The adventures of an LDS missionary serving in the

Italy Rome mission from June 2013- June 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014


Bowling on P-day

Hey Guys!

   Haha, alright, well we had transfer calls and I am being transferred to Pozzuoli!  Woohoo!  Haha, my new companion will be Anziano Jones.  No, not my companion in the MTC.  This Anziano Jones is pretty new to the mission.  I am way, way excited.  I hear he is way cool.  Haha, I also know that he is a really good cellist?  Haha, he plays the cello really well.  Like, professional, so yeah.  That will be sick!  Haha  :)

   Well, this week I did a ton of stuff.  I learned how to solve a Rubik's Cube, I did ricerca (finding?) in the rain, I taught some awesome lessons, and I ate Fufu. And when I say Fufu I mean cow flesh and cow intestines...  :)  Good stuff.  Haha!

   So this week was pretty rainy.  It rained and rained and rained!  By the end of it all, it was pretty cold. We were bundled up in scarves and jackets.  Not many people wanted to talk because it was cold but, hey, that's fine  :)

   We were able to meet with Tyson again this week and we taught him about the Word of Wisdom. We had a lengthy discussion about it, but at the end he committed to stop drinking wine.  He doesn't smoke or anything, so that's good.  He is really good and wants to follow Christ.  Haha, but before that he made us Fufu.  Oh boy, that was an experience!  So I'll send pictures, but basically you have the Fufu which is just a flour mixed with water, and then you have the soup. We got to his house and he pulled out this soup which he had prepared the day before, and he started heating it up.  It started to smell not too great in the house and so I went over to see what was cooking.  Bad idea.  Haha, my stomach started turning just looking at it.  We sat down, and he gave us a bowl of soup and our Fufu. You then take a bit of Fufu in your hand and dip it in the soup (which is very slimy) and you eat it. The chunks of cow were pretty nasty.  Haha, I only ate a couple pieces.  If I ate any more I was going to throw up.  But thanks to some imagination and a lot of praying, we made it out alive.  :)

 We also met with a man named Mike.  He is also from Nigeria.  We met him on the street during a scampi (exchanges) and he is a friend of another investigator. We met him and talked about the restoration.  It was a great lesson.  The spirit was very strong, and we were able to point it out and bear strong testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel.  Mike also bore testimony of the Savior which was amazing.  It was very strong and you could feel his conviction.

   We went to go find some other Africans this week and got to their apartment building, but they didn't answer so we went inside and started searching for their door.  We got to the second floor where there was a door with gospel stickers on the front. "Cleansed in the Blood of Jesus," "2012 our year of Victory," "When the Lord is with you, who can stand against you?" Yep, found it.  We ring and no one answers.  Again. ....there's voices.  Nothing. We stood there for 5 minutes knocking.  I guess they didn't want visitors.  So we left a restoration pamphlet taped to their door.  We walk out of the complex and there they are out on the porch.  "....Hi there."  Whoa, wait a sec, that's not the Africans we know? "We left you something to read if you are interested…?  It's on your door.  Bye!"  Hahahaha, they weren't very happy.  Oops.  Hey, who knows.  Maybe they will get baptized?

   Well, it's been a good time here in Pescara.  Tons of stuff has happened and it feels like yesterday that I got here.  I love this work and I love the mission! 

   I love you guys and hope you are doing well.  Take care and I will talk to you next week!  Ciao!

   Love, Anziano Rigby

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