Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Unfortunately this week I don't have any pictures! sorry. 

Not too much has happened. Oh well, I also have a bad keyboard.

Lately I've started getting really into the world cup (seeing as everyone else in Italy is so passionate about it), and so I'm really excited for the game Italy is playing tomorrow.

Our mission president has given us permission to watch the Italy games as long as we make it an excellent activity by having an investigator there, or at least a less active member. Tomorrow we're going to watch the game with one of our investigators that we haven't seen in awhile (that wanted to get baptized but wouldn't give up smoking, not Salvatore, but another one) and a bunch of his friends are going to be there as well. It should be pretty awesome.

Today the U.S. is playing, but I don't think we're going to be able to see it. We're going to a place called Tranni for P-day today.

Things have been going really well. We get transfer calls in two days! Next week we're already starting the transition to the Rome mission, and then it becomes official on July 1st. I'm really hoping to see something happen with these transfers.

On Sunday evening we gave the sacrament to Fratello Manzo because he has health problems and can't come in the morning. He loves to help us with missionary work, so it's always great to talk with him. This time he told us about two investigators from about 5 years ago. He ran into them the other day and invited them to FHE which we've been having in the church every monday.

This week we decided to change it to Wednesday, so he said maybe we should go visit them and tell them that the time changed. We walked to their home, and they were very excited to see us. We sat down, ate some cookies, drank some carbonated water (ew), and taught them about the Plan of Salvation. They're an awesome family. We'll see them tonight at FHE.

It sounds like your lives are pretty crazy right now. I'm glad to hear that. It's always fun to receive exciting e-mails from you.

We just did splits. I went with Anziano Gilbert from San Diego (he's serving in Bari). It was pretty chill. We went in search of a park that Anziano Shaw (from Sandy, finished his mission last transfer) told me about, but we couldn't find it. Park is one of my favorite styles of proselyting, although we usually just end up talking to punk kids. They're pretty funny. We went to another park and some girls started asking Anziano Gilbert if he knew Tom Cruise, or the Jonas Brothers (once they heard that he was from california they named about every famous person they knew).

Well, I think that's about everything. I'm staying healthy, and not drinking water that's too cold!

Remember, if you drink water that's too cold, you'll get a stomach ache!



Anziano Banks