Our next stop today was in The Dalles where we met with 4 Elders. The snow turned to rain as we came into the gorge. The hills surrounding and the moss on the mountain cliffs are turning green. I saw 2 Bald Eagles today. It’s a beautiful drive, no matter the weather.
The Dalles set a new record for snow fall this year. Take a look at this article from The Dalles Chronicle published a month ago on 8 February 2017.
Tired of the snow? TD breaks record
As of Wednesday, February 8, 2017 The Dalles has more than doubled the old, 38-year-old record for continuous days of snow on the ground.
Elder Johnson and Elder Hunt, serving together 12 weeks in The Dalles 2nd Ward and Spanish areasElder Johnson: Elder Hunt loves to testify to Everyone. He allows me to be myself and he always has fun while working hard.
Elder Hunt: Elder Johnson has COOL ties. He’s determined and he’s a baller. We love working together.
Elder Tapia and Elder Woodfield, working together 12 weeks in The Dalles 2nd Ward and Spanish areasElder Tapia: Elder Woodfield stays with me wherever I go. He helps me with my English. He accepts advice from me.
Elder Woodfield: Elder Tapia is diligent. He loves everyone and he always looks for ways to be better.
Next we drove on to Hood River, about another 30 minutes into the gorge. We were met there by the Zone Leaders who were there for a District Meeting, and these fine missionaries.
Elder Leavitt and Elder Christensen, serving together 12 weeks in The Dalles 2nd WardElder Leavitt: 3 things I love about Elder Christensen: His insights, his ability to teach simply and his ability to relate to everyone.
Elder Christensen: I love that Elder Leavitt is positive. He’s good at helping me fulfill my goals. I love that his mood doesn’t change.
Elder Flamm and Elder Goodwin, serving together 5 weeks in StevensonElder Flamm: Elder Goodwin is very sincere. He has a love for everyone. He’s funny.
Elder Goodwin: I love Elder Flamm’s desire to serve the Lord, his ability to avoid discouragement (he always stays positive), and his willingness to change and help others.
Crocuses coming up in the courtyard of the Hood River church:Another ugly tie from the local thrift store:Visiting with Elder and Sister Oman:
Elder and Sister Oman serving in the White Salmon and Stevenson Wards
Hermana Robinson and Hermana Aldrich, serving together in the Hood River Spanish areasHermana Robinson: Hermana Aldrich is super funny and easy going. She’s patient with me. She has a sweet spirit and a strong testimony.
Hermana Aldrich: Hermana Robinson laughs with me, she’s always ready to go, and she fears no man.
As we were interviewing, this Daily Dose Class was getting started:
Hermana Hernandez and Hermana Lindsay, serving together 5 weeks in White SalmonHermana Hernandez: Hermana Robinson is awesome at cooking. She is super patient and calm. She loves Subway as I do. She’s the best.
Hermana Lindsay : Hermana Hernandez teaches simply and testifies with strength. She helps me learn new Spanish phrases daily (literally, I have a wall of post-it notes with words on them to prove it). She always has plenty of chistes (jokes).
Elder Hanna and Elder Bawden, serving together 12 weeks in Hood RiverElder Hanna: Elder Bawden is a POSITIVE person. He’s wonderfully obedient. He has a strong desire to do good. He is a great friend.
Elder Bawden: Elder Hanna is Knowledgeable! He’s Funny! He’s always willing to do what God asks of him.
These Elders made Lemon Bars for everyone. YUM. We were finished tonight at 9:00 p.m. It was a full good day. These are great missionaries. We love them.