Tuesday in The Dalles! We are back on the road again this week, continuing the interviewing. Today we went south to Goldendale, The Dalles, Hood River and White Salmon. It is beautiful country down in these southern parts. The world is green. We had some rain today which made it even more beautiful.
Our first stop was in Goldendale where we met with Sister Mork and Sister Grigg:When asked, What is the best piece of advice your mother ever gave you, these missionaries answered:
Sister Mork: Pray about it.
Sister Grigg: You’ll thank me later
Elder Johnson and Elder Hunt, serving in The Dalles 1st WardElder Johnson: Don’t worry. It will all work out in the end.
Elder Hunt: Love your family, you’ll miss them someday!
Elder Adams and Elder Tapia, serving in The Dalles SpanishElder Adams: Don’t be stupid!
Elder Tapia: Every night as I went to bed, “Don’t forget to pray.”
Elder Adams wore his South African tie for me today!
Next we drove downstream to Hood River. While waiting for interviews, Elder Goodwin had a sewing lesson from Sister Oman.We delivered packages.
Elder Leavitt and Elder Bird, Zone Leaders serving in The Dalles 2nd Ward were in Hood River today doing exchanges.Elder Leavitt: Remember who you are.
Elder Bird: If you want to be happiest, listen to the Spirit.
Elder Olson and Elder Goodwin, serving in StevensonElder Olson: Remember God loves you for who you are. Always trust in Him.
Elder Goodwin: Sometimes the person that can be hardest on us is ourselves. Learn to forgive yourself for the things the Lord has already forgiven you for.
The Omans, serving in White Salmon and StevensonElder Oman: Pray every day, morning and night.
Sister Oman: In 86 years, my mother hasn’t given a single piece of advice. She’s just lived a lifetime example of service and love!
Hermana Lindsay and Hermana Fano serving in White Salmon, SpanishHermana Lindsay: My mom always taught me the importance of trying your best and that I can do hard things.
Hermana Fano: Don’t withhold a compliment.
Hermana Aldrich and Hermana Robinson serving in Hood River SpanishHermana Aldrich: Be comfortable with who you are.
Hermana Robinson: Move forward with a twinkle in your eye, a smile on your face, and a strong deep purpose in your heart!
Care package arrived!Elder Hanna made treats for us!Elder Poloncic and Elder Hanna, serving in Hood RiverElder Poloncic: Smile!!
Elder Hanna: You grow closer to your family as you grow closer to the Savior.
Tonight we went across the river to White Salmon where we met these Hermanas again while Jesus had a baptismal interview. He’s wonderful!Bishop Goodrich and his counselor were also there. These are great men. It’s exciting to see the work going forward here.