Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We had visitors from Draper- YIPPEE!! Brett and Kathy Andrizzi came through with their two sons and stayed with us Sunday night. Quinton had served here until last August so he came to visit the mission. Chase had completed his mission to Zurich, Switzerland a year before so they first journeyed through his territory. It was wonderful to visit with Kathy who I had been a counselor to in the stake relief society. I talked and talked and she listened and listened. We visited with President and Sister Toronto on Monday morning and then spent a few hours at Taormina. We ate lunch overlooking Isola Bella on the Ionian Sea- BEAUTIFUL! We wandered through the Roman amphitheater and the wonderful little town of Taormina. It was a wonderful but way too short visit.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Another shot of our Maxi Conference in Catania. We received good news on Sunday. Sicily is getting its first Stake in June. It will be the Palermo Sicily Stake and will include all the branches and hopfully, soon, wards on Sicily. The Italian members are SOOOO excited. We are glad it is happening while President and Sister Toronto are still here. What icing on the cake for President Toronto who served here as a missionary, whose Great-great grandfather came from here and came with Lorenzo Snow to dedicate the country, and has now served as Mission President here.