I cant even express the feels from this week.
So this saturday was supposed to be like celestial saturday ya know Petra's baptism day, but what a crazy week of plot twists we have had. So on Wednesday she had her interview with President Layman, one of the counselors of the mission presidency who served in Chile, and he was amazed by Petra's faith. At the end of the interview he asked her is there any reason she shouldn't be baptized and she replied "No puedo esperar mas". OKAY WOW PETRA. She is amazing, all this week we knew the adversary was going to be out to get her, which it was. She has been living with her boyfriend Vicente who was somewhat interested but not really ready to make big commitments like Petra. The elders were actually teaching him at one point, and somehow they got in their heads that law of chastity really meant just living in seperate rooms in the same house. Hm, that caused some problems. So Vicente didn't know he actually had to move out til' like Wednesday. here's the Vicente story: He has a wife in mexico that he isnt able to divorce because her dad is psycho and would take his whole estate if he tried to divorce and then Vicente wouldnt have any inheritance for his kids back in mexico. So marriage wasn't an option for him and petra. Then me and Hermana Short went to a bunch of mexican tiendas around here because they have a lot of people that try to rent cuartos which is all Vicente can really afford. WE found a bunch, but all way expensive too. Then we found out Vicente is the only one with income that could pay rent for Petra's apartment. So basically he couldnt leave or else Petra wouldnt have a place either and they both dont have any friends or family that could take them in right now. Insert heart break. We were with both petra and Vicente friday night really late (repented later about that) and were trying all we could to find a way that she could still get baptized but also keep this incredibly sacred law of God. The spirit was telling me, for probably longer than I realized, that she wasn't going to be able to be baptized this weekend. This drama wasn't the way she should start her membership in the church. We told Petra we would have to wait a while to find a more permanent solution for them both and she just cried. It was probably the most painful thing I've had to go through on my mission and Hermana Short and I just came home and cried. It just hurts me to see people who are so ready and know the truth and know they need to be baptized by someone who holds the proper authority of God and then the circumstances are just out of their control. Saturdaywaking up was really hard and we were emotionally unstable and couldn't get ahold of Petra so even more sad. I remember just praying and I dont know a good word in English but just rogand y suplicando a Dios for something to help us out that day. Someone to serve. And let me tell you, God answers prayers. WE had to stop by our branch president's house in the morning and he was working on his yard and we asked if we could help so we gloriously got to help pick weeds for about and hour to which he gave us some pasole and told us "you answered my prayers, there was no way I was going to get this all done today". Then one of our less actives called us and said she's been working on cleaning her backyard all morning and could use some help, so we were able to transfer bricks and clean up her whole place for a few hours to which she told us that she was increibly grateful, and then came to church the next day. It was such a tender mercy, and even though it was just us serving people, it was what I needed to get my spirtual food that day. I know God listens to our prayers. All day on Friday I was praying and fasting for Petra to have God send his armies of Angels to help her, and the whole night I felt like the angels were the ones doing everything they could to stop the baptism. I know that they really did, because that was not the day she was supposed to be baptized. I dont know why. I don't know if its for her to help strengthen her faith and testimony or if its so that soon Vicente can also come unto Christ or if its because someday there is someone who needs to see her be baptized that couldn't be here this week or I really dont know, But I know God has a plan and He loves His children. This is His church. And His work. And I'm so grateful that for 9 months I've been apart of it.
So that was long, but basically the week. In lighter news, a bird we named Timmy had babies in our ceiling this week. I guess shes a Tamara. I love you all!
I forgot what it's like to have energy. I seriously hit my pillow so hard and pass out every night. WE ARE SO TIRED. BUT WHAT A BLESSING TO BE SO EXHAUSTED :) We are busy as ever. Here is the week in review:
Last pday we had a plants pday and went and found some cool plants and took some nice comp pics in the forest. yes it was raining. No we haven't seen the sun all week. But dont worry mom I have my vitamin D tablets that I take daily so my skin doesnt die.
