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Sorella Sara Leckie
The Italy Rome Mission
Piazza Carnaro, 20
00141 Roma

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Email from Sara 3/17/10

Oh what a beautfiful day!

Today has been GREAT! We went up to La Spezia as a district and met up with the missionaries there and went hiking. It's so beautiful! It's starting to feel more like spring and I absolutely love love love it!

This week has been great. Josy decided that she will be baptized in July. Fiorella is deciding between three dates in April. Veronica is doing a presentation on the church for her class. Lara came to church for the first time after investigating the church for 6 years. Antonella came to a Relief Society activity. Stella (a less active member) has been in church the last two sundays. Silvana (a crazy inactive) wants to come back to church. Gil came to church on sunday. Lots of good things happening here. On average as a district we have about 10 investigators in church. I've never been in a district when it was like that. The branch is super supportive and we had a little fireside the other night as a "mini-MTC" to help them know how they can help us more and they loved it.

We also had a miracle the other day... I lost my wallet... I know shocking, right? Anyhow, i'd left it actually on a foosball table near the sea at about 4 pm and didn't realize that I'd forgotten it until about 8:30 that night. The sense of dread set in quick and hard. I remembered exactly where I'd left it and thankfully we were with a member who could drive us to the place (the buses don't go after 8.15 or so) So we ran there and miraculously the place was still open (usually everything closes around 8) and it wasn't there on the table so we ran inside and asked and the man working said that someone had left a business card and had my wallet. YAY!! But the story doesn't end there. So I call the number... SUPER nice man who coincidentally lives accross the street from the church and has a beautiful family and said that we could come back to teach them about the gospel. Amazing experience. It went from being an awful feeling to a SUPER happy feeling. It's great. That was just a day ago so we haven't been back yet. The story will continue...

Anyhow. Yeah, life is good. We're still just working hard. I love these people!!!!

Alrighty, gonna go attach some pretty pictures from our hike today. Love you all so much!!!!
Sorella Leckie

These are all from this morning. We left a bit early to go to La Spezia. The missionaries in the group picture are: Anziano Manwaring, Grigg, Ehorn, Me, Hervoyavich, Slla Naslund, Hansen, Dalia, Anz Reyes, Hoopes.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Email from Sara 3/10/10

Short One

Hope everyone has had a great week. Things have turned very cold here and actually was snowing all day yesterday with some nasty wind. Nothing stuck, but it was pretty to watch when we weren't walking in it. :)

There have been lots of good things this week. All very small, but blessing just the same. Josy is doing well. Veronica is doing a presentation on missionary work and the church for a school project. Fiorella is still deciding a date. Leslie is waiting for her dad to say yes. Lara is going to come to church on Sunday. Silvia wants to keep meeting with us. Lots of tender mercies. I love it. The Lord is so good to me.

Today for Pday we're going to Pisa for a zone activity. We're going to play american football. It's really cold, but hopefuly there won't be any precipitaion. Keep your fingers crossed. Alrighty, gonna go now, but I just want you to know that the chruch is true and the gospel is the most important thing in the world! Love you all and hope you have another wonderful week. And if you didnt' have a wonderful week last week, look for the blessings and express your gratitude for what the Lord has done. He'll never leave us to walk alone.

Love you all!
Sorella Leckie

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Email from Sara 3/3/10

Quick One

Alrighty, this is gonna be quick becuase I've taken forever today doing other things.

Saturday was so much fun. We went out to the beach and played American Football (touch) instead of playing soccer at church. It was perfect weather and so much fun.

Yesterday we had my last Zone Conference in the mission and I have to say that it was kinda sad. I will miss that a lot, I think. There is a mission hymn and I just love it and I was really a bit sentimental when we were singing it yesterday. I love it. There truly is just something so special about being a missionary. Everyone should do it!!

As far as the work is going: Fiorella didn't feel sure with her date of 5 marzo and now she is deciding when she'll be baptized. I really hope it's soon. I also found out yesterday at Zone Conference that a family that we worked with in Pistoia has a baptisimal date for the beginning of June. I'm so excited for them to all be members of the church together. Their kids are already baptized, but this will mean that they can work towards going to the temple. Che bellissima!!! Veronica, Josy, and Leslie are still good... we're really just waiting for parental permission. Frustrating, but essential.

Other than that life is good. I'm happy, healthy, and loving being in Italy.

I'm out of time but I hope everyone has a wonderful wonderful week and that you do something nice for someone else!

Love you all so much!!!
Sorella Leckie

Me and my Comp, Sorella Naslund!!

This is last wednesday when I ran allong the lungomare! So pretty!

I love the terazza!! There was so much wind and just a beautiful sunset.