Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 5: 13

Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Gospel and commandments do not constrict us in anyway, if fact they give us more freedom!

August 7, 2017 

  Geez this week seriously flew! Napoli is so awesome. It seems like we eat on the street more here because it's so cheep and good. That combined with meal appointments we only ended up having to make food for ourselves one day this week! Pretty crazy but awesome! The missionary work here is awesome too and it's growing! Its pretty neat there is a return missionary and new convert who are both African and they just do so much missionary work, then they'll invite people to baptism during lessons. It's pretty sweet. We have actually taught in English a good amount this week. 

  We have seen some pretty sweet miracles this week with finding people. One day We were just going through the area book which is just like records of people taught and we ended up talking to some people and setting up lessons for this week which was sweet. But one of the guys we called was super excited to hear from us and was and like "yeah I really want to meet you! So in 30 minutes I'll be at the church" so we hurry over to the church and meet Franco. We taught him the message of the Restoration then had him pray to see if it was true for the closing prayer. He couldn't stop saying that he feels something good inside and it was awesome to see the spirit already testifying to him. We will meet with him tomorrow and I'm really excited to see what the Lord has in store for him. 

  Another cool experience was when we were finding and didn't really know what to do so we just kinda did what seemed enjoyable while still doing the Lord's work. So we walked along the great lingo mare (board walk) of Napoli then went up to this big areal view of Napoli and it was sweet! We talked to people and found a new investigator and a potential couple from that. That was a cool night because it was just a bigger testimony builder that we can have fun doing the Lord's work. The Gospel and commandments do not constrict us in anyway,  if fact they give us more freedom! It help us overcome carnal temptations of pleasure, and helps make righteous everlasting joyful decisions. This was what enables us to overcome anything in this life! I know that Jesus lives and that he is our savior and though Him and His Gospel we can have joy in every moment of our lives! 

Hope you all have a great week!

Vi voglio bene!

Anziano Ruiz

This is where we do correlation every Week

Just some random pics from walking the streets of Napoli

A tie shop.

This guy, Giorgio, worked with Ralph Lauren for a number of years then started his only tie shop. This is the only one in the world. Giorgio Napoli ties

These pictures are on the way up to the view of Napoli.

  And here's the view

 Went to the American base for p-day, it was fun to spend a day in America! Haha, American pizza,(not very good) American pop, American music, people who speak English and some bowling! This is part of the zone.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Psalm 118:8 "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."

July 31, 2017 

  This week was great! So last Monday Anziano Parker and I had a sweet p day at Santa Teresa di Gallura. Then later that night we got transfer calls and I found out that I was going to Napoli!!  Napoli is every missionaries dream so I'm pretty dang lucky to be here! I'm serving with Anziano Hyrum Smith. He's in the same group as Anziano Parker which is cool. I've also been asked to be the District leader, that will be really fun. So I've been here for 4 days and I love it so much! The members are sweet, the pizza is the best in the world (literally) and my new companion is awesome.

  So for our last night of finding Anziano Parker and I went singing in the centro of Olbia and that was interesting haha but pretty fun. It was great serving with Anziano Parker I definitely grew a lot those two transfers. And I really grew a great love for Olbia I love all the members there. It was too bad I didn't get to say bye to them; we had planned to do a big dinner together but plans got changed and I had to be on the other side of the island to catch a plane. Transfers can be pretty crazy here. I first took a plane to Rome and from there to Napoli. First thing we did when we got there was get a pizza.... man that was good. My second day here we had probably the best weekly planning on my mission! We set up some awesome goals for this transfer and have solid week ahead of us. We have been seeing miracles already We went finding and were able to teach a quick restoration and set up an appointment for this next Tuesday it was sweet. I'm really pumped to work with Anziano Smith.

  I just want to share a really quick scripture from the Bible Psalm 118:8 "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." It can be easy to put confidence in men weather it be a friend or even yourself.  Maybe the idea of man seems like the right things to do logically but the difference is that that is according to our logic. God has the logic of a God and an eternal perspective that is why we should always trust him, even if we can see in our own eyes the joyfully outcome. I know that we can always trust in the Lord no matter what situation. As long as we stay single to his glory we will always have joy. 
Have a great week! 

Vi voglio bene!

Anziano Ruiz

From the Branch President in Olbia-
 "Thank you for sending a wonderful young man on a mission. It's always a pleasure to talk to him with his level of maturity and spiritual strength. He is loved so much here in Olbia and we all will remember him." 

Santa Teresa Gallura, Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy

Transfer time. Fiumicino, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy.

 First stop in Napoli to get the worlds best pizza!

View from our apartment in Napoli.
View from our apartment

Some old Ruins

Argued as the best pizza in the world!