Tuesday, September 18, 2018


For fourteen years, this lovely lady has taken care of the mission home. Today was her last day here as she has accepted a position working at the temple. I will be forever grateful to her for the help she gave me during the last year. We love you!

Departures and Arrivals

Today we said farewell to 10 wonderful missionaries and welcomed 7 new missionaries.

Thank you for all you have done!

Welcome to Italy!

Monday, September 17, 2018


The Rome East Stake was blessed with a special conference this Sunday. Afterwards, the visitor was willing to talk to our missionaries. We are so grateful!

The Neighborhood

 This last week we were in Roma all week. Each morning we go for a walk. I love the memories I have of our neighborhood during these walks.

We met a wonderful shoe repairman who has been in business for 53 years. He fixed President's shoes and showed us his ancient tools!

While we have been here, they re-did this little piazza and made our open market a little nicer. We love coming here often for fresh fruit and vegetables.

A favorite store for bread and hamburgers.

Our neighborhood is beautiful!

We were even home when friends came by.

We had time for a pizza with dear friends! On the way home, the temple had some lights.

Monday, September 10, 2018


We have some friends here in Rome that came to see us last week. We took them over to the temple.

Stake Conference

Over the weekend, stake conference was held for the Rome West Stake, which includes part of Rome, all of Sardegna, and the Napoli area. Conference was held in Cagliari.

Here we are with the stake presidency at the airport.

After stake conference, there was a wonderful dinner.

We loved meeting with our missionaries and members.


This photo is of a wonderful couple. The man in the right of the photo was interviewed for baptism by President 40 years ago. Last year, he baptized the man he has his arm around. After stake conference, President ordained this man an elder with the assistance of the man on the right!

 There was a little museum at the airport with some fun figures.