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If you have ever wanted to walk down a movie scene, sprint through the park to catch a bus, walk amongst the richest and poorest humans on earth, freeze your guts out, and burn your face off, you will have the time of your life as you spend the best two years of your life serving our Master in the greatest place in the world: New York City!
We are still collecting information on the New York New York North Mission. If you served in this mission and are willing to share your experiences with us, please contact us at email@example.com
The church continues to grow in New York City. There are very loyal members who love the Lord there. The missionaries are in full pursuit of following the Prophets council and rescuing the lost sheep. There is plenty of work to be done! It is in need of strong leadership in the church and training on how to be dependent in their own individual wards instead of dependent on the missionaries.
“The temple is so beautiful until you actually see it in person it’s right in the heart of Manhattan, Julliard is right across the Street” – Lucinda
There are so many different kinds of foods in New York, name it and they have it. The wonderful part about the mission is there is someone from every corner of the world. Because of that, there is an opportunity to eat the best food from all different countries and cultures! Some things that every missionary should try while in this mission are:Waffles and Dinges, Lamb over rice, Chimichurri, Crossbronx Pizza, Chicken Joes, Steak and Shake, and Shake Shack!
In the city missionaries have unlimited metro cards, which means they ride the subways and buses all day long. Don’t worry though, missionaries still get a great workout by walking up and down apartment stairs all day, everyday. Upstate missionaries drive cars and have bikes.
New York City has become an increasingly safer place to live. Crime in New York City decreased more than 75% from 1993 to 2005 and continued decreasing during periods when the nation as a whole saw increases. It is however a big city and common sense precautions should be taken.
A missionaries advice on safety: “Though the city has a bad reputation, I had no problems with safety on my mission, in fact, very few missionaries have a single safety problem. The Lord truly protects his missionaries. All you have to do is be strictly obedient and He will watch out for you. Don’t worry moms!”
There are many different languages spoken within the boundaries of the mission. Among those are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish American, Sign Language and Portuguese.
NYC is all about dollar pizza, looking sharp, and getting places without getting run over! Learn how to strike up conversations fast, but powerfully. These are loyal people who stand up for what they believe in.
If you have been called to spanish speaking, you will learn how to speak Dominican, not spanish. They speak in complete slang and you will learn to love it!
A missionaries advice: “I loved having a really big coat. Having a big down coat was a lot better than a million layers because you were always inside and outside of homes and putting on all the layers after every appointment was really annoying compared to just putting on one big coat and having a short sleeved shirt underneath.”
-A nice peacoat would also be very helpful, as it can be worn in diverse weather.
-Vacuum bags are suggested for when it comes to packing for transfers.
-The mission supplies missionaries with bed-bug covers, so don’t worry about that.
-Don’t hold back on buying a really nice pair of shoes, they are worth it especially after long days of walking around NYC.
-Camelback’s are great summer backpacks, as the summers get hot and you will need water.
Some recent news about the church in New York:
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Straight from the New York New York North Mission:
*What items were hard to get or not available?
“We had most things”
“Nothing just wait until you see Walmart in down town White Plains New York it’s in a skyscraper like building it’s pretty awesome they have so many shopping centers Sears, Kmart, Payless etc if you ever need new clothes.” – Lucinda
*What did you eat the most of?
“Pizza, Chinese, steak, spaghetti”
*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Chicken foot soup”
*What was most surprising about the culture?
“The city was dirty. People were always in a hurry.”
“Seeing all of the apartments in New York I mean of course we see parts of New York in Videos or read about them in books but until you are actually there and seeing it all it’s worth it. Meeting Actual New Yorkers is so Amazing” – Lucinda
*What advice would you give to someone going to the New York New York North Mission?
“Love the people, be obedient, and work hard”
“Love Love the people you meet, work hard, Be obedient in All things” – Lucinda
*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“More about the scriptures”
“Whoever gets this mission as to where they are going to serve they are going TO LOVE IT.” – Lucinda
**Did you serve in the New York New York North Mission? If so we would love to hear your advice and your stories! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org**