Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Your own wondrous story - July 31, 2017 - Apple Valley

Hi Mommy Mom!

I can't imagine how overwhelmed you were this week. Oh, my goodness. Lindsay is such an amazing example! As well and Gentry, I look up to her so much. I am so blessed to have such loving, Christlike sister-in-law’s. They inspire me.

I'm glad that everyone is well! I pray for my family daily.

Alright so today for some reason I couldn't remember the pin for my mission card! So, forgive me!! I paid for all of today's shopping with my home card. Also, I did finally buy shoes. YAY!

Not a whole lot happened last week. Oh, we did have a really good lesson with M! We taught her 4 of the commandments. We connected it all with the scriptures and it was amazing to see her understand and see how the Bible and the Book of Mormon compliment and support each other. There is so much power that comes reading the Book of Mormon.

Earlier this week during my studies I pondered on the scripture that we should all know, D&C 4:4 "For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;" We all know that the field are the ones who are prepared to enter into the baptismal covenant. I came to the conclusion that our sickle, the tool that we need to harvest, is the Book of Mormon. I have noticed a tremendous difference when we use it to teach. I have seen it soften the hearts of those who we otherwise wouldn't see future progression. I have a firm testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon. I love it.

I'm not sure why but this last week my spirit has been racked with all of my past sins and mistakes. My sweet mommy mom, I am so sorry for putting you through so much unnecessary grief, anger, sadness, and any other negative emotion that you felt because of my carelessness and for a while I do admit that I was careless. I was rude, disrespectful and unworthy. The things that you went through because of me should have never happened. You did not deserve it. Please forgive me. You are my rock and it is because of you that I am out here serving the Lord. Day in and day out I am constantly thanking my Father in Heaven for blessing me with a mother that a lot of the times I feel I don't even deserve. Yesterday I pleaded with Heavenly Father to help me to feel of His love. Today I had the most overwhelming feeling that I KNOW that he loves me and I know we loves me a lot because He has blessed me with you. I have a mother that is sweet, gentle, loving, righteous, hard working and pure. You are the perfect mom for me and I aspire to be like you. Besides my Savior you are my favorite example. I cannot thank you enough for being my mom. I love you so much.

Here is a quote by President Uchtdorf: "Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.

You are a royal spirit daughter of Almighty God. You deserve to be treated like one💕. Please remember that.

I hope you have a beautiful week full of many blessings and tender mercies.

I love you my dearest Mommy Mom! God be with you till we meet again.

Love your sweetie girl,

Sister Allred

Favorite quote of the week from Mom:

Sister Jean B. Bingham (Oct 2016):

"One of the most significant ways we can develop and demonstrate love for our neighbor is through being generous in our thoughts and words. Some years ago a cherished friend noted, “The greatest form of charity may be to withhold judgment.” That is still true today."


Sister Carole M. Stephens (Oct 2016)--- this is one of my favorite talks in the past year....:

When the woman came to the well, Jesus—the embodiment of living water—said simply, “Give me to drink.” Our Savior will likewise speak to us in a voice we recognize when we come to Him—for He knows us. He meets us where we are. And because of who He is and what He has done for us, He understands. Because He has experienced our pain, He can give us living water when we seek it. He taught this to the Samaritan woman when He said, “If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” Finally understanding, the woman responded in faith and asked, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not.”

After the Samaritan woman had this experience with the Savior, she “left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

“Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”

She had received a witness—she had begun to partake of the living water—and she desired to witness of His divinity to others.

When we come to Him with humble and teachable hearts—even if our hearts are heavy with mistakes, sins, and transgressions—He can change us, “for he is mighty to save.” And with hearts changed, we can, like the Samaritan woman, go into our own cities—our homes, schools, and workplaces—to witness of Him.

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