We'll be out here on our own, still going over to Bologna for District Meeting each week.
The work here is still pretty slow. We walk and talk and walk and talk and talk and walk, and ogni tanto troviamo qualcuno che vuole ascoltarci. ("until we find someone who wants to listen").
So we have "potentials" (people who MIGHT be interested in the Gospel of Jesus Christ) to call and hope they pick up the phone, and we have 2 less-actives that we work with regularly. So the work goes on.
KEEPING FAITH STRONG. Some of the inspirational talks I read in the Ensign (church magazine) talk about the seemingly small things you can do to keep your own faith strong. Studying the scriptures, going to church each week, going to the temple, and continuing Family Home Evening can help you remember and sustain your beliefs. ("Family Home Evening" is simply gathering with your family each week, spending time together and discussing or learning gospel principles.)
From Anziano Mata'u I've learned about how to Persevere, rather than Endure. Those 2 verbs bring to mind some very different images...persevering seems to be more active, like you are moving ahead with goals and trying. Maybe enduring seems more like you are just "getting through" what is happening to you.
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And we talked to them about what we do as missionaries and left them with pamphlets (about the Restoration of the Gospel). But that was a lot of fun.
Also...I present Anziano Mata'u.
Ciao! Love, Anziano Whitesell