Then we had exchanges with the hermanas de Graham where Hermana McGarity came here to the Fed. We had an awesome opportunity to prestar servicio and we went and helped tear up carpet from this office building for 3 hours. My forearms are still sore in typing this letter.. but it was an awesome way to help show how BUFF MISSIONARIES ARE. And my buff I definitely mean spiritually. But Hermana Mcgarity was here for the whole thing and wow it jsut made me realize how much i love exchanges because they teach ME so much!
This week we also increased so much in unity with the elders in our branch. So for most of the time ive been here in federal way its been like this annoying vibe between us and the elders because theres almost like a jealousy when the other was teaching a good family and i hated it because its all one work! This week we recieved so much revelation while planning of families that the elders need to start teaching and theyn they did too so we were switching off investigators and really starting to find the key for the area to help these people come unto Christ. So many miracles came from it! Including that the elders are now teaching the boyfriend of Petra who has come to church a ton but never home when we teach Petra so we've been trying to figure it out and it jsut came that he needs the elders. So now he's learning and has a wife in mexico but wants to divorce her so he can marry petra and petra is like a power woman and says like 'whatever i'm getting baptized so whatever works". SHES SO AMAZING. We are hoping that satanas will be TIED UP this week and everything goes well so she can make this covenant with our heavenly father :)
More service we prested this week was the ward had a huge activity to help the jovenes raise money for camps this summer and they put the branch in charge of all the food... clasico... so we helped make over 1500 ENCHILADAS. What a blessing. We are still eating the extras. I LOVE HISPANIC FOOD. At the activity, all the mujeres jovenes and hombres jovenes had differnt like acts they did and our lil investigator kimberly was in the mujeres jovenes dances and she was SO CUTE AND LOVED IT. I want to raise my future family in a spanish branch because wow they just love dancing and love life. Anyways, miracles and miracles later, we were brought to the Sabbath where it literally gives me so much strength and peace just entering the chapel and realizing that I did nothing this week but our Heavenly Father did so much. The church is true and I'm so grateful to be a missionary.
Ew side note they sent me this sick letter saying I was halfway done with my mission this week.... Still in denial. LOVE YOU ALL
1-3 comp pics or engagement pics???
4 all i see every day
5 how to know that hispanics are close
6 the reason ive slept so well all week
RECUERDAN HACE DOS MIL ANOS CUANDO JESUCRISTO SE RESUCITO?!?!?!?! Y COMO AHORA TODOS DE NOSOTROS TAMBIEN NOS RESUCITAREMOS!!! QUE DIA GLORIOSO ES!!!!!!
For real, I just love Easter and I love being a missionary and talking about Jesus Christ all the time. This week I have been reading this book called Jesus the Christ like a madwoman. It has like 700 pages and considering missionaries have like 0 down time to just read it has taken me my whole mission to get here to page like 600 where it is talking about the Atonement and the trial and the crucifixion but this week on Easter Sunday I finished reading about Christ's ministry to his apostles after the resurrection and his ascenscion. All I can say is that it is so undeniably true. Christ he LIVES!!! I'm so grateful for him.
This week for His work of preaching the gospel to all the world, we saw so many tender mercies and miracles. First of all an update on Petra: she is just so incredibly incredible. We have been crash coursing all her lessons and she just soaks em up and is reading the book of mormon every day and she cries in every lesson because she just feels the spirit so strong. I love her so much. She came to church and we had a pretty heavy lesson on priesthood and all the offices and what each priesthood does and the whole time she just smiled and nodded and would look at me and nod and give me a thumbs up and wow she's just so amazing. Totally prepared by the Lord, not anything we did, but I'm grateful God is letting me get to know her. Another miracle was we had one of our investigators, Celia, come to church for the first time and I almost passed out I was so excited. WE've been teaching her since I first got here to the area and her husband thinks he lacks faith so he basically uses that as an excuse not to do anything but this week she was like no I'm going to church anyway and she came alone and just loved it and I couldve cried I was so happy. THE CHURCH IS SO TRUE.
This week I went on an exchange with the hermanas in Kent and it was just so good. We were talking to this investigator, Jose, he's 18 and while we were talking he said "hold on" and runs off and he runs to this car driving away with a flat tire! Turns out it was this lil old russian man and his wife who spoke no English and we got to help them change their tire and it was so cute they were so grateful. I just love lil' moments like that. Also Jose is awesome He's 18 and just loves serving people. Do they get better than that? It was awesome being and learning so much from hermana Baird.
