This week we have had some high highs and low lows. But mostly highs!
First off THANK YOU for the prayers for cooler weather. I know the weather here in Modena cooled down this week because Sorella Bowman and I have great families praying for us back home! The weather was so nice this week!
We had zone training last Thursday in Verona. I love trainings because there is always something you can work on and President always seems to know exactly what we need.
On Sunday absolutely everyone canceled on us so we decided to try a new finding technique. We took Sorella Bowman's cello to the park and she played while I talked to people. It was my favorite finding day ever! People were so touched by the music and it really brought the spirit. It was so easy to approach people because the music literally was our icebreaker. We touched so people in the short time we were there, I wasn't able to talk to everyone I wanted to. One of my favorite people we met that night was a woman who is a musician but she just had an accident and can't play anymore. I felt like we were supposed to be there at that time really just for her. At first she didn't want to talk about religion at all but the more she listened to the cello the more open she became. It was so incredible to watch. She needed to hear that. We are going to see her again in the coming week.
Big miracle of the week: we got a referral from the office this week of a woman that lives an hour from Modena in a paesino called Camposanto. When I called her the other day she started talking to me like she knew exactly who I was and she immediately asked when we could come over to find her. That never happens so I was pretty shocked but we set up an appointment for Tuesday. Well as soon as we met her we knew that she was special. She told us that she had been taught by missionaries before and that she has been going to church in Reggio Emilia but in February her health problems got worse and she had to stop. She still has really good friends in the Reggio ward. She is AMAZING. When her grandson comes over she tells him to read her the Book of Mormon. Her family is all Muslim but when he turns 18 she wants him to make his own choice. When she is bored she goes on the church website and reads talks or watches videos. Wow! She has so many trials in her life right now but she has such strong faith. She knows that if she trusts in God she will be blessed. With all her health issues she may not be able to come to church for a couple of weeks, but she wants to come! One of the coolest parts is that she said I reminded her of one of her missionaries, Sorella Killpack. She said when I called on the phone she thought I was her. Then she saw me and couldn't stop telling me I looked just like her. I know the Lord put me here in Modena for a reason and this woman is one of them. I am amazed at the miracles we see every day.
Love you all so much!
BIG AUGURI TO MY MOM! Happy Birthday!!! I am so blessed to have the best mom ever!
Sorella Dani Hamblin Sent from my iPad