Thursday, June 14, 2018

To be Offended is a CHOICE we make!

"Thank you for showing us the way"
The Valencia Family
Hello Everyone!
This week was another great week to be a missionary. Being with Elder Manwaring was quite the learning experience. It is awesome being able to share with various missionaries with various talents and gifts. He sure is an answer to a lot of my prayers! One of the things I was struggling with over these past few weeks was the balance between ministering and administering. As the assistants described it, being too far over to the side of ministering you are simply just a cheerleader. To the contrary, being too far over to the administering you are simply just an inspector or a dictator. And right there in the middle is being a real minister (what God has not told us to be!). So I feel I was way over to the side of being a cheerleader with no real boldness in my teachings. Just simply making people feel good about themselves without pushing them to their real divine potential. And justamente (justly), Elder Manwaring shows up! He is an amazing missionary. He has that administering side down! haha We were at the Valencia's and they are on track to get baptized...the only problem is they are not married. So in this specific lesson we planned to teach the Law of Chastity and get them on the road to marriage! We started off as usual with small talk and then we moved on to the actual lesson and then its like the hammer dropped...Boldly and clearly, my companion taught that they need to get married because they were breaking a commandment. Not going to lie, I was pretty dang shocked. I was thinking "Well there goes months of work down the drain...they are never going to let us back in the house." So I tried to compensate for what I thought was the lack of love on my companions part and then all of a sudden it hit me...its for that exact reason that my companion was speaking so boldly! Because he did love them and he wanted the very best for them and wasn't going to let them settle for anything less. As the lesson went on, I was still uneasy about us talking so boldly, but I felt the spirit so strongly as I didn't feel a lack of love in the room...rather more love! It was amazing to see my eyes open to probably how Jesus Christ really taught! As it says in the Bible when he talks with one having authority. It was amazing learning that lesson from my companion. At the end of the lesson I was wanting to hug every single one of them for their humbleness. Because through our boldness, they accepted it and wanted to live it. I was so amazed how they weren't offended. I love this quote by Elder Bednar--And Nothing Shall Offend Them--"When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean-spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else." The Valencia family was truly a living example of this. Instead of choosing to be offended as I thought they would, they surprised me, as they always do, with their humbleness. At the end when we were shaking hands to leave, the mom leaned over to me to whisper into my ear "Thank you so much for showing us the way." It confirmed this way of teach was the way to go. Man I am continually falling in love with the Valencia family. Probably from here on out, I will be sharing something that happened with them.

We are traveling like crazy! This week we had a lot of viajes (travels) and were in and out of our sector every single day. I like it, but at the same time I feel super fat and unproductive ha. This bread of Ecuador is getting to me. We were in Pelileo this weekend and attended their sacrament service. It was awesome! One thing the Stake President said that hit me pretty hard had to do with ministering. (By the way, I love this new approach that President Nelson received) But what he said struck me really hard, he said something along the lines of...we didn't come to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, rather we came to live it. He told of his many experiences in his mission and how he always thought of his mission in that way. I love that! This gospel isn't something just to be taught, rather to be lived! I am loving it out here in the mission field. It truly is the best years. I know it's not because of the mission, it's because I am living the gospel. Truly living it. If we aren't enjoying our lives, I am positive we are doing something wrong. I love how simple yet complex the gospel is. Amazing right? I love you all. I hope we can all have the happiness we should and can have as we continue along!
Elder Reynolds
~P DAY ADVENTURES~
Elder Reynolds...still the life of the party lol
Live with no regrets!
When he tells the people where he is from, they Google New Mexico and tell him there is nothing there and ask where is the green?!?
I am loving it out here in the mission.
It truly is the best two years!
Amazing Adventures!
Loving Life in Ecuador!!!
Here in the Jungle I like the atmosphere. It is chill and its more slowed down than the city.
I think the climate is the best part. From 5 pm to when we go to bed it is GORGEOUS!
"Let us reach out to rescue those who need our help and life them to the high road and the better way"
Thomas S. Monson
I hope we all can have the happiness we should and can have as we continue along!
yummmm...
Elder Reynolds, Elder Martinez and Elder Morris
Teach me to walk in the light of his love;
Teach me to pray to my Father above;
Teach me to know of the things that are right;
Teach me, teach me to walk in the light.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Transfers...Staying in Puyo!

