Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017-07-11 Branch BBQ

Hellooo a tutti!!

So we had a lot of cool miracles last last week and last week we saw
not all of them play out. BUT we are still super blessed with lots
("lots") of work :) we have Lolita who is making progress towards
baptism and we just met a whole family (well, the mom and dad are
'just friends' so I'm not really sure what's going on there) from
Ghana that are super sharp and really liked our message about the Book
of Mormon, even if they thought I said 'The Book of Mohammad' until I
had repeated myself like, 4 times.

So miracles are still totally happening! Sometimes it's not people's
moment and so we find other people! Right now I'm sitting pretty with
an awesome companion, little Dutch waffles in my backpack from Tiger,
going to hike in the Italian "mountains" (large hills) and this
evening we're going to visit our other investigators, Matteo and
Tiziana, who have come to church not one but two times! This weekend
President Allen is coming down to give our members a fireside on
missionary work. They sure have a fire. What else can I say..?


After three weeks of stress and planning, lots of inviting, some help
from the Pesaro Anziani, and a last-minute purchase of an entire grill
😂...we successfully pulled off our branch barbecue. We had a lot of
people come! Like, five members and a good 20 people total. That's a
lot of potentials!! We're hopefully going to meet with one of them
next week when she's done with her exams (Italian university does
testing totally different) and aside from that we were just glad to
get to hang out with some people and make some good memories together.

We also:

- got adopted by an old Italian woman
- got fed a 5-course meal by Lolita until we both thought food was
gonna start coming out our ears
- made a peach cobbler for our branch president's wife
- played Italian card games with the Anziani and whichever Italian
wanted at a public piazza as a way to get talking to people

Thanks for keeping up with me! You guys are great and I love you all.
Have a good week.

🇮🇹 Transfer 12 with Sorella Hurst 🇮🇹

Last zone conference, where dying testimony was given

MTC Companion at last zone conference

Card playing on train

Got the grill, forgot the spatula


"If I read I live more than seven lives"
Apparently Italian cats only get 7 lives.

Awkward moment running into Anziani on P-day

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