It’s unbelievable to think we are starting interviews again! The weeks just keep flipping by like pages in a book! Today we began with the Yakima Zone here in town. We’ll be on the road up north the rest of the week, leaving this afternoon.
My question for each missionary this time is, “What are 3 things you love best about living in the Washington Yakima Mission? Below you will find their answers.
Elder Hoskins and Elder Hughes, Zone Leaders serving in the Yakima Cottonwood Canyon and YSA Wards.Elder Hoskins: 1. President Lewis. 2. Sister Lewis. 3. Learning how to love others and develop relationships with others and especially Heavenly Father.
Elder Hughes: 1. Being with Pres & Sis Lewis. 2. Fruit–especially the cherries and apples. 3. Yakima–the people and culture here. I love the fruit industry and the good vibe of the humble people here.
Elder Sailsbery and Elder Peterson, serving in the Yakima Meadowbrook WardElder Sailsbery: 1. Super golden homelss people that come to church 2x in a row and bear their testimony about how this church is true. 2. Being around all the missionaries. 3. Teaching by the Spirit.
Elder Peterson: 1. Homeless people that come to church and share their testimony in sacrament meeting. 2. Members that invite golden investigators to church. 3. Members that are willing to help out wherever.
Elder Saitman and Elder Ackerman, serving in the Yakima Summitview WardElder Saitman: 1. I love being around all the fruit trees. 2. I enjoy working with the humble people of central Washington. 3. I’m happy I’ve had the chance to travel around the state of Washington.
Elder Ackerman: 1. Meeting all the people here. 2. The fruit and the food: #1 Apples, #2 Apple juice, #3 Applesauce. 3. The friendship of the missionaries.
Elder Christensen and Elder Painter, serving in the Yakima Randall Park WardElder Christensen: 1. Awesome ward members. 2. The differing beauty around the mission: rocky mountains, forests, orchards, hops, the Gorge–it’s all just beautiful. 3. Crazy people with crazy stories.
Sister Harty and Sister Don, serving in the Yakima Ahtanum Creek and YSA WardsSister Harty: 1. President & Sister Lewis. 2. The atmosphere of love and trust among the missionaries. 3. Having conversations with random people.
Sister Don: 1. Apples! 2. This cooler summer weather and snow in the winter! 3. Members are willing to do anything for the missionaries.