Robert's Mission Call 12 03 2009

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today was the ground breaking for the Rome Italy Temple.
(I haven't been able to find to many things in English, so you can always use Google Translator if you need to.)
What a special day for all the members in Italy..and how special that Robert (Anziano Bona) gets to be there for such a wonderful event.
He wasn't actually at the ground breaking, but tomorrow in church the memebers will watch the ceremony/celebration.
I remember being on my mission and helping in some small way to bring the prophesy to pass. The people of Italy will be blessed by having this temple in their country.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Mom and Dad!!! (and Brian cause he didn't right me!!!)

I'm so sorry that the computer got all messed up and what not! That is kinda harsh! I can't believe that you went all the way to Barnes' house to write me! You don't gotta go through all this trouble next time!! I hope all you guys get all the stuff fixed and what not!

A drive up to Salt Lake ain't that bad! We have to travel so dang much it's like crazy! ha ha I'm pretty much done with trains!! ha ha

But ya it's pretty crazy that I'm gonna get to train!! I'm excited I know it will all work out!

But ya this week has been so chill! I'm with Anz Bos and he's a baller! I get along with him better then any other dude I've been with and he's a way solid missionary too so that's good! It's only been kinda hard cause we've been going back from Alessandria and Genova. At the moment I'm in Genova 'cause there are some big activities that are going on down here that we need to be at so we are spending p-day here! I think we are gonna go with the capizona (zone leaders) and go play pool and bowling and just kinda chill for a bit!!! So I'm way excited for that!! ha ha

But ya, Alessandra (our cousin) came right when church was done. It was chill!!! We talked for a bit and what not and I invited her to come to church next week!! ;) but I told her once all this crazy confusion is over we will go out to lunch and what not and just talk and get to know each other ! Then I'll make my move and see if they are interested in the church and stuff. But it was still chill to meet them!

And my Italian is OK... ha ha like I can hold a conversation but my grammar is still shaky!! But I'll be OK with the new kid! I'm excited! Ya it's gonna be really interesting if I get to train Justin!! ha ha How crazy would that be!! ha ha

OK to answer your questions... nope, I haven't gotten any packages that you've sent me :( I'm super bummed!!! Ya from now on just send packages to the mission office cause the Italian post system is bull sometimes!!! ha ha but ya when I go to Milan to pick up the new kid I see everyone. So if you give something to Justin he can give it to me then!! ha ha OK I'll start using the credit card a bit. I have just been scared to use it!! but I'll use it a bit now but still not a whole ton and ya I'll be needing the new debit card at the end of the year so giving it to Justin is a good idea.

But ya all is going good here. We are just partying it up!!!! ha ha But still doin work at the same time!! It's been such a legit week. So ya all is happy on this end!!
Dad hope all is well with work and all!! Brian keep being a stud in school and sports!!! I love you guys so so much!

Tell everyone at home I say hi!! Talk to you guys next week!!
Anziano bona

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


President Thomas S. Monson will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rome Italy Temple on Saturday, October 23, 2010, where an architectural rendering of the temple will be revealed.

Attendance is strictly limited to invited priesthood leaders and special guests. However, the proceedings of the ceremony will be rebroadcast to every chapel in Italy on Sunday, October 24, so that all may participate.

A beautiful complex of buildings has been designed that includes the temple, a stake center, a visitors' center, and a patron housing facility. Although just a small section of the site was originally permitted for construction of the temple, recent zoning modifications—a miracle in itself—allow the entire parcel of land to be used for construction of these buildings.

Building sites in Rome must be examined for Roman ruins before construction is permitted. The inspection is carried out by digging trenches every 10 to 15 feet across the property. The day the temple property was to be inspected, Church members in Rome held a special fast. No ruins were found over the entire property, yet an old Roman village was discovered just 100 yards beyond the property boundary line.

We are so thrilled for this announcement and the fact that Robert will be in Italy for such a wonderful occasion. Mostly we are thankful to the Lord for his tender mercies and for the great blessing that this temple will be to the the people of Italy (and surrounding areas).


Dear Mom and Dad!!!!

OK well I don't have a lot of time today but I will let you know what's going up over here! First of all we have been way busy with two scambios (missionary exchanges) and just like a bunch of stuff so honestly I haven't called that one lady that we are related to. But I will. I am gonna be busy these next couple weeks but I'll explain that later, but I will do my very best to find some time to call her.

