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, November 13, 2017

I learned more about how important humility is

November 13, 2017 
  We had another good week! I don't even think we ate a pizza haha which was weird. We both got sick this week so that's why. 
  I did a scambio with Anziano Lamoureux that was fun. We met with the De Vivo family and had dinner and a lesson. We also met with a less active member named Andrea it was a really cool experience; he is going through some hard times. Anziano Lamoureux and I gave him a blessing the spirit was super strong. He came to church this Sunday so we are happy that he felt impressed to act on his faith.

  We met again with Marco and the Crutz family, that was awesome! We taught the plan of salvation and about marriage and familyies being essential to the plan of God. It is always awesome to be able to Promise blessings. I am so lucky to be blessed with a beautiful family. We stayed after for dinner and it was good! We made some empanadas together and they were good!

  Now that I think about it we did have pizza this week just one time! We went to the place where they invented the pizza! So that was fun. Some times as a district we will all get off at one metro stop to do English course finding and just give out like 600 English course cards. This week we did the same thing but instead of English course we did Jesus cards. It was really cool, we were able to touch the lives of many people and help them remember Christ that day.

  I read a chapter in the Book of Mormon this week that talked about a people who fell into darkness because of their pride, they end up humbling themselves before God and are lifted up. I learned more about how important humility is. Without it we can't receive strength from the atonement of Jesus Christ. Ether 12:27 "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." I know this is true! 

Vi voglio bene!!

Love Anziano Ruiz

The first pizzeria since 1780

 Piazza nazionale, we find here at times.

The start of Christmas street.

Monday, November 6, 2017

God is our loving heavenly father and that all things we teach are hinge to that.

November 6, 2017 

  It has been an awesome week!  Last Thursday we were in Rome once again, for a mission conference, man that trip is a pain.. Totally kidding I love going to Rome haha! And taking trains with missionaries is always fun.  We actually had a cool experience talking with a guy named Emilio on the way home, we shared Moroni 10: 4-5 All the missionaries came from all over the mission but Sicilia. We had an awesome conference and are inspired to work harder as missionaries. 

  This week we went to meet with Marco and the Crutz family again and that was awesome! They actually don't live in Napoli so we take a bus to their house in Avellino. We have members there so we can teach with them, its awesome. Avellino is a smaller city that reminded me so much of Ascoli Piceno! So I really like going over there. We had planned to talk about the plan of Salvation but ended up going over the Book of Mormon and how to receive a testimony if it's true. Marco accepted baptism and we are so happy for him! They told us they weren't going to be able to come to church because they didn't have the car that Sunday so we were a little sad to hear that. But then as we were sitting in church they walked in and it was so awesome to see them! We are going to have dinner with them this week and Himel the mom that is from Argentina is going to make empanadas! So we are super pumped for that! We really love this family so much!

  This week we also met with the Dr Vivo family they are also awesome! The mom and son are inactive members then the dad and two daughters aren't members. They haven't been to church in 7 years. It was awesome to meet with them and bear testimony that God is our loving heavenly father and that all things we teach are hinge to that. I really like comparing God's love for us and his commandments to the love of a father and the house rules, for example a curfew or bedtime, studying for school etc. Our parents set these for our safety, protection, because they want us to be successful and happy. Over all because they love us. For all the same motives God gives us commandments. They aren't to be looked at asked or a to-do list but as light to the plan of how we can reach our full potential in this life.

  This week was awesome! I can't wait till another one. A huge congratulations to my Brother Cortez who will have finished his mission in Russia Novosibirsk maybe by the time this gets posted. He has been an amazing example to me and a huge motivation to be the best missionary I can be! 

Vi voglio bene!!

Love Anziano Ruiz 

Some homies from the mission conference!!

Father and sons picture.

Our last correlation with Richard.

We went to eat African food for Richards last day in Italy! He is leaving to Holland. We had some dang interesting food. Anziano Wagstaff asked me "why is there a bed in this restaurant" and it told him the real question was "why is there a restaurant in this kids room!?" Haha it was a fun experience!

Fu-fu, an African dish.


We met this random guy and he told
 me to do that pose haha, he's awesome.

Monday, October 30, 2017

I know that Jesus Christ is our savior, the Book of Mormon is true and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah.

October 30, 2017

  It's been a good week! We ate 15 pizzas so that was good. There is a really good pizza place right next to our house so on the way home for the night if we're feeling it -which we usually are- we'll get ourselves some pizza.

  I'm not sure if I've talked about President Bruno before. He is the branch President of the Battiglia branch. He gave us a referral a while ago so I've done some missionary work with him and he really likes me. Anyway he called me this last week for another referral. There is a family from Argentina and they are members who have been living here in Italy for about a year but haven't been to church because they don't know where it is (it's like 50 min away by bus). The dad, Marco,  is actually not a member and grew up in Napoli. So we called them right after we got off the phone with pres. Bruno then set an appointment for them the Next day. We taught them the Restoration and it was awesome! Marco understood everything really well and they are going to read and pray together! We invited them to church and they all came besides the 16 year old son. It was sweet! They seemed to really like it! And their little girl had an awesome time in primary. We are going to meet with them this Wednesday and are excited for that.

  Other than that we have just had a lot of finding this week it's been really good just going out and spreading the good word with a lot of people! This week my testimony has grown a lot of the Promise found in the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10: 4-5. I know that anyone who asks God in the name of Jesus Christ with a sincere heart, real intent and faith in Jesus Christ can receive a witness to the truth of all things through the Holy Ghost. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior, the Book of Mormon is true and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah. I know this because I have received a testimony thanks to the Promise found in Moroni 10. 

Vi voglio bene!!

Anziano Ruiz 
There were two roads just filled with sweets

An old mission AP who can to visit with his family Anziano Battaglia.

 Napoli views

This is what made In Italy looks like. We will just walk by places and see people making stuff. If we tell them we are American they get excited and take pictures.

 I'm not sure if this is normal in America but you can always find some raw meat hanging in stores here in Italy.

More pizza and more pizza!

We broke out the sweaters this week!

Nutella pizza

Canolli straight out of Sicilia! They were super good. There is a really big food market going on here in central Napoli, there is a lot of good food!

Fabio Serino. This guy was so good!

We went to Sorrento for pday.
 It was a good one!


Sorrento has the best lemon in the world.

Mom I feel like you would like this place.