OKAY SOOOO LETS TALK ABOUT GENERAL CONFERENCE AM I RIGHT??? Before my mission, I loved General conference but the mission makes it so much better because the whole time I'm just thinking of the people I know I want to show these talks to and it's amazing how the apostles and prophets acknowledged every need that I have and every road block my investigators are facing and our branch and our mission and wow the propehts and apostles are CALLED OF GOD I KNOW IT. For those who weren't able to watch any of conference, here's the link go watch a talk right now: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/?lang=eng
This week we saw a lot of tender mercies and miracles. classic life as a child of God he's EVERYWHERE in our lives. I'm not sure how much I've written about Mabel, but she is an investigator of ours from honduras, she just moved here with her novio and her two year old naomi from Texas. Her novio is a member but she isn't so we've been working a lot with her, but they've struggled finding work and finding a house and have bounced around living with some members and shes also 8 months pregnant not sure if i mentioned that but she has such a strong faith and it has been amazing to work with her and teach her and see how much she trusts in God to make things work. This week, they finally found an apartment, in tacoma ): so we wont be able to work with them anymore but the missionaries there will. But the relief society threw her a baby shower and I'm telling you family I have never seen someone so beaming. Her family has literally nothing, no money and nothing for this new baby and the relief society went all out and mabel kept saying that she doesnt even know what a baby shower is and she doesnt know what to expect and she was just in tears when she showed up. It was a blessing to be able to love and serve her so much and she will be baptized soon over in Tacoma :)
We met and taught a lot of new people this week which was awesome but one lesson stuck out in particular, with a new family and right before we started the lesson their friends came in so all of a sudden we are teaching a room full of like 8 adults and theyre all listening to us teach in spanish whoo lil stressful but so good. and we taught them about the restoration of the gospel of jesus christ. it was really poweful and as we shared the first vision of the prophet joseph smith and explained how Jesus Christ told joseph not to join any of the churches I felt the impression to just pause for a second. Normally I dont pause there, but i did and it was silent in the room and then all at once like all of them leaned forward and said "pero porque?!?!?!" It was the coolest visualization of real intent I've ever seen. All of them, just dying to know why none of the churches in that time were the church of Jesus Christ. I love my role as a missionary because I can help people just be able to find more truth in a world that is super confusing and help them know that their heavenly father wants them to know truth too.
Lastly, I want to add my testimony to those of the prophets and apostles this weekend that testified of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon has seriously changed my life. All growing up I was pretty spotty on reading it, more focused on basketball and homework and sleeping, but when I got to college and seriously read the Book of Mormon for the first time it's when everything changed for me. i felt the desire to be a better person, to put God first in my life, and for that reason I'm here on a mission. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, it's how we can have true happiness in this life and in the world to come, and as we read it every day we will see miracles in our lives. Our test scores will increase. Our stress levels will decrease. The atmosphere in our homes will be happier. We will be more confident in ourselves. We will be able to face trials with ease. We will be HAPPY. Follow the prophets advice and read the Book of Mormon EVERY DAY. IT WILL CHANGE YOU, IT CHANGED ME. As Christ's representative I say to you, please do whatever it takes to put Christ as the center of your life.
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1 selfies w/ fabiola siguen
2 baby shower de mabel :)
3 mid conference convivio con la rama y las hermanas de ingles
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.