This week was awesome. It's so hot I feel like we are walking waterfalls! Haha, but on the upside people feel bad for us and let us in and feed us gelato! Well, we met our first investigator on the train who is not going out of town for August so that was a huuuuge miracle! She's SO cool and really been prepared to hear our message. She's orthodox, 22, was born in Romania but has lived here her whole life....anyways, I am so happy for Stefania she's so accepting and willing to act on our message and so ready. We taught her the restoration and it just amazes me how we can meet someone one day and know nothing about them and then pray about them, study for them and teach them and God helps us understand their needs and gives us the exact words to say that will touch their hearts. During the lesson we explained to her how Christ suffered for her individually and she stopped us and said she had never thought about that in her entire life. She read a scripture about the atonement in the libro di mormon and just began to cry! It was really beautiful, it was like God was speaking to her in that scripture. She prayed for the very first time in her life and it was so special.
Funny story this week....mama Gigante has 4 cats and 2 dogs. She called us and told us we needed to do some service for her so we hurried over and get there and she has pinned down her massive dog on top of the table and hands us a razor and scissors....haha we shaved her dog! It was the weirdest thing I have ever done...but mama Gigante was sure happy! We then pranzoed with her after...and the amount of hair in our food.....hahahaha, bad memory good story!
We met with Snow this last week and she told us how she went onto Mormon.org and watched all the peoples stories from China, and what really stood out to her was how many people talked about how they KNOW this church was true and how it had changed their lives completely. She said that she too wants to KNOW that this is true and wants to continue to have these feelings for the rest of her life that she has had since meeting with us. She loves reading the Book of Mormon and we got her a bunch of Liahona's in Chinese and she just thinks it's the greatest thing! She's traveling to China for a couple weeks so let's just pray she receives a confirmation while she's away:)
The other night we were walking around this park in Monterontondo and both had a feeling to stop this girl and all her friends. We went up and talked to her and turns out she had just moved here from Rome and had just recently started taking the lessons with the Anziani before she moved here! Wow, huge miracle. We're biking with her today for Pday and then teaching her tonight....speriamo beneeeee!
Being here in this area I've just been so overwhelmed with feeling Gods love for everyone of us and how aware He truly is! Yesterday, I was fasting and praying about something and really had been searching for some answers and last night after visiting these members the wife decided to walk us home!! As we were walking she just started talking and saying all these things that were clearly an answer to my prayers. I can't even explain it but it was everything I needed to hear and everything I have been searching for the past little bit....I was just so grateful to feel and know that God was aware of me and loves me enough to send someone my way to answer my prayer. In that moment I was just like wow, God knows us and our situations perfectly and is anxious to run to us and help us!! HE LOVES US more than we can comprehend!!! Let's go be an answer to someone else's prayers:)
Crystal's current area is Passo Corese, Italy.
Her address is:
Via Giacomo Matteotti, 187
02032 Passo Corese RI