Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Letter #68 - 12/30/14

Ciao Famiglia!

Sorry I have like basically no time today because we have to be in by 5pm for New Year’s Eve but here’s just a short email to say hi :) Skype was so fun last week and it was so good to see everyone! Sorry again about the chaos....just more memories right? ;)

And funny story, President Dibb let us watch one Disney movie each year on Christmas and we got to watch Finding Nemo courtesy of Anziano Hubbard and we were going to save it to watch when we got home at night but then we ended up getting home late and were so tired and I was totally fine after Skype and everything but then with the stress of getting home late and everything else that was going on, we started talking about watching Finding Nemo and when I realized I was so tired and wouldn’t even be able to keep myself awake to see Crush in the turtle part of the movie...I completely lost it and started crying, haha it was so funny. I was just crying I was so tired. I just kept telling Sorella Hawks I just wanted to see Nemo and the turtles. She was so supportive, haha we were so tired. It was crazy. So once i regained control of myself we got ready for bed super quick and put on Nemo and I fell asleep literally like 5 minutes into it. Like I’m talking right after Nemo’s mom dies, haha. It was so depressing. so yeah, that will probably be the first movie I watch when I get home, just a heads up. i want to see the turtles!!

Also I ate duck innards this week, and we had the most amazing Christmas ever. We made like 70 cookies and went out caroling and handing out cookies to investigators and a few less-actives on Christmas eve and Christmas and it was just so special and fun. Definitely a Christmas I will never forget.

Hope all is well back home and that you have a happy new year! Thanks for everything! I love and miss you all!

Buon nuovo anno! :)

Sorella Yost









Thursday, December 25, 2014

Letter #67 - 12/23/14

Ciao Famiglia!

So today’s email is going to be super short because we are SKYPING tomorrow!!!!!! I’m soooooo excited :)

We acted out the nativity with a little family in our ward on Monday and it was super fun and super cute :) They loved it! We did it in honor of the Yost tradition to do it every year! And one of the little girls made me a homemade Christmas tree at school and its soooo cute. I didn’t find a cute nativity on our shopping trip to Luino, but i got a cute little one in Gallarate, it’s really small though but its super cute and Italian looking. I’ll send a picture of it next week! Oh and I got it really cheap since its right before Christmas and it was missing one little sheep so it was only 18 euro! So i thought that would make dad happy :) haha, Oh and the Siena Sorella slept over last night because of permesso problems so we all opened the last story (from the 12 days of Christmas) together this morning around the Christmas tree and drank Starbucks hot chocolate and we all loved it! It was so fun ::) so thank you mom!

I just wanted to send a little email about how amazing this Christmas has been for me. I feel like I have truly learned the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate such a momentous day. We are celebrating the beginning of something so great, something so grand, that is the life of our Savior Jesus Christ. It’s the day Heavenly Father let Him go and come down here to earth, fully aware of His earthly mission and fully aware of the price that was to be paid. It truly was the greatest gift of all and each year we have the opportunity and blessing of celebrating the hope and peace of the plan of happiness through our Christ the Lord. We have so much to be grateful for and so much to celebrate. That is the true meaning of Christmas. We are so blessed that we get to come together each year and celebrate it as a family and remember that because of this great Christmas gift, we can be together forever.

Christmas is about peace, and it’s about gratitude. Nothing else matters. It’s just our job to honor Christ and His unwavering gift to the world by striving to be more like Him and completely forget ourselves for the sake of all those around us, our brothers and sisters. All in all, we are really just giving back to Him what he has already given us. I’m so grateful for my mission and for the many opportunities I’ve had to come closer and to better know my Savior.

My mission has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for the chance to be here in Italy. I know my time is running short so I must make every day count while I can :) He truly is the gift.

Vi voglio benissimo e mi mancate tantissimo! ci vediamo domani! BUON NATALE!

Love,

Sorella Yost


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Letter #66 - 12/16/14

Ciao Famiglia! :)

Hope all is well back home! Congrats Will on being ordained a deacon! That’s so awesome and you looked super classy with your Italian tie ;) glad you liked it!

This week has been super great. Literally full of miracles. Our investigator with a baptismal date is doing so well and literally so elect. We are so excited about him and his family. We teach them all together every Sunday and they are just one of the sweetest families every. We love them so much. It’s so crazy to think that we found them on our 21 lesson week at like 8 pm on Sunday night, trying to get our last few lessons for the week.

