Hey there :)
I'm really glad you got the package! Haha, I wasn't sure if it would get there okay. I'll have to send another one :)
Well this week has been good. We went to Rome for specialized training, and it was great! I really felt the spirit and learned a lot. We talked a bit about being consecrated missionaries. Being consecrated is so important to the work.
We didn't have many lessons this week which was really lame. Nobody could meet with us. Literally no one. We had one lesson with Franco. Haha, I love him :) So we did a lot of finding!
As we were finding, we had some cool miracles. On Saturday we had nothing in the morning so we went out to find some new people. We had a lesson at three in Chieti so we decided just to stay out till then and grab something to eat in Pescara. In the morning we had some success, and we were able to talk with some people and get a couple numbers. And then on the bus to Chieti we started talking with this man named Giovanni. He was really cool. He asked us a lot of questions and we were able to share the entire Restoration with him. At the end we gave him a Book of Mormon and got his number to keep in contact, and set up our next appointment.
During all of this, we missed our stop and we were now heading up the mountain to the top. So we decided to go to the top and catch a bus back, even though we would be late for our appointment. But the bus stopped half-way up so we got off and started walking back. Haha, it was going to take us a while so we thought "we might as well try to get a ride down." We crossed the road and the first car came around the corner and slowed down to tell us it's not safe walking on the road because people speed really bad and could hit us. We said we were sorry and that we would be careful. He went 10 feet and then stopped and asked us if we needed a ride! We said yes and squished into his Fiat with three other people. We talked with the dad more and found out he knew English and that he used to have a pen pal from the states that was Mormon! So he knew a lot about our religion and what we do. He was not interested in meeting, but it was cool to see the connections. He dropped us off at the bottom and we thanked him kindly. We made it to our appointment right on time.
I know the Lord is watching over us. And I know that he loves us. It was a good experience and it reminded me that when we are doing what we are asked, we can expect miracles.
Well I love you all. Thank you for everything you do for me. Haha, I don't deserve it! I hope all is well, and I'll talk to you next week!
Love, Anziano Rigby
(Elder Rigby's comments from another letter): We get our calls this saturday. I really want to stay one more here with Anziano Mika, but we'll see.