|Anziano Benson and Anziano Smith in Florence|
|P-Day in Florence Can you Believe It!|
|Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore (Duomo) Florence|
Well week 2 is here and it has been a ridiculous week. I spent the past 4 days traveling all around Toscana. I have been to Milan which is a 4 hour drive, and Florence, Grosseto to visit members, and a few other places so it has made it hard to actually accomplish any work in town this week. Zone conferences and companion exchange were in there as well so it’s been a really awesome crazy week! I have felt a little home sick but it doesn’t seem to bother me too much.
|Duomo in Firenze (Florence)|
Cool story of the weekWell we had 5 minutes until we were to go home and we needed to find one more person to meet our goal of finding. We went to the main campo (plaza) and looked for someone who we could talk to. We found an American from Florida and we sat down with him and talked to him about our church. He was very nice and open to discussion. We gave him our info and got a referral, but then he told us that he had gotten mugged and got his cell phone stolen. He explained that his credit card had been blocked and he had no way to unblock it without a phone and that he had been sleeping in the streets. We decided to take him to the church and let him use the phone and help him out. We talked about the church while he was on hold with his card company ha-ha. We placed a book of Mormon and he told us he would read the whole thing. I loved that experience because we learned that he was 19 just like me. He had left home at the beginning of May and had toured all of the countries in Europe. I felt a connection with him since we were the same age and had left our homes at the same time and we were in the same place. What a great opportunity to find, help, and teach. You never know what you will run into out here ha-ha. The story of the homeless American backpacker will be a good one.
The language is tough but I am getting better at it and I do all right talking to people... until I meet someone from Napoli. I can’t understand a word they say. The Napolitano dialect is ridiculous! Even my companion doesn’t know what they say sometimes ha-ha so I don’t get too discouraged. Siena is so beautiful and when you think of Italy and rolling hills mixed with huge duomos this is the place in your mind- small, beautiful, very old, well preserved, and Perfect! If you like the Florence duomo you should see the Siena Duomo! It’s even better! I also had some McDonalds. Now I know I’m in Italy, but I can’t tell you how good a burger was! McDonalds in Italy tastes way better than in the states. I wonder why.
Anziano Andrew J Benson
Via G. Mameli 49
Siena (SI) 53100
Well I’m hungry so I’m going to go get some food and gelato. Ti voglio bene!
Ciao, Anziano Benson
Ciao, Anziano Benson
|President and Sister Wolfgramm|