Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pictures from the first 6 months.

June 29, 2010. At the Salt Lake Airport leaving for Rome.

President Acerson introducing the two assistants, Anziani Cooper and Herrick,  to President Kelly.  A poignant moment as President Acerson hands over the care of the wonderful missionaries of the Italy Rome Mission. 

July 1, 2010. At the mission home with President and Sorella Acerson and missionaries serving in the Rome Zone.

At the mission home on the first day.

Very first Zone Conference in Sardegna.

Very first Zone Conference in Napoli, Italy

Zone Conference in Bari, Italy.

Assisi, Italy.

Farewell Dinner with missionaries in the mission home.

July 2010. A group of new missionaries from the Provo and Madrid MTC.

September 2010. Elder Ballard and other leaders came to Rome to meet with Catholic leaders at The Vatican.
(L to R) Bishop & Sister Edgley, Elder & Sister Causse, Brother Carl Champagnie, Elder and Sister Ballard.

The Island of Malta!  Malta is one of three islands in the Italy Rome Mission (the other two are Sicily and Sardegna).  Malta is rich with history and is a beautiful island. This is Sorella Kelly with Elder & Sister Tilley, a couple from England who are serving in the Malta branch. 

Zone and district leader training in the mission home.

Caserta Palace

Sorella Kelly with sisters serving in the Rome 2 Ward.
(L to R) Sorella Riffaldi, Sorella Urban, Sorella Kelly, and Sorella Askew

October 2010. A Group of new missionaries from the Madrid Spain MTC

October 2010. Mission Presidents Seminar in Dresden, Germany. With Pres. and Sorella Wolfgramm of the Italy Milan Mission.
With Elder Gerald Causse at the Freiburg Germany Temple.

This Temple will be built in the Eternal City.

Italy Rome Temple Groundbreaking.

A Latter-day Prophet breaks ground for the Italy Rome Temple. President Monson's visit to Italy was the first by a President of the Church in over 35 years.

Pres. Kelly breaking some ground at the Temple Site.

Patriarch and Sister Calabrese.

With President Dinolfo at Groundbreaking Ceromony.

Brother Carl Champagnie at the mission home. Brother Champagnie recently moved to Rome to supervise  the construction of the Italy Rome Temple. He also supervised the construction of the Preston England and Accra Ghana temples. 

(L to R) President Dinolfo, Jason Swenson, President Lord, and President Kelly.
President Dinolfo is from Consenza and is president of the Calabria district. President Lord is president of the Napoli district. Brother Swenson is a reporter with the Deseret News and was in Rome to report on the groundbreaking ceremony of the Italy Rome Temple.

Zone Conference in Sicily

Some of the missionaries serving in Malta came to Rome for Zone Conference. They took a quick tour of the city during their stay in Rome.
(L to R) Anziano Jones, Sorella & Anziano Crawford, Elder & Sister Tilley, Anziano Nielsen.

L to R. Pres & Sister Kelly, Elder & Sister Burt, Elder and Sister Marcucci, Elder and Sister Crawford.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mission Home
(L to R) Anziano & Sorella Marcucci, Brother Calabrese, and Sister Calabrese and their grandson. 
Brother Calabrese joined the church in Italy 25 years ago and is currently serving as Patriarch of the Italy Rome Stake. He also spends countless hours helping the missionaries in the mission office.

December 2010. Mission Tour with Elder Gerald Causse. 

Zone Leader Council at the mission home with Elder Gerald Causse.

New Missionaries from the Provo MTC. December 2010.
Top Row (L to R):  Anziani Wester, Flitton, McAffee, Wright, Schertz, Anderson, Hughes
Bottow Row (L to R):  Anziano Hopper, Sorella Ashman, Sorella Stebar, Anziano Shaw

Christmas Bells

Christmas Party with missionaries serving in Rome.

Pres and Sister Kelly with Anziano Schwing, a brand new missionary from the Black Forest area of Germany. He broke his hand at the Provo MTC and so he had to stay a few extra weeks. His flight to Rome arrived on Christmas Eve. He already speaks excellent english and italian.


  1. We miss you, dear neighbors, but you look (and are) so happy that we'll just have to wait 2 1/2 years for your return. Good luck with everything! Love, Shauna Smith and family

  2. Sorella Kelly - Che forte! Grazie per aver condiviso queste foto. Mi rendono molto gratitudine per il mio servizio a Roma! I can't believe you have such a large mission to oversee. There were 4 missions when I was in Italy. Che Dio vi benedica! Amo gli italiani! Forza Roma! I will look forward to updates. Vi voglio bene, Jen Mantyla Lambert.