Wednesday, December 10, 2014

General Authority Visit

Hello!!! I'm so glad to finally be here! I apologize for the fact that it's Tuesday and not Monday...forgot to get that out there.... I do have to day that it was for a really good reason that we had to move it a little back...have to get to that a little later!

The first part of the week moved without too much excitement on our side. This being the week of transfers, we always are full of everything we have to be doing. It's nice to just take that, normally hectic day, and take it as a normal one. 
The transfer already looks really amazing! We are very excited for so many of our wonderful brothers and sisters who have been coming closer to Christ in applying His Gospel. I know that this upcoming 6 weeks will bring many miracles! ...more on why and how a little later!!

One the Just Serve note,
we have been looking far and wide or anything and everything to do to get our names out into the community as open and eager volunteers! This week we were able to work with NW Harvest Foods, which is the distribution center that feeds to all the food banks in the area, including the ones that I served in in the past!! It was really cool to be able to find it and start working there. They just finished the harvest donations (donations from local farmers), so now we've been working through sorting and shipping out cans. It's been a lot of fun!!

A really amazing highlight, especially or the week, has been the mission tour of Elder Arnold, a member of the first quorum of the 70. He was there for our Silah Stake Conference, a special Spanish conference, and for a special Zone conference. 
Each meeting was really amazing! He's such a fun speaker and taught with so much love and direction. 
Each of the meetings, including for the missionaries, was really directed of the theme of sharing the Gospel. On the side of the members for the Stake Conferences, he showed just how many ways that there are to share the Gospel. 

There were a lot of really amazing things that he talked about to us as missionaries. A lot of it has been exactly what we have been starting as a mission, change. He brought up many things that will really bring so many blessings for us and our Brothers and Sisters who are discovering the Gospel. I could go on and on with what he taught...I just dont know where to really was amazing! I'll just have to do it piece by piece as we go through and really start applying the changes into the work! TO BE CONTINUED! 

One of the coolest things that we were able to do this week was really starting to get to know an amazing less-active family, la familia Pimentel. They are SUPER missionary minded, and really want to get back into full activity. They were on the tract to attending the Temple as a family to be sealed, but things went south when they dropped into inactivity. But we had a really good conversation on why we were there as missionaries. And we're really excited to help them get active, and help them enter into the Temple! Really is one of the greatest blessings to have, and we'll help them all the way!! 
We also did what Elder Arnold did for the Spanish conference. Which was to have them take a piece of paper and write 10 non-member names, families. Where for the next little while, they'll pray and study and discuss, to know which one they can all come together and help receive the Gospel. They were very excited, and so are we, to help them enter into the vineyard of the Lord.   
Please pray for them and cheer them on!

So many amazing miracles are happening! The work is really moving forward! 
I love that things that will happen with the coming of the next couple weeks, and into the season of Christmas. He is the Gift: Discover the Gift, Embrace the Gift, and Share the Gift!

I love you all and hope for the best this upcoming week! You're in my prayer as well!!


Elder Glen Wright Washing Kennewick Mission 

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