Friday, 19 September 2014

Finalmente è arrivato in Italia, Roma

Tuesday 16th September 2014 was the big day, when Sorella Robertson left the MTC with her group and began the long flight to Italy. We were very blessed to receive a phone call from Sorella Robertson while she was awaiting her first connecting flight in Chicago. It was a real blessing, we also said a quick "hello" and "good luck" to her good friend and MTC companion Sorella Brunson, (I'm sure they will be friends for life). We also got our chance to hear Ashleigh speaking Italian for the first time, although we didn't understand all of it, we got the gist of it and are very proud Parents.
It's always an anxious time waiting to hear from your missionaries, but luckily for us President and Sister Waddoups keep a blog and update it with plenty of photos covering new arrivals, departures and Zone meetings.
Finally arrived in Rome
Here's what they had to say about Sorella Robertson and her group who arrived much later than expected.
"Because of airline delays, the missionaries from the Provo MTC missed their flight from London to Rome. By the time they reached the villa, it was nearly 9:00 pm.  They were exhausted and very, very hungry and two of them were missing some luggage.  We fed them dinner and then held the obligatory training meeting where they received training on their finances and permesso packets.  And then, of course, there’s always opening the Golden Envelopes.  As much a we condensed everything that had to be done, it was still nearly 3:00 am before some of them got to bed.  The worst thing was that several of them had to be up by 4:30 am to catch the train.  It’s always a miracle when the pieces all fit together."
Golden Envelope (Finding out first area and companion)
First Area Rome 3, First Companion Sorella Perkins

Golden Singing
Very tired and hungry Missionaries
We really hope that Sorella Robertson hasn't lost any luggage in transit, or that she was not one of the ones up for the 4.30am train.