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

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