so we got out travel plans this week. uh....... what??? yeah. so we leave the mtc tuesday morning around 8am and we fly out at 11:30. crazzzyyyy! i am so excited but also very very VERY nervous. my district leader shared Deut. 31:6,8 with me on friday night which really helped me feel peace about going to a new country and trying to somehow communicate the message of salvation to italians. God won't forsake me. ever.
in sacrement on sunday i sang "Be Still My Soul" ("Anima Mia") and it went really well. i'm getting pretty good at singing in italian ;] after i sang, my branch president spoke and shared one of my favorite scriptures that i've had written out by my desk- D&C 6:36 "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." man.. i feel like his whole talk was directed toward me. it was awesome. my branch presidencey is awesome.
so i have been super stressed about the language and praying and praying and PRAYING for help and i know that God has been guiding me through this whole process but it hasn't been the least bit easy, and i know its because He had a lot for me to learn. I have been struggling and stuggling with the language but for some reason, since this past monday, the language has been a lot more fluid for me and coming more easily. for the first time i talked the majority of the time in one of our lessons, after which, my teacher pulled me aside and asked what i did to prepare and told me that that was my best lesson i had taught up to this point.
this later monday night we had TRC (talking to returned missionaries and native italians) and i shared an experience in italian and i talked for like 15 minutes straight. i didn't even know i had 15 minutes of italian in me! ;]
anyway- after TRC, the volunteers write little evaluations of how we did and both of our slips mentioned me personally and said how good my italian is. yeah. God's blessing me...... a ton.....
okay well this will be the last email i write from the provo MTC. keep the letters coming to me in Italy!