Sorella Hawks and I look back on our first few weeks here in Busto and how hard we were trying to figure out a brand new area and everything we were going through and we can see that the Lord was just preparing us to be blessed with such a huge miracle after the trail of our faith. We are so grateful for the situation we were put in because we had to solely depend on the Lord because we knew nothing, and because we did that he led us to exactly where we needed to be in the right moment. The hardest trials always bring forth the biggest miracles. I believe that with all my heart.

Also, this transfer I found out I’m going to be Sister training leader over Como now, as well as Lugano and Varese so that will be really fun :) I love all the Sorelle I work with so much, they are all such rock stars.

Also this week we got to experience sciopero...aka train and bus strikes. So yeah. That was fun. But we saw a huge miracle from it! We were waiting at the train station in Busto just looking up at the board with all the trains cancelled freaking out because we needed to get to Gallarate for our lesson with our bap date and his family. So Sorella Hawks and I went behind the corner and just said a little prayer that we would be able to get a train diretto to Varese and be able to get to Gallarate. When we finished the prayer the thought came to my mind that there was someone there we needed to meet. So we go back by the board and we noticed this woman that had been standing close by us before and we went over and started talking to her and she invited us to sit down by her. So we did and she asked us to say a prayer with her that the train to Varese wouldn’t get cancelled because she really needed to get home. So I said a prayer and then we talked with her for a couple seconds and then all of a sudden... the only train to Varese that hadn’t been cancelled yet...was cancelled. My heart just sank. And so I just started praying and asking Heavenly Father to show this woman the power of prayer and help her get a train. I didn’t want her to lose her faith because the train got cancelled. Then all of a sudden...a different train that had earlier been cancelled automatically came back up. Saying that instead it was now just going to be 15 minutes late instead of cancelled, aka it would be there in about 10 minutes!!!! I looked at the lady and she looked at me and was like: 'Hey! it’s because of your prayer!' and she was like 'wow...this one’s going to come.' And i just smiled and looked at her and was like' yea, this one’s going to come' :) and it did. We rode the train together and as we were sitting by here the three of us said another prayer together of gratitude and it was so awesome. Then this lady realizes that her umbrella was broken (it had been raining pretty much all night) and she was going all the way up to Varese where it was probably raining harder and that same voice came back into my head and told me "give her your umbrella" and I was like, uhhh okay, so i turned to her and offered her my umbrella, and she very gratefully accepted it and gave us her number and we gave her our number and she said she wants to see us again before Christmas so she can return it to me. it was such a huge miracle and I’m so grateful for the spirit and how He helps us know exactly what we need to do. it’s such a blessing in our lives. I know we will see her again and I know she’s the reason there was a sciopero and that God has his hand in all we do because this is truly his work!

Hope all is well back home! Thanks for all your love and support! I love and miss you!

See you next week on SKYPE! :)


Sorella Yost



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Letter #65 - 12/9/14

CIAO Famiglia! :)

Hope all is well! Glad to hear Grandma and Grandpa are doing well! Tell them “hi” from their favorite granddaughter ;) also, glad Will had a great birthday! Hope everything goes well this weekend with his ordination! I’ll be thinking of him on Sunday!

So here in Busto everything is going really well! It’s getting dang cold though, haha, I’m not in Tuscany this winter, that’s for sure, haha. But this past Monday we had our Zone Training and got to sing some Christmas carols and eat panettone so it was super fun :)

And i got your packages! Thank you so much! You guys are the best. Oh and I showed Sorella Dibb the picture of Mom and Cynthia and she loved it, she said to tell Cynthia hi :) I love the Dibbs so much and will forever be grateful they were my mission parents. They are so bravi (good).

Also fun fact, Sorella Hawks said I she woke up the other night and I was speaking in Italian in my sleep. So heads up Anna, that’s what you have to look forward to in just 12 weeks ;) haha!  

We finally got to do scambio with the Sorelle in Lugano, Switzerland! It went really well too! I just love the girls I work with. They are so sweet. I stayed in Busto with Sorella back from Germany and Sorella Hawks went up to Lugano with Sorella Boscia from Sicilia. So both of us spoke  A LOT of Italian those 24 hours. But it was really good for us :) and it was such a fun scambio! Loved it.

Then we went up to Lugano to rescambio and so I got to see a little bit of Switzerland and it was super pretty! I thought of dad a lot on the train ride :) and we talked to this couple the whole way who are from the Bahamas and they told us a lot about Switzerland. Super cool.

