STL Exchanges: Yakima – Sunnyside

2016-8-25 Exchanges (2)Our Yakima Sister Training Leaders, Hermana Luevano and Hermana Pons had exchanges yesterday and today.  Every transfer, each STL and Zone Leader companionship goes on an exchange with every companionship in their stewardship.  This keeps them very busy.  The exchanges are usually overnight, from mid-day until mid-day, so they get to participate in a full evening of work, daily planning before bed for the next day, and a full morning with personal and companionship studies.

Exchanges are great.  They give everyone another example of ways to do things, and provide opportunities to meet and work with other missionaries.  They also let our mission leaders, the STLs and the ZLs see up close how the work is going in the mission, so they can help and cheer on the missionaries.

I got to see a bit of this exchange today, as I gave the Hermanas a ride to Zillah to pick up Hermana Pons who went to Sunnyside yesterday.  Hermana Hinkle from Sunnyside came to Yakima.  We met in a gas station parking lot to finish the exchange.  It was fun to listen to each one share their favorite experiences from the exchange as we stood there in a happy circle in the parking lot.  Each Sister complimented the others and shared her feelings, then we had a prayer together to complete the exchange.  I am so proud to know these young women.  They give it their all and they are working hard every day, trying to bring as many as they can to a better understanding of Jesus Christ.  2016-8-25 Exchanges (4)I love these Hermanas.2016-8-25 Exchanges (5)When Hermanas Pons and Luevano were reunited, I drove them back to the streets of Yakima, where they met up with Hermanas Stocking and Clark before going back to work.  They are happy and well and they are changing lives.  Theirs too!2016-8-25 Exchanges (7)2016-8-25 Exchanges (9)

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Our “Happy Manual”

2016-8-24 T&T Training (24)Dear Parents.  I am serious about this.  Please click on the link below to the PDF of this missionary booklet.  This is the best material you will find on how to help and encourage your missionary when they are having a hard time (it happens to the best, every day).   Please be familiar with the information here so you can cheer from home with helpful suggestions.  We love you and are grateful for your love and support.

https://www.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/languages/AdjustingMissLife_Booklet_6-7-13.pdf

 

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Trainer & Trainee Training, Quincy

2016-8-24 T&T Training (1)This afternoon we got to meet with the northern half of our new missionaries.  They’ve been here a little more than a week now, and all is well!  They’re doing great!  It was so fun to be with them in Quincy this afternoon.2016-8-24 T&T Training (3)2016-8-24 T&T Training (4)2016-8-24 T&T Training (5)2016-8-24 T&T Training (6)2016-8-24 T&T Training (8)2016-8-24 T&T Training (9)2016-8-24 T&T Training (10)2016-8-24 T&T Training (11)Elders Roe and Ranta came to help with the training.2016-8-24 T&T Training (12)2016-8-24 T&T Training (13)2016-8-24 T&T Training (14)2016-8-24 T&T Training (15)2016-8-24 T&T Training (17)2016-8-24 T&T Training (18)2016-8-24 T&T Training (19)The new missionaries discussing their first week with the APs:2016-8-24 T&T Training (33)2016-8-24 T&T Training (20)2016-8-24 T&T Training (23)2016-8-24 T&T Training (25)

And here are the Trainers, who met with President Lewis to talk about their new responsibility.2016-8-24 T&T Training (32)2016-8-24 T&T Training (27)2016-8-24 T&T Training (29)2016-8-24 T&T Training (30)2016-8-24 T&T Training (36)2016-8-24 T&T Training (38)2016-8-24 T&T Training (39)2016-8-24 T&T Training (41)2016-8-24 T&T Training (42)2016-8-24 T&T Training (43)2016-8-24 T&T Training (44)2016-8-24 T&T Training (47)2016-8-24 T&T Training (48)2016-8-24 T&T Training (49)Another Good Day.  Check.

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Doctrine of Christ Training, Quincy