As for Easter, it was a pretty awesome Easter. We basically just mexican fiesta hopped all around this huge trailer park and shared the prince of peace video. I probably watched it like 20 times yesterday and every time it gets even better. The church is so true and Christ lives and gives us strength EVERY DAY. For which I am so grateful. Another Easter miracle is someone ding dong ditched an easter basket on our porch. Dont lie mom I know it was you. LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.
1 comp goals
2 aqui son Hermana Prado y su hijo Santiago
3 Santi y yo
4-5 FELIZ PASCUAS MIS AMIGOS
que buena semana hemos tenido aqui in Federal Way, o por su nombre mas comun, Federal WHITE porque esta area es TAN PREPARADA. Hemos visto tantos milagros este translado pasado, y continuen ahorita. Aqui es nuestra semana:
This week, we started teaching Petra more. She is the mom of the member that we knocked into last week and her literal first words after we said the opening prayer "Okay que tengo que hacer para bautizarme?". WOAH OKAY HEY. It was amazing. We told her about the charlas and la ley de castidad, to which she responded (because she lives with her boyfriend) "Voy a preguntarle si el quiere casarse conmigo, pero si dice no, el tiene que irse". HEY THERE POWER HITTER. She is such a strong lady and so so so so ready for the gospel which is crazy because she says she's been to church loads of times but recently something has just changed and she knows its time for her to get baptized. INCREIBLE. We also starting teaching Maricella and Kimberly, the cousin of this same member (this member is a powerhouse, Hermana Vallejo). They are both super interested. Watched conference and she said the spirit told her if she wants to know the truth, she has to read the book of mormon. I definitely agree thats a good way to find out! They are all amazing and I just feel so blessed to be able to know them and teach them here.
We also had MLC this week which is mission leadership conference. I just love learning from all of these incredibly experienced missionaries and mostly realizing there is so much I want to change and improve in my missionary work and who I am as a person. Good thing the Lord is nice and patient with me hehe. This is Hermana Huhem's last transfer *insert tears* so who knows what's going to happen with the hermana lideres but it should be.. crazy.
This week we also had a big Easter activity we've been planning for a while with our branch. It went super well. I got some sweet ideas from all the christmas activities mom has thrown and we got all the members to bring a picture of christ or a picture of their family and we put them all in the front of the chapel so there were like a bunch of pictures of Christ and we watched this powerpoint one of our members made of the living Christ. If anyone reading this hasnt read that document or hasnt read it in the last month, go read it right now and remember that CHRIST LIVES! He's the reason we do everything and can do everything. Then we showed the new video and had everyone there read it! If you haven't seen prince of peace, also go check that out and the 8 sub videos of how we can find more peace in life through christ at mormon.org :) THE CHURCH IS SO TRUE AND IM SO HAPPY :) lo mas que sabe.... VAYAN Y APRENDAN.
I hope you all have a happy Easter and you take some time to really think about the impact it has that we know that Christ lives. It's pretty big. Los quiero!
Hermana Reed IV
2 Monae wants to be a missionary someday too
3 hna huhem was my comp for a day aka i accomplished my mission goal
4 tbt to the days in Graham
5 la familia fuentes
6 when you stop by to teach a lesson but you run into a mexican fiesta and they give you italian sodas
WHAT A WEEK.
this week was quite possibly one of the best in my whole mission. So many miracles and tender mercies. I am so grateful for how aware the Lord is of us in this work and how he gives me PAN every day :)
So this week, I had exchanges with the hermanas in Graham so i had one day with Hermana Souza and one day with Hermana Mcgarity. I love exchanges because so many miracles every time... with hermana souza it just brought me back to how i felt at the beginning of my mission and i was just so happy and realized i need to be less stressed out like i was back then. but it was so good being with my mom again :) next transfer we're hoping she'll come here and be in a trio with me and hermana short and then everywhere we go we'll talk about family history because we're 3 generations hahaha. then i went to graham with hermana mcgarity and more flashbacks from the beginning of my mission.. i feel so old! but so grateful to learn from such amazing missionaries like both of them.
