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!