Zone Leaders, Elder Tapia and Elder Bown welcomed us today in Yakima, where we met with most of their Yakima Valley Zone. What a great group!Elder Horsley and Elder Blake, serving in the Yakima Union Gap areaElder Horsley: I would wish to have a one-on-one interview with Joseph Smith about the Restoration. I wish to have good weather all the time, but still have snow in the mountains so I can ski and go boating. I with to always have face to face connections with my Heavenly Father. My favorite ties are skinny bright florals.
(A few of these Elders didn’t get the memo about bringing their tracting bags. I’ll try to catch them later.)
Elder Blake: I wish to serve with Elder Klossner in the Englewood Rama. I wish to travel the whole world (starting with Europe). I wish to be able to play every instrument. My favorite tie is a dark grayish blue Penguin brand tie.
Elder Olivas and Elder Walters, serving in the Yakima South Spanish areaElder Olivas: I wish to have the best wife and family in the world. I wish to return to the Father’s presence and be exalted with my family. I wish to get to meet Jesus Christ some day. My favorite tie is black with sparkles.
Elder Walters: I wish to have all my family and friends be active LDS members. I wiht to be well off with a great family of 4 kits & my wife, living in Utah. I wish to be able to travel the world! My favorite tie is a pink paisley (silver & gray).Breath fresheners:
Hermana Green and Hermana Robinson, serving in Moxee and Terrace Heights, SpanishHermana Green: I wish to travel in Europe. I wish that my hair would grow out. I wish that all my clothes had pockets. My favorite skirt is plaid, navy blue and tan and it has pockets.
Hermana Robinson: I wish to be able to understand all languages I come across. I wish to be able to travel quickly (like disapperating in Harry Potter). I wish to spend a few hours in Christ’s presence and learn directly from Him. Any skirt or dress with long sleeves and pockets is my favorite .
Elder Owen and Elder Veropalumbo, serving in Selah, Naches SpanishElder Owen: I wish to be able to control time–to slow it down during the good times to better enjoy them. I with to travel the world with my family. I wish to have enough money to do what I love. My favorite tie is a black & white Volcom tie with uneven stripes. Elder Owen is from Louisiana where gators live!
Elder Veropalumbo: I wish to be totally healthy with no knee injury! I wish to have a chance to tell the whole truth to people before they stop listening. I wish to spend a day with Jesus. My favorite tie has a cream background with strawberries and blossoms.
Elder Bown and Elder Tapia, Zone Leaders serving in the Yakima East areaElder Bown: I wish for a good happy family in the future. I wish to travel around the world. I wish to play soccer with the Barcelona soccer team. My favorite tie is a skinny white floral with baby blue & pink flowers. I don’t carry a tracting bag, but if I did it would be this one. I carry a Book of Mormon and a pamphlet or two.Elder Tapia: I wish I could fly. I wish I lived at the beach. I wish I had lived in Alma the Younter’s time and I could be companions with him. My favorite tie is a paisley with rust and dark blue colors.
Hermana Bangerter and Hermana Cluff, serving in the Yakima Central area
Hermana Bangerter: I wish all of our investigators would decide to be baptized. I wish I could live in Michoacan Mexico for a year. I wish tortillas didn’t make me fat! My favorite skirt is red crepe with little blue flowers, worn with a blue sweater.My sister made this Plan of Salvation visual for me:
Hermana Cluff: I wish for the same certainty in my testimony that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has. I wish never to have a terminal illness. I wish all of my family will go to heaven at the same time (peacefully!!) so we don’t have to be without each other! My favorite dress is a pink tent dress given to me by a member in Royal.
Hermana Pinckard and Hermana Tolliver, serving in the Yakima north areaHermana Pinckard: I wish that parents would just be open and give their children permission for baptism. I wish that I will be a seminary teacher one day. I wish that I can become the missionary God wants me to be. My favorite dress is pink with white stripes, it’s super soft and comfy.
Hermana Tolliver: I wish I could eat as many tortillas as I want and not gain weight. I wish I could remember all of my loved one’s birthdays #whoops,sorry! I wish I could live in Jalisco, Mexico for a year and work in a restaurant with Rosalva. My favorite dress is loose and flowy. It’s blue and mid-calf. I wear it with a jean jacket.