Karen's Baptism!
Elder Reynolds and Elder Garcia
Hello Everyone!
Well another change (transfer) has come and gone...and another begins. I will be staying here in Puyo and get a new companion! I learned so much from the last change being with Elder Garcia. Not going to lie it is a bit hard for me to be with a missionary that is ending the mission. Not that the missionary is trunky, but just the fact that he is going home! haha It's crazy how time flies...Each week seems to come and go like that. The routine never seems to end. Even though it is a routine. Which is a good thing!! I remember giving a training with my companion to missionaries about how ROUTINE IS THE ENEMY OF MIRACLES. I was reading a talk from President Uchtdorf about how he learned to use a computer and how fascinating it was at first...But as time went on and as he got better at using it he would get frustrated that it wouldn't go as fast as he would like or it would stall and it seemed like the world would end. Forgetting the fact that a few years earlier how fascinating it was that computers exist and the endless opportunities computers give! And then he says how often do we forget of the majestic plan of salvation we have with all the answers that come with it and take it for granted...What I am trying to get at is we have it perfect as followers of Jesus Christ. Not in the sense that everything in our life will go as we plan, but we know and always have just enough to carry us through any trial. And how often do we forget that??! How often do we take it for granted!? The time on the mission is so precious and I love being out here. But just as every human being I too take it for granted being here as a representative of Jesus Christ. This week in sacrament meeting Elder Garcia and Elder Mansell both gave their last testimonies. The whole congregation was centered in on missionaries through all the testimonies. Each one that got up there testified of how important missionary work is and how they are eternally grateful for the missionaries that came to knock on their door. It is awesome because the branch, or as the nickname we gave it "The Twig" we are in, are made up of basically 1st generation converts. If I am not mistaken it has been 50 years or so. To give an example, the other Sunday we had a sort of area conference and they got the times mixed up and everyone showed up an hour early. So to fill in the time, we decided to learn a new hymn! We listened to it on someone's phone and then we tried to sing it and then re-practiced it until we got it down!! Ahh I love it. Anyways, I realized two things in that sacrament meeting, 1-is that with glasses it is super awkward when you cry...your glasses get foggy and it's wet all over and 2-is how important the calling of being a missionary is. As I listened to them, I was filled so strongly with the spirit and I just wanted to run out of the church and start shouting hosannas to my God and invite everyone to come unto Christ. I feel as Alma when he says he should be complacido (complacent) with what God has given him but at the same time how he wanted to have the voice of a trumpet. I am rejuvenated again as I was at the beginning. More ready and more energetic as ever to proclaim this gospel. I love this people. I love Ecuador. Life is good.

We had a baptism!! It was awesome being able to be a part of the progress of someone's life. Karen is 18 years old and came from Quito to live with her Godfather. She has been listening for a little over 2 months and is awesome. it's funny because she is shy, yet is so passionate about the gospel. Her baptism was great. I love "The Twig" here because everyone knows everyone and rallies around to help in times of need. Our little army here is growing! With the 2 sets of missionaries here in the ward, we had a total of 26 investigators attend church! haha and yes half of those are the Valencia family! Man, I love that family. They are so prepared for this gospel. I hope I am being a blessing to them as much as they are being for me. I love you all. Thank you so much for your much needed prayers...they are definitely being answered each and every day. I hope you all have a great week and continue to keep the faith along this covenant path. Love you!!
Elder Reynolds
Karen has been meeting with us the last 2 months!
She moved here from Quito to live with her Godfather.
Saying Good bye to Elder Garcia
 and Elder Mansell, some amazing missionaries!!!
I'm thankful to have learned many things from these Elders.
Glasses are quite an adjustment!
It's super awkward when you cry because your glasses get foggy and it gets wet all over...
That looks like the CHANTACURRO...worm he ate!
People buy those?!!!
Ugh...what is that??
Called to serve Him, heav'nly King of glory, Chosen e'er to
witness for his name, Far and wide we tell the Father's story
Far and wide his love procaim.
Onward, ever onward, as we glory in his name;
Onward, ever onward; as we glory in his name;
Forward, pressing forward, as a triumph song we sing.
God our strength will be; press forward ever,
Called to serve our King.
Called To Serve
Quito Ecuador Mission
~Oriente Zone~

Monday, May 28, 2018

There is Heaven on Earth!!

