Interviews in Stevenson

2016-7-26 Interviews Stephenson (4)The drive from Hood River to Stevenson is one of the most beautiful in our mission!  Stevenson is about 3 hours south of Yakima, the farthest area in our mission.  It’s on the WA side of the Columbia River, which divides WA and Oregon.  The chapel is in the pines.  It’s lovely.  I learned today that Stevenson receives 88″ of rain each year.  That’s amazing.  It’s a beautiful spot.  Elder Allen and Elder Peterson are serving here.2016-7-26 Interviews Stephenson (6)Stevenson Elders with Bishop Zimmerman:2016-7-26 Interviews Stephenson (10)Elder Allen:  I now have a testimony of every aspect of the gospel.  It was good before, but now I really understand the role of the Spirit. I’m better at teaching.  When I first came, I was excited to teach, but I didn’t know how to.  I’ve learned to trust in myself and my companion more.  I’m studying 2 hours each day!  Before it was all about friends, family and lots of basketball.  I could’ve used my time more wisely and could’ve had a better work ethic.  It’s hard when we plan and prepare and things fall through.  I’m learning to be patient.  (9 mos.)

Elder Peterson:  I have more trust and faith in the Lord.  I trust everything, that what needs to happen will happen.  I trust the Lord’s timing.  It makes me happier, not expecting everything to happen right now.  I find more joy doing hard things.  I schedule now and have structure.  Every second of the day is scheduled.  Two hours of study was hard at first, but now I like it.  (9 mos.)2016-7-26 Interviews Stephenson (11)New shoes arrived!

We made it home by 12:30 a.m.  It was a long and wonderful day.

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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