Monday, May 25, 2015

Week 54 - Bari, Liberta, Italy

Amici e Famiglia,

Okay, first off I am being transferred to Rome (Roma 3) and will be taking off probably on Thursday via train. My new companion will be Anziano Palazzo (American).  He is one transfer older than me and I actually met him my first day in the MTC because his flight was delayed.  I have talked with him already many times in the mission.  I have been to the house already because we stayed there a few transfers ago when we went to the Elder Teixeira mission conference.  It is alright but it has one bathroom for 4 elders and the kitchen is a hallway... who thinks that is smart?  I am content with the call.

So that being said after emailing Monday we got the usual pizza and this time it was a pizza with ricotta stuffed crusts and buffalo mozzarella.  Super good.  Then we played football and soccer first in a plaza (piazza Ferrarese) and then on the beach with all the missionaries and some other friends.  It was funny to see how terrified people would get when we threw the football thinking that they would somehow get hit.  Afterwards we had a lesson.  The next day we had transfer predictions based on the toy we received from inside of each of our chocolate eggs.  The eggs were a lie, Stephen!!! A LIE!!!  yeah nobody guessed where I was going.  After the meeting we ate homemade reeses prepared by cuz Anz. Bee.  Then we had several lessons and English course. The next day we had a bunch of lessons.

On Thursday we went to Trani to do a district blitz and it was raining.  I used the whiteboard we were going to use for finding as an umbrella.  We also ate some cornetti given to us by the one member who lives there.  Then we returned to Bari and got some homemade juice given to us which was pretty good (no it wasn't alcoholic).  Then we had a few lessons and English course.  The next morning we did weekly planning and then a few lessons before ward council.  I got a panzerotto afterwards.  The next day we got the transfer calls from the mission president and then did a bunch of lessons.  On Sunday we went to church and afterwards had lunch at the bishop's house.  We ate pasta with red sauce, diverse types of meat, apricots, and gelato.  There was also some coke and fanta which pleased me.  Then we helped move some stuff out of one apartment to another apartment for a new convert.  Unfortunately one of the guys helping cut his hand really deep trying to lift an oven unit.  He had to get 10 stitches.  Goes to show that taking your time instead of rushing through a job is the better way.  Then we had another lesson.

Today we will be playing sports at the park and saying goodbye to some friends.  I probably will get one more pizza too because I have heard the food in Rome is gross.

Anziano Blazzard

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