GENERAL CONFERENCE AM I RIGHT. I am seriously so grateful we don't live in the great apostasy and that we have modern day prophets to lead and guide us. I recieved so much guidance and answers to my questions and those of my investigators which i think is my favorite part, recieveing so much revelation. And as president monson says, if youre not reading the book of mormon every day DO IT. Couldnt have said it better myself. we had a few investigators come and watch with us and the spirit was just so strong :) I love watching it in spanish too because i think thats really the language in which god talks to me. i hope you all were able to watch just a little and feel the spirit of the lord from our modern day leaders.
best part of this week: GRAEME GOT BAPTIZED!!! i was able to go down to his baptism in Graham and man i cried it was so good. He was able to be baptized by his dad and i loved how his earthly father was able to help him make a covenant with his heavenly father. the church is so true and families are forever. quote of the night, right after he came up out of the water and was hugging his dad "i love you daddy". THE TEARS THEY DID FLOW.
okay im typing rigorously because i dont have much time but i love this church and this gospel and i know that families CAN be together forever because of the restored priesthood authority of God :) so grateful that i am in federal way sharing this message with the world
hermana reed IV
pues, aqui estamos. another week in the great fed weezy with so much action it just never stops. Heres an update on our investigators:
The Fuentes family: Laticia, Destiny, and Monae. Once upon a time were going to get baptized this week. Can't because Laticia and her husband aren't married yet. Recently found our they are getting kicked out of their apartment so have been looking for a new one this whole week and haven't had time to meet with us. Decided that even though it was the sabbath that "apartment hunting was first hermanas" so weren't able to come to church ): sad but they are very stressed out about finding a place to live. We stopped by later and were able to talk with Miguel who isnt interested in learning but we are trying to help be interested in marrying, when we found out he is married to a girl in mexico who he hasnt seen for 25 years! To top that off, we dont think Laticia knows about it :) and the plot thickens... we can throw some prayers in for them if you all could. They know the church is true and want to be baptized so bad!! We are doing all we can to help them realize that is still is possible.
We were teaching a lady named Maria Torres, she is from Mexico and works so so much but has always wanted to get sundays off to come to church. for about 2 months we havent been able to find her at home, so this week during weekly planning we decided we'll drop her because she hasnt been talking to us or answered at home. sad. BUT THEN, this really awesome person named Heavenly Father told us that maybe we should reconsider, and we ran into her 4 TIMES IN 3 DAYS. She explained to us so much of what is going on and how much she needs us and wants this time for God in her life. We are hoping to be able to find her home more and help her come unto Christ and make those precious covenants that can change her life around.
New investigators: Christina and Nyeli. you know some people are just prepared for this gospel when they look at the pamphlet you give them and say "i think this will be a good chagne for me" before we even start teaching. They are two sisters and have been looking for a way to grow closer to God when we ran into them on the streets. God is in the details.
biggest news of the week: my investigator down in Graham is getting BAPTIZED THIS COMING MONDAY. And by who? HIS DAD WHO WAS LESS ACTIVE BUT HAS REGAINED THE PREISTHOOD AND IS GOING TO BAPTIZE HIS SON. It is a miracle, and who is playing the piano for the whole program? I really dont know what I did to make them think I could play things. pray for me.
As for the title of the letter, this week at church our branch president gave a great talk about the trials we face in our lives and read 3 Ne 14:10-12. Dios da pan. Dios nunca da piedras. Sometimes we look at our circumstances and think why did God give me this rock? But no, God doesnt do that. Dios da pan. and sometiems it takes time to realize it, but I promise and I testify that it's always pan. because He is our loving Heavenly Father. And we are terribly hungry. Just something to remember for your week.
rejection of the week: "I am watching the sweet 16. I may have hundreds of dollars on this game so mostly i would just really really appreciate it if you would leave me alone". the church is true, even during march madness!
