Monday, August 10, 2015

Mistretta, Sicily

August 8, 2015

We went to the little hilltop town of Mistretta, and spent a busy, busy day with the senior couple and two elders who serve there.  We visited the cute little town of Santo Stefano di Canastra that is famous for it's pottery in hopes we could visit a member, but she wasn't there, so we settled for eating a delicious granita to cool down.  We returned to Mistretta where we ate lunch prepared by a blind member--rabbit and fruit.  Michael gave priesthood blessings to a dying woman and her two children.  The three young women in the Branch (who are the only youth) played the piano for us.  The senior sister serving there is teaching them to play.  It will be such a blessing for the tiny branch.  We ate dinner with the only member family.  The next morning we drove along the Mediterranean Sea back to Palermo to attend church in two of the branches there.

Hibiscus tree

The history of Mistretta goes back 4000 years.  It is said the bones of two giants were found in a cave.

Mediterranean Sea

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