Coming at ya from Enumclaw, WA!!! It's been a crazy transition, but I'm so glad to be here and so glad that God knows a whole lot better where I need to be than I do. Enumclaw is a lot like graham, only even less city haha there's a lot of farms and land and LOTS OF TREES and lots of incredibly nice and humble people. We're working on finding the hispanics, theyre few and far between, but it makes it kinda fun its like a treasure hunt. I have so many flashbacks from my first area and I'm ready to work hard, even harder than ever.
I'm with Hermana DeBry and she's the cutest. She's on her 4th transfer in the mission, and this is her 4th transfer in Enumclaw. She loves this place and loves the members and is a really great missionary. Her spanish is really super as well, we already get along so well and are excited to work hard. This week was super wild with trying to figure everything out but there is so much work to do here! The biggest miracle was this. Buckle up folks. So last week there was the crazy heartbreak with Lastenia when Hugo moved out and she still didn't want to get baptized. Well, turns out Hugo moved to Enumclaw. And I just moved to Enumclaw. So i was determined to find him. We're driving back from an appointment at like 7 oclock and I literally see Hugo running across the street and I like screamed HERMANA WE HAVE TO PULL OVER. We went back and found him and talked to him and taught him and the next day he came to the church for a tour of the meeting house here. It seriously blows my mind sometimes I think that I know God and I know what he's trying to do but I seriously don't. Him moving out of his house may have been God's way of preparing HIM to recieve the gospel, not just Lastenia, because this is the perfect chance for him to start fresh with a branch that doesnt know his story and doesnt know who he is and he can finally just learn about Christ and his plan for him. i was screaming. he got super nervous when he actually got in the church, proabbly because he could feel the spirit, and then dashed off like normal. Then Sunday comes around and we're not really sure he's going to come and all the meetings go by and we're sitting in sacrament meeting not knowing how to help him and brother unguez comes up and says theres an investigator waiting for us. FRIENDS, HUGO CAME TO CHURCH. I'm not sure i can appropriately explain how big of a miracle this was becuase I'm bad with words but I was floored and trying to keep it cool because he's the type that if you flip out he'll be like wow youre dumb but i was so happy for him. He needs the gospel because the GOSPEL CHANGES LIVES BECAUSE CHRIST CHANGES LIVES. man such a miracle.
Another great story of the week was we went to visit a less active family who lives in Orting which is like literally the middle of the woods on the way to mount rainier but we went out there because we felt like we should visit them and we didn't really know what they needed (helping people come back to church is always kinda hard) but we went and decided to just share the message of the restoration. We shared it really quickly in like 5 min, and the spirit was so strong as we testifed of the truthfulness of the gospel, and because the spirit was strong, they told us all the struggles theyre having in their life. They are having a lot of struggles, and its sad, but an undeniable impression came to my mind that if they were to read the Book of Mormon every day, their problems would go away. Then a follow up impression of "tell them that". So I did, it was kinda scary promising them something, but I felt the confirming witness that this is how they can overcome the difficulties they have, just by coming unto Christ.
I know the book of mormon isn't necessarily a one size fits all fix, but that book can help us overcome so many of lifes struggles that we have. I know it is from God. I know that it helps us come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. I know it is true. I love being a missionary and sharing this message. I love Enumclaw!!
1 bff sis rasmussen
2-3 MLC pics :)
4-5 our halloween costumes, our final moments together, stick of ephraim and stick of judah
6 while out contacting we met a nice man boiling his deer skull outside :)
7 your daily walk in Enumclaw
8-9 ps it snowed HERMANA DEBRY IS THE CUTEST
10 ALL THE HERMANAS WERE IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME THANKS CHOIR PRACTICE
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.