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The New Hampshire Manchester Mission is a scenic mission that includes five states in the New England area. The mission includes parts of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts. Rich in American history, this mission is set in a more rural part of America with open space and friendly people.
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Vermont is one stake with less than 5,000 members
New Hampshire has about 8,000 members
Massachusetts has 25,000 members but is covered by multiple missions
Maine has a little more than 10,000 members
The church in this area is small and very spread out, but is growing a lot
New England is known for its dairy farms and its maple trees. This area is said to have the best maple syrup in the world. They have “sugar shacks,” which are seasonal restaurants where everything is made either with maple syrup or with maple syrup on the side. They have a lot of milk products such as cheese, ice cream (Ben and Jerry’s is from Vermont), butter and creams.
New England has a lot of French influence due to the bordering Canadian French province, Quebec. As a result, the food has some french influence.
Six mainline Interstate highways cross New England. Interstate highways ending in an even number run east-west; those ending in odd numbers run north-south. At least one serves each state and its respective capital city:
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) provides rail and subway service within the Boston metropolitan area, bus service in Greater Boston, and commuter rail service throughout Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Commuter Railroad provides rail, serving many commuters in Southwestern Connecticut, while the Connecticut Department of Transportation operates the Shore Line East commuter rail service along the Connecticut coastline east of New Haven.
Amtrak provides interstate rail service throughout New England. Boston is the northern terminus of the Northeast Corridor line. The Vermonter connects Vermont to Massachusetts and Connecticut, while the Downeaster links Maine to Boston.
All the New England states (except Massachusetts) scored “Best” on the 2011 American State Litter Scorecard in which the fifty states were ranked for overall effectiveness and quality of their public space cleanliness—primarily roadway and adjacent litter—from state and related debris removal efforts.
This is a very safe part of the United States. It is mostly rural small cities with little crime.
As this is a lot of small rural towns, there is a lot of hunting and farming.
The accent is particular to this part of the United States, but is not a drastic difference.
This is one of the coldest part of the United States. There is a lot of snow and very cold weather. However, the weather gets hot and humid in the summer. It is recommended to buy this cold weather equipment in the mission area as it will be made for the weather.
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Straight from the New Hampshire Manchester Mission:
*What items were hard to get or not available?
“We had everything, it was just expensive.”
*What did you eat the most of?
“Sea food, meat & potatoes. All fresh, home grown or caught at see.”
*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“End of the month surprise- the member put all they had left from the end of the month together: pasta, tomatoes, eggs, bacon bits & green beans”
*What was most surprising about the culture?
“New Englanders have a hard shell at first but are full of love. We had several car problems & they would not hesitate to stop & help immediately!”
*What advice would you give to someone going to the New Hampshire Manchester Mission?
“Serve with love! All hearts & minds can be changed with love!”
*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“You can’t force change, you can influence change through the spirit.”
“The spirit is the most important part of your mission! It drives you to say, act & be the missionary you should be. Obedience, love & service increase the presence of the spirit in your life!”
**Did you serve in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission? If so we would love to hear your advice and your stories! Please contact us at email@example.com**