Elder Mackintosh is serving in the New York, New York North Mission - Spanish speaking. Hello! I'm Skye's mom and I will be posting weekly pics and emails so family and friends can follow his journey as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thanks for dropping by.
Monday, May 15, 2017
May 10, 2017 Hey y'all!
It was another fantastic week as a missionary! We saw so many miracles this last week... so many. Definitely
grateful to be serving here in the Bronx. Life is great.
I've been asked a lot of questions about the Bronx so I figured I would take the
time in this email to answer those questions.
"What is it like when transferred and having to leave an area
you're attached to and love the people?"
-It is really hard. Honestly it is similar to leaving your house
again every couple months. I have definitely shed some tears saying goodbye to
some members. #GratefulForSocialMedia
"Describe The Bronx; what does it look like, what are the
people like. Where do you live? Do you eat with members everyday or where and
what do you eat? Describe a typical day."
- What does the Bronx look like... Exactly what you think the
brinx looks like (jaja) it really is awesome, there's so many different types of
people here. And so many different backgrounds. It definitely is interesting every
day to talk to people and hear new things and new perspectives! We don't have
scheduled food appointments with members every day but we definitely eat
something for members every day. Normally it's ice cream (jaja) hispanics are
"What is the most difficult part of being a missionary and the
- I would say that at this point in my mission the most difficult
part about being a missionary is staying focused. I definitely wouldn't say
that I'm homesick but I also can't say that things don't distract me sometimes
because we live in a pretty worldly place. And to answer about "the best part of
the mission", I would say that it is definitely the relationships that you're
able to build out here. One, serving people you just grow so close to them - that
is something that I hope to never forget.
And to answer "Describe what a day in the life of a missionary in the
Bronx looks like"... that is really difficult because every day is so different.
One person screaming at you here, hugging another person on the street corner
there, and saying prayers with random people everywhere. (Jaja) Life is
I love you all! Byeeeee
1. 5 de mayo so we are tortillas jaja
2. Went to the Bronx zoo today
3. A guy on the street gave this to Elder Aurich because his
birthday is this Saturday!
Today we went to The Bronx Zoo, just before I wrote this email. :)
A guy on the street gave this to Elder Aurich because his birthday is this Saturday!