Thursday, September 23, 2010
A quick update!
We teach free English classes every Thursday night at the church and this last week I taught my first class! I loved it! I still have no idea how to teach English to other people but I am excited to learn how and get better.
Cool story from this week. We decided to do some casa (knocking on people's doors) this week for the first time. It was Sorella Riffaldi's first time every doing casa on the mission too. We knocked on a few doors and decided it was Sorella Riffaldi's turn to talk when the person opened the door. She was so nervous for her first door approach, even though she is Italian. A teenage girl opened up and Sorella Riffaldi told her who we were and her mom in the background yelled for us to come in. Wohoo! We talked to Jenny and her daughter Erika for about 20 minutes and got to know them and invited them to church. Jenny is from the Philippines and has lived here for 20 years and is a nurse but on a break from work because of a work injury a few months ago. They came to church that Sunday and we taught Jenny about the restoration the next day. They are wonderful! She was so receptive and really liked church, especially Relief Society where you could "exchange ideas" and told us several times that she could see that there was something different about us. We talked a little bit about baptism and she said she would love to learn more and probably be baptized! We get to meet with her often because she isnt working and she believes we are an answer to her prayers because she has just gone through some hard times with the work injury. I have lots of hope for her.
We also went to a Peruvian birthday party this week in a Mexican restaurant and what a blast! That is one of the things I like a lot about Rome, is that there is so much diversity here. We were in this restaurant for an hour or two and it felt just like we were in Peru rather than Rome, Italy.
We are working hard!