Wednesday, October 7, 2015



So this week actually did go by like ridiculously fast to me... Since the last time I wrote, there has been 3 baptisms, none by my companion and I, but people are making covenants and receiving the Holy Ghost, so I'm happy!! 

Conference was so good. It is just different as a
missionary - everything really is. It was great to know that a lot of people that I love we're doing the same thing at the same time! I learned so much over conference and I think the biggest for me was that almost every talk mentioned faith and that is something I am trying to apply more. As a missionary I have plenty of opportunities
to act in faith (jaja) blessings, tracting, teaching, and honestly just speaking in Spanish in general.. So faith is important! Developing unwavering faith is something I am working on and it is great because the more I exercise it, the stronger and easier it gets. Weird right?

God is real.

Something else that I am applying specifically from conference is the "ponderizing" one scripture a week. It is going great so far! My
scripture is 1 Nephi 21: 16 "Behold, I have graven thee on the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me." And it becomes a little more meaningful every time I see it. I love it!

I think that I will continue to count how many people smile back at me each day because it isn't very many and I want to have you all understand a little bit more of what it's like here. It's so weird to me that New York is such a populated place but everyone is so antisocial! It's really weird... for example we invite people to share the gospel with their friends and they always respond that they don't have friends... Like what?!  Be social people! Kinda hard to spread the gospel if no one
talks. jaja.

Miracle: we were about to walk into a building to tract and all of a sudden is guy walking by says "hey can I ask you guys a question?" And we say of course and then his question is "how do I become a member of your church?" And I'm just like freaking out inside! He found us and is really interested! He went out of town the next day and won't be back until next Wednesday but we have an appointment for when he gets back. Also his name is Jose and we meet about 10 people with that name everyday, so that's fun - makes it easy to remember names.  jaja.

Life is good! We are all so blessed.

Elder Mackintosh

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