Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In which Sara is temporarily abandoned by her companion

Ciaaaooo tutti! :)
What's happening? It's all great here! Haha.

Alrighty, Sorella Willis' week in an email! Numero uno, last week (last p-day) I had to take this culture class (to remain in Italy, kinda). I dunno why, some missionaries have to take it, but a lot haven't. I've only talked to one other missionary who's had to go to it. But, I went to it last p-day. It was kinda pointless. I had to sit, and watch 5 videos, 45 minutes long, back to back (aka, 4 hours of videos). I didn't have to take a test, or anything at the end. I just had to watch them. They got my Permesso to be sure that I went to the class, but I just had to watch the films. It was... weird. Cause, Sorella Mancuso couldn't come in with me. So, I was a solo sister for a while... in a room, with 10 other guys! And, Sorella Mancuso was out on the street, in Italy, all alone! Ah! Ma, tutto ben  (all is well) :) Haha. And, after that, we found a burger place! It was pretty good. Not amazing, but very very good. Fresh. They make the buns themselves :) Ha.

Mom, I think I've already thanked you, but let me just do it again! Thanks! ...for buying those index cards for me! I can't even forget, we were out doing mission shopping, and you suggested that I buy index cards, and I was weirdly persistent about not buying any... I didn't need them. But, you snuck them in the cart, we bought them, and now I use them all the time! Hahaha, thanks! :)

So, would you all like to hear something insane? Well, let me just tell you. With the missionary age change, lots of missionaries will be coming in... and, soon! We have 28 Sorelle in the missione right now. But, we were told within the next couple of transfers, we'll have about 60 Sorelle! Aka... we'll be doubling le Sorelle. Aka, all le Sorelle in the missione right now will be training someone in 1-2 transfers! ...and, by everyone, I mean me! I haven't heard "Hey, Sorella Willis, you're gonna be training", yet, but it's kinda inevitable... so, uh... whaaat?! Ha. Crazy.

Other things. Random fact: I have never baked so often, in my life (cookies, brownies, muffins, etc.) - members, church acitivies, potentials, etc. Other random fact: I have never had so little time to bake in my life! Hahaha. Who has time to bake? Definitely not missionaries! Haha, it's a crazy life, the life of a missionary.

Also, so I've been a little stuffy lately, I might have a little cold. It's probably because of my obnoxious intake amount of nutella... aka, too much sugar = my immune system is not at it's best. But, get this, for Christmas, our Relief Society gave us 4-5 boxes/bags of food! And, in almost every single one, was a thing of nutella! So, we got about 5 jars of nutella! Silly.

Oh! And, remember that scary man who escorted us out of that palazzo? Remember that story? And, how we gave him cookies? Well, we saw him the other day! We stopped and talked for a second - he said the cookies were great, he was super nice, we were all smiles - including him! Yay! We're on friendly terms! I hope he gets baptized one day! He's great. It'll be an Ensign story.  "When I first met the missionaries, I threw them out of the appartment..." :) Hahaha. 

Then, okay, yesterday! Miracle story time! We were doing casa, after a long day of finding (we had 0 appointments), and were finishing up. Then, just before we were finished, we knocked a door, and this wonderful old man came to the door! We talked about prayer, and he said he hadn't prayed since his wife passed away (10 years +/-). We talked to him about the families being sealed together in the Temple for time and all eternity, and Sorella Mancuso had this wonderful, amazing card about the Rome Italy Temple (it's the size of our scriptures, so we can carry it, and it's lamanated, and is just super cute), and we got a return appointment! We are SO excited to teach him, and talk to him about the Piano di Salvezza! Ahhh! :)

Oh, also, so I'm doing email today... it's not Wednesday. No, I'm not apostate! Ha. We have a Conference tomorrow, so we had to change p-day.

Oh, and, so we taught one of my favorite investigators (/one of our only investigators, who hasn't dropped us) the other day. He's been meeting with the missionaries for 1+ year, and we talk about baptism almost every lezione. Well, we talked about it this time, and he said he just isn't sure with school and all (he'll be going out of town - aka, out towards Rome, or something - for study, soon. So, he doesn't want to plan his baptism, and then have to change it last minute (he won't know when he leaves until last minute). BUT, he said he DOES want to get baptized (because, we asked him if he wanted to be), and he said he will do it in March! Also, because his birthday is in March (March 14, Kelsey Lyn Ross!) :) I'm just sad that I won't be there for it, probably. I don't care about the number, I just want to be there to witness it! Ahh. But, who knows where I'll be in March, and if I'll be able to come back. But, anyway. I gotta go. I love y'all!

Oh, read Hebrews 12:7. It's just a great little verse, I love it! :)
Vi voglio bene!

Sorella Willis

So, all of Italy his this genius invention of having a drying rack over the kitchen sink... since, we're building a new kitchen right now, I figured, it would be nice to show y'all this! Incase, we wanna try it out? Who knows, I just think it's a great idea :)

I have never been so messy in my life! hello, life of the missionary.

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