Wednesday, May 28, 2014

05.28.14 - {week 44}

Hey Family!

I am in such a great mood!  It is raining SO HARD and I love it and the thunder is just incredible.  Ahhh, rain.  First of all, can we just talk about how incredibly excited I am to have four new babies to meet when I get home?  This is the best news ever!  And who knows?  Maybe there will even be five!  (Not to get all "I have never..." on anyone.)  ;)  ;)  ;)  Okay, you can take this part out for the blog if you want.  Anyway, it was an awesome week!  Miracle after miracle.

First miracle has to do with numbers.  Numbers are probably my least favorite part about missionary work, but they're necessary.  And God cares about numbers because every number is one of His children.  Christ talks about numbers in the Parable of the Lost Sheep.  They're everywhere in the scriptures.  Anyway, moral of the story is that numbers are important.  We were in a number rut for four weeks.  We got the exact same number of lessons each week (and it wasn't that awesome of a number).  But we finally got out of the rut last week and almost doubled our number of lessons.  It was awesome.  Three lessons in the park with random strangers on Saturday morning definitely helped.

We went to see a referral on Sunday afternoon and ended up teaching the Restoration lesson to her, her husband, and two of her three sons.  It was AWESOME.  We're planning to see them again on Sunday.

A tsunami hit our bus stop on Thursday.  We were standing there in the pouring rain, talking and just minding our business and there were puddles EVERYWHERE.  There was an especially large one right in front of the bus stop.  All the cars were going around it, so we weren't even thinking about it.  Until, all of a sudden, there was the biggest wave coming at my face.  This wave seriously ENGULFED us.  We stood there shocked and dripping for about two seconds and then started laughing uncontrollably.  Yeah, the rest of that night was a little uncomfortable....but we went to our next lesson anyway!  Me:  "That was a HUGE wave."  Lawrence:  "No.  That was a tsunami.  I'm pretty sure it was registered."

Anyway, all is well here in Torino.  Just living the life.  We went with Russell and Ervin up to Superga today.  Beautiful, as usual!  Until next week!

Sorella Gunnerson


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