Farewell, Dear WYM Friends!

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Well, dear friends, we’ve been home for 2 months now and we think about the Washington Yakima Mission every day.  What a blessing it has been to know and associate with each of you during our last 3 years!  We loved every minute of our time there.

I am going to sign off here now, before this blog subscription renews next month for another year (for hundreds of dollars).  That means this blog will become static, or pretty much set in stone.  It means I won’t be able to add to it or make changes in any of the posts.  I think I’ve poured out everything I have during these last 3 years here in these posts.  I’ve loved sharing our Washington Yakima Experience with each of you.

My apologies for any mistakes or imperfections.  I was always sad when I couldn’t be everywhere at once to document the life of every single missionary.  I’m sorry for important things I  missed.  I’ve done my best to share the joy and love we’ve felt for these good missionaries and the work they are doing.  We love them with all our hearts.

This blog will remain as is from now on and will continue to be available to all of you.  It’s my hope that this will become a happy place of memories and history for all of us who served in the Washington Yakima Mission from July 2015 until July 2018.

I knew this day would come at some point, and every time I’ve thought about it, I’ve seen this image of Moroni in my mind, closing his record, and preserving it for future generations.  It always tears my heart out.  I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for him to record his last words.

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Now I am doing the same, but my words will continue, in other places.  If you’d like to visit or check in on me, I also keep a personal blog (Ann’s Words) and a family history blog (Ann’s Stories).  I’ll put the links below.

We are looking forward to our next Mission.  Please stay tuned to learn where that will be!  I’m sure there will be another blog and more stories to tell and ways to express my love for Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.  He is my Savior and Friend.  I am so grateful for the opportunities He has given us to share His joy as this gospel goes into all the world.  Bless you all!

Ann Lewis  August 2018

Ann’s Words:

https://annlaemmlenlewis.com/

Ann’s Stories:

https://annlaemmlenlewis1.wordpress.com/

p.s.  This blog will remain “alive” until Oct 6th.  After that it freezes in time.  Please leave any comments or make any last corrections before then!

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The Vocabulary of President Lewis!

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A year ago at our Aug 2017 MLC, I noticed one of our Zone Leaders taking notes.  Afterwards, he showed me a list he’d kept of words Pres Lewis said–these missionaries always get a kick out of hearing new vocabulary words.  They love writing them down, then trying to use them back in conversations with Pres Lewis.  Here’s Elder Vejnar’s list from that day:

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Months later, I thought it would be fun to capture a few more of his words and how he uses them in daily conversation, in trainings, or in talks.  I started a page in my notebook and then kept adding to it.  These words were spoken in our last 2-3 months in Yakima.  I thought I might get them typed up, but that hasn’t happened, so here you go–The Vocabulary of Pres Lewis!

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Those of you who have heard Pres Lewis teach or train, it’s a treat.  This is part of the reason why!

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Homecoming Talk –Sis Lewis 8 July 2018

Here are the notes I spoke from in my homecoming talk on Sunday.  These clips are a few of the highlights from talks and trainings I’ve given during the last 3 years.

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Lessons Learned

God has a plan for us, each individually. He knows us inside out.
In a world where Heavenly Father can turn an apple blossom into an apple, imagine what he can do with someone like me!
If we ask for help or understanding, He will answer.
God’s answers are not always instantaneous.
Often He uses time to teach lessons and reveal new things.
God’s answers are personal and efficient.
God is never wrong. God is never late.

God is hastening HIS work.
This is HIS work not ours.
We are His servants.
He is with us in this work.

The Doctrine of Christ is simple, pure, delightful, and life-saving.
The Holy Ghost speaks with the tongue of angels.
The Holy Ghost speaks to our understanding.
The Holy Ghost speaks the words of Christ.
These words are given to us as a gift.

Missionary work and Family History work are the same (ministering and saving), the people are just in different places.

President Russell M. Nelson:
Too often we split the Lord’s work into parts we think are unrelated. Whether it is preaching the gospel to nonmembers, serving with new converts, reactivating less-active members, teaching and strengthening active members, or performing family history and temple activity, the work is indivisible. These are not separate. They are all part of the work of salvation. Those on the other side of the veil rejoice and shout praises when their descendants accept or return to the gospel, for they know that their descendants are now able to perform vital temple ordinances in their behalf, linking together generations who have passed. (Seminar for New Mission Presidents, 2014)

Writing in a journal is Important.
To live and not have written, save one’s name
Or never to have lived, is much the same.

Leave yourself behind in ways that those who come after you will know you and love you. Then perhaps you will be granted access to them in their times of need. (Might not the reverse be true?)

Ron Barney:
If you do not write your story, your name will be obliterated from the human record and you will not speak from the grave. You will not have any influence on those who come after you. Those who write about the things they have done and learned in life have a huge impact on posterity. Write your story. You have overcome things your children need to know about.

If we don’t remember something, it’s like it never happened.
If we don’t remember someone, it’s like they never lived.
As long as there are words, nobody need ever die. –Betsy Byars
When a person dies, it’s like a library burns down.

Records are Kept and Preserved
We have scriptures because of the faith and prayers and desires of every prophet and disciple of Jesus Christ who has written of Him.
They recorded messages for their loved ones and for us today.
They testify of Christ. This is their gift to us, it is His gift to us.
As we add our testimonies to theirs (or Layer our Testimonies), we can have great power and an outpouring of the Spirit when we teach.

Be the Means Alma 37:7
“And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.”
Let your Actions and your Words be the Means (Alma 37)

First seek to obtain my word
The years I lived in Africa taught me that
you can’t draw water from an empty well. We must Learn, Study, and Prepare.
If we learn WHAT to teach, the Spirit can help us know HOW to teach.

Doing vs. Being
We are human beings, not human doings.
Let your goals be focused on who you need to BE more than on what you want to DO. Then make yourself available to go where you’re needed.

Church is not a building. It’s a gathering of believers. It’s a place where we can participate in what Paul calls “the work of the ministry” (Eph 4:11).

Faith is a gift.
Bruce R. McConkie:
One of the gifts God has promised to all who earnestly seek Him is faith. Faith is a gift of God bestowed as a reward for personal righteousness. It is always given when righteousness is present, and the greater the measure of obedience to God’s laws the greater will be the endowment of faith.

Loving as Jesus Loves:
Someone once said, “The withholding of love is the negation of the spirit of Christ, the proof that we never knew him, that for us he lived in vain. It means that he suggested nothing in all our thoughts, that he inspired nothing in all our lives, that we were not once near enough to him to be seized with the spell of his compassion for the world.”

We determine the degree of our likeability.
We can do practical things that make us more likeable.

On getting along with a companion:
(Pres Lewis’s favorite line from Adjusting to Missionary Life, p. 37):
“Your companion’s behavior makes perfect sense to him or her, even if it doesn’t to you.”

We Internalize Things, like Music, Words and Actions
I’ve noticed that music and lyrics to songs lodge in our minds without our consciously thinking about them or memorizing them. Years later we hear a song and still know the words. They are in us, a part of us.

I believe this is also true with words. If we read the words of Christ in the scriptures, His thoughts go into our minds and in time, we begin to think His thoughts, they become part of who we are and we begin to act like He acts.

I believe the same is true of kind things we do, our actions–if we act with kindness, in time, we become a kind person. If we act positive, we become positive. Like music and words, our actions, change who we are. They change our being.

As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be
Sitting on a stand in a Stake Conference, we stood to sing “How Firm a Foundation.” I was exhausted and wondering what would come out of my mouth when my turn came to speak.
As we sang: “As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be,” I knew all would be fine.
Succor is always given. Always. It matches every demand.

Missionaries are Remembered
I found an 1898 obituary of a man named Elisha Davis, written by his son that told me that in 1839 Elisha left on a mission the day after he was baptized, dressed in a pair of thin calf skin boots and suit of homemade clothing, without underclothes or overcoat. He traveled on foot 300 miles across the Allegheny Mountains into Pennsylvania. He said, “The Spirit of God kept me warm.” Elisha and his companion, Henry Dean found and converted Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, in Lancaster County. They were baptized May 10, 1840.
Elisha’s name is remembered in my family.

And OUR missionary’s names will be remembered in the same way by each person they taught. All future generations of faithful descendants and family members will speak the names of our missionaries with reverence and with honor. They probably have no idea of the magnitude of the goodness they’ve started by converting just one.

They may or may not have had any recent converts at the airport when they left. They may never even know the extent of their influence when they went home.
But someday they will be shown in full detail the lives they changed while serving in Washington as a missionary.
Next month John and I will be traveling to Lancaster County, where Martin and Elizabeth were baptized. I am grateful for Elisha Davis. (178 years ago)

Repentance
There are many ways missionaries have taught me to describe repentance:
Change, Progression
Following Jesus Christ
Becoming
A Purification Process
Conversion
Change of Heart
An Action to show Faith
Stop Sinning
Don’t do things that Hurt or Harm
Improving
Sanctification
Learning
Re-alignment
Continuing Course of Correction
Hope
Turning Your Will to God
Godly Sorrow
Refining
Tweaking
Choosing to Act
Keeping Commitments
Keeping Commandments
Repairing
Movement Towards Good
Growth
Development
Relying on Jesus Christ

FOMO = The Fear of Missing Out
FOMO can make it difficult for us to appreciate our current circumstances and environments. Elder Bednar invites us “to embrace what the Lord has blessed you with and to act in faith. Do not take counsel from your fears.”

What manner of language?
Language matters. Grammar matters. Being articulate matters.
Words are powerful.
In 1 Nephi 5 Sariah, Lehi and Nephi are described as complaining, comforting and speaking, each with a different “manner of language.” The difference is HUGE. We can learn from the outcome in their examples.

Take the Plunge!
Every time missionaries saw a river (which happens a lot in the WYM), I hope they remembered my words: Take the Plunge!
Dive in with all your heart! Don’t hold back. Be completely obedient.
That’s when the blessings flow!

Obedience is not a negotiation process. It is an alignment process.
The purpose of obedience is not to negotiate with Heavenly Father about what we want Him to do, rather it is to find out what He would have us learn and do.

