Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Anziano Orso Letter April 23, 2014
Buona Pasqua! (Happy Easter)
ciao tutti this week went really good!!! we did a lot of member finding, this ward is huge! there are about 600 members, but only 200 come to church, so either they moved or are less active, so we have the job of hunting them down. its pretty crazy because italy is insane and the street make no sense, so we get lost a couple times haha. because italy doesnt have a grid system. so the streets are everywhere haha. anyway this is how my week went!
thur. we went to the family Giavazzi! and you wouldnt guess what they made us for dinner......you probly will guess haha, because i mentioned it before they made us Ossobuco! with polenta! it was so good!! i have to ask the him for the recipe! hes from around torino too so its a dish from that part of italy. so good! then we had a very spiritual message with their sister who isnt a member, we watched the restoration and had a good discussion why faith is important.
fri. we did a lot of member pass bys, it was raining too, and the worst part was the streets werent accurate.....so we were pretty irritated, and we were in just a ghetto area (i mean dirty) which is actually pretty much all of italy haha. but later in the day we had an appointment with this guy named Gian Pierre, hes so elect and prepared! he met the missionaries about 5 years ago, he came to church once, and english class, but then stopped. he was 15 at the time. so now hes about 21 and said that his mom wants him to join the church, and his dad said he will support him. he still needs to learn a few things, but hes open to the gospel! it was just a cool miracle!
sat. we got stood up all day! it was lame :( but we still had pass-bys that we could do, so we did that for the night! could find anyone like usual, but it was good because we talked to a lot of people.
sun. BUONA PASQUA (happy easter) it was good! we ate at a families house for lunch, and then did pass-bys again! we thought for sure that everyone would be home, its easter! but there was no one, and in fact! everyone was in the streets partying......wierd for a christian holiday.
..and there was suppose to be an activity in the park but there was rain.....so we invited everyone to the church, only the flipino members came haha, but it was really fun! then we did more pass-bys! im telling you! our list has over 100 people on it! and we have to take a bus and metro everywhere.
tue. we had serata familiare! and corso d'inglese! it was really awesome! one of my favorite days of the week!!! and we are starting to get so any more people coming to class!!! its awesome! when i got here we had about 3 now we have atleast 10 and FHE we have over 15-20 its so awesome!! one of my favorite wards in the mission, i hope i get to stay another transfer here to be honest! i would be okay with that!!
anyway i love you thanks for everything!!! im so thankful for my savior jesus christ and everything that he did for me! im thankful for the guidence he gives me in my life! and im thankful for the chance i have to share this gospel in italy. and im thankful for all the support that you all give me. vi voglio bene! ciao!
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