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Conversations: Sister Silvia Allred

December 17, 2015

Sister Silvia Allred, former member of the Relief Society general presidency, and her husband, Jeffrey, are featured in the Conversations episode we are highlighting this week.

The couple has lived all over the world and served in many different facets of the Church. We love learning more about them in this engaging conversation as they discuss their childhood, missions, courtship, family, and Church service.

Sister Allred was born and raised as a Catholic in El Salvador, the fourth of eight children. She shares how her family first met the missionaries and how she and her sister fell in love with the scriptures and the gospel. Sister Allred was baptized at 15 and called into the Relief Society presidency at age 16; she hasn’t stopped serving since.

Both Brother and Sister Allred served full-time missions, which is where they first met. After their missions, Brother Allred followed Sister Allred to BYU, where their courtship began.

The Allreds discuss starting their family, accepting a job in Central America and later moving to South America, serving as mission president in Paraguay, and later coming back to the United States.

Later in the episode we have the privilege of hearing the couple talk about Sister Allred’s call to the Relief Society general presidency and their love of the temple, as well as hearing them bear powerful and inspiring testimonies of the gospel.

We love this episode and believe you will too; listen to the full episode here.