Serve from your Strengths.
Find your gifts and talents and use them every day.
Use your Patriarchal Blessing to help you identify your spiritual gifts, other gifts and talents, blessings you’ve been promised, admonitions and warnings.
Your strengths are part of the Lord’s storehouse, from which He draws to bless His children and build His kingdom. A crucial part of missionary life is to cultivate gifts and consecrate your strengths to help others come to Christ. Focus more on what you do well than on what you do wrong.
As you do this, you will Be a tool for the Lord, and an instrument in His hands. We each have specific gifts He needs us to use to help others come to Christ.

God is not a distributor of answers. He’s a creator of situations leading to the exaltation of man.

Enduring to the End = Learning from experiences over time
If Heavenly Father did not require endurance to the end, then there would be no internalization of events in our lives over time. They would just be simple, surface experiences and we would move from one to the next without much thought.
We may not always know what we are learning at the time of an experience.
Things unfold.
Sometimes experiences only make sense later.
Sometimes we will see things later that we didn’t see at first.
Often, what we learn comes only after we record, remember, reflect and revisit an experience.
He teaches us, not once, but over and over again as we return to things we’ve learned with added maturity or after additional experiences.
Enduring to the End means being able to say, “Next time I’ll do better.”

Testimony

Extras:

Help from the Spirit World
Stadium –numberless concourses of loved ones on the other side of the veil are cheering for you every single day. They know you are here. They know who you need to find.

Deliverance is an important word in the scriptures. Follow it. Learn from it.

We can and must Ride Faster!

Technology in the latter days was meant for us!

God wants dedicates, not volunteers. Ministering, not checking boxes.

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A Missionary Gathering in Orem!

2018-7-7 Missionary Gathering.JPGOn Saturday, July 7th, after being home for a few days, we had a glimpse of Heaven.  We invited our returned missionaries and their families over for an afternoon of visiting and food and getting reacquainted.  We haven’t seen some of these friends for 2-3 years!  Many families we’d not yet met face to face.

On Friday, June 29th, as we drove away from Yakima, we were so wrapped up in farewells and goodbyes and all the hard things about leaving people and a place we love, that our thoughts were all tied up in Going, not in Coming.

The drive from Yakima to Orem takes about 11 hours.  That’s a lot of time to sit in a car and quietly process feelings.  It was interesting that about half way home, something started to change.  Our hearts started letting go and we started thinking about who we were Going home to:  first of all our children and our little grandson, and then about all of the 100s of missionaries who have already returned home!  The more we considered who was waiting, the more excited we got.

We planned a gathering of missionaries and their families for Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00, or whenever everyone left.  At 4:30 the missionaries began to arrive.  For the rest of the evening, it was one great reunion of loved ones!  It was absolutely like Heaven.  We also met parents and families of many of our missionaries who have served and who are currently serving.    Come see the joy!

These are just some of the photos (it felt so good to take some pictures again!).  All of the photos I took are in an album on our Facebook page.  I think we had somewhere between 250 and 300 friends who came for hugs and visiting.  It was a magical evening.  We served grilled J-Dawgs with all of their toppings, watermelon, chips and salads.  Our kids circulated with boxes of fruited popsicles for dessert.

We made a list of at least 60 of our missionaries who have already married after returning home.  We had wedding gifts for those who came–we never had time to figure that out from Yakima.  It was really fun to meet spouses and significant others.  And it was fun to meet parents and families of these good missionaries.

What a wonderful day in Orem.  Our hearts are here now, on this side of what we sometimes call “the mission veil.”  It will be another 2 years or so before ALL of our missionaries are home, but so many of the 455 we served with are here now and we can be with them here.  This is a nice shift and we have time and a front porch with rockers waiting to receive friends.

Our Homecoming was Sunday morning in our neighborhood Stake Center at 9:00.  I didn’t take a single photo Sunday.  I just soaked in all the love and hugged as many as I could get to.  It was another perfect day filled with 100s of friends and loved ones.

After church, we had lunch with my brother and his family and my Dad and his wife, who traveled from California to be with us.  It was wonderful to be reunited.  Then we got in our cars with our kids and our little growing family headed to California.  Sunday night we got to St George and Monday we arrived in Newport for 2 glorious weeks at the beach.  Life is good, oh so very very good!

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Talks and Trainings Given in the Washington Yakima Mission by Ann Lewis

2018-6-29Here’s a history of the talks and trainings I’ve given during our 3 years in the Washington Yakima Mission.

2015
21 June, Orem 4th Ward
Farewell Talk, Ask of God

4 Aug, Doctrine of Christ–Nephi’s Last Lecture (repeat x 2 –North and South–every 6 weeks)  I will teach this 45 min lesson 48 times in 3 years.

7 Aug, MLC
Teaching by the Spirit

9 Aug, Stake Missionary Fireside
Hastening the Work

24 Aug, Zone Conference Yakima with Elder Packer
Being More Effective Teachers / Teaching by the Spirit

25 Aug, Zone Conference Wenatchee with Elder Packer
Being More Effective Teachers/ Teaching by the Spirit

13-14 Sept, Othello Stake Conference
Hastening the work/farming

22-24 Sept, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Using Family History to Find People

23 Sept, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Using Family History to Find People

24 Sept, Zone Conference Yakima
Using Family History to Find People

1 Oct, MLC
4th Missionary, Adjusting to Missionary Life, Helping Struggling Missionaries

10 Oct, Daily Dose Mission Conference, Selah Stake
2 Nephi 1:5-6, our obligation to those who come

18 Oct, Selah Stake Women
DfG

18 Oct, Ephrata Stake Conference
FOMO +Fear of Missing Out, testimony

24 Oct, Wenatchee City Day of Service
DfG

7 Nov, Zillah Stake High Priest Group
Family History, Stadium

15 Nov, Yakima Stake Youth Fireside
OYMs, CHANT, role plays

21 Nov, Selah Stake Conference Saturday Elder Call visiting
Jacob 5 He is Hastening His work and He is With Them

22 Nov, Selah Stake Conference Sunday
Thanksgiving gifts and blessings, Spiritual Gifts, (Elder Ashton)

15, 16 Dec Christmas Gatherings
“It’s not enough to know what the scriptures say.” (Chieko Okazaki)

2016

Jan Interviews: Serve from your Strengths, Gifts & Talents

26 Jan, Zone Conference Moses Lake/Othello
Gaining Member Trust Alma 17

27 Jan, Zone Conference Wenatchee/Cascade/Ephrata
Gaining Member Trust Alma 17

28 Jan, Zone Conference Yakama/Yak Valley, Selah, The Dalles
Gaining Member Trust Alma 17

6 Feb, Moses Lake Stake Conference Evening Session
Might not the reverse be true?

7 Feb, Moses Lake Stake Conference Morning Session
Theodore Turley Fire and Ice

27 Feb, Othello Stake Conference Evening Session
“Why I Believe”

28 Feb, Othello Stake Conference Morning Session
James 1:5, DNTC McConkie

5 March, 6-Stake Youth Conference Days for Girls Service Project

13 March, Ephrata Stake Conference
Trust God, ETB, Railroad tracks Springville

19 March, Yakima Stake Conference
Missionary Role Play, Elder Hagstrom

20 March, Yakima Stake Conference
Jacob 5:71 Hastening His work, He is With them

20 March, Zillah Missionary Fireside
1. Pray for ideas, 2. Pray to recognize, 3. Work from your strengths

22 March, Zone Conference ML Easter Week

23 March, Zone Conference WE Easter Week

24 March, Zone Conference SE Easter Week

1 April, MLC
First Seek to Obtain my Word, You Can’t draw water from an empty well

April Interviews: Journal Keeping, Arthur Henry King, What to Write, Why Write

7 May, Daily Dose Conference Ellensburg

14 May, Rotary International in Yakima DfG

15 May, Stake Conference Wenatchee with Elder Christofferson
God has a Plan for us

1 June, MLC Training
The Challenge to Become

4 June, The Dalles Stake Conference Saturday evening
Music – Activity – Patterns

5 June, The Dalles Stake Conference Sunday morning
We Were Made For These Times, Elder Ballard, Bryant Hinckley Service

9 June, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Personal Study and the Holy Ghost

10 June, Zone Conference Yakima
Personal Study and the Holy Ghost

12 June, Moses Lake Stake Conference
How shall a man escape his ancestors? Raisin Cookies/ Pres Baker

July Interviews: Goals (To Do vs. To Be)

17 July, Randall Park Ward, Yakima
Pioneers, D&C 128, Stadium handout, TT Fire and Ice

21 Aug, Hastening the Work Fireside, Selah Stake
Missionary Work and Social Media, Bednar BYU Ed Week 2014 talk

27 Aug, Othello Stake Conference Saturday evening
Elisha H. Davis missionary obituary, Elder Ballard Oct 2008 our challenges today

13 Sept, Zone Conference Moses Lake
FH and Missionary Work: How to Use FamilySearch demo

14 Sept, Zone Conference Wenatchee
FH and Missionary Work: How to Use FamilySearch demo

15 Sept, Zone Conference Yakima
FH and Missionary Work: How to Use FamilySearch demo

October Interviews: The Holy Ghost, Receiving Personal Revelation, Elder Bednar on Light

15 Oct, Ephrata Stake Conference Saturday evening
How to Share our LDS Way of Life in all that we say and do.

22 Oct, Yakima Family History Fair
Oral Histories

1 Nov, MLC
Diligence, scriptures about: Jacob 5:71-72; D&C 138:27,30,36; Helaman 10:4-5, 12, 17; D&C 4:2-4; D&C 123:12-17; D&C 33:7-10

19 Nov, Selah Stake Conference Saturday evening
We were made for these times (last part), Ballard: This is a great time to live. Thanksgiving–share what you are grateful for.

