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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter June 18, 2014

ciao Tutti!!! come state!! Dio ci ama!

thur. we had an emergency transfer, so now im still in a threesome, but im with anz. briand, and now anz. alder, him and i are from the same MTC group, its weird to be with someone in the same group, because we talk about how we're going home next year, and we talk about the MTC, its pretty fun. then over the weekend we just finished strong teaching and finding new simps. ill tell you i am so tired, but its good, because it means you working if your tired haha. i love my mission so much!!! i couldnt have been blessed with this chance i have if it was for heavenly father helping me, and with all the love and support from all of you at home. and this past week i have been thinking a lot because i could be getting transferred now, which means ill have to say goodbye to everyone, and this is going to be one of the hardest things to do here in milano, because i have been here from 6 months, these people are my family and i have made strong great and strong relationships. only thing that is a bummer about the mission, saying by way!!! tooo!!! much!! me and my comps have made a deal, only speak italian, in all places, except now....and when we have to talk to someone who only speaks english, its pretty hard, but i have seen a massive improvement in myself and how fluent my language is. if anyone has to learn another language i would recommend doing this, it will help you learn the language so much quicker. so this week i have never ran so many times in my entire mission, i hate public transportation, i will never live in a big city haha, its hectic, i had to catch a bus and a tram, which i had to run to both of them, such a tiring day. these past couple days have been good too!! monday was the start of the week, and we taught and had a serata familiare with a member! it was good, the spirit was really strong. yesterday for inglish class we watched a movie! "the prince of egypt" it was a good movie, ill tell you i kinda miss movies haha. but its not on my mind all the time. and today we went to switzerland again, its so cool to just cross the boarder and go to a different country, and then come back to italy, if i could choose a place to live so far, it would be switzerland haha.

we are working hard trying to find investigators, we had a few disappointing experiences this week, we got dropped by two people, which was hard, because they were so close and then some how they just got scared or worried. but we are still working with some awesome people!! this south american family who has a brand new baby, i met them for the first time and they seem really awesome. then teresa, who has to wait to get divorced, but because the law changed she may be able to get remarried sooner, and then baptized! then we have the teen his name is alberto! hes cool we hadnt seen him for three weeks, and now im sad because i should be leaving, hes an awesome dude! as you can see its going to be hard to leave this city, and a cool thing there is an activity this friday multicultural night!!! we are excited!!

i know that my savior lives, i know that God answers prayers. and i would choose to be anywhere else right now. vi voglio bene!! ciao!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter June 11, 2014

Ciao Tutti!!!

so much has happened these past weeks its hard to write it all down haha.
sunday we had an investigator come to church, he doesnt stay for the
whole thing because he has no money and has to go eat. we organized a
lunch so he could stay the entire time. he has a huge smoking problem,
almost two packs a day. well we then had a lesson with him and
challenged him not to buy anymore cigaretts. and so far his has done
it!!! its been two days, so we'll keep praying and encouraging him.

monday we had a scambio, there has been this kid who has done alot for
us in the past few week, so on our scambio i decided to take him
somewhere to eat. its was good, the closest thing i could find to
american food here. but earllier that day we went to the park to do
some finding. ill tell you im starting to die here haha, its hot and
humid, i can do hot, but not the humidity. so pray for me haha. but
its was really funny when we were at the park, because there was a
bunch of people tanning, guys an girls, i swear in this country any
chance they have to wear less clothes everyone goes on it haha. so we
have to be careful for the park again. haah. but one this that was
really funny was at one part of the park, there were a lot of people
tanning, like 10 people. i didnt think much of it until we left, i
realized it was all guys, im not kidding, it was a lot like jersey
shore. GYM TAN except i never see the Laundry haha.

tuesday was the busiest day so far here in Milano. because we're in
three, we do a lot of switching, where i go with other people and my
comps go with other people, this way we can get a lot more work done.
well i left the house at 10:30 in the morning, and didnt return to he
house until 9:30 at night, because it was a lot of finding and
teaching and traveling. i was so tired haha.

wed. morning we got a call telling us there is going to be a space
transfer, (its when you get moved to another city on short notice
during the transfer) well ill tell you that im not going to be the one
transferred, im staying here and any. smith is going to be transferred
to another city haha. so that means im staying here to finish out the
transfer here in milano. which is good because i would like to finish
the transfer here.but im staying in a threesome still haha. but its
cool my new comp in the threesome will be any. alder, hes from my
group and we were in the MTC together. so its going to be fun haha.
now im just curious where im going to go after this transfer. btw,
tomorrow will be one year that i left for my mission, so this is my
year mark haha. wahoo!! im a big boy in the mission.

miracle for the week, one day me and my comps were waiting for the
bus, it was really hot and we were roasting in the sun, well out of no
where a dude on a bike comes around the corner, says "fresh water" and
drove off, it was so awesome!!! so thanks for all the prayers on
keeping us safe haha.

grazie per tutto!! vi voglio bene! spero che la vostra settimana vada
bene!! ci sentiamo! ciao