Elder Garcia and Elder Reynolds
Hello Everyone!
This week was a week of bus rides and tender mercies. We spent from Sunday until Saturday in another part of Ecuador besides our sector. We were traveling all around and it seemed like a big blur as yes...now I am going to be getting glasses haha. Man was that one of the hardest decisions of the mission! Trying to pick out glasses without the help of a woman...Let me tell you...we spent around an hour and a half trying on different pairs and with mental breakdowns and laughs and cries and haha no just kidding, but it sure was an adventure! I hope that I only have to do that once.

So we got back from all our travels Saturday and we barely had enough time to go visit a few families. We walked all over Puyo mainly just passing by to invite them to come to church. We were walking by the Valencia family and the kids saw us and ran out to come talk to us but we were on the other side of the street so they just yelled at us and were like "when are you coming to visit us??!!" We said we were going to pass by tonight. So we went to pass by around 8:45 just to invite them and we heard a lot of music and yelling and we thought oh great...not this. But we knocked on the door anyways and the wife came out and thankfully she was sober along with her family and we invited her to church and asked why they didn't come to church the last week. (So back up a little bit, in Puyo, it rains a ton). So that past Sunday it appeared as if a hurricane was taking place and they live about 20 minutes away walking. The answer she gave was so touching as she said "we were all ready and dressed! But it was raining hard and we couldn't come because the babies might get sick. (They have 2 babies) and we couldn't call you because we couldn't afford minutes." And then she said they would come if it didn't rain. We asked if we should come by to get them in the case that it did rain and they said no, we will come. So of course that night we prayed that it wouldn't rain so they could come to church. And sure enough....it rained! It was pretty light so we thought...hey, I think they can still come. We arrived at church and were constantly looking outside to see if they were coming. The rain started getting harder and harder and slowly my faith and hope diminished minute by minute. Sacrament meeting started and we were singing the first hymn and then one of the Presidency members asked us to pass the sacrament so we got up and right as we got up, I looked back annnnd...THERE THEY WERE!!! Soaking wet with huge smiles on their faces as they came to shake our hands. Man instantly tears filled my eyes as the huge family of 12 with their 2 little babies filed into the benches. We went up to pass the sacrament and I looked back and there they were sitting in the benches smiling and waving not having a clue that they were soaking wet. I don't know what it is about rain but it seems to be my personal testimony fertilizer. Every time it rains hard, something miraculous always seems to happen.

I have come to learn in the mission that there is Heaven on Earth. Heaven isn't something we magically earn, I feel like we are creating and experiencing it ourselves as we serve others. I can testify of the fullness of joy that comes from others. I felt in heaven as after we passed the sacrament we went back to sit with them. Gosh, I just wanted to hug each one of them. They have such sweet spirits. One thing about them is they can't read. The parents can't read so we read with them. The thing that I love is they act on feelings. Their faith is so strong. Maybe its not such a bad thing that we don't know everything...look at the Valencia family. They are amazing examples for me. They truly understand the importance of attending church and commitments. Humbleness and meekness is a strength not a weakness that's for sure. I love these people. The more I serve them, the more my love grows for them. I love this country. Man I love all of it.
Elder Reynolds
I love this country....Man I love all of it!
This is the family with the kid who LOVES Mickey Mouse!
Elder Reynolds has a Mickey Mouse watch and this kid always asks if he is wearing it!
Elder Pugmire, Elder Lambert and Elder Reynolds
Traveling the mission and meeting other missionaries!
Elder Reynolds and Elder Hunter
Elder Martinez, Elder Reynolds and Elder Garcia
Elder Garcia, Elder Mansell and Elder Reynolds


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Finding Joy in our Labors!

