From May 1st, 2013 to October 2014, I will be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving people in and around Rome Italy and preaching the Gospel in Italian! I am so excited for this fantastic opportunity to serve Heavenly Father's children in Italia! XD Over the course of my mission, my trusty Mom will be posting my letters onto my blog, so you will be able to see how my LDS mission is going.
I have learned this week of the
immense power of the Scriptures in answering our prayers. Every time that
I have prayed to Heavenly Father with a question or concern, I have opened the
scriptures to find a very precise, very specific answer to my questions.
It has been so beautiful. I encourage all of you to pray and search
the scriptures, because the answers to the questions of life, even specific
questions, can be found in that manner.
SO! :) I got to do a Scambio
this week, and it has been fabulous! :D We got to go over to this really
nice man's house (Michele) for dinner, and we talked to him about cowboy
movies, and Cowboys and Indians type stuff :) and then, we got to get
GRANITAS!!! (SOOOO GOOD!!! XD They are a type of Sicilian
Slushie- I have had the mandorla, cioe almond, and the strawberries and cream
type, cioe fragola). BTW, I get to be with the Sisters Pancheri and
Bradford as comps, and they are the best! :D We are in an apartment
with Sorelle Felice, and Pace. It is really fun, and they are all really
ALSO!!! :D Our new
chapel opened up in Ostia- finally!! After over 10 years of meeting in
hotel meeting rooms, and other random places, these wonderful people get their
chapel! :D They sooooo deserve it. We had our activity on
Saturday night where we got to be with the ward and see people who have been
less or inactive for quite a while. Fratello Mangiacotti even came!
Lol, and funny enough, we talked about western films too! (Fistful
of dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly... etc!)
He is really great. He loves old film.
I just cannot fully express to you
how much I love my ward in Ostia. I cannot thank the Lord enough for them
and for their beautiful Spirits. :D PLUS we got to have church in
the new chapel for the FIRST time ever, and it was really really great. I
got to say hi to everybody and I got to sit by Teresa as well. It was an
Also, I was talking with Sister
Bradford and Anziano Bennett on the Metro today and they asked me, "where
would you go if you could go anywhere in the world after your mission?"
I told them "I would go to my Uncles house in Hawaii with my family.
:) I would really love that soooo much. It was really fun to
talk with them.
For p-day, we got to go to the
Castello St. Angelo, which is beautiful! :D We didn’t get to go in,
but it was really cool to be there and to cross the beautiful bridge you have
to take to get there. It was sooo nice. We also got Gelato afterwards
at this realllllllly awesome Siciliano Gelateria. LOVE IT!! :D
Lol, I always go to the Sicilian Gelaterie. I hope to go there some
time soon. :)
Welp, that is all I have for this
week! :D I hope to have more for next week, and to hear from you all