The first week back here in Manhattan was pretty great. We have got to have the coolest/weirdest (in a good way) ward ever. It's a total change of pace from the office and normal missionary work but it's awesome. We have a solid 9 active priesthood holders, 1 pathologist, 2 lawyers, 1 investment banker (who works 100hrs/Week), 1 financial consultant, 1 student at NYU, 2 entrepreneurs, and 1 guy who just lives here for fun. The rest of our 60 active members are the bishopric and women. It's a pretty interesting dynamic for a missionary to work with.
I'm sure you're wondering about the subject line. On Tuesday night we ate dinner at a fancy restaurant with one of the entrepreneurs. He asked us a bunch of really deep searching questions. We responded thoughtfully and he was actually really impressed with our answers so he called us "the most mature missionaries he's ever met". It was a very unique complement to receive as a missionary, but it was very heartfelt.
The work is chugging along. We have two pretty great progressing investigators that we are hoping to give Baptismal dates soon. Thanks for the update from home. I hope your trip is safe. Have a great week.
Elder Sam McBride