Monday, April 4, 2016

Semana Setenta y Seis - Last Email

Hola familia!!!!

Pues hoy es mi ultimo correo que tengo aquí en la misión... jaja. Realmente no se que decir. No se como explicar la misión en pocas palabras. Pero voy a hace el intento. 

Solo quiero compartir mi testimonio con todos ustedes. Yo se que vive mi Senor. El es mi hermano mayor. Hay una escritura que me encanta que se encuentra en 2 de Nefi que dice: "me glorío en la caridad, me glorío en la verdad, me glorío en mi Jesús porque el ha redimido mi ala del infierno". Esta escritura es tan cierto... aquí en la misión yo aprendí como gloriar en la caridad, verdad, y en Jesucristo. Especialmente siendo un instrumento en sus manos. También yo he aprendido que tan importante es la expiación en nuestras vidas.. no solamente por nuestros errores, pero también, para nuestras debilidades. Por medio su expiación podemos cambiar nuestra naturaleza.  También yo aprendí que Nuestro Padre Celestial quiere que estemos felices... especialmente en esta vida. para prepararnos para la vida después. El no le gusta vernos llorar para nada. Entonces tenemos la oportunidad y habilidad de poder estar felices, y solo tenemos que escoger de estar feliz... si escogemos nos va a ayudar. Fe también no es algo una acción. Cuando tengamos fe en El Senor Jesucristo actuamos y guardamos los mandamientos. Los primeros principios y ordenanzas del evangelio son: fe en Jesucristo, El arrepentimiento, El Bautismo para la remisión de los pecados, a recibir el don del espíritu santo, y el perseverar hasta el fin. Sin el evangelio de Jesucristo no podemos tener ninguna esperanza que podremos entrar el reino de los cielos. YO amo mi familia mas que todo en el mundo. YO se que las familias pueden ser eternas por medio de las ordenanzas sagradas que hacemos en los santos templos. Pues si..... Hay mas pero no tengo tiempo. Les amo muchísimo!!!! Nos veremos en este semana!!!!

Con mucho amor, 

Hermana Reed

Monday, March 28, 2016

Semana Setenta y Cinco - Final Week

Hey everyone!!!! 

So like I wrote in the title this is my last full week here in Honduras, my second home. I really don’t know how to feel. I try to not and focus on it too much because if I do I start freaking out a little bit and it really does distract me from work. 

Okay let’s see... my comp Hermana Bradley. She is from Washington State.  She is 23 years old and she is awesome!!! We nerd out together about everything fantasy. She is part Chilean because her mom is from Chile.  She is the oldest of four children and likes to write stories.  She has a very strong testimony of the gospel and I admire her strength and her willpower and faith. One of the reasons I admire her is because she has a stutter and she can’t speak Spanish that well, but that doesn’t keep her from giving up. As well she has depression and she takes pills to keep her going.   Additionally she has asthma and the heat kills her.   We end up staying a lot of time in the house because she just can’t go out in the heat all day.  I have learned how to have a lot of patience with myself.  It’s easy to be patient with her because she is amazing.  I get frustrated with myself because I can’t find anything to do when she’s sick, and splits are hard to do here in this area. But she has taught me a lot about unconditional love and charity. I am so grateful for her.

This week we are going to have two baptisms that have been miracles for us, especially with the state of my companion’s health!!!  Their names are Yesennia and Kinberlin. They’re a mother and daughter. Here is their tough story. When Yessenia (the mom) was a girl her mother started her in something horrible.... her mom made her go into prostitution and she has been in that for such a long time. She had a really, really hard life because when she was in those kind of things someone burned her face with acid and she has horrible scars on her face. She has given birth to five daughters and they have all been taken away from her by children protective services. When she was pregnant with Kinberlin the government that is in charge of child protection told her that if she wanted to keep her child she needed to give up prostitution, and she did so that she could raise her daughter. Hermana Bradley and Hermana Cerrate met her and began teaching her before I came to this area.  Then I was transferred here and taught her, and she accepted a baptismal date and she has changed her life and is wanting the best for her daughter. She looks so much happier than when I first met her and they are now getting baptized on the 2nd of April. When I first heard her story I was shocked because I had no idea, she didn’t look like someone who had lived that kind of life. When the missionaries found her she wasn’t living that life anymore but the past was still with her.  I know that God and his son Jesus Christ go after the lost sheep, which is why there are missionaries. When someone really finds the restored gospel of Jesus Christ their souls recognize it and they change their lives. 

I am so happy for this opportunity to have taught them.

Con amor

Hermana Reed

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Semana Setenta y Quatro

Hey ya all.... Sorry I didn’t write a lot last week. I got my flight plans and kind of went into shock.

This week we had a lot of time in the house because my companion Hermana Bradley gets sick really really easily. So I have been learning how to not be so stressed not doing a lot. I have also learned from her how to have patience and unconditional love. She dealt with me the last week when I cried every night because I missed Tiloarque and my district so much.  She is an angel.

Something wonderful that has happened in this week is that Yesena and Kimberlin are going to get baptized on the 2nd of April. So that is a small miracle!!! As well, when we taught the law of chastity to one of our investigators she told us that she sent the guy she was living with to his mom’s house because she wanted to be worthy to get baptized. It was so cool!!!!! I am so grateful that the Lord puts prepared people in our paths to teach. I love this work and I am sorry but I have like no time left so... love you all!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Semana Setenta y Tres - Le Pena

I’m all alive... I’m in La Pena and we are working so very hard.... we are going to have two baptisms before I leave.  

My new zone is right across the street from my old zone... today I saw my old ward mission leader.   My area is called La Pena. Hermana Bradley is my companion. She’s awesome and really funny... we geek out and nerd out about Lord of the Rings and such together.... and I got put with her for who knows what but I love her.

Anyways.. nothing else really. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Semana Setenta y Dos

Well it’s my last change that’s to come, and I am going to spend it in a new area with a new companion.... which I really don’t want to.  I’m pretty much crying because I love the people so much here and I don’t want to leave, but I know it is what the Lord wants me to do. 

I am so grateful for the time that I have had to be in Tiloarque. It was my best and favorite area. I love the members and I love the converts. My testimony grew so much here and I grew so much. There were many, many hard times and many, many good times... but it was the best time ever. 

Now I am ready to start my last change and work my hardest and serve the Lord even more. I’m not going to die baggie!!!!

Love you all!!!!

Hermana Reed