ok to start, this email wont have very many capital letters. no shift button in the right place here in italy.
anyways. How is everyone. i am doing wonderful here in lecco. such a great place. i didnt really get to see it till friday because when we arrived on thursday we were late for out english class so we hussled over there to teach english to some sisters that want to learn it. way sweet way to get some investigators. there is some non members there that they didnt know how to like touch them with the spirit to get them interested. i suggested a spiritual thought before the lesson so that is the plan. anyways. this place is great. i was kind of skeptical to say anything becuase anziano anderson is way good at the language and i am...not. hahahaha. its okay. friday was great. we started with studies and the regualar and then went to get my promesso. if you live in italy, as a foreigner you need a promesso or you could get deported. and so that didnt not go over too well. we were told the wrong amount for how much it is and so i still havent gotten it. i have one day and then i become illegal but we dont know what we can do, we cant really do anything. its all good though. no one really stops the missionaries and i know that the lord will protect me. we have tried everything.
we started working.. last transfer anziano anderson was in bed with sore throat and then he got a spider bite on his toes and it put him out with infection for like 3 weeks so we basically are starting with no investigators. but i had faith and so has he that we will find some new people. well saturday, we were walking down the street and i dared him to talk to some lady and so he did, she immediately became very interested and told us a lot about her family. we meet with MARIA on saturday. she said that she had been praying a lot for her family and her daughter had a baby with some heart problems. so we are going to teach here about the family can be together forever and the resturation. its going to be good.
sunday was a difficult day. Anziano Anderson chose a street at the highest point in the city. at the top of the mountain. so we hopped on our bikes and started to climb. way high. and when we got the pilazzi, the car gate was closed and we werent going to get in. but i knew that there was someone in there that needed the gospel in their life. i had faith and prayed silently that someone would come around the corner. nothing. pretty diflating. as we were walking away, the gate opened out of no where and so we looked at eachother and walked in. we figured that someone was coming around the corner to come in, we waited for 10 minutes before we didnt anything, and no one came. it just opened, and that never happens. miracle number one. for some reason, i have a lot of luck getting the people on the little thing where we buzz them, they always buzz the door for me. so i get us in the pilazzi and anziano anderson talks to the people. thats how it works. so we got up to the top floor and someone opened the door. a beautiful family of three. Nicoletta and Mauro and Gloria, their little baby. We taught the first lesson to them after they let us in to get some water. (beer was first offered). But we are going back to teach them. Nicoletta was so interested, we left them a book of mormon. hopefully they feel the spirit and want to know more. then, we went down the mountain and we went to another pilazzi and the first door we knock on, another awesome family of four. they let us in and we are going back tonight. THEN we go down one floor knock on a door and the door right next to them, opened up, and it was some people that had just gotten back from a hike, i waved to them and they told us to come in, we talked with them for a while, and they told us to stay for dinner. ONE OF MY FIRST NIGHTS KNOCKING AND I KNOCK INTO DINNER!!! And the dinner was way good. The people here know how to cook. hahaha. they werent interested but told us to come back anytime. Sweet people. Well the night was almost over and we have the lake like 1 minute from my apartment, so we decided to do our nightly walk around the lake. (We do it everynight at about 8 because it is too late to knock on doors, so we just street contact). The first lady we saw, stopped us and poured her soul out to us, I ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD. the language is coming along really well. she said that she has been trying to repent but she feels like redemption will never come. so we teach her tonight and hopefully that goes well.
this place is so awesome. i love everyone. the food is amazing and yesterday i had my first italian pizza. WONDERFUL. I am so blessed with my mission call.
Anziano Anderson went to PIneview and Desert Hills for school. He is great. Always has high spirits and is always saying that faith will make us strong. But we have so much fun doing casa a casa. Door to Door. its like we knock into some insane people. funny stuff. well i love you all. ciao
Anziano Ben Treadway
Via Bovara 1
Lecco, LC 23900