21 Nov, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Prophecies in the BoM about the coming of Jesus Christ

22 Nov, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Prophecies in the BoM about the coming of Jesus Christ

23 Nov, Zone Conference Yakima
Prophecies in the BoM about the coming of Jesus Christ

29 Nov, MLC
The Value of Scriptures/preservation of/how they speak to us, why to use them more, how to, lesson plans

10 Dec, The Dalles Stake Conference Saturday Evening
FH/Missionary Work –Fire and Ice, Elisha Davis

11 Dec, The Dalles Stake Conference Sunday Morning
FH Work – Gathering Descendants, how to start

6 Dec, Christmas Gatherings
Ancestors who died at Winter Quarters, The Star, The Light, The Peace, The Glory

7  Dec, Christmas Gatherings
Ancestors who died at Winter Quarters, The Star, The Light, The Peace, The Glory

2017

Jan Interview: Various Quotes, Personal Influence

19 Jan, Zone Conference Yakima
Be Anxiously Engaged

20 Jan, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Be Anxiously Engaged

24 Jan, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Be Anxiously Engaged

Feb Interviews: Loving as Christ Loves: 4 Characteristics of Christ’s Love

3 Feb, Moses Lake Stake Conference
Family History, Might not the reverse be true?

21 Feb, Zone Conference Yakima
Family History/ Spirit World, Encyc of LDS, Bryant Hinckley, Wendy Nelson, William Hurst, Graesle Family

22 Feb, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Family History/ Spirit World, Encyc of LDS, Bryant Hinckley, Wendy Nelson, William Hurst, Graesle Family

23 Feb, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Family History / Spirit World, Encyc of LDS, Bryant Hinckley, Wendy Nelson, William
Hurst, Graesle Family

26 Feb, Othello Stake Conference
Repentance, Bednar, other words for

5 March, Ephrata Stake Conference
Repentance, Bednar, other words for

11 March, Yakima Stake Women’s Conference
“Home the Original MTC” Raising Missionaries Right: 8 Skills Parents are Overlooking, Adjusting to Missionary Life, Randy Bott book

16 March, Zone Conference Yakima with Elder Uceda
FH, Spirit Word, Bushman & Elisha Davis, Your name will be Remembered

17 March, Zone Conference Quincy with Elder Uceda
FH, Spirit World, Bushman & Elisha Davis, Your name will be Remembered

18 March, Yakima Stake Conference
Testimony, Crust to Loaf, As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be

19 March, Yakima Stake Conference
Repentance, Bednar, other words for

19 March, Single Adult Fireside Selah
Be Interesting, Be Available, Be Patient, Waiting by John Burroughs

26 March, Terrace Heights Branch Sacrament Meeting
God Has a Plan for Us

April Interviews: Family History–We are in the Presence of Angels, Easter–Lesson from the Daisies

2 May, MLC
Effective Teaching: 42 Principles, Lesson Plans, The District DVDs

7 May, Wenatchee Stake Conference Sunday morning 15 min with John
Lessons Learned: The Return is Always Greater, FOMO, Let it Go

May, Interviews: How to be more Likeable (5 Lists)

9 May, Zone Conference Yakima
Sariah Complains: Afer this manner of language; Mosiah 4 How to always rejoice

10 May, Zone Conference Yakima
Sariah Complains: Afer this manner of language; Mosiah 4 How to always rejoice

11 May, Zone Conference Yakima
Sariah Complains: Afer this manner of language; Mosiah 4 How to always rejoice

12 May, Zone Conference Yakima
Sariah Complains: Afer this manner of language; Mosiah 4 How to always rejoice

20 May, The Dalles Stake Conference Sat p.m.
Stop Obliteration –Write your Story

21 May, The Dalles Stake Conference Sun a.m.
Repentance, words for

June Interviews: The Power of Words, Language; You Can Do Hard Things!
You were made for these times.

10 June, Mission Conference with Elder Neil L. Anderson
3 min Testimony of the Book of Mormon

11 June, Quincy Missionary Fireside (Ephrata Stake)
God has a Plan for Me, Blossoms to Apple

13 June, MLC
Review of lessons learned from Elder Anderson Mission Conference 10 June

17 June, Moses Lake Stake Conference
Music – Obedience

14 July, Othello Stake Girls Camp (120) Ensign Ranch
Why God doesn’t always answer prayers

16 July, Yakima Valley YSA Sunday 3rd Hour
Using Social Media in Missionary Work

25 July, Zone Conference Zillah
Ride Faster! Israel Barlow story, Sarah Stoddard Diary, Importance of Journals

26 July, Zone Conference Yakima
Ride Faster! Israel Barlow story, Sarah Stoddard Diary, Importance of Journals

27 July, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Ride Faster! Israel Barlow story, Sarah Stoddard Diary, Importance of Journals

28 July, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Ride Faster! Israel Barlow story, Sarah Stoddard Diary, Importance of Journals

1 Aug, MLC
Leadership Centered in Christ, Music Words, Actions

August Interviews: God is not a Distributor of Answers, Language, Social Media tips

11 Aug, Selah Stake Girls Camp, Zarahemla (160 girls)
Journal keeping, I’m the one who writes my own story

26 Aug, Othello Stake Conference Sat p.m.
The Plunge, trusting in continuous revelation, SWK, FOMO

3 Sept, Yakima 2nd Ward Relief Society Lesson
Journal Keeping, Records

5 Sept, Super MLC
STL Training

September Interviews: Conversation Skills TED Talk, Obedience Quotes, Ride Faster!

10 Sept, Fireside Cottonwood Canyon Ward Youth, Yakima (50)
15 min on Using Social Media

10 Sept Fireside Yakima 2nd, 3rd, Englewood Rama Youth (50)
5 min on Using Social Media, D&C 84:62 Sent

3 Oct, MLC
Processing what we learned in General Conference

October Interviews: Promises for Reading the Book of Mormon, BoM in 15 Verses

7 Oct, Ephrata Stake Conference evening session 5 min Testimony
The Words: Good, Church in the BoM

8 Oct, Othello Stake Youth Fireside
Raising Missionaries Right, 8 Skills, Mission Prep, make friends, talk to strangers

14 Oct, Yakima Stake Conference Sat p.m. 10 min.
Raising Missionaries Right, 8 Skills, Adjusting to Missionary Life

15 Oct, Yakima Stake Conference Sun a.m. 10 min.
The Plunge, FOMO, Continuous Revelation in troubling times

27 Oct, Mission President’s Seminar
Ideas for Mission Wives: Stay close to families, Social Media, Notes to Moms, etc.

7 Nov, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Taking the Plunge! Trusting God

8 Nov, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Taking the Plunge, Trusting God

9 Nov, Zone Conference Zillah
Taking the Plunge, Trusting God

17 Nov, Selah Stake Conference
Serve from Strengths, Gifts & Talents, Instrument in Hands of the Lord

December Interviews: How You Can Be a Tool for the Lord
Christmas: Christmas Day in the Morning, Joseph Millett Story, I Would Rather Give All I Have (Moses Thatcher Story)

2 Dec, Wenatchee Stake Conference, Saturday p.m. 15 min.
Serve from Strengths, Gifts & Talents, Instrument in Hands of the Lord

9 Dec, The Dalles Stake Conference Saturday p.m. 15 min
Serve from Strengths, Gifts & Talents, Instrument in Hands of the Lord

12 Dec, Christmas Gathering
Christmas message

13 Dec, Christmas Gathering
Christmas message

2018

January Interviews: New Year’s Resolutions, Goal Setting, Get Acquainted Questions

10 Jan, MLC
The Challenge to Become, Goal Setting, Elder Oaks Oct 2000

30 Jan, Zone Conference Yakima/Selah
#FeedTheFifty Obedience is not Negotiating with God

31 Jan, Zone Conference Moses Lake, Ephrata, Othello
#FeedTheFifty Obedience is not Negotiating with God

1 Feb, Zone Conference Wenatchee, Omak
#FeedTheFifty Obedience is not Negotiating with God

11 Feb, Moses Lake Stake Conference
The Power of Deliverance

February Interviews: The Blessings of the Temple

24 Feb, Othello Stake Conference
Marriage Relations with John –Manner of Language, Adjusting to Missionary Life

25 Feb, Othello Stake Conference
Fire and Ice, Theodore Turley and the Book of Mormon

4 March, Ephrata Stake Conference Saturday Evening
Pres Nelson on Getting Answers to Prayers (10 Jan 2016 BYU Hawaii World Wide Devotional)

5 March, Ephrata Stake Conference Sunday Morning
Preparing for General Conference – Hearing the Voice of the Lord
Elder Anderson Oct 2017 Conference talk

7 March, MLC
Technology and Hastening the Work

13 March, Zone Conference Zillah
Technology and Hastening the Work

14 March, Zone Conference Yakima
Technology and Hastening the Work

15 March, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Technology and Hastening the Work

16 March, Zone Conference Wenatchee
Technology and Hastening the Work

17 March, Yakima Stake Conference Saturday Evening
The Application of a Gospel Principle that helped Me Overcome a Challenge
Miscarriages, Family, Job

April Interviews: General Conference Promises and Invitations, Technology in Latter days, Be Kind Story, Dedicates not Volunteers, Quotes

5 April, MLC
Using Social Media for Proselyting (phone training)

17 April, April Zone Conference Wenatchee
Getting to Know the Members, 3×5 Card Files

18 April, Zone Conference Zillah
Getting to Know the Members, 3×5 Card Files

19 April, Zone Conference Yakima
Getting to Know the Members, 3×5 Card Files

20 April, Zone Conference Moses Lake
Getting to Know the Members, 3×5 Card Files

29 April, Stake Conference Wenatchee, Early Meeting for new converts & investigators
Testimony, Apple Blossoms, God’s Plan for us

29 April, Stake Conference Wenatchee, Sunday Morning Session
Testimony, Book of Mormon

6 May, Stake Conference, Selah, Sunday Morning Session
Enduring to the End = Learning from Experiences over Time

11 May, Super MLC, Yakima
The Work of the Ministry: Ephesians 4:11-16, BD, Susan Gong, Sharon Eubank BYU
Women’s Conf talks on Ministering

May Interviews: Quotes, Sarah Stoddard Journal, Might not the Reverse Be True, Stop Obliteration, As Long as There are Words, No one Need Ever Die

19 May, The Dalles Stake Conference Saturday Evening
The Work of the Ministry

20 May, The Dalles Stake Conference Sunday Morning
Enduring to the End = Learning from Experiences over Time

5 June, MLC
What it means to be “Highly Favored of the Lord”

6 June, Zone Conference
Final Thoughts and Lessons Learned

7 June, Zone Conference
Final Thoughts and Lessons Learned

10 June, Englewood Rama Sacrament Meeting
Music, Words, Activity in the Church = Internalizing, Change

17 June, Stake Conference, Moses Lake, Saturday Evening
Enduring to the End = Learning from Experiences over Time

18 June, Stake Conference Moses Lake, Sunday Morning
Testimony –Cutting of the dog’s tail, Departing, not dying

23 June, Yakima 2nd Ward
Testimony

153 talks and trainings given
48 Doctrine of Christ Trainings
————
201 Total plus all the extras like New Missionary Orientations and TT&T Trainings.

