Q & A – Downingtown Area

I asked Sister Gomm some questions and here are her responses.
Questions for you:
Name of area you are serving?
The name of the area I am serving is Downingtown East. We have Elders also serving in our ward, they are Downingtown West. Most people just say the Downingtown Sisters or the Downingtown Elders.


Ward(s) that you attend?
Our ward is the Downingtown ward.  All of the missionaries here just serve in one ward. I’m pretty sure that’s how it is for most missions besides Utah and possibly Arizona and


Name of your District?
I don’t know what the name of our district is…or if we have a name…I just know that our zone is the Valley Forge Zone (technically the valley forge east or west, but I can’t remember which one it is).


How many areas in your district?
In our district we have us, the Downingtown Elders, the Valley Forge Sisters, and the West Chester Spanish Elders. They are a “zebra companionship” – Elder Owen (district leader) is English, and Elder Blume, his companion, is Spanish. Their ward isn’t a Spanish ward, but everyone who speaks Spanish in this area goes there (they just have the headsets that translate for them). 


Last transfer we had those same areas except for the Valley Forge Sisters and instead had the other West Chester Elders, but one of the West Chester Elders became a district leader for the other district in our zone so they couldn’t be in our district anymore.


What service projects did you work on this past week?
The only service we did this week was our weekly visit to Simpson Meadows, where we go hang out with old people. Last weeks visit was so funny because the man I was with kept swearing. We help the people who have a certain disease, I can’t remember what it is… But they don’t really know what their talking about, and their sentences never match up or make sense, but they are awesome!! We also helped a less active clean her apartment!


What do you do for General Conference (watch it at the church)?
For general conference we watch it at members houses. Sister Ipson and I are most likely going to the church for the Saturday evening session, but other than that we go to members homes!! If you can, they want us to watch it with investigators, but that’s most likely not happening for us.

[email from Sister Gomm 3/30/2015]

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