Baptismal Interviews, baptisms, and exchanges!
Probably one of the best weeks of my mission even though I say that almost every week!
Monday night we had Anziano Morlock with us because he was here getting his VISA and so we were in a trip and decided to go out white Boarding. It was a lot of fun and we covered a lot of ground and ran out of pass along Cards!
Tuesday we had to get up way early to get him ready to go to the airport but thankfully the Senior Couple came and picked him up! I went back to bed... then we had an awesome lesson with Marco. He's the one I talked about last week. He had us over ti his house and we taught him a little about the Restoration and he asked a lot of questions. We ended up talking about forgiveness and we showed him a video about it on Gospel Library. He then said "Can i show you a video about what I think forgiveness is" and he pulled up American Sniper where the sniper just blows the other guys head off from more than a mile away... not quite what I would call forgiveness but we'll get there! When we left he said "God doesn't talk to me when I'm alone but when I'm with you guys I feel like he's talking to me" it was a great thing to hear! We hope to help him feel it on his own soon!
Wednesday we ended up having District Meeting in the morning which went really well. We met with Nicola and Antonella... they're a less-active Couple and we had a great lesson with them talking about their goals and plans to help them achieve them. Anziano Jensen was in the bathroom when we first got there so I had them wait in the room at the Church and we went in they had written on the white board "We love you Elders, you are angels in God's hands" it was really nice. I would love to see them married in the Italy Rome Temple!
Thursday we had correlation and then I got to go on an exchange with Anziano DeFeo in Pozzuoli! I was excited all week about it! We had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. He goes home in 7 weeks! We have served a couple times together in the mission and he's a good friend. He is Canadian eh?
Friday we finished the exchange, grabbed a pizza and hitched a ride back to Napoli with the Senior Couple. I got my companion back and we went and taught a new Convert with the Hyde's. It was a great lesson and I got to share some personal experiences about preparing to go to the temple and I think it really helped her.
We hopped the next train to Castellammare to do another baptismal interview and it went great! She will be baptized on Saturday!
Saturday night Napoli B had a baptism and it was great! I'll try to send a photo if it will work!
Sunday of course was wonderful, we had two investigators in Church and a great Sacrament Meeting. Some of my favorite members spoke and it was really nice. I got to go to the African class and their testimonies are so strong so I really enjoyed it!
Afterwards we went over to our Branch Mission Leader's house, he and his wife are American and so they made us these really good Teriyaki pineapple burgers and French fries. I was happy :) We were able to share a thought with them and I think it was really good. His wife is not a member but I think she felt the spirit.
Today we just hung around Napoli, I bought 6 new ties which is big for me, I think I've bought 1 since I've been in Italy... had some pizza (world famous of course) and got some Italian ice which is called "Granita"
This is probably the shortest email I've written in 6 months, hopefully you made it to the end! I love you and alll and I hope you have a great week!
Anziano Jacob Bellucci