January 15, 2018
Wow this week has been pretty dang crazy. So I'm staying here and I'm super excited about that! But sadly Anziano Bellucci got transferred which was a big surprise. We both thought that we were staying here. But I got my call and Anziano Daniels will be my new companion! I was in his district when he was born like a year ago. I actually did a scambio with him, you can probably go back and find it if you wanted to. It was really good so I was really happy to hear that he will be my new companion!
So the first few days of this week we had actually planned to go to Napoli because Anziano Bellucci had a promesso appointment but that fell through so he had time to pack and say bye to members and investigators. So that was good.
Anyway after all that we went home then taught English course and the next morning we went back to Paola and hopped on a train to Rome for a MLC (mission leadership council) it was really cool! We had 8 people from my MTC group there who were all zone leaders! So it was good to get to see everyone! It was definitely a powerful meeting, I learned a lot of leadership skills that I will use through out my life.
While We were in Rome for MLC we had the chance to watch the funeral of President Monson. It was really touching, he lived such a great life and gave over half a century of service as a member of the 12 Apostles then as the Prophet. He was well known for being on the Lords errand, listening to spiritual prompting and being led to help other people and his service was an answer of their prayers. He says "I know of no experience more sweet or feeling more precious than to head a prompting only to discover that the Lord has answered another person's prayer through you." I know that God is so perfect that he can answer prayers through his imperfect children. We can all be answers to the prayers of those around us.
Vi vogliamo bene! Buona settimanna!
Love Anziano Ruiz
I purposely took a video to capture what happens
when I take selfies. Haha they are crazy!
Last district lunch before transfers
goodbyes with English course
Common Cosenza views
I have more videos of what I made with this.
Maybe I'll share them.. maybe not.
Saying goodbye to Anziano Bellucci
The back end of our beach view
The front end
Missionary work at it's finest!
On the way back from the MLC we stopped it Napoli for 15 minutes. I took this opportunity to call up the missionaries and have them deliver me some of the best cheese in the world and classic Napoli bread. It was Bomb!
JK he's my new comps. He's sick, I love him.