Friday, January 24, 2014

Letter #19 - 1/22/14

Hi Mom and Dad!


Okay so this week was pretty good, we have seen so many miracles! Our three new converts are doing SO goood. They are literally the best. The 12 year old actually brought her mom to church this week so we are going to start teaching her now! She is super, super cute and we are really excited. Also, I met my grandma this week!! Haha. Well my mission grandma -  Sorella Lopez's trainer (Sorella Forbes) is living in Siena for the next couple months so I got to meet her on Monday when we were in Siena for District Meeting! She is super awesome and we are spending pday with her today in Siena, haha.  We are going to climb the tower! It should be really fun.


Also this week, we met a super awesome guy on the train. We were on our way home from Arezzo which is about a 35 minute train ride and there was like no one on the train. So we sat down and I saw a guy sitting in the row behind us and so it was like "okay, I’m going to go talk to him" so I get up and start walking towards him....and realize he is listening to headphones. And me being my awkward self, I decided the best thing to do would be to keep walking past him, haha. So it walked past him, went a couple rows down...then turned around and walked back to Sorella Lopez and sat down. I looked at her and was like " so...have you ever taught someone listening to headphones?" and she said yeah a couple times and so I was like alright, then I can do it too.. So I got back up and walked over and sat by him and we started talking, haha. It turns out he is super, super legit and was really nice and Sorella Lopez came over and we taught him about the Book of Mormon! We had him read a couple paragraphs from the introduction and he looked up at us from reading and asked us where he could get one of these books. We were like...we can help you with that, haha.  So it turns out he is going on vacation to Spain for a couple weeks, but then once he gets back he wants to meet up and get a  Book of Mormon. MIRACLE! For real. So lucky my awkwardness didn’t scare him away and hopefully I will get better at talking to people over the next year, haha.


Also we had to go to Empoli this week for a class for my permesso. I had to watch this 3 hour long video about laws in Italy. It was super exciting, I sat next to a nun. We have to go back again this Friday and them I am done with my training, haha. If anyone ever goes on a trip to Italy, I don’t recommend going to Empoli. There is literally nothing there, haha. But we rewarded ourselves with kebab afterwards so it was all okay.


Well I think that is all for this week! I hope everything is going well back home! Thank you for your emails and pictures every week, I love them so much! Thanks for everything you do for me, I love you so much!


Talk to you soon!


Sorella Alli

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