Today we met in the Englewood building with the Yakima Valley Spanish Zone. It was a wonderful long day of good visiting. Come take a look.Elder Wunderlich and Elder Favila are the Zoneleaders here serving in the North East area, Englewood Branch.The best piece of advice my mother ever gave me:
Elder Wunderlich: Never worry about what’s out of your control, only focus on how you decide to act.
Elder Favila: The best thing you can do for someone is SMILE!
Elder Camden Nielson and Elder Blake serving in Yakima Valley East, Englewood BranchElder Blake: (That’s literally like asking me for the best advice in the Book of Mormon!) My mom always said, “Just deal with it!” or “Man up! or Get over it!”
Elder Nielson: Be your best self!
Elder Donakey and Elder Ryan Nelson serving in the Selah/Naches areas, Englewood BranchElder Donakey: Keep the commandments, not because you’re told, but to be able to enjoy a personal relationship with your Heavenly Father.
Elder Nelson: Distinguish between priorities and always focus on what is most important, then set priorities well.
Sister Love.Hermana Hull and Hermana Young serving in the Yakima North area, Englewood BranchHermana Hull: Play the piano and don’t quit!
Hermana Young: “Big girl you are beautiful!”
Herman Dungan and Hermana Torrez, STLs in the Yakima Central area, Englewood BranchHermana Dungan: If it won’t matter two years from now, it’s not important and not worth it. (Hermana Dungan’s mother passed away while she’s been here on her mission.)
Herman Torrez: Remember the Church is true, the people are not.Hermana Powell and Hermana Knight serving in the Moxee Ward and Terrace Heights BranchHermana Powell: Wake up and go to bed at the same time as your husband.
Hermana Knight: Be extra smiley and nice because you’re tall and that is intimidating.
Elder Sanchez and Elder Beaumont serving in the Yakima South East areaElder Sanchez: Be consistent with your goals. (Don’t be flakey.)
Elder Beaumont: Do the work before you have fun.
Elder Gallacher and Elder West serving in Union Gap, Terrace Heights BranchElder Gallacher: Learn to accept God’s love for you. We always worry about insignificiant things even though we have the most powerful being in the universe looking after us.
Elder West: Be simple and practical.
Elder Amat and Elder Nunez serving in the Yakima South East area, Terrace Heights BranchElder Amat: Read the Book of Mormon in Spanish! It will help you learn Spanish!!
Elder Nunez: Use your special gifts as you work with investigators and trust God 100%. Be smart.
As we were getting ready to leave, Englewood Branch members were arriving. Here is our favorite Presidente Moreno and his family.Because we were running so far behind (our norm), our last Elders missed their dinner hour, so we picked up some sandwiches before their next appointment.What an outstanding group today. What fun. Almost 10 hours or interviews with no breaks. Wow. “As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.” We feel it.