Today we finished up the interviews in Yakima. Elders Rosenkrantz and Barbour are the Zone Leaders here. They are personable and fun and loved by everyone.Elder Rosenkrantz: I have a pretty good gift–I don’t like to make others feel bad about themselves, or hurt others. I can recognize when the Spirit is present or not, I’m pretty patient and I’m forgiving. That (talking about this) was awful.
Elder Barbour: I feel like I can love people. When I set my mind to something, I do it. (except exercising). I love basketball and golfing. I like to know how to do a lot of different things. I like to learn and want to be a man of all trades. I like making things with my hands. I’m loyal to family, friends, and my purpose.
Elder Camit: I have patience. I like to relax and soak in the sun. I like writing, playing the harmonica, improvising, whatever floats my fancy. People say I’m a decently humble guy. I like organizing things and developing things. I keep smiling.
Elder Vejnar: I’m pretty easy to get along with (I hope!). I enjoy making people laugh. I feel like I’m decent at talking to people. I can play the drums and used to play the piano. (I want to start again–I regret quitting.) That’s it so far.
Elder Bird: I like to play music (clarinet, sax). I like art–I like to draw. I like making friends. I like to read and write. I’m optimistic.
Elder Dalton: I am stubborn. I’ve very head-strong and like to get it done and do it right. I like to have fun. I like to make people laugh. I love everyone a lot, I care about others. I can be outgoing. I’m definitely a leader and I can take control and direct others what to do. I’m athletic. I like to build and weld and put things together.
Elder Christensen: God has blessed me with diligence and a drive to work hard and push myself. I learn to love people fairly quickly. I’m pretty good at noticing my weaknesses. I’m resilient and positive.
Elder Harris: I’m easy going. I don’t have trouble talking to people. I like computers, math and nerdy stuff like science. Some people think I’m funny. I’m friendly.
Elder Oliverson: I’m positive and look on the bright side. Patience is big for me. I’m good at listening and being kind and respectful. I’m funny and a fast learner.
Elder Johnson: I like learning, I’m a very fast reader. I have a good memory for broad topics (not specific details). I can type fast. I have good retention. I love math and working with computers. I’m good at visualizing things.
Elder Peterson: I love working with the YSA and finding common ground with people we find and teach. I like getting to know people. I think through situations to find solutions. I’m able to figure out how to help others, and am good at matching needs and resources.
Elder Broadbent: I get along with just about everyone. That’s a huge gift. I adapt to situations around me in a positive way. I don’t cry. I have the gift of laughter. Talents? No idea! I’m a hard worker. I like to cook and grill food.
Elder Holden: I have great faith, and have always believed and known. I like to think I’m charitable and friendly. I was known as being “so nice” in high school. I’m good at getting along with anyone.
Elder Bee: I’m good at taking naps. I’m good at persuading people. I’m good at eating–I can eat a lot. I’m a pretty plain person!