Category Archives: NYC
So.. we made it! Today was definitely a full day! We did a staff orientation and then broke up into groups and did some get familiar to the city stuff. The only sad part was that John and I split up into different groups, but we each made some new friends! You may remember that I’m a statistic person.. I thought I’d share some with you. First you should know We’re living in Manhattan at Herold Square, which is literally next door from the Gap and across the street from Macy’s and down the road from the Empire State building! Lots of things happening. To prove this, you may appreciate that I had to sleep with earplugs last night to actually get to sleep! It’s been an adjustment, but one we’re excited about. We have a few more days before the students arrive… which is nice; maybe by then I’ll figure out more of the city.. maybe not!? I did however right away find a Trader Joes- 2 stops on the metro! It’s the little things that make me SO happy!
Here are some statistics you may like:
Over 6.5 million people commute into Manhattan each work day, of which 4.9 million ride the Metro!
If 6.5 million people held hands end to end (without stretching out much!) it would take them all the way from Alaska to the southern tip of Florida!!
There are 468 subway stations and 31,180 turnstiles!
The BUSIEST subway station annually is Timesquare and there are 10 different train lines coming into this station alone! (part of my orientation included figuring out how to get there from Grand Central Station.. this was actually not hard!:-)
I hope to keep you as updated as I can! Please pray that we get a handle on the Subway here.. at times it’s a little overwhelming for me! WOW would you pray for our group of about 120 students and staff to make an impact on these people daily?
We appreciate all of you and are grateful to know there are people praying for us as we step out in faith to live in NYC this summer on project here. Hopefully I’ll upload some pictures of our apartment.. believe it or not.. I think the room is actually bigger than ours at home! (for those that have seen our apartment you know our room is only about 11×11! so it’s not saying too much!) 🙂
OH- and if you watch the Today Show.. look out for me! I may just get up at 5AM to go with some crazy staff women! Not sure how I can make it through a long day after that.. but I suppose that’s why there is starbucks on every corner right?!
Where can you combine great walking shoes, crowded and diversely populated streets, and spiritual conversations?
… CITY, that is.
Ellen and I will be leaving in two weeks for our summer assignment in New York City, where our Summer Mission Project will take place. Thirty or more students will join us from Campus Crusade student movements all over the country to minister to college students and people who live in New York City. We are excited to work and live in the city for 6 weeks, teaming up with people and churches who love the Lord Jesus and coming along side the spiritually lost and hurting. Attached is a 2-PAGE description of our Summer Mission Project and we know you will be excited about it as well. If you’d like to help us by praying that would be awesome. If you’d like to help us by supporting us to go financially, that would be awesome too! You can do so by going to http://johnandellenfleming.com/give/