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Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017 Conference is the Best as a Missionary

Mi Familia,

It's great hearing from all of you! Happy birthday Isaac & Grandma! I love you both so much. Did Grandma bring her picture frame? I sent a bunch of pictures to it today. 

Thanks for all of your insights from conference. It was such a good one wasn't it? My favorite talks were Elder Hales, Elder Costa & Elder Palmer. I loved Elder Hales' so much, he talked about simple obedience without being "selective" and how faith can be measured by what it drives you to do. I'm pretty sure Elder Costa wrote his talk with one of our investigators in mind and he said "Repentance clears the path to growth and happiness" and "nothing draws you closer to Christ like the desire to change". Elder Palmer in the Sunday afternoon session spoke about "Then Jesus beholding him, loved him" that struck a chord with me. Other good quotes from Elder Palmer were "How can I be worthy of Christlike love so that others can feel his love through me?" "Those that are hardest to love need love the most" "The Lord expects much from us because he loves us".  It was such a great conference.

We had a pretty good week. On Thursday we had an awesome lesson with one of our investigators. We had him read part of 2 Nephi 31 in his native French then pray about a baptismal date in French. The spirit was so strong! He's pondering and praying about being baptized on April 22nd. We're super excited for him!

I pray you have a great week!

Con Amor,
Elder Sam McBride

I thought I would follow Mom's example and send pictures first.  Brother Ward has a connection with the Empire State Building which gets us up for free and lets us skip the lines. It was awesome.

Selfie with our area... +a double chin.

W/ Elder Mackintosh. This is mostly his area but we cover the World Trade Center and down.

Our recent convert J---'s wife works in the American Eagle right next to the Empire State Building, so we stopped by and said hi.  I'm afraid to by normal people clothes again...

Another picture of the north part of our area.

South part of the island. Our area is East (left side of the
picture) of 5th Ave.

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