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Food Served in the Washington Yakima Mission 2015-2018

Here’s a fun history of the food eaten and numbers served in the Washington Yakima Mission while we were there.  Many of the recipes can be found here on the blog in the Mission Recipes Category at the right.  Some of our happiest memories center around food and good table conversation found here.

Sister Lewis  Mission Meals 2015-2018

2015

July 2015 Interviews 50 dozen choc chip cookies (repeated every transfer with different cookies)

4 July Party at MH (16) Banana shakes, Burgers, condiments, chips, olives & pickles, watermelon, grapes, cherries, potato salad, lemonade, chocolate cake & ice cream
5 July APs Lunch (4) Leftovers from yesterday

11 July APs Lunch (4) Grilled Cheese, chips, cookies

19 July APs Lunch (4) Tilapia, corn on the cob, watermelon, salad

APs Dinner (4) Eggs & bacon and homemade toast with jam

23 July APs Lunch (4) Sandwiches, chips, banana milkshakes

27 July Departure Dinner (14) Grilled Chicken, broccoli, funeral potatoes, salad, apple cake with sauce, ice cream

28 July Departure Bfast (14) Waffles, strawberries & whipped cream, egg casserole, salsa, bacon

28 July Arrival Lunch (17) Pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, watermelon,
cantaloupe, cherries, chips, choc chip cookies

28 July Arrival Dinner (17) Grilled Chicken, broccoli, funeral potatoes, salad, apple cake with sauce

29 July Arrival Bfast (17) Waffles, strawberries & whipped cream, egg casserole, salsa, bacon

29 July Arrival Lunch (17) Sandwiches, chips, watermelon, lemonade

7 Aug MLC (33+) Café Rio pork, cilantro rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, chips & salsa, olives, watermelon, apple crisp & ice cream

7 Aug Stake Presidencies (20) Pot Luck Salads, rolls, apple pies

13 Aug Departure Bfast (3) Waffles bacon & eggs (Elder Imada)

18 Aug Departure Dinner (4) Restaurant –Sushi, ice cream (Winkler & Helzer)

19 Aug Departure Bfast (4) Waffles bacon & eggs (Winkler & Helzer)

22 Aug Elder & Sis Packer
Office Couples (10) Grilled chicken, broccoli, candied carrots, steamed buttered potatoes, salad, rolls, angel food cake and glorified sherbet

23 Aug Packers (4) Restaurant –Miner’s

23 Aug ZC Quincy (65) Chicken Salad sandwiches, chips, cookies

24 Aug ZC Yakima (65) Pulled Pork sandwiches, salads, brownies

27 Aug STLs Lunch (4) Vegetable marinara over rice, fruit (Johnson & Cain)

28 Aug ZLs Lunch (4) Tacos, choc chip cookies, ice cream (Jensen & Hull)

APs Dinner (4) Grilled Chicken, sherbet (Smith & Archibald)

29 Aug Departure Bfast (3) Waffles, bacon and eggs (Varnon)

1 Sept 2015 MLC (35) Burgers, Polish dogs, watermelon, grapes, potato salad, salsa sorta, chips, pickles & olives, brownies & ice cream

2 Sept 2015 APs Dinner (4) Burgers, leftovers from yesterday

3 Sept APs Dinner (4) Quesadillas

4 Sept APs Dinner (4) Chicken & Rice, vegetables

7 Sept Departure Bfast (3) Waffles, bacon & eggs (Jarman)

7 Sept Departure Dinner (3) Olive Garden (Wright)

8 Sept Departure Bfast (3) Waffles bacon & eggs (Wright)

8 Sept Arrival Lunch (22) Pulled pork sandwiches, corn on cob, chips, watermelon, grapes, apples, pears, nectarines, lemonade

8 Sept Arrival Dinner (26) Grilled chicken, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad, fruit apple cake & whipped cream

9 Sept Arrival Bfast (26) Waffles, strawberries & whipped cream, egg casserole, salsa, bacon

9 Sept Arrival Lunch (26) Sandwiches, chips, corn on the cob, watermelon, fruit, pound cake & strawberries, whipped cream

9 Sept APs (4) Breakfast burritos, fruit, ice cream

10 Sept Late Snack/Party (8) Office couples, APs Chocolate Malts, Strawberry Shakes

11 Sept Mission Presidency (8) Tenderloin steaks, baked potatoes, broccoli, carrots, salad, pumpkin pie & whipped cream, apple cake
12 Sept Arrival Lunch (5) (APs, Elder Boren) BBQ Pork sandwiches, melon, chips, corn on the cob, pumpkin pie

25 Sept APs (2) Pie and Ice cream

27 Sept Arrival Dinner (4) Pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied carrots, salad, Berry pie and ice cream (Chandlers)

28 Sept Arrival Bfast (10) Waffles, eggs & bacon, OJ (Chandlers, office couples, APs)

29 Sept APs Lunch (4) Chicken Soup, salad, cookies

1-8 Oct Art & Kris Visit (4) Omelettes, Roast Beef, Tacos, Miner’s, Soup

13 Oct APs (4) Tacos, Pie

14 Oct APs (4) Pizza, Sherbet, cookies

16 Oct Sis Maez, Van Orden (4) Chicken Salad, Croissants, Grapes, chips, gingerbread with
applesauce and whipped cream

16 Oct APs (4) same an hour later

19 Oct Departure Dinner (14) Grilled chicken, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad with apples, sweet cooked apples over ice cream

20 Oct Departure Bfast (14) Waffles, canned peaches, egg casserole, salsa, bacon

20 Oct Arrival Lunch (33) BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, chips, grapes, lemonade, cookies–choc chip, molasses, coconut choc

20 Oct Arrival Dinner (9) Grilled chicken, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad with apples, Sweet cooked apples over ice cream

21 Oct Arrival Bfast (14) Waffles, canned peaches, egg casserole, salsa, bacon

21 Oct Arrival Lunch (32) Tacos, tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, grapes, cookies, lemonade

25 Oct APs (4) Tacos, grapes

1 Nov Sisters (4) Tacos, grapes, ice cream

2 Nov APs (4) Tacos, nachos

5 Nov MLC (35) 3 Turkey breasts, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Frozen corn, homemade rolls, Carrots and celery and olives, ranch dip, Fresh cranberry relish, Apple Juice/water, 3 Pumpkin Pies & whipped cream, 1 Apple Pie & ice cream

24 Nov APs (4) Sandwiches, chips, grapes
(2) leftover fajitas

25 Nov Thanksgiving Eve (16) White Chili, Hodgepodge Soup, French Bread, cheese and crackers, grapes, cheese cake jelly roll, pecan bars, pumpkin pie

26 Nov Thanksgiving (2 Ann & John) turkey leg, thigh, a mashed potato, yams, cranberry, stove top, corn, apple juice, apple pie

27 Nov APs (4) Soup, sandwiches, grapes, apple pie

30 Nov Departure Dinner (11) Ham, funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, broccoli, salad with apples, chocolate cake and pumpkin rolls

1 Dec Departure Bfast (14) Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, OJ, milk, apple juice

1 Dec Arrival Lunch (23)Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, grapes, cookies

1 Dec Arrival Dinner (23) Ham, funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, broccoli, salad with apples, chocolate cake and pumpkin rolls

2 Dec Arrival Lunch (23) Tacos, grapes, tangerines, cookies

2 Dec Dinner Bad weather(15) Left over transfer foods–pulled pork, tacos, soup

3 Dec Bfast Bad weather (15) Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, OJ, milk

3 Dec Lunch Bad weather (15) Soup, sandwiches, tacos, pulled pork

4 Dec MLC (35) Fajitas, rice, black beans, salad, brownies, ice cream

8 Dec DoC/T&T lunch (12) Tacos, Sandwiches, grapes, chips

11 Dec APs Lunch (4) Fajitas, rice, grapes

15 Dec APs Lunch (4) Fajitas, chips & salsa

18 Dec Departure Dinner (15) Tri Tip, Steamed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, salad, apple cake

19 Dec Departure Bfast (19) Waffles, egg casserole, bacon, OJ, apple juice, milk

17-3 Jan Family Here!

27 Dec APs, Family (9) Roast beef, potatoes, carrots, rolls, salad, pie

2016

1 Jan APs (4) Tri-Tip, carrots, salad, potato leek soup

7 Jan Super MLC (60) Sweet Chili, sandwiches, chips, olives, pickles, carrots & celery, cookies, brownies, birthday cake

7 Jan APs dinner (4) Ham sandwiches, chips

8 Jan APs lunch (4) Ham & Eggs, potatoes & onions, oranges

8 Jan APs dinner (4) Pizza

9 Jan APs lunch (2) sandwiches

10 Jan APs lunch (4) Pfannen Kuchen, ham

11 Jan Departure dinner (10) Pot roast, gravy, steamed red potatoes, carrots, salad, apple cake & sauce, ice cream

12 Jan Departure Bfast (14) Waffles, egg casserole, bacon, oatmeal, OJ, Apple, milk

12 Jan Arrival lunch (12) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, vegs, olives & pickles, cookies, brownies, tangerines

12 Jan Arrival dinner (18) Tri-Tip, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad, carrot & celery sticks, apple cake, ice cream

13 Jan Arrival bfast (16) Waffles, egg casserole, bacon, oatmeal, OJ, Apple, milk

13 Jan Arrival lunch (16) Tacos, chips & salsa, cookies

15 Jan Trainings lunch (10) Pulled pork, tacos

23 Jan APs lunch (4) tacos

24 Jan APs Sun dinner (4) Tilapia, brown rice/quinoa, carrots, corn, salad

26 Jan Zone Conf ML (50) Hawaiian Haystacks, salads, cookies

27 Jan Zone Conf WE (70) Baked Potato Bar, salads, cookies, ice cream

28 Jan Zone Conf YA (90) Subway Hogie Sandwiches, chips, homemade pies (20)

29 Jan APs lunch (4) grilled cheese, fruit, cookies

30 Jan APs lunch (4) chicken soup, cheese & crackers, pears & apples, cookies

2 Feb MLC (35) Tacos, toppings, beans, rice, chips & salsa, brownies, scotcheroos, ice cream, lemonade

5 Feb APs lunch (4) Potstickers, fried rice, PF Chang frozen Mongolian beef

13 Feb APs lunch (4) spaghetti, salad, toasted Parmesan English muffins

14 Feb APs lunch (4) Beef curry on rice

19 Feb ZLs Lunch (4) White Chili, toppings, chips & salsa, ice cream

19 Feb Sister’s Dinner (6) Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, beans, cabbage salad, tapioca pudding or ice cream

