Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I Probably Won't Make it Home Alive....

So the big news in New York is that it's officially THE HOTTEST PLACE EVER! I mean probably not really and I should stop complaining because there are starving children in Africa that have to live in worse heat. But I pretty much am really grateful that I'm only going to be serving here for one summer because this humidity stuff is no fun. It makes 80 degree weather feel like 180 degree weather. And I don't know why anyone would want to talk to me as I walk around with big poofy humidity hair and a red face. Hopefully some nice person wants to know about the gospel enough that they'll overlook these slight mishaps...

The real big news is that last week Sister Brog and I went to the temple. And as we were in the temple waiting for the elevator to go up to the clothes rental floor, the elevator door opened up to a crowd of people. And the first person in that crowd of people to step out of the elevator was who, you might ask. Well it was Elder Dallin H. Oaks. And the rest of that crowd was Elder Dallin H. Oaks's family. And as they came out of the elevator they all shook our hands. It was THE COOLEST! Unfortunately he was a little busy on his way into the streets on Manhattan so he couldn't really stay and chat but it was basically the coolest way ever to start our temple trip.

If any of you have been on lately, you might see a picture of two elders contacting on the street of New York. Those two elders happen to be serving right here in the New York, New York North mission. One of them is currently an AP and the other is my old zone leader. The kid their talking to is President Morgan's son. So basically their famous and I obviously think it's really awesome.

That's kind of all the excited news for now. I know, not the best email ever. Our investigators are still doing good and the area is getting better and better every day. We had stake conference this past weekend and a least 50% if not more was all about missionary work and how the ward can use the missionaries better. Since Sunday, the bishop has given us three different people that he would like us to visit, which has been great because we finally feel like we're getting some direction from the ward on what they need us to do. I can't believe I've already been here in New Rochelle for almost an entire transfer. I'm excited to see what next transfer will bring for our area and the ward.

I hope all is well with all of you!

Hermana Parkin

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