Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In which Sara finally becomes a pro at the Italian language!

Ciaaaaao tutti! 

Okay, not oodles of random things to say this week.

Number one, I just ate Lindt, peperoncino chocolate the other day - it was delish! It was just chocolate with a little kick at the end - yum :)

Also, one of Sorella Bush's recent converts said something that I just loved. He was talking about how it's sometimes hard to wake up everyday, and pray, to dedicate our day to the Lord, just because you forget first thing in the morning. He said something along the lines of, "We have this light. But, we gotta turn on our light every day. We don't wake up with it automatically switched on. We have to do our part." Ah, so true! He's so in tune with the spirit, I looved all of his thoughts/insights.

Also, oh it made me so happy! He told me that I had a good accent! That, where almost all missionaries say something wrong (the way they pronounce things) I pronounce it correctly. Partly I thank my trainer, Sorella Eaton, because I'm sure I copied how she spoke (and she was trained by an Italiana), but also partly I thank you, dad. For reading the BOM in Spanish all those years, and getting my little tongue loosed up! So, grazie :)

Also, we gave talks in church yesterday! But, before we knew we were giving talks, Sorella Bush volunteered to teach Relief Society on Sunday. So, we taught RS & gave talks in Church. Also, half of our ward didn't show up, SO... we did the music too! I played the piano, and S.lla Bush conducted. It was crazy, but oddly enough, fun. I wasn't stressed or worried (for the most part) about anything! It was a good Sunday :)

Also, random side note/thought I had the other day - someone tell Brandon Flowers to make a CD of hymns, because it would be SO beautiful! :)

Also, let me just tell you a little something wonderful. There's this cheese shop here, called Forte & Forte (just like "Strong", cause there are some strong cheeses). Well, we stopped in the other day. And it was wonderful! The shop is adorable! We bought cheese with olives in it (delish! like whole olives, pits still in), and we became best friends with the little man who works there. Luigi. He's from southern Italy. I loove him! It's great here in Siena. Also, we gave a BOM to one of our English students last night - just cause we did a spiritual thought, and he asked what the book was! We always do a spiritual thought from the BOM, but he just asked about it that night, and we gave him one! It was wonderful :) He wants it, mostly because he likes history, but there's more to the BOM then history. So, we're hoping he'll feel it! 

Also, our miracle for this week! Oh, wow, our miracle! So, we stopped by to see this ex-investigator, but she wasn't home. So we knocked her palazzo. Nothing. So, we went to the palazzo right next to her. And, instead of ringing the top name (like we usually do), we figured to ring the bottom one (because, there was no speaker for the citofono, so we didn't want the top person to yell down the stairs, talking to us/etc.), so we rang the lady at the bottom, and she wasn't interested... so, we went to the top door. There, we talked to the most beautiful lady in the world, Marisa! We talked at her door for a while, then she said "it's too cold, y'all come in." So, we got in, talked about La Restaurazione, and also a bit about il Piano di Salvezza. Then she just talked to us for a while. She's had a rough life, people don't ever appreciate her. And, she had hurt her leg/foot recently, and couldn't leave the house, couldn't even go grocery shopping. And, she was completely out of food. So, Sorella Bush said that we could do her grocery shopping for her! Marisa had already had a shopping list ready, in case some one remembered her. She said "I really needed y'all tonight. Y'all must be sent from Him." Ah! We looove her, so much! We did her grocery shopping, came back, and then she asked "Do y'all have to leave?", and we said nope, so we stayed a talked a little bit longer. But, we fixed another appointment with her - we had it for yesterday, but then she called us, and told us she couldn't, but wanted to reschedule for the morning after - she really wants to see us again, soon! We're so excited for her, we really feel like she's 100% prepared to hear the gospel! :) Ahhh! :)

Also, we just listened to some wonderful talks the other day. One is called "Will You?" I don't remember who it's by, but awesome! Then also, "The Sustaining Power of Faith" by Richard G. Scott, and also "Encircled in the Arms of his Love" by Neal A. Maxwell. And, then we listened in Italian to Uchtdorf's recent talk this past conference - something about regrets... I don't remember what it's called. Can y'all belive it's almost conference time again?! I'm SO excited! :)

Well, I love y'all, but I gotta go! More pictures next week!
Vi voglio bene!

Sorella Willis

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