Wow it has been so super cold! today it got to about 27 below zero. It gets kinda hard to breathe when it is that cold. we went to the building to do our laundry and, well i dont know how to explain it other than the fact that it was really super cold! Sorry about the no email thing last week! hopefully you will get my letter soon if you have not already recieved it. So lets see here what is new in Saratoga Springs? i am beginning to learn the area much better now so i am taking on alot more of my senior companion duties now. i am making sure that we are workin hard here! In the letter i mentioned our new investigator Jonathon Swetish i think. We have not been able to teach him since that first time sadly though because he is in the Navy and of a family crisis that came up. Hopefully we will be able to teach him this week though. I dont remember if i said this already, but he is basically already a member. He just hasnt been baptized. He is awesome! We are doing a lot of finding since we dont have many investigators. this week we went around doing shovel tracting. essentially what it was is we shovel someones walk and then knock on their door. (It snows a lot in New York if you had forgotten) infact there is about 24-30 inches of snow on the ground right now. It makes it really difficult when you are on a bike. going down big hills is like having ice shot into your face! it gets even funner when it is snowing on top of it! We are participating in some service activities around town so that is good too. I have gotten a lot of questions about what my area includes. It is basically a lot like Stephens actually. It has the City of Saratoga, then a lot of little villages like Ballston Spa, Malta, Corinth, and so forth. it takes about an hour (in a car) to go from one end to the other! Well another week gone by! Love you all and thank you for all of the support in this difficult time.
Elder Shane Kitchen
Keep Elder Shane in your prayers. Remember the church is true!
Shane got called to serve in the Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, Africa mission, French speaking. With the countries of Togo and Benin included. He went to the MTC on July 28th 2010, and arrived in Abidjan on Sept 28th.
The Mission #2
After being home for a month on medical leave, Elder Kitchen was reassigned to the Utica New York mission where he'll finish up the remainder of his two year service.