Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Another great week with my new companion!!!
Hello Everyone! :D
I love you all! I am sooo happy in Ostia! I know the city soooo well now, and we have been seeing so many miracles! Most of them have to do with changes in the daily plans that we make.
We had a nice day in Laurentina last week where we visited a new convert si chiama "Roxana" :) I love her! She is Peruvian and has a year old son named Dorian. They are just the coolest. So we visited them, and were planning on going home right after because Laurentina is pretty far away from the Mainland of Ostia. (Our area is HUGE!!! and goes from Rome to all of the coastal area, stopping at Ladispoli and right before the Napoli Zone. It is pretty amazing). THEN, I felt inspired to call Teresa and go over to her house, so my companion and I decided to follow the Spirit and go over to see Teresa. (I LOVE Teresa btw!) We will be bffs after the mission! She served a mission in Missouri in the 80s and is one of the coolest, funniest people I have ever met! (She is the one with the really curly hair in the pictures). She made us lunch and then made plans for us to see her brother and his friend (neither of whom are members!) We got to talk to them for a while and we are planning to give her brothers friend a Libra did Mormon in Serbian because it is her native language. We are really excited! :D
POI, we were inspired to go see the Torres Family. We went over to their house and, as I was trying to tune Juans guitar, Raquel told us that she wants us to start teaching a bible class at her house! She said she will invite friends too, so it will be a great experience. THEN, we went over to the Battistinis house, and they told us if the missionary successes that they started having after we invited them to Pray for missionary opportunities every day! Sister Battistini is on fire! She has talked to a plumber who is interested, and gave us a referral for a man who wants to meet the missionaries! :D Every member a missionary! Ostia ward is sooo great!
After that day ended, I seriously felt like ever step that we had taken was inspired. WOW; it was sooooo cool.
Then, we had another day where we went over to Ardea (2 hours away! Holy cow, our Zone is too big...) to see a former investigator named Odile. She is really great! She is evangelist, but had a baptismal date before and really wants us to start having a church service closer to her! (Which we can totally do!) She also said that she wants to come out and do finding with us! She is so cool! She is originally from Africa, and Speaks French, so Sister Spicq and her got to read some scriptures out loud for us in French the other day! It was really cool! :)
Annnd, yesterday, we had a plan to go teach Alessandra and Massimo with Sorella Alicino, but they ended up cancelling, so we had nada to do! So, we tried to make appointments, nothing was working, so we decided to get on a bus for Piazza Gaspari to go see Tina Frau. I called Carmello to see if Tina (his mom) would be there. Lol, he said "Non lo so, ma venite!" Haha, sooo we went over to Carmellos and Sorella Alicino (our ward missionary) shared a really nice thought with Carmello (because Tina ended up not being there) from Job 22. We also talked with Carmello about his goal to go to the Temple around Christmas this year! We are so excited for his goal and we know that he can accomplish it!
Oh! One more thing before I go: Lately, for English course, I have gotten to be the "Facilitator" and I love it! This means that I get to lead the English lessons that we have, and help the students learn the new words and practice their conversational skills. It is ssoooooooo cool!!! XD I love it.
Welp, that’s all I’ve got for now! Until next week!
Con tutto il mio cuore,
Sorella Corey Cherrington