July 3, 2017
|History of WYM AP's|
|Thanking our meal providers.|
|I look like a poser in this picture, but I swear that horse lips just tickle. I swear.|
|The Diaz family.|
Friday was a simple day. We had exactly one million things to do, and then we headed over to Selah to get ready for Evelyn's baptism! Her whole family was there to support her (even though none of them are members) and they definitely felt something at the service. I did see Evelyn's mom wipe away a few tears when she went under the water, which is a big deal since she was against her getting baptized for a long time. We had a great turnout from the ward, in it was honestly just one of the best baptisms I've ever been to. Evelyn even bore her testimony at the end of the meeting. She is so converted. John 15:16 (our mission scripture) says: "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." Even though it has been a long process with Evelyn and with her family, we are so grateful that she has made it, and we are confident that this fruit will remain.
|Filling the font song...|
|"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, |
that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."
Saturday was exchanges with the Ephrata Zone Leaders. I was with Elder Black from Erda Utah who is a complete cowboy. Watching him do missionary work in Ephrata was seriously like watching a Lion in the Serengeti. It is just his element! He knows exactly how to spark up a conversation about livestock, crop rotations, everything. It was great! I have been on more exchanges with Elder Black during my mission than almost any other missionary, and our exchanges together have always been some of my favorite. It was also the two year anniversary of our mission. So, obviously, we celebrated with fried Oreos. :)
Sunday was Evelyn's confirmation, which was also very special. She asked me to confirm her, and her entire family was at church together, for the first time! It's pretty neat looking out into the congregation to see a new family sitting together who have probably never experiences peace like that before. It might take a while for the rest of the family to jump aboard, but Evelyn is seriously the best possible example they could have- so it's only a matter of time. :)
Hope you all have a great week!
Peace and blessings,
|Look at this wild herd we found running through the Columbia River Gorge!|