Monday, November 21, 2016

Things here in Tacoma are great - Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey everyone!

Things here in Tacoma are great. It has definitely been an adjustment coming back to the city. Things are louder, there are more people and a lot more work to do. There are so many people who are willing to progress and take the steps necessary to follow Christ's example. This week we did a lot of work. It started off finishing in Silverdale and that was a lot of fun. It was good to talk to those families that I had grown close to and bitter sweet to say goodbye. Then Tuesday really started off awesome. We made the drive to Tacoma with all of our stuff and then went to work. We live in the WAP House is what it is called and it's a really sweet house that a member has donated to the missionaries so we all live there together and it's a good time. There are 4 of us in the house and we are all companions so it's kind of the same as what things were like in Silverdale but it's a little bit different.

We have a young girl who will be getting baptized this upcoming weekend. It's been cool to step in during the middle of the teaching progress and really see her progress and become a strong young woman who will stand up for her values and do really well as a member of the church. Being here in Tacoma it allows for the opportunity to find a lot more people to teach and I really love it. The people here are willing and ready and we just have to find the ones that will make the commitment and truly change their life and align their will with God's will for them in their life.

My companions are Elder Alvarez, from Tampa, Fl. Elder Briggs, from Wellsville, UT. And Elder Bingham from Syracuse, UT. So we all get along well and it's a lot of fun. It's really fun to be around a lot of missionaries and living with four of them is really fun. We always find some funny joke to play or something to joke about. Elder Alvarez likes soccer so it's easy for us to talk about sports and things and we get along awesome. Usually we work together and Elder Briggs and Bingham work together too. It's really fun. Sister Larsen from BC is still in my zone so for at least the first 6 months of her mission I'll see her at least once a week. Kinda weird but it has been a lot of fun.

Other than that I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving.  We are going to have meals at a few different members homes and it'll be a lot of fun. I hope that you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and that you enjoy time with your family and friends.

Elder Reynolds

Elder, Briggs, Bingham, Alvarez & Reynolds

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