Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 23, 2008

Hey Family
Well things are going great here. I got a new companion and his name is Elder Lopez. He is a really hard worker and such great example. This week we obtained 12 new investigators so hopefully in 3 weeks we will have 12 baptisms! :) Hey momma thank you for letting me know about Lorin. It is so sad and please let his family know of my regrets. It is so sad to see people pass away but that is why this gospel is so important. That is why I am out on a mission with 50,000 other young men. To proclaim this gospel and let people know that death is not the end, and that families can be together FOREVER. How great a blessing and what great comfort it can bring to a hurting soul! I am so greatful for this church and for the knowlege which we have! Please never take it for granite and make sure you share it with everyone you know, even if you you are scared or can't speak their language :) I love you all sooo much and make sure you have a wonderful thaksgiving. Make sure to remember to give thanks for the simple things in your lives. I love you all so much
Your son
Elder Reed
Oh here are some picture. For P day we went to some old pyramids so here are some pictures

Oh we also caught a snake their :) I think Brittany will like this one :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 17, 2008

Mi Madre!!!!
How are you doing. I am doing great! Guess what, I saw Preston, Jon Arnett, and Derek Hemstreet at the Aztec Stadium this past Saturday. It was so great to see them. Oh guess what else, I got to go inside the Temple for the rededication!!!! I can't even begin to explain to you how strong the spirit was!!! I was in the same building as the prophet :) Well I get a new companion tomorrow so hopefully he will be a hard worker so we can start baptizing some people! Well yesterday we baptized another person. She is 55 years old and her name is Eva Luna. She is really amazing and has a strong spirit. Well, yesterday before her baptizm she was talking to me and started crying because she has a son who is making alot of bad decisions in his life. She said that her son doesn't love her and that breaks her heart. Well I told her that I knew her son loved her because I have have a mom who is so amazing and that I love with all my heart. I told her that her son might be making some bad desions but that he would always love his momma, and that through the gospel he could change his life. By this time both me and her were crying. Momma I just want to let you know how much I love you. You mean everything in the world to me! My family means so much to me! Always know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Well better get going, I need to help my companion pack all his things. Please let me know if you need anything and thank you for sending that package I promise I won't open it til Christmas :) Tell bri and everyone I say hi. I love you all
Te amo
Elder Reed

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nov 10, 2008

This week has been busy. I'm getting to go to the rededication this Sunday. Only 32 elders from our mission get to go and me and my comp were chosen. I can't wait. Hopefully I will see Preston this Saturday at the Aztec stadium. Well I am sorry this is shory but I am going to figure out how to send some pictures :) Oh do you think you could get me Jenna Stradlings email address please. I have been wanting to write her. Thank you so much!!!!!I love you so much!!!!
Elder Reed

This one is my first baptizm. He is 11 years old and his name is Hector Guadarrama

This is me holding 2 kilos of freshly made tortillas! :) you can even see the steam coming off of them. Oh and you can't forget the 3 liter coca cola in front of me. Mexicans love there coke and tortillas. Oh man I love tortillas and get to eat them everyday. I thought Sam Miller would like this one seeing how he loves tortillas also. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nov 3, 2008

Hey Family
How is everything going. It sounds like you have been busy to me. I have been busy as well. Learning spanish and teaching the gospel. Its alot to take in and somedays I feel like my head is going to EXPLODE but I love it. The food here is pretty crazy. I ate pigs skin a couple days ago and it was the most grossest thing ever!! Halloween is pretty crazy here because they Celebrate it on the 2nd of November and it is called Dia de Muerto or the Day of the Dead. It is pretty neat. Well we have been busy teaching a couple families and we should be baptizing 6 people this Sunday which I am so excited for. Well my comp leaves in 2 weeks and I'm getting a new one. I am kinda of nervous because that means that I have to take charge. haha I know that the Lord will help me though. Well the Temple was amazing!!!! I got to go through 4 times. It is so gorgeous and big! Yes the Temple is in our area so our mission helps out alot. I havent seen anyone from the other missons though. Well all is going good and Mexico is great. I love you all so much. Please let me know how the family is doing.

Love Elder Reed

Our next P-Day I am going to sit down and figure out how to send pictures. Sorry it has taken so long. Love you all!!!