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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016 Pday on Saturday?!?

This week was super busy. We had zone conferences on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Then on Friday we had MLC. Most of the work we do is preparation, logistics and AV stuff. We also gave a training at the zone conferences. It was a week of miracles, everything worked out super well even though we had some big curveballs thrown at us. Curveballs which included, receiving 60 new cell phones on Monday to distribute to the mission, finding out the day of MLC that the reason we were having somebody from Salt Lake was to observe a 3 hour training that we hadn't even heard about up to that point, a 4:00 am wake up to go set up for the Zone Conference in South Manhattan (We had planned to wake up that early so I guess it was more like a really fast fastball), and the AC being broken in the Kingsbridge Chapel. Despite the few surprises it was a great week.

At the beginning of July President set a new baptismal goal to have 30 baptisms for 3 consecutive months. It was pretty ambitious because we had previously averaged less than 20 a month. As of Tuesday the mission had 20 baptisms with 10 scheduled for this weekend! The mission is going to hit the goal! It's such a miracle! On top of that there are so many people progressing to be baptized in August we should easily hit 30. Pretty inspired.

We are seeing some great miracles in our area as well. In our very limited proselyting time we found two awesome investigators that we are very excited about. And we have a new development in the J--- and S--- effort. On Thursday we had dinner with a member in our ward named Sister E--- from the Philippines. It turns out that she was baptized in our ward in Stamford in 1998 because she was introduced to the church by S---! Her name was E--- when she got baptized, maybe you can remember her, she totally recognized you mom and dad from your pictures on LDS tools. I'll send a selfie we took. But anyway, I was able to give her S--- phone number and she's going to try to help her get back to church. What a random amazing coincidence!?

Dinner with an old friend. So nice!
Elder McBride with his companions, Elder Mackintosh and William

Doing their a/v Duties

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