Hello everybody I'm in Bologna.
I’m quickly learning that this is an Italian keyboard so that will take a little adjusting. I guess just don’t really expect much punctuation because this à is where the comma should be.
Bologna is so cool! I can’t believe it. I got to Milan on Wednesday. Pres Wolffgram and his wife and the APs picked us up (all of them are super cool) we dropped our stuff off and went off too the Duomo di Milano with Book of Mormons and pamphlets in hand. I tried talking to a few people on the metro but none of them wanted to talk. Then I started talking to this other lady and she was actually listening. I couldn’t believe it. It was going great until I looked up and realized I was the only missionary on the train! It was my first day in Italy and I was all alone on the metro. Luckily it wasn’t too hard to find my way to the Duomo and it all worked out great.
The next day we had a meeting where we met our trainers and found out where we were going. Right after that they sent us out to go to our cities. And now I’m here in Bologna opening a copia (companionship). This means that both Anziano Rich and I are new to Bologna. We don’t have any investigators or anything. We are just starting from scratch. To be honest it is hard. Anziano Rich is from Riverton and he has been out about a year. He is a really nice guy and works really hard. I’m learning a lot from him. We haven’t really taught at all which is tough but we are working hard to find people. We are in four here in bologna. We live with the zone leaders Deursch and Dunshee. They're both really great. Hey I found the ' apostrophe!
Missionary work is kind of a business. Not in the sense that we're making money but the idea the way we're organized and report and work. It's really weird going from the MTC where they watch your every move and there really isn’t much of an option for disobedience to coming here where they just tell us where to go and we go. They treat us more like adults in that they just tell us to do things and we're expected to do it and they just assume we do. It's so weird being off in an apartment kind of on our own. Speaking of living in 4, I think it is nicer. I've heard that from a lot of people too. It's nice to see some other people besides just your companion. I hope the weather in Utah will shape up for you.
Mom- hello mother! How are you? Thanks for you email. I can always count on hearing from you and dad and I’m glad you give me a report and the rest of the family. It sounds like things are really good at home. I can't believe school is almost out. It will be weird to have a summer filled with work all day every day. I guess I have gelato to make up for that. Your plans for this summer sound like a lot of fun and I think it's good that you cancelled Netflix. There are so much better uses of time. I starting to be pretty convinced that any talent you develop will be useful on a mission. Whether it's reading lots or learning a language or music or really anything you will use it. I loved your post on the Linkouses. they really are so cool. I love you. Thanks for writing me.
I can't believe I’m really in Italy. Bologna is really cool and really big. The Wolfgramms are really great people and I have learned so much from them already.
We have a little branch of about 40 people, which is good.
Wow I’m sorry I just can't think of what else to write. There's just so much new stuff but so much of it is hard to put into words. Being in Italy is amazing. It's hard to describe what its like to talk to people in a place with century old churches and buildings from the Renaissance. Well that's enough for now.
Love you all,