Then Sorella Hawks and I were reunited and we headed back down to Busto, she got her permesso (blessed be the day) and we then had one of the best lessons I’ve had on my mission. It was such a cool lesson. It was with our 17 year old investigator who comes to church every week on his bike in a button up white shirt and sweater vest, and we are teaching his sister too. She’s reading the book of Mormon and told us she will pray and ask if it’s true and she wants us to call her Sunday morning to help her wake up in time for church, haha, so awesome. They are seriously so elect. I love them so much. But anyways we taught him in the church in the primary room with all the Christmas lights on and we read 2 Nephi 31 and the spirit was so strong and we were all just so happy. Sorella Hawks was so awesome and gave him the baptismal invite like a total champ and he accepted the date and knows it’s the right thing to do. We are so excited. He is such a miracle.

We love our heavily decorated apartment and we love listening to our new Christmas music and life is just good. We still have hard moments but at the end of the day we always have so many miracles to count. It’s so blessed. I love it.

Also my first born Sorella Nilsen is getting transferred to Torino!!! So tell her good luck for me and that I love her and she going to totally rock it :)

I think that’s all for this week, hope all is well back home! Can’t wait to skypeeeee! Love and miss you! 

Sorella Yost 












Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Letter #64 - 12/2/14

Ciao Famiglia!

Come state?! :) Sounds like you had a crazy Thanksgiving?! Is grandma okay?? I’ll be praying for her! Wish I was there to help! Tell grandma and grandpa hi for me! At least that means Grandma can spend more time with Charlie; I know how good of friends they are ;)

This week we had a huge miracle! You know the 17 year old boy I talked about last week that Sorella Hawks and I found during 21 lesson weeks? Well he came to church AGAIN this week and even wore a button up shirt and white sweater vest! It was so awesome. And he came to the young men’s activity and turns out to be friends with an inactive young man from our ward and now they are coming together to everything! It’s so cool. And he introduced us to his family and we’ve started teaching them and committed the 16 year old sister to come to church this Sunday and everything! The parents aren't super interested for themselves but they are super interested for their children. They are so cool. So we are super happy and excited about them :) huge miracle!

Thanksgiving was good here! We got hot chocolate to celebrate and finished decorating our house! You will love it mom :) we went to the market and got 5 boxes of the cheap Christmas lights and decorated our whole house. The ladder Christmas tree is back and it’s a little ghetto this year but still super awesome :) ha-ha we have lights all over our house and it’s so great. I love it.

Tell will happy birthday for me! I hope he has an awesome 12 birthday tomorrow :) also if you haven’t seen “He is the Gift” yet....do so now. christmas.mormon.org and if you want to be cool and watch it in Italian....go to mormon.org/ita/natale    :) so awesome.

I think that’s all for this week, sorry it’s a short letter today! We are heading out to Como! So I should have some pretty pictures next week :) We are hoping it snows soon here, it’s been pretty cold and we are looking super fly in our huge rain boots, haha - love and miss you all!

c'รจ la fai mamma! :)
Vi voglio bene!

Sorella Alli




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Letter #63 - 11/25/14

Ciao Famiglia! Come State?!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

This week has been crazy. So as I write you...I’M BACK IN RAVENNA! Yeah. Weird, haha. We got the call yesterday that we had to be in Ravenna this morning for me to pick up my permesso (paperwork). So since Busto and Ravenna are literally on opposite sides of the mission we had to leave last night and spend the night in Milano which was super fun and then leave bright and early on the first train we could make to Ravenna. I got my permesso and now since its pday I get to hang out with Sorella Nilsen a little bit too!!!! Blessed be the day. I’M WITH MY TWO GREENIES ALL TOGETHER, so fantastic!

Last week we had the Fingerle conference and it was sooooo good. We learned so much! and I got to see Sorella Woods! And she is training Sorella Burt! Becca’s roommate! So tell aunt Tamera that I finally met her and we are already best friends :)

Also I got your packages! Thank you so much! We LOVED them! and i got the envelopes from Landon and it totally made my day, I LOVE them! So thank you Landon! love you! :)

On Saturday we had our big ward Thanksgiving Dinner and it was such a huge success! We had 105 people there in total and a ton of part member families and less actives which was awesome. We had some investigators and people from English class there too! It was awesome, we were really happy. I have to say, Thanksgiving dinner Italian style isn’t too bad :) It was really good! not as good as Grandmas’ though ;)

Also, this Sunday in church between us and the Anziani we had 5 investigators in church! It was a huge miracle, especially with how big of a hassle it is for people to get out to the church since the buses don’t run on Sunday. So we were super excited and so was the ward. It was so awesome. One of those investigators was someone that Sorella Hawks and I found on our 21st lesson week and he is so awesome. He’s 17 years old and rode his bike to church all by himself...stayed for all three hours....and LOVED it...and he’s bringing his sister with him this next Sunday. #elect. We are so excited. So hopefully we can get the whole family involved.

