This is my favorite part of the blog, getting to share with you all of the fun things about my mission! According to this website I found.
|The famous St. Louis arch at night.|
|Missouri State Flag|
Country: United States
Mission President: President Thomas W. Morgan
Dominant Religions: Catholic
Climate: Humid continental climate, Humid subtropical climate
Major Cities: St. Louis
|The St. Louis, Missouri Temple|
Members of the church in the area of typically willing to help out with missionary work as much as possible. Like other missions, retention is difficult and there are many less active members in the area along with many part-member families. The church is still fairly small in the area, but it is growing with the help of willing members.
BBQ is very big here. Corn is very popular and people eat it for most dinners. Frozen Custard is also a popular regional favorite, along with cajun food.
Missionaries in the city ride the metro system which consists of buses and also the Metrolink Train. Missionaries outside of the city either ride bikes or have cars.
St. Louis and some of the surrounding areas can dangerous, but missionaries generally avoid trouble by using common sense and following all mission rules. There areas that are more safe than others, usually in the suburbs. You should avoid conspicuously carrying anything that might attract theft or other undesirable attention.
Visiting the Gateway Arch and Ted Drewes frozen custard are popular local customs. The local sports teams, including the Cardinals, Blues, and Rams are also quite popular. City Museum, Forest park, the Basillica are all great places to visit, and the Fox theatre is good for shows.
People talk slang in the city, use a more standard dialect in the suburbs, and have a more “country” dialect in the rural areas.
Rural areas are referred to as the sticks.
Reliable rain gear and warm winter gear are a must.
Thanks for all of this wonderful information via http://missionhome.com/?missions=missouri-st-louis-mission