PS EVERYONE GET OUT AND WATCH YOUR GENERAL CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND AND REMEMBER THAT MILLIONS OF YEARS PASSED WITHOUT A LIVING PROPHET ON THE EARTH SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BLESSING WE HAVE TO HEAR FROM THEM TO LEAD AND GUIDE US YOU WILL BE BLESSED I DO SO PROMISE PLUS HOW CUTE IS THOMAS S MONSON HOW CAN YOU SKIP AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THAT
1. spanish specialized training pic :)
2 los fuentes
3 mother daughter pics at womens conference
4 met some athiests that gave us free carpet squares #blessings
5 notice the food.... classic hermanas
6 SISTAHS :)
okay this week, WOW. We have been so busy. We had a lot of meetings and a lot of things are changing in the mission, definitely for the better! We are seeing so much revelation and our ability as missionaries to discern the needs of our area and our investigators and we feel so much trust from the leaders of the church and its really changing lives!!! This week we had our first ever all spanish missionaries training, so all like 20 of us came and had a conference and it was awesome because branches really are so different than wards so we were able to talk about problems and find ways to fix them that we just cant quite do with our regular district or zone leaders and we also talked a lot of how to work better with our culture even being here in the united states. What a life right who am I. But it was so fun seeing all the misioneras together :)
Fun story of the week: so our branch was doing a dance for the relief society birthday activity that the stake was doing and they needed more people so somehow they roped the missionaries into being a part of this dance... Now i thought i was signing up for a cool culture dance with big dresses and flowers and culture but we were quite surprised.. pictures attached, but i PROMISE i am a SPANISH missionary!!!!! hahaha I wish I could show you all the video... it was A SMASHING GOOD TIME. And everyone said the missionaries did a killer job because we just had no idea what we were doing we just had fun with it. Our investigators saw us as real people too! (who'd a thunk we're actually normal?)
As for the work this week: it keeps a rollin. laticia talked to her pareja about getting married but he really just doesnt want to. Kinda heartbreaking especially for her, but we are hoping and praying and doing all we can to make sure they still have that spirit so soon they can get married and baptized and start recieving all the blessings god wants to give them. We taught them about temples and eternal families this week and monae, the younger daughter, she says "is there chips in there? Because I'm not gonna be happy if I dont have chips". We had to explain its a bit of a different 'happily ever after' than disneyland... but point is theyre stoked for it someday! Hermana Short is doing so well and adjusting and getting more confident and learning more spanish which is great because my voice is really struggling but good thing God is helping us out. Sometimes the work is hard and people cancel and people say mean things to us but I dont know how I still always hit the pillow smiling. Exhausted, and smiling. I love the mission.
ps we went to the beach today... your local hermana reed is as awkward as ever. LOVE YOU ALL. CONGRATS ON THE NEW HOUSE MOM AND DAD CANT WAIT TO SEE IT IN 10 MONTHS!
Hermana Reed IV
History tends to repeat itself, so I've been told. And this week we had a SWEET view of some history.
This week we had another round of exchanges. STL is different for spanish so me and the other STL cover all of the hermanas for the whole mission but we aren't companions so I'm like solo STL and its a lil' rough because I dont know what i'm doing and i'm still a baby missionary so i fail a lot. ANYWAYS we were supposed to have an exchange this week and I was going to go with one of the companions of the other STL (shes in a trio) but like I recieved probably one of the most strongest spiritual impressions i've had in a while that my comp needed to go with hermana huhem. So we changed up everything last minute and hermana huhem and hermana short stayed in federal way meaning i went back to GRAHAM. AKA MY HOME. With hermana souza AKA MY MOM and hermana mcgarity MY AUNT OR SOMETHING. It was so weird being back and it taught me so much about who i am and how i've changed and what i've learned. It was so great seeing some old investigators and my old apartment and wow so many feels. But it was a great exchange!!
This week we continued to teach the Fuentes family and they are progressing towards their baptism but we have found out that laticia, the mom, isn't married! So if all things go well we will be having a wedding this week (weddings, I love weddings! This quote applies even more as a missionary). Then she will be able to be baptized with her daughters next week. PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY CAUSE I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH. We also made prayer rocks with them to help them remember to pray and they wrote "I love hna reed and hna short" on the backs and wow tears.
