feliz ano nuevo!!! raise your hand if you celebrated by going to bed at 10:30!!!!! proud of you all.
This week was a big of a struggle time because hermana livingston and i both got hit with a wack disease that we are still unsure of what it was. Something like a cold/flu/mad cow disease but it hit us hard, but that didn't keep us from seeing some miracles!!
So quick run-down on Enumclaw. You'll be in a small town for like 5 min and then all of a sudden youre in a bunch of farm land and then all of a sudden youre in a forest/jungle atmosphere and you really never know where you are. BUT we went to go contact a potential that we met from the clothes drive a few weeks ago, and her mom was home and wasn't super nice she actually said that her religion doesn't allow her to talk to people of other religions, BUT before she slammed the door we asked if she knew if anyone along her street spoke spanish and she directed us to this lil farm house at the end of the road. So we went and this farm house turned into a jungle real fast and there were all these turkeys running around (ps lives turkeys are disgusting i'll stick with Thanksgiving). but there we met Sandra. Sandra is super prepared for the gospel because not a few days earlier she had been pondering about if there really even is a God because of all the bad things that had been happening to her. It made my heart hurt for her, but it was comforted as I was able to testify that God does have a plan. yes, we live in a fallen world with lots of pain and heartache, but we also all have a Savior, Jesus Christ. It was a surreal moment testifying of that great truth and listening to turkeys gobble in the jungle. :) Nothing like it.
We also had a great couple of lessons this week with brother Vasquez, I'm not sure if I've written about him before. He is a part member family we're working with. He's not a member but his wife/girlfriend figure is and she has such a strong testimony. This week we had a really amazing lesson where they told us about how last week after a lesson with them they had received a phone call from brother vasquez' ex girlfriend saying he could come pick up their daughter and that she could stay the night with him and his now wife/girlfriend thats the member. Apparently, this lady had sworn she would never let the daughter stay with brother vasquez over night, but out of the blue it happened right after our lesson. He said he knew that that was a sign that he was doing the right thing in learning from us. As we were teaching, we taught about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the doctrines of faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end. We were talking about repentance and i received this super strong impression, one of the most clear i've received in a lesson before that just said to me "El tiene culpa". meaning he has guilt. I could feel that he just was sad with the things he had done and he wanted to fix his family. I testified that Christ can take away the guilt from us, but only as we let him and we ask for forgiveness and we start fresh and are baptized in His name. It was such a powerful moment for me and I felt it touch Him. He's a really special guy, definitely getting baptized someday.
A lot of our other investigators were out of town this week, but Andrea is good and got through her nasty court case with her ex husband and the kids are still with her so thats good. We finally saw Hugo this week and convinced him to go to the Renton branch ( FINALLY!!!!) and he did he went for all 3 hours and everyone accepted him and he's progressing so much. I am happy he's there, it's where he can progress and stay active in the future. Our christmas eve miracle from last week is staying strong too and reading the book of mormon now! can you believe all this happened and we only went out 5 days this week?
I'm grateful for a loving Savior that comforts us when we're sick, when we're feeling guilty, when we're confused and when we're just happy. I know He knows and loves every one of us. Start this year out right and make some goals on how youre going to include Him more in every step of your life this year. I know He has a plan. I know He will bless you.
con mucho amor,
hermana reed IV
1 ano nuevo
2 here's all the bacas who stare at us whenever we drive by hahahaha
4 the jungle behind sandra's house
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.