I arrived safely and in one piece! The traveling went great and I was met at the airport on Friday by the assistants. Later that day, I found out I was going down to the beautiful city of Bologna! I then got on a train after 24 hours of no sleep and arrived in Bologna in the evening met by my new district. I'm in a trio and the elders I'm with are great, hard working guys. It's me, Anziano Wright (who goes home next week!) and Anziano Da Ponte who had to go home and come back for surgery just like me. We will most likely stay together for the next 6 weeks here in Bologna.
|Up the staircase of the Bologna towers|
|The Bologna towers|
The last few days have been so amazing just walking the streets of Italy once again and being a missionary. I think I've eaten pizza 4 out of the 6 days here so far which is no problem with me. The members here in the ward are amazing. They seem like they want to contribute to the missionary work, so that's exciting! We have a good amount of work to do here which I can't complain.
We had a miracle this weekend! After teaching someone in church, an Italian man named Umberto walked in the church and asked for our number and asked to meet with us. We met with him on Monday and he loved what we taught and accepted to read the Book of Mormon. Rarely do people just come to us, so this makes me so excited.
I'm so happy to be back, especially in on of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It's going to get super crowded here for the summer which we are preparing for. It's gotten a lot warmer and the short sleeve shirts are coming out. Hot humid weather also means more of an excuse to get gelato! I'm so grateful for all of your prayers and support through all of this. I love this gospel, Italy, my Savior, and all of
you! I can't wait to keep you updated each week.
Anziano William Hogan
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