Holidays are so weird on the mission. Its a normal day for us basically but we're not allowed to go outside at night (bummed, I was stoked for trick or treating). I hope everyone back home is celebrating accordingly :)
This week was back to the basics. After weeks and weeks of craziness at some point this week seemed pretty regular, except the fact we had to exchanges so I was only in Graham for like 5 of the days. but it was really good :) A few highlights:
1. We're teaching a girl named Jazmin whos living with her boyfriend, two kids, parents, her brother and his family, and her other brother and his family in this little two story town home thing. She is so awesome. She gave me acryllic nails last week for free which was pretty rad. But this week she committed to be baptized!!! YAYAYA. We have a few things gotta work out first i.e. the boyfriend thing but we are so so so excited. And her fecha bautismal just happens to be one of the best days of the year... i.e. December 17th. Happy birthday to me! We're so excited.
2. This week was slightly discouraging in that a loooooot of our appointments canceled, which unfortunately is becoming pretty normal. Specifically, Saturday night, we had 4 of our set appointments cancel... and we had nobody to see. seriously nobody. We decided to stop by one of our members house who has cancer and her husband is deployed. We went over and I started cleaning her dishes when and then this guy comes to her door and he works with her and she was like what what are you doing here and he was like i felt like stopping by (he is speaking spanish by the way so theres miracle number 1). We started talking to him and he was trained as a catholic priest but he never finished schooling and he asked us about missionary life and what we do and the book of mormon so we gave him one and he said can you write your names in it? so we did with like a short testimony right and then gave it back then he was like can you write your number too so i can ask you questions about it? and we were like UM YEAH. Then the hermana invited him and us over on friday to talk more and he was like do you have something i can read to prepare? HE BASICALLY ASKED US FOR A PAMPHLET AND WE WERE LIKE UM OKAY YES. It was amazing and such a testimony that like Heavenly Father needed us to talk to him to the point that all of our other appointments canceled so we could. Gah WOOOOOW GOD IS SO GOOD. It was a miracle. I am so grateful for a Heavenly Father who picks us up when we're down. because He seriously always does :)
3. As to the title of the email, this week at church the kids did the primary program and i seriously was crying it was SO CUTE. All these little kids trying to speak spanish and they were so shy that half of them didnt even say anything. but afterwards they invited the missionaries into primary and they asked who knows the missionaries names? one girl said I know hermana reed! Then I said well which ones that? and the girl said She's the white one. hahahahahah I'll take it, at least she remembered my name.
The mission life is so awesome and I'm so grateful for the love I feel from home. Thank you for all the prayers! As the last thought I just wanna share how much I know Heavenly Father blesses us for making hard choices. The world is crazy, and the pressures are everywhere, and its really easy to make bad choices. But seriously, more people respect you for keeping your standards and believing in our Heavenly Father. And He will bless us for making the harder, but better choices. Love you all! Hasta Lunes.
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.