Monday, December 7, 2015

"Sorelle!...Let's go!" - December 2, 2015

Hey, family!

How are you all? I'm doing well. This transfer is just going crazy fast!

So, last Wednesday, we went and saw Maria after pday ended. It was
good. She had gone a whole afternoon without smoking, which for her is
big, so it was pretty exciting. Then we had English class. It was fun.
The students are all really funny.

Last Thursday, it was Thanksgiving! It was a really good one. We tried
to do some passbys and finding, not a ton of success, but the ward had
a Thanksgiving party so that was super fun! A lot of simps and members
and friends of members came so it was super awesome. They even made
turkeys for it. We have a super awesome branch.

Friday, we did weekly planning, area book and a lot of organizing. We
did more passbys but no one answered.

Saturday, we saw Anna and had correlation with the branch mission
leader. It was good. The members apparently are going to do a
demonstration or something for Christmas in centro so they're really
excited and planning that, it'll hopefully help us find some new
people. More pass bys.

Sunday, church, it was good, we had a couple of simps come so that was
really exciting. We saw Ben and his family that night. They're really
cute, they just had a baby and she's adorable! Then we saw Valeria
after them. We wanted to explain the apostasy to her again and the
need for authority from God, so we made her cookies without using a recipe
that turned out gross and then cookies with a recipe that turned out
well. The recipe was the authority of God. It was a good lesson, we
made some breakthroughs with her.

Monday, district meeting. That night we saw Antonio and Marisol.
They're really fun. So, while we were there, Marisol just all the
sudden says, "Sorelle! The lady who lives below us is ready for the
gospel! Let's go!" So we went down with her and set up an appointment
to go teach their neighbor next week. Marisol's so awesome! She's a
really good member missionary.

Tuesday, we had to spend all morning working on Sorella Bastian's
bike. The brakes weren't working so we thought it'd be a quick fix to
change out the brake pads but it ended up not being so easy and we
were working on them for hours and they still don't work so well. I
guess we'll have to ask the anziani for help. Then we had FHE. It was
a lot of fun. It was a small one this week but two of the people there
were Napoletano and they are just always the funniest but half the
time they're speaking Napoletano and its crazy trying to understand.

Today, the Rimini Sorelle (Sorella Yonk and Carducci) came over to
Ravenna and we did a church tour. It was really cool. At a few of the
spots we went, they're were workers who were explaining to us
symbolism of things and it was so insane. I'll have to send a few 
pics:). Plus, it's always so fun to hang out with Sorelle Yonk and
Carducci, they're both awesome.
Sorelle Snow, Bastian, Carducci and Yonk

Sorelle Bastian, Snow, Yonk and Carducci

Well, it's been a good week here. We're excited to see what'll happen
when we get transfer calls this Saturday. I love you guys, I hope you
have a great week!
Love, Sorella Snow

"I lost my greenie..." - November 25, 2015

Hey, Famiglia!

Its been a good week!

So, last Wednesday night, we had English class like normal and we had
to switch the classes around a bit because the new anziano doesn't
really speak English and couldn't teach a class by himself, so I ended
up with a new class and they're so fun!
A youth in the branch

Last Thursday, we had mutual and it was fun, there aren't a lot of
youth but they're all so awesome! That night we had branch counsel and
it was good. They're so focused on missionary work! They wanted to
make sure every simp was personally invited by a member to come to
stake conference this past Sunday and they want to establish a pattern
of going out on splits with us every week.
Sorelle Snow and Bastian

Friday, it was Sorella Bastian's birthday! So we wanted to do
something a little special for it for her and we found this pretty
nice restaurant,like it serves three courses status(but we're
economical, don't worry, it was cheap). Anywho, right after were
served our second course, we get a text from the anziani and Anziano
Olsen says" I lost my greenie...." So we called him and he tells us he
lost his greenie while they were biking and hour ago and can't find
him, so we call the waiter over and tell him we need to split and he
bagged up our chicken for us and we took off to go find Anziano
Marataro. Pretty soon, Olsen got a call from the office, apparently,
Anziano Marataro called his parents(!) because he didn't have any
mission numbers and they called the office and told them he was
waiting at the train station. Luckily he's Italian and could, you
know, speak the language, otherwise that could've turned out bad!
Anywho, that was crazy, after we went with Sorella Gentile to do
visiting teaching and then saw Sanela with Marisol. And after Ben and
his family invited us over for cake for Sorella Bastian's birthday, it
was way fun! Oh, also, we saw a less active sister in the morning and
it was such a good lesson! Last minute, we felt like we should share a
talk about a mom with her kids in sacrament meeting and how even
though they can be crazy and hard to control, it's worth it because
you want them to know they belong. Any who, it was perfect for her,
she loved it!

Saturday, we had correlation, went to the hospital to visit a member
who had a surgery, we had a session of stake conference that night and
then we saw Valeria. She's doing well, she's an amazing woman! Also,
it was pouring rain all Saturday! It was insane, we were soaked!

Sunday, we had stake conference, they did it over Skype, so we didn't
get to go to Firenze, which was a bummer, also because Livorno is in
the same stake and I would've loved to have seen some of them, oh
well. Augustine and Patience, two simps who have a hard time coming
were both able to make it with their two daughters, so that was super
exciting! We also saw the Tricarico family that night, they're really

Monday, we had district meeting, we have two anziani from a different
city in our district this transfer, so that's fun, to have some new
people. We saw Antonio and Marisol that afternoon. Then we went and
saw Maria and Alessandro. We challenged them to give up smoking and
drinking, respectively, for twenty four hours. They said they would
start Tuesday, we're going to go check tonight, so we're praying that
they're going strong!

Tuesday, we did splits with some members from the ward council. It was
great! They wanted to do straight on finding, so we went out and just
tried to stop people in the streets. We got some people to stop, so
hopefully we'll be able to meet with them again. The members were
great though, they were just so excited to go out with us! Actually,
at one point, the member I was with ran up to some random people and
gave them a flier and in English, they said they were members from
Utah! So that was kinda funny, the lady I was with didn't speak
English so she didn't understand for a minute that they were already
members and was trying to explain our church. It was fun. We had FHE
last night, it was great.

Well, family, it's been a good week! Thanks for your love and support,
I'm so grateful for you guys! Have an amazing thanksgiving tomorrow!
Love, Sorella Snow