20 Feb APs lunch (4) White Chili, chips & salsa

22 Feb Departure Dinner (11) Miner’s burgers, shakes, fries

23 Feb Arrival Lunch (20) pulled pork sandwiches, chips, carrots & celery, olives, and lemonade. Brownies and ice cream for dessert

23 Feb Arrival Dinner (33) Beef bourguignon, broccoli, glazed carrots, salad, chocolate and lemon cakes with ice cream for dessert

24 Feb Arrival Bfast (29) Waffles, egg casserole, bacon, OJ, Apple, milk

24 Feb Arrival Lunch (29) Tacos, (to go), cake

25 Feb APs Lunch (4) Curry, beef, rice, salad, cinnamon rolls

26 Feb APs Lunch (4) Tacos, cinnamon rolls

1 March DoC/TT break (8) Tacos, cookies

3 March MLC (36) Breakfast: waffles, egg casserole, bacon, OJ, Milk, strawberries, whipped cream

13 March APs (4) Brats, potatoes and onions, green beans

18 March Sisters (4) Hawaiian chicken, brown rice, broccoli (Streuling, Hawkins)

20 March APs, Beatty (5) Hawaiian chicken, brown rice, broccoli, zucchini

21 March APs, Beatty (5) Potstickers, Hawaiian chicken, rice, broccoli, squash

(1) frozen Pizza (Beatty)

22 March Zone Conf (50) ML Hawaiian Haystacks, Easter treats

23 March Zone Conf (45) WE taco salads, cakes, cookies

24 March Zone Conf (100) SE Rolled sandwich wraps , fruit, treats, cake

24 March APs (3) leftovers

26 March APs lunch (4) Ribs, vegetables, angel food cake, strawberries

28 March Oliver/Johnson (2) Lentil Stew, strawberry short cake

29 March Elder Imada (3) Bacon & Eggs, toast (Departure)

30 March Yak SP Elders (6) Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, asparagus, beans, salad, brownies and ice cream, berries

2 April MLC (35) Hawaiian Chicken, brown or white rice, Asian salad, brownies and ice cream

4 April Yak Sisters (5) Hawaiian Chicken, salad, ice cream & brownies

5 April APs (3) BBQ ribs (crockpot, then baked), potatoes, beans and asparagus and salad

8 April APs (4) BBQ ribs, Hawaiian Chicken, rice, asparagus, choc chip cookies

11 Apr Departures (13) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, broccoli, carrots, salad and Angel food cake with strawberries and pineapple sherbet for dessert

12 Apr Departures (10) Breakfast: waffles, egg casserole, bacon, OJ, Milk, oatmeal

12 Apr Arrivals (16) Lunch: Tacos, chips & salsa, lemonade, cookies

12 Apr Arrivals (18) Dinner: Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, broccoli, carrots, salad and Angel food cake with strawberries and pineapple sherbet for dessert, cinnamon rolls from Smarts

13 April Arrivals (14) Sack Lunches to go, cookies, apples, carrots & celery, candy, chips, water bottles

13 April APs (3) Dinner: Tacos

17 April APs (4) Tacos, chips & salsa, angel food cake, sherbet, strawberries

19 April between trainings (20) Impromptu sandwiches, chips, lemonade, cookies

24 Apr APs, Kids (7) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, beans, carrots, salad

3 May MLC (34) Pulled Pork Sandwiches, potato salad, broccoli salad, fruit salad, watermelon, chips, salsa, carrots, pickles, olives, and cinnamon breads and ice cream for dessert

3 May Calls Dinner (4) leftovers from lunch

17 May APs Lunch (4) Sandwiches, chips, cake with strawberries and whipped cream

18 May 4 Elders Exit lunch (6) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, fiesta salad, cookies

18 May 2 Sisters Exit dinner (4) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, fiesta salad, cookies

19 May APs Lunch (4) Chicken & Rice, green beans, salad, apple pie (frozen)

19 May 2 Elders Exit dinner (4) Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, salad, apple pie (Cordon, Fernandez)

21 May Hawkins family (4) Miner’s burgers

22 May Hawkins family (5) Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, ice cream

23 May Departing Bfast (3) Bacon & eggs, waffles

23 May Departing Dinner (13) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, broccoli, candied carrots, salad, brownies and ice cream

24 May Departing Bfast (21) Breakfast: Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, peaches, OJ, milk, oatmeal

24 May Arrival Lunch (23) Tacos, chips & salsa, brownies & ice cream

24 May Arrival Dinner (8) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, broccoli, candied carrots, salad, angel food cake, strawberries, pineapple sherbet

25 May Arrival Bfast (5) Bacon & eggs, waffles, syrup, OJ, milk

25 May Arrival Lunch (3) Sack lunches: sandwiches, chips, carrots, cookies, water

26 May APs Lunch (4) Steak salad, cantaloupe, leftover desserts

27 May Lunch (16) Sandwiches, chips, cookies, leftovers (anything in sight)

31 May APs Bfast (3) French Toast, strawberries

1 June MLC (32) Brats, fried potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower salad, watermelon, cantaloupe, coleslaw, (no pretzel rolls), sauerkraut, mustards, pickle spears, chips, lemonade, apple crisp and whipped cream

3 June Winkler’s Visit (4) MLC leftovers

5 June APs, Elders (6) Brats, salads, rolls, scotcheroos

7 June APs (4) Cobb Salad, rolls, scotcheroos

8 June Elder & Sister Johnson, couples (8) Filet mignons, potatoes, carrots, green beans,
salad, Rolls, angel food cake, berries, pineapple sherbet

9 June Bfast Johnsons (4) Cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast

10 June Zone Conf (87) Subway sandwiches, chips, apples, cookies, granola bars

10 June Bfast Johnson (4) Cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast

10 June Zone Conf (83) Subway Sandwiches, chips, carrots, cookies, brownies, apples

10 June Elder Johnson (4) Chicken vegetable soup, cheese and crackers, cherries

11 June Elder Cicon depart (3) Bacon & eggs, toast

11 June APs, ZLs (6) Fish tacos, cantaloupe, apricots, lemonade

13 June Tietjen, Goodwin (4) Bacon & eggs, waffles, fruit

14 June Yak Valley Elders (6) Fish Tacos, watermelon, ice cream & cookies

16 June STL Conf (10) Steak salad, french bread, melons, angel food cake, strawberries & blueberries, pineapple sherbet

17 June Bfast Duitsman dep (3) Waffles, eggs, fruit

17 June APs lunch (4) Steak Salad, salsa sorta, chips, cookies

23 June M&M Council (12) sack lunches: sandwiches, carrots, apples, chips, water, granola bars, red licorice, M&Ms

29 June APs dinner (4) Potstickers and cookies, apricots

30 June APs dinner (4) Lasagna, hot bread, salad, broccoli, cookies

4 July Departures (20) Hamburgers, potato salad, broccoli salad, Betty’s fruit salad, watermelon, chips, pickles, olives, condiments and ice cream sundaes for dessert

3 July Hobbs departure (3) Bacon, eggs, toast, OJ

5 July 4:30 a.m. depart (16) Yogurt, cereal, muffins, fruit, OJ, granola bars

5 July Arrival dinner (14) Hamburgers, potato salad, broccoli salad, Betty’s fruit salad, watermelon, chips, pickles, olives, condiments. Angel food cake, strawberries and blueberries for dessert, whipped cream

6 July Arrivals early bfast (3) Eggs, toast, juice, muffins

6 July Arrivals Bfast (16) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, cherries, apricots, OJ, milk

6 July Arrivals lunch (11) Sack lunches: turkey sandwiches, condiments, chips, cherries, granola bars, candy, water bottles

7 July APs lunch (4) waffles, egg casserole, fruit, strawberry milkshakes

8 July MLC (35) Hamburgers, potato salad, broccoli salad, Memorial Day baked beans, watermelon, chips, pickles, olives, condiments, brownies and ice cream

8 July Dinner Elders (4) Leftovers from lunch

17 July Nicole Nielsen (3) Tacos, cookies

Johnson family (8) Tacos, ice cream

1 Aug MLC (35) Steak Salad, watermelon, hot french bread, ice cream with peaches and brown sugar for dessert
(3 tri-tip, 4 french bread)

4 Aug Wedding Party (65) Mexican Buffet catered by members: Enchiladas, Tamales, Chili Rellenos, Beans and Rice, Tacos for the kids, watermelon, ice cream and fresh peaches

5 Aug Wedding Day (65) Waffles (7 batches), 3 egg casseroles, 5 lbs bacon, OJ, Milk, watermelon, blueberries

5 Aug Wedding Dinner (65) Catered by Staci: Appetizers, prime rib, chicken, roasted vegs, glorified mashed potatoes, watermelon salad, pear and Gorgonzola salad, rolls, coconut cake, apple crisp, German choc cake

6 Aug Breakfast (40) Leftovers, cereal, fruit

6 Aug Lunch (30) Mexican leftovers

15 Aug Departing Group (18) Dinner: Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, candied carrots, steamed broccoli, salad, apple cake, sauce and whipped cream

16 Aug Departing Bfast (18) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, steel cut oats, blueberries, milk, OJ

16 Aug Arriving Lunch (19) Pulled pork, chips, fruit salad, watermelon, olives, pickles

16 Aug Arriving Dinner (28) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, candied carrots, steamed broccoli, salad, apple cake, sauce and whipped cream

17 Aug Arriving Bfast (27) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, steel cut oats, blueberries, milk, OJ

17 Aug Arriving Lunch (20) Sack Lunches: Sandwiches with herbed turkey, cheese, lettuce, chips, carrots & celery, apples, cookies

19 Aug APs Lunch (4) Chicken breasts, pasta, salad, watermelon, apple cake

23 Aug Lunch (16) Tacos between trainings, brownies, scotcheroos

1 Sept MLC Lunch (36) 2 crockpots of curry stew, 4 iceberg lettuce, blue cheese or Ranch dressing, feta cheese, chopped tomatoes and bacon bits. Apple crisp and ice cream for dessert

