This week was wild!! We had 3 exchanges this week and 2 of them were out of town. The first exchange we went on was up in Omak Tuesday night through Wednesday night, which was so cool! It was so awesome to go back to Omak and visit all of the old investigators and recent converts that I worked with up there. I went with Elder Donakey, who was trained by Elder Allsop, and Elder Allsop went with Elder Nielsen.
I got a chance to see Angel and his family again. They're
|This is the Law family in Omak. Neither Elder Allsop|
or I got to say goodbye to them when we left Omak,
and we had dinner with them on Wednesday!
Sister Law is a wizard with the sewing machine
and she made Elder Allsop and I a few ties.
Sadly, the story for Angi isn't as awesome. She's doing okay but is still slipping into old habits and isn't improving. She stopped going to church again. It's super sad to see that she's struggling. Hopefully someday she'll figure things out and take a 180 degree turn and put herself back on course. Sad as it was it was still awesome to see her again.
Then we headed to Moses Lake! I didn't get a chance to see
old area but it was super fun to be there. I went with Elder Ence, who was a
district who I went on exchanges with in Wenatchee, and Elder Allsop went with
Elder Anderson! Who I trained. It was super good to be with Elder Anderson
again. I haven't had the chance to spend a lot of time serving around him since
I left Yakima to go to Wenatchee, but he just got called as a Zone Leader, so now
I get to talk to him all the time.
|This is our district at our last district meeting.|
(From left to right) Elder Oliverson, Elder Rocha,Sister Rose,Sister Banks, Me, Elder Allsop.
We used a selfie stick. It was pretty fun.
Updates on our area. It's going well. We spent a good chunk
Edgar sadly dropped us. He texted us and said that his wife says that they only need one Bible and that it should be the Bible that they already have. Sounds like he missed the idea of the Book of Mormon.
It was sad that Edgar dropped us but it was made up for this
Friday. So, on Friday we got back from Moses Lake in the afternoon and we had a
ton of office stuff to catch up on. So, we spent most of the day doing that,
but after dinner we wanted to go out and work so badly. So, we decided to knock
on three doors and talk to at least one person before going back to the office
and we had a pretty neat experience that really showed me that sacrifice brings
|On exchanges a few weeks ago we were doing|
some service at a cattle ranch or something and I
learned how to rope. I caught myself a little cow.
We ended up talking with this awesome girl our age named Chelann. She is super cool. She is basically a member without wanting to be a member. She has so many of the exact same beliefs as us and is honestly a stellar person. She told us she isn't ready to accept the "theology" of the church but she would love to learn more about what we believed. We went back on Sunday and she had read in the Book of Mormon and liked what she read. She told she isn't sure it's God's word yet, but she's willing to read more. Hopefully she does so.
As we were walking back to our car after talking with Chelann that Friday night, we got the chance to speak to a less active family as they were outside working in their yard. We've been trying to get in contact with this family with little success until Friday, and then Elder Allsop was able to go visit her on Saturday with another Elder. So, our sacrificing a little time to do office work allowed us to get a lot done in just under an hour.
Love you all!!
Washington Yakima Mission