Category Archives: About Places in our Mission

A bit of smokey scenery on a Sunday afternoon

Leaving Wenatchee this afternoon, we headed home to Yakima.It was daylight, and we had time, so we stopped at a lookout point along the Columbia River.  The smokey haze casts a filtered light everywhere that is really quite beautiful. We … Continue reading

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Whistlin’ Jack’s for Breakfast

We’ve been trying for about a year to take a little outing with the McBeans to Whistlin’ Jack’s for breakfast.  Today was the day!  We had a delightful outing, wonderful visiting and a great meal.  Whistlin’ Jack’s is about an … Continue reading

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We live in a War Zone.

We live in a War Zone.  Every morning we are awakened at about 4:30 a.m. by the sound of gunfire.  It continues until after 10:00 p.m. when it gets dark.  It sounds like we are living in Gettysburg during the … Continue reading

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Othello Stake Girls Camp Talk

This evening we got to go to Ensign Ranch, up in the mountains, about 1 hr 20 minutes from Yakima.  I was invited to speak to the Othello Stake Girls Camp young ladies.  It was so nice to drive up … Continue reading

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Fires in the Lower Valley and Wildlife Sightings Today

Last week while we were up north, the mountains separating Yakima Valley from the Lower Valley burned.  Here’s what the news reported: East of Yakima, Wash. — About 30 homes are threatened as a wildfire sparked late Wednesday night has … Continue reading

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A Little Excitement in Othello: House on Fire!

After having some good Mexican food in Othello, we headed back to the Stake Center this evening for our Stake Missionary Correlation Meeting at 8:00.  As we approached the neighborhood where the church is, we saw smoke.  As we got … Continue reading

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The LDS Branch in Twisp

We have a wonderful small branch up north in a place called Twisp where about 1000 people live.  Here is our small chapel in Twisp.  We have no missionaries serving there right now. Two years ago, in 2015, horrible fires … Continue reading

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