Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Letter #41 - 6/24/14

Ciao Famiglia!

Well, guess what? This week is transfers! And Sorella Carter and I are staying together! YEAHHHHH!!! But...wait for it....we are getting another companion! Haha, we are going to be in a trio with Sorella Gillette! Haha, we are so excited! She is in the same group as Sorella Lopez, my trainer, so this is her last transfer in the mission so we are all in for an exciting 6 weeks :) haha, Sorella carter and I are so excited! It’s going to be so great.

Also, last Thursday I got to go back to Firenze for a double zone conference! We had to take a train at 6:28 in the morning and got back to Ravenna at 9:30 at night so we are still recovering from the trip. Haha, it was so weird being back. I remembered everything, it was like I had never left. I took Sorella Carter to get a leather bag by the Duomo before we had to catch our bus, and I got to see Sorella Jarvis again! She is still in Montevarchi :)

It was so great and it was an amazing conference. We talked a lot about our desires and how the only thing we can really give to the Lord in the end of it all is the desires of our hearts and our will to follow Him. Everything else we could possibly give him, he has already given us. Anziano Lee shared a talk by Neil A. Maxwell called "swallowed up in the will of the Father" and it was AMAZING. You all need to read it.

This week I have learned so much and I feel like I keep learning so many things I can improve. Not only in missionary work but just in life in general. We can all be so much better than we already are if we just focus our lives on the Savior instead of only thinking of ourselves. It’s something I am committed to improving.

Also, this week we are mourning the loss of our bikes: Davide and Isabella. They were stolen on Friday night :( i know, It’s so sad. We had them locked up outside of our apartment building and then when we went out on Saturday morning they were gone. So sad. Luckily, the Anziani felt really bad for us and let us borrow their bikes for a couple days until we bought new ones. Bless them. It was pretty hilarious, though, to watch Sorella Carter and I try and ride boy bikes in our skirts, hahaha classic.

And then by some miracle we were able to find new bikes on Monday. My new bike is a BEAST, haha.  I named her Helga, she is ancient. The bike store said as soon as they get another bike brought in we can come back and exchange her for free. Haha but it’s okay, she just has a lot of character. I am already getting attached to her. Sorella Carter’s new bike is named Irene. We really miss Isabella and Davide, but it’s okay, we are just grateful we have new bikes. Unfortunately, we now have to go out and find a third bike since we are going to be in a trio now, haha, we are going to look like a small army, the three of us riding alongside each other down these little tiny Italian streets. I’m so excited haha.

I hope Anna loves EFY! My new converts, Carolin and Alice are going to EFY here in Italy in august! :) I am so excited for them too. And Mom and Dad!, i got your packages! Thank you sooooo much!, from both me and my companion :) haha we loved it! :)

Well I think that is all for this week! I love and miss you! have a great week! :)

Sorella Yost

p.s. Hey Dad, in honor of the world cup, don’t forget "just get the ball to the Italians!"
name that movie :)

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