Monday, August 31, 2009

Yea, pictures finally

Here are some fotos of me and some other missionaries here in the mission. I hope you like them!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 24, 2009

Hey Fam

Well I am glad to hear that everyone has been doing good over there. Sounds like things have been pretty busy though. Is it still pretty hot over there? Down here in Mexico it aint to hot and aint to cold. Sure there are some days where I sweat like a pig but all in all the climate is pretty nice. So Jensen had his farewell. That is so crazy that he is talking off to the mission. Where is he going again? He will be a really good missionary. Do you know if Aaron is in his house yet. You need to let me know if he has changed. I cant believe that he has ended his mission. I was just thinking the other day that Preston has 15 months out in the mission. It is crazy how time flies huh. Well this past week was a crazy one for us. My companion and I and the opportunity to capacitate (capacitate isnt a word in english? first I am forgeting english and now I am making up words ;) the word in spanish is capacitar. it means teach them )the missionaries that are in our zone in our Zone Conference. It went really good and our missionaries left alot more fired up. Me and my comp also baptized a girl named Brenda this past week. She is 12 years old but has a strong testimony and a burning desire to learn more about this gospel. We are hoping to baptize her sister this next week Well all in all everything is going good here. I hope that all is well at home. I know that sometimes we have trials and sometimes that we cant think that we cant go on. I promise that the Lord is there to help us. We just need to do our part. Never forget that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father. He has patience and is always willing to love and help us. Dont you think if he is our Father that we should follow his example? There is a saying that I love to say but I dont know how is say it in English so maybe you can have Ben or Wes translate, si nosotros cumplimos con Dios, Dios va a cumplir con nosotros. El tiene que hacerlo!!!
I love you so much!!! Please let me know if I can do anything for ya
con mucho amor
Elder Reed

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aug 17, 2009

Hey momma

Well sounds like alot of things are happening over there in Az. Man I can't believe it. It seems like I haven't been gone that long but so many things have happened in this last year. It is so wierd that Aaron is home. It seems like yesterday that I was saying bye to him. I know that he was a great missionary and will keep on serving the Lord there in Queen Creek. Well this week has been kinda of crazy over here in Mexico. Me and my comp were planning on Baptizing 7 people this past week. Well when Sunday rolled around guess how many we baptized. Yep 0. It is amazing how when someone is wanting and willing to change there life Satan comes in and does all he can to stop it. I love reading to my investigatores 2 Nefi chapter 2. It talks about how there is opposition in all things and it is so true. Well must try with all our might to stay in the path of the Savior! WE CANT TAKE A DAY OFF!!!!!! We must read the scriptures say our prayers, and stand in the light! This world really is becomed separated. There is the good and the bad. Stand for the right and we will be blessed. I love you all so much. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Let me know if you need anything

con mucho amor
Elder Reed

Monday, August 10, 2009

Aug 10, 2009

This letter today is different as it is several emails that I just put together

Hey mom,

I don't know if my email is being dumb or if I just didn't receive an email from ya. Actually I didn't receive an email from anyone. I hope everything is going good for ya. Me and my comp are working hard and trying to baptize 15 people this cycle. It is pretty crazy because the zone that I am in hasn't been doing to good so we will have to see if me and my companion can get the Elders fired up for this month. Well I really hope everything is going good for you and please let me know how things are going for ya.
con mucho amor.
Elder Reed

Hey momma,

Ya I did get this email. I don't know why my email has been acting up. I hope everything has been going good for you. I sent an email earlier today so I hope you got it. If you were wanting to look up my address I am in Neza in the estado de mexico. Just look around at the city because it is HUGE. Well I love you all so much and please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Elder Reed

Thank you for the pictures. It is crazy how many of my nephews I dont know now ;)
Thank you momma. I know that if I give all my heart to the Lord that he will bless me and also you back at home. I love you all so much!!! Oh and I got a letter from Mari Calhoun today. I just wanted to tell ya that
I love you to. Oh I also wanted to let you know that I took out 50 dollars to buy new shoes. I just about wore my other ones out and they were kinda hurting my feet. I apologize though. I know that I don't have that much money right now but please sell some of my things if you need to. I know that the lord will provide!
Elder Reed

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Aug 4, 2009

Well shoot darn I can't believe that I have a year in my mission. Time is just flying by!!!! Well I bet you are just dying to hear where they sent me huh? but I think I am going to wait til next week to tell ya. ;) jk I got sent to the great city of Neza! It is so crazy here, there are so many people in the streets and so many people that are ready to hear our message about the Restoration. It's really amazing. My new companion is named Elder Hernandez P. he is from Oxaca and has 21 months in the mission. I have learned so much from him and am going to continue to learn more. We have about 16 Elders here in our Zona so its alot of responsibility but I am ready and willing to serve. Well me and my comp had the opportunity to baptize 2 people this past week and we are hoping for another 5 for this upcoming week. I am so grateful for the opportunity which I have to serve the Lord and be part of this great work for these 2 short years. Well I want you all to know how much I love you and to please let me know if you need anything

Con mucho amor
Elder Reed
Tell everyone that I say hi and that I will see them in a year ;) jajaja