Pretty awesome week this week! So last Tuesday was Esmy's baptism and it was AMAZING :) so here's some branch facts really fast, we combine with an English ward for the youth classes because most of the youth speak english more easily, so Esmy has a lot of friends in the English ward that came to her baptism and the room was packed! We counted and there were over 60 people there, we stopped counting at 60 we had other things to do, but everyone loves Esmy so much. Anyways, the English people got there on time for some reason, and we were waiting on Esmy and her family to come hahaha she only came 20 minutes late, but we weren't panicking don't worry. Anyways, the baptism went off without a hitch, she was so happy and then her sister who is still investigating said the closing prayer and it was so powerful. Hermana Wilson and I did a lil' piano/cello duet and it was such a great night. Esmy has never been happier, I'm so happy for her, and mostly that God let me be a part of her life. She has been through so much more than a 12 year old should have to go through, but by being baptized by someone holding the restored priesthood authority of God, she has been washed clean and she can really "nacer de nuevo". Nobody deserves it more than her.
This week has been a good week of evaluation for me. When you hit a year in the mission it starts to become real like maybe I actually won't be a missionary forever, and hey that's not okay with me so I've been thinking of goals and ways that I can keep progressing and become the missionary and person that Heavenly Father wants me to be, because I definitely haven't hit the mark yet. It was interesting because then at MLC on Friday, we were counseling as lidership about goals we can help our mission achieve and I felt like I just wasn't getting the same vibe that all the other missionaries seemed to be getting and it really made me think about the way I look for personal revelation. As a missionary, in my experience, it's more of a gut feeling of "go here now" or "go talk to that person" or "turn around" or "stop talking, let your companion talk" (that one comes a lot). For example, on Sunday after church we had a lesson but our plans fell through and so did our dinner apointment so we were looking through plans and I just felt to go to a potential named Alex who was our old ex-neighbor. Alex opened the door and within seconds invited us in, woah wait what we haven't talked to you in weeks but he was ready to recieve us right then. We taught him and his daughter who just got here from Honduras and read to them 2 Ne 1:6 that talks about everyone who is here is brought here by the hand of the Lord. I know thats true because they need to hear the gospel. It was amazing how prepared and ready they were and we had no idea like if we hadn't have gone we wouldn't have been able to come to a closer knowledge of the plan that our loving Heavenly Father has for them. I'm definitely still learning how the spirit talks to me, but my mission president gave me some awesome advice to at the end of each day to write down ways I followed the spirit during the day, because the more we recognize it, the easier it will be to recognize it in the future, when it is more important too.
God has a perfect plan for all of His children! He loves us and is just waiting for us to turn around and accept him and His perfect plan. I know this is true! Happy Labor day and happy SEPTEMBER WHAT EVEN.
1-2 esmys baptism :)
3 casi todos los misioneros que la ensenaron
4 equipo hermanas (RIP Danny Torres he went back to school this week)
5 mensual thug pic @ MLC
6 my bff president rasmussen
7 weekly fabiola selfie
8 comida hondurania
9 look what i got all the sisters to do in the MLC pic TREND SETTING
10 chila quiles de la hermana jeronimo SO GOOD
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.