Stories like these make me happy!

2015-9-8 Wilson - SkousonSometimes we wonder about the inspiration that is given when it’s transfer time or when mission calls arrive.  Here are a couple of stories that made my heart happy.

Four years ago in 2011 Naomi Wilson and Paige Skousen met at Especially For Youth and became good friends.  A few weeks ago President Lewis felt inspired to have Sister Wilson train a newly-arrived Sister Skousen.  What a surprise when Sister Skousen arrived in East Wenatchee to meet her new companion!

This week I received this message from a mother of a missionary who will be joining us soon:

Hi Sister Lewis,
Our son Zev Harman is headed your way very soon. He enters the MTC October 21st. He received his letter and packet from you and President Lewis yesterday. So today after reading your letter and this entry on family history, my husband and I were sharing some family stories. In the process we were reading in a booklet we were given years ago at a family reunion about some of the Harman ancestors. One of Zev’s great, great uncles had a son that settled in Yakima Washington right after World War II. We were not aware of this until today. Needless to say it was a great spiritual moment for us all when we read this, as we had never heard of Yakima until he received his call, and also has us all of a sudden very excited to do more family history! So thank you for all you are doing and will do. We are so thankful that we are sending one of our 4 most precious treasures to you. This is our first child to serve a mission and I never could have imagined the emotions I am feeling right now. But, we know he will be in good hands. Sorry to be so long winded. Just had to share this experience.
With love and gratitude,
Kimm Harman

Here’s another note from a mother that made me happy:
Julie Knight commented on Days for Girls comes to Yakima!
We recently moved from Utah to Dallas, Texas, and my girls wanted to go back for a visit this summer. The time that we were there just happened to be when Girls Camp for our ward there was being held. We were invited to come join them at a beautiful cabin up near Yellowstone for an evening and help with their service project. We learned about Days for Girls and helped cut out a lot of fabric. With four teenage daughters of my own, I thought it was a great idea and program and was happy to be involved. Later, after my oldest received her mission call to Yakima, and I found this blog, I was excited to see that you were involved with this program. I am glad you will be sharing it with the missionaries there, too.

I love watching the unfolding of miracles here in the Yakima Mission!  God’s hand is in this work and He loves each of us and directs our paths.

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