hola hola!!! i can not believe i have been here for almost 4 weeks. time is flying. i swear the ccm is a time warp because i swear yesterday i was saying ill never make it to august and not were like almost done. how is that possible? i hope everyone back home is good and life is good and baby Rex is big and healthy :)
this week has been pretty basic with a splash of fun. last pday we went to the temple and WOW its so beautiful. its really big i was suprised but the paintings are gorgeous and the outside is as well. it was good to get out of the walls and actually see mexico city haha im a big fan of this place. its gorgeous. doing the session in spanish was interesting. we had headphones that talked to us in english but we still spoke all spanish but it was so fun and the cute little latina abuelas kill me. it was amazing. we get to go again today!!!!!!
ive made a ton of latino friends here, probably because theyre literally so nice and so funny. i dont know why but i feel like the natives have so much more fun than we do. theyre just such a happy bunch. we live with a bunch of latinas and they came in the same week as us but were only here for 3 weeks so they left this past tuesday and it was so sad to say bye to them. we sat with them in lunch on domingo and it was bittersweet. theyre amazing and will be missed. we took probably a million pictures with them in our casa before they left though so all is well. we also have this friend who works in the comedor named roberto. hes having us help teach him english so everytime we see him i teach him a new word. nicest guy ever. he even played double dutch with us last week (train wreck as you can imagine ) but it was so fun!!
funny story of the week. we were playing this game during language study called fruit cocktail and basically someone stands in the middle, calls a fruit, and everyone named that fruit has to switch chairs. whilst playing this, me and an elder named elder devereaux (awesome kid - going to alabama birmingham!!! youre lucky a melanee and u stanford!!) went for the same chair and amidst a tackling/shoving/falling maneuver we both ended up on the ground half on top of each other which was WAY awkward because missionaries and also i was in a dress and long story short we havent been allowed to play since hahahaha it was so funny though cause it was all an accident.
this sundy my comp and i taught relief society about faith and hope. it was such a powerful leccion and it was fun to prepare because we couldnt just google talks and quotes from apostles! it was all hard copy. it was really good and we felt the blessings from it all throughout the week.
earlier this week i think my district and i hit a wall. we call it the ccm wall where youve been studying so long and in here so long that EVERYTHING is funny hahaha we literally sat and lfipped a watterbottle for an hour and were laughing so hard and so loud. pray for us hahahaha the studying is going good though! on monday our district did our first english fast where we spoke spanish all day! by all day i mean we lasted til like 1 pm which is pretty good for us! ive got a long ways to go and a lot of words to learn.
best part of the week is we sang calma mi alma in choir for our devo. as many know this is my favorite hymn. it was so powerful especially being sung by hundreds of missionaries who definitely need the Lord to help us calm our souls each day. it hit me as more of a plea than a song because all of us plead with the Lord everyday for these things but at the end of the day, we simply ask to just still our souls. pretty awesome experiecne.
lastly, last night we had TRC where people from mexico city come in and volunteer to be taught lessons. it was SO great to teach real people with new experiences, except wow their spanish is really good and fast and hard to understand to 3 3 weekers. speaking of which, were back in a trio! hna johnson left yesterday for Chile, so the trio is back and ready to work! i love this place, i love my district, i love my comps, and i love being a missionary! thanks to mom and dad for being so awesome and helping me get to where i am. im all too blessed.
Fe en Dio, y adelante.
Hna Reed IV
1 Mexico City temple round 1!!
2 this temple is one of 5 temples in the world where angel moroni isholding the gold plates!!
3 latina bffs ): gonna miss them a lot (spot the gringos?)
5 this girl is the bomb. she loves to stick her tongues out in pics like americans haha
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.