Monday, February 13, 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

alright well due to some circumstanzes outside our control, i again
have poco tempo... mom knows why. she got her own little letter.

anyway i can sum up the highlights of the week in one word: LUIGI. yes
his name is luigi. we had his first lesson last tuesday, then again on
saturday then he came to church we saw him again on tuesday and we are
seeing him tomorrow and setting his bapt date. i want to do it on
march 7th cuz that's my half birthday and i am being transfered on the
8th... but we are going to let him choose. yesterday's lesson was
wonderful. his prayer was beautiful, and the thing is, he has already
been prepared for this. we thaught him the plan of salvation and told
him that at one point everyone has chosen Jesus Christ but most people
have forgotten who they are. one of the purposes of this life is to
remember who we are. we told him that all the steps to achieving
celestial glory have been revealed and that we can teach him them! it
was awesome. then when he prayed he thanked God that he had met some
people that would help him remember who he is!!!! how cute!!!

ok quick review of this week: last thursday: we met a family doing
house after everyone cancelled our appts. we talked to the dad at the
door for like 20 minutes then he introduced us to  his wife and then
we left a prayer on their home. his name was emiliano and her name was
angela. it was interesting because it always seems like i have to get
down to the bottom bottom depth of the pit of despair, and then a
miracle happens.

 last friday we taught daniele the word of wisdom. let's just say we
need to review. hahaha

saturday we saw luigi and talked about death because his friend had
just passed away on thursday so he had lots of questions.

sunday was fast sunday. i bore my testimony. i was feeling kind of sad
that it is so hard for people to come to church. we had two people in
church. that's ok but i really was let down. so bore my testimony
using D&C 101:32 which says that someday ALL THINGS will be revealed.
like WHY is it so hard to come to church? i will understand someday
hahaha BUT luigi was there, and he loved it and he hung out for 1/2
hour after too :)

monday was soooo much fun. we got to take an 1.5 hour bus ride in a
snow storm to aqcuaviva to see the costanzo family. it was FREEZING
(obviously) anyway we were supposed to have an appoinitment with
daniele after we got back, but due to the weather we were going to
have to cancel the appt. so i went into the bathroom to make a sneak
phone call. daniele FLIPPED out when in told him that we were in
aqcuaviva. he said "SIETE MATTE!!!!!!!" = you guys are MAD!!!!! he
said he was going to strangle us if we made it back alive. he said we
needed to call him when we got home OR ELSE. anyway we were fine. i
actually quite enjoyed it. cuz i didnt have to drive in it. hahaha but
it was better than walking around outside in the rain. but we did call
daniele when we got home and he was all worried, WAY worse than mom.
hahaha

yesterday was a good day all around. a few days ago i had thought that
we needed to go to loseto (where the bishop lives) on tuesday morning.
don't know why. still don't know why. it was snowing. we just walked
to an inactive's house, rang the bell, they weren't home, so we went
to the bishop's. his wife made us lunch, and then we talked about
missions. it was awesome. we read a very interesting passage of
scripture that i had read that morning in D&C 84. it says that when
christ comes we will all sing a new song, and the words are written in
the section!!! super cool. anyway so we read that and we asked
ourselves who will compose the music? i personally thing mack wilberg
will.... but who knows. slla mongelli said the angels.

anyway i got gma's letter with the story of george blazier THANK
YOU!!!! because i have been asked to make a pubblic appearance and
speak at a presentaion about the church about the pioneers!! so i will
be talking about my ancestors! italians LOVE this stuff. anyway thanks
for everything. anziano pedreira is fine ps. i saw the pictures of the
new house. i cant accept this!!! its ok im dealing with it. and that i
am going to have 2.5 nephews (or a niece!!) when i get back, even
though i left with 00000. ok i love you all!!!

all my love
sorella ashman

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