you read that right folks IM TWO MONTHS IN
Time is flying which is a blessing and a curse. I cant believe i ONLY get 18 months out here! im trying to soak up every moment.
THis week has been really good. We've been working hard to find new people to teach every day and not be scared up by some people who may at first seem not interested and its been working! We now have 7 investigators and plenty of people who we've left information with and said we can come back again soon. AWESOME AWESOME. If only they knew we have the most special and life changing message for them!! Soon, they'll all know.
I'll tell you about a few of our investigators because im pretty sure theyre the most interesting people alive. Claudio , 25, is the cousin of the Rojas family who makes up 90% of our branch(spanish speaking people in a certain area that we attend church at the same time). Everyone is somehow related to the Rojas familia it is ridiculous. He is Catholic but has basically been convinved to take lessons from us, but he's started to open up and ask a lot of questions and yesterday he CAME TO CHURCH!!! it was awsome because it was also fast sunday which means we had fast and testimony meeting(anyone in the audience an stand and bear their testimonies and their faith for the other people in the audience). Basically everyone who spoke was a member of the Rojas familia and bore testimony practically directly to Claudio about how they knew this church was true. we have a meeting with him tonight so we'll see what he thinks but he's so awesome.
another person we're teaching is named Ada. She is something else hahahah last week she almost got arrested because she beat up her roommate and threatened to set her trailer on fire hahahah but its okay because she's awesome and she's working on her anger issues! She's been meeting with missionaries off and on since she was 23... shes in her 60s at least now but shes never had sisters! So we'll see how some hermanas do on her :) Last night we also talked to a man named Charles Eaglespeaker who told us his experience of shaking hands with Jesus on the pier last week. That was really lovely hahahaha people are so great.
The work is hard and keeps getting harder but as it does we've been working harder and the Lord is blessing us here in Graham! I know he is leading us to people who are prepared to hear our message and prepared to change their lives and follow Christ. I know it! I hope youre all excited for General Conference this weekend because i am SO EXCITED. We get to hear from living profetas!!! about us! they recieve personal revelation for us in this day. its seriously amazing and next week you can all send me your notes because I'll be watching in Spanish and It will be a test to see if i actually understand anything they say (they all talk so fast...)
I love you all and I cant thank you enough for all the loving words and thoughts. I pray that you all find ways to show your love for Christ this week because I know when we do then he shows us ways He loves us! Also, for all the members out there, Work with your ward missionaries! THey need it! We always need it but its hard to ask sometimes. So help them out and it will be worth it!
Fe en Dios y Adelante,
Hermana Reed IV
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.