Sunday, June 19, 2016

May 23, 2016 update...

Elder Reed shared a picture, but we will do the typing first this week...

Elder Reed said that, this week, they had a lot of members accompany them to lessons, which was a very exciting thing for them all! It helped the missionaries a lot too. Elder Reed shared that they had a lot of success with the members helping them. That can make such a huge difference!

Elder Reed has continued trying to write in Spanish, to help him be able to retain the language. He shared that it is fun to try to read the Spanish and translate to English for us in his weekly voice recording. He said that the days are passing very quickly too. He enjoys being able to help serve the people of Peru.

This week, they taught a lesson in English, and people came to hear it. He felt that was really cool. :)  Elder Reed shared also that the Bishop went with them to make visits to investigators and it was a great help to those they were teaching!

Elder Reed shared again that winter has finally arrived to his area, and it's cold in the mornings. He also said that he will have to break out the long sleeve shirts. [Ha ha] He said that it will probably be very difficult when he gets back home, as it gets MUCH colder than in Peru. :)

The spiritual thought for this week from Elder Reed is "keep going. When Life give you lemons, make lemonade, right? Because if you don't, the lemons will go bad, and then it will turn into pig swill." Ha ha! He continued to say, when the Lord gives you a job to do, do it, and you will be blessed! Be grateful for your parents, your children, and love them - that is what the Savior would do.

Until next week, remember to count the blessings! 

This is Elder Reed and his companions, picking at the rocks - What a job! :)