LETTERS FROM HOME
Hermana Sarah Pinnock 2/10
Family,This week was super sweet. We had esfuerzos (don´t know the word for this in english) in our area this week! It was super great! In the mission here we can´t do activities together so it was way fun to have everyone huntos.
Hermana and I have been working super hard! I'm lucky because she is super driven and she doesn’t make excuses. We are getting things done but it´s only because we have the best help and that is our Heavenly Father.
It´s interesting because everyday there is siesta aka when every human and animal just stop everything they are doing and go to bed... Everyone is literally not doing anything for like four hours in the day... but us aka the missionaries are just out trying our hardest to bring people closer to Christ.
Neury, she´s from the dominican republic.... I love people from there because they have a chill, sassy kind of personality.
Juan Carlos and his wife who are awesome! So if ya’ll want to pray for them feel free…. Praying = best thing.
I`m so proud of Joshy.... He looks so cute in his photo..... He finally got my letter! Love that liver!
The mission is rockin! Love you guys! Super proud to have some amazing missionaries for a family!
Love you guys sooooooooooooooooooooo much!
This last week for us was amazing. It was really annoying due to the never ending rain but it was still a great week.
We met with two of our investigators who we have been having problems meeting with and they are both great. We found out the problems both of them have and while they are problems we can work through it.
One doesn’t read clearly in the Bible the reason for a person to be baptized by someone with the priesthood in the name of Christ so any Bible scriptures you may know about that would be very helpful.
The other man has a problem with coming to church. He plays for the soccer team of Verona, that means that he is ammmaaazzzzinnnggg at soccer but also that he can't come to church which is kind of important.
The really stupid thing is that he cant play right now due to an injury that he has had for a while but whenever he asks if he could at least come to sacrament meeting his superiors just say no but he is working on it.
They are both amazing investigators and have amazing potential especially because they both speak fluent Italian which is really saying something due to the fact that they are African.
We are praying for them so its up to them.
The soccer guy's name is Derek and the other is Jeanclaude so any prayers would be great. If you know any bible scriptures as well for Jeanclaude that would be much appreciated.
So the other news is about Desmond this week. He is doing super great and should get the priesthood this week. He is loving life and I can see him getting better and better at using the Holy Ghost. It already helped him resist one of his greatest problems in the past so that is amazing. We continue to teach him Italian but it is going super slow.
On Sunday a member who speaks english allowed us to come to his house for lunch and then after Desmond came and we had a great lesson with him. They got along super well so we were super happy.
We were a little scared at first but now they should have a better relationship and that will help us when we leave because we wont always be here for him.
Talking about leaving this could be my last full week in Verona. Next week is transfers and it is very likely that I'm out of here. Its going to be weird to be in another city but it will really help me. I dont want to leave all of these friendships behind but I know that I will make some more in the other city. Besides if all else fails I can just bribe the members with cookies again.
I finished the Book of Mormon again today and started on the Pearl of Great Price so that I can lead into the Old Testament. I realized that I don't know the bible that well even though we believe in both. So I’m going to fix that and become more familiar with the bible as well.
So have a great week and enjoy the snow if there is any.
Anziano Joshua Pinnock