|Our View of Siena from Tower|
August 1, 2012
Salve di nuovo!
Last week was finally a normal week and we stayed in Siena the whole time so we managed to get some more work done. It has been ridiculously hot here. At times I wish I had the Idaho wind, not only is it strong but it is not humid!!
The work has been tough. We have success talking to many people, but we can’t seem to get anyone to stay in Siena long enough to teach them. We meet a lot of tourists and if we do meet someone they are leaving Italy for all of August. August in Italy is like national travel month I swear ha-ha. Everyone and their dog are going on vacation for the month. This is pretty much the update on the work for now.
We have 2 new investigators so we are now teaching three people! Kellan our Chinese friend who we are still having a hard time with because we don’t know Chinese, Singore El Nebawe an awesome guy from Egypt who owns a pizzeria in Siena, and Aldrin a French and Italian and English speaking African from Gabon Africa. We have quite the diverse group here ha-ha. I love it though we meet many people and I’ve met probably half the world here literally.
We are looking for someone who can speak Chinese and Italian to help us translate and we found a ton of people who can translate, but no one has time to do it. Most of them are students at the university and this week is finals week or studying for all the students so it has been difficult to help that situation, but the Lord is aware of our obstacles and there will be a way to overcome them.
"Grandpa Dance is this Awesome or What?"
In the last week we had a chance to do member visits! Most of the members live outside of Siena by at least an hour sooooo that’s why we have a car! I absolutely loved driving through Toscana. Literally the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Olive trees as far as the eye can see, rolling green hills, and it’s all perfect. One of the members owns an olive farm!! So when we visited her mansion out in the middle of nowhere it was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen. I sure hope she hooks us up with olives I haven’t had any yet ha-ha. In addition she has, yes a real, Lamborghini tractor!!! Straight up saw it with my own eyes! I have a picture to prove it! Anziano Smith laughed when we saw it because it was the coolest thing ever.
|Torre del Mangia Tower in Siena|
Thanks for everything family and I love hearing about my little sisters! I miss you all and look forward to your letters.
Ciao e ci vediamo
Ecco! Anziano Benson sonno arrivato in Siena! Il vangelo di Gesù Cristo sarà proclamato!
(Behold! Anziano Benson has arrived in Siena the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be Proclaimed!)