Heavenly Father sent us this family of 12 that I LOVE very much!!
This week was a great week to be a missionary! So this was the first week of full work. Well almost...because the other weeks there has been at least one bus ride but this week (on Sunday) we had to come to Quito for a class because Elder Garcia is ending the mission. But we had all week to work and it was super great. So what I want to focus on is this family we found. Their names are Isabel, Juli, Dario, David, Joselin, Juan, Carlos, Maria, Iri, Ingred, Anai, Tatiana, Ikel haha I made a goal to get each one of their names down and I achieved it! But we found this family from only contacting doors and in the streets. We contacted the husband a few weeks back and contacted their house and told us to come back. We were a bit stressed on Saturday because we were praying for new investigators to teach....and Heavenly Father gave us 12 of them!!!! Oh man it was so nice to see all the kids and the parents gathered around on our little sermon on the mount. They don't understand much. I am not going to lie...but what I LOVE is they feel it. I feel like I am teaching a primary class because of so many kids! But they are all so excited to be listening. I don't know if it is just because this is the first Gringo they have seen speak some Spanish or because they are actually interested in what we share haha but we will take what we can get!! The first visit I was like "Let's take a picture!" And then they said "Okay!!" And from then on we have taken a picture every single time we have been there. We had a ward celebration for Mothers Day and it was supposed to start at 6:00 and this family of 12 showed up at 6:15! And there was no one other than the leaders of the church and us missionaries haha. I was thinking to myself...man this is going to be embarrassing...but slowly more people started coming and more started talking to the family and soon enough it was truly like a ward family. Man, I love the unity in this little branch of ours! I can truly testify where true joy comes from. I remember in Alma when it was talking about his joy in his labors and then he started writing about his joy when he found out about his brethren and their success and that his joy was full. Yes we can have joy when we have success in our own lives, but our joy is FULL when our loved ones have success.

