Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009


Well it is always great to hear how good ole Arizona is. I guess it hasn't change huh ;) Well this week has been a pretty crazy one. We first had to go to Mexico City to help out with a mission activity. After that me and my companion worked pretty hard and brought our investigatores to church. Well church went by pretty good and we had a great time. Well after church I was waiting for the ZL to call me and let me know about changes. Well while I was waiting I got a call from someone else. It was President. We started talking and well he told me that he prayed and felt like I needed to be the new ZL. I was pretty shocked at first because I feel like I need to learn so much still but I guess who the Lord calls he Cualifys ( I am forget English so bad, I can't even spell anymore:) So I will be having transfers tomorrow. Next P Day I will let ya all know where I am. Well I better get going but I love you all so much.

Elder Reed
con mucho amor!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009

Hey family,

How is everyone doing? I was kinda thrilled when I heard that you guys didn't go the 24th of July over there in Snowflake. We haven't missed that celebration for quite a while. Oh well. So how is Bridget doing? I hope good. I know that sometimes we have trials in our lives but we must always trust that the Lord will help us and that everything will work out!
Well this past week was pretty crazy. Well these past 4 weeks have been crazy and really busy. My companion and I had the opportunity to baptize a man named Eduardo this past Sunday and it was such a great baptism! We have been teaching him for the past 7 weeks but finally he accepted to take a baptism. I am hoping to enter into the temple with him before I end my mission. All in all this week has been pretty good. Next sunday we will be finding out if we have changes and I don't know why but I feel like I am going to get changed. I really don't want to though. I love my ward, bishop, members, and converts here in Pachuca but I guess I will go where the Lord wants me to go.
Well how has everything been over there in AZ? I heard it is very very hot. I hope you all know how much you mean to me and that I am here for whatever you need! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH

con mucho amor
Elder Reed

Hey did you sell my sandrail yet? If not just see if you can get a little money just to get rid of it. Also if you see anything else of mine that you could sell please do it. The mission is more important than any of the things I own. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009

Hey Family

Well this week has been a pretty crazy one. One of the elders in my district had a couple problems and had special changes so I just recently received a new elder that seems like a really hard working and obedient Elder! Me and my companion didn't baptize this past week but we are teaching alot of families that are progressing so we are hoping to have quite a few baptisms coming up in the future. The thing is we have changes coming up in 2 weeks and I think that I am going to get changed. I don't want to because I love my ward, bishop, and investigatores but I guess when the lord calls us we need to do what he says right ;) Well other than this nothing else is new except earlier today me and my companion were cleaning our house and we found something really interesting. There was a rat! but this wasn't an ordinary rat it was a super mega grande rat!!! Well I finally killed it and well you know young boys like us, we wanted a picture with it. So I think next week you will be receiving a couple pictures of my pet rat :) Well I guess that is about it, I hope everything is going great for everyone and please let me know if I can do anything for ya.

con mucho amor
Elder Reed

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009

Well how the heck has everyone been. I hope good! I was really glad that you shared the experience of Brittany with me. I hope she is doing ok. When I read that she had had a miscarrage I started think about why we have trials here in this life. I remembered a scipture in 1st Corinthians 10:13 that says God won't test us above what we are able to bear. I know that sometimes we have trials in our lives and sometimes we don't think that we can endure to the End but the Lord is always there for us. I then remembered another scipture in Isaiah 55:8-9 that says our ways are not Gods ways and neither are our thoughts Gods thoughts. Sometimes we can't understand why hard things pass by in our lives. I don't think we are suppose to understand. We can't understand why God does the things he does but I do know that he loves us and will always be there in those hard times in our lives.I hope Brittany is doing ok and please let her know that she is in my prayers.
Well as for things here in Mexico. Me and my companion have been working pretty hard but it seems like the trial of my faith has hit. My investigatores are really amazing but they just don't want to keep there committment to attend church. I know that when we have a trial we need to trust in the Lord and go forward. Just recently out mission had a serious Study of the Book of Mormon, I completed the Book of Mormon in 90 days. It was such an amazing experience and I have learned so many things from this great and marveleous Book!!! I would like to challenge you all to have a serious study of the Book of Mormon and try to read 3 chapters a day. I promise if you do it you will have so many blessing come into your life!! Well I hope everything is going great for everyone over there. I love you all so much and am so grateful for all of your support and love!!! Please let me know if I can do anything for ya!!

con mucho amor
Elder Reed

always look and pray for missionary experiences. If you have time mom and dad I would like you 2 to get the talk that Elder L. Tom Perry gave in the last General conference. It is so amazing. Maybe you could do that for Family night!! Oh and also I will be praying for you to sell my sandrail!! I love you so much!!!