Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Anziano Orso Letter January 8, 2014
Ultimo settimana in Alessandria, e la fine del mio quattro trasferimento!!
this past week has been very busy, we had New Years, and zone conference, and one of my good friends here just left to go serve her mission in spain madrid. and i found out that im going to be getting transferred again....they say usually this never happens, so im a rare case...but im excited because i will hit 3 cities before my year is up! anyway i learned that im getting transferred to Milano, and my companion is going to be Anz. Miller, is a Cool, guy who's 24yr, and is in two group above me. so im excited, ill be in a different zone so that means on my P-days i can now go to more things and see more things.
one of the things the mission teaches you is to say goodbye, you go to many areas and become so attached to your ward or branch of amazing members, and you make so many friends, and then the Lord calls you to go to somewhere else. but i have made many friends, so after my mission luckily with facebook, i can keep in touch.
so the teaching has been really slow these past weeks now.....because of the holidays everyone either cancelled, or bailed on us. so that was a disappointment. but we have still be able to talk to people on the street, even though they arent interested, we have good conversations and it leaves a good impression on the church! everyone thinks we are beautiful young men, but thats also because we're american too.....
so a funny story this week! in every building there is the breaker box. well in the churching one evening the kitchen was having issues, so we thought that it was tripped. so they tell me to go to the box and flip the switch for the kitchen, well i found it, and the second i flip it tripped the entire building, i basically killed the power in the entire church.... so it was pitch black with 15 young single adults and us missionaries. but there is an emergency box in the basement, so we go down there, and after 20 minutes we finally get the power on and the kitchen, so everything was all good. 15 minutes goes by and a member wants to heat up some food in the kitchen for their kid, she asked me to plug in the microwave, but it wasnt working, so she asks me to flip the switch behind the oven....ya, after i did that the power killed in the building again!!! i was like "im done helping! every time i help someone the power goes out!" haha it was really funny. so that was a funny story that happened to me this week.
im going to miss alessandria a lot!! i have met so many awesome people here that have helped me grow as a person and just open my mind about life. im so blessed to be able to serve a mission here in italy and have the wonderful experience of culture, serving others and the Lord! i couldnt see myself in any other place right now.
these are some photos with me and the members from the ward!! awesome People!! this is one of my favorite areas!!
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