Elder Lee was able to participate in a Parade in New York, and THIS blog explains a bit more, and also has a video of it.
So I have some good news, and some bad news… and some worse news. Good news? Every single person I have asked to be baptized has either committed, or been baptized! Bad news? I have only asked two people. Worse news? The second person I asked was actually a less active member, who had already been baptized… #awkward. I thought he was a former investigator! Oh well. HA! So I went on an exchange with the zone leader this past week! We had a great time. It was right after our zone activity. We went laser tagging. He rocks. We were all the way out in Hampton bays, so we saw Billy Joel’s, Reese Witherspoon’s, Jerry Seinfield’s beach houses! It was cool. They weren’t there of course, but it was still neat. We also had the BEST fish ever. I honestly can say it was one of the best things I have ever eaten. It was a member that cooked some fresh fish for us. So good.
So we taught in gospel principles yesterday, and I talked a little bit. When I taught, I basically just looked at this lady the whole time for some reason. She called me later that day, and was like “I know this is weird, but I love you already! Thank you for coming out here to serve a mission. You have enriched my life, and I hope someday my daughter can marry a man like you!” I was taken aback, but it was so cool! I realized that I can help the members of the church just as much as the ones not in the church! That phone call made my day! Oh and mom Can you send me some more of my ties? I want some more. And I also figured something out! A mission is more like serving for 3-4 years. Mainly because I was used to 8-10 hour days, not 16 hour days. Thats why it has felt like a year already. ha…. Everyone keeps telling me that it “goes by way fast, live it up now”… Well when does that kick in?! Haha just kidding… Kinda. I am making the best of what I got! Thats about all we can do, right? I love you all!!
Come what may, and LOVE it!