Thursday, June 12, 2014

Letter #39 - 6/10/14

Ciao Famiglia! :)

Come state(how are you)??   Literally as I type this I have sweat like rolling down my face, haha it’s SO DANG HOT here! It’s 35 degrees Celsius and thanks to Dad’s conversion cart he sent me that means it is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. What-The-Heck??  And it’s only June!! We might die, haha, and it’s really humid in this part of Italy too. But it’s okay, because the Anziani brought over their two extra fans (no AC remember? :)) for us the other day so now we study/sleep/eat/pretty much everything with those fans blowing on our faces, haha, blessed be the day.

Also, I discovered Mago Gelato this week, so all is well, all is well. It’s my favorite. When we do hours of finding, we reward ourselves with it, haha.

This past weekend we had this culture festival thing here in Ravenna and so there were all these different groups that had booths and we worked at the Church’s booth there this weekend and saw sooo many miracles. It was so great; we just would go out and talk to everyone at the festival and invite them to come over and look at our booth. We ended up giving away some copies of the Book of Mormon and we got many phone numbers so it was a huge success. I will send send pictures of the booth :) .

Then we did scambio (exchanges) this week so I was with Sorella Pace in Rimini! it was really great - all of our appointments but one ended up cancelling on us (or not showing up) but it’s okay! So we did a lot of finding, which I am starting to get better at with all the practice.  We were able to get a few people to stop and talk to us :) so that was really fun.

But I’m happy to be back in Ravenna with Sorella Carter, Ravenna is just so cute and Italian and I just love it. And Sorella Carter is so great, I just love her. We really, really hope we don’t get transferred – we are even planning post mission trips together, haha, she so great. Mom you and her mom need to be best friends. We came to the conclusion that you are practically the same person :) haha but yeah, I just love my companion, she’s so great.

OH MY GOSH GUESS WHAT!!!!! Remember my new convert Alice from Montevarchi? She got baptized in February? Well her mom and little brother just got baptized this last weekend!!!!! AHHH!!! I am sooo happy for them. We were teaching them back when I was still there and Alice’s mom had a baptismal date but she decided she wanted to wait for her son (11 years old) to get baptized with him and so they have been taught this whole time and finally got baptized last Saturday! I am so happy for them, and I am so proud of Alice and the huge example she was for them :) and another little boy (also 11) who was the son of a family in our branch in Montevarchi got baptized with them too on Saturday! The missionaries have been teaching him forever and he got baptized with his new friend, Alice's little brother :) HOW CUTE IS THAT?! I know. Just so happy.

Also I am giving a talk in sacrament meeting on Sunday so say a little prayer for me if you can, please and thank you.

This week we saw another huge miracle with our less active sister we have been working with because she came back to church again for the second week in a row! MIRACLE. We are so happy, we can tell a difference in her and she is just so much happier now. Her heart is truly changing, it’s been so amazing to see her reactivate herself and let her heart be softened by the Lord. I just love this work, there are so many miracles.

Today we went with our Branch Mission Leader and his wife to a city called Comacchio and it was so cool! It’s a little city about 45 minutes away and it’s a water city so we rode around the city on the gondola and saw lots of old churches and it was so fun! Then they got us lunch and gave us a ride to the grocery store to do spesa (shopping). How sweet is that? We were so grateful. It was such a fun pday. They are just the cutest little couple and took such good care of us all day. So mom, all those missionaries you take care of over there in Seattle? yeah there are people like you out here in Italia too :) thanks :)

I think that is all for this week! We are finding and seeing miracles. Not everyone talks to us, but there are always the few that do and that’s what we are focusing on :) I hope you all have a great week! Good luck on finals and the ACT Abbi! (just choose B!), haha. I love and miss you Abbi, Anna and Will! Thanks Mom and Dad for all you do for me, I love you so much! Talk to you next week! :)

Sorella Yost


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