Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Buon Natale Tutti! (Merry Christmas Everyone!) - December 24, 2014

Buon Natale Tutti!
Wow, I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Soooo crazy. Okay, so yeah, 5 PM for Skype! That'll work for us! But, we also have appointments that day and will be running around like chickens with our heads cut off, so don't worry if we're maybe a teeny late calling you! 

So, ummm, it's just been a crazy week! We were practicing for a skit that we were going to do for the ward Christmas party, we 've been trying to get appointments for Christmas before everyone went out of town and trying to introduce Sorella Carter to the people we're working with here. We saw Giovannina this week, who's a new convert that got baptized in March of this year. She's really sweet and has a super forte testimony. Wow, she's so awesome. She's really funny because she throws in A LOT of Spanish words when she talks, and, in fact, so do a lot of the people here, because there are so many South Americans that live in Italy. One of the Anziani made a joke this week about how they taught us Italian in the MTC and then dropped us here where everyone speaks Spanish and Tagolog. I was dying because it's honestly so accurate. Oh, well. 

So, anyways, we spent the first half of the week practicing the song we were going to sing at the end of our skit at the ward Christmas party, and then Sorella Carter played it on repeat all Friday to try and help it subconsciously sink in. Then Saturday morning, when I woke up, Sorella Carter told me that in the middle of the night I started singing the song in Italian in my sleep. So, I've now progressed to singing in my sleep. The mission's making me go crazy. Hah jk. Anywho, our skit ended up being a hit. It was three kids arguing in front of the Christmas tree over whether Santa was real or not, and while they were arguing he snuck in the back and got up to all sorts of shenanigans. It was fun, the anziani are super awesome and we had a good time. 

Monday night, we had FHE, but only 2 people showed up, so the missionaries outnumbered members! But we had fun! Anziano Vasquez's mom had sent him two little nerf guns so we had a blast shooting each other and having wars with them. We also planned that we're going to watch our Christmas movie with the anziani in the church and set up the projectors and haul in all of the couches, so that'll be fun! We're watching The Lego Movie (anziano pick, not ours, but it's okay, I was a Lego counselor!).
Christmas festa
Okay, questions! I love my new companion! We are having an amazing time together and we get along really well! She's a huge Harry Potter nerd also and loves a lot of the same things that I do, so we have fun! She's also a black belt which adds major cool points. Unfortunately, we don't have any investigaotrs that are progressing right now. We're having phone problems, we're not recieving a lot of text messages, and some of our investigators mainly communicate through text because phones are stinking expensive here, so we're worried that's why we're not hearing back from them. :( It's okay though! We're figuring it out! W're going to do some pass bys and try and get in contact with them again!  :)

It sounds like you are all having an awesome week! I can't wait to talk to you all and I hope you are having an amazing Christmas eve and Christmas day! I love you! 

Love, Sorella Snow 

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