Today the next round of interviews began. We headed north to Ellensburg, leaving icy rain in Yakima for snow in the Ellensburg valley. We’ve been waiting for winter here. Maybe it’s finally coming!Church parking lot:These good Elders met us as we got started. My question for everyone this time is “What are two of your New Year’s Resolutions?”
Elder Hamblin and Elder Leonard, serving in the Ellensburg 3rd WardElder Hamblin: work out every day–effectively and eat better. Finish the New Testament, D&C and start the Old Testament.
Elder Leonard: Be more responsive to the Spirit. Develop a more sober mind-set.
Elder Thompson and Elder Olson, serving in the Ellensburg 2nd WardElder Thompson: Open my mouth more in 2018. Maintain a good physique for this year.
Elder Olson goes home next month. The Sisters who were here last transfer designed his final Planner Cover and put a few extras inside:
Sister Thayer and Sister Cannell, serving in the Ellensburg 1st WardSister Thayer: #FEEDtheFIFTY–more exact obedience. I want to develop greater charity.
Sister Cannell: Help and serve my companion. Become more acquainted with teaching the lessons.
Hermana Finch and Hermana Linford, serving in the Ellensburg Spanish areasHermana Finch: I want to replace all negativity with positivity. I will write in my journal every day!
Hermana Linford: I want to read the Book of Mormon in Espanol more. I will memorize the 42 Principles in Preach My Gospel.