Monday, March 9, 2015

Semana veinte uno

Hola Familia y Amigos!! This week has been full of teeny miracles!! But first off I wanna congratulate my mommy and Monte Vista Trebs for taking First Place in Golden State this past week!! Way to go everyone!! You guys are the best!! I know I didn’t go to Monte Vista, but I am constantly rooting for you guys and praying for ya’ll!!

Miracle #1: We have been finding new people like crazy!!! This week in total we have found about 10 new people to teach and what’s even crazier is we found about 20 last week!!!

#2 The lawyer that we have been trying to get in contact with who is in charge of Familia Cruz and the divorce of the husband finally answered our calls!! We have been calling him nonstop for about a week, and it turns out that we only have to wait a week more to see if they are completely done!!! The family is already working on getting their papers ready for their boda and then they can get married super quick. (fun fact, almost everyone here isn’t married)

#3 WE had a noche de hogar this week with another family who we are working with, their daughter Diana is the only member in her family (she reminds me of me when I was 16) she’s awesome, she fasts every single week for her family to come to church... every single week she has been fasting since January. It is such a privilege to teach her family, we have become really good friends too, and we are basically soul sisters :) We had a noche de hogar in the home of the Familia Duarte.  Familie Darte is awesome, they are ex misión presidents of Peru and also the husband used to be part of the Seventy. We talked about eternal families and the spirit in this lesson was so strong, I know that the Familia Guevara felt the spirit.

#4 We had an actividad de zona where we washed cars for free (fun fact, no one in Honduras understands the meaning of free :P), but we got some really great references of families that we tried to contact yesterday. We were only able to reach one, but we are going to keep trying.

#5 yesterday our citas fijas fell through, and we had the impression that we needed to go and visit our ward misión leader, so we did, and it turns out right as we got there the family was just about to start a noche de hogar with a less active that we have been working on to get back to church. It was totally inspired but the Lord, and you know what? The trust is growing between us and our Ward mission leader.

I love the misión so much!! To be completely honest my days are really hard and long and frustrating, but you know what? The joy that one feels knowing that you are serving the lord with all your might mind and strength is so worth it. Seeing the joy that on someone’s face when they are baptized is so worth it because they know they are clean and they are starting on the path towards eternal life. I have learned so much about the atonement and the gospel in such a short time and my testimony and love for this gospel has strengthened.  It just makes so much sense!! Everything about the Church does, and I know with my whole heart and soul that it is true. ¨

I love you everyone!! Keep pushing forward!!

¨Si uno no vive para servir, no sirve para vivir¨ This is my new motto, so it doesn’t matter how high your numbers are, what really matters is if you’re trying your very hardest every day, if you are consecrating all your time and effort to this work.

Hermana Reed

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