Well well, I'm still here in Rome!!! Fun thing is, I did get transferred though! Before I was in Roma 3 area. Now I am in Roma 2 area. Since that probably doesn't mean anything to you, just know I pretty much just moved wards and am now living, unlike before, right in the center of Rome! Literally, the Colosseum is a 10 minute jog down the road and speaking of which, they like to jog a lot here (I live in a fourman house again!) so we will probably be doing that for sure one of these days!! I was actually very very sad to leave Roma 3. I have so many good friends and investigators and the work was literally exploding, but then I found out that in Roma 2 my soon-to-be companion, Anziano Bardsley, is from Perth, Australia and the work isn't doing too bad over here so I guess I'll make do. :) Fun fact too, I actually did a scambio with Anziano Bardsley over a year ago when I was in my third transfer and he was in his first in Palermo Sicilia. I have known him for my whole mission and he is such an awesome missionary. He also is one of the most genius people I have ever met. He literally is an expert at computer programming. He literally could be already graduated from college and have a professional career in computer programming right now if he wanted to. Haha He also likes music and sings and plays the piano a good bit so that will be really awesome this transfer too!
One highlight of this week going back to before transfers: we took Luis our investigator from Honduras to the temple! We got to go in the information center and explain the building process and the importance of the temples for us. After explaining a bit about the amazing temple work and how what he is doing now like taking the lessons and reading in the Book of Mormon and coming to church, is preparing him to go to the temple. The conversation kind of got quiet for a moment and we then asked him how reading in the Book of Mormon was going. He responded that he was still at the same place as last time we met. Then, as if thinking back on our words just moments before said in a the most sincere voice that he was going to start reading better. It was so awesome!
Unfortunately here in Roma 2 I don't get to go to the friendship center anymore which is a huge bumber, but one amazing thing we get to do every Saturday is for three hours we take a shift at the information center at the temple! So inside the information center there is a mini model of the temple grounds and a bunch of pieces of different stones and materials that they have used to build the temple and we basically just give a tour to the people who come in. I love it so much! It is so refreshing to just go and sit by the temple. It's also fun to meet all the different people who come in to the center. There are a lot from Utah! Haha
That's all for this week. Love, Anziano Stucki.
Grateful for an opportunity to learn and come closer to the Savior, Neal shares his mission experience with us.