Transfers always come with a bit of mystery. There are general rules that we all make guesses by, 4 transfers is normally the max in a city and 2 transfers with a companion is normally the max. In spite of these patterns that are generally true, President Wolfgramm is known to be a unpredictable so nothing is sure at transfer time.
I wasn't expecting to get transferred, but I still took my camera with me to church to take a few pictures with members just in case. Sorella Pampaloni refused and said that if I got transferred they would stop coming to church for at least a month to protest.
I found out last night that I will be staying in Siena. I'm so happy about it. I really love this city and crazy little branch. It's strange to say but I've really started to feel at home here in Siena. I'm looking forward to another six weeks in Siena with Anz. Bushman and the Pampaloni family will stay active.
The weather has gotten a little colder the last few days which has been fun. I really like seeing the seasons change as a small reminder that time is still rolling on and life will keep on changing.
Things are good here in Siena and I'm so happy to be here.
I hope you all have a good week.
Mom- I can't believe your face! I hope you're doing better by now. I can't believe how much you look like Harry Potter. I'm really sorry. I really do feel bad, but your HP comparison is making me laugh. On the other hand it sounds like as your physical well being has worsened your mental well being has improved. I'm glad you're feeling better about the whole YW thing. I loved your blog posts too. I'll admit that the pictures of Boston made me very jealous. Could you send me your recipe for banana sauce?
Dad- I really miss being able to talk about business and economics with you. Everyone here thinks its stupid. I still really like it though, and I think I want to do something with that. The mysterious mechanical issues sound like they would lead to a great conversation. Things are great in Siena and I'm really glad I get to stay.
Stefan- Your Youtube video with the superintendent reminds me of the Ministry of Magic trying to get Harry Potter to support them even when they are doing a bad job. I hope they don't try to take credit for your hard work. I'm glad school is going well. I remember liking my senior year a lot because I felt like I was actually learning interesting things in all my classes. Learning is fun. It's too bad that some people are so good at making it not fun.
I hope you all have a great week in America. I feel really lucky to be in Siena right now. Being a missionary really is a lot of fun. It's not always easy, but I'm learning so much and I feel so blessed to be where I am right now.
Have a great week. Love Ben