2 Sept Dinner Sisters, Cramers (7) Chicken, rice, green beans, corn on the cob, salad,
grapes

13 Sept Zone Conf (50) Moses Lake. Costco croissant sandwiches, chips, apples, cookies

14 Sept Zone Conf (60) Wenatchee. Home made enchiladas, Spanish rice, salads, cakes and cookies

15 Sept Zone Conf (100) Yakima. Crockpots of soups, salad, rolls, Costco apple pie

21 Sept Elders lunch (4) Egg McMuffins, grapes, chips, warm cobbler and ice cream

22 Sept APs lunch (4) Pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, chips, pickles, tomatoes, cobbler

23 Sept APs, Elders lunch (6) Fish tacos, toppings, chips & salsa, cobbler & ice cream

23 Sept APs, Elders dinner (6) Chicken alfredo, corn, salad, cobbler & ice cream
(Exit interviews)

26 Sept Departure Dinner (11) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, broccoli, carrots, salad, Pumpkin Pie Crunch with whipped cream

27 Sept Departure Bfast (9) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, apple juice

27 Sept Arrival Lunch (9) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, pickles, olives, apples, lemonade, cookies, plums

27 Sept Arrival Dinner (19) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, broccoli, carrots, salad, Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake with whipped cream

28 Sept Arrival Bfast (14) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, apple juice

Arrival Lunch (12) Sack lunches: sandwiches–turkey, cheese, lettuce,
tomatoes, or PB&J, chips, apples, granola bars, water

29 Sept APs Lunch (2) Dinner Leftovers

2 Oct APs Lunch (4) Lentil sausage soup, french bread with butter & honey, grapes, milk, OJ

4 Oct MLC (35) Hodgepodge, White Chili, 2 corn bread, 6 loaves french bread baked, honey, butter, jam, apples and apple dip, apple juice and milk, Pumpkin Crunch Cake & whipped cream

5 Oct DoC Training (26) Hodgepodge, White Chili, french bread, apples, dip

1 Nov MLC (36) Thanksgiving Dinner: 4 turkey rolls (none left), 25 lbs potatoes, mashed, stuffing (6 boxes), gravy, green beans, corn, fresh cranberry relish, carrots, celery, olives, dip, Judy’s rolls, pumpkin and apple pies (had 4, ate 2.5), whipped cream

2 Nov APs Lunch (4) Chicken in gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, beans, cranberry relish, rolls, pie

2 Nov APs Dinner (4) Split Pea Vegetable soup, rolls, dried apples

3 Nov APs Lunch (4 )Veggie marinara on brown rice/quinoa, french bread

7 Nov Departure Dinner (12) BBQ Ribs, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad, pumpkin crunch cake & whipped cream

8 Nov Departure Bfast (14) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, apple juice

8 Nov Arrival Lunch (10) Chicken wild rice soup, french bread, jam, apples, dip, brownies

8 Nov Arrival Dinner (16) BBQ Ribs, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad, pumpkin crunch cake & whipped cream

9 Nov Arrival Bfast (12) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, apple juice

9 Nov Arrival Lunch (9) Sack lunches: sandwiches–turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, or PB&J, chips, apples, molasses cookies, water

10 Nov APs Lunch (4) Leftovers. Ribs, funeral potatoes, corn & beans, stuffing, molasses cookies

15 Nov DoC Training (16) Sweet Chili, Monster cookies

21 Nov Zone Conf ML (60) Potato bar, salad, rolls, Costco pies

22 Nov Zone Conf WE (55) Soup bar, rolls, Costco pies

23 Nov Zone Conf YAK (100) Potato bar, salad, Costco pies

6 Dec CMS Party (90) Yeates home: Stuffed Pork Roasts, baked potatoes, fruit and veggie platters, rolls, jam, butter, pickles and olives, variety of pies for dessert, apple juice

7 Dec CMS Party (90) Tree home: green salad, pulled ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots and corn, cheese cake and pumpkin pies

8 Dec APs Lunch (4) Brats, scalloped potatoes, cuke salad, red cabbage, pretzel rolls, pickles, pie

8 Dec Elders Dinner (6) Pizza, cookies & ice cream

9 Dec APs Lunch (4) Sweet Chili and /or Tacos, grapes, PB tortillas and honey

12 Dec Departures (9) Tri-tip, roasted potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, salad. Dessert: tapioca pudding with raspberries and blueberries

13 Dec Depart Bfast (9) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

13 Dec Arrival Lunch (6) Sweet chili, hot french bread, coconut/nut bar cookies

13 Dec Arrival Dinner (12) Tri-tip, roasted potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, salad. Dessert: Apple upside down cake, whipped cream

14 Dec Arrival Bfast (10) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

14 Dec Arrival Lunch (10) Sack lunches: sandwiches– ham, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, chips, carrots, tangerines, apples, granola bars, water bottles

15 Dec DoC Training (18) Subway sandwiches, chips, carrots, tangerines, water

16 Dec Couple Arrives (10) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles or potatoes, green beans, carrots, salad, berry pie

17 Dec Omans Bfast (4) Egg Casserole, fruit, cereal

19 Dec CMS Party Took 2 pans of funeral potatoes (ate 1)

23 Dec Finches Dinner (6) Brats, potatoes & onions, cuke salad, Rotkohl, broccoli salad, brownies and ice cream

Dec Family CMS (7) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, broccoli, salad, pie

2017

17 Jan APs lunch (4) Bean soup, hot french bread, apples

19 Jan ZC Yakima (70) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, green salad, orange slices, bananas, root beer floats, granola bars for snacks

20 Jan ZC Moses Lake (50) Hawaiian Hay Stacks, toppings, salad, rolls, cookies

23 Jan The Dalles Zone (18) Vegetable beef stew/soup, sliced oranges, apples, milk, Monster cookies, apple cake

24 Jan TD Bfast (18) Oatmeal, cereals, fruit, yogurt

24 Jan ZC Wenatchee (100) Baked Spaghetti, rolls, salad, cookies

24 Jan TD Sack dinner (16) Wrap sandwiches, chips, apples, Cocoa Puff Puds, granola bars, water bottles

27 Jan APs Lunch (4) Tortellini with veggie marinara, toasted rolls, salad, broccoli, oranges, apple cake

27 Jan APs Dinner (4) Tamales, chili, salad

30 Jan Departures Dinner (9) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, green beans, carrots, salad, Pumpkin crunch cake, ice cream

31 Jan Depart Bfast (9) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, oranges, blueberries

31 Jan Arrival Lunch Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, broccoli salad, Monster cookies
Snack Oranges, tangerines, apples, cookies

31 Jan Arrival Dinner (17) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, green beans, carrots, salad, Pumpkin crunch cake, ice cream, tapioca pudding

1 Feb Arrival Bfast (11) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, oranges
Arrival Lunch (15) Sack lunches: sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit

7 Feb MLC (35) Hodgepodge Soup, Chicken noodle soup, 2 loaves french bread, 2 loaves multi grain bread, 2 bags pretzel rolls, oranges, apples, choc chip cookies, Cocoa puds, rootbeer floats

21 Feb ZC Yakima (100) Sandwiches fixings, salads, cookies

22 Feb ZC Wenatchee (60) Kentucky Fried Chicken, rolls, salads, cookies

23 Feb ZC Moses Lake (60) Hawaiian Haystacks, rolls, green salad, homemade cookies

8 March APs Lunch (4) Brats, potatoes with onion, red cabbage, salad, squash, apple bread and applesauce

9 March APs Lunch (4) Chicken Cordon Bleu, potatoes, green beans, spaghetti squash, salad, apple bread

10 March APs Lunch (4) Pulled pork sandwiches, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, salad

13 March Departures (18) Ham, Funeral Potatoes, Green beans, Glazed carrots, Green Salad, Dessert: Apple Cake/sauce/ice cream

14 March Depart Bfast (15) Yogurt, Bananas, tangerines, apples, Apple muffins, granola bars

14 March Arrival Lunch (10) Pulled pork, Fruit salad (grapes, bananas, canned pineapple, apples), carrot sticks, olives, pickles, Chips, Choc Chip Cookies

14 March Arrival Dinner (12) Tri-Tip, Roasted potatoes, Glazed carrots, Green Salad, Rolls in the freezer (the partially baked kind), butter, Apple cake/sauce/ice cream

15 March Arrival Bfast (8) Waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit, steel cut oats

16 March Zone Conf (82) Sack dinners. Sandwiches, chips, tangerine, granola bars, water bottles

17 March Zone Conf (89) Potato bar, toppings, many salads, Costco cakes

MLC Quincy (30) Sack dinners. Chicken croissant sandwiches,
chips, tangerines, water bottles

21 March DoC Quincy (18) Sandwiches, chips, carrots, fruit, granola bars, PB Bars

1 April APs Lunch (4) Pasta, broccoli, salad, chocolates with macadamia nuts

3 April MLC (35) Fajitas, rice, black beans, refried beans, tortillas, shredded lettuce, lemonade, brownies & ice cream

20 April APs Lunch (4) Chicken Soup, Multi-grain bread

21 April APs Lunch (4) Leftovers: Chicken soup, vegetable marinara and pasta, salad, ice cream sundaes

24 April Departing Dinner (17) Beef bourguignonne, noodles, beans, carrots, salad, angel food cake and berries, ice cream or whipped cream

25 April Departing Bfast (11) Granola bars, fruit, yogurt, cereal

25 April Arrival Lunch (10) Pulled pork, Asian coleslaw, carrot sticks, olives, pickles, chips, Choc Chip Cookies

25 April Arrival Dinner (11) Beef bourguignonne, noodles, beans, carrots, salad, angel food cake and berries, ice cream or whipped cream

26 April Arrival Bfast (8) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

Arrival Lunch (12) Sack lunches: sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit

2 May MLC (35) Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pickles, Olives, carrot sticks,
Broccoli/Cauliflower salad, Home made French Fries, Watermelon, Dessert: ice cream sundaes ( bananas, strawberries, syrups, nuts, cherries, cookies

9 May Zone Conf YA (54) Chicken taco salad: lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, cheese, cilantro, onion, chips, salsa, sour cream, olives, guacamole; Dessert: fruit popsicles

10 May Zone Conf ML (51) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, veggies, fruit platters, cookies, ice cream bars

