Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 5, 2012 Change of Heart

Good Morning all you.  i hope that this gets to you all happy and healthy.

I hope that you have had a wonderful week.  I have had a week to remember.  It was nice and rainy, and the Lord was just giving us the miracles.  I was so happy.  I dont know what else to describe it as.  First, Wednesday we went to Citta Alta, the high city of Bergamo for Pday.  Super nice.  Super beautiful.  I have been so blessed with the cities.  Today we are returniing to lecco to show my companion the beauty.  Then thursday.  Thursday was the coolest day of africans that we have had yet.  They are just so happy to hear the work of God.  I am so happy to share it with them. Destiny is this one african that is just loving the word of God.  He doesnt have a job so he is always able to talk with us.  This week we told him to read the Book of Mormon 10 minutes a day and it will change his life.  I told him to just open it up and the Lord will bless him with what he needed to read.  So I opened it up, and I found the lord wanted me to read Alma 12.  yeah, boy didnt I have need of that.  It was amazing to see that the lord works in that way.  When we use the faith that we have, he will always guide us to the right people.  thats what happened about two weeks ago.  We had planned to see and talk with a man that had a blue shirt on and sunglasses, on his head, not on proprio.  So Anziano Thomas went out on the Scambio with Anziano Hess and found the guy.  Moreno.  We taught him on  Friday, and he is so golden, so ready to accept baptism.  So ready for the gospel, and so we taught.  During the lesson, i felt really strongly to ask him, " Moreno, vuole essere battezato."  Do you