September 29, 2015
When the new missionaries arrive in Rome, they are exhausted. Unfortunately, we keep them moving all day long because taking a nap usually results in worse jet lag. They are eager to be missionaries and become immersed in a new culture. There were only four missionaries in this group so we were able to spend more personal time with them. Along with one of the Assistants, we walked to the street market and talked to people along the way. In the afternoon they rode the Metro to downtown Rome where they were able to see the Colosseum and a few sights along the way. Some of them may never make it back to Rome until the day they return home. We want them to gain an appreciation for the wonderful country and mission they will be serving in. After all, this is the best mission in the world!