buenos diaaaaaaaas. su hermana favorita llamando de Federal Way!
We had a pretty great week, nothing too spectacular except everything is spectacular because I'm a missionary and I see miracles every day. Can't be better than that! This week we had exchanges, zone conferences, meetings, and craziness all thrown in with the craziness of getting this meet the mormons activity, but lemme just say this activity is going to be SO AMAZING. I would invite you all if it wouldn't put me into tears to see you all right now, but I'll try and get our member to put it on youtube after or something so you can all see it. We've worked so hard, and by we it's mostly been our member, hermano cardenas, and we work a ton on it on pdays. It's going to be amazing.
Other tender mercies of the week JOSE CAME TO CHURCH! Not sure how much I've told about Jose, but the english elders found him and at first he wasn't really itnerested but this elder was an elder from wyoming and started roping with him and he totally opened up and we go over and have lessons with him on his front porch. He is so cute and has such real intentions to find God but has been so confused with what the world says and what he's been told and everything, but this week he came to church and our shiny new branch mission leader took him on a church tour and it was AMAZING. He closed with "nos vemos la proxima fin de semana". YEAH. Also, kamay and her whole family came to church and her mom was happier than i've ever seen her. It's crazy the power it has when we follow the spirit and take out the bad in our lives to fill it with the good things that only come from jesus christ. We can already see how big of a change it has made in their life and it will only keep improving.
So, last week I finished the book of mormon, so i started reading it again this week and lemme just say 1 nephi is so good of course it's at the beginning. Something that impacted me a lot was in 1 Nephi 3:5. Sometimes as a missionary i think people think that we're telling them to change and we're telling them to live this commandment, but these commandments come from God for our benefit. I was then reading Elder S. Mark Palmer's talk from the last general conference where he says "my dear brothers and sisters, now anytime you feel like you are being asked to do something hard- give up a poor habit or an addiction, put aside worldy pursuits, sacrifice a favorite activity because it is the sabbath, forgive someone who has wronged you - think of the Lord beholding you, loving you, and inviting you to let go and follow Him. And thank Him for loving you enough to invite you to do more." I'm so grateful for a Savior who sees who I can become and not just who I am, and who invites me to make changes to live more according to His standards. I'm grateful for a father in heaven this fathers day who protects me when I can't be home eating ice cream and playing basketball with my earthly father, but who pushes me and encourages me all the same. to you pops, tu eres muy padre. nunca lo olvides. :) Love you all so much! Embrace change, it's what life is all about.
Hermana Reed IV
no pics this week, but get ready for tons next week as MTM goes live and transfers come!
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.