Interviews with the Ephrata Zone

2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (1)Our next stop was in Ephrata, about 30-40 min from Moses Lake.  We spent the next several hours with these good missionaries, who are working really hard:2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (2)

Sister Lowham and Sister Fox, serving in the Ephrata 1st Ward2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (3)Sister Lowham:  I like ice fishing.  I bottle-fed calves to pay for my mission.  I did an internship at Sea Life Park in Hawaii.

Sister Fox:  I love learning/singing songs in foreign languages.  I love chickens.  I like to cook and bake.

Sister Judd and Sister Boehmer, serving in the Ephrata 2nd Ward2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (4)Sister Judd:  I’ve wrecked 5 4-wheelers.  I have never broken a bone.  I LOVE, not like, I LOVE chocolate!

Sister Boehmer:  I love make-up.  I am a Canadian who grew up in Las Vegas and I’ve lived in Idaho and Utah.  I want to be a mermaid.

Elder Ramirez and Elder Beaumont, serving in the Ephrata 3rd Ward Spanish Group2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (11)Elder Ramirez:  I like to swim.  I am only half white.  I’m 1/4 Mexican and 1/4 Japanese.  I use to be functional in Sign Language.

Elder Beaumont:  I’ve got a crazy family tree with 2 parents, 2 step parents, and 4 half siblings (2 Hispanic, 1 African, 1 white).  I’ve played just about every sport but only liked volleyball.  I’m afraid of heights but I love roller coasters.

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Elder North and Elder West, Ephrata Zone Leaders, serving in the Ephrata 3rd Ward2017-10-18 zInterviews Ephrata (15)Elder North:  I got my Eagle Scout when I was 12 years old.  I did an internship with Boeing.  I have Dyslexia, but learned how to read through the Book of Mormon.

Elder West:  One of my favorite projects in high school was being part of team who built a remote-control airship out of junk.  I have never had a major injury in my life.  My favorite Shakespeare play is Hamlet.

On the road next to Quincy.  Here is a double trailer load of harvest corn.  We’re also seeing potatoes, squash, hay, apples and onions being harvested around us.2017-10-18 zInterviews Quincy (2).JPG

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More Interviews in Moses Lake

2017-10-18 Interviews Moses Lake (2)This morning as we got out of the car at the Stake Center, a flock of Canadian Geese was flying overhead, squawking so loudly, we had to look up.  They were as loud as barking dogs in geese talk.  Wow.  Winter is coming and they are on their way north.

Elder Anderson and Elder Ence, Zone Leaders serving in the Moses Lake 11th and YSA Wards 2017-10-18 Interviews Moses Lake (3)Elder Anderson:  I want to be a sailor.  I was born on a ranch in Wyoming.  I am soon to be an uncle!

Elder Ence:  I can beatbox.  I used to bite my mother’s calf muscles when I was little.  I have lived in Guam.2017-10-18 Interviews Moses Lake (4)2017-10-18 Interviews Moses Lake (5)

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Missionary Meetings in Moses Lake

2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (57)We had 2 meetings this evening with the good leaders in ML.  One with all of the ward mission leaders, and our Stake Missionary Correlation Meeting.  Both were great.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (58)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (59)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (60)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (61)Our excellent Moses Lake Zone Leaders, Elder Anderson and Elder Ence:2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (62)Pres Tolley and Pres Lewis:2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (63)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (64)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (65)Moses Lake Stake Presidency:2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (66)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (67)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (68)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (71)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (73)

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Farewell Hermana Diaz

2017-10-17 zFarewell Hna Diaz (1)Hermana Diaz is returning home.  We wish her the very best of everything!2017-10-17 zFarewell Hna Diaz (2)

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Interviews in Moses Lake

2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (1)Today we began another round of interviews throughout the entire mission.  We started in Moses Lake bright and early with these beautiful Sisters.  This time while Pres Lewis interviews each missionary, I’ve decided to visit with them about the Book of Mormon.  I’ve got several pages of handouts for them, as always.  It’s interesting to hear each describe to me how they came to know the Book of Mormon is true.

My question for each this time is, “What are 3 interesting facts about you?”

Sister Jensen and Sister Wadman, serving in Moses Lake 2nd and YSA Wards2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (2)Sister Jensen:  I am legally blind (I started wearing contacts in about the 3rd grade).  I’m an abnormal contortionist.  I’m 5’3″ but I tell people I’m 5’4″.

Sister Wadman:  I’m terrified of ET.  I can shake my eyes.  I love bruises (battle wounds that go away).

Sister Rose and Sister Crookston, serving in the Moses Lake 2nd Ward, West area2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (4)Sister Rose:  I don’t have a left pinky knuckly.  Organizing is one of my favorite hobbies.  I like oatmeal raisin cookies.

Sister Crookston:  I want to be a novelist.  I was a drum major for 2 years in high school.  I played soccer for 12 years.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (11)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (12)

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Elder Hamblin and Elder Coker, serving in the Moses Lake 5th WardEld2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (10)Elder Hamblin:  I can bend my pinkies and thumbs back to touch my wrist.  My right foot is shorter/smaller than my left foot by an inch.  I know how to juggle really well (from my years as a lacrosse goalie).

