Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 30, 2009

Hola familia,

How is everyone doing? Well right now I am in my new area. The city is called Pachuca, it is pretty close to my other area. We have 2 wards that we are going to be working in one ward that starts at 8 and the other at 12. So I am pretty excited for that! My new companion is Elder Vasquez and he doesn't speak a lick of English! He is a great missionary though. I have 2 other elders in my district and a set a Hermanas or sister missionaries. I'm pretty excited to be here and start preaching the gospel to the people here in Pachuca. We should be baptizing a family this Friday which I am pretty excited for. Well can you believe that General Conference is next Sunday? Oh I can't wait to here the Prophet and Apostles talk. I know that they receive revelation from God. About a month before I came to Mexico Elder Jeffery R Holland came to our mission. All the missionaries tell me how great of an experience it was! They said the most powerful part of the talk he gave was when he bore his testimony. He said " Elders, I know that Christ lives! Elders, do you understand me. I KNOW that Christ lives!" I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve my God for these 2 short years! Make sure that you take notes during conference! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Elder Reed

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009


Well just like you, I can't believe how fast time flies by. I feel like I just barely got to Mexico last Month! Well I am pretty excited, we are having transfers tomorrow and last night we found out that mi hijo or my companion is going to be a trainer here in Tulancingio. I am pretty excited for him. Also I found that I am getting transferred and going to be made a District Leader. I am pretty nervous and don't feel ready but I know that the Lord will help me if I put my trust in him. Well I guess Ben Davis comes home in April. I am so happy for him and can't believe he is going to finish his mission already! And Thomas got his mission call to Argentina? I am so happy for him. Make sure to tell him congrads for me! He is going to love it!!! Elder Solomon wrote me something really special that I would like to share with you. In our area we are having some trouble helping people keep their commitments. Alot of people want to listen to " the word of God" but don't want to read the BofM or come to church. Elder Solomon told me that to get people to keep there commitments you need to have them exercise their faith. If they don't keep there committments they don't want to use their faith to change their lives. As members of the Church we need to keep our committments which we have like going to church or reading the scriptures. If we don't keep our commitments why would the Lord want to bless us.
Well I better take off but I love you all so much. Please know that you are in my prayers!

Love Elder Reed

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Letter from Mexico

How is everyone doing? Well I decided to write you all a letter from Mexico. Well everything is going great here. Me and my companion are staying really busy. Elder Lechuga (my comp) speaks English pretty good because he took a class to be a translator from English to Spanish. So he is really helping me out with my Spanish. He is such an example to me. Even though I’m his trainer I think I learn more from him than he does from me. Well my area is awesome. There are so many people here that are ready to hear about the gospel. We are privileged to have been born into this church, to know of the Restored gospel and to have a living prophet who speaks to the Lord face to face just like Moses did. Also we are so blessed to have been born in the U.S. Even though I love Mexico the U.S. is so blessed. I believe we take for granted what we have some time. Haha, for the past 5 weeks I have had to shower with ICE cold water. I’m pretty use to it know though. Also I have to wash my cloths by hand but Mom don’t think I will do that when I get home. Well I want you all to know that I know this church is the only true church upon the face of the earth. That Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ in the year 1820. The Book of Mormon is true and Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who receives revelation from God directly! I love you all so so much! Please always remember your testimony and to share it as much as you can. Jared remember that seminary is the most important class that you have. Please don’t take it for granted. The second coming of Jesus Christ is fastly approaching. You can see good and bad becoming black and white. The church and its members are making a stand and we need to stand with them! I Love You all so much!
Yo se que esta iglesia es verdadera. Se que Jose Smith fue un profeta y que Thomas S. Monson es un profeta hoy en dia. El Libro do Mormon es un libro verdadero! Nuestro profeta y doce apostoles reciben revelation directamente de Dios! Estoy muy agradecido por cada uno de usted. Siempre recurden que tenemos la verdad y tenemos que compartir nuestro conocimiento con todas las persona aqui en esta mundo.
Con mucho AMOR! Les Amo!
Elder Reed

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009


So you got my letter. Good cause I was scared that some mexicans were going to open it and take of the 20 pesos I sent you. I am really glad it made it to you. Well everything is going great here. Me and my companion are working hard like always and staying really busy. This next week we have transfers and I have a feeling that either me or my companion will be having changes. My companion is really amazing and such an example for me. I have a feeling that he will become a trainer this next cycle. Well I really don't have any stories this week but I am really glad that our family is involved in missionary work right now. It is amazing how much the missionaries need the help of the members. Pres. Spencer W. Kimball said " Every member a missionary that is the calling from God." I know for a surety that if you want to receive blessings from God and feel joy in your life GET INVOLVED IN MISSIONARY WORK. I really hope everyone is doing great. Right now me and my companion are teaching about 20 lessons a week and contacting about 300 people a week. I love you all sooo Much and please let me know if I can do anything for ya.

Con mucho amor
Elder Reed

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 9, 2009

Well Hola de Mexico,

I really can't believe how fast these days are flying by!! It feels like I just barely left on my mission still. Well this week went pretty good. Me and my comp are working hard and teaching alot of people. It is kinda hard to get people to go to church though because our building is about 45 minutes away from our area. Its difficult because we don't have money to pay a taxi to take us and the families to church and neither do the families. I know that the Lord will prepare a way for us though. So Lehi days sounds like it was a blast. Congrads on winning the Grocery Race!!! Linsey Davis told me that she won the Race with Jared and James, and it didn't really surprise me when she told me that the belt buckles were exactly the same as last year except the year was different. I figure you all just need to win the grocery race 3 more times, get all your belt buckles, Melt them together and make one big belt buckle instead of having 5 little tiny chincy ones ;) Boy how I love Lehi days. Did James do the Crate Race? If so could you let me know how he did? Well we are going to be having transfers here in about 2 weeks and I am pretty excited. I think me or my companion will be having changes. Its sad to leave all your investigators but always fun to meet new people and live in a different city. It is so crazy, in different parts of Mexico people talk completamente differente. The people from the Northern part of Mexico talk so fast with alot of slang while the people from the south part talk much slower and are easier to understand, well at least for me. Well I better get going but I love you all so much. Let everyone know that if they need anything to let me know. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Con mucho amor,

Elder Reed

Oh and my Spanish is coming along little by little. I understand almost everything, but its alot different listening and speaking ;) I love it though!

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009

Hey hey hey,

Well I really can't believe how fast time is flying by. I have 7 months on my mission and Ben Davis is coming home in about 5 weeks. Whoo. Well this week has been great. Me and my companion are staying really busy with our investigators. I love missionary work. Well I am so happy that you had a baptism this past week. Always remember that we need to fellowship those recent converts!!!! Well my head healed up pretty good. Actually it is all better now. I know that it is only through the lord that is got healed!! Well dad I just want to let you now how much I am like you. Yesterday we were teaching a family and there were 3 little girls under the age of 7. Well one of these little girls came up to me while my companion was teaching there father, and started talking to me. Well, while she was talking to me I guess she noticed the hair on my arms and was really astonished. Well, she started rubbing the hair on my arms. Well while she was doing that I started laughing. I rememeber that all the little kids love coming up to you dad and rubbing the hair on your arms ;) Just thought I would let you know that little story ;) Well I hope everything is going great for the family. I am happy that the cow delivered her baby with no problems. Oh how are the other animals doing? Well I am so glad that the ward is doing good. So you saw Jenna. I sure hope she is doing good. I wrote her a couple times but she hasnt written me back. I know that she is really busy with school and other things though. Welp I bess be taking off but know that I love you all so much. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Con mucho amor
Elder Reed