Sunday, June 19, 2016

May 2, 2016 update

A crisp winter morning in Huertos
This week, Elder Reed shared the photo above, showing what a crisp winter morning in Huertos looks like.... It is not like winter mornings from his hometown. The winter temperatures are in the 50s and 60s instead of the 70s or 80s. :)

Elder Reed wanted to let everyone know how much he appreciates the love and support, the letters, and the prayers. They mean a great deal to him, more than you will ever know! Thank you!

For Elder Reed, this week was very quick and they have interviews with President (mission president) and it was such a wonderful experience! Elder Reed loves his mission president and knows that the mission president has a great love for all the missionaries. Time is flying by in his mission. President shared that, as a person seeks for good and follows God's will, that person will be blessed. How very true! It's not always in ways we can quickly see, but we are blessed by our obedience and sharing love with others.

The scripture Elder Reed wanted to share is in Alma 23:6, and talks of how those who were truly converted and stayed strong, they never did fall away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Seeing miracles, being a miracle sometimes, it helps each of us to become more converted to the Lord.

This week, there wasn't much bus money, yet they were able to find rides with members to lessons, and were able to find more people to teach. It was a huge blessing!

And President helped Elder Reed to see what he was doing right - Elder Reed shared that sometimes we get bogged down by what our weaknesses, but we also need to remember to look at our strengths and to remember those things too.

Elder Reed shared that their service this week involved breaking stones and was a lot of effort. But they were grateful to be able to help. :)

Until next week - count your many blessings!