Monday, April 11, 2016

Baptism on the Base

Cari Amici e Famiglia,

It was a great and busy week... as it usually is getting everything ready for a baptism.  On Wednesday we made the mistake of going to an Italian hospital for a checkup.  It took more than two hours but we also met a cool multi-generational family that invited us over for lunch.  We also taught a lot about the church and the restoration.  On Friday we went to a city called Ruviano to meet with a member who can't come to church because of the distance.  She was super nice and her husband who isn't a member was very funny.  He moved to America for higher education and spent much of his life there as a language professor at several universities including UCLA.  The town where they live is also really beautiful and very well kept... No graffiti or trash.

On Saturday we went to the American navy base for the baptisms of one of our investigators and one of the sisters'.  The baptismal ceremony was held in the base's nondenominational chapel which was very beautiful.  The baptismal font was also pretty cool.  The baptisms went well and lots of members showed up for support.  The investigators had a good experience.  Afterwards a member in the ward took us to Taco Bell.  It had been close to two years since I'd been there so it was pretty awesome.  Later I didn't feel too awesome though.  Then on Sunday we did the confirmations (gift of the Holy Ghost).  There was also a baby blessing.  Lots of blessings.  Today we went to the Reggia which is the royal palace.  The gardens behind it are stunningly beautiful.  Hope everyone has a great week.

Anziano Blazzard

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