Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Making pasta and playing telephone - October 7, 2015

Saying good bye last week to wonderful friends in Livorno...

Sorella Car.. and her mother with Sorelle Harris and Snow

The Bus... family
Sorella Nav... with Sorelle Harris & Snow

Viviana, Sorelle Snow & Harris

Sorella Nac... and Sorelle Snow & Harris

Ciao, Famiglia!

So, wow, the first week of a new transfer always feels like it kinda
takes super long. Okay, answers! Yup, it's a branch! That's kinda
exciting cause it's my first branch in the mission. Yeah, it's smaller
than I'm used to but they're almost a ward, they just need two more
priesthood holders or something so they're working really hard for it!
We have four missionaries, US and two anziani. We're in the Rimini
zone, so unfortunately Venice isn't a part of it :( our STLs are in
Venice so maybe I'll do a scambio there though :) Sorella Burgess is
one transfer below me. She's from Colorado and she's super sweet.
She's a convert and she has a really amazing testimony and it's really
helpful for Italians to see, hey, she joined by herself, I can do it
too! We watched all the sessions of conference except the Sunday
afternoon. We watched Saturday morning live and they did a broadcast
of the women's session Saturday and then we watched Saturday afternoon
on Sunday morning. It was sooooo good!

Last Wednesday, we saw Azzurra Wednesday night. She's super cute, I
was really sad to say goodbye. We also ran over to the Zerbi family's
place so I could say goodbye. They're awesome, I'm gonna miss them a
lot. Then I had to finish packing, always a stressful experience!
Giacomo, Azzurra, Sorelle Harris & Snow

The Z family

Sergio, Sorelle Snow & Harris

Thursday morning, we took off! Some members gave us a ride to the
train station, meno male! And we took a train to Firenze and then
hopped on another one to Bologna. There we met up with some
missionaries and I had to say goodbye to Sorella Harris, super sad, I
miss her! Sorella Burgess was waiting there so we hopped on a train to
Ravenna and we made it home abastanza early. We went to mutual (I
guess my mutual days are NOT over) and did a ton of pass bys and
finding to finish the night. It's another biking city but Livorno was
pretty flat and Ravenna's got a lot of up and down, so I'm slowly
adjusting to that. Plus, we live on the second floor (which is
basically the third floor because they don't count the first one here,
don't know why) so lugging my suitcases up that was NOT fun, but we

Friday, weekly planning like always, the branch also asked us to pass
out English class fliers at schools so we did that too. More pass bys
and then we went and saw Alessandro and Nino. We teach them because
we're also teaching Maria, Alessandro's mom. That went
well. Maria's house is always super crazy because there are groups of
people who will walk in and out during most of the lesson and some
will stay and join for a few minutes, leave, come back. It's good
though, they're all super open.

Saturday, finding in a park for the morning and then that afternoon,
we saw the women's session of conference and then the Saturday morning
session. They had it broadcasting in English as well for some members
who speak English, so we watched it in there. It was really good! I
liked the women's session a lot.

Sunday, we saw the Saturday afternoon session in the morning, I think
that was the one where Jeffrey R Holland talked. That was really good!
We went and saw Anna that afternoon. She's the mother of another simp
we have and she likes to read the Book of Mormon with us. Then we went
and watched the Sunday morning session. It was amazing! I love

Monday, we had correlation with our WML in the morning, he's adorable,
he took us out to get gelato. We did some pass bys and one person let
us in but she's not really interested in actually investigating, she
was really nice though! Then we saw Paolo and Sabrina that
night (Sabrina is Anna's daughter). Sabrina wanted to show us how to
make pasta, so she broke out this cool little machine and taught us how
to do it. The lesson went really well. Sabrina said we brought a
message that was perfect for something she's going through right now.


Learning how to make pasta from Sabrina

Sabrina and Sorella Burgess

Tuesday, we did some finding in the morning. We went to a paesino in
the afternoon to see a less active. She's from Albania. She's super
legit and wants to come but has a job where she has to work on
Sundays. We had FHE this night, it was really good, we played
telephone and likened in to the apostasy. The members here are really
up for doing missionary work, it's great!

Today, we haven't done much yet. We have some stuff that has to be
done, so we probably won't do a ton of sight seeing. Ravenna is
serially gorgeous! It apparently used to be the capital of the Roman
Empire for a short time and it's an ancient city! Soooo many churches.
We're gonna try and check out a lot of stuff this transfer!

Well, I think that's it for me so far! I love you guys., have a fantastic week!
Love, Sorella Snow

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