Sister Reed's Contact Info

1002 Amelia Station Way #202
Clayton, NC, 27520

Monday, December 22, 2014

I made it!!

Hola mi familia!!!

Holy moly! It's only been six days and it feels like I've been here for a month. These days are long hours and hard work. We are constantly in our classroom studying. On our second day they had us teaching our first investigator. In Spanish!! That was rough,but every day since it gets better. I guess the only way to learn is to practice and we are definitely doing that. All I can say is with God, all things are possible. I'm waking up by 6:30 every morning, I'm eating strange food I would normally never eat, and I'm speaking in Spanish. When they give us food you don't question what it is, you just eat. I've learned that I can eat almost anything if I wrap it in a corn tortilla which are served with almost every meal. These Mexicans don't really understand breakfast food. We've had tamales, salad, or even a ham and cheese sandwich for breakfast, but I guess food is food. I think this is slowly working me up to eat fish if I happen to have to eat it. 

My companion is great! Her name is Hermana Fields. She's from Orem, Utah and she's one of the 19 year old sister missionaries. But we get along well. She quotes things with me, but more importantly, she quotes Nacho Libre with me. It's just so applicable while we're here and Mexico and it's a good stress reliever. When we're frustrated or overwhelmed we just start to quote Nacho Libre and then laugh like little girls. It's probably frowned upon by the Mission President, but you do what you gotta do to keep going. We decided that Mondays are Matching Missionary Mondays so our striped dresses are the first of six matching Mondays. The other two Hermanas that we live with are in the picture. They are awesome. All four of us are almost always together. Yesterday we had a cool experience with prayer and Priesthood blessings. All of us Hermanas were having a rough day yesterday and were just not feeling like we could keep going. We asked some Elders in our District to give us blessings and it ended up being the first time for them, but they did amazing. Their blessings of comfort were just what we needed to pick us up and move forward. Each blessing was specific and I just knew that they were being inspired by the Holy Ghost to say the things we needed to hear. The Elder said things in my blessing that he couldn't have known anything about except if he were inspired to by the Spirit. 

Well, I hope you all are doing well. God is good and the church is true. Please pray for me so I can learn this language. 

I love you all!! 

Hermana Reed

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