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Roma 1 – Week 20
Transfer 4, Mission Week 26


This week went really well and we are really excited about this transfer that we have in front of us. We really want to hit it really hard and really plan well and execute our plans so we are helping as many people as we can come unto Christ.

So Monday night we couldn’t get appointments set at all so we had some Book of Mormon finding planned. We were traveling to the area to start it and we walked by these people, and the language was just hard to catch, but at the end I could have sworn I caught some English and they just looked like they needed help and I felt like we should go ask them if we could help. We did, and we asked if we could do anything for them. They had British accents so that threw me off at first. The metro stop we were at has 4 exits and it is a pretty confusing metro stop and they explained they had lost their two friends and they couldn’t find the couple. We tried to help them look and we took them to the last entrance they hadn’t checked and they said if worse came to worse they knew to meet in the restaurant. We asked what they looked like and they described the lady as being very tall, pink shirt, and bright blonde hair. We immediately went searching for is lady while walking to our finding area. Not too far down the street we spotted them across the street and they were going to cross the street and this street is split up by two cross walks with a place in the middle. They walked across to us and I just went straight into saying, “You guys are looking for two friends right?” And she just says, “No thanks. We are all right,” and just kept on walking past. I was like no wait like for real you guys are looking for these two people (went into description) and they then had these confused looks on their face on how we knew all this. I think she kind of felt bad hahaha and I just said wasn’t trying to pull your guys’ leg. It was super funny, but then a few days later Anziano Rasband said that when thinking about what I said to start that conversation off was probably pretty weird since they may have thought we were talking about ourselves. Hahaha it was a super funny service opportunity.

Last Tuesday we had our scambio and I was able to stay in Rome 1 with Anziano Calvagna and we are always learning something new and we continue to try our best to learn and grow from each other.  It’s always great to see him and he is just fun to be around. His laugh is so contagious too hahaha. Once you get him rolling it is so funny. Our plans for the scambio didn’t go as we had originally wanted and they got a little swapped around, but we were able to see a less active that really loves Anziano Clavagna and vice versa as well. We had a good scambio though for sure!

Thursday we had 3 lessons in the presence of a member and we had a super good one with one of our investigators that I think really changed the way he thought about the things we are sharing with him. He has left, unfortunately, but we are going to transfer his information over to the missionaries where he is going. I really hope he will continue to do what he can to know what we say is true. He is super cool and I am super excited that we had that lesson.

Friday we had a good less active lesson and that went really well and we are trying to continue to strengthen our less active members.

Then Saturday we had 4 planned lessons in the presence of a member but 2 of them fell through, but we had 2 other great lessons. They were with one newer investigator and another brand new one. They were super good lessons and the members really brought good testimonies. We really were happy with the week and want to be able to continue what we did in those two days with the whole transfer and really work hard at planning and just help everyone we can come unto Christ.

I have been thinking about Christ a lot and how during his ministry how much rejection he got, but he continued to preach and teach and was compassionate and loving still to those who rejected him. I read a verse in Acts that I really like. This has stuck out to me as people that we try to talk to don’t necessarily give us the time to explain what are mesage is, but this to me can stand as every Christian as we stand steadfast in our faith. It is in Acts 5

41 ¶And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

I love that they felt and counted themselves worthy enough to suffer shame for his name being the name of Jesus Christ. I just really love that. As Christians we must stand steadfast in Christ. He is our Savior and Redeemer and offers and gives love to this around us. I feel that when we choose the right and follow Christ in our de ions that we will have everyday that we will grow closer to Christ and our Heavenly Father, even though the persecution that we get may be hard we know that Heavenly Father will bless us for staying faithful and obedient. I like the second scripture as they continue to preach of Jesus Christ and share the things they know will bring blessings into everyone’s lives that choose to accept Christ as their Savior.

That’s is such a driving force for missionary work. We share our message because it has brought so much happiness and joy into our lives and we know that it can be the same for others. I love the scriptures and have a testimony that things we read within them can still apply to us today I love that we can “liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.” (1 Nephi 19:23) I really love the scriptures and all we can learn from them as we continue to “feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.” (2 Nephi 32:3) I love all we can learn and continue to learn each and everyday. I hope that you all have an amazing week and that you guys are enjoying life. Take care and will talk to you all soon!


Anziano Garrett

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