Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 13 - Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

It has been a little crazy this week with transfers.  We said goodbye to SorellaPancheri and welcomed Sister Arnold to Ragusa.  She is a great missionary from Birmingham, England.  An interesting thing about her is that she went to school in Stratford, which if my memory is correct has something to do with Shakespeare.  Before Sorella Pancheri left, we went to a nearby dam to have a picnic/nature walk thing with some friends and members.  At one point, we were trying to walk around the lake on the shore, and Sorella Nagliati walked into some mud and lost her shoes for a bit.  It was pretty funny so I took a quick picture.  On Saturday we had a little ward social that was supposed to be a "invite your friends thing" but only members showed up.  At any rate, it was still a lot of fun.  I showed some of the Sicilians how to throw and catch a football which was pretty entertaining.  On Sunday, I had to translate for some of our English-speaking members, so I ended up just making up most of the talks with the little phrases I caught here and there.  It's really hard to understand when people talk quickly and quietly.  The streets here in Ragusa are a little empty with everyone heading to the beach, but we still have a few opportunities to talk with people each day.  Well, that's all for now.  Alla Prossima!

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