Sunday, January 21, 2018

Zone Conferences

We finished up another round of zone conferences with three being held this past week beginning with the Manhattan Central and Olmstead Zones on Monday.  This was the first time we held a separate conference in Harlem.  It was nice to have smaller groups and a bit more intimate setting.  I love to be with the missionaries and to spend time teaching and learning from them.  They have the best questions and are eager to learn and grow in faith.  


Elder and Sister Miles talked for a few minutes at each zone conference about apartments and car safety.  We are so grateful for them and all they do to keep our missionaries safe and happy!!  They also take care of everything for breakfast!  They are loved by the missionaries.  



Each zone conference we have a clothing exchange.  Missionaries are welcome to take what they want, everything left is donated.  It is a great way to help the missionaries clean out their apartments!

On Friday we took our 4 Temple Square sisters to the Temple with their companions.  On Wednesday they will be returning to Salt Lake City after completing their "outbound" assignment here in New York.  We have loved having them part of the mission and are so grateful for their service the past 3 months.  

President Smith took this picture of the Manhattan Temple.  I love this temple so much.  It is a refuge from the busy, noisy city.  The minute you walk through the doors it is quiet, peaceful and serene.  Literally amazing!

"and all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the Lord's house may feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou has sanctified it, and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness."
Doctrine and Covenants 109:13
(Portion of the prayer offered at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple by the Prophet Joseph Smith, March 27, 1836)

1 comment:

  1. On our trip to NYC last summer I had a profound experience in that temple and the refuge it is from the chaotic busy world. Any temple is a refuge but it is particularly evident in Manhattan.