its official! im actually going to leave here!
this week we got our flight itinerary for the states. i head out tuesday morning! we leave the ccm at 230 am, but im a flight leader so i have to be there at 130 am.... still deciding if im going to sleep or not that night considering packing and stress and excitement. but my flight is at 6 am and im the only missinoary on my flight! so basically ill be scared and companionless for a day. CANT WAIT. no but really i cant wait because im so excited to go!
this week has been a lot of the same, studying, learning, practicing, but a few things stand out. on Tuesday we have our weekly devotionals and our choir sang the EFY medley (look it up on youtube if you dont know what that is its incredible). in it says , we are as the army of helaman. but we changed it to somos el ejército de Heláman. so we ARE the army of helaman. imagine us, these young 18 19 year olds, over 300 of us singing that for the first times in our lives as ACTUAL missionaries and actual members of Gods army. it gave me CHIILS. it was incredible. i wish i could live forever in that moment because i felt so much power, so much love from God, and so much excitement to be apart of this work. BEING A MISSIONARY IS SERIOUSLY SO AWESOME.
Other big things that happened this week, we had another trc and this time we taught an old man named Carlos. he told us he had been a member for 19 years but neither his wife nor his hijos were members. it was really hard for him to talk about. WE taught about how we can recieve revelation, and i felt prompted to share Moroni 7:3 which talks about recieving the rest of the Lord and that we can recieve his rest now not in years when were gone or in the eternities, but NOW. it was so powerful, and i really hope that it helped him even if i shared it in my sad broken spanish.
i dont have much time, but im so excited to get into the field! ive learned and grown so much in my time here in the ccm, mostly about trusting the Lord and trusting his plan and following the spirit to help me help others. a big thing ive learned, is this mission is NOT for me. it is for the people. im not learning spanish for me, im learning it for the people in Washington that were promised to be able to hear about this gospel in their native tonuge. i dont have the gift of tongues for me, i have it so i can help speak to the spirits of those people who the Lord has prepared for this gospel in Washington. I AM SO EXCITED TO GET THERE. thank you for the love, the prayers, and the support. I am all too lucky. next time you hear from me, ill be in the great PNW and ill be happier than ever!!!!
les amo, mi familia! gracias por todos sus oraciones.Yo sé que esta Iglesia es verdadero y que Jesucristo vive! Yo creo con todo mi corazon que Dios nos amo. Adios!
ps mis maestros dicen hola!
1 GOT THE PACKAGE MAMA AND IM SO DANG HAPPY
2 the latinas did our hair one night and this was the end result... h knudsen has a chongo, yo tengo una princesa leia
3 last district pic with our fav maestra hermana alvarado!!!
4 she was literally amazing
5 our mood when we WORE PANTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 WEEKS
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.