29 Y dijo Enoc al Señor: ¿Cómo es posible que tú llores, si eres santo, y de eternidad en eternidad?32 El Señor dijo a Enoc: He allí a estos, tus hermanos; son la obra de mis propias manos, y les di su conocimiento el día en que los creé; y en el Jardín de Edén le di al hombre su albedrío;33 y a tus hermanos he dicho, y también he dado mandamiento, que se amen el uno al otro, y que me prefieran a mí, su Padre, mas he aquí, no tienen afecto y aborrecen su propia sangre;
this week helped me realize a little bit of why God cries.
We had a great week, lots of people to teach and a lot for God to teach me. Last week I talked about that family from Honduras that we found late Sunday night, we went back to teach them and taught them the restoration, the spirit was strong and I felt God's love and we invited them to come to church and things kinda changed. they told us a little about their church experience. They have been to a lot of churches, and have seen a lot of bad things. They have seen a lot of churches that just aren't doing what churches should do and they said we're sorry to say we just can't believe that any church can be different. I felt so sad in my heart for these people who have looked for God their whole lives and looked for the truth and been beaten down by heartbreak so much and for a moment i thought, well I can't blame you, but the more I reflected on the situation the more I realized that we are different. None of those other churches they have been to has the restored truths of Christ's church. But yet, I could see why God would cry because of these poor people. it gives me hope to know that there are better things for us.
This week, we also started teaching a girl named Kayra, she's the sister of a recent convert from about 2 years ago. She just came from Tijuana and is working here for a while, but as we taught her this week she told us of how her boyfriend had been killed two months ago, and thats really why she came to the states for a while, because she couldn't handle it. my heart just hurt so bad! These people just want joy, but it was another testimony to me that truly the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only place we can find peace in this world. We just have to remember that. In zone conference this week we watched a video, (its called "the worst mission call ever" by clint pulver - 10/10 would suggest you watch it) and at the end he just talks about how its so easy for people to get us to question our beliefs or question ourselves or for circumstances to make us question if there is a God, but we have to remember those moments we got down on our knees and felt the truth. We have to remember those moments we felt God's love, and we just can't forget.
In this moment of self reflection, I tried to truly remember the moment in which I knew. There's been a couple times I've definitely gotten down on my knees and asked for knowledge and have been blessed with the confirming spirit of the truth of the message I share every day, but I still have questions, all of us do. I decided to fast on Sunday for some answers, and it was incredible to me how God being so merciful filled my day with experiences to know that this is the true church. That it does have the restored priesthood authority of God. That I'm truly never alone. That I do make an impact on people by sharing my testimony, even if they slam the door in our faces after. I know that this is the truth. Our branch president was released on Sunday, something waaaaaay out of the blue, but it was so tender for me to feel God's love for him, his gratitude for his sacrifice, and the truth that he had been called of God and that our new branch president had been too. I've never felt so light, so happy, so grateful really ever before.
I know theres a lot of churches out there, a lot of confusion, a lot of pain, but I know even more that joy in life comes from living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its just a fact. sometimes, we just have to remember, and do the things God asks us to, because we don't want to make God cry. I love this gospel!!!
1 dia de servicio! thats our investigator on the left, cuttin weeds in a dress and shes 8 months pregnant. theres the bar.
2 la rama renton hipana :)
4 fam selfie
5 thought id send a pic of the study space its been a while
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.