Monday, August 29, 2011

Ciao Famiglia!

This last week went really well. What am I saying? All my weeks go really well! The fifteenth was Ferragosto, which means...CLEANING DAY!! Woohoo! Our house got super clean. We made it a lot nicer now, and I feel like my quality of life has really improved. Haha. Who knew how good a clean house could make you feel?

The big news this week is that next week I'm going to be down in Sicily! I'm really looking forward to that. We're going to take the furgone (van) down to bring everyone supplies, and we're also going to be doing some exchanges down there.

August is a really funny time to be a missionary in Italy. Pretty much everyone goes on vacation this month, so things really slow down. A couple days ago we knocked on lady's door and she started yelling at us and said that we can't do that in the month of August because everyone is gone and people get scared.... I was like... yeah....

So then I asked her what we could do to find families that need the Gospel, and we started talking, and in the end she told us that we can come back in September!! Haha. It was pretty sweet. I think that September is going to be a really great month for the entire mission.

I guess the other big thing is that all over the world missionaries are getting little portable DVD players. It's pretty cool. Me and Anziano Garvin used ours today during study, and we really enjoyed it. There are different missionary DVDs that we can watch, and it was nice because it's a lot easier to focus on than the scriptures (don't worry though, I still study the scriptures too!). It's kind of funny that the DVD players are portable, because we actually just leave them in the apartment (we're not supposed to bring them out).

Anyway, I've gtg. I need to get a bunch of things done. I love you a lot and I hope that you're safe and that you're reading the scriptures every day.


Anziano Banks