Saturday, April 27, 2013

Baptism- Doesnt' Get Better Than This!

April 25, 2013
OK, so before I forget! I wanted to thank everyone so much for the birthday cards! I walked down stairs one morning and I saw the post lady and she was like “Do you know who this is?” I said, “Well it’s me”... she’s like, “Well here you go.” and I got a stack of about 15 birthday cards hahaha All At Once.!!!No joke there were so many!!!!!!!!!!!!! More mail than I’ve had my whole mission!!! Ok probably not but it seemed like it. And yes Anziano Smiths mom sent me one too. What a great family! She even sent me some pics of my first day in Italy with Anziano Smith and others and said we have to do a picture after we get back haha. Thank You Everyone!!! It meant so much to me!
Yeah the turning 20 thing is a little weird, but I just will get used to it. There is still a lot to learn that’s for sure, and I don’t think I will run out of stuff in the Bible to study.  There is some pretty interesting stuff in there. I’ve already read the Book of Mormon 3 times on my mission and so I decided to do some New Testament and I learned a lot.
Our Beautiful Peruvian Family
Well we did have a baptism and it was Sweet Sweet victory. ! E________ is her name and they are from Peru. Super nice family and we reactivated the dad in the process. Great story for sure. It doesn’t get better than that.  Everything went great and there were a lot of people there. Not only that but we are now teaching the sister! She is super elect as well and will be getting baptized without a doubt, after I leave of course. Well there is the possibility that I stay as well, not sure though since I’ve been here since October. But next email you will all know where I’m going.
Well I’m doing my best, I don’t have a lot of time left in Italy and well I’ve been a little lazy lately. Not because I want to be lazy but because it’s really really hard to beat the natural man when you are as tired as we are. I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired in my life! And well there is no time to sleep in. It never goes away, just gets worse and I’ve just gotten comfortable where I was at and then I slapped the natural man and so now Anziano Heaton and I are raising our personal standards to get it done here in Busto and leave it on a good note if I happen to leave. Busto is going good and I’m working my hardest to leave Busto with work to do since we seem to have exhausted all our people to teach and dropped a few, lost a few, and some more got busy, so we now have nothing to do and we have ruled knocking doors as ineffective to finding anyone, but it’s a really fast way you get the cops called on you and get every grandma in Busto mad at you. So we will try member referrals. See how it goes. Not only that but I’m pretty close to year mark and I need to step it up a bit.
Doesn't Get Better Than This
Well anyways have a good week, and yes we did have a conference yesterday so that’s why no email yesterday. Dot get too mad Mom. If you want, I can call Ted. R. Callister of the Presidency of the 70 and tell him not to come visit our mission again so my Mom doesn’t miss an email from me. haha Just kidding, I know you just are anxious to hear from me. But look only 1 year more that’s nothing really. It’s gone by really fast.
Well Love you as well sisters!
Anziano Benson

Celebrating with the Ward Mission Leader

Our District Milano 3

1 comment:

  1. Dangit! This is Anziano Smith. I sent Anziano Benson a birthday card but I sent it to the mission home and I guess he didn't get it before the conference. Oh well!