Date

July 10, 2017

Area

Chapultepec 2nd Ward

Companion

Elder Reyes

July10: Elder Reynolds

buen dia!

Well this week had its ups and downs but everything is looking better.

My companion and I have been feeling down because we are in an area that should be progressing, but we have seen little to no results here. We have fasted and we have prayed for this area and still have faced disappointment. I was reading my Patriarchal Blessing and I had an amazing feeling fall over me. I knew that Heavenly Father answers everyone, but He does it in His own time I know He's watching over me and my companion and I know there is something to learn from this situation. My companion and I have used this as an opportunity to work on some of the attributes of Christ such as patience and faith.

I had to do a self evaluation this week. I didn't feel like I was being the best missionary I could be and I wasn't. My mind was always thinking about other things and not on what was important. I was focusing too much on just surviving everyday making it from one cita (appointment) to the other. That's where I was lacking. I started to make the most out of everyday I've been given here, in reality two years isn't a long time. I needed to focus on the now and not the end. There are people here that I could be missing, opportunities that I was ignoring. I feel that it is important for all members not just missionaries to evaluate yourselves, to figure out if you are doing your best to share the gospel in all things. Since I've noticed this and tried to do better my whole attitude has changed and I've been happier because of it.

Some news about this area. Our investigator didn't come to church so we had to push his baptism back to the 29th the day before transfers so I'm fasting and praying that he is prepared for that day. He has been struggling with smoking but he's trying hard to stay away from it and he's gone 3 days so far. The ward has started a 40 day fast with one member fasting each day for 40 days; there purpose is in Alma 6:6. Nevertheless the children of God were commanded that they should gather themselves together oft, and join in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of the souls of those who knew not God. We are thankful for the help and the support that they give us.

Not much else has happened this week other than it cooled down to about 100 degrees instead of 115 haha so we are thankful for that. I'm thankful for all the love and support I receive from home!

Cuidense! (Take care of yourself)

E. Reynolds

Pics:
452b - walked by the temple after interviews.. havent been inside yet but hopefully this transfer
457b & 460b - well one pic is blurry but this was my fourth of july. we hung out on the roof soda and hamburgueses
463b - this is what happens when a missionary gets bored in daily planning




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