Sorella Hawks, the Anziani and I are singing at a Catholic funeral tomorrow for the cousin of a member who passed away; and I have also been asked to give a short talk after we sing....so yeah. Hopefully that goes well and I will be able to speak in Italian in front of a huge room of random strangers at a funeral.

Well...I thinks that’s all for this week! Love and miss you so much! I’m so thankful for my family, tell everyone hi for me tomorrow and eat pumpkin pie for me...PLEASE. LOVE YOU!!! :)

Vi voglio bene!

Sorella Yost




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Letter #62 - 11/18/14

Ciao Famiglia!

HOLY COW - seriously such a crazy week. First of all... we taught 21 lessons!!!!!! Huge miracle. It’s a challenge President gives to all the new missionaries their second week in the mission and by some miracle we did it. It was so crazy. We were out talking to people allllll day. We had so many of our appointments fall through and so we were out doing finding from 3-9 a lot of the days. But it was so cool and my Greenie definitely has a ton of Greenie power.

We found 4 new investigators and two lessons we taught we looked down at the clock afterwards and it was 8:59PM. perseveranza sino alla fine (endure to the end), haha. So it was awesome :) we are so tired though, haha.  Sunday night we got home, did nightly planning and then weren’t able to move for like 30 minutes, haha!! It was so funny. I feel like I’m becoming a Grandma. I’m literally so tired all the time, haha. So weird.

Also, my poor little greenie got to experience me having one of my random crying attacks, haha. I think it was like Thursday during lunch or something and I was just tired for some reason and she went upstairs to get something and I was like" hey where are you going?" and she was like "I just have to go grab some socks" and I was like "don’t leave me..." and she was laughing and was like "it’s okay, I’ll be right back!" thinking I was just kidding...and then I randomly started crying and she came back down the stairs and was like "I’m so sorry! I didn’t think you were serious!" and I was half-laughing and half-crying and explained to her that sometimes when I’m really tired I just randomly cry, haha. It was so funny. We laughed for like 15 minutes afterwards. I get lonely really easily apparently, haha, so weird.

Also this week our ward got a new bishopric! We absolutely love our new Bishop already. He’s so fantastic and served a mission in England and is like 28 years old. He’s super cool. This week i did my first scambio (exchange) with the Sorelle in Varese! It was super fun. I stayed here in Busto with a Sorella from Sorella Nilsens group and Sorella Hawks went to Varese. We had a lesson with an el Salvadorian family and learned how to make pupusas – they are super good! Then we found out our villa has a spider problem and killed spiders for like 40 minutes before bed. NOT super fun, but we think we killed most of them, ahha.

Oh and Sorella Hawks and I almost broke the church last week. We tried making cookies and the breaker went out in the church building, haha classic. Never doing that again. We were supposed to have an appointment with a girl and make cookies with her and become best friends but she didn’t show up and while it is a 20 minute bus ride to get out to the church and it only comes like once an hour so we had to wait for the bus and were sad she didn’t show up so we decided to make the cookies anyways and yeah, we tripped the breaker - power out. So funny.

Also, we were doing strada (street contacting) on Sunday in one of our cities called Gallarate and this like 17 year old kid came up and started talking to us and he was asking us about missionaries and what we do and stuff like that.  And then he asked us where we live and we told him we live in Busto and he was like so it’s just you two that live there? and we were like yeah.... and he was like "so it’s just you two...and Jesus?" Oh my gosh we started laughing so hard. It was one of the funniest questions ever. People think we are nuns all the time, which is so funny. But this kid was super legit and I think the Anziani (elders) are going to go try teaching him.

Well I think that’s all for this week! Busto is awesome and we are finding our way around. I was actually able to give someone directions somewhere today so we were super excited about that. We are figuring it all out with a ton of help from Heavenly Father and seeing miracles every day.

Hope all is well back home! Have a safe trip to Utah! I love and miss you! :)


Sorella Alli Yost



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Letter #61 - 11/11/14

Ciao Famiglia! Come State?!

We are going to Milano for pday today so we had to email early!

