Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A few pictures

Well here are 2 pictures. Sorry I didn't send more but I dont have that much time.
The first picture is of another baptisms of ours. There names are Elvia, Diana, y Alejandro Lopez. They are so awesome

The other picture was when me and my comp were in a trio with the Assistant to the President. We were cutting up a cow :)


December 29, 2008

Hey mi Mama!!!
Como esta? It was so good to talk to everyone this past week! It sounds like everyone is doing great. Well I have some news for you. We got a call from the Zone leader and they said that I have transfers tomorrow. They also said that I am going to be a padre! which means that I am going to be a trainer!! I am so excited but a little nervous also. It feels good to know that the President trusts me enough to train another missonary! Well that is the news that I have for the week. :) So how is everything going for the family. Sounds like you are starting to remodel the house. Hahah that toilet story was so funny. haha I wish I could of been there! What is it with our family and bathrooms and bodily functions :) hahah Well all is going great here. I am a little sad to be leaving but it will be a blast to go to another area! Oh mom I have a gift for you but I dont know if you want me to sent it in the mail or what so just let me know. Oh and thank you for the pictures. I love seeing how much older everyone is getting! Oh and James I LOVE your GOAT!!! You have no clue how bad I want to grow one! Well I better get going but I love you all so much!!!
Love Elder Reed
Oh I am going to send some pictures a little later today. Hopefully I can send quite a few!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dec. 20, 2008

Hey mom and dad!
The reason that I am writing right now is cause me and my companion got a call from the assistants to the president and we have special changes this Monday. I dont know if I am going to change areas or my companion but I will let you know. I heard that my companion might become a Zone Leader :) How exciting! Also I will let you know what number to call on the 25. Also I need a favor. Could you tell Jared to go to Codys house and get my x box and all the games and controllers. Then I need you to sell them on craigslist. Maybe you could have Jared check the prices on craigslist to get and idea on how much to sell it for. I am thinking like $450 more or less. I know that I need more money for my mission so anything of mine that can be sold please sell it. I also have cymbals to my drums that I don't use. The only cymbals that I want to keep are the new ones I bought. They say ZHT on them. I also want the big 22" ride that uncle rod gave me. I believe there are 4 or 5 that I want to keep. All the rest can be sold. I would greatly appreciate it if you could sell these things for me. I will be praying for you to sell Riata and my sandrail. Thank you for everything you do! I love you all so much!!! Oh also I might be getting out 70 to 80 dollars. There is a family here that doesnt have anything! Most of the time they dont have dinner so they have to eat leaves from trees. They don't have a roof to their house, just a tarp, and their walls are made of tin roofing. This lady has 5 kids under 15 and they arent getting anything for Christmas. Me and my comp decided to buy each one of them one thing. I know that I really can't afford to buy anything right now so maybe you could talk to everyone in the family and they could donate 10 dollars to my account for this family. They would make this Christmas for this family. I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOOO MUCH and thank you for everything you do for me!!!! I just wanted to let you know that I was gonna use a little money from my account and wanted to let you know why. Thank you for everything! I can't wait to talk to you all this next week. It will make my CHRISTMAS. It is amazing how you could have everything in the world but if you didn't have your family it wouldn't mean anything. Well I better go. I LOVE YOU ALLL and muchas gracias!!!!!!
con mucha amor
Elder Reed

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dec 15,2008

Hey momma!!!
Right now I am in Cental Mexico City going through some gigantic catholic cathedrals . They are so amazing!!! I am taking some pictures so hopefully later this afternoon I can send you some. Well I am going to get on later today to write you some more and let you know how this week went. I love you all so much!!!
Love Elder Reed
If you could let me know what day and time to call you all i would greatly appreciate it. I cant wait to talk to everyone!!!
Love you

