Mission Address

Washington Yakima Mission
1006 S 16th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

Monday, January 18, 2016

This is going to be an awesome Transfer (week 27)

This is going to be an awesome transfer. As you know transfers were this last week. It was a hectic process but it all worked out. So Elder Colunga and I were told to meet in Brewster (about an hour drive) by 4:00 on transfer day. We got there at about 3:20 and then found out that there was a delay in the transfer and those that were going to meet us there wouldn't be there until about 6:00. So we meet with the elders in Brewster and took care of some things. Then returned to the church and had our transfer. I got to see Elder Turley again since he and Elder Tanner brought up elder Sanchez and some other stuff that was needed. Elder Sanchez is awesome by the way. He is from Mexico and speaks fluent Spanish. He is still learning English but he has studied it for 10 years. Looks like we will be bettering our language skills together. Although most of our communication is in Spanish to make it easier. Oh and Elder Turley took a prosperity picture so I think you should be able to get a hold of that somehow. So we got back to the new apartment. Don't remember if I mentioned that we also moved into a new much better apartment last Monday. Such a needed upgrade. Don't have any picture of it this week but next week I will get some pictures for you. We got to take some time and do a little planning to see how we are going to work the Spanish and English work here in Omak. Took some time to help Elder Jeffs and Elder Flamm know who their investigators are and some of their potentials. Then we got to work. 

Since Elder Sanchez and I started looking through our area book at those former Spanish investigators. We started stopping by them and seeing if we could teach them. Looks of them seem open to learning more again and letting us teach them. In the process of trying to contact former investigators we have also taken some time to find some new people to teach. Yesterday we went to Mallot to stop by a potential we are trying to teach. She wasn't there so we decided to try by a former that lived there in Mallot. We started walking down the road and realized that walking was going to take too long so we turned back to get the car and drive there. As we started walking back there was a lady shoveling snow off her driveway and we stopped to ask if she needed help. She declined the help but we took the chance to ask if she possibly knew who we were looking for and she said she did and knew exactly where she lived. We also took the opportunity to talk to her and she said she had a wayward son and wanted us to teach him. So she invited us in and we had a short lesson with her and her son. The son has great questions and wants to better his life and is getting lots of support from his mom. We are going to be returning to see them thing Thursday. As we were leaving the mom offered to guide us to the former investigators house. So we got in our car and followed her there. It was such a great miracle that came from opening our mouths and offering something as simple as shoveling a drive way.

Elder Sanchez is the best though. We have had a few lessons already and he is great. It helps as well that he was in a temporary mission in Mexico waiting for his visa. He is going to be a great missionary and I'm glad I get to be his companion and trainer. We are going to have a blast of a transfer together working with the Spanish speakers here in Omak. As we continue to do the lords work he will continue to bless us and we will see miracles in this work. Our part is so important and we need to make sure we are worthy do do the work. We have an awesome week ahead of us. We have trainer/trainee tomorrow and also the missionary broadcast Wednesday. President Lewis will be joining us here in Omak to watch it. We will then have our district council after the broadcast and then we will have interviews with President Lewis. Lots of great meetings and lots of opportunities to learn. 

To answer moms questions. I have witnessed quite a few. The one I wrote about to day was amazing. I don't really know what my hardest challenge has been so far. Sometimes its just hard to go out and look for people. But as long as we do it we are able to find those that have been prepared. I can't decide which area has been my favorite. Othello was awesome and the members were great, but this new challenge and the opportunity to work only in Spanish here is going to be fun. It's a tie for now. 

Another cool fact is that Elder Sanchez knows my MTC companion Elder Grange. He was his ward mission leader back in Mexico. So cool.

Hope all is well back home. Keep it up and keep being awesome.

With Love,
Elder Boren
                                                     Elder Sanchez
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