Sunday, April 28, 2019

Thanksgiving - November 27, 2017 - Rancho Cucamonga


My dearest and most sweetest Mommy Mom, 

Thank you for sharing your miracle experience with me! Wow!!!! 

I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving!! How was it??

We are running out of time really quick! But last week was wonderful! I love Sister McCombs! We had such a nice thanksgiving and we had an awesome experience after we had dinner with the Boulters. Some potential investigators texted us and invited us over for pie. We went and their family was soooo nice! We answered so many of their questions about the gospel and taught them about the restoration and Joseph Smith. The spirit was really strong in the room and everyone was so still. It was so awesome!!! They all gave us hugs before we left and thanked us for coming. 

I gave a talk in sacrament meeting. I had about 2 days to prepare it so I was very nervous. but the topic was feasting upon the words of Christ and I just felt like I couldn't say enough about it!! I was very happy for how it went. Maybe I could tell you more about it next week because we have to get going.

Sorry for the short email! hopefully we will have more time next week. 

Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven will be cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever

I love you so much my beautiful mommy mom. Please remember that you are always in my prayers. 

I love you to the moon and back!
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Love,
Sister Allred

From Mom:

I love you so much! Thank you for your beautiful email.

Well, we had a wonderful experience tonight. I've been having a flareup with my ulcerative colitis the past few days, so I have been frustrated. But I talked to the doctor this morning, and he put me on some prednisone. I also felt strongly that I needed a blessing from Spencer and Ben. So, I texted them and told them when they could work out a time, that I would love to have a blessing. So, they came tonight and just left a bit ago.

Spencer anointed me, and then Ben gave me the blessing. He told me that this was a turning point in the flare, and he blessed me to be healed. At some point he blessed me that I would be inspired to know what to do physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And he blessed me that I would remember what I have done in the past to help the flareups. It was a beautiful blessing.

Then as we were talking after, Ben asked if I had some Gatorade. And I said "no". And the crazy thing was yesterday I was thinking about getting some Gatorade, but I forgot to ask Preston to get it. So, that is definitely one thing we need to get. I will keep you posted. 

Something else I need to tell you about. We have had some major car repairs in the past two months. MAJOR! For both cars! Anyway, I didn't even freak out about it, and somehow I had the money to pay for all the repairs (over $3,100). We just kept bringing one or the other car in to get things fixed, new tires, new starter, timing belt, and the list goes on.

Anyway, I went to get my oil changed 1 1/2 wks ago, and they told me I needed some more major repairs, and some of the fluids replaced. I wasn't even sure where I was financially, so I told them to replace the brake fluid and fix the wipers, and that the other two things would have to wait. As it was, that visit was $151. So, I've been stewing about the other two things that needed repaired, which they told me would be about $658 together. Ouch! But, I felt prompted a few days ago to pray to Heavenly Father that somehow this next car repair would be a little less than what they quoted me. So, I prayed for that. And lo and behold, Preston took the car in this morning. They had told me it would take four hours. But they called me after three hours and said it was finished! I asked the total, and he said, $477.

I was blown away. It was almost $200 less then he quoted me! My prayer really was answered. And what I learned more than ever was that I was prompted to pray for that. And I remembered what the Bible Dictionary explains about "prayer":

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"As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are His children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7:7–11). Many of the so-called difficulties about prayer arise from forgetting this relationship. Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other. The object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant but that are made conditional on our asking for them. Blessings require some work or effort on our part before we can obtain them. Prayer is a form of work and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings."

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I believe I am understanding a little bit more about the prayer. I was ready to accept the fact that the car repair might be what was quoted, or even more than what was quoted, which would have been fine. But I felt a very strong prompting to ask that the car repair be a little less, and in feeling the prompting, I also felt that Heavenly Father was ready to bless us. And He did bless us!

WOW!

Preston and I talked about it, because he is aware of all the money we have been spending for car repairs. And he knows that the money has somehow been there in my checking account.

So, there you have it.  A modern day miracle.

I love the gospel so much.

Be strong and of a good courage, my beautiful daughter. May the angels be round about you to bear you up.

I love you to the moon and back!
Mommy Mom

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