This week was really great! The weather here warmed up a lot last week which was a first since like November. Unfortunately it is going to rain all week next week but its okay because the rain makes things more adventurous and the mountains will turn white again! Trento is so beautiful!
|With my companion, Elder Lott, looking over Trento|
|The war monument in Trento|
night we went with our branch president to the house of a less active member who is pretty old and has a really bad problem with smoking. I have met with this man every week for the last 5 months and we haven't been able to get him to come back to church. We had a super powerful lesson about the importance of the Sabbath and how our branch really loves him and needs him. Well , right after sacrament meeting began, this man walked into the door dressed all nice in his suit with a bright smile on his face. I was seriously so happy; I couldn't stop smiling the whole three hours.
we headed down to Verona to do an exchange with the elders there. I was with Anziano Bickam from Iowa and we worked hard. We did some tracting in the downtown area of Verona for about 4 hours so we were able to meet some nice and interesting people. We were walking and biking all day so we decided to make doughnuts that night and ton of pancakes the next day before going back to work so that was really fun!
|Me during the exchange in Verona|
|Me and Anziano Bickam on our exchange in Verona|
|We made pancakes with the zone leaders in Verona and they were so good!|
One of our investigators who was going to be baptized this weekend is being baptized in the middle of March because she moved about 2 hours away and we can only see here once or twice a week. What is really awesome is she told us she will drive the 2 hours up to us because she wants us to teach her and she loves the members here. It is so cool to see people so dedicated and motivated to do something they know to be true.
I am really so grateful to be here in Italy. It is a beautiful country with such great culture and people. The mission is definitely not an easy task but it sure does bring us some of the happiest moments life will ever offer. With lots of hard work and tough moments comes some of the happiest and most fulfilling moments ever.
|This is a classic Trentino Strudel covered in custard. Yummm!|
|The pizza I made this week|
|Gelato on Day|
There was a guy on a stand up paddle board. The tiny wave along the Verona river. I was seriously so happy to this. This was the first surfer I've seen in six months