Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Alma 17:9

This past week has been suuuuuper long and so full of craziness!!! All I have to say is that I LOVE being in Pisa and that I LOVE being a Sister Training Leader. Punto.

So I think that the storm that hit you with snow came and hit us with rain. One of the BEAUTIFUL things about being in Toscana during the winter is that it is very nice and warm. It feels like March instead of almost February. Meno male. For 3 days straight (Friday - Sunday) we were PELTED with rain and thunderstorms. The best part is that the few appointments that we actually had scheduled were cancelled, thus leaving us tracting in the rain. By the time we would get home we looked like drowned cats. Luckily Sorella Stewart and I just laughed the whole time and thought it was hilarious. On Sunday we were heading out of the parking lot on our bikes when the slight drizzle turned into a vicious down pour with some hail. It stopped by the time we got home. So we changed into dry clothes and went back out in some dry ones. On our way back home it began to down pour ... again. Because of the injustices of life, it stopped as soon as we started pulling onto our street. So we changed once again for the evening. Hahahahah attached is a picture of me when I got home from the church. About a 15 minute bike ride.

We had several amazing miracles happen yesterday as we did our scambio with the sorelle from Firenze. In the morning we planned on doing a singing mostra with the Anziani in centro. It was such a huge success. Talking to those who passed was much easier because they could recognize our presence instead of just *POP* suprising them with a teach to find. (Although those still works as well.) We were all filled with the Spirit as we sang and felt uplifted together. Right before the mostra we also found and taught two individuals within 15 minutes and have potential return appointments. Tender mercies and little miracles filled our day with the Firenze sorelle.

Things are slowly starting to change here in Pisa. I am trying to stay positive and rely on the Spirit of the Lord. It has been so amazing to be working with all my might only to be rejected continually throughout the day. Why? Because it is all worth it. I love reading the Book Of Mormon and Bible during these times about the work of Alma and the Sons of Mosiah along with Paul (bible) as they preach the word of God. They were thrown into jail, beaten, stripped of their clothes, spit on, humiliated, etc. Yet they CONTINUED. They had with them the power of the Spirit.

Now Ammon seeing the Spirit of the Lord poured out according to his prayers upon the Lamanites, his brethren, who had been the cause of so much mourning among the Nephites, or among all the people of God because of their iniquities and their traditions, he fell upon his knees, and began to pour out his soul in prayer and thanksgiving to God for what he had done for his brethren; and he was also overpowered with joy

Prayer works. My testimony has grown SOOOO much these last few months in the power of prayer. We ALL have this gift readily given to us.

SOooo I wanted to invite all to have a prayer readily in your hearts so that you can be "instruments in the hands of God" Alma 17:9.

Vi voglio bene!!!

Sorella Jameson
We ate subway today. It was sooo good. :)

Sorella Stewart is amazing

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