What?! you have frost on the ground in Redmond?!! It’s just POURING rain here, haha, luckily we got Sorella Hawks some rain boots last week on pday so now we are surviving the weather a lot better, haha. Our boots are actually super cute, we are totally matching, haha – oh and we got little sock inserts for them too to make it warmer and they are like the most blessed things ever. We love them and are never cold.

This week has been a lot better, we are starting to figure our way out around the city and aren’t getting lost as much. However, we almost got separated on the train the other day which was SO scary, hahah - the doors closed after Sorella Hawks got on the train and so only I got locked out of the train when the doors closed. I had to quickly run to the front of the train to get let on by the conductor - ha it was so scary. After the doors closed we just were standing there staring at each other with pure horror on our faces through the window for like 3 seconds, haha - it was so scary... and now funny. . . #italymilanmissionprobs

We have probably lost like 5 kilo this week from all the running we’ve had to do in our big coats, haha, it’s been great. We are always worried about missing trains or buses in this city. We have a lot of little cities that we have to travel to quite a bit that are in our area so that keeps us in shape.

This city isn’t very bike friendly so we never ride them, sadly, but it’s okay. Also this Sunday in church it was the primary program and it was the cutest thing ever. Little kids singing in Italian is so precious. Oh and we taught Gospel Principles on Sunday, reminded me of the Montevarchi days. We only had like 20 minutes to prepare though, which was funny. A year ago that probably would have given me a heart attack to even think about doing but now it’s just so common it doesn’t even phase me. Miracles of the mission am I right?

I finally cut my hair! Well i asked my companion do it, haha - she was freaking out, but she did so well! I just looked at her and was like have you ever cut hair Sorella? and she was like, uhhh, I trimmed my mom’s hair a couple times in the back, does that count? And i was like yeah, good enough for me. Just cut like 6 inches off, hahahahaha so funny. But it’s so much better now - goodbye braid.

It’s been a good week :) we are working hard and seeing a ton of miracles. One of which being we are always thankful to make it back home each night. We finally got in contact with some of the old Sorelles investigators and are finding some new ones of our own too. The Lord’s hand truly is in everything we do.

I’m so glad to be here and am so thankful for my Greenie, she is so great and is so patient, even whenever I get us lost. We are definitely getting it all figured out together :)

Love and miss you so much! Talk to you soon! :)


Love Sorella Alli






Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Letter #60 - 11/4/14

Ciao Famiglia Mia!

Oh man. This week has been insane. We have been travelling all over the place for consiglio (training) in Milano and district meeting in Varese. As we are both brand new to this area, we have been going on an adventure all over Busto and Varese for Sorella Hawks permesso (registration), this is my fourth time doing this process and it’s never been this complicated. 

Tomorrow we are heading back to Milano for new missionary training and then I do my first scambio (companion exchange) in like a week and a half. I’m the sister training leader over the Varese Sorelle and the Lugano Switzerland Sorelle. So that should be fun :) My new greenie is Sorella Hawks! She is from New York, went to BYU, 19 years old, and super awesome. I love her so much already. She actually is from the ward where my cousin Kieonah is serving right now! How ironic is that? haha so funny!

This week has been a little hard because of everything we’ve had going on and trying to figure out the new area together. I’ve never been so tired in my whole life, haha - we have just been getting lost around the city all week in the rain, haha.  We’ve been sent on multiple scavenger hunts for her permesso and have had to go to Milano for consiglio and Varese for district meeting etc.. so basically we are doing a ton of train and bus-type finding, because we have no other choice, haha. But it’s so fun and we are seeing miracles from it for sure.

The other day we were on a train and we found this super awesome girl who is like 24 and lives here in Busto and she talked to us for the entire 40 minute train ride (big deal). She’s super awesome and gave us her phone number and so hopefully something comes of that. Greenie power, it’s a real thing.

On a sad note all of the simps (investigators) that the Sorelle had before we got here won’t answer our phone calls or texts and when we go to pass by they are never home – soooooo, we are basically starting all over, which is hard but good because it means there are new people out there we need to be finding.

I’m just glad my greenie is just so hard working and great. She’s just going with everything and super positive even though I’m like totally freaking out on the inside, haha. Yesterday we were running from place to place all day and didn’t get to eat lunch until 8:30 at night (remember how we don’t have dinner in our mission? haha still hard for me) and we kind of had a break down, haha. We were so exhausted.

Then today we got a call from the Anziani (Elders) here in busto who is also training a new missionary – right in the middle of studies, saying that we had to run to the train station so we could make the train to go to Varese because they just found out we have to go there for something for the permesso. So we literally RAN the 20 minute walk to the station in the pouring rain to make the train, go to Varese, and sit in the post office on our pday, haha. It was a little rough, but we are almost done with the process now - meno male (thank heavens).

