pues, aqui estamos. another week in the great fed weezy with so much action it just never stops. Heres an update on our investigators:
The Fuentes family: Laticia, Destiny, and Monae. Once upon a time were going to get baptized this week. Can't because Laticia and her husband aren't married yet. Recently found our they are getting kicked out of their apartment so have been looking for a new one this whole week and haven't had time to meet with us. Decided that even though it was the sabbath that "apartment hunting was first hermanas" so weren't able to come to church ): sad but they are very stressed out about finding a place to live. We stopped by later and were able to talk with Miguel who isnt interested in learning but we are trying to help be interested in marrying, when we found out he is married to a girl in mexico who he hasnt seen for 25 years! To top that off, we dont think Laticia knows about it :) and the plot thickens... we can throw some prayers in for them if you all could. They know the church is true and want to be baptized so bad!! We are doing all we can to help them realize that is still is possible.
We were teaching a lady named Maria Torres, she is from Mexico and works so so much but has always wanted to get sundays off to come to church. for about 2 months we havent been able to find her at home, so this week during weekly planning we decided we'll drop her because she hasnt been talking to us or answered at home. sad. BUT THEN, this really awesome person named Heavenly Father told us that maybe we should reconsider, and we ran into her 4 TIMES IN 3 DAYS. She explained to us so much of what is going on and how much she needs us and wants this time for God in her life. We are hoping to be able to find her home more and help her come unto Christ and make those precious covenants that can change her life around.
New investigators: Christina and Nyeli. you know some people are just prepared for this gospel when they look at the pamphlet you give them and say "i think this will be a good chagne for me" before we even start teaching. They are two sisters and have been looking for a way to grow closer to God when we ran into them on the streets. God is in the details.
biggest news of the week: my investigator down in Graham is getting BAPTIZED THIS COMING MONDAY. And by who? HIS DAD WHO WAS LESS ACTIVE BUT HAS REGAINED THE PREISTHOOD AND IS GOING TO BAPTIZE HIS SON. It is a miracle, and who is playing the piano for the whole program? I really dont know what I did to make them think I could play things. pray for me.
As for the title of the letter, this week at church our branch president gave a great talk about the trials we face in our lives and read 3 Ne 14:10-12. Dios da pan. Dios nunca da piedras. Sometimes we look at our circumstances and think why did God give me this rock? But no, God doesnt do that. Dios da pan. and sometiems it takes time to realize it, but I promise and I testify that it's always pan. because He is our loving Heavenly Father. And we are terribly hungry. Just something to remember for your week.
rejection of the week: "I am watching the sweet 16. I may have hundreds of dollars on this game so mostly i would just really really appreciate it if you would leave me alone". the church is true, even during march madness!
PS EVERYONE GET OUT AND WATCH YOUR GENERAL CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND AND REMEMBER THAT MILLIONS OF YEARS PASSED WITHOUT A LIVING PROPHET ON THE EARTH SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BLESSING WE HAVE TO HEAR FROM THEM TO LEAD AND GUIDE US YOU WILL BE BLESSED I DO SO PROMISE PLUS HOW CUTE IS THOMAS S MONSON HOW CAN YOU SKIP AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THAT
1. spanish specialized training pic :)
2 los fuentes
3 mother daughter pics at womens conference
4 met some athiests that gave us free carpet squares #blessings
5 notice the food.... classic hermanas
6 SISTAHS :)
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.