Sunday, November 17, 2013


Hello. Its me again. We had a pretty normal week. Nothing really changed. We are doing well. The work is picking up as well as slowing down. IT hasn't really had a good progression in the sense that it has been so unpredictable. SO that's always fun. We lost a lot of our investigators because they cant meet with us. My comp and I are trying tons of new things so that's fun. The work with the american branch is going well. Its weird working with Americans, I don't know how to work with them sometimes. Something weird this week happened. I woke up and a part of my lip was swollen. It was weird. I don't know why. Its de-swelling now so all is well. That's about it. Have a good week!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Elder Texiera!

So the reason why we didn't have pday yesterday was because we had our area president came to our mission and talked to us. It was awesome because I got to see Anziano Money, my ex comp. Him and his new comp stayed with us because they lived to far away so they came the night before the conference. It was a REALLY good conference. I wish it had happened at the beginning of my mission because he taught TONS of good things that will help the missionary work pick up here. We hadn't had a conference in about 4 months and we were all dying for something to pick us up, and that is what the conference did. One of our investigators is doing really well right now. He is reading, he just hasn't come to church yet which is annoying but that's OK. We went to the church Halloween party, it was weird! We got tons of american candy. No wonder Americans are fat. That stuff is deadly! anyways you all have a great day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Good week!

So last week was pretty good, we were able to teach 10 lessons which was awesome. We found a bunch of people and we were able to set 2 baptismal dates for the 23 of November. I really hope they go through because it is the very last day in which I could see a baptismal so I'm praying that they do! It has been raining a lot lately. We actually got caught in a storm and had to run home, within the 3 minute run home we got soaked! It was funny! My comp almost ate it. He was running and didn't see that the sidewalk was unlevel and almost tripped face first. It was crazy. Well got classes and what not in order so all is well there. We have a Halloween trunky treat activity that we are going to tomorrow. We have less actives and non members going so we are excited. We are also the selected judges, to judge the chili so I'm excited about that. My comp and I are getting along a lot better. Our companionship reminds me a lot of when I was with Anziano Boscia. Well love you all,have a great week!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I'm out of creative names for my emails

So this week was crazy. We have been working hard and we are finding tons of people. Unfortunately most of them don't speak Italian, so that stinks but we are working on trying to find Italians My comp and I are doing well. Its been weird being with someone so young because we seem really different but that;s OK. He is a good missionary. We have had some crazy stuff happen this week, a drunk man wanted us to teach him about the Book of Mormon. That was wild. We went ding dong ditching.....Ill explain we went with our ward missionary leader and we went to members who were less active and we left a bag of goodies on their porch and ding dong ditched's a lot harder in Italy to do that. I hop over a 6 foot fence :). The work is going a lot better. Well I hope you all have a good one! Love you all

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Final Resting Place....Vicenza!

So its transfer week. I'm staying here in Vicenza to finish the fight. All is well. Our work is slowing down from what we had last week. I'm not sure what to write. I feel like this email will be short. We got a referral from an American family in the Military branch. It was cool. One of the daughters is dating an Italian. He had a lot of interest in the Church. So we were able to teach him. It went well. Umm yeah. I really don't know what to write. We finally got hot water so that's nice. My last companion, Anziano Christensen is now an assistant. Let it be known that my last two comps both have been assistant...I made them assistant material :P. (This probably means nothing to many of you reading this but that is okay). Well have a great week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Verona, Marostica, Vicenza!

So yesterday was crazy. We didn't really get a chance to email because we were in Verona and then we went to a little unknown town called Marostica to do a baptismal interview. Then my comp lost his camera on the train and we that didnt help but that is ok All is well. The work is still slow, but we are seeing small miracles and so that keeps us going. This past week our water heater broke and so I have had to boil water for my shower and then use a cup to distribute it. Its been really fun. Someone will come to our house today to fix it so that will be good. Everything is well, love you all. have a great week!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Forza Vicenza!

Well this past week was normal. Lots of finding work and what not. We had Cafe Rio at an American family;s house. The wife knows how to make Cafe Rio stuff just like they make it. It wasn't exactly the same but it was close enough. It was good. At that dinner there was a soldier and his wife that came. They were really cool. The wife was really interested in our Church. She bombarded us with questions which made it easier because we didn't have to ask them any because they told us everything. Overall it was awesome and we expect to see the family again. Other than that, I bought some really good pesto that comes from Liguria(where pesto comes from). My comp and I are doing well. We don't really have any stable investigators but that is okay. Next week we will go to Verona. That will be fun. Umm yeah. Its weird being the oldest. I hope you all have a great week!