Lord is hastening His work and I’m grateful to be a part of it :) I love you and I feel the blessings of your prayers constantly! I love you!

Love Sister Allred

haha explanation for these pictures.
1) we were doing service and this tree looked really nice to climb...so I did hahaha
2 & 3) these ones were a couple weeks ago. this was some persons yard hahaha it was so funny when we passed by it we couldn’t stop laughing! we knocked on their door to ask if we could take pictures and they said "Absolutely!" we have met some interesting people­čśé





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