Friday, January 23, 2015 was the NY NY North Mission Sisters Conference, held at the Scarsdale Church. As these beautiful young sisters started to gather, there were many hugs and sounds of joy as they greeted each other. Jerry dropped me off and then made two trips to the train station to bring sisters to the conference. There was just a loud din in the foyer as they were so happy to see each other.
President Morgan spoke first followed by the China Town sisters singing. Sister Frihoffer spoke next (her husband is a counselor in the mission presidency). She had been a former missionary from Tooele, in this mission, who had expectations of grander, Broadway etc., and was hit with the hard reality when she served in Harlem. She finally found the treasure and joy in sharing the gospel. We then had two break-out sessions. Sister Jennifer Darger spoke about humility and confidence. And Kem Nixon spoke about handling stress, which included relaxation techniques. Photo below are West Chester Zone Sisters.
We had a lovely salad bar for lunch, which included three Valentine cookies with frosting and candy sprinkles to decorate them with. In the afternoon, President Morgan did a question and answer session, and our West Chester sisters sang, "The Lord is My Shepherd." It was fun to sing with our zone. Sister Morgan finished up with comments about being fully wrapped up in the gospel and committed to its principles. She had a scarf for each sister to take home with them.
I met Sister Kalli Kovak (above right) from Switzerland, who comes from the Alpine German Speaking Mission where Calee will serve. Jerry took sisters back to the train station and then picked me up and gave me a ride back to the office, where we worked until 6pm. I did some filing and got him the missionary files he needed.