It's been a wonderful but crazy week! This week we said
goodbye to 16 missionaries,
but we welcomed in 27! Plus, we had the 4 come from Puerto Rico, so our mission
is currently a little stuffed full of missionaries. This last round of transfer
planning we had to open up 10 new areas because of the influx of
|Elder Allsop and Elder Miles|
There isn't a ton to report on the week. Most of the week was spent helping with transfers, and then Thursday and Friday we spent the majority of those days in meetings with the new missionaries. So as far as proselyting work goes the first part of the week there isn't much to report, but the weekend was pretty awesome.
Elder Allsop and I have been praying for a small family to
teach and we've seen some awesome
miracles this weekend that we are certain have come from our prayers. Like I
mentioned earlier, the first part of the week was met with little success, but
this weekend we found 3 new investigators. All of whom are pretty promising.
One of them is the husband of a small family named Jeremy. We taught him on
Saturday and we have another appointment with him this evening. His wife is
currently out of town but she sounds willing to learn as well. We are really
excited for him. He has met with missionaries in the past, but never made great
strides with them. He's looking for truth but he feels like the struggle is
There is also a part member family in our area who has a lot
of potential and yesterday we were able
to get in with them and we had the chance to talk with several of them. One, a
girl named Karina, is not a member and we have another visit set for this
evening with them as well. Karina is about 18 and seems curious about finding
out whether or not God even exists. We're super excited for her as well.
|It's 2 AM - do they look tired?|
The last investigator that we found this week is a girl named Madi. She's 16 and is dating one of the members of our ward. She came to church yesterday and we had the chance to ask her if she'd like to learn more. She said she'd love to. So, we had dinner and a lesson at the boyfriend/member home and she really liked it. She said that she's been visiting several churches but the only one that has made sense to her is the "Mormon" church. She's excited to read The Book of Mormon and find out if it is true. The only downside is that she lives outside of our area so we're going to have to make the transition to another set of elders eventually. We're going by this afternoon to have a brief follow up visit with her and see if she has read any of The Book of Mormon.
|Some missionary called this "bunk beds."|
It was pretty tough.
This week looks like it should be a good one. Tomorrow we are going to the temple! Which is super exciting! Then the rest of the week we have 3 exchanges and lots of opportunities to do some good proselyting work. We're really excited for the work in this area. Lots of good stuff is happening.
Washington Yakima Mission
|In coming missionaries|