Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Anziano Orso's Letter - June 19, 2013
hey Dad 2
how are things! thanks for the dear elders! they really do make the day better! keep them coming! so anziano andersen is in my district and my room! hes really cool, we mess around in the dorm and talk about az. hes one of my favorite anziani! so im sending you guys a letter too which explain more things! i love and miss you guys a lot! ill write you guys next wednesday! also yes! anziano andersen is my roommate, we arent companions but our companionships hang out a lot
hey guys whats up! this week has been so hectic! the MTC is like a time warp! the days are long but the weeks go by quick! the first day is no joke! your on the move! you get your name tag, you go get your language books, and then your in the classroom! and of course the teachers laughed at me cause my last name was Orso, which means Bear in italian and they thought it was the funniest thing..... they decided to draw me a picture on the board haha all the other anziani (elders) in my district and branch are awesome! full of the spirit! and in my district we have to sorelle(sisters) who are awesome and practically already speak italian, one of their names is sorella smart so i think that has something to do with it. the language is pretty insane! 6 hours of language study everyday! my brain is fried! but i can tell its making a difference. i can give my testimony and pray in italian! its pretty awesome!
so its true what they say about the food! its good, but its destroys your stomach! its the worst feeling in the world!
one of the best spritiual moment i have had here was when we taught our investigator Lucca! hes so awesome! he talks really fast, but i can now pick out workd and phrases of what hes saying. the missionariese found him when he was walking home and wanted to know more about the church, so that was when they called..... ANZIANO ORSO E REVEREDO! we taught him how the spirit can testify that was we were teaching him was true, we asked him to pray and invited him to come to church! he did both! so when we taught him his next lesson which was how with Baptism we can have the Holy ghost as a constant companion we invited him to be baptized! and he said yes! such an amazing feeling when someone gets their own testimony and knows that the gospel is true.
(Brother Inman here: for those not familiar with the Missionary Training Center and Investigators, the teachers portray random people that the missionaries role play with. In this case, a teacher was Lucca. Each encounter will be different and a little more challenging.)
im not used to getting up this early, but im starting to get in the groove of it. they say once you make it to the sunday your a champ haha. and let me tell you how awesome it is to be out here serving the lord. i have grown so much in these past 7 days you wouldnt belive it!
so ill tell you about my roommates, my companion is from canada his name is anziano Reveredo! we are complete opposites so we are learning from eachother. my two other rooommates is anziano andersen and anziano lembert. anziano andersen is from cave creek az and we have a lot in common, when we hang out we have a good time! every night we sing an italian INNI (hymn) and listen to talks that one of the anziani in our district brought! they are very inspiration.
so far i have been able to see my friends sorella (sister) Anderson and anziano (elder) Blake from school! i loved being able to see familiar faces! but eveyrthing else is great, i loved getting the dear elders! so keep them coming! getting mail always makes my day! but im glad i have been given the opportunity to be a missionary and i know that this is the true gospel of jesus christ. ill bare my testimony in italian now!!!
io so che il vangelo di Gesu Cristo e vero, io so che il libro di mormon e vero, io so che cristo vivo, io so che chiesa di Gesu Cristo dei santi deigli ultimi giorni dello vere chiesa. nel nome di gesu cristo amen.
Anziano Orso's MTC Dorm
Anziano Orso and companion
at Provo Utah Temple
Anziano Orso and his room companions
at the Provo Utah Temple
Anziano Orso and his MTC District
at the Provo Utah Temple
Anziano Orso at the Provo Utah Temple
at 5:55 PM