I think a lot about parenting...I don't know why haha but being a missionary I feel a lot like a parent. Maybe I am doing the mission wrong lol. Anyways I see advantages and disadvantages of being a parent. Super, super stressful I can only imagine, but there is an opposition in all things. So with that stress comes a fullness of joy also. Man, the mission is great. It teaches so many great things and puts me or anyone in the optimal position to learn. I know its not the mission that is changing me...it's Christ. I am so glad to be serving. To be changing. Its a privilege and I know each one of us can also be changed. I love you all so dearly. Thank you for your prayers and support. Keep on keeping on!
Elder Reynolds
~Ward Mothers Day Celebration~
We can't dance with the rest so we were in charge of the food!
Don't know if that was a good idea...hahaha
But who can resist perfect charcoal cooked chicken from a professional gringo raised in USA?!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrating Mothers Day with some of the best mothers in Ecuador!
Hello Everyone!
So this week of course was an amazing week! Got to talk to the family so it was very special. Weird how its already my last one! Gotta say at the end of the call it was weird thinking that I didn't say "see you in 6 months"...rather I said "Hug you soon!" haha Man I love my family. This week was another busy week of traveling. Here in the orient we are pretty far away from each other as missionaries so we travel a lot. Gives us a lot of thinking time which can be good and bad lol. So I had to give a talk this Sunday and I was thinking hmmm, what should I talk about..haha didn't need much revelation for that topic! Obviously Mothers! So I decided for this week I would simply share my talk with the United States lol Forgive me for my Spanglish and if it doesn't make perfect sense lol Hopefully my parents will edit it before they put it on for all to read. Well, usually I send this to my Mom but I am sending it to my Dad because my Mom would never publish something about her. She is so humble. So hopefully my Dad can manage to do it! haha
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Good Morning Brothers and Sisters. It is such a blessing to be with you today. So, to introduce myself a little, I am Elder Reynolds. I am from the United States and am pleased to be here in the Puyo Rama. I do have to say that this little Rama has power. I have known throughout my life and throughout my time on the mission many wards and branches. With church attendances varying from 60-200 people. But I have never felt the spirit more strongly than I have in this little branch we have here. Thank you so much for your examples and for your love. I truly do feel like family here. So thank you. Today I would like to talk about Love. Usually when you think about love your mind goes straight to the movies...where 2 people meet up somewhere and magically fall in love. Or maybe a hug that brings a warm feeling to someone or a kiss between 2 lovers. What that definition may be to some, I want to refer to what the scriptures have to say about love. In the guila de las escrituras (Topical Guide) it says:
Amor
Vease tambien Caridad; Compasion; Enemistad
Profunda devocion y afecto. El amor a Dios comprende devoocion, adoracion, reverencia, temura, misericordia, perdon, compasion, gracia, servicio, gratitud y bondad. (see also Affection; Benevolence; Brotherhood and Sisterhood; Charity; Family, Love within; Fellowshipping; Friendship; God, Love of; Grace; Kindness; Marriage, Continuing Courtship in; Neighbor)
What I want to focus on a little bit is the service portion. I heard a quote once from a 70 that says something like faith without works is dead, just as love without service is dead. Don't get me wrong, it is just as important to tell someone that we love them as it is to serve them. But I believe that this world can use a bit more of showing love rather than saying it. As there are a lot of dogs here in Ecuador...more than enough! They are one of the top choices to be used as a source of therapy...because people feel loved by them. I am just speaking for myself but I have never heard a dog say "I love you." Rather they show their love. They are always there for you no matter what happens. That is love through service. Simply just being there. Also to relate the message to what was taught in General Conference about Ministering...we need to be more of ministers rather than simply members or home teachers. I know that President Russell M. Nelson is a prophet and has shown that love throughout all his life. May we be more loving through the service and the acts that we do daily. And the thing is it doesn't have to be something huge. Service isn't always a planned service project where we spend half of the day helping someone move or do farm work or something. Service is manifested in a number of ways...most of which the most profound are through random messages and calls when least expected. Now the second pare of the definition was about the best example this world has ever seen of pure love. Of course our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. El maximo ejemplo del amor de Dios hacia Sus hijos se encuentra en la expiacion infinita de Jesuscristo. (The greatest example of the love of God toward His children is found in the infinite atonement of Jesus Christ). I know that Jesus loves me. He died for each one of us...not only died for us, but suffered, and served in our behalf all His life. It is the love that He has for us that carried Him through the suffering in Gethsemane. Maybe in those moments where He thought of giving up...He remembered my face, and yours...and thought "I can't let Elder Reynolds down." I love him. Love has power. Just as it carried Jesus Christ through the hardest thing that anyone has ever had to do. It can also carry us through the hard things in this life. Love is the most powerful motivator know to man. Of course I can't talk about Love without bringing up the word Charity. The most well-known scripture of charity is found in Moroni 7:45-47
45 "And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
46 Wherefore, my beloved brethern, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail--
47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him."
