Monthly Archives: June 2016

Diego is a Shining Star in Yakima!

Meet Diego, a bright light to us all.  He is wise beyond his years.  Today he was baptized in the Selah Stake Center.  He is the newest member of the Englewood Rama in Yakima and we are so proud.Lots of … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Big Day!

Dylan did a big thing today.  He was baptized.  We are so happy for him!Here is Dylan’s cheering section:

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Baptism in Yakima

Kevin Mitchell was baptized today in Yakima.  He’s been taught by this fine group of Elders:Lots of friends and recent converts came to cheer him on.These baptisms are such wonderful occasions.  We see lives changing for good and it makes … Continue reading

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A Day of Baptisms!

Today we had 8 baptisms in the mission.  President Lewis and I got to attend most of them.  It was a great day.  We started in Yakima, where Ginger and Molly were baptized.  What a happy mother and daughter!And what … Continue reading

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Wedding Celebrations

Shawn Hinds and Kristen Packard had a wonderful wedding celebration this evening in Ellensburg.  They will be married tomorrow in the Columbia River Temple.  We are thrilled for them.  I met Shawn the day after we arrived last year when … Continue reading

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Raising Missionaries Right: 8 Skills Parents Are Overlooking

By Irinna Danielson  June 21, 2016 After church one Sunday, my 10-year-old daughter’s Primary teacher stopped me in the foyer to share how amazing my daughter and her friend had been in role-playing being a missionary. She said she felt … Continue reading

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Hops Hopping and Popcorn Popping

Last week we drove past many hops fields.  The little vines are growing up their twine trellises.  Every time we pass, they have grown a few more feet. Here’s some info I posted about hops last year:  https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/learn-about-the-hop-industry-in-yakima-valley/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true The videos … Continue reading

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Member & Missionary Council Meeting, Wenatchee

This morning we got in the big mission van in Yakima and picked up a select bunch of missionaries as we traveled north to Wenatchee for a special council meeting about member/missionary work.  Missionaries were selected who have had some good … Continue reading

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District Meeting in Wenatchee

We caught just the end of Elder Ranta’s District Meeting this morning in Wenatchee as we were getting ready to start another meeting.  It was fun to see these missionary friends!

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Days for Girls Begins in Ellensburg!

Tonight was the beginning of something big in Ellensburg:  Our First Days for Girls Event!  Many lives will be blessed because of what will come from this pioneering group of women in Ellensburg.  What a thrill it was to be … Continue reading

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