Beh, my time is about up. I just want to say this week has been full of miracles. It was so awesome to recieve that miracle from the Firenze Anziani. I know God continues to bless us. This past week on the 28th I hit my year mark in the MTC. It has been a time of thinking and pondering as I've reflected back on my mission. I am so grateful for my mission! I don't know how to say that more powerfully, but I mean every word of it. This is truly the best experience of my life. I am so grateful for everything I am learning and experiencing. I love my mission. I know God is real and loves us! Anziano Stucki.
We got a referral from the missionaries in Firenze and so Friday we went to see him more up north in Calabria. Little did we know he had a lot more planned for us than just a simple incontro. He picked us up from the train station in a town called Bovalina around 13:30. He had insisted on meeting with us around 13:00 so we figured we would be eating. We weren't sure what to expect. I got excited as we pulled up in his car in front of a nice looking brick building with nice tables and chairs out in front. He said we were going to a restaurant (and when they restaurant in Italy it means NICE, not like a cafe or bar or a paninoteca) but as we entered the front doors and walked in my excitement turned to nervousness as I realized he was about to brake his bank account for us. Let's just say it was DELICIOUS. And maybe the most expensive food I've eaten in Italy and maybe my life...? Bless his heart. I felt so guilty with every bite, but he insisted. What can ya do? That being said, these pictures that I have attached here are this town called Gerace. People here say it is the "Firenze" of Calabria. It was gorgeous!
Grateful for an opportunity to learn and come closer to the Savior, Neal shares his mission experience with us.