What is this scripture trying to get across? I think the most underlying characteristic of charity is the face that there are no conditions. This level of love does not have an end. A love unconditional. When Jesus Christ died and suffered for us, did He do it expecting in return that we would come to Him? NO. He didn't expect anything in return. He did it to give us the chance of eternal life. He doesn't expect anything from us. He HOPES that we may come to Him and use the atonement. But He never forces anyone. He died with the hope and desire that we would accept it but without obligation. There are no expectation in charity. For example, I say I love my companion...but somethings I find myself thinking "if I make breakfast for him today, he better make breakfast for me tomorrow." I feel like at times we get caught up in serving and loving to get something out of someone. But just like Jesus, we should do it because we love them. So without question we all can agree that Jesus was the perfect example of charity...or pure love. But right under Him, I believe the next group of people that stand out are Mothers. Mothers are so amazing. More than we know and recognize. They are so underappreciated and I think that's what makes them so great. They love without conditions. The most amazing example of charity to me is my mother. I love her dearly and miss her. Throughout her life she has shown me charity. Even though she is not here, I am going to brag on my mom and the impact she has had on me. I know that all moms are special, but for me my mom is the most special. So I want to read again Moroni 7:45 but this time with your own mother in mind...
45 "And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."
I have a special experience with my mother. Before the mission I have to admit I wasn't the best person. I wasn't following the path as much as I could've. After high school I decided to defer going on a mission thinking instead of my passion of playing football. Throughout my high school career, my mom would always lovingly remind me of this priesthood duty to serve a mission but never obligated me. From the time that I was keeping the commandments when I was living under the roof of my parents and to the time I was alone, living on my own in an apartment at college. I never felt unloved by my mother. I knew she was disappointed in my decision to not go on a mission but that never made her love me any less. Never did I find myself without her love. I remember getting random texts and calls from her and although I didn't respond every time, I did know she loved me. She never put expectations on me. She knew my potential and longed that I would make the right decisions to reach it, but never, ever, ever did she stop loving me. And as in all the good stories of love go, here I am on a mission...living happily ever after. Thanks to an unconditional love from an outstanding mother. Another scripture reference I love is found in 1 Nephi 11:16-22
16 "And he said unto me: Knowest though the condescension of God?
17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the mean of all things.
18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom though seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
19 And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
20 And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which they father saw?
22 And I answered him, saying : Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men: wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things."
I absolutely love this scripture. The spirit who testifies of all truth and has all power to do everything is showing Nephi what the love of God is. Out of all the things they spirit could have showed him, he shows him the picture of a mom holding her baby. I can only imagine my mom hold me and each one of my brothers and sisters with the loyal commitment to each one of us that she was going to do all in her power to take care of us and no matter what happens...LOVE us. I can testify that up until now, she has kept this promise. She is amazing in her unrelenting love. Now a last characteristic that I would like to point out from my amazing mom is the sacrifices that she has made. I do not even know close to all the sacrifices she has made in order to make me and my brothers and sisters happy. But I do know they are endless. She never thinks of herself. She is always...ALWAYS..putting us first and in front of whatever situations she has come across. I want to share one last scripture. I know I am sorry I am using so many scriptures. Actually it's for a special reason...a secret to anyone that is giving a talk is use scriptures because they take up more time and make the talk a bit longer...hahaha...anyways what I want to share is John 15:13 which says:
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
My mom has sacrificed her life for me. As we all know pregnancy is not an easy thing. It is a big painful process that hurts the body and takes a lot of time to recover...if even possible to recover fully. My mom was an amazing volleyball player in high school. She was playing at a college and had the potential to do great things in this volleyball career of hers. She and her amazing talents could've taken her wherever she wanted to go. But instead of her sport, she chose the family. She chose to start a family and although I can still see the passion that she has in volleyball...she has never looked back. She has never shown me that her passion was ever more important than us kids. I can totally relate to her as my passion is football. She is an example to me more than she knows. She always, always loves us kids and the family more than anything else. She has given her life...her whole life so that I may exist and live her on this earth. She just didn't put it on hold..she put it out...she hung up the phone..she said I'm done. She has this great amount of love. Of which I am so grateful for. I love my mom. She has impacted me so much in my life. I love the living example she gives so that I am able to see the amount of love. I know that there are so many great mothers out there and I applaud you and thank you so much for the sacrifices you have made. Mothers are something special. Mothers cannot ever be replaced. I love you all. I thank you for your examples...especially you mothers. I want to close with a quote by President Thomas S. Monson...it's not a direct quote, but it goes something like this..."never assume that someone (or in this case, your mom) knows that you love them. Tell them. And then after telling them, tell them again..." May we all be better at showing our love, especially towards our mothers. I know this gospel is true. I am thankful for the scriptures and what they teach us about everything we need to know and do in this life. I love you all.
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That was a rough draft of what it was but I hope everyone thinks of their mom and follows their example! I love you all!! Have a great week and...HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
Elder Reynolds
Our last Skype with Elder Reynolds!!
These kids are my world! They are so fun, talented, loving, caring, hard working, kind, thoughtful people. They have taught me many things in life. Love them with all my heart <3

Elder Reynolds' nephew...Kai Hunter :)

~P-DAY ADVENTURES~
Ahhhh...SO COOL! Way better than the other rope swing we did!

~Live with No Regrets~
A M A Z I N G !!!