Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pictures of Milan!

I am sharing pictures this week! They pretty much say everything that needs to be said don't you think? I a couple of her experiences tho, she is a missionary after all!! haha ;)

Irania only speaks Spanish and a tiny bit of English, but if Jaisha wants, I could translate her letters into Italian and then her grandma could translate them into spanish! That would be so great!!! They are teaching us spanish and an amazing thing happened last lesson we had. We usually have someone there to help us translate into spanish, but the grandma wasnt there, so we just drew up the plan of salvation, had them read their scriptures in spanish and taught anyway and it worked!! We understood them (no idea how and it wasnt even that I understood the words, its like I understood everything in my head even though I got no words!!! it was crazy and such a testimony of the gift of tongues) she asked us questions and we answered them! and vice versa! Such an amazing experience and she is progressing so well! She wants to get baptised and we are going to set a date as soon as shes ready.

Mom, I love Milan and I love my companion. We were talking last night about our last 3 transfers and she was with a really hard companion too and so we both are just like taking a breather this transfer and loving it. The transportation is absolutely crazy! We have buses and trams (all the trams look like trolleys from San Fransisco minus the ability to just stand on the side and ride like that) adn then we have 3 metro lines. Do you know metro lines? Its like the subway in chicago or new york. Italians are so funny too because they are the most impatient people I have ever met! Funniest thing and I thought it demonstrated italy so well. We were sitting on the metro and I was deciding who to talk to next and this old man and his grandson got on the metro. He was about 5 or maybe 6 and I said Ciao! and waved and he got all shy and his grandpa was like, say hi to the senorina! and he did a gruff little salute. We were waiting for about a 30 seconds or so longer than we usually do and this little boy was like, are we going to have to live on this train or is it going to go? and he was waving his hands all italian style and everyone was just cracking up at his 60 yr old little boy! the kids are like that sometimes here! They are old people in little bodies! I loved it and laughed so hard.

A book store on the street! You can buy pretty much anything from off the street and these are my favorite. Fashion street this morning on the way here. I took it while in the tram. Its really rainy!

Not the best pictures, but this is my companion Sorella Glass, we're posing by trees that have daisy's on them! They are my favorite!!!

An amazing apartment building.

A huge park by our house. It has a natural history museum, a planetarium, a lake, fountains, a cinema museum. Its beautiful and these trees are some of my favorites!

The coblestone one is when I was at the Gallery. Its a huge outdoor, but covered mall that sells Gucci, Prada, everything expensive and pretty much where Denise belongs! Its right next to the Duomo.
Daisy trees! I'm obsessed with the trees here so expect a lot of these types of pictures in the future.


Annette said...

Fun! Love the pictures. So I guess it's spring in Italy? I wish it was here! We have about six inches of snow! Yuck!

Tulsi said...

What kind of trees are those? They are cool.