Hey momma,
How is everything going. Well today was a blast! We visited so many historical places! I love learning about history. How is everything going for you? Are you staying busy? Well the work here is still going good. I am staying busy with trying to learn the language and preach the gospel. The language is kinda of difficult for me but I know I can learn it with the help of the lord!
Well I was so glad to hear that everything went well for you at the stake conference. I wish I could of heard everyone play. I actually might be playing the violin for a stake conference here. ;) hahaha I hope I can. I miss playing instuments so bad!
Well how is dad and everyone else doing. I think about everyone everyday. Is everybody ready for Christmas. I still cant believe how fast time flys by! It seems like yesterday I was in the MTC. Well as for calling home I dont know whose phone I am going to use but when I find out I will let you know. I am so excited to talk to everyone!
Well mom how is young womens going. Is it hard keeping Jared away from the girls or is it the other way around and you cant keep the girls away from Jared :) Well I better get going. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!
Elder Reed
Please let me know if i can do anything for you!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dec. 10, 2008

Hey momma,
I just sent you an email but lately I have been having problems with people not getting my emails. Preston and Justin haven't gotten my emails lately. So I really hope you got it if not please let me know so maybe I can send it twice or something. If you didnt get it I'm doing great. We baptized 2 people this past week and we should be baptizing 4 more this next Sunday. I love missionary work so much!!!! How is everything going for you? In my other email I told you about the holidays and traditions but if you didnt get it please tell me so next time I will write you about it again. I love you all soo much!!! Please let me know if I can do anything for you. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH
Love Elder Reed
I am soo sorry if you didnt get my other email. Please let me know if you did or didnt

Hey papa!!!
How are you doing? It was so good to hear from you. That is so awesome that you went down to Thatcher with everyone. It sounds like you had a swell time. Well all is going great here in Mexico. Me and my companion are working hard. We baptized 2 people this past Sunday and we have 4 more this next Sunday. I love being a missionary so much! Even though I miss my family I know that this is where I need to be right now. Well how is everything going at the house. I miss our animals so much and you might not believe this but I miss milking the cow soooo bad. hahah. It so wierd because my hands are getting so soft. But I know that its ok for them to be soft right now :)well I hope all is well. I love you all so much. Oh December 22 is a monday and usually our p day but president changed our p day to Dec 24. I just wanted to let you all know that so you won't worry when I don't write you on the 22. I love you all
Elder Reed

Monday, December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008 to Briana

oh man i cant wait when i get home and i can hold your little girl :) Sounds like all is going good there at home. When is your due date? Well everything is great here in Mexico! When should be baptizing a whole family next week. Being a missionary is great. Well know that i think about you everyday and that everynight i look at the pictures of your family.
I love you all Elder Reed

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 1, 2008

Hey momma and family!!
Well another week has gone by so stinken fast. This past Sunday I baptized a young boy whose parents are inactive. His name is Fabricio Jiminez. For his baptism 8 people from his family showed up and told us that they want to keep coming to church. It is amazing how a decision from an 8 year old boy has affected his whole entire family!! Well this next week we should be baptizing 6 people. I am really excited! Oh and right now we have 4 investigators that speak perfect English!!;) It is amazing how the Lord places people in your path if you are sensitive to the spirit. Well that is soosoooosooo Amazing that there were 10000 referrals from the temple. We got 6 I think but I heard another set of missionaries in our zone got 90 :) que es bien chido ( it means cool). Well here in Mexico they don't celebrate Thanksgiving so it was just another day in the mission. But I did think about you all day. Oh and I did think about the Turkey Bowl too. ;) Well all is going great here. My companion is amazing. He has taught me sooo much. Me and him have so much in common so it is really easy to get along. As for my spanish- it is coming poco o poco ( little by little) but I know that through my faith, works, and obedience the lord will bless me. Oh I am sorry about drawing out all that money. My old companion didnt help me pay for the rent, water or gas. so I had to pay for everything. I won't be pulling anymore out. I am really really sorry for doing that. Well as for Briana. That is so awesome that she is having a girl. I am so happy for her!!! Tell her congrats! Well I better get going but I love you all so much!! Oh I will find out when I can call you this Friday so I will let you know next p day. I believe I can only talk for one hour though. Well I love you all so much. Make sure you share you testimony with everyone, you never know who is ready to receive this gospel.
Leamo con todo mi corazon ( I love you with all my heart)Elder Reed