Tuesday, August 8, 2017


We were blessed to go to the MTC and meet our missionaries who will be coming soon. We love them already!

We also met this great couple who will join us soon.

We tried to capture the beauty of the pictures in the new MTC. The backlighting is great.


Our wonderful new missionaries who arrived 2 weeks ago.

Some of our wonderful senior couples.


President has returned to Rome. I am staying here a little longer for medical care. We never expected a trip to Utah during the mission. During our time here, we met with some wonderful people.

This is the beautiful mural at the Church Office Building. The same picture hangs in the mission home.

We have received encouragement, counsel, and help from these wonderful men.

We met some of our parents, families, and former missionaries.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


I never thought our mission would take a detour after one year. I had a lumpectomy this week. Thank you for your faith and prayers in my behalf. I am recovering quickly.

 With my good surgeon!

This detour has allowed us to have some wonderful experiences with others.

We were able to welcome this wonderful sister home today.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


 Farewell to these wonderful missionaries!

Welcome to these great missionaries!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


We had the great blessing of meeting our new missionaries at the Provo MTC. They are wonderful!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Zone conference this week in Palermo.

Our sweet elders put our picture in the bottom of their ties! We love you anziani!

We met the grandmother of one of our sweet sisters in Palermo.

The assistants wanted us to have our first ever brioche!

We made it!

Thanks to this special couple who will help us during these next few weeks.

Thursday, June 29, 2017


We went on the road to Bari, Taranto, and Napoli.

Bari Zone Conference 

Taranto Zone Conference

A former senior couple stopped by to say hello.

At the very end of zone conference, the field by the church caught fire. While the fire department fought the fire, the missionaries put water on the plants that surrounded the church and moved some old tires out of the way. The firefighters were very impressed. Luckily, only the field was damaged and no one was hurt.

Napoli Zone Conference