Mission Address

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pretty eventful week (week 103)

This week has been pretty eventful. We had the Fourth of July and many other random things that kept us busy and moving about. It hasn't been too hot but, it's been up there. Thankfully we still get a good amount of wind every once in a while. And it's not humid here too often so we can escape the heat by getting in the shade. We'll see how this week treats us with heat.

The Fourth of July was fun although it was nothing like a normal day in missionary work. Our morning schedule was normal and then at 10 the four of us in our district went out to the fair in George. We watched their parade and then started going around and talking to people. The idea being that we would be out in a very public place and that we'd be seen. We saw lots of members there from all sort of different cities in our area. Later in the week our zone leaders were having dinner with some members and they told our zls that they saw us at the fair and it really meant a lot to them to see missionaries out getting to know the community. At about one o' clock we headed back to Quincy and visited some families and then had dinner with the Hodges. We then had to be back in at 6 and we just did some studies and watched the fireworks that all our neighbors set off. There were more fireworks set off by the people living around just than I'd ever imagine would be in city limits. 

We have been doing a good amount of work trying to find new people to teach and we have really been able to see that the Lord is blessing our efforts. We have been able to find some really great people and even some of the people we had decided to give space to have show a little more interest. We have been working to find the part-member families and really establish good relationships with them. It has been worth it and we get to meet some really amazing people. We hope to keep looking for some more people and really build up this area to be a very strong part of the mission. Elder Bonny and I have been doing some brainstorming and have discussed ways that there can be improvement and it is exciting. 

I hope everyone has a great week and keeps doing their best. 

Love Y'all,
Elder Boren

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