mi bonita familia,
Another week of craziness here in the good ol' Federal Way. We had pday today because we had a huge storm here and basically all of washington shuts down whenever there is snow because everyone panics. Seriously, libraries closed, school closed, roads closed, but it's okay because cafe rio was open :) We spent hours pushing peoples cars up this hill by our house because everyone's tires just spin out out of control! Oh Washington. Little do they know they only recieved like 4 inches of snow. Nonetheless, snowmen cover every corner. Gotta love it.
This week for the work was really good! We are working so hard. With the cold has come a looooooooott of enfermidades. All of our investigators are sick so none were able to come to church or keep a lot of their appointments, but God is still good and helped us meet a lot of new people just walking around! I am still floored every time we meet someone on the streets and then find out they speak spanish. Like the odds of that are not real! God blesses us and places us in the path to find these people prepared for the gospel. He is the greatest.
This week we had a special opportunity to learn from Elder Ardern of the 70! He came to a special zone conference with just our zone and the auburn zone... so about 1/3 of our mission got to hear from him so I felt super lucky! He is from new zealand so his accent was entertaining as well. His biggest message he shared was that God has a plan perfect for our area, for our investigators, for us. We must follow the spirit to know these plans and we must be simple and clear in how we say things so that people know what God wants for them. I love speaking spanish because the only way i know how to talk is simply, I literally don't have a vocabulary big enough for anything else. Once again, God is just too good.
Hermana Reed is safe and happy and loving life! 2 weeks left with my companion and she goes home! It's so weird to know i'll only be with my companion for a little while but we're working so hard and trying to do the Lord's will. wish us luck!
Oh also, big news. Our president changed some rules this week and I will now only be able to email my immediate family. I will be able to have them forward things to people, but as for direct emails my family will be extra blessed ;) This is really hard because I love emailing my friends and recieving things from them! But I know God will bless us in our efforts. mucho amor a todos
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.