Buon giorno from italia!!!
|My companion from Verona, Sis. Mistura and |
the Rome Temple under construction
well, it's officially been a week here in <italia :) AND IT'S HOT. But honeslty <i can handle it dureing the day, its just at night that is hard. well, it was hard... okay story. so, for the first four or five days, <i couldnt sleep at night becuase it was too hot to fall asleep. i probably got about 2-4 hours eac night, which made being a misisonary very difficult. but then, <i put my mattress on the floor in the doorway and slept with my head outside on the balcony and it waws way better, i only woke up once i think. also, i could see stars!! pretty cool.
i ate at an italians house for the first time on sunday! it was incredible. i have no idea what i ate. lamb maybe? i hope. and some veggies and something else, i don't know haha. but everything is so good. and it's so beautiful!!! this place is the strangest place i have ever been but the people are the nicest and friendliest people i have ever talked with, even when they don't want to hear our message. okay i have no time, but here's my address:
sorella pattersonVia delle Querce, 4
65015 Montesilvano PE, Italia
just real quick: we taught one man and something funny he said about the elders and their suits: that he'd only worn a tie twice in his life: a marriage and a funeral!
So, <i can speak very well. I can get anything across that I want to, which I am so greatful for. the only problem: <i can't understand a thing! THey use some dialect here that even my italian companion has trouble understanding sometimes. So <i am constantly lost. but I can pick out words here and there, so im okay :)
my trainer/companion is from verona: sister Mistura. She is great! she speaks almost no enlgish, so that's been interesting :) She is 19, and was the first 19yr old in the mission.
my old companion is in lisdapoli, which is pretty colse to rome so <i think i'll see her at zone conference next month. i miss her a ton.
so, in italy all the water you drink is bottled. and there is natural water and frizzante water, which is absolutely horrible. just remember to read what the bottle says. or ask someone...
um...yeah it's really hot
Also, i love teaching!! teaching anythin. lessons, english, anything. Definitly my favorite part of the work!!
um...okay well my time is almost up, but take care all!! <italy is awesome!!! the people aer incredible and i still can't believe i am finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
with much love,
oh ps i'm in Pescara :)
Editor's note: I looked up Pescara, Italy
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of 1 January 2007 it was the most populated city within Abruzzo at 123,059 residents, approximately 450,000 including the surrounding metropolitan area. Wikipedia