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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 Oh! That's why they call it a leaf blower!

Hey Family,

Things are going great out here in the Big Apple. We've had a couple great experiences lately with finding new people. People just seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately. We went to go find this Member family the other night and the father of the family opens the door and is super friendly. After talking to him for a bit he asks us when we can come back by and teach his daughter who had just turned 8 because he wants her to get baptized. He said it's about time they found their way back. It was such a miracle. This man hasn't been to church in years and now he just feels like it's time. 

The Lord is really hastening his work out here. Last month the mission hit its monthly baptismal goal for the first time. This goal had been set in July and we've been so close, but weren't able to get it until October. Now November it's looking like we'll be able to do it again!

We had a crazy week this week. I'm not sure I mentioned this, but 4 weeks ago one of the missionaries serving as an office elder had to go home for medical reasons, so we got a new companion and double office duties. This week has been really busy with running mail and doing other random things. But with a lot of traveling we took some good videos, hopefully they make up for this short letter.

This next week is transfers. Who knows what is going to happen, but it's sure to be a surprise. Elder Mackintosh and I think we're going to go 7 together.

Les Amo,
Elder Sam McBride

P.S. The subject line is because I had a moment of realization as to what the true purpose of leaf blowers is this week. #whoknew?

1. This is a picture of all the mail we took down to the city yesterday. Way too much mail. The funny story about this picture is that a super nice Hungarian woman took it for us. Of course she wanted to know what the heck we were doing and why so we were able to talk to her about the church and give her a Hungarian Book of Mormon. She was super impressed.

2. The second picture is just a pretty picture we took in south Manhattan yesterday. The ad on the taxi was a little inappropriate so we edited in a little sneak peak at this years Christmas initiative.  Shhhhh don't tell anyone. It's going to be sweet.

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