It was a great week!
First of all, Sister Hallsted and I are staying together another transfer! So that is super exciting!
We’ve started doing service at different place this week! On Tuesday, we when to a nursing home and we helped them the old people play bingo! The lady I was helping was so cute, she kept saying, “If you weren’t here I would have been lost!” It was pretty fun!
We had a cool lesson with someone later that night, he said he was at a standstill in his life right now and he didn’t know what to do. He also said that he felt something good when we came over! It was a cool experience, the sad part about it was that he told us he was busy and couldn’t commit to anything right now, he was really nice and I hope that he can meet with missionaries again someday!
On Thursday, we helped unload a truck at a food pantry that the Presbyterian church has. It was a lot of fun! there were a ton of people helping there! We people are selflessly serving, they are always happy and smiling! It was a great environment! At one point we were all in an assembly line passing boxes of food for the basement. Everyone in the line was friendly and asking where we were from and why were in NY, and they all commented on the green outfits we were wearing (Of course we wore green it was St. Patrick’s Day!!) It was the funniest thing ever (Warning: I will probably think everything is the funniest thing in this email…)
On Thursday night, we were looking in our area book, and we found a few people we wanted to try, so we planned to stop by the next day. the GPS led us to a house that looked like it was falling apart. We were a little confused but we knocked on their door anyway, no one answered. so we moved on and tried the house across the street. they answered the door and as we started talking with them, we realized that it was the person we had been looking for! She had just gotten home, so if we had gone just a few minutes earlier, she would have been gone! We have an appointment to see her next week and she seems really promising!
Later, there was an activity with the Branch. It was a Ping Pong Pizza Party! The Pizza was great, I didn’t get a chance to play Ping Pong, but it was fun to watch all the kids play!
Sunday, was really great! The talks in Sacrament meeting were awesome, they were about prophets to get us pumped for General Conference! The lessons were great! (Both about the Atonement) And after church we had a fun Mock MTC for the youth! they went through the whole experience! They got their mission calls, a name tag, a companion, etc. The Branch President was even their Mission President for the day! Sister Hallsted and I were in charge of one of the workshops, we taught them about how they can use social media to share the gospel. They have already planned a to have a competition to see who can get the most likes on their gospel centered post! Afterwards, they got to go “tracting” (some of the branch members and us were in the classrooms, and the youth knocked on the doors and we answered and gave them a real experience!) It was a lot of fun!
Well, I think that is about it for this week!
Love you all!
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