Friends and Fam,
HELLOOO FROM MÉXICO. life is still awesome. life is still hard. but i think thats what makes it awesome. thank you to everyone whos been writing me!!! its hard to respond to everyone when i only have an hour but i try. also thanks to everyone who used that missionarycarepackage site to send me letters during the week! it seriously brightens my spirits so much and makes me smile waaaay big.
okay i testify that pdays are BLESSINGS. did you know we get to take naps on pdays? am i blessed or am i blessed. last week we accidently napped for 2 hours. NO REGRETS. but today we get to go to the temple!!!! ill definitely skip a nap for that. ill let you all know how it goes next week!
this week was really cool. we had a fun service activity last week where i learned how to fold a fitted sheet (mom goals??¿¿) and we all messed around in the sheets for like an hour. it was fun. we then had an intense kickball game against another district and it got surprisingly heated... for people who arent supposed to engage in distracting competition it definitely got competitive... all is well. 0-0 final score as always hahaha
my companion is doing really awesome. she continues to teach me things each day. on saturday we had a bit of a breakdown moment for her and it was really hard. she told me some issues shes been having emotionally for a while and it was really helpful because it taught me ways that i can help her instead of just not knowing what was going on. since sunday was fast sunday i decided to fast for her. she bore her testimony in sacrament then saying that she felt and overflow of love the past day and that day which i knew is exactly what she needed. i know fasting is real and it blesses the lives of those who need it!! its serioulsy amazing.
sunday night we had a devo where we watched a talk Elder Bednar gave to the MTC about 5 years ago. IT WAS SO GOOD. its a talk that like everyone hears in the mtc cause its so powerful and its supposedly only heard in the mtc but i bet you guys could find it. its called the character of christ. he talked about how the natural man in any situation tends to turn inwards and think ´oh woe is me my life is so hard´ whenever they have a difficulty but thats the opposite of what christ does. he turns outward to others even when hes struggling. when he was betrayed by judas after hours of pain and torment in teh garden of gethsemane, instead of being angry with him what does he do? he turns and heals the ear of the guard about to arrest him. it really taught me that as a representative of him i need to lose focuse of myself and turn outwards for others. so so cool.
tuesday night we had a devo live from the Provo MTC (i tried to look for Sam in the audeince but theres a lot of blonde elders...) from Elder Andersen!!! shoutout to my girl Joelle. it was a really awesome talk as well. every talk here is amazing but the ones from the quorum are always STUNNING. he talked about faith and always having faith and working hard as missionaries. he says ´missionary work is not complex. but it isnt easy´ COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER. good think i love what im doing and i love that its hard stuff.
this week mi maestra told me i look like addison sheppard from greys anatomy and now she calls me hermana addison hahahaha its so funny cause i dont even think i look like her but it was so cute cause shes just this little latina. gah love her. the spirit here is awesome and the elders are getting much better and much more dedicated. i think therye finally realizeing why theyre here!!
in other news, last week my comps were all sick and as of yesterday it was my turn!! YAAAY. thanks to Marita for all those pills for me to take though im recovering!!!
CONGRATS TO DEE ON THE BABY. hes adorable. please keep sending pics because i cant get enough of his cuteness!!!! i cant wait to watch the video once i get to WA. i love you all! thank you for the love and prayers. youre all amazing!
Fe en Dios, y adelante
Hermana Reed IV
1 MY MISSION LEL
2 our district squad goals #readthebookofmormon
3 FOUND HERMANA STARKE
4 were making the same face as this pug on our shirt because we were tired after studying for 16 hours so
5 this is our whole zone! we have the greatest zone ever. and the second pic is us all making the mr bean face because if you look at the guy in the middle front row he IS LITERALLY THE SAME AS MR BEAN so we all call him that hahahahahaha best thing ever.
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.