June 24, 2017
So much happened this week! It flew. So about a week ago we received an online referral, Roberto. After getting in contact and setting an appointment we went out to bring him a Book of Mormon. Roberto lives up in the highest northern part of our area. So we had a long bus ride up there but were able to do study on the bus so it was worth it. We ended up meeting with him and leaving a Book of Mormon! That was really coo,l we are going to meet this week again. Since we were in that area we decided to go over to the Maddalena -which is an island off of Sardegna- to visit some less actives, while we were there we decided to do a language study in a park because it was pranzo hour. We walked into a park and there was this guy that I thought we should talk to so we did and it was awesome. His name is Toni (like Tony). We started talking to about the restoration and he was really interested. He started talking about how all the churchs claim to have the truth but none of them have proof. He seemed pretty disappointed in that and kept saying only God knows the truth. When I had the chance I started testifying of the truths that we have in the restored gospel. Then I told him we have proof, and as I was doing this I pulled out the Book of Mormon, the proof of the restoration, and Toni started crying; the spirit was so strong we were all feeling it and all teared up. He asked if we had another copy that we could give him and we said "no, this one is all yours!" He was so grateful and couldn't stop thanking us. That was probably the most powerful experience I've had with the Book of Mormon in my mission. I can't wait to meet with Toni this week!
After that we had an awesome zone conference that got us pumped for the work. It was really good to talk with the rest of the zone, there are so many cool missionaries in this mission. Also we did some finding in Cagliari and that was fun. It's a cool city.
The other night we talked to this family that was hanging out on the porch and it was coo,l they liked us, it turned out that they actually knew the missionaries from a while ago so we started talking about the gospel a little but it didn't go anywhere. Then yesterday we had just gotten off at the bus stop to go home and there was 5 min till it was time to be inside and I was feeling that we needed to stay out and pass by that family so we did and they were out on the porch again and it was their little girls birthday! So we sang her happy birthday in English and they loved it and invited us up in for a drink so now we are great friends and we are going to stop by more often to talk about the gospel and hopefully start teaching them! Never take a spiritual prompting for granted!
Yesterday after a big pranzo with the members, Anziano Parker and I were doing 12 week and we did a roll play with one of our members Mario Papi, of introducing the Book of Mormon. It was super cool, after the roleplay we talked about his conversion story and the Book of Mormon again. The Book of Mormon plays such a key role in conversion and strengthening a testimony. When we gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon it's like a never ending domino effect of knowledge truth light blessings and everything else! When we know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God we know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that the original church of Jesus Christ has been restored along with the priesthood, we know that God is our heavenly father and that he does love us! We know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that once again we can receive his power through baptism! I invite all to read the Book of Mormon and continue to build your testimonies. I know that the Book is true and it will bless your life. I know it because I have seen it in others and in myself; and I have felt it in my heart from the Spirit of God that it is from him. And I say that in the name of Jesus Christ amen.
I love the mission and the opportunity to bear my testimony with those around me! I hope you all have a great week
Vi voglio bene!
These next 3 are all in Cagliari