okay this week, WOW. We have been so busy. We had a lot of meetings and a lot of things are changing in the mission, definitely for the better! We are seeing so much revelation and our ability as missionaries to discern the needs of our area and our investigators and we feel so much trust from the leaders of the church and its really changing lives!!! This week we had our first ever all spanish missionaries training, so all like 20 of us came and had a conference and it was awesome because branches really are so different than wards so we were able to talk about problems and find ways to fix them that we just cant quite do with our regular district or zone leaders and we also talked a lot of how to work better with our culture even being here in the united states. What a life right who am I. But it was so fun seeing all the misioneras together :)
Fun story of the week: so our branch was doing a dance for the relief society birthday activity that the stake was doing and they needed more people so somehow they roped the missionaries into being a part of this dance... Now i thought i was signing up for a cool culture dance with big dresses and flowers and culture but we were quite surprised.. pictures attached, but i PROMISE i am a SPANISH missionary!!!!! hahaha I wish I could show you all the video... it was A SMASHING GOOD TIME. And everyone said the missionaries did a killer job because we just had no idea what we were doing we just had fun with it. Our investigators saw us as real people too! (who'd a thunk we're actually normal?)
As for the work this week: it keeps a rollin. laticia talked to her pareja about getting married but he really just doesnt want to. Kinda heartbreaking especially for her, but we are hoping and praying and doing all we can to make sure they still have that spirit so soon they can get married and baptized and start recieving all the blessings god wants to give them. We taught them about temples and eternal families this week and monae, the younger daughter, she says "is there chips in there? Because I'm not gonna be happy if I dont have chips". We had to explain its a bit of a different 'happily ever after' than disneyland... but point is theyre stoked for it someday! Hermana Short is doing so well and adjusting and getting more confident and learning more spanish which is great because my voice is really struggling but good thing God is helping us out. Sometimes the work is hard and people cancel and people say mean things to us but I dont know how I still always hit the pillow smiling. Exhausted, and smiling. I love the mission.
ps we went to the beach today... your local hermana reed is as awkward as ever. LOVE YOU ALL. CONGRATS ON THE NEW HOUSE MOM AND DAD CANT WAIT TO SEE IT IN 10 MONTHS!
Hermana Reed IV
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.