2016-8-24 DoC Training (1)We headed out early this morning for Quincy, up north, to meet with our July 5th group and a few others.  We loaded fruit, mail, supplies and some treats and arrived in Quincy at 8:45, where these Elders greeted us.2016-8-24 DoC Training (2)Wow, it was great to see everyone!  We had another fabulous day of training.  We have revamped our training a bit.  It keeps getting better and better.  We are learning.  Here are our wonderful missionaries:2016-8-24 DoC Training (3)2016-8-24 DoC Training (4)2016-8-24 DoC Training (5)2016-8-24 DoC Training (7)2016-8-24 DoC Training (8)2016-8-24 DoC Training (9)2016-8-24 DoC Training (11)2016-8-24 DoC Training (12)2016-8-24 DoC Training (14)2016-8-24 DoC Training (15)2016-8-24 DoC Training (16)2016-8-24 DoC Training (18)2016-8-24 DoC Training (19)2016-8-24 DoC Training (21)2016-8-24 DoC Training (22)2016-8-24 DoC Training (23)2016-8-24 DoC Training (24)2016-8-24 DoC Training (27)2016-8-24 DoC Training (28)2016-8-24 DoC Training (30)2016-8-24 DoC Training (31)2016-8-24 DoC Training (32)2016-8-24 DoC Training (33)2016-8-24 DoC Training (34)2016-8-24 DoC Training (35)2016-8-24 DoC Training (36)2016-8-24 DoC Training (42)2016-8-24 DoC Training (43)2016-8-24 DoC Training (45)2016-8-24 DoC Training (46)

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Dinner Out. Celebrating Transfer Survival.

2016-8-23 Transfer Dinner with couples (4)Every after transfer we go out to dinner with the office couples to celebrate surviving one more.  It’s a lot of work and these missionary couples are stellar.  We love them so much!2016-8-23 Transfer Dinner with couples (2)2016-8-23 Transfer Dinner with couples (3)

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Trainer & Trainee Training, Yakima

This afternoon we got to be with our newest missionaries (from the southern zones) and their trainers.  They’ve been here a week now and it was great to see them again!2016-8-23 T&T Training (17)Here are their companionships:2016-8-23 T&T Training (2)2016-8-23 T&T Training (3)2016-8-23 T&T Training (4)2016-8-23 T&T Training (5)2016-8-23 T&T Training (7)2016-8-23 T&T Training (8)2016-8-23 T&T Training (9)2016-8-23 T&T Training (11)2016-8-23 T&T Training (12)2016-8-23 T&T Training (13)2016-8-23 T&T Training (14)2016-8-23 T&T Training (15)2016-8-23 T&T Training (18)2016-8-23 T&T Training (19)2016-8-23 T&T Training (20)2016-8-23 T&T Training (22)2016-8-23 T&T Training (24)2016-8-23 T&T Training (25)2016-8-23 T&T Training (26)2016-8-23 T&T Training (29)

The second part of the training we divide the trainers and trainees.  The new missionaries stay downstairs and meet with the APs and the trainers meet with Pres. Lewis.2016-8-23 T&T Training (32)2016-8-23 T&T Training (33)Here are the Wonderful Trainers:2016-8-23 T&T Training (35)2016-8-23 T&T Training (37)2016-8-23 T&T Training (39)2016-8-23 T&T Training (40)2016-8-23 T&T Training (41)2016-8-23 T&T Training (42)2016-8-23 T&T Training (43)And here are our newest missionaries today:2016-8-23 T&T Training (47)And more warm brownies!2016-8-23 T&T Training (54)2016-8-23 T&T Training (55)2016-8-23 T&T Training (56)2016-8-23 T&T Training (57)2016-8-23 T&T Training (58)2016-8-23 T&T Training (59)2016-8-23 T&T Training (65)2016-8-23 T&T Training (69)2016-8-23 T&T Training (70)2016-8-23 T&T Training (71)2016-8-23 T&T Training (73)

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Doctrine of Christ Training, Yakima

2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (2)This morning we met with the missionaries in the southern part of the mission who arrived 6 weeks ago,  We held our Doctrine of Christ Training.  This is one of my favorite training meetings.  We talk about doctrines that have been in place on this earth since the beginning of time.  The truth and simpleness of what we teach is staggering.  I love this gospel and how it is taught.

As missionaries arrived, I snapped a few photos:2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (3)African bracelets are always a big hit with the Sisters!2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (5)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (6)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (7)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (9)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (10)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (12)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (14)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (15)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (18)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (20)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (22)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (23)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (24)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (26)We missed Hermana Garcia from Ellensburg, who wasn’t feeling well this morning.2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (27)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (28)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (29)Had a pan of delicious brownies afterwards.2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (30)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (31)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (32)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (33)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (35)They didn’t last long!2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (36)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (39)

There were some who stayed for our afternoon training.  We had some tacos for those who needed food.  Some brought their own lunches.  2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (40)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (41)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (43)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (44)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (46)The next batch of brownies went into the oven.2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (48)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (49)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (50)2016-8-23 Doctrine of Christ Training (52)2016-8-23 T&T Training (1)At 1:00 our Trainer & Trainee Training began.

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