This week has been 12 years long. So much has happened, but I can't remember anything. All I know is that to finish this week I feel happier than I ever have and I'm giving up sweets for the next week. Follow up with me next week, keep me accountable.
The 4th of July was pretty awesome! We were not looking forward to a day of talking to a lot of drunk people with their families that didn't want to talk to missionaries, so instead we made chocolate covered pretzals and delivered them to all the less actives in the branch we hadn't met yet :) It was decently successful! The nice part is most of our investigators were home actually because 4th of july isnt a huge thing in hispanic culture, weird right who'd of thought. I was on an exchange with Hermana Lambert so I was actually in Auburn for half of the day and the only drunk guy we actually talked to ended up being a really less active mormon... unfortunate. but he loved talking with us :) Hermana Lambert is the most humble, cute lil lady of all time. She is so full of the spirit and so confident in our message, so she taught me so much!
Then this last friday we had MLC, mission leadership conference with all the sister training leaders and zone leaders in the mission and it seriously was the best MLC I have been to. We talked a lot about the faith we have to find people to teach. Its sometimes anti-motivating with all the rejection and rude things people say and its so easy to lose the faith but if we really understand our purpose, if we really understand that we are representatives of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, who suffered and died so that these people we meet can accept the gospel, then its not hard to get up every day. its not hard to knock doors for hours every day. its not hard because I love my Savior. We talked about our baptisms, how important they were even though I was just 8 years old, and what it means to us to help other people be baptized. It hit me just how important this work is for our Heavenly Father. He just is up there, watching, praying, hoping, that His children come unto Christ and return to Him. This work is everything to Him. I never realized how in love I am with His work as much as I did this week. It was incredible to feel the love He has for everyone around me, so its motivated me and I've talked to more people than ever. Like im probably kinda annoying, I talk to people getting in their car, people with their windows up, people who try to hide through the window, people who are running away, and I just LOVE IT BECAUSE THEY NEED THE GOSPEL SO BAD. I look back on times when I thought I was so happy in life, and nothing compares to the things I'm doing now. We are so so blessed.
This week we had a new investigator come to church, her name is Paola. She is 23 and so so so awesome. WE met her Saturday, she came to church Sunday. She was slightly overwhelmed because it was a lot of new things but I loved seeing her faith. She was amazing we invited her to be baptized right there on the street and she says "well from what youve told me, this brings even more blessings to my family, so i want to talk to them first and invite them to listen to your message if thats okay" WOW PAOLA YOU ARE A BETTER MISSIONARY THAN MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR BRANCH. No offense to the branch though we're getting there. Theres so much work here in Renton! me and hermana baird are super happy and working so hard. Shes sprinting to the end and loving life. Its interesting teaching with someone who teaches so naturally too, because she has more time than me. I do miss hermana short though, luckily we got to see her this week and i think these pictures describe my joy. life is so good and im so grateful I CAN BE A MISSIONARY :)
hermana reed iv
1 MLC JULY
2 this was me on the 4th i was a bit excited
3 when everyone in your district is normal but you
4 best companionship, shoutout to religious freedom
5 hermana lambert and I reppin some BYU t shirts at the food bank
6 TORTAS LOCAS ES UN RESTAURANTE AQUI Y ESTOY EN AMORADA
7 got a lot of tools but i got one thats better
8 las hermanas :)))))))
9 I MISSED MY EX COMP
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.