Alli is one little dynamite package on fire for God. She just turned 7 in October. At age 6, Alli went to one of the elders at Church and asked to be baptized. We all thought she was young for this, but with many visits with the elder and many visits with the Pastor there was no stopping her as our Pastor said she has all the right answers way beyond her age as to why to be baptized.
Since the age of 4, Alli has participated in small missionary projects, as we call them. With our extended family, Rock Bottom Outreach, Alli has fed the homeless, passed out sleeping bags, and handed out hygiene kits she put together herself with donations from others and things she purchased with her own money. She also passed out candy packages to homeless. Alli has purchased and distributed backpacks and hygiene kits for school kids. Coats 4 Kids Bike Ride is one of her favorite projects which she has attended and worked as a volunteer twice so far. On Veterans Day, Alli can be found at the local cemetery cleaning headstones. She helps her Nana can hot sauce and jellies for some of the elderly and uses these as special Christmas presents for them. One year, Alli worked with Ranch la Roches as a volunteer for their Christmas story ride. She filled a trailer load full of clothes and supplies for tornado victims in the Fort Worth area and spent 1 full day helping clean up tornado victims' homes. The past 3 months, Alli has been on fire collecting gently used and new toys for Hurricane Harvey victims with 3 trailer loads taken from her local area to children that lost everything. She used her money from working on Saturday evenings to purchase new toys for her project. A couple of weeks ago, Alli gave Rock Bottom Outreach a load of toys for them to hand out wherever needed. Alli has collected clothes for the Freedom House as well.
Promises for Prom is Alli’s new project that we are slowly getting off the ground. We are collecting and buying gently used prom dresses, dry cleaning them, and pinning a promise from God on each dress for girls who cannot afford a dress. Alli is hoping to save money from her job to buy jewelry to pair with the dresses. Her plan is to post fliers at local high schools offering girls prom dresses with no questions asked. We could always use gowns or old jewelry we can remake or fix into something nice. Alli has also collected Bibles and will be giving them to the girls receiving prom dress if they need them.
You can do small projects in your neighborhood or for the elderly that will put a smile on everyone’s face. All Alli does, she does to honor God.
Alli's favorite color is pink. Her hobbies are ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop lessons, also piano lessons. She enjoys hanging out with her brothers and friends, Bible study, and dancing with her home-school group. Her favorite saying is “I need Jesus”. She loves attending church and learning more about God and his son. She raises chickens for fun, has a cat, a dog, and a pot belly pig (it is her brother’s, but loves her the most).
To some of you this might seem like a lot, we personally do not know what to call it. Our front porch is always full of something that her or the boys are doing as a project to help others. As Alli says, "We are supposed to have a heart like Jesus to share, give, and love."
~ written by Alli's mom, Anna
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