This week was a pretty good week; on Friday we had Zone Conference (with just missionaries and mission leaders). On Saturday and Sunday we had Stake Conference (with multiple congregations from around the area, plus missionaries). The Venezia-Mestre Stake is made up of (mission-wise) the Bologna zone and the Mestre zone.
Zone Conference was even better than Stake Conference, because I ran into some of my most favorite people: Anziano Keller (who is now serving in Udine: not my companionship but the other one), Anziano Wright from the MTC (training center back in July), and Anziano Fabiano (still in Udine, not with Keller)!
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So I got to talk with them, 2 old companions and Wright from the MTC. It's always nice to hear from old friends :)
MOVIE. Actually, another thing at the Zone Conference was that we watched Meet the Mormons. Super exciting to see a not-missionary film, even if it was church made. It had some pretty neat characters, and was an enjoyable movie. I think a lot more people ought to see it, to understand us better.
PACKAGES. I did get some packages: can't imagine where they came from! It was funny that one of them was mailed January something, and the other one was mailed February something. Since the Zone Conference was later this month, we didn't have a regular Zone Meeting the first week of the month. So I didn't get either of those packages until now.
I made blondies for district meeting (with the yellow cake mix you sent) and people loved them. And no, I haven't finished the peanut butter; it's Special-Occasion stuff! :D
People we taught the gospel this week: one lesson fell through,
My favorite part of being in Ferrara is the growth potential. Really, this place could use some work. We've gotten to the point of having something planned almost every day, so that's an improvement from last transfer. Still not a busy place, certainly, but looking up.
I'm thankful for Conference talks, and Liahona magazines. The Ensign is better, though, because it's all aimed at over-30's, instead of mashing together the Friend, New Era, and Ensign (church magazines for children, teens, and adults). I'm also thankful for friends I have made here on the mission.