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Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 - Happy Pioneer Day

This week has been a good one but as most transfer weeks it's been quite different. The weirdest part was knowing that all of the sisters that came out with me are now home. They all left his week. It's super weird to think that none of them are now in the mission. It makes me feel old.

I love my new comp! He was serving as my district leader last transfer, but now is my companion! His name is Elder Camden Nielson. He's from San Diego California, and is the second of five kids - with one older sister and three younger brothers. He went to Utah State before his mission. I've already really enjoyed being companions with him. He came out on the mission a transfer after I did. 

This week our group of investigators did a little flip flop. We're still working with some of the old people we were working with, but the focus has changed to some of the new investigators we've found recently. This week we went to visit a recent convert Spanish speaking family in our area (the Lopez family), and as we were sitting there their grandson told us he wants to be a missionary and be able to pass the sacrament. His name is Angel, he's 11 years old, and he's not been baptized! His mom is completely okay with him learning and progressing. She says that as long as it is something positive she is okay with it. Well I'd have to say the Gospel is probably the most positive thing he can be in. 

We're still teaching the guys in the cabin. They're doing pretty well. They love having us come over - mostly because they're probably bored out of their minds. They're stuck in the middle of a huge orchard and have no way off, so anything to mix it up for them is probably super nice. They seem pretty interested but they've been kind of kind of lazy with reading in the Book of Mormon, so all week we've been doing everything we can to make sure they read. They all read well but they don't have the best reading comprehension. Last night we committed them to reading a verse a day, which they all agreed to, so we'll see what happens.

Trinidy is doing well. We haven't taught her in a while but she went to girls camp this week and seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. She got in a little disagreement/argument with one girl, but she said that other than that she loved it. We also talked to her mom again while she was gone at girl’s camp and tried to convince her to let Trinidy get baptized without having to wait a year, and she would have none of it. Sadly she's pretty set to the fact that she wants Trinidy to wait a year. 

Angi is doing better. She seems excited about the Gospel again after having a few weeks of a slump. She was super excited to come to church yesterday but Lydia and Ryley were both throwing up yesterday morning and she didn't have anyone to watch them, so she missed church again. 

Love you all! Thanks for all your prayers!!
Elder Miles

Washington Yakima Mission

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