Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Mr. Cloud"

Email: September 18, 2013

I use my shoe horn every day and I switch shoes daily, every other day. I slacked off a little on shining them, but I shine them every two or three weeks and wipe them with a rag every other day because we walk a white sand/dirt path everyday through a park so they get dusty.  
I did not take a picture of me and the car, I didnt have my camera and the first week we gave it to the zone leaders in Torino as they had a bigger need for it. :( it was a Opel Corsa. An ugly grey color. haha

They do not make that fake bologna meat here! Gross! I have never seen or even heard of it in Italy. Bologna, Firenze and the little cities near by are know for the best food in Italy. Spaghetti Bolognese is famous here.
My favorite food is gelato :) haha Well best food would be a lasagna, anything the South Americans make or a carbonara. Oh and a real homemade Pesto Genovese with gnocchi or Fusilli is amazingly tasty!.
My favorite school year was 12th grade, 5th or kindergarden. But the best school years were in elementary school because I didnt have to go to the crapy bobcat school hahah jk, but I loved the buccaneer bazaars in elementary school.
Bathrooms in Italy are like 1 euro. Quite expensive. You find very few public bathrooms. I have seen a few train stations with free bathrooms, super dirty though, and in a few parks maybe. I just use the one in the appartment in the morining, at lunch and then hope we have an appointment in the church of an appointment at someones home haha.
I send an email from a public internet place. It is 50 cents for 30 min. Most cities have the internet caffe for years so they often get discounted internet. There is one city in the mission that gets free internet becuse they made friends with the owner. The one here in Bologna is really nice and isnt dirty. The one in Vicenza was really gross with scary people.  
This week was great! We have two people with baptismal dates so we should baptize twice this transfer. Also the other bologna Anziani will baptize and everyone in the zone too! Bologna zone is one of the best zones as far as finding, teaching and baptizing. We are the smallest zone too becuause right before I came, they split Bologna in half and made a new zone, the Ravenna zone. So now San Marino is in the Ravenna zone so I cant go there for p day :(
Our investigator from Gahna  gave me the wizard name "Mr. Cloud" becuase he says I am wispy and come and go as I please just like the clouds haha he is the funniest guy, I love him!
Coolest news ever. Sunday was stake confrence fro the Venezia Stake. So we watched it via satilite and they announced the men who will be getting the Melchizedek Preisthood. They read the name William from Udine! The william that I found and baptized! He is solid in the church and really making eternal progression! It was super awesome. I was the happiest missionary every I'm sure.
Cool spiritual thought! I was reading in 3 nephi 11:39-40. I had the thought of the rock vs sand. The rock is the strong foundation that doest change. But sand is the same as a rock, one is just compacted together so its stronger. So, we are all on a sandy foundation but we need to compact it so it doest fall apart when the though times come. We will have have the though times so we need to prepare now as it teaches in Alma 34:32.
Well Capo Zona is great! It helps that I have an amazing and super funny companion, but we have a buch of success and lead the zone for lesson taught, which happens to be one of the highest in the mission. We are well above the mission averages in all key indicators and the zone is too! We rock! hahaha, but really we are a strong zone.
Well until next week!  Ciao!
Anziano Edwards :)  

The middle of the city area. (centro) in Bologna

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