I am going to start off with the high point of the week and then I’ll come back around to rest of it in general. Reginald was baptized!!! It was an awesome ceremony. There was actually a pretty good turn out from the members. The best part of the whole thing was his testimony afterward. He went up to the pulpit and bore one of the most powerful testimonies I have ever heard. He declared of his knowledge that the Church is the true church of Jesus Christ. He declared he knew the Book of Mormon was the word of God. He spoke with such conviction; everyone there was touched by the spirit. It was one of the high points of my mission.
At the beginning of the week we went to Pozzuoli to take part in their district meeting and the afterwards I remained for an exchange.
Anziano Chugg and I shared a brief training on the brevity of the mission and the importance of consecrating all of ourselves to the work. I had the chance to work with Anziano Morrill. He is a great missionary who made some awesome goals while we were together. I enjoyed my time working with him. It just so happened that the night I was in Pozzuoli was the same night of the Napoli – Real Madrid Champions league and the stadium was right outside the apartment so it was loud. The streets were abandoned.
The rest of the week was very busy with seeing investigators and contacts and finding. I missed the Napoli metro since the day I left.
It is a goldmine for new investigators. When I was a greenie I was never able to talk to people on the metro out of sheer fear as well as I plain couldn’t understand Italian even in the best of circumstances then adding a loud screeching train into the mix didn’t help. But all of that is in the past. I love talking to people on the metro, it is so fun and you meet so many people.
After the baptism was over we had 8 missionaries working to empty the portable font with buckets. It was a mess but we got it done. The next day Reginald received the gift of the Holy Ghost and it was such a powerful experience.
Witnessing ordinances performed by restored priesthood power is one of the strongest ways we can feel the Spirit. I have grown so much in my appreciation for the restoration of this priesthood authority. Through it we are blessed with so much knowledge, strength, and guidance. It can influence every part of our lives for good and I have seen that for myself.
I love you all! Have an amazing week!