Thursday, September 18, 2014


August 11, 2014 Hello little world! So today marks yet another transfer weekend in NY... :( I always hate leaving areas, because every time I leave I get the feeling that I just got there! It's true- I'm leaving Canandaigua, and I'm going to a place called Penfield, near Rochester. It's a little bit southeast of the city. So every mission is divided into zones, and each zone has a few different districts, in which each missionary companionship is assigned to be. There happens to be 6 zones in this mission, and after I get to my new area, I will have been in 5 different areas, and 5 different zones! It's pretty unheard of to jump around so much, so I've been pretty lucky. Penfield is a really nice area, kind of like Overland Park. It's near Pittsford, which is where the biggest, baddest Wegmans grocery store/grocery monopoly is located, so I'm a little intimidated about the affluence in the area, but I'm excited at the same time. I'm now what's called a zone leader, which just means you go on exchanges with some people in your zone, and you give trainings a few times every month or so. So I'm pretty excited, but bitter sweet as well because we have just got a ton of stuff going on right now in canandaigua. The great thing though is that Elder Brindley is training a new missionary, and Canandaigua is such a great place to be trained. We have seriously seen so many miracles in just these last few weeks, and I've been really blessed to be in Canandaigua, even if it is just for 3 short months. I've realized how short a mission really is, thinking that this could be my second to last area I have. Possibly not, but it could be. You just have to make the most of what you have, and make the most out of the short amount of time you have. This is especially true if you're KYLIE And you only have 6MONTHS LEFT!!! Time flies faster than anyone could ever know. I would delve into the names and the experiences and lessons of this week, but I keep a journal and I'll share more when I get home. Here are some pictures I took on my iPad (somewhat against the "recommendations") but they give a little justice to the beauty of Canandaigua, and specifically Naples NY, but not as much as it deserves. Love, Elder J

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