Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013 in the NYNY North Mission

May in NYNY North

The mission has had a busy month. Our motto has been "Change is the only constant".  Some of the highlights of the month have been received Elder Wang
Elder Wang, Williams, and Davidson
  Awonderful set of Zone Conferences on May 7, 9, & 10. The President and Assistants presented a wonderful uplifting meeting. Dr. Aldous provided wise council and met with missionaries individually who requested advice.

Dr. Aldous and his wife Sydney

Some of our missionaries 
and Ryan Morgan have received some publicity on and in the Deseret News Church News Section. We are famous!

During May the mission participated in two service activities. The Manhattan zones worked for three days with the Relvon Walk Run in the city.

The Westchester, Olmstead, and Kingsbridge Zones worked to prepare Camp Liahona for the summer season. What a beautiful setting to work!
The Peads

The Senior Couples number grew with the addition of Elder & Sister Pead (CES) and Elder & Sister Hanson (Family History) but were sad to say good-bye to Elder & Sister Wheelwright and Elder & Sister Passey. They enjoyed a great tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and picnic in the Botanical Gardens.

The mission received 9 new missionaries on May 28th:
Elder Avanesyan 
Elder Leung
Sister Liao 
Elder Ryan
Sister Sheets
Sister Toone 
Elder Wangsgard 
Sister Westlund
Elder Wilkins 

Transfers on May 29th was full of big changes. A well loved Assistant to the President was released and a wonderful new Assistant was sustained. We will miss Elder Hutchins so much.

             Welcome Elder Wilsher!
Elder Fife, Elder Hill, Elder Hutchins, Sister Maldarizzi, Elder Hulme, Elder Bean, and Elder Nielson.
Seven of our wonderful friends finished their service and returned home on May 30th. Their influence and leadership impacted us all and we will miss them.