Courage is being scared to death, and then saddling up anyways.
|Really Nice restaurant we ate at the first day.|
|View from our apartment. It gets|
really foggy here sometimes.
Today I cleaned the mold out of my bathroom and by my bed, that was a new fun experience.
Jacob Gridley would be a novelty over here, no one has blonde hair unless they've dyed it that way.
|In Alessandria you only see buildings|
around you, and roads are often
People don't really talk to us on the streets due to a number of factors.. Its cold out.. A lot of people already talk to them on the streets and they all just want their money.. which kind of makes sense why they automatically don't want to talk to us.. (Though I don't want and wouldn't accept any money anyways haha).. they're frustrated with religion which I get from talking to some of the other missionaries about.. it just makes doing things quite a bit more difficult over here.
|In Centro trying to talk to some people|
We then had family night right out side the door of a members apartment, since there was no old enough male present. It was really funny and good. The language is slowly coming. I found the humor in it haha
|Picture from the MTC with our|
teacher Fratello Hinz.
On Sundays we do family night with the Ganz, which means the young single adults. Kind of a cool name, but during this afterwords we eat dinner and play Foosball, and I have a little bit of skills from back in the day haha, anyways they take it pretty serious and I do as well haha, but I beat a native twenty six year old guy here 10-9 anyways that's kind of fun. Hes the ward mission leader Martin. Really cool guy, we played chess and monopoly on Christmas, as we stayed over there house for lunch and Skype. He beat me once at chess then I beat him.. Anziano Wilson Rovini all of us.. He has some major luck dagnab it. How do you beat someone that lands on all the of the properties and two of the people you cant talk to that well and are super shrewd traders..
We have four Anziano in Alessandria all in the same building in two separate apartments. Which is really nice and cool, Anziano Lewis and I slept over at the other Anziani apartment Christmas Eve and Christmas which was super fun. We watched the testament (which is the only LDS film I really don't like.. Legacy I really like etc) but we turned off the sound and made up the voices for them making the movie so much better than it is.. it was a good time.
|Chinese Salon place haha.|
On that note I saw the picture you put with my plaque. I got a picture of it where my lips were weird and I looked like the Joker. Can we maybe please change the picture.. haha kind of funny, but I'd rather not be too much like the Joker in this life and that picture might jinx me.
Anziano Lewis got his hair cut today at a Chinese Salon place. It was soooo funny the music and what not going on there.
|Milan Centro Cathedral. Yes|
Uncle Russell I got to go :)
We aren't having too much success at the moment, but I'm optimistic and I believe things will get better soon.
I like the people that we meet on the street that aren't too busy or closed minded to talk to us, even if we have different opinions and we just leave in peace or something. Those type of people are generally nicer etc, and I think it's good to be like that generally. Maybe it's just comes back to the basic treating people decently I'm not sure, but this principle is good.
|A big Christmas tree by said Cathedral.|
|Alessandria. Kind of how it is.|
The bricks move under us as we bike
which is fun.
|Alps. I have seen the Alps! (Sorry if|
you can't see in this picture, but they
are there if you look hard! haha)
I hope y'all have had a very marvelous Christmas and New Year. I'm praying for y'all and I know everything will eventually work out.
(If you can guess or know what these quotes etc are coming from you'll win major brownie points from me. (Generally they are movies.))
I'm your huckleberry.
With Love, Anziano Gridley