Me this morning in my 4th of July outfit!
This week was a good week. Just work work work. Our area is doing well. On Sunday, our church changed from the afternoon to the morning. We started at 8:00 am. It was a great meeting! So many people bore their testimony. The chapel was full and the Spirit was filling every inch of the room. I was so happy because one of our recent converts, Jason, and one of our recently returned less actives both bore their testimonies. I have borne my testimony to both of them what seems like hundreds of times, and it made me smile to see them sharing theirs with others. Sharing a testimony is so wonderful. In sharing it, you strengthen others as they hear you, and as you share your testimony, you strengthen it and strengthen yourself. Never be afraid of sharing your testimony! A simple testimony can change lives.
This Thursday, Sister Escalante and I also traveled to Ilagan for her to receive her patriarchal blessing. It was a special moment for her. I was so happy that she was able to receive it! I love my patriarchal blessing and it has been a source of strength and inspiration throughout my life. It was wonderful to share that special moment with Sister Escalante.
This week, President and Sister Rahlf headed home. It hurt me to think that they were leaving, but it also gave me hope to have the new president, President and Sister Hiatt, to take their place. We get to meet them tomorrow! The Burgos zone and a few other zones will meet in Ilagan for a special meeting with them. I am so excited to meet them.
I love being a missionary and I love the Burgos Zone, even though Burgos is basically in the middle of nowhere. It's just rice fields and cows and carabou - more carabou than people I think. Although the people are few, they are amazing!
I love you all so so so much! I hope you have a wonderful week and that you all are happy. I miss you and I think of you every day.
I LOVE YOU.
xo Sister Allen
My memory card is fixed! All the pictures are back! YAYAYAYAY!