Hello my lovely family and friends :)))
Ahhh this week was incredible! I'm sorry I don't have a lot of time today, haha but I will try my best to tell you some of the highlights from this week...mama Mia there were so many :)
So every weekend we go to centro (this huge outdoor shopping center,) and we write questions in chalk on the street like "who is Jesus Christ to you?" And all these people, literally crowds and crowds of people come up to us and we have the greatest conversations!!! Ahhh it's so fun, it's my favorite thing :) I have all ready seen so many peoples hearts completely change in the past 2 weeks I've been here and there is nothing in this world that compares to it. It just blows my mind that there are people out there who have never heard of Jesus Christ....and getting to share that message with them is such a wonderful blessing. I love this Gospel with my whole heart!!!
Okay so at English course this last week this adorable couple came-Giuseppe and Maria Teresa. Oh my I absolutely adore them the are the greatest couple ever!!!!!!! They have been married for 25 years and haven't had the opportunity to have children so this has been really hard for them. Anyways we met with them on Sunday night and it was the greatest!!! We went on a walk with them around Bari and I was able to have such a wonderful conversation with Maria Teresa....she used to be Christian but left the church many years ago....however she opened up so much and told us she wants Christ in her life again. she asked to meet with us again on Tuesday I can't wait :)
Okay so my first pronzo,....hahaha oh boy. In Italy, everything shuts down from 1-4 and everyone eats TONS AND TONS of food and sleeps. So during this time we do our studies and eat lunch and everything because no one is out/nothing is open. Anyways, the members feed us every Sunday so sister cedia fed us this Sunday....it was quite the experience. Haha so first we had pasta, and I was like mama Mia that was delicious I am so full. Then she brought out prosciutto, then mozzarella balls, then pizza, then breadsticks, nuts, grapes, meatballs, focaccia bread, mystery meat, and gelato. I thought I was going to DIE hahaha it was delicious but this was probably the closest I have been to a near death experience on the mission so far.....
I absolutely am loving the mission!!!!! Going to church yesterday for the first time was amazing.....because Sorella dew is in the choir I have to be in the choir and it is the best thing!!!! Haha I have no idea what's going on half the time because it's in Italian and all the Italians are yelling and laughing and kissing my cheeks but the songs are incredible and spiritual and these Italians definitely know how to belt it :) they also randomly asked me in the middle of sacrament meeting to come up and bare my testimony, haha it was in engli-talian...probably threw some Spanish in there as well...anyways I love these people :) I love this work and I love the Lord with my whole heart! So Che Gesù Cristò e il nostro Salvatore :) have an amazing week!
Crystal's current area is Passo Corese, Italy.
Her address is:
Via Giacomo Matteotti, 187
02032 Passo Corese RI