Young Men Encampment at Ensign Ranch

2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (4)After Zone Conference in Toppenish, we raced to another corner of the WYM to attend a Young Men’s Encampment and Service Project.  The Othello Stake Young Men gathered in this heavenly place to celebrate the Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood by giving service and celebrating together.  Pres Lewis spoke to these good fathers and sons after a great meal–fajita tacos, beans and rice–and a start on the service project, replacing an amphitheater of bench seats that had worn out.  2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (5)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (6)We arrived after dinner was over, but were grateful they saved some for us.  It was Delicious!!2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (8)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (11)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (12)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (14)Getting started on the service project:2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (15)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (17)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (18)These are men and boys from farm country.  They have serious SKILLS with shovels and power tools!  And they know how to work!  It was fun to watch them get going.2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (19)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (21)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (22)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (23)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (24)President Christensen with President Allred:2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (25)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (26)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (28)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (29)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (30)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (31)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (32)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (33)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (34)2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (35)After forcing the men and boys to stop working, the program began with a viewing of the new Joseph Smith’s First Vision film.  You can watch this wonderful 6 minute video here:

https://history.lds.org/story/first-vision

2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (37)Then Pres Lewis spoke to them about missionary work and they all talked about ways to prepare now to be good missionaries.2017-5-12 zEnsign Ranch YM Encampment (38)Earlier today in our Zone Conference, Pres Lewis passed around this sheet of paper.  Here are some of the responses:2017-5-12 ZC Toppenish (67)2017-5-12 ZC Toppenish (70)

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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