We will do just some of the highlights again:
1. We had scambio this week with the sorelle from Alessandria. I was with Sorella Mays and it was a lot of fun! We went to go play soccer and a potential, Monica, came. She has twin boys who like to play soccer and so she brought them as well. Most of the time we just sat off to the side talking to her and we were able to show her the Prince of Peace video. She really liked it and even admitted to searching for us on the internet. She was pleasantly surprised that we don't worship saints. She is now out of town on vacation but hopefully she will be interested when she comes home.
2. An investigator of the Anziani was baptized. Her name is Chin and she doesn't speak English or Italian. It was cool to see how welcoming the ward was anyways. They did the best they could to communicate with her. Luckily, a member in the ward is from Taiwan. She also gave us skirts and sparkly, pink ponchos. We wore them to church the next day (without the ponchos) and it was worth it for how happy she was to see us in them.
3. We took Jasmine and Christine (mama's kids) out for gelato. We had fun being with them and it had felt like forever since I had seen them!
4. We saw Chiara and we taught her the gospel. Rosella was there and it went really well. We asked her to start praying for a baptismal date in September since she's leaving for vacation in August. She's doing well. Their family is being hit with some hard things but for the most part they are staying strong and handling it pretty well.
5. We played Bang for the first time! It's a super fun Italian card game that is similar to the game mafia.
6. We had some meetings and now we are a lot better organized! Maribel the relief society president is amazing! She works so hard day-in day-out.
7. Yesterday during FHE, a couple of investigators were there. One investigator was super into the lesson and was giving good input, feeling the Spirit, etc. The other was passed out during the lesson. But we are all paying attention and listening to the lesson. Until we hear Carlos choke on his snore and make a puking sound. I couldn't look at any of the missionaries. I was in the verge of busting up laughing while I was sitting right next to the interested investigator. Sorella Fife couldn't really hold it in and so she runs out faking a cough attack. I just knew all the Anziani were looking at me and it didn't help the laughing situation. I had to excuse myself to "go check on my companion". I was dying laughing.
Overall great week! A scripture that has helped us this week is Mosiah 4:27.
27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.
I think sometimes we forget that it says that we should be diligent. Sometimes it can be better to give 100% to one task instead of 50% to two. It's something that has helped us refocus and become more organized in our missionary work. And it is good to remember that Heavenly Father doesn't expect anything more than you can give but He does expect all that you can give.
I love you all and I hope you have a good week!