MIRACLE OF THE WEEK: Hermana Short and I had a goal this week to talk to literally everyone like even the people halfway down the street driving away in their car EVERYONE. We knew God was going to provide miracles. It started when we were trying to contact this potential investigator and she wasn't home so we were walking back to our car and we talked to this guy on the street, then we talked to another guy on the street and he was definitely needing the missionaries that day, then we saw our potential come home!!!! So we finished talking to that guy and went and knocked on her door and she didn't answer us... but we were just thinking "it's okay we still needed to talk to that other guy". Then we went to the apartments next to those apartments to contact an old investigator and we knocked on this guys window in his car who was getting ready to leave and surprise he spoke spanish!!! So we had a great conversation with him and he said we could come back and told us of another apartment where there were spanish speakers-WHAT MIRACLE. Then we tried to contact our old investigator but she wasn't there so we started walking back to our car and we run into this guy, Rafael. He had never talked to missionaries before but was so excited to talk to us and he shared how he wanted to change his life and how he didn't like what was happening in his life right now. He said he knows he has sins, and his biggest is he loves to drink but that he wants to change and he doesn't know how to change but wants to find God. He then said he would be more comfortable meeting in a church and he wants to meet some other members first so he could be more comfortable at church. Then we found out HE WAS THE ONE WHO LIVED IN THE APARTMENT THE MAN IN THE CAR TOLD US ABOUT. If we would have been 5 min earlier, Rafael wouldn't have been home yet. If we would have been 5 min later, he would have been in the shower getting ready to go to his brothers house and wouldn't have talked with us. It all happened because we talked to everyone who was even within sight and I know it was such a miracle and God blessing us for talking with EVERYONE. The church is true!! hAVE A GREAT WEEK MY LOVES.
Hermana Reed IV
1 PRAYER ROCKS
2 FW zone training
3 sisters selfie
4 hna mcgarity
5 update hermana souza still doesnt like pics
Hola mi familia y amistades!
The work just keeps pushing forward here in the good ol' Fed Way, and by keep pushing forward I mean it has changed SO MUCH FOR ME. Throughout the mission I feel like I've been progressing solidly more and more and it's been hard but manageable. This week the learning curve just changed the game and I feel like those video game characters that like run into walls and then they like stand up and smile again but then they just keep running into the wall. Accurate.
This week I held my first exchange with the hermanas in Kent. Sister Training leader is a little different in the states because they have the regular STLs and then we have spanish STLs so I am just over the hermanas and my companion spanish STL is in a different companionship. It's hermana huhem and she's actually in graham with hermana souza and hermana mcgarity! Which means I get to go on exchanges with Hermana Souza and Hermana Mcgarity as well! SCORE I GET TO GO BACK TO GRAHAM. I am so excited and I've missed hermana souza loads!!!! That should be fun. Anyways so we did an exchange with Kent but it was my first exchange and I was kinda stressed and mostly didn't know what I was doing so we forgot to tell them to make sure they switched phones and then after we switched companions and started driving away we realized that me and hermana livingston had both phones... not good news. We had to drive all the way back to Kent and try and find the hermanas which didn't work because hermana livingston was also brand new to the area and didn't know where she lived. So half of the exchange was us driving around in Kent but it's okay because we found them and were able to come back and still have a good rest of the exchange :) Maybe someday I'll get better at those, I hope God forgives me. This week we also had MLC, talk about a change of learning curve... all such great missionaries there I was overwhelmed. we had two members of the missionary department come and teach us! Brother King and Brother Gonzalez, IT WAS AMAZING. I was spiritually chastized so much and I just realized I have so much to do in my life and in my mission to do better. Brother King works for the missionary department in their like communications committee and he was in charge of the light the world campaign and he also showed us the videos for the churches easter campaign, we were the first people to see the OFFICIAL video! It will be launched May 31before general conference. Get excited people, it is so good and Jesus Christ is the most AMAZING HUMAN BEING. #PrinceofPeace
We have seen so much progress in the work this week. Laticia, Destiny, and Monae Fuentes are all progressing so much! This was their 3rd week at church in a row and every week they just get so excited and so happy for church. They know how much it blesses their lives, especially with all these hard things going on for them. WE taught them Word of Wisdom and Laticia literally went into her kitchen and brought out all her tea and asked "which of these can I drink and which do I need to throw away?" WOW I COULDVE CRIED. She is so prepared and just so willing to change her life to come closer to the Savior. I love the power that His atonement has. Their date is tentatively for Marzo 25. Lots of prayers that they can continue to progress for that day :) We also started teaching another family, Tony, David, and su esposa. We set an appointment with them and then earlier that day Tony texted us and said "we are making you dinner for the appointment tonight do you like tortas?" and we were like Tony don't worry you dont have to make us food! He said "too late, already bought the stuff". more or less translated as such. BUT THE TORTAS WERE SO GOOD. And they all want to be baptized!! Tortas and Baptisms, does it get much better than that?
