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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter January 16, 2014

Happy January !

Nebbia, Discorso, e Miracoli!!

thursday was transfers so im now living in Naviglio Milano, which is not the prettiest haha, but there is a huge stream in the middle of the area which was designed by leonardo di vinci as a quicker way to get through the city, its basically a water free-way haha. so anyway im basically living in a city like new york. i have to take the metro (subway) and buses everywhere haha. but its a good place to do finding work and talk to people. i realized that im not a country boy, but im not a city boy either, i just like pheonix haha, arizona is the best place for me haha, even though its hot, i miss it. but not to much, im focused a lot on the work here, which is a good thing. now Milano during this time of the year is pretty depressing with the weather, i have been here for a week and i havent seen the sun haha, and at some times during the day there is thick its definitely different for me haha.

so on church on sunday i had to give a talk, which was my first time in the ward..... and my mission president was there, so i was really nervous, but i prayed the night before, in the morning. and i was really blessed with the knowledge and gift of tongues (being able to speak italian) it went awesome and everyone came up to me afterwards and told me how great it was. and because of my testimony and how i was a convert, we got many appointments to go over to their families and teach their friends and families. it was really awesome. it was the first time i ever gave a talk infront of the entire congregation. everyone in the ward here is really awesome. 

so our investigators in this area, there is a 22 yr old named Edwin, hes cool, im still getting to know him, hes chinese and we teach him in english. so its pretty easy. he has a bap. date for feb. 15! so we're helping him be ready for that day. next is two people named Oscar and nala, they're awesome too, they were found knocking on doors, and is interested in our church, and our message, but he has so many questions we can only get through little pieces of the messagio. and we have a member who is a less active, his name is francesco, hes really awesome! bravo, he was baptized at 17? and also served a mission. we're helping him come back to church, which i have strong faith he will! i pray for him everynight. i pray for all our investigators everynight. (and you guys too (: 

so we had the coolest miracolo last night!! so we got a referral from the mission office about a guy who lives in our area, and wanted to meet with missionaries from the church. so we went there last night, and it was awkward at first because he was tipsy, but we learned that this entire family is members, except him. and while we were there his wife came in (which we didnt know he has a wife) so she sat in and we taught them about the restoration. and learned he wanted to change his life. me and my companion shared awesome testimonies, the spirit was really strong. then he ended up calling his mom in peru and we learned it was his birthday. and she started crying when she learned we were there because she prayed for this as a gift for his birthday. it was amazing!!! so we're going back there friday!

im so thankful to be given this opportunity to be a blessing and answer to peoples prayers. i love being a missionary and i know this is the work of the lord. heavenly father has blessed me with an amazing family and friends. i am loving every single minute of my mission, even though somedays are hard, its helping me grow. i am blessed to be a servant in the lords work by helping them receive the restored gospel of jesus christ. and i know that the lord is always preparing his people. nel nome di Gesu' Cristo amen. ti volgio bene!! ciao!!

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