Well Hello Everyone.
I hope that everyone is doing really well. I am doing great. Just got back from the temple so the spirit is strong and things are all good. So I guess that Utah is supposed to get about 4 feet of snow here pretty soon. I think tonight. I have been wearing short sleeves pretty much every day. Way nice. I am way happy about the way the weather has been. Now i'll probably hvae to wear a jacket. :( Anyways. The lingua is going pretty well. I have taught 10 lessons in full Italian so things are looking up. The devotionals that we have a really nice to have because they really keep me invested in the work. Everyone once in a while i think to myself that it would be much easier for me to just pack up and come home, but with the help of my loving companion Anziano Money, i stay here and I begin to love it again. The spirit is way strong so i know that I am doing the right thing by staying. This past week we did SYL for a day, it where you only speak your mission language, that was definitely one to remember. I was able to communicate a lot and be able to get around the place quite well actually. Silent sunday....wasnt really silent. I was bearing my testimony, saying prayers and having full convos with my district and the older Anziani. Which is funny because they arent actually older than me. I am actually older than they are, at least about 4 of them. they just put a different availibilty date. Which is totally fine with me. They head out next week for Italy. Im way happy for them.
I am scared for the coming weeks. We are doing SYL for a whole week. ONLY ITALIAN for the WHOLE week. But i know that when you push yourself as a missionary the lord will bless you with the extra push for things that you arent quite sure that you can do. Its so true. When I am teaching a lesson, i feel as though the spirit is speaking through me because I am saying things that I didnt know how to say and then Money will turn to me after and ask, "what did you just say?? I didnt get any of that!!" I dont know man, I am just talking. Its way sweet to be able to get some of that experience. I dont think I made it clear in the last letter that the MTC has a new program where it is only the mission language the teachers speak to you. I hear all the time that we are going to be the most prepared missionaries ever going into the field when it comes to the language and the gosple. I am way happy for that. It makes me feel like I can do it. I knew that I could, especially after I reread my patriarchal blessing. such an awesome read. Its all about MEE!!!
We were doing a stress management class for missionaries. It was funny. They had a 4 stage thing...everyone said they were on stage 3 and I agreed, (thats like, ripping your hair out stress, just to clue you in, constant headache and just not understanding anything that Sorella Fairbanks was saying. ) Well she then asked us in English *applause broke out* how do we get back to stage one. Immediately, everyone said in Unison...except me, Anziano treadway just tells a story and we are all back to normal. They really love the stories about the metal shop and baseball and treadway trek.. its a real hit. I love making those guys happy...i just try to stay on a very happy level of stress, keep things easy going and make em smile. It works. Everyone is getting along really well. im the life saver.
So awesome. I am a straight up baller. 11 three point shots all swish on friday. 6 saturday 5 monday 6 yesterday. I am logging them to see how many i can make in the entire time im here. BALLING!! Havent gained any weight. Lost 5 pounds. Food isnt everything that people brag about. DRY MEAT!!! I miss MOMMAS MEATLOAF and a bbq chicken off the grill. what i really miss...HOMEMADE MAC A CHEESE AND SOME GRILLED CHEESE SANDWHICHES. I hope i always expressed the love for you food mom. I miss it.
Hmmmm....almost done with Alma, doing really well..
The package was awesome. that made my day.
Love you all