Monday, February 10, 2014

2.10.2014

Hey Family!

Things are going quite well here in New York! It sounds like all of you are doing well back home. I'm really glad!

So we had 2 fairly unique opportunities this past week... Pretty cool stuff!

#1- We were on TV! Every year, the Fayetteville Ward volunteers at WCNY, one of the TV Stations in Syracuse to answer phones on a Travel Auction TV show, and we got to be a part of it! So we went, got some training on what we were supposed to do, and then the show started! It was pretty fun. People would call in, then we would fill out forms for their bids on whatever trip they were interested in. Occasionally, it would show the calling center and we would see some close ups of some of the members we were with talking on the phone with people. The broadcasting part of me loved it!



Here I am backstage!

They also fed us good food, then sent us home with a big container full of burritos.. YUM!

The next day, (Sunday) after church, we went to the Liverpool Stake Center for a Interfaith Celebration! It was crazy! There were about 500 people at the church, 50 of which were LDS. There were Catholics, Methodists, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jews, and even Wiccans. We helped usher people into the Gym and gave out programs. During the program, which was lead by one of the Stake Presidency, everyone went up and did a quick presentation on how their faith respects the beliefs of others, followed by a musical selection. Some of them were very unique and some were really cool! A lot of the middle-eastern religions had some crazy instruments!

Also, after the presentations, we all ate food. Needless to say, it was good.  Speaking of food, here's a good demonstration of why I need to eat healthier food-a little girl in our Ward mentioned how all of the Elders have double chins.... So I'm going to try to get rid of that.


 But, as you can see here, it started snowing again! This storm only brought a foot or so to us, so it wasn't anything too crazy. But it did help me realize that I am SUPER ready for Spring. I can't wait! :)

So that was pretty much our week. We continue to work hard and haven't found anyone yet.... The area we live in is really out of the way and hard to work, but we have found a new apartment complex and should be moving in about 2 weeks.. As long as our application goes through. If not, we might be living in the car that we don't have! ;)

It's also good to get a little update on Owego! I talked to a missionary that had served there yesterday, and he told me that Elaine spoke in Stake Conference! That is SO COOL! Then, he told me that she got up to the podium, then said the Spirit helped her understand that her prepared talk wasn't what she needed to say, so she gave the whole talk by the Spirit! I was so excited! Kiry is also doing way good! One of his brothers got baptized a few weeks ago, he baptized a friend about 2 months ago, and one of his sisters is getting baptized soon. And, he's going to the temple in about 2 weeks... Elder Simmonds is coming out to Syracuse and is going through the temple with him. I'm pretty jealous!

Anyway, I love you guys! I hope you all continue to stay safe... One of these days, I'll (maybe) have enough time to get some handwritten letters out.... Maybe. Love you all!

-Elder Hussey


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