Saturday, September 10, 2016

Aug. 29th, 2016 update

(L to R) E. Gozalvez, E. Lopez, E. Hawks, E. Reed at the Lima Temple

Elder Reed said that this past week, he has been a little under the weather, but it was a busy week. They had a multi-zone conference that took the whole day and they loved it! He ended up giving a talk during the meeting, and he learned that we all need to be willing and ready to give up all we have to be able to see fruits of our labors. 

For example, a mission. Once you forget about yourself and you start worrying about the needs of others, and you don't realize how much time has passed, that's when you realize that you've done your work. 

This week, they also worked and worked a lot, and they found SO many cool people and were really grateful for the experiences. They found people ready to hear the Gospel and learn more about the Savior. This week, Elder Reed contacted one person from the Bronx (yes, New York, USA). He was so excited! Elder Reed was able to contact in English, for the first time in his whole mission. :) He loved talking to him! Then, a few days later, he found the guys' uncle! What a wonderful experience!

There were a lot of tests this week, but always remember that God is just and He will remember all that we have worked to do. Hebrews 6:10 - "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister."

Until next week, remember to count the many blessings all around you!