25 February, 2011

Cos'e Stato. . .(What has been)


This week was a transfer week, which means it has been even busier than normal! And we are in the process of moving the mission office! There is always so much to do, and lots of commotion and excitement in the air.

We were blessed to welcome 16 new missionaries into the field. We are excited to get to know each of them better and to see each one of them grow in the gospel and as individuals.

Here come our new Italy Milano missionaries fresh out the doors from claiming their baggage!

Benvenuti Tutti!

Anziani Bushman, Cluff, Ellsworth, Jeter, Murray, Parrish, Portellano, Russo, Schuern, Smith, Terry, Warren, Webb, and Wilkey; Sorelle Maciel and Mondelli.


Anzioni Barthel, Bartholomew, Bevan, Brawdy, Casuto, Collins, Coombs, Cozzens, Cressman, Fairbanks, Gallacher, Hunsaker, Merrill, Millar, Motley, Perkes, Pilcher, Turner, Wells, and Wiederholt; Sorelle Jacobson and Yonnet.

But, like every transfer, when you welcome new missionaries, you also have to say goodbye to old missionaries. These missionaries have served incredibly well and we will miss all of them! We are grateful for their service, smiles, and wonderful examples. We know each of them has a bright future ahead of them.

Che Sarรก . . . 
March 2011
Week 1:  Leadership Training;  Verona Stake Conference
Week 2:  Zone Leader Council;  Specialized Training
Week 3:  Specialized Training;  Firenze District Conference
Week 4:  Zone Conference


  1. They totally look like deer caught in the headlights, don't they? I'm so proud of them all, especially that Elder Webb. What a GREAT missionary he'll be! Go get 'em, little brother!

  2. Mi ricordo quando io sono arrivato, fresco fresco, in Italia come missionario 40 anni fa. So much excitement and anticipation at the airport and at the mission home, wondering who will be one's first companion and in which city.
    May the Lord bless and protect you all as you spread His message of peace in a turbulent world.

    Il babbo di Sorella Elizabetta Willey

  3. well ...my son is already serving in the Milano Mission (Anziano Bona) however I had the pleasure to meet Anziano Cluff in the Provo Temple when he was going for the first time..I didn't know him but ...for some reason the Spirit prompt me to ask him where he was going to serve and he told me...then I also I found out that he also knew my son since they went to the same Seminary class....wow..what a moment!

  4. We are argentinean and our son Anz Zanni is serving in the Milano Mission since one year ago, yesterday he was moved to Rimini and recived a new companion who just arrived to Italy. We are so proud of him. He is preaching the gospel in the land of our ancestors. Great bless!
    Virginia Zanni