History tends to repeat itself, so I've been told. And this week we had a SWEET view of some history.
This week we had another round of exchanges. STL is different for spanish so me and the other STL cover all of the hermanas for the whole mission but we aren't companions so I'm like solo STL and its a lil' rough because I dont know what i'm doing and i'm still a baby missionary so i fail a lot. ANYWAYS we were supposed to have an exchange this week and I was going to go with one of the companions of the other STL (shes in a trio) but like I recieved probably one of the most strongest spiritual impressions i've had in a while that my comp needed to go with hermana huhem. So we changed up everything last minute and hermana huhem and hermana short stayed in federal way meaning i went back to GRAHAM. AKA MY HOME. With hermana souza AKA MY MOM and hermana mcgarity MY AUNT OR SOMETHING. It was so weird being back and it taught me so much about who i am and how i've changed and what i've learned. It was so great seeing some old investigators and my old apartment and wow so many feels. But it was a great exchange!!
This week we continued to teach the Fuentes family and they are progressing towards their baptism but we have found out that laticia, the mom, isn't married! So if all things go well we will be having a wedding this week (weddings, I love weddings! This quote applies even more as a missionary). Then she will be able to be baptized with her daughters next week. PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY CAUSE I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH. We also made prayer rocks with them to help them remember to pray and they wrote "I love hna reed and hna short" on the backs and wow tears.
MIRACLE OF THE WEEK: Hermana Short and I had a goal this week to talk to literally everyone like even the people halfway down the street driving away in their car EVERYONE. We knew God was going to provide miracles. It started when we were trying to contact this potential investigator and she wasn't home so we were walking back to our car and we talked to this guy on the street, then we talked to another guy on the street and he was definitely needing the missionaries that day, then we saw our potential come home!!!! So we finished talking to that guy and went and knocked on her door and she didn't answer us... but we were just thinking "it's okay we still needed to talk to that other guy". Then we went to the apartments next to those apartments to contact an old investigator and we knocked on this guys window in his car who was getting ready to leave and surprise he spoke spanish!!! So we had a great conversation with him and he said we could come back and told us of another apartment where there were spanish speakers-WHAT MIRACLE. Then we tried to contact our old investigator but she wasn't there so we started walking back to our car and we run into this guy, Rafael. He had never talked to missionaries before but was so excited to talk to us and he shared how he wanted to change his life and how he didn't like what was happening in his life right now. He said he knows he has sins, and his biggest is he loves to drink but that he wants to change and he doesn't know how to change but wants to find God. He then said he would be more comfortable meeting in a church and he wants to meet some other members first so he could be more comfortable at church. Then we found out HE WAS THE ONE WHO LIVED IN THE APARTMENT THE MAN IN THE CAR TOLD US ABOUT. If we would have been 5 min earlier, Rafael wouldn't have been home yet. If we would have been 5 min later, he would have been in the shower getting ready to go to his brothers house and wouldn't have talked with us. It all happened because we talked to everyone who was even within sight and I know it was such a miracle and God blessing us for talking with EVERYONE. The church is true!! hAVE A GREAT WEEK MY LOVES.
Hermana Reed IV
1 PRAYER ROCKS
2 FW zone training
3 sisters selfie
4 hna mcgarity
5 update hermana souza still doesnt like pics
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.