Showing posts from September, 2015
Hi Mom! 

We watched the tail end of Elder Scott's funeral when they were taking his casket out. Technically I guess I could watch it now but my time is limited. So crazy that we will have three new apostles called! We are so excited for conference! This week was great with Zone conference and with "a couple-three" baptisms!! Sister's Wilson and Skousen had "L's" baptism on Saturday night. Her cousin "S" from our ward was baptized as well that night. He just turned 8 so we didn't teach him but we had fun coordinating the night with the Sisters. We did the "half-time show" while they were drying off and dressing. We showed 'Because of Him' and bore testimony of the restoration. It was packed in there and Elder Bawden was pretty nervous but he did great! haha! That same day we went to the baptism of a little girl the zone leaders have been teaching. I got to interview her on Wednesday because their DL was busy that night. She…
Zone Conference! September 23rd, 2015

Hey Mom! 
Glad you got my letter! I don't know how I write that much haha It always ends up super long! Did you get a picture from Sister "H"?
(Yes, I did!  Here are the pictures from Sister "H"):
 She should have sent it to you this week. Hope you all get feeling better! My normal seasonal allergies have been plaguing me but I'm feeling much better.
We had District Council this week! I talked about the importance of church attendance and helping our investigators commit to keeping the Sabbath day holy. There has been a lot of emphasis from the Brethren and our mission leadership on that topic. Keeping the Sabbath day a consecrated and sacred day is so important for us as individuals and families and as a community in general with the world becoming so wicked and disobedient. We feel that this will help our investigators so much!
We had fun exchanges this week! I went to the ZL's area and Elder Bawden took over Rocky reach for the 1st time. I got to be…
The post below is taken from Sister Lewis's blog.  She is the wonderful wife of the Mission President.  I am so grateful that she keeps us parents "in the loop"!!!

Doctrine of Christ Training in Quincy, WA

Doctrine of Christ Training in Quincy 15 Sept 2015Posted onSeptember 15, 2015by

This morning we drove north to Quincy for a training with the group who arrived 6 weeks ago.   That means they are half way through their 12 week training program with their trainers.  When we arrived we learned that the Quincy church building was full of workers who had pulled up all the carpet throughout the building!  There wasn’t a single room we could meet in, so we set up outside on this cool and crisp fall morning.  It was Wonderful to see everyone again.

President left his suit coat at home.  It was cold this morning.  Luckily he found something to wrap up in.

Elder Smith teaching a masterful discourse on the doctrine of repentance:

Elder Archibald teaching about faith that leads to action:

Role plays help us think through better ways to teach principles like how to invite someone to pray for their first time.

Hey Mom! Doing great, and had a great week! The new Sister IS Sister Skousen! She's pretty awesome! I got to meet her when the new missionaries arrived and she told me her dad graduated from Coconino. How crazy is that? She is from Prescott. Our new Zone is pretty awesome too!! We have Elder Holden and Elder Olsen living with us and it's been crazy but fun having roommates. Nope I haven't finished the letter yet.. It's getting there! haha I promise it will be done and on it's way TODAY! You wouldn't believe how crazy this week was haha! SO great though! I'm loving it!
Oh! Do you know how to get that primary song about Gethsemane? It's newer and I love it! I heard it for the first time in Yakima. Have you heard that one? It's so good!
This week we had several neat experiences! One of which was, we felt that we should do some tracting on Stoneridge street at 8 at night. We knocked on this one door. There was a pause as we waited for someone to come ans…
Had a pretty fun week! We helped the Mission Ridge sisters do some service for an old lady at her house. We repainted her basketball court because she is selling the house and is touching everything up! We had tons of fun! Sister Mullins and Elder Bawden are both from West Valley Utah and they've got some mad spray painting skills straight from the hood! lol

I held a couple snakes yesterday! This is a tiny corn snake! 
I also held a Bull Python! 

Elder Bawden's 1st transfer calls! He was so nervous but nothing happened to us and an M&M McFlurry helped too! :)

Here is our District (for now!).   Sister Marcom is being transferred. Her companion just finished her own training and she is receiving a greenie! They covered 2 wards together last transfer but now 2 elders are going to be doubled in to one of them, creating a new proselyting area for our zone! Elder Holden and a greenie will be in my district! I won't be a relief society president anymore! haha Those elders will als…