hola mi familia y mis amigos :)
what a week! time is flying, which is a curse and a blessing. We have so much work to do here. Today, for the first time, I was wishing we didn't have pday because I know theres so much stuff we need to do! weirdest feeling.. my comp says it only gets worse haha awesome.
This week has been up and down as always but we're learning a lot and trying to work really hard :) The Spanish is hard because I have gotten to the point where I second guess myself on the conjugations and words and stuff which is awful but one thing my comp said to me which was so cool is that we can't trust ourselves in this work. WE cant trust ourselves, we cant trust our companions to save us, we have to trust in the Lord. He'll put words in our mouths if we simply open them! So im working on being more confident and trusting that he'll help me with it all.
Highlights from the week: we have gotten a lot more people to teach and we're starting to learn the area better and better. One day specifically, Thursday, was going to be so awesome. we had 4 set citas with new investigators and we got 3 members to come to lessons (huge because were trying to get the members to trust us because they've never had hermanas before). anyways long story short ALL OF OUR CITAS WERENT THERE OR DIDNT ANSWER AND IT WAS ACTUALLY HEARTBREAKING. I was so bummed. We don't know what happened with any of them, but were going to go back and try and talk to them again and hopefully set some more appointments. but its okay because we know the Lord is blessing us here, if anything just with positivity and faith that our work will pay off :)
This week one of the hermanas in our ward asked us to take care of her dog... not sure if that's allowed but we said yes because she was really stressed out and had to leave and couldn't find anyone else. so that was actually SO GREAT because the puppy was ADORABLE. His name is Wi. pictures attached. but the first day we went over there we found out she has an alarm system she didn't tell us about and it went off and we didn't know how to turn it off and the cops called her and stuff and it was bad but we figured it out and didn't get arrested so that was a blessing hahaha and a great story.
Anyways life is good and im so greateful for all the love and prayers I can feel from back home! last thing I wanted to share is just that, the power of prayer! I was studying prayer earlier this week and I love what it says in the bible dictionary. "the object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is ALREADY WILLING TO GRANT but that are made conditional on our asking for them". God is so loving. He wants the best for us. that's all he wants! and he wants to bless us! We aren't convincing him or persuading him to bless us, we simply have to ask. Don't be afraid to ask for help because I promise he is waiting and hoping for the moment we do. Im so grateful for that, especially this past week ive felt it so much. I know God loves all his children and im so grateful for the power He has given us to talk to Him every day. :) I love you all!
Hermana Reed IV
THIS IS WI ISNT HE GREAT
2 THIS IS MY NEW FAVE MOUNTAIN ISNT IT GREAT
Hermana Fallyn Reed
Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Federal Way, Washington Mission. July 2016 - January 2018.