Our alarm went off this morning at 5:30am. We walked to the White Plains Train Station, about four blocks from our apartment, and took the 6:40am train to Grand Central Station - NYC. There we met Elder and Sister Wilson who are responsible to oversee and open apartments. We took the Green Line to China Town.
President Morgan wants us to cross train so we will know how to do all the office jobs. The Wilson's go home in June and will be very hard to replace. Today we prepared an apartment in China Town for a Chinese couple (Elder and Sister Goo) who will be coming Saturday. The red front is where the China Town Ward meets. It is a short walk from the Goo's apartment. This 2nd photo is out the apartment window.
Elder Goo and his wife have been the Mission President and Temple President in Hong Kong. They will be doing Member Leadership Support.
Furniture will be delivered today. We are having a Chinese adventure. Elder Gardner is all tired out after helping set up the apartment in China Town. It was totally empty when we arrived with Elder and Sister Wilson this morning about 8:30am. This photo is the after.
The Office Elders Moss and Johansen brought all the apartment accessories: rug, towels, bedding, pillows, appliances, dishes etc. and Chinese food for lunch. A furniture company brought the couch, chair, bed, dresser, desk, end tables etc. Jerry and Elder Wilson went to a Chinese Market and bought grocery basics for the fridge. We all helped take everything out of boxes and set up the apartment. It was quite eye opening to see all that is required to get a missionary apartment ready.
After riding the subway back to Grand Central Station and taking the train back to our home in White Plains, we were tired and needed a nap. We are happy to be serving and helping the Church and Kingdom roll forth in the NY NY North Mission.