AGAIN I am already at the end of a transfer! The time really goes by too fast. This week for Thanksgiving we didn't really do much. Haha it didn't really feel wierd though because here in Italy they don't celebrate Thanskgiving (go figure;) so it almost felt like a normal day. Haha Also, because they don't have Thanksgiving I figure the rule of not listening to Christmas music doesn't apply so I have actually been listening to Christmas music for the past two weeks. I am so excited for Christmas! They have been putting up lights and decorations in the centro of the city. Also, here in Italy they have these really good christmas deserts called Panetone. It like a big cake tall cake kind of bell shaped and a lot of the time with cream inside. The taste isn't anything like it, but the texture and feel is almost like you are eating a giant Twinky. Haha
This week on Friday we ate pranzo with some members. They some of the most awesome members and I love them so much. It was like any house In have ever been to in Italia. Put simply, they have 31 cats!!!!! And 4 dogs. To explain I have to say first that here in Italy they don't neuter their animals as much so there are more stray animals. Well, this kind generous couple gathers in these abbondened animals and feeds and shelters and sometimes nurses them back to health (because sometimes the animals are wounded or sick when they first find them). For the most part it wasn't too bad accept when one of the kittens decided to sharpen its claws on my pant leg, but I caught it fast enough and moved away before it wripped anything. :D
The next day, Saturday, we had a really cool experience when we went searching for a referral that we had recieved. We followed the address we had and went to the house and rang the citifono. A voice answered and said the person we were searching for didn't live there. Well we turned around and there were these three ladies sitting on there balcony. They called down to us and asked who we were searching for. We told them the name and they said he lived there, but wasn't home then. They asked us if we were Jehovah Witnesses (we get that all the time haha) and we responded no. We started talking more and then they invited us to come in! We talked a good bit about who we are and talked about the gospel and they said they would like us to come back! It was so cool. We went out that day searching for a certain person, but instead, God had another plan and we found several others!
Well, that is all for this week. Next week when I write I could be in a new city! We will see. I am so nervous. Haha
Love you, Anziano Stucki.
Grateful for an opportunity to learn and come closer to the Savior, Neal shares his mission experience with us.