|Anziano Toronto with "The Man": Anziano Hinckley|
Be thou Humble(d):
Anziano Cutler and I were invited over to the house of a Philippine member of our branch this week. Almost automatically, we said yes, after all, she was making spring rolls, and that is a welcome break to the, dare I say it, monotony, of pasta and Napoli Pizza. (Sometimes you need to step back to remember how much you love something, right?)
Anyways, we went over, and found her address. Her house was a 1 room, renovated car garage. We knock, and she invites us in. She lays out a spread of rice, spring rolls, and chicken, (not an easy, nor inexpensive meal to make), and I began to look around the apartment. Suffice it to say she lives humbly... I looked at the food we were being offered, and despite being delicious, it was hard to swallow, because I thought of the sacrifice she had made, both of time, and of money to feed two American strangers, and big eaters at that! We shared some wonderful conversation, and learned about her conversion. Last of all, we showed the short video, "Lift," made by the church, about serving selflessly. As we left, she profusely thanked us for the Spirit we brought, and we both just shrugged, knowing she had given us the true lesson, about charity and humility. Shout-out to Sorella Eden!
Drugs, don't do them (even when offered, per un prezzo buono):
This we taught a man, who our branch President later informed us, is potentially a drug dealer. He was interested in the Restoration though, and he has a family, so we'll be proceeding, with a whole lot of caution. Also, while on a scambio with none other than Anziano Hinckley, I was offered drugs, not once, not twice, but three times... note for future reference, avoid the quartieri spagnoli friends...
Lots of other great moments this week, but finding out from investigators and other missionaries that my brother is engaged has to be included! So so so happy for the two of you!
It was the best of times. It was (not really) the worst of times!:
Just like that another transfer is over, it's done! The best of bettors would have me staying here in Napoli with Anziano Cutler, but we'll let you know for sure next week!
Vi voglio bene!
Anziano Toronto II 🇮🇹