So in short
Hermana Hull is being transferred to Yakima! I will be receiving a native companion from Jalisco, Mexico, Hermana Hernandez.
We found a bunch of new investigators this week, again. The first couple of weeks here was a real struggle due to the fact that we had nothing to do it seemed other than tract. But now we are finding about 8 new investigators a week and since then we've had plenty to do. This last ZTM (zone transfer meeting) was also really cool because we were given a lot of new policies, one of which is we are to tract an hour a day. Everything that I have since struggled with on my mission has been solved little by little at each ZTM and I am so excited for this next transfer.
We're working on starting a Spanish group in White Salmon. The Stake President told us that the requirements are 10-15 regularly attending people and it takes care of the hurdle we have been hitting with trying to get Hispanics over to Hood River. It's been something that I have been praying about a lot, trying to figure out how to get our investigators to church, how to fellowship them with members from across the river and finally it's all come together. We have a solid base of 12-15 spanish investigators and I'm getting a native companion. We have started implementing tracting with the youth and the members. Our goal is to have more member presents than other lessons so that every investigator we find instantly has a friend in the church. Already we have seen some enormous blessings from it, we have enlisted the help of the handful of Spanish speaking RM's and the youth, translating as we go and the ward is so excited!
Things are really looking up :) Be a missionary! Study Preach My Gospel! Love you!
Sister Jaycie Baird
Washington Yakima Mission