Monday, December 15, 2014

Week 31 - Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Amici e Famiglia,

Things are finally cooling down.  It's still a little hot when the sun's out but besides that pretty cool and windy so I can't complain too much.  We walked a lot this week on the streets and talked with a few people about the gospel and christmas and we had a few lessons with less-actives and investigators.  On Monday we were invited to lunch at one of our investigating family's homes and it was really good.  Bow-tie pasta with a sausage sauce, broccoli mash stuff, seafood rice, and a lot of little dishes.  After lunch we played some games and I introduced the card and spoons game where you pass the cards until someone gets 4 of a kind.  That person then grabs a spoon and everyone has to grab the remaining spoons quickly because there is one spoon less than the number of people.  There was lots of shouting and crying so you know it was a success.  The old men at the party just wanted to know how money could be incorporated into the game haha.  Then we had a really good lesson with a movie presentation of the restoration which was powerful. Afterwards, we headed to a little birthday party for one of the members where we ate some more. On Tuesday, we had the regular schedule of a district meeting and English course.  On Wednesday, we were able to get a good amount of lessons done in the morning and then we had spanish course in the evening time.  Thursday, we taught some in the morning and then visited the same family from Monday before English course.  Friday we planned, and then the lesson fell through with the family we were going to see in the afternoon.  We usually teach English and then a lesson to this family, but the son had to go to remedial school so it looks like I wasn't doing a great job.  She still wants to meet with us so it isn't all too bad.  So, we headed to the streets for a long night of finding. On Saturday, we taught in the morning and then headed to a member's home for lunch before the Christmas party at church.  It was a good success and then we ate a ton of pizza.  On Sunday, it was the usual routine of church and then a meal appointment.  Then we talked to people on the streets.  We shared the video, Egli è il dono (He is the gift.)  This week we head to Palermo on Wednesday for specialized training.  My old companion and trainer, Anz. Stamps, will be there so it will be nice to see him.  Have a great week and happy holidays.

Anziano Blazzard

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