It’s Friday and today we greeted by these Elders in Toppenish! We call this part of the Mission the Lower Valley. The Spanish-speaking missionaries are part of the Yakima Valley Zone and the English-speaking are part of the Yakima Zone.Our mission car:Elder Dalton and Elder Ackerman, serving in the Yakima Zone, in the Zillah WardElder Dalton: People would say that the most likeable things about me are my smile, how I listen, and that I care about them. I like to look people in the eye and try to read their body language. Elder Ackerman listens really well. When he laughs, other people laugh too.
Elder Ackerman: I actively listen to people by paying attention to what they say. Elder Dalton is honest and good at asking questions.
Notes to moms:Elder Ramirez and Elder Woodfield, serving in the Yakima Valley Zone, Toppenish East areaElder Ramirez: people would say I’m “Chill.” I am not quick to offend. I’m tolerant and I go with the flow. Elder Woodfield is steady and consistent, a pillar personality, and he is always there for you. We love working together.
Elder Woodfield: I do not teach people things they already know. I learn about them first rather than having an agenda. I try to make them more important than what I think needs to be done. Elder Ramirez is naturally funny. In conversations, funny things jut come out. He doesn’t try to be funny, he just is. He’s really good at communicating ane connecting with people.
Elder DeBry and Elder Anderson, serving in the Yakima Valley, Toppenish West areaElder DeBry: I’m the type of person that is genuine, calm and engaging. (“Chill.”) Elder Anderson really tries to show his interest and he really cares about others through his thoughts and feelings.
Elder Anderson: I can relate to people and understand their needs. I’m a peacemaker. Elder DeBry is charismatic. He’s an amazing listener–he allows pauses in conversations. He’s patient and an awesome teacher who allows the Spirit to teach. For him, that’s super natural.Next stop: Sunnyside!