Another great week in my favorite city of Enumclaw. We are seeing lots of miracles and people are progressing slowly but surely! Miracles of the week: we saw Andrea again!! She is still struggling a lot with her family drama but we had a really special experience with her. We were able to talk to her about the Book of Mormon and how it can bring her peace in her life. At first, she wasn't really into it because it is written by male prophets, but we helped her realize it is for her. I felt so strongly that she needs to not only take the bad out of her life, which is what she's doing, but fill it with good or else she's going to just feel the void and go back to bad things. We had her place her name in the first verse of first Nephi, and I was able to just watch the gospel click for her as she realized these prophets are just sharing their experiences, their stories, and theyre things I can learn from. She said she felt God's love and man I could've jumped out of my seat I was so happy for her. She is seriously such a special person.
We also had a lesson with Adan Vasquez, a part member family we've been working with and he accepted a baptismal date! It's a bit far out, March 3rd, but he knows he has a couple hurdles to get over still but he has such pure desires and it was really good to help him set a goal and have a vision. That's one big thing I've learned on my mission is how to have a vision for your life and then once you have a vision you can involve God in your vision and He will help you accomplish the goals you have because more often than not theyre the same goals that He has too. He is such a great Father.
On Sunday we had two new investigators come to church, and we literally couldn't even talk to them because the members just took them under their wings and were talking to them and showing them everything about the hymn books and the sacrament and our investigators, Teresa and kevin, were just smiling from ear to ear they really loved it!! It was a miracle. The members in this branch are so special and have a fire for missionary work and it's the best thing EVER.
Best part of all was this week I had an exchange with hermana facer in good ol' Federal Way and we had dinner with a family I worked with a lot while we were there, the daughter of Petra so I got to see Petra too. Nothing hits me in the feels more than talking with Petra and seeing how much her testimony has grown since I was with her just a few months back. She is growing so strong and sharing the gospel and is an inspiration to me. The focus of the exchange was working better with members so we decided to visit one of the branch missionaries the next morning and it was so inspired because she was just kinda feeling down about life but we helped her realize the power and authority of her calling and the power of her testimony and how it can bless her friends. That's really the purpose of the gospel, to share it with your friends. I hope all of you can think of people that God has placed in your life with whom you can share the gospel. There are people all around us prepared for this message!!
I also had my last MLC this week, and it was the first time it really hit me that my time on the mission might be ending. President asked me to share my testimony and as I stood there looking at leaders of mine and leaders I've worked with and just soaked in the reality of the work that we are called to do I was just filled with an incredible emotion of gratitude. A loving God, whom we are in debt for for our daily breath, allowed me to come here and get to know Him by inviting others to know Him more and He blessed me by letting me just be a witness to His incredible power. It was humbling and I just... I just can't thank Him enough for letting me be His missionary. My times not up yet though people! There is so much He still has left for me to do. I love this work and I love this gospel. I know it is the way, the truth, and the light of Jesus Christ in my daily life and in the lives of everyone. Thanks for all the prayers!
1hermana unguez-just got back from her mission and she served with Christian!! She's awesome.
2 final exchange with las hermanas de Federal Way
3 feliz dia de los magos- celebrams con una rosca
4 i love hermana facer
5 final MLC thug pic ):
6 winter prepped with hna livs
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.