Mission Address

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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Getting sick and taking it easy (week 54)

So this week was pretty great other than getting sick Saturday evening and for all of Sunday. IF we put that part aside it was a pretty good week. And yes, I am feeling better today. Just going to have to take it easy on the p-day sports.

On Wednesday we had a pretty good evening. We brought Xail Acosta out with us, recent convert in our area. We had planned to visit someone that lived right around the corner from him but that didn't work out for us. So we stopped by some other people living in the same neighborhood as him with a similar result. So we went with him to another near by trailer park were we had some other potential/current investigators. Once we got to our last plan we were finally able to have a lesson with someone. We sat down with them in front of their house and taught them the restoration. The lesson went great and Xail helped out a ton. He shared a powerful testimony and invited them to read in the Book of Mormon and to attend church on Sunday. He didn't end up coming this Sunday ,but hopefully we will be able to see him at church next week. We will hopefully be able to visit with him sometime during the week. 

That same day we were able to visit with Eric. It has been a while since we have meet with him, due to him having a busier schedule. We sat down with him and gave him an introduction to the commandments. We are hoping that as we teach him the commandments that he will want to progress more. Right now he is reading in the Book of Mormon ,but he struggles to understand everything he is reading. 

Last Thursday I went on exchanges with Elder Kinnear over in Toppenish. We spent a lot of time outside walking to different people. It was hot. We had an awesome dinner appointment where we got to know a non-member and built up his confidence with missionaries. His wife and the rest of her family are members ,but he has never really had the desire to draw himself closer to God. He really enjoyed our conversation because in the past he felt that he was never able to have a normal conversation with missionaries. He lives over in Yakima ,but hopefully he starts meeting with the missionaries more and progressing in the gospel. 

In interviews with President Lewis he invited us to re-read "That I Might Draw All Men unto Me" by Elder Dale G. Renlund. He wants us to focus on the part of the atonement in the talk and I would like to invite you to do the same. Also share any insights you find while reading it. 

I hope everyone has a great week. It looks like we have a good one ahead of us. 

With love,
Elder Boren
The Acosta family took us to get wings last p-day. It was fun.

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