The other day we met some Canadians here vacationing for Easter. It was fun to talk to some real English-speakers! We didn't know they were Canadians at first and that they only spoke English. They freaked out when we approached them speaking Italian. Haha Easter is so big here!! We are so excited for all the opportunities it will give us.
One night while finding we heard a women speaking English. We were suspicious because she spoke English very well but had an accent. We talked to her and turns out she works at the school here. One of our investigators sons is in her English class (all the students take English classes here). She had heard good things about us and invited us to come to the high school the next day to speak English with her students. We went and it was so fun! We weren't allowed to talk about the gospel in the school but we met so many youth.
I feel like I haven't talked about the culture very much. There are so many things I love, but one of my favorites is so often when Italians are talking to each other they refer to those that are close to them with phrases like, vita mia (my life), tesoro mio (my treasure), goia mia (my joy), caro mio (my dear), and with us they'll sometimes say Anziani miei (my elders). I love it!! Haha
Have a good week!! Love, Anziano Stucki.
Grateful for an opportunity to learn and come closer to the Savior, Neal shares his mission experience with us.