Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17th

Hey everyone!!

It has been a BUSY week! One of the busiest weeks of my time being here in Warden! Putting that all into perspective: We've had about 5X's the number of lessons this week than in any other week in the past! WOOO!!!! ...I love staying busy!

We've been working a lot with three people who are on date for baptism for this upcoming week, the 29th of August: Grace, Codi, and Jacob! We're so excited for them and love their guts! There has been SOOOO many miracles happening with every one of  them!! It's been unreal!
 We've got a lot to do this upcoming week, so we really look forward to that as well! Please keep praying for them!!

Other fun stuff throughout the week:

-Had a really awesome Zone Training Meeting!! Everything is better when you have them give out fruit snacks!! 

-Got to see Ruth ride her riding lawn-mower, which is a HUGE step for her getting out, moving around, then working. ...we had to stop her and make her take a water break, she was having that much fun!!

-Out and doing our thing in a good-sized wind storm! We got the smaller part of it, in comparison to the tri-cities, which had a 20 car pileup...dont believe anyone was injured though!

-Just living the normal life of a LDS Missionary!! it's the best! (Just ask anyone of us!)

...I'm probably getting pretty horrible about sending all of you good quality messages. 
The work is so amazing!! I love it so much!! I have been learning SO much in such a short amount of time! 

I love you all and hope for all the amazing blessings to reach all of you as well! I love this Gospel and testify of it! Keep going strong and love what you do!! 

Elder Glen Wright Washing Kennewick Mission 

August 10th pictures

August 10th last leg

Hello everyone!!
This has been an amazing week to be a Washington Yakima Missionary!! So much amazing things have been and are happening in this time of the world!! ...this comes from the Gospel (real life) side of the spectrum! ...still not too sure what's happening outside Gospel-life. Grateful for the amazing Gospel we live in today! I cant count or describe what it means to me, but it's a lot!!

I can officially say that I'm on my last leg! I adjusted our dry-erase calendar and found that today and my departure day can fit into the whole I think it's on its way here!! Not trunky at all...kinda funny to think about it though!!
Enough of all of that though!! 

We've kept pretty busy throughout the whole week. Lots of awesome people we're visited, and the Spirit was pouring out upon many of our brothers and sisters! Love missionary work!

Grace is doing really amazing. Both she and her husband, Chuck are counting down the days until the 29th of this month. She has been zooming through the Book of Mormon and even got Chuck into it a lot. They were in the Isiah we got to discuss one of the chapters with them...amazing when you're teaching how much more you can understand Isiah...wish my personal studies were that effective!!! JAJA!!

We're still working with Shawn (wolf) and Codi. We did some more service scraping up some metal from different stuff and pilling it onto his truck. They're working hard in the Book of Mormon, and understanding more and more each day! 

Also had some really awesome experiences fasting with some of the members, then breaking it with an awesome BBQ; which turned into a really amazing teaching opportunity for some less active members. 

Defiantly had a bunch of trials and difficulties, but we've had some really amazing morning studies that have helped us out a lot!! I love the scriptures and what they can do to help us out!! Do all you can to not be a latter-day pharisee!! There is nothing more worthless than un-applied doctrine! But as we apply it in our lives (mind you, we're not going to be perfect at it), everything changes!! 

It's been an amazing week. I love the Lord and will strive to serve Him the rest of my life! I testify of Him and His Gospel and Church! 
I love you all and hope for the best as each of you strive to come closer to Him. 


Elder Glen Wright Washing Kennewick Mission 

August 3rd

Hey everyone!!!
It has been a crazy week around here, but what's new! 

We've also rolled right into the last transfer around here. Nothing was too exciting about this one. And to add to it, being out in the middle of no-where makes it like a perfectly normal day. We've got a really cool zone though!! Going to meet them all a little bit later today when we got to the church!! 

But the highlight of that day was our weekly yard work with Ruth. She's really awesome!!! We've been working with her for 7 weeks now, but it's FLOWN by if you focus on just what we do with her. We've basically redone her whole front yard, and it's starting to look pretty good! Get's me working on the landscaping skills I dont have!!
But the most rewarding thing that we've been able to see there is the progression of Ruth. Health was a really large problem when we first started helping, but now she's usually out with us, and is out and about throughout the whole week. She's also gotten really motivated to look up and experiment on different plants and stuff, so it's been a huge motivation for her! 

It's been another really crazy roller coaster with Wolf and Codi. We havent been meeting as often with them throughout this week, but we've been trying really hard to get back with them. By the end of the week though, we were able to see a lot of re-progression! 
Made the mistake of asking what we could do to help them out, and they called the next morning saying that they bought a few ducks from a rodeo auction, and wanted help butchering them up. I wouldn't say "the mistake of," because it was actually really awesome!!! Mark that down as another really really really weird service project we did for someone! WOO!

The rest of the week has been the normal crazys (for a missionary). We've been having really amazing things happening! We're still working as hard as ever to find those who have been prepared by the Lord. It's pretty amazing!! 

Just have to add in that we'll be getting the rare opportunity to get our hair no more hair-whipping for us for a while!!  

Brothers and Sisters, friends and family, I love you all so much!! I'm so grateful for the love and support that each of you have given me!! I'm doing well and will go forward with faith and determination, and invite you all to do the same!!!!!!!!! Con amor!!!!

Elder Glen Wright Washing Kennewick Mission