Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 26


Dear Family
Well this week has been a great week! It was transfer week and Anziano Birberg and I are really happy to stay the same! We have great work right now and it would be great if we can see it through to the end! He has one more transfer after this and we are hoping to stay together for Christmas!
Speaking of our work, this week we will have another baptism! After a couple of lessons to make sure he was ready, Ike will be baptizedthis Saturday! We are very excited.
We are teaching 3 more investigators who have baptism potential! It’s amazing here because the members in Palermo 3 are getting so into the work and helping us. Our lessons with members are going up because of them and it creates such a bond with the investigators and the members that after they are baptized they have a support group! The funny thing is there are so many men in the branch that they are telling them almost every week to get married! :) This branch has the highest percentage of men to women in Italy… haha
Our next closest investigator to baptism is Stanley. He has been coming to church for the past 4 weeks! He likes our church and just wants to make sure he has a testimony of it. We have really been emphasizing the Book of Mormon with all of our investigators this past week. We know that they will have a strong testimony if they keep to it!
Well I hope you all have a great Halloween!!! Love y'all!   -Anziano Line

October 19, 2014


Dear Family!
Well this week was a great week. This upcoming week we receive transfer calls. I am sure that I am staying here in Palermo. I am hoping that my comp stays with me! We have really good work and we want to see it through to the end with each other. Plus he is just an awesome guy! Birbergs his name and he’s my Swedish buddy :) 
Anyway, as I was saying, our work is doing really good! We had a baptism last week. His name is Gift Ibrudhabor. He is from Nigeria and is awesome! We go over to his house to do lessons and every time we can feel the spirit so strongly. Also every time he gives us a soda and fried plantain chips to eat… which is actually my favorite snack food now! :) The baptism went very well… usually you are kinda scared about things going wrong, but it all went smoothly. 
We have a couple of other investigators right now. Ike is our closest to being baptized.   He should be baptized in a couple of weeks. We are teaching a couple of others also that are very close. It’s so interesting to see how the work is in this branch compared to other places I have been. The members in this branch share the gospel like you wouldn’t believe. They bring their friends to church and present them to us. I love working with these members because they help along the whole process until baptism! It really helps the work when the members are willing to help. 
Yesterday we had lunch at a member’s house. They prepared us a typical African dish. It is called FuFu... I honestly have no idea how to describe it... go look at pics or something…it’s like a paste… anyway, it was really good! and spicy! haha 
Well my comp is wanting to go to BYU and so he has to take an English test because he is a foreigner. Anyway, we went to this English school, and I sat there watching BBC news for 5 hours while he did the test… haha, it was really weird…and all these Brits around me talking English… I felt so uncivilized with my American accent.. haha :) Anyway, that was my funny moment this week. 
Palermo is awesome!! I love it. The food is great and the people are pretty good! I hope I get to stay here for a while! I heard that it is really cool at Christmas time so I hope to stay till then! 
Well I love you all! Have a great week!   -Anziano Line