Monday at the Office

img_2222The morning here started with a Cars Meeting.  This meeting happens once a month.  We have about 66 cars in our mission.  Each one is assigned to a companionship or an area.  The Missionary Department allocates a certain number of miles–1250 to be exact–to each car, but we can distribute the miles between cars as needed. Some areas are more spread out.  It’s serious business keeping track of all of these cars.  Elder Thompson is the Vehicle Coordinator.  Elder Call helps.  The Assistants help figure out where the miles are used.

Elder Thompson also keeps track of all the gas cards, all the servicing and oil checks, all the “incidents” which means what happens when someone hurts one of the cars in any way.  We have tires to rotate, snow tires to put on soon, and car inspections regularly.  The missionaries keep their cars clean and follow safe driving rules.

Some of you have teenagers driving in your families.  We have about 160 teenagers who can drive in our mission.  Prayers are welcome.

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Here are a few who dropped by today:img_2225

Elder Bird showed me a cool family history chart a member helped him print out.  It is from a website called Grandma’s Pie.  It shows where your ancestors come from in a colorful way.  You’ll probably want to send one to your missionary: Take a look on this link:

https://familysearch.org/apps/product/grandmas-pie/web

img_2227  img_2228img_2229img_2230We all love mail.  Christmas packages are starting to arrive.  Christmas packages need to arrive at the office before December 1st to be here for the Christmas gatherings the first week in December.  Put something on the package that tells us it’s for Christmas so we know to hold it back.  These will be hand delivered that first week of December.  Packages that arrive after that have no guarantees of delivery for Christmas.  We’ll do our best.img_2233img_2240img_2235Elder Johnson received the BEST GIFT EVER today from his Mom–his My Family Booklet!  OK Moms:  You really want to do one of these for your missionary.  They NEED them.  Take a look at how amazing this is:img_2247

2016-11-14-monday-at-the-office-142016-11-14-monday-at-the-office-152016-11-14-monday-at-the-office-162016-11-14-monday-at-the-office-172016-11-14-monday-at-the-office-18More happy emailing missionaries:img_2248img_2249Staff meeting after the car meeting:img_2250img_2251img_2252img_2253img_2254img_2255Mission Presidency meeting after the staff meeting.  Notice the homemade pear pie.  To die for.  Thanks to Sis. Garner.  Wow, DELICIOUS.img_2256Ran into these Elders on my Costco run this afternoon.img_2258img_2259It’s been a great day.  I’ve got a pot of Sweet Chili on the stove tonight, getting ready for tomorrow’s feedings.  The weather here is turning.  Tonight it’s cold and rainy.  Winter is coming.  This week we’ve gone from brilliant fall foliage to bare trees and clouded skies.  It’s already getting dark at 4:30 p.m.  Time to bundle up and spread some cheer!2016-11-14 Monday at the Office (32).JPG

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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