Well here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy them. Merry Christmas. You know everything that happened here with me. I will definitely be writing more next week. I love you all. I am doing great. I am really loving the mission. Glad that I could talk to you. Just use these pictures for the blog r soemthing. I love ITALY. Ready to do some genealogy, when I come home.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Well, this week it snowed, it was sweet to get some of the white stuff coming down on top of us. I havent seen it snow for a while, so that was cool. We got kicked out of a palazzo so we went and built a snowman. Good stuff. THings are going great, if you wanted to knwo. We are really having some good success and the people are really progressing. In fact, we have 2 baptisms on Friday. Our main men, Dougy and Fidelis. They are great. I have seen some really great people but these two guys are some of the best. So humble, so ready to learn and just so much fun. I cant wait to see them in white. I will be baptizing one of them and My comp is going to baptize the other. its going to be a good friday. Tomorrow we are going to be making cookies for the entire branch and distributing them to everyone, one way to really grown the ward. Its going to be fun, and then on saturday and sunday we are carolling with everyone. its going to be really great. i really love this City here in Ravenna. The people are great, the are jsut cold so we are all bundling up. Its really fun. fWe are just having some struggles with finding, but thats okay, all missionaries have it.
So we had an interesting day, on Thursday we were in the hospital for 5 hours. It was horrible, I am telling you, free health care is not a good idea, okay Obama. We sat there for litterally 5 hours, and were called in to see the doctor before this old lady, like 70 years old, with a bloody nose, not the inside, but the outside, it was so sad to see that they werent even doing anyting. But its something that is going to change, at least i hope so. But we were okay. My comp had some stomach problems, all good though now.
I love this place. I love the people, and I lvoe my mission. Thanks for all the help and love and support that you are giving me. I will definitely send pictures fra poco.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Well, I will start by hoping that things are a little more warmer there than here. It was -1 degree last night. We should be getting snow on Friday. Its been raining Ice lately. I am freezing. But its okay. Things are going great with the work. Our investigators are so solid. They are so ready for baptism, there are somethings that we have to overcome with one of them, but that is going to be good through prayer and fasting. The lord will bless him. But we should have 4 baptisms by the end of the year. That would be great. We just need to find the people to replace them. Because I will say that its going to be quite hard. The people arent really coming out of their homes. Its quite chilly. But the wonderful time of the year is coming. Which is Christmas. Are we not so blessed to have this time. I cant wait for it. I love this time. I would love to be with you all, but what can you do. Serve the lord. Some lights are in our house, the Branch is having many activites. Its going to be good. I think that we are going to be able to see the Christmas devotional. At least I hope so. We had 5 people in church, investigators, they are amazing here. We had one bear his testimony, and then I translated into Italian, then from that, all the Africans got up and bore their testimonies, it was great. Such a stong spirirt.
The cold or something came through the house and we both got sick. Really bad stomach problems and the consequences from that. You know what I am saying. And so I also wasnt sleeping very good, but that is also because we didnt have any heat in the house to warm us up. I didnt know why, but I fixed the problem and now we will have a warm home to sleep in. I hope that it gets better. I could use some time to sleep. Its very needed.
I love you all. I wish you a very merry christmas. My mind is focused on the work. Its got to be with my companion going home here. Some times i stray into thinking about you all but I repent and get back into the swing of things. I love this work. I love the Book of Mormon. I pray for you all.
Well, the week has come. I am getting really tired, we are working really hard. I dont know what is wrong. I feel like I am sleeping enough, I dont know but we are constantly on the move with lessons and teaching our wonderful investigators. I love em. We just set 2 baptismal dates this past week. they are literally some of the coolest people that I have met. So willing to learn more and they read the book of mormon all the time. They ask the greatest questions, somethat I havent heard members ask. Its exciting how great the work is going here. Especially during this wonderful time of Christmas. I love what its looking like here man. All the lights are up and the spirit is in the air. Good time for Italy, its good that we are definitely feeling it. I feel like this could be a difficult time of the year for me. Then, I hit my year mark. Man, time flies when you are having fun. We had a funny experience last week, we got home to Ravenna after a split to find, that we could not find our keys. OH NO!! We had to take a trin back to Ferrara to get the keys, we slept there for the night and found the keys and came back to Ravenna the next morning. Super stressfull and so long. It was not something that I wanted to do. Trains are not my favorite thing to do. Its actually something that I want to stay away from. Long day....but yeah, things are going great. I love how the work is going. Thanks for the help and the prayers that you are sending my way. Oh and my new city, is great. Ravenna, its so nice, and really great. The people are good, they sometimes talk to us, but we are really just trying to stay positive with everything. So keep praying for me, that would really work. Thanks for everything. Love you all