Elder Zachary Roque

Elder Zachary Roque
Morristown New Jersey Mission

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pictures from Hoboken and Jersey City Heights

Zach has been transferred again, and as you can see from his last two letters, he is still in a walking area.  He is nearing the end of his mission, and every area he has served in has been a walking area.  Much more public transportation I assume.  At any rate, I am posting a number of photos from Hoboken and Jersey City Heights.  Just across the river from New York and can see the Empire State building if you are in the right spot.

Frank Sinatra Park, Hoboken, NJ

House in Jersey City, NJ

Park in Jersey City

Mural in Jersey City Heights, NJ

Hoboken mass transit
Winter in Hoboken
Shot of NY from Hoboken

Jersey City Heights, NJ

Shot from Jersey City


All is well here! The ward I am in is amazing! We have a baptismal date set for April 3rd. Her name is Juana and both of her kids are members; recent converts of about a year. She is amazing but also a super busy mom.

We are working really hard and seeing many miracles. It is amazing how much the Lord blesses us when we are trying our best even though we may not be the best.  I am so amazed about how fast time flies. My release date is approaching, and it seems like I just got here. The work is amazing and I love the people. I love this work. I love you so much and thank you so much for your support.

Transferred again - March 7, 2011

I have been transferred again.  I loved Dover, but it was hard as most of the people we contacted spoke spanish, that made it a little hard.  At any rate, I am in another walking area!!! I now serve in Jersey City Heights and Hoboken and we are doubled in. (Two comapnionships in one apartment)  I guess I am meant to be a walking Elder, as every area I have served in has been a walking area.  No bikes or cars for me!

Things are really good we have 3 solid investigators who we can set with a baptism date soon. The ward the week before we came in had 7 baptisms; we are up for the challenge. It is amazing to see how fast the work is progressing. Guess who is one of the Elders that I am sharing an apartment with?  Elder Lebaron, Karleah Lee's nephew! Small world.