We had a pretty good week this week, for all the reasons you wouldn't think. We have this problem with people we meet/are teaching, hispanics just don't like hurting your feelings. I love them to death, but really people you don't have to listen to our message if you don't want to but you can tell us that! There were a lot of people we've met lately that act so interested and so excited when we initially meet them and have done everything in the world to not ever talk to us again. Life advice for everyone out there: don't drag people along just tell them how you feel! It was truly a blessing though because Hermana Baird and I have been able to reevaluate the way we talk to people and we've practiced sharing our message, stressing the importance, bearing testimony and promising them blessings, and inviting them to learn more but only if they are willing to act on the promptings the spirit will eventually tell them to take. I think it will definitely improve some of these situations.
We had a crazy miracle this week! Our most progressing investigators are Esmy and Lastenia, the sisters from Honduras. They are so incredible, but the biggest roadblack is Lastenia's boyfriend Hugo who is supposedly abusive and has been very against the church even though his parents are members. But this week, out of nowhere, Hugo came in and sat in our lessons and was asking and answering questions. Where did this come from we have no idea. Tell us this was going to happen 3 weeks ago and we never would've believed it, but he as a lot of questions about the plan of salvation, the plan of happiness our Heavenly Father has for all of his children to be able to come back and live with Him again. We are so excited to teach him and help them progress towards a future celestial family life! Not to mention, Lastenia's daughter Fabiola (4) ended the lesson with "Tengo una pregunta, ustedes son bonitas" hahahaha
Another tender mercy came this week as I went on an exchange with Hermana Kellar, the hermana that is now Hermana Short's companion back in Federal Way. It was an inspired exchange, because the day before Hermana kellar found out her grandfather passed away. A lot of times, well I would say almost every day I wonder why God asked me to be a sister training leader. I'm not the best teacher. I'm not a perfect missionary. But in moments like these I know he asked me to do this so I could be there to help comfort my fellow sisters, help lift them up and help her realize that her grandfather is doing the exact same work on the other side of the veil that she is doing now. She only has 3 weeks left, so it was hard not to go home for the funeral, but she taught me so much about dedicated Christ like service to the Lord and helping remember why we're here, its not of convenience or because its easy, its because Heavenly Father needs us to be.
LAST AND COOLEST STORY: So most of you know I've had some back problems in my life and before my mission the doctor like casually told me I have scoliosis, which explains a lot thanks friend, but today I went to the chiropractor because my back had been bothering me for like a year now hehe but he was a member and he literally EXPLODED MY MIND WITH THE TRUTH OF THIS GOSPEL. he showed us this video where they recorded when the sperm and the egg meet and theres a literal spark and he talked about how trillions of cells make up a new human life. he said a million seconds ago is 12 days ago. a billion seconds ago 32 years. and a trillion seconds ago is 32000 years ago. thats how much a trillion is okay? not just a big number. a trillion cells make up the human body and they work perfectly. They work together naturally and dont need any help. THAT is how we are made in Gods image. THAT is how the human body is divine. Then he talked about how medicine tells your body that something is wrong with it and you have to be fixed, just as satan tells us there is things wrong with us, but that the whole point of chiropractic work is that your body can fix itself. we are God like. We have the potential to heal ourselves when we connect ourselves to God. That is our potential. We don't need to be fixed, we need to recognize that we are children of a DIVINE BEING. And that is gospel truth. I know this to be true. I have never felt the love of my Heavenly Father stronger than I have in my mission. I know He's there, just waiting for us to make good decisions so he can continue to bless us. This is His work.
Hermana Reed IV
1 Hermana Kellar and I twinning on exchanges in FW
2 this is a drawing that heidi made of me, pretty accurate
3 nosotras y Fabiola
4 the day Hugo made us smoothies (this is Esmy)
5 not a bad spot to contact eh
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.