There is a Senior Couple in Massena. They're the Huff's, from Montana. They are really great. We see them about every other day. They feed us on occasion, and we have them come teaching with us every once in a while and they have us come help teach sometimes too. Here's a picture of them.
They're great! They spoil us and we'd be pretty lost without them. They just got to Massena a month before Elder Bybee and I got out here, and they've been making some good progress. We go to the Potsdam Branch for now, but it'll hopefully be the Massena Branch soon.
The Potsdam Zone is HUGE! It has the least amount of missionaries of the UTICA Zones, but it probably covers the most area. If you were looking at a map of New York, it probably covers the top third or fourth of New York. The poor Zone Leaders have to drive about 2.5 hours to get to some of the areas.. In Syracuse we had a 50 minute drive at the longest. The NYUM Mission is very different when you go from zone to zone.
Transfers are actually next week! That's crazy, isn't it? I can't believe it... I'm fairly certain that Elder Bybee and I will be staying here in Massena though. I wonder how long I'll be here... Who knows! I guess I'll just enjoy it while it lasts.
The work in Massena is still good. We had a few investigators come to church this week and we have been very blessed to find more and more people every week. Last week we found another family! We have been working really hard and doing our best, and everything is just falling into place. We might be setting up a few baptisms here pretty soon! There's a lot of really good people out here.
I'm learning and growing in the Gospel more and more every week. My eyes are opening up more and more to the greater idea of life each day. I know that as we seek to improve (repent) and grow in faith, everything else falls into place naturally as the Lord steps in and takes care of us. And I'm starting to recognize how great a smile is. A few investigators have mentioned how I always have this great smile on, so I've tried really hard to have a smile, even when I'm not doing something fun. Today at Walmart, I just had a big grin on as we were getting our groceries and I smiled at a lady who looked like she was having a bad day, and she got a big smile on her face and walked away. That's a good feeling!
Thanks for all that you do. I continue to realize how blessed I was to grow up where I did with parents that brought me up so well. I'll always be grateful of you!