Well things here in Roma 3 are just going great! By the way I don't think I said this last week but my new companion is named Anziano Jensen. Haha
One cool experience we had was at the friendship center which is pretty much a center at an Evanglist church but pretty much run by our church and it is to help the refugees basically just have friends and incorporate themselves into the new society. We wear missionary clothes, but can't proselytize. We can teach them outside if they want though. Well on Tuesday one of the classes is a choir class. Also there is this member from another ward in Rome who works at the Evangelist church and on that day he was outside handing out flyers for a concert. He handed a flier to a young Chinese woman and she must have asked for more information or something. The concert is for the Evangelist church but this man presented her to us. Basically her name is Lolia and she came here to Italy from China for religious freedom. She literally has fled for her life because many of her fellow Christians in China had been caught by the government and taken away. She is amazing and so faithful and strong. I feel so honored to meet her. We passed her off to the Sorelle and they are teaching her now.
Well as you know I was in a four-man house, but during the week one missionary got emergency transferred and so the three or us were put in a trio. It was pretty unexpected and exciting. We lived the trio life for one day when then to our surprise our mission president calls and says that actually the other missionary was needed in another area and he had four hours to pack up and get to the train station. Hahaha sooo now it's just me and Anziano Jensen in two.
We had an amazing experience with a contact on Friday when we were in our trio with me, Anziano Jensen, and Anziano Strong. We went with this contact to the hospital to give a blessing to his mom who is sick, but when we arrived his sister was there and they began arguing and yelling at each other even threatening to bring in lawyers because one or the other isn't doing this or that to take care of the mom and actually the dad who is also pretty dependent and needy. After several uncomfortable minutes of listening to them it was obvious we were not going to do a blessing. We pulled our contact out and left and went to his house. There we said a prayer and had a moment of silence. We then gave him a blessing. The spirit came back and you could see a change in him. The spirit was so strong. It's amazing when you can see the difference so clearly between when they have the spirit and when they don't.
That's all for now. Love you all! Anziano Stucki
Gettin' our African on in our one day trip. Haha
Grateful for an opportunity to learn and come closer to the Savior, Neal shares his mission experience with us.