hello my lovely friends and family :)
you read that correct IM OFFICIALLY IN THE FIELD. This week has been crazy and full of stress and new things but its all good because I know I need to be here. but wow its been crazy! The first day I landed in WA at about 1 and had already been up for 13 hours... so I was slightly exhausted, but I met my comp, Hermana Souza more details to come, and right away we went to our area and contacted and met with the branch mission leader and met some members. I hope they didn't think I was a potato because I was seriously so exhausted...
so my area is the Graham 2nd ward in Graham, WA. We are white washing the area, Hna Souza came from Auburn before, and also opening it because its never had sisters before. This sounds all fun right? but then we realized we know nobody in the area.. and we don't know where anything is or where any Hispanics live... so it was a bit of a trial the first few days. We had to do a lot of contacting, but the first while we have so much studying and training because im new that we felt like we had no time to even talk to that many people and so it was really hard. But weve started to figure it out and we have 3 new investigators were teaching starting this week and were so excited along with a less active family weve been working with and a brother of one of our ward members who is interested in taking the lessons. SO EXCITING RIGHT. Were definitely being blessed for being obedient and working hard, but we need a lot of work here. keeps us busy for sure :)
Hermana Souza is seriously awesome. Her parents are native to Mexico, so shes spoken Spanish her whole life and I can already tell shes helped me with my Spanish so much. She corrects me on things and helps teach me better way to say things. Its sometimes hard though because she said shes never been with a companion who hasn't spoken Spanish before, so im new and slightly difficult I think but I try not to ask questions because I know it would annoy her. Helps me learn faster I think.
We are also seriously blessed because we live with the two English sisters in our area and they are AWESOME. It is such a relief to have more people to talk to too. Theyre so fun and our little town home is so cute we love it. basically, im incredibly blessed. Me and Hermana Souza know were supposed to be here, because we were put to open this area and we were put together and its a huge testimony to me that theres a reason or some people we are meant to find. we just have to get out and find them. :)
thank you for all the love and prayers! I can feel them every day and im so grateful to have family and friends at home backing me up. you guys are awesome. mom I got your packages by the way! I ate all the yogurt covered pretzels in one day... whoops. love you all!!! :)
Hermana reed IV
P.s. I am in the Graham 2nd ward/branch. not sure how well it is when looked up youll have to let me know. we are still working on meals with members so we haven't had the fantastic meals too much, except my companion is native Mexican and she makes some KILLER meals. #blessed
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.