Keilee Alldredge

Keilee Alldredge

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Forty Seven Years in the Making! February 27, 2017

I can't even begin to explain this week. The sweat, the tears, the
struggles, the prayers, the Spirit, the miracles, the truth. We saw so
many miracles this week. In total, we taught 25 lessons, got 3 people
on date for baptism, 1 person at church, and did 8 hours of Service.
It was incredible!!!! We have been blessed so much by God, and it is
because of Him that we have seen the miracles!

There was one night were we felt to go see a couple- Tom and Joanne.
We knocked on their door and they let us right in! Their living room
was full of Buddhas, and it was kinda weird. They were the first
people I met who were Buddhist. We had a really good conversation
about religion in general, and the spirit was very present there. We
taught them of the Plan of Salvation. They both had many questions
about our church, and it was very apparent that we were supposed to be
there. We left with good feelings, and even set up a lesson for today,
but it fell through, but it's all good!

Aredelia is progressing so much!! She said that she listens to the
Book of Mormon during work, and as such, she read up to 1 Nephi 7!! Seven 
chapters in a week! That is incredible! She loves it, and finds that
she is understanding the gospel so much more than before. She is
praying about baptism, and is very close to accepting a date. Our
lesson consisted of us read 1 Nephi 8 with her. She was very excited
to commence on the path to get to the tree and partake of the fruit.
She is pretty incredible!

Friday was our miracle day. Friday and Sunday! After district meeting
we rushed out and headed over to Art's home. We taught him and his
ex-wife Lori. He too was right at 1 Nephi 8, so we read it with him
and explained it more fully. "Art, what do you think the rod of iron
represents?" "It is the word of God. Which leads to the tree, to
Christ, so that I can partake of the love of God. Incredible. I am
just understanding everything you are teaching me. " And he is just
glowing. "Art, will you prepare to be baptized by someone holding the
priesthood authority of God." "Yes, yes I will. I'm not opposed to it,
if I need to be baptized again by the proper authority, I will do it.
I guess that is what God needs me to do." And then Lori piped in. "I
want to get baptized too!" Wow! So both accepted to be baptized!!! We
were so excited!

And later at night we met with Sheila, and I think both of us were
expecting her to have not read from the Book of Mormon and still be
skeptical about it. But to our surprise she read 7 chapters In two
days!!! And she loves it!! She knows it's true! And she accepted to be
baptized as well!!!! Incredible! Miracles upon miracles!

And it doesn't end there. I can't even describe the spirit, the power,
the love....this gospel is true. This week Art has just exploded in
his progression. And to me, it is sacred. He is just glowing. He came
to church on Sunday and didn't want to leave. "I have finally found
people who believe the same things I do. I have found the truth." Even
as I write this, tears are filling my eyes. He has searched for 47
years to find the truth, and it is here.

For those of you who are struggling in your testimony or who are
wondering if God is there, I want to bear my testimony. As a
representative of Christ, I know that God lives. Jesus is the Christ,
the very Son of God. He lives and with our Father, wish only to bring
you happiness. This church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, is the only church upon the earth that has the priesthood
authority of God. This is our Salvation. This is our foundation. As
you study and pray and seek, God will let you know by the power of the
Holy Ghost that it is true. Because He loves you. God has never let us
alone, has never abandoned us. He lives. So ask. Seek. Live. And the
truth will grow within you till you finally reach the tree and fall to
your knees and partake of that glorious white fruit.

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