Interviews Goldendale

2016-7-26 Goldendale (1).JPGHeaded south today and our first stop was in Goldendale where Elder Jeff and Elder Oliverson are serving.  We met in the Family History Center there.  These 2 Elders are doing a great job here.  I enjoyed visiting with them about how they’ve changed since coming on their missions:

Elder Jeffs and Elder Oliverson2016-7-26 Interviews Goldendale (1)Elder Jeffs:  I’ve become more loving.  I actually want to care for people.  I want to be very kind.  I’m working on my speech.  Before I did lots of teasing.  Not much heart-felt communication.  I actually have a desire now to follow the Lord.  Before I didn’t really go (stay) in church.  I didn’t see a reason to.  I didn’t see a reason to do what the Lord asks us to do.  My Mom is awesome.  I had no plan to go on a mission.  Then I got my Patriarchal Blessing.  I didn’t believe in personal revelation at that point.  My blessing said I’d be called on a mission.  Now I’m here.  I’ve been able to be a missionary to friends back home.  (20 mos.)

Elder Oliverson:  I’ve seen a lot of change!  Before I didn’t really talk about God.  I did my church duties, I was an OK child in a big family with 7 kids.  I didn’t express love verbally.  Now We say it and we feel it.  I’ve started talking about God.  It changes things a lot.  My attitude about church has changed.  Before I thought I was “active.”  My life is more structured now.  I’m on time.  I love church.  I stay awake now and pay attention.  My attitude has changed.  Before I was a people pleaser.  Now I think about others first and God. 2016-7-26 Interviews Goldendale (2)

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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