They (the stake) called on the missionaries to usher at the stake Christmas carol concert. It was pretty fun, but we ended up just holding the door to the stairwell open for a lot of the time. We did get to act as elevator servicemen though, just standing in the elevator pushing the up and down buttons a lot.
Elder Perkins of the seventy came to our Ward this last week. It was pretty cool, because he speaks Chinese. Problem was that I was busy helping set up the refreshments for after the combined third hour, so I didn't get to sit in his lesson at all, which was kind of ironic.
Xxx Xxx, our convert back in Feb, got a phone call from his mom the day he quit his job in Rhode Island. He was planning on taking 2 weeks off, and then had a new job set up less than an hour away from the city, in a much nicer restuaraunt. Then his mom called and said he needed to go help in his sister's restuaraunt in South Carolina. So his whole plan he had been working on for 6 months to let him come to church more and get a better job just got destroyed. Now he is in South Carolina working pretty crappy hours, and no chance of coming back up here any time soon. Needless to say, he was upset.
John goes home today. Weird.
They are renting a jumbotron in Times Square for the He is the Gift project non-stop for a month. I think they are stressing that more in our mission than in any other.
That's about it for this week.
Love you lots,
Your son in service,