But i think that’s everything for the week. It’s been crazy but we love being companions, are doing our best and seeing some miracles :)

Thanks for everything! love and miss you! :)


Sorella Yost



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Letter #59 - 10/28/14

Ciao famiglia!!!!

So...its transfer week! And guess what, I’m leaving Ravenna and Sorella Nilsen :( so sad. But I’m going to be white washing (both sisters are being transferred out) a city called Busto Arsizio, training a new missionary AGAIN, and I am now a new Sister Training Leader - sooooo yeah, I am kind of freaking out – I really have no idea what I’m doing. I am sure it will be fine, haha, but oh man.  I will just figure it out as I go I guess!

We are leaving tonight and staying the night in Reggio Emilia so that we can get to Milano early enough for me to get to Cimiano (Milan) and pick up my new greenie! This is so weird, I already have a greenie! Haha – well now Sorella Nilsen will have a s sibling :) haha!

So with my new greenie, we will somehow make our way to Busto with both of our bags and then somehow figure out where our apartment is and everything else we need to know about the area. We won’t have a phone or anything, so the Anziani (Elders) will probably meet us at the station or something to give us our phone and keys and tell us how to get to the apartment and the church or something – I sure hope they do, oh man.  This will be an adventure.

This week has been crazy between saying “bye” to everyone and seeing all our investigators one last time before I go, and we’ve seen a ton of miracles. Yesterday we were gone from our apartment from 8:30 am until like 9:30 pm with back-to-back appointments. It was insane, haha – we are dead tired. I got my suitcases all packed and I can’t believe I’m leaving Ravenna. I’ve been here so long; it’s so weird to think about.  I’m so sad to leave some of these really amazing people that Sorella Nilsen and I found. They are so amazing and will do great things. And it was hard saying “bye” to the Branch last night too. They are all so sweet. Oh and Mom and Dad, just so you know, at least like 50% of the branch offered their homes for us to stay at if we ever come back to visit after I finish the mission, haha – so we have to come back ;) haha!!

Sorella Nilsen and I are so sad to leave each other though; I’m going to miss her so much. we were doing weekly planning on Friday and we got to the part in comp inventory where you discuss the strength of your companionship and we both just looked at each other and started crying, hahahaa – ah man. She’s so great. She’s going to do so great here in Ravenna with her new compie, I have no doubt.

Well I think that’s all for this week! It’s been cray and I’m exhausted, haha – but all is well in Zion.

Love and miss you! talk to you soon! :)

Sorella Yost














Friday, October 24, 2014

Letter #58 - 10/21/14

Ciao Famiglia!

Come state?!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDDDDD!!!!!!!!

This week was so good! We saw so many miracles! We have so many awesome new investigators that we are really excited about so we will see what happens with them :) they were definitely all an answer to prayers though. God’s timing truly is perfect and puts us in the perfect places at the perfect times.

This week we did a mostra (street display) in centro with some members of the branch and it was really awesome! I think it was really cool for them to taste a little bit of what we do every day. It was really awesome and we found some really cool people! So we are excited :) they played Grazia Lui in the background and it was so powerful (i think it’s called “Because of Him” in English? From the Easter movie about Christ?) So that was awesome.

Oh but it was so funny, this man yelled at me from the gazebo telling me that the Madonna ( Mary, Jesus's mom) is my mother too and that I have to know that. He just shook his finger at me and yelled it at me for like 30 seconds. Probably like 75 year old man. I had no idea what to do so I just tried not to laugh and tell him I hope he has a great day, ahha, oh man.

And then today we went to the mare (ocean)! it was soooo pretty today. Don’t worry; we didn’t go on the beach or near the water, just on the wooded path. But it was so fun. We took some funny pictures. enjoy :)

Transfer calls are this Saturday so we will see what happens. Other than that, I think that’s all for this week.

We are doing well; I just love Sorella Nilsen sooo much. She’s just so great and I’m so glad she’s my verdina (Greenie) :) We have so much fun together and work really hard and see a lot of miracles too. She’s so brava (good).

We are doing well; our investigators are doing well and we have lot of faith in them. Ravenna is the best. I just love it here :) The mission is the best!

Sorry, another short email! Hopefully the pictures make up for it :)

vi voglio benissimo! statemi bene! (Have a great day)  :)


Sorella Yost