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quickest of all updates: the trial of faith has been passed and my mission president changed the rule so that we can email friends again! I'm glad I was willing to be obedient, but more glad that now I can email everyone again! YAY BLESSINGS.
This week has been a crazy one. we had a few days with a TON of rain... see parking lot pool attached... We haven't had any crazy snow storms, but we've had something even crazier.. SUN. THE SUN CAME OUT IN WASHINGTON. It had been a long dry spell, but the sun does still exist. It feels so good and today I didn't wear any tights out of the house... first time my legs have seen the sun since Mexico. Praise this glorious day.
One awesome miracle happened from the snow storm though. So last week we were pushing all the cars up the hill right? We met this man with his cute lil wife who was 5 months pregnant so she obviosly couldnt push the car but they were super nice and we found out they spoke spanish! That was basically the only interaction we had with them, but then 4 days later we were knocking doors and we knocked on this door and nobody was answering. then we heard someone coming up the stairs, and who could it be? EDGAR IN THE FLESH. The man who's car we pushed!!! He said he was home for only like 10 seconds to grab his insulin because he's diabetic but his exact words and I quote. "But when can you come back?" OKAY SO WHAT. It was such a miracle and definitely divinely inspired, every part from pushing the peoples cars to knocking those doors at the specific time to him forgetting his insulin. he is so awesome and I can't wait to share the joy of Christ's message with him either.
Another miracle this week, the family that came to church my very first week here hasn't been able to come back because Laticia, the mom, has been really sick with some interesting things in her head. kinda scary. But this week they accepted the invitation to be baptized! her and her two daughters. They are so excited and even with all the pain she's in she still reads the book of mormon and wants to come to church so bad. God is so good and he definitely has blessed us this week.
A sadder note is that my companion is going home a week early, she heads back to arizona tomorrow! That leaves me a week companionless... we will see where i go/what I do but most likely i'll go with the English sisters and just double cover our areas meaning we'll cover where they are and also the lessons we have set in. Sister Rasmussen, my mission president's wife, is actually going to come be my companion for a day, so that should be fun :)
Oh another awesome thing we did this week/funny story. We had a youth activity for all the youth in our ward and the english ward we share with. It was hawaiian themed and this less active we found gave us lavalavas from somoa! Not sure if we wore them right, but ya know. Anyways, this member from the english ward looked at us with the lavalavas and says "Well where are your... tacos?" and we were like um what. and he said "dont you have those big skirts in the spanish branch?" hahahahahahahah SUCH RACISM BUT IT WAS FUNNY.
I know the church is true! I know that God has a plan for all of us, even if that plan is confusing and complicated, it is perfect and I know that no matter what happens God is watching over us and helping us get through. I'm so happy to be a missionary.
ps this week a less active family came to church that we've been working with and they casually pulled out tamales from their bags and were eating during sacrament meeting and i laughed harder than i have but at least they were there
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.