Monday, January 30, 2017

Fat Tie Baptism

January 30, 2017

Hi friends and fam,

Fantastic week here in the Big Apple. I was sick last week and got three of my roommates sick too, but we are doing good now and working hard, so all is well!

Joshua and Freddy got baptized on Sunday! Tons of members were there and the relief society room was totally full. It was awesome because the two people baptizing and one of the witnesses were all baptized within the last 3 years! Super cool!! Joshua and Freddy are the coolest guys ever. It is so amazing to grow with these people and help them change and come closer to Christ. It helps me better understand the atonement of Jesus Christ in a deeper and fuller way.

For the past couple of weeks we have been street contacting by helping people quit smoking. The way that we do it is by walking up to guys smoking on the sidewalk and say, "Hey brother, when can we help you quit smoking?" We shake their hand and then proceed to tell them that we love them and because we love them we want to help them quit. We give them the most positive peer pressure ever by saying "come on man, drop the cigarette! Come on, you don't need it! God loves you. We love you. God wants you to be healthy. That is killing you. Come on, you can do it. Let's pray right now! We will pray so that you can have the strength to drop that, give us your pack, and quit today. Come on, we love you." And we give them hugs and such and then pray for them and with them right there on the street. It sounds crazy but we honestly feel a lot of love for people as we do it and they almost-always appreciate the love and support. If nothing else, it is a memorable and positive contact with representatives of Jesus Christ a.k.a. Missionaries.

Elder Gong of the Seventy attended our sacrament meeting and it was awesome!

Overall it was a really fantastic week.

Love you all!

Elder Mackintosh

All of us Joshua and Freddie's the baptism! Wahooooooo!

This is Scott Storch - Coolest member ever and his bedroom is the greatest

You can't tell but we are soaking wet in this picture because we
ran 15 streets home in the pouring rain to make it home on time. 
(I got sick 3 hours later)

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