Anyway.... last night we had a great lesson with Erminia (the sister of Eliana) and we set up a baptismal date with her. It was so awesome and she shared her testimony and the spirit was so strong it was amazing. She still needs some help with smoking but she is smoking a lot less so we are seeing some great progress. Eliana is solid too. We are gonna try to set up a date with her tonight! We will see how that goes.

We don't have a lot of investigators at the moment but the ones we do are way solid and want to get baptized too, we are really happy about that!!! Finding has been a bit rough 'cause now it's getting cold and stuff and people are I swear getting meaner but its OK 'cause we are still gonna keep pushing through and keep trying our best!!!! ha ha

OK so about transfers.... the impossible happened.... Gallacher is getting transferred... and I've been called to train!! I am going to be a trainer now!!!!!!!
So it's possible that I could train Justin!!!!!!!! How sweet huh!!!!!

But at the same time I'm so dang nervous!!!!! Normally trainers train in their 7th transfer or higher and I'm gonna start my 5th and I'll be training!! I'm so dang nervous and I don't know if I'm ready for this much responsibility 'cause being a trainer is huge!!!! It's so dang rare that someone this young trains! But President thinks I'm ready so I'll do my best! I barely know this city and this language so it'll be interesting to see what happens!!

I had interviews with pres and I had my glasses there and he said they were fine. I don't even wear them that much they are just in my pocket. I do the work I just like to have fun too and there is nothing wrong with that.

I'm pretty nervous but now is the time when I just need to have faith and put all this in the hands of the Lord so that's what I'm gonna do! And I know all will work out fine!!

But yes mom you bring up a good point about the missionaries coming in 2 weeks so let me explain. There is this kid named Anziano Boss (who is this Australian and he is so chill!) and he is in the same situation as I am that he's training and has to wait. So we are going to be together for these two weeks until the new kids get here. The only thing is, is that he is at Genova!!!

So this is what we think has to go down.... we do three days here three days at Genova and then Rresident said that he wants both of us in our wards for church so we get split up for church and be by ourselves (with a member) for half the day then one of us goes to the other ones city after church!! ha ha ya nuts huh!!!! These two upcoming weeks are gonna be so interesting! But I'm excited to work with Anziano Boss cause hes a baller! So ya that is basically whats gonna be happening for a while!!! ha ha lots of running around and just crazy stuff!!! ha ha

But ya I get to train so I have the possibility to train Justin!! ha ha How chill would that be!?!?!? ha ha but I guess we will see how things go!

Sounds like all is going well at home and I'm really happy about all that!! Keep up the good work!! But I got a lot of stuff to do and I gotta write pres and a few others so I gotta go! I love you guys so so so much!!! :) Talk to you guys next week! Have a great week!!!! :) LOVES!!!!!

Anziano Bona

Hey whats up my brother!!!

That is so legit that you got to pass the sacrament!! Mom and dad said you did great!!! :) I'm so proud of you!!

And dang son you are so smart!! You did so dang good in math! So once again I'm really proud of you!!!

So ya I'm staying in Alessandria but my comp is leaving!! and I'm training!!! ah its so crazy!! Ask mom what that is she will explain! ha ha

Dang I didn't know about the miners. I'll definitely pray for them. I hope all goes well!

That's ballin that you guys beat Timpview! You guys are probably way legit! ha ha Keep up the good work and keep doing your best!

Wow sounds like you made bank at your birthday!!! ha ha That would be way chill to get a flat screen TV in your room!! ha ha I know you can do it, keep saving your money!

Well it sounds like all is going well for you dude and I'm so happy!! ha ha

Keep up the hard work and have a great week!!

Anziano Bona

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Dear Mom and Dad!!!

Yes sir 7 months and counting!!

September was probably the fastest month ever!!! It was such a joke, it went by way to fast!! But it was fun!! It was a good month!!

But ya the weather here is kinda like Utah! It's starting to get chilly some days and it's rained a bit too!! But its OK we just put on sweaters and what not and just look good!!! And sometimes when we are goofing around I wear my nerd glasses and it's just so so funny!! But ya it's still pretty nice here most days!

So just letting you guys know this transfer is a bit different! There are only 5 weeks in it so that means transfers are next week!!! It's crazy!! But this also means that next transfer is 7 weeks long!! So ya' just letting you know!! Next week I'll let you know what's going on!! But for Anziano Gallacher this is his 3rd transfer here so we think he will do one more here, but you never know!! Anything can happen!