Elder Coker’s planner:2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (24)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (25)

Hermana Burrup and Hermana Lin, serving in the Moses Lake 1st Ward and 9th Branch, south2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (26)Hermana Burrup:  I do not like tacos.  Or baked potatoes.   I am serving next door to my  home town (Kennewick).  I love volleyball!

Hermana Lin:  I’ve lived in Taiwan 6 years, Canada 2 years, and the USA 14 years.  I once got 4 shots in one arm in one day and I didn’t cry.  I don’t know how to swim.

Elder Reusch and Elder Buchanan, serving in the Moses Lake 9th Branch, central2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (29)Elder Reusch:  I’m not from Utah (I’m from Indiana).  I’ll go home exactly 3 years after being baptized.  I was scared to death of the water until I was 12 and then I was a swimmer in high school.

Elder Buchanan:  I had a brain tumor when I was 8 years old.  I like golf.  I went home in the middle of my mission to have surgery.  I hold the record for the most doctor visits in the mission!

Treats for interviews this time:  Mint chip chocolate crinkles.  Watch for the DELICIOUS recipe to be posted soon!2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (30)2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (34)

Elder Shoemaker and Elder Klossner, serving in the Moses Lake 9th Branch, north2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (35)Elder Shoemaker:  I like hearing my sagacious, melliflous remarks time and time again.  I am and am not an open book.  I model my personality after that of a tiger and a house cat.  A tiger because they are strong, methodical and observant and they like watching more than acting.  A house cat because they go from sitting and napping in one sunny window to sitting and napping in another sunny window.  And they love to have their backs scratched.    I also served in one zone for one year!

Elder Klossner:  I have an identical twin but I am 1/2 inch shorter than he is.  I’ve lived in the same house my whole life (in Salt Lake City).  I was majoring in business before I went on my mission.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (37)

Sister Richmond and Sister Castle, serving in the Moses Lake 4th & 7th Wards2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (40)Sister Richmond:  I am very, very good at whistling.  I’m left handed!  I rode a bright yellow bike to school 1.5 miles every day for 3.5 years.

Sister Castle:  I’ve taught piano lessons for 5 years.  I was learning Spanish, German and Danish before coming out on my mission.  My dream place to live would be in a cabin in the woods with my own personal lake.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (42)

Sister Baggett and Sister Tenney, serving in the Moses Lake 11th Ward2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (46)Sister Baggett:  The weirdest thing I’ve eaten on my mission is a worm.  I can talk really fast, and a lot.  I’m basically a Rapper.  I like to sing.

Sister Tenney:  My secret talent is the claw machine game.  I can say the alphabet backwards.  I am majoring in music education.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (44)

Elder Anderson and Elder Bird, serving in the Moses Lake 3rd Ward2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (43)Elder Anderson:  I love to hunt elk.  I love to rock climb.  I love to snowboard.

Elder Bird:  I love art (drawing).  I love Pizza Rolls.  I can play a baritone ukulele. 2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (55)

Elder Clark and Elder Hansen, serving in the Moses Lake 6th & 8th Wards2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (54)Elder Clark:  I write sideways.  I play Dungeons and Dragons.  I hate driving.2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (52)Elder Hansen:  I used to eat cheese plain as a kid.  I get hurt every P-day.  I count on my fingers.  2017-10-17 Interviews Moses Lake (48)

 

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Monday at the Office

2017-10-16 Monday Office (1)We had a nice day at the office.  Vehicle meeting.  Bicycle meeting.  Staff meeting.  Missionaries.  Mail.  Apples.  New transfer board.  Happy Fall Day!!2017-10-16 Monday Office (2)2017-10-16 Monday Office (3)2017-10-16 Monday Office (4)2017-10-16 Monday Office (5)2017-10-16 Monday Office (6)Here’s how the board looks this transfer:2017-10-16 Monday Office (7)2017-10-16 Monday Office (8)2017-10-16 Monday Office (9)2017-10-16 Monday Office (10)2017-10-16 Monday Office (11)2017-10-16 Monday Office (12)2017-10-16 Monday Office (13)2017-10-16 Monday Office (14)2017-10-16 Monday Office (15)Staff meeting:2017-10-16 Monday Office (18)2017-10-16 Monday Office (19)2017-10-16 Monday Office (20)Bicycle boys:2017-10-16 Monday Office (21)2017-10-16 Monday Office (22)2017-10-16 Monday Office (23)Elder Thompson, always driving missionaries around!2017-10-16 Monday Office (24)Checking who gets mail from whom!2017-10-16 Monday Office (25)2017-10-16 Monday Office (26)2017-10-16 Monday Office (27)2017-10-16 Monday Office (28)2017-10-16 Monday Office (29)

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Selah Stake Correlation Meeting

2017-10-15 zzSelah Stake Correlation (1)Here are a few photos from this afternoon’s Stake Correlation meeting in Selah with our good Stake President Bennett Packard.  Our Zone Leaders do a great job representing their missionaries in these meetings, as they discuss every recent convert and investigator.  I feel our Savior’s love for each individual in these meetings.2017-10-15 zzSelah Stake Correlation (2)2017-10-15 zzSelah Stake Correlation (3)2017-10-15 zzSelah Stake Correlation (4)2017-10-15 zzSelah Stake Correlation (5)

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