I love my Savior and I love the chance I have to share his beautiful and glorious message with the world here in Federal Way! Estoy agredicida que tambien puedo predicar su Evanglio en espanol y trabajar con estas personas que son tan marivillosas. Que Dios los bendiga esta semana!
Hermana Reed IV
1 comps with hermana huhem for a day METAS CUMPLIDAS
2 HEY THERE FED WEEZY
3 photo fail tag check
4 MISIONERAS PARA SIEMPRE
BUENOS DIAS BUENOS DIAS YES I AM STILL ALIVE
I know we all thought I wouldn't make it, but I've made it past the child crying all night and not sleeping phase and Hermana Short is eating solids now!!! Such a proud mom :)
My new greenie comp is Hermana Short! She is actually so awesome and basically a better missionary than I am, BLESSINGS. She is from Sandy, Utah (real creative hermana). Just kidding utah is the best. She went to mexico for the MTC and is basically at least 10 shades darker than me. I promised her WA will fix that real fast :) She is such a blessing to me and I think she is actually training me... which is good looks like I need it. We have had such a great week of miracles and rain and we found out our apartment complex has a GYM WHAT THE MIRACLES I KNOW.
Fun fact of the week is that as many of you know I'm kinda a talker, and with last weeks companion jumble with lots of lessons where my companions didn't know spanish I've had to be a talker.. and so Sunday night I started losing my voice. This whole week it has been gone and to say I sound like a toad is an understatement. I have to scream to be able to have the people on the streets hear me and even then my voice is cracking and being all gross the whole time. hermana Short has still not heard what my actual voice sounds like, but someday I think I will convince her that I actually am a girl. Through all of that, it has still worked out and we've seen so many miracles and lessons LLENA DEL ESPIRITU. We are teaching a family, los fuentes, that are progressing so much. Last week they got evicted from their house, but they came to church last sunday and then were able to get back into their house for a few more weeks! It was so awesome as she told us that she knows God is blessing her because they are going to church. They came again this week and are loving it and loving feeling the spirit. They also came to our branch activity this last Saturday and we were able to show them the baptisimal font and talk to them about what their baptism will be like and the spirit was so strong. I know God has helped us to find them and has been working with them to know that this is the step they need to take in life. I am so blessed to be able to work with them! We also had another festival of finding this week where we all switched up companionships and went finding for all of Saturday. My comp was teaching all by herself in spanish and wow I'm just such a proud mom :) The attached pictures of me and Hermana Short describe our relationship pretty well and I promise we do do missionary work too ;)
I love this gospel!! I love being a missionary and sharing the message of joy with the world. I know God loves us and that Jesus Christ is there to lift us through our trials no matter what. I love being a trainer and I love being with my companion as she eats pasole for the first time and talks to strangers and it's just such a blessing to be on the Lord's errand. Have a blessed week my loved ones.
Hermana Reed IV
1 two of the 11 comps from last week :)
2 Monae's drawing of me I guess my hair is lookin real good these days
3/4 IM A MOM
5 this was a nice photo outside this nice russian ladys house and im moving to ukraine because it makes me happy
FW district transfer 1 feat woodland we're so WA it hurts
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.