But no I haven't received your packages yet!!! :( I'm so bummed!!! I did receive your letter with the memory card in it with the pics and stuff though!!

But guess didn't work that well :( for some reason I could only see like 4 pics and only like half of the video. It'd get to a certain part then just die :( the camera was just being stupid!!!!!! It's really frustrating sometimes!!! ugh!!! But the few pics I did see I liked, so thank you very much!!!! I think that this changing thing is a good idea I just don't know why it didn't work this time!

I'm worried that the packages didn't make it 'cause the Italian service is retarded sometimes and they just take it!!! I pray that's not what happened! ha ha

But ya' I heard about Brian and dad and everyone going to see the priesthood session!!! Jeez you all are so dang lucky!!!! I wanna go to it once I get back.

But ya' I've seen two past conferences so now only 2 more to go!!! But notice that I said past.. not watched... :( Let me explain.... so we go to watch the priesthood one and we set it all up but we only had time to set it up in Italian so we watched it all in Italian and that was chill. It was just different and harder to get all the meaning out of it but it was still ok. Then we come back a little later and set everything up again and the whole ward is there and we are getting ready to watch it and all of a sudden it stopped workin!!! The Internet connection was having some major issues so it totally didn't work and we didn't get to watch any of it!!! :( and I'm bummed cause everyone is like.... dude that one was so good!!!!... And we missed it!!! That's just my luck!!!!! ha ha But its OK.

Yesterday we went to Torino and had interviews with President Wolfgramm and he said we could take so time this week to watch it so I think we are gonna watch a bit of it, but I think to get all of it I'll probably just have to wait for the Liahona to come out in November! Oh well.

It was kinda the pitts 'cause Elaina was there and we were hoping it'd be really good for her to see, but it just didn't work out the way we planned... 50% of the things missionaries plan never work out they way we want!!!! So we just wing it some times and hope the spirit fills in the rest!!!

But ya' she is doing great!!! Her and her sister both want to get baptized!!!! The only problem is they both have a little smoking problem... but don't worry we are workin hard with both of them!!! I know they will get baptized they are both way solid!!!

But ya the only problem now is finding work!! That's been a bit hard lately. And last week we didn't get a lot of chance to do it cause there were 3 families in our ward that were moving so what did they do.... they called up the missionaries!!! ha ha So we got stuck all week moving heavy stuff up and down stairs!!!! It was interesting! And I messed up my back with this one washer that we took up three flights of stairs!!! It was a beast!! ha ha but I've been taking a bit of medicine so I'm feeling a bit better!!!

But is sounds like all is going well back at home!! That makes me so happy! Ya' all my friends out on their missions are doing great too! They are all awesome!! Jeez I miss my boys!!! ha ha but I'm way happy for all of them as well!!! One day we will all party again!! ;) ha ha

But ya things are going great here!!! We are having a blast! The members are great and piano piano (slowly slowly) the work keeps moving along as well!!!

I'll let you guys know about transfers next week!! I love you guys so so much and am thankful for all you guys do!! Wish Brian good luck for me!!! And tell all my friends and the ward hi for me it was so good to see them in the video!!!

Well thanks again and until next week!!! :)
Much love!!!!!!!!
Anziano Bona!!!

What's up bro!!!

That's way cool that now your playing running back and linebacker!! Those are both way fun positions!! Do work out there son!!!!!!

I'm glad math is going well for you! Dude you are way to smart it isn't even fair!!! I hate to admit it but you'll probably be smarter then me one day!!!!

I hope you have a great time at your party!! You gotta tell me all about it next week!!!!

You're right the temple is incredible! When I get back we will for sure go together! I'm glad you felt the spirit there that is so good! It makes me so dang happy! :)

And I'm also happy that you got to chill with your friends and stuff!! Tell Talon and Kache I say hi!! Those kids are ballin too! haha

Well keep up the good work dude and have a great week! I love you soooooo much!!!! :)
Anziano Bona :)

Dude tomorrow is against Timpview!!!???
You didnt tell me that!!!!
You need to go out there and do work dude!!!
Don't be scared you got pads on!! :) ha ha
I love you dude just remember to do your best!!! good luck bro!!!