11 May ZC Toppenish (48) Grilled burgers, hotdogs, chips, salads, watermelon,
cantaloupe, pie and ice cream

31 May APs, Elders Lunch (7) Fettuccini with chicken, asparagus, zucchini/yellow squash, cantaloupe, and cherries, scotcheroos

1 June APs Lunch (4) French toast, ham, cantaloupe, blueberries

5 June Departure Dinner (11) Chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, corn, salad, angel food cake with fresh berries, whipped cream

6 June Departure Bfast (2) Granola bars, yogurt, grapefruit cups

6 June Families Bfast (14) Egg casserole, bacon, waffles, OJ, Milk, cantaloupe

6 June Arrival Lunch (9) Tacos, lettuce, tomato, cheese, cilantro, chips & salsa, watermelon, molasses cookies

6 June Arrival Dinner (14) Chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, corn, salad, angel food cake with fresh berries, whipped cream

7 June Arrival Bfast (7) Egg casserole, bacon, waffles, OJ, Milk, cantaloupe, berries

7 June Sack Lunches (9) Bread, meat, cheese, lettuce, pickles, cherry tomatoes, carrots, chips, water, molasses cookies

8 June DoC Training (24) Sack Lunches: Bread, meat, cheese, lettuce, pickles, cherry tomatoes, carrots, chips, water, molasses cookies

13 June MLC (33) Grilled teriyaki chicken tenders, sticky rice or a rice medley, Asian salad, watermelon with fresh local blueberries. Dessert: Hawaiian Cake, Texas sheet cake

18 June APs (4) German Choc cake for Father’s Day

25 June Departing Folkman (9) Meatloaf, potatoes mashed & roasted, green beans, salad, ice cream and toppings

26 June Depart Folkman (1) Tacos to go

27 June ZC Yakima (85) Potato bar, toppings, salads, melons, cherries and birthday cakes

27 June Kneip (3) Chicken, rice, salad, squash, German Choc Cake

28 June ZC Quincy (108) Pulled pork sandwiches, melon, green salads, potato and pasta salads, deviled eggs, cake and ice cream cups

29 June Eder Kneip (3) Baked potatoes, toppings, squash, broccoli, salad, melon

1 July Bfast Norda + (6) Waffles, eggs, bacon, cantaloupe, OJ

4 July MLC (35) Hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, cantaloupe, pizza pasta salad, potato salad, Memorial Day baked beans, chips and all the condiments. Brownies and ice cream with toppings for dessert

12 July APs (4) Hamburgers, pasta salad, baked beans, watermelon, cherries, chips, brownies & ice cream

13 July APs (4) Chicken and wild rice, watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries, green beans, coco puds

14 July APs (4) Pizza, salad, watermelon, cantaloupe

17 July Departures (27) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, salad, cherries, angel food cake with strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream

18 July Depart Bfast (22) Cereal, granola bars, apricots, cherries, bananas, OJ

18 July Sailsbery Bfast (8) Bacon & eggs, waffles, fruit, OJ

18 July Arrival Lunch (26) Sloppy joes, chips, watermelon, fruit ambrosia, cherries, apricots, choc chip cookie brownies

18 July Arrival Dinner (32) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots, salad, cherries, angel food cake with strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream
19 July Arrival Bfast (20) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, Apple juice, cherries, apricots, strawberries

19 July Sack Lunches (35) Bread, meats, cheeses, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pickles, condiments, chips, apricots, peaches, cherries, granola bars, water

21 July Minerts (6) Sloppy Joes, chips, fruit, funeral potatoes, cherry pie, ice cream

1 Aug MLC (30) Brats, roasted golden potatoes, rotkohl, broccoli salad, watermelon, peaches, apricots, and pretzel rolls with lemonade and ice cream sandwich cookies for dessert

7 Aug Departing Group (17) Beef bourguignonne, noodles, green beans, glazed carrots, salad, angel food cake and berries.

8 Aug Depart Bfast (15) Cereal, milk, OJ, yogurt, peaches & cherries, granola bars

8 Aug Kiser Family (6) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, Apple juice,
cherries, strawberries & blueberries

17 Aug McKeens, Couples (16) Chicken/flour white enchiladas, Tex Mex casserole, cilantro lime rice, salad, watermelon, chips & salsa & queso dip. Apple crisp with ice cream

23 Aug APs (4) Tex Mex, enchiladas, rice, watermelon, chips & salsa, queso, tomato cuke salad, cookies

24 Aug APs (4) Tex Mex, enchiladas, watermelon, chips & salsa, queso, tomato cuke salad, corn on the cob, zucchini and yellow squash, cantaloupe, ice cream

25 Aug APs, Elders (6) Tri-tip (leftovers), rice, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber & tomato salad, squash, ice cream

28 Aug Arrivals, locals (20) 3 Costco pizzas, veggie tray, frozen fruit bars

28 Aug Departing Group (18) Tri-tip (seared, then baked in the grill outside), roasted golden potatoes, glazed carrots, steamed green beans, salad, and apple crisp with ice cream for dessert

29 Aug Bfast Departing (13) Cereal, milk, OJ, fruit, yogurt, muffins

29 Aug Lunch Arrivals (42) (Yak Stake Center) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips,
watermelon, potato salad (Costco, 3 large), pickles, orange slices, choc chip & snickerdoodle cookies, water bottles

29 Aug Dinner Arrivals (33) Tri-tip (seared, then baked in the grill outside), roasted golden potatoes and carrots, steamed green beans, salad, and apple crisp with ice cream for dessert
30 Aug Bfast Arrivals (33) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, sliced peaches, orange slices

30 Aug Lunch Arrivals (40) Sack lunches: sandwiches with croissants, lunchmeat, cheese, lettuce, carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes, rice krispie treats, apple, water bottle

2 Sept Lunch APs (4) Sandwiches, potato salad, leftover queso & chips, veggies, apple crisp and ice cream

5 Sept Super MLC (60) Costco pizza (15), 2 veggie trays, bottled water, brownies with ice cream and choc sauce, Fruit

12 Sept ZC Wenatchee (40) Hoagie sandwiches, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, olives, cukes, lemonade, caesar salad, Costco cookies

13 Sept ZC Zillah (48) Pulled pork hoagies, coleslaw, fruit salad, green salad, Costco cake

14 Sept ZC Selah (56) Tacos on fresh made tortillas, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, chips & queso, sour cream, salsa, ranch, brownies and water bottles

15 Sept ZC Moses Lake (68) Hawaiian haystacks and toppings, salad, rolls, a variety of delicious homemade bar cookies

3 Oct MLC (35) Tex Mex Casserole, Chicken Enchiladas, Cilantro lime rice, refried beans, chips, queso, salsa, sour cream, Tex Mex salad, watermelon, cantaloupe, Baked Apple Empanadas with ice cream and caramel syrup

4 Oct Elder Stapleton Bfast (3) Eggs, toast, fruit, empanadas

4 Oct APs Lunch (4) Curry stew and rice, melon, salad, ice cream

4 Oct APs Dinner (4) Pulled Pork sandwiches, potato, sweet potato fries, pickles, cookies

5 Oct APs Lunch (4) Curry Stew and rice, salad, melon

6 Oct APs Lunch (4) Chicken and rice, peas, lettuce wedges with bacon 7 bleu cheese, garlic toast

6 Oct APs Dinner (4) Pulled Pork Sandwiches, baked potato chips

9 Oct Departures (15) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, glazed carrots, steamed broccoli, salad, apple cake with sauce

10 Oct Bfast Early (11) Cold cereal, milk, toast, fruit

10 Oct Arrival Lunch (33) Costco Pizza, veggie trays, tangerines, cookies

10 Oct Arrival Dinner (27) Beef bourguignonne over noodles, candied carrots, herbed corn, salad and breadsticks, with apple cake for dessert

11 Oct Arrival Bfast (27) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ, fruit

11 Oct Arrival Lunch (25) Sack Lunches: Sandwiches, chips, carrots, apples, tangerines, granola bars

31 Oct MLC (35) Hearty Hodgepodge and White Chicken Chili. Cornbread & honey butter, bread sticks that looked like snakes, fruit platter with apples, oranges and grapes. Halloween cupcakes for dessert

7 Nov ZC ML/OT/EP (58) Smoked/BBQ chicken thighs, potato salad, baked beans, homemade rolls, apples, cookies, brownies

8 Nov ZC WE/OM (50) Pulled Pork, chips, lots of salads, sticky cake

9 Nov ZC Zillah TD/YV (48) Chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls, pumpkin pie

10 Nov ZC YA/SE (48) BBQ Pork sandwiches, chips, salad, cookies

15 Nov APs Lunch (4) Chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, beans, salad, pumpkin pie

APs Dinner (2) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, Oreo shakes

16 Nov APs Lunch (4) Tamales, rice, chips & Salsa, veggies, pumpkin pie

17 Nov APs Lunch (4) Powerhouse Grill

12 Dec CMS Gathering (100) Shredded ham, potatoes au gratin, creamed corn, salad, Judy’s homemade rolls, cheesecakes

13 Dec CMS Gathering (100) Pork tenderloin, baked potatoes, veggie and fruit trays, rolls, pickles and olives, pies and ice cream

18 Nov Elder Whiting (3) Chicken Soup, cheese & crackers, Apples & oranges

18 Dec Departing Group (13) Chicken cordon bleu. Funeral potatoes, nice salad, carrots, broccoli, pumpkin cake

27 Dec APs (2) Chicken soup, cheese and crackers

(Family Here)

2018

1 Jan Departing Dinner (10) Tri-tip, roasted potatoes, broccoli, carrots, salad, apple cake with cream sauce

2 Jan Departing Bfast (8) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

2 Jan Arrival Lunch (21) Chicken vegetable soup, bread sticks, cheese & crackers, apple slices, cookies

2 Jan Arrival Dinner (17) Chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots, salad, apple cake with cream sauce

3 Jan Arrival Bfast (14) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

3 Jan Arrival sack lunch (14) Sandwiches, chips, carrots, apples, tangerines, granola bars, water bottles

4 Jan APs Lunch (4) Leftover tri-tip, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, fudge

5 Jan TT&T Lunch (18) Sweet Chili soup, sandwiches, fruit, fudge

DoC Break (20) Fudge bars

9 Jan MLC (35) Fajitas, Mexican rice, Tex Salad, refried beans, chips & salsa, sour cream, cilantro, cheese, brownies and ice cream

29 Jan Hermanas Dinner (4) Hearty vegetable marinara with brown rice or pasta, salad, ice cream

30 Jan ZC Yakima (53) Chicken Taco Salad, toppings: black beans, red and yellow peppers, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole salad dressing, chips & salsa and chocolate sheet cakes and ice cream

31 Jan Turner family (6) Yogurt and granola, fruit, cereal

31 Jan ZC Moses Lake (61) Soups, home made wheat bread with jams, honey, PB, apple crisp and ice cream

1 Feb ZC Wenatchee (54) Ham, funeral potatoes, salads, rolls, Costco apple pie and ice cream

2 Feb ZC Toppenish (44) Tacos, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, cookies

6 Feb MLC (32) Hawaiian Chicken (1 pkg thighs, 1 pkg tenderloins) in sweet and sour sauce, add steamed red, yellow, green peppers, broccoli, sprouts, onion, pineapple; sticky rice or brown rice; Asian salad with toppers: mandarins, chopped green onion, green sugar peas, sliced almonds, crunchy noodles; Hawaiian Cake with pineapple and bananas and toasted coconut on top

7 Feb APs Lunch (4) Hawaiian Chicken and rice, Asian salad, Hawaiian Cake

8 Feb APs Lunch, Elders (6) Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, salad, ice cream

12 Feb Departing Dinner (14) Chicken cordon bleu, funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans and a nice salad. Ice cream and Valentine cookies

13 Feb Departing Bfast (14) Waffles, syrup, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

13 Feb Arriving Lunch (31) Tacos, toppings, salad, apple slices, Valentine cookies, lemonade

13 Feb Arriving Dinner (23) Chicken cordon bleu, funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans and a nice salad. ice cream and brownies

14 Feb Arrival Bfast (18) Waffles, syrup, peaches, egg casserole, bacon, milk, OJ

14 Feb Arrival (16) Sack lunches: Sandwiches, chips, pickles, tangerines,
granola bars, water

15 Feb STL Training (10) Steak Salad (tri-tip), warm artisan whole grain bread, Angel food cake with fruited sherbet

5 March MLC (32) Sweet & sour meatballs, brown or white rice, green salad, fruit salad, chocolate chip cake & ice cream

11 March APs Lunch (2) Sandwiches, chips, fruit

13 March ZC Zillah (45) Chicken, rice & beans, tortillas, pasta salad, pies & cookies

14 March ZC Englewood (53) Croissant sandwiches, chips, grapes, tangerines, cookies

15 March ZC Moses Lake (57) Hawaiian Haystacks, toppings, rolls, salads, bar cookies

16 March ZC Wenatchee (50) Hoagie Sandwiches, chips, pickles, salad, cookies, Kool aid

21 March APs Lunch (4) Brats, steamed vegetabless, fresh fruit salad, pretzel rolls

22 March APs Lunch (4) Meatballs over a brown rice medley, broccoli salad, cantaloupe and some poppy seed bread

23 March APs Lunch (4) Rotisserie chicken, steamed vegetables, green salad

26 March Departing Dinner (!2) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, salad, apple cake with sauce and whipped cream

27 March Departing Bfast (16) Egg casserole, bacon, waffles, syrup, blueberries, OJ, milk

27 March Arriving Group (16) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, salad, apple cake with sauce and whipped cream

28 March Arriving Bfast (16) Egg casserole, bacon, waffles, syrup, OJ, milk

28 March Arriving Lunch (7) Sack lunches: sandwiches, carrots, tangerines, chips, Rice Krispie Treats, water bottles

29 March APs Lunch (4) Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas (frozen), tossed salad, corn, black beans, chips and salsa, apple cake for dessert

4 April APs Lunch (2) Turkey sandwiches, chips, apples, oranges

APs Dinner (2) Potstickers, fish tacos, salad, popsicles

5 April MLC Lunch (36) Chicken Nacho Casserole, fiesta salad, chips & salsa, grapes, brownies and ice cream

5 April MLC Dinner (36) Costco Pizza, veggie tray, tangerines, Danish pastries, cookies, water bottles

17 April ZC Wenatchee (48) Sloppy Joes, chips, veggies, Rice Krispie Treats, milk

17 April ZC Dinner (48)Costco croissant sandwiches, wraps, hotdogs, chips, veggies, cake, brownies

18 April ZC Zillah (45) Sloppy Joes, potato salad, chips, veggies, cake with strawberries, brownies

18 April ZC Dinner (45) Costco hotdogs, veggies, chips, tangerines, ice cream bars

19 April ZC Yakima (54) Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, fruity fluff salad, cookies

19 April ZC Dinner (54) Costco pizza, veggies, tangerines, ice cream bars

20 April ZC Moses Lake (60) Hawaiian haystacks, toppings, salad, rolls, homemade cookies and bar cookies

20 April ZC Dinner (60) Little Caesars’s Pizza, veggies, tangerines, cookies, ice cream bars

2 May APs Lunch (4) Flautas, cheese, fresh salsa, chips, watermelon, cucumber, tomato and feta salad, cottage cheese

3 May APs Lunch (4) Pizza, salad with bacon, egg, tomato, cuke, etc, watermelon and lemonade.

4 May APs Lunch (4) Chicken and rice, steamed asparagus, pineapple, watermelon

7 May Departing Dinner (16) Chicken cordon bleu, funeral potatoes, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, tossed salad, angel food cake with fresh berries and whipped cream

8 May Departing Bfast (8) 3:30 a.m. Cereal, granola bars

8 May Arriving Lunch (15) Pulled pork, buns, funeral potatoes, pickles, olives, carrots, watermelon, cantaloupe, choc chip cookies, lemonade

8 May Arriving Dinner (7) Beef Bourguignonne, noodles, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, tossed salad, angel food cake and fresh berries and whipped cream

9 May Arriving Bfast (7) Egg Casserole, salsa, bacon, waffles, fresh berries, melon, OJ, milk

9 May Arriving Lunch (8) Sack lunches: sandwiches, ham & cheese, PB&J, chips, pickles, carrots, Monster cookies, water

10 May APs Lunch (4) Beef bourguignonne, noodles, carrots, broccoli, melon, funeral potatoes, chocolates

11 May Super MLC (50) Brats, buns, potato salad, watermelon & cantaloupe with blueberries, broccoli salad, chips, condiments, cinnamon pound cake with berries and whipped cream

15 May DoC Lunch (12) Brats, buns, potato salad, watermelon, chips, brownies, lemonade

18 May RM Elders Visit (5) Powerhouse Grill

20 May Couples Dinner (8) Red Lobster

2 June Elder Marquez (3) Miner’s

5 June MLC (32) Hamburgers, condiments, chips, pickles, potato salad, watermelon, lemonade, brownies and ice cream

5 June Sis Hoskin (1) Burgers, leftovers

6 June Sis Hoskin (1) Cereal 3:30 a.m.

7 June ZC Quincy (98) Chicken salad sandwiches in croissants, chips, lots of salads and fresh fruit, brownies and a big cake

8 June ZC Yakima (95) Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, salads, watermelon, grapes, root beer floats

9 June Elders interview (4) Leftover burgers, salads, chips, fruit, cake

10 June Elders interview (4) Leftover burgers, salads, chips, cake

13 June APs Lunch (4) Leftovers–burgers, tamales, pasta, salads, fruit, cookies

14 June APs Lunch (4) Lasagna, broccoli, garlic toast, cucumber & tomato salad, pecan or lemon pie

15 June APs Lunch (4) Brats, potatoes, asparagus, cucumber & tomato salad, cantaloupe and pie

17 June Elders late night (6) Cinnamon rolls

18 June Departing Group (13) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, salad, with Angel food cake and fresh fruit for dessert

19 June Departing Bfast (13) Egg Casserole, waffles, bacon, OJ, Milk

19 June Arriving Group (14) Tri-tip, funeral potatoes, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, salad, with Angel food cake and fresh fruit for dessert

20 June Arriving Bfast (10) Egg Casserole, waffles, bacon, OJ, Milk

20 June Arriving Lunch (8) Sack lunches–sandwiches, chips, grapes, carrots, water, choc chip cookies

21 June APs Lunch (4) Leftovers–tri-tip, funeral potatoes, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, grapes, strawberries

Interview Treats: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Monster Cookies, Pumpkin/Choc Chip, Scotcheroos, PB Bars, Molasses cookies, Brookies (brownies with choc chip cookie dough on top), Peanut butter oatmeal bars, Valentine sugar cookies, Coco Puff Puds, Snicker doodles

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An Accounting July 2015-July 2018

2016-9-27

I am a record keeper and a history recorder.  As I’ve gone back through my records, here are some interesting pieces of information about our lives that I’ve chronicled during the last 3 years.

Missionaries who have served with us here: 455
Mission areas: Central Washington, from The Dalles to Canada, 7.5 driving hours from top to bottom (432 miles)

Stake Conference and Church talks given: 58
Zone Conference, MLC Trainings given: 68
Doctrine of Christ Trainings: 48
Meals Served:  more than 450 (menus and eaters itemized in the following post)
Transfers: 30
Miles driven: 71,850
Mission President seminars: 6
Mission Leadership Counsels: 34
Zone Conferences: 60
Pages of Interview Handouts prepared: 108
Mission Blog Posts Written: 2,472
Views on the Mission Blog:  546,400
Personal Blog Posts Written: 238
Family History Blog Posts Written: 552
Stories added to FamilySearch: 578
Photos/memories added to Family Search: 2,123
Days for Girls groups started: Yakima, Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Quincy, Brewster, The Dalles
Days for Girls Kits made: 5000+
Quilts finished: 0
Books read (besides Scriptures, and PMG): 0
Personal Journal pages written: 3,220
Days wearing a dress: 365 x 3
Days wearing pants: 0
Photos taken: way more than 100,000
Photos archived: 83,140
Newsletters produced: 16 with 245 pages
Sick days (flu): 3
P-Days taken: 2

Too many to count:
Dozens of cookies baked
Apple desserts served
Sheets washed and beds changed
Yards of DfG Fabric washed, dried, folded and cut
Nights slept away from home (hotels, members)
Birthday gift bags given
Notes texted to moms
Hugs given and received

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