Mission Address

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

moving to Quincy, WA (week 81)

Transfer week is coming up and we had just a wonderful week fun of conferences and broadcasts that gave us an opportunity to learn so much. Thankfully the tempature is going up and all the frozen snow is melting. 

Well this week has been full of crazy news. So I'll start with sharing all of that. So the big thing is the changes in the policies there are making in all the missions of the church. So first of all the are limiting the key indicators we report to just five. We report baptized and confirmed, investigators that go to church, investigators with a baptismal date, and new investigators. It has been a great change and helped us focus more on those indicators that will really help us know how we can better help people progress. The other change has to do with our schedule. So far they haven't made any changes but, we know that they are going to be moving daily planning to the morning and when we get home at 9 we get to get ready for bed right away and write in our journals. Then if we are able to and want we can go to bed at 9:30 or we can use our time and go to bed at the usual time of 10:30. Its going to be crazy and we are going to find out more the next Zone Training Meeting. 

This past week we had Zone Conference and there was so much we had to learn. Here is a quick run down of the training we had; Our Desires and Our Actions, Finding, Building Member Trust, Being Anxiously Engaged, Effective Planning, Consecration, Better Companionship unity, Using the Scriptures, Asking for Referrals, and The Standards of Excellence. There was so much to learn and it was lots of fun being able to see familiar faces. President Lewis shared some great quotes on the importance of our desires. One of the being a quote from Elder D. Todd Christofferson. "God will not act to make us something we do not choose by our actions to become. Truly He loves us, and because He loves us, He neither compels nor abandons us. Rather He helps and guides us. Indeed, the real manifestation of God’s love is His commandments". I don't know if I shared this before but, President Lewis gave a wonderful talk on desires at a BYU devotional. Here is the link if I haven't shared it: The Thoughts of Our Hearts or Why Do We Do What We Do? 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and enjoys the weather. Keep being awesome! 

Con Amor,
Elder Boren

Here is what everyone is waiting for, transfer calls. So this upcoming Wednesday I'm going to be transferred to Quincy West and I'm going to be companions with Elder Wright. He came in with Elder Enderton so I will be greenie busting him. I am also going to be released as district leader and get to focus on the missionary work. Elder Enderton will be receiving Elder Palacios, who came in with Elder Bergman. 


I did get some news. I hope you got the email. I think my favorite area so far has been Sunnyside and my favorite companion so far is Elder Sanchez. He is such a great missionary and a goofy one as well. The cold isn't bugging me that much. It has been starting to warm up. We will see how it is over in Quincy. 

Love you too,
Elder Boren
                         A little blurry but, this is me at watching the Worldwide Missionary Broadcast. 
                   Four of us that are going to be transferred out of the Spanish ward here in Wenatchee. 

                     Elder Quast and Elder Enderton at the Missionary Broadcast we saw Wednesday
                                              Welcome to Zone Conference Elder Sanchez.

 A member dropped off a whole box of oranges for us to enjoy. The is also two bundles of bananas he gave us. 
                                                      Setting up for Zone Conference. 

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