This week was an emotional roller coaster, but holy cow being a missionary is so awesome.
This week we had exchanges with Graham, and I had my last exchange EVER with Hermana Souza ): It was a little heartbreaking, my mama is going home! We will literally never be together and both be missionaries ever again. It was such a great day. She has taught me so much on the mission and it's crazy that she's ending. All these missionaries ending their missions, it's really gettin me down. Good thing I'm here for life. :)
Biggest news of the week is KAMAY GOT BAPTIZED!!! it was probably the biggest stress project of my life but it was so so good. Her mom dropped off the planet for the entire week, but then we were finally able to get in contact with her and set everything up and it was 1 pm on saturday and we still didn't know if it was happening but Kamay got baptized at 5 pm! Everyone look back on what you were doing at that time and then be sad you weren't at kamay's baptism. It was super special though. What we found out is that Friday, her dad just up and left. Took all his things and left the family.. super heartbreaking but he had a lot of difficulties and emotionally abused them a lot, so it was good he left, but classic satan throwing things at the best family ever. But they are stronger than ever and Kamay was able to make a covenant with the Lord :) The craziest thing, was I thought that the day of the baptism I would feel something, I don't know like I completed my purpose more that day, but I didn't. I realized if I'm living my life right and putting my heart in the work right, that every day I am completing my purpose as much as I can. I am inviting people to get to know Jesus Christ, and that's all He asks of us.
Meet the Mormons is going SO WELL. We finished all the interviews this week and there are just so many incredible people with incredible stories. We interviewed one guy who could be Matt Damon's twin brother. He shared his story of addiction which led to homelessness and hopelessness, and how coming to church and finding Christ again changed his whole life. We also interviewed two brothers from North Korea who shared their story of escaping communism and fleeing to Paraguay and finding the gospel. There are so many people with these incredible stories, and then there's people who just think the mormons are the weird people at work. IM SO EXCITED TO SHOW EVERYONE WHO WE REALLY ARE. This week is all about translating the videos to make it bilingual. we're so excited :)
Last tender mercy of the Lord this week, OUR BRANCH GOT A BRANCH MISSION LEADER. Dumas Bay branch hasn't had a branch mission leader the whole times its been a branch, about 2 1/2 years. We had a few new families move in so we finally had enough people and I have never been so excited to finally have someone just to help us organize and think and work on this work of the Lord. Other major news: I finished the book of mormon again this week, almost cried near the end of Ether its just so sad am I right. For all of those who haven't read the book of mormon ever, read it. just read it, it will change your life. It has mine. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!
Hermana Reed IV
1 sopes con petra :)
2 familia lawrence, plus missionaries, plus hermana stewart haha
3 IT WAS HERMANO ACUNAS BDAY SO WE MADE SHIRTS WITH HIS FACE AND HIM A SHIRT WITH OUR FACE HE WORE IT TO CHURCH HAHAHAHA
4-7 Kamay lookin flawless happy baptisms :)
bye hna souza ):
hno acuna bday lunch, indian buffet best day of my life
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.