Mission Address

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

Zone Conference and volunteer work (week 62)

We had a great week and now it is hard to believe that Saturday we are going to be getting transfer calls. 

The highlight of the week would have to be zone conference which was on Thursday. It was so much fun being able to be around a bunch of other missionaries and see familiar faces. Zone conference makes me thing of the reuniting of Alma and the sons of Mosiah. 

"therefore Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God." (Alma 17:2) 

Thats what it is every zone conference and basically every missionary meeting we have. We get to come together and rejoice in this gospel and the opportunity we have to share this gospel with others. We also get to share experiences that aid one another in furthering this work. This zone conference we talked about, PMG planning, working with members, finding, and effectively teaching people. We talked about what it means for some one to be converted and how we can help them reach that point. We reviewed the talk by Elder Oaks on teaching repentance and baptizing converts. It was a great meeting and it was also pretty fun. When we sang called to serve for the members that prepared our lunch, President Lewis had us do a little bit of choreography and move around while singing. 

This past week we were also able to do a bit of service. We had service at the food bank like most weeks and that was pretty fun. This time around they had me translating for those that don't speak English. On Saturday we had two service projects. The first one we helped a lady move rocks out of her yard and that wasn't too bad. Then later that day we helped with special olympics at the bowling alley. We helped cheer on and make sure they knew who was up to bowl. The people Elder Bergman and I helped out were really good. They were bowling on average 120. They are a lot better than I am. They can put some pretty good spin on the ball. 

We are continuing to teach so really awesome people and we are also working on finding some more as well. The hard part is finding them at home consistently. The people here are pretty busy working. When apple season comes to an end people will be more available. 

We are looking forward to another great week and hopefully we will be able to make the most out of last full week of the transfer. I hope all y'all have a great week too.

With love,
Elder Boren

                                               Doing service moving rocks for a lady. It was great!
                                         Starting exchanges with Elder Aguilar and Elder Nielson

                        I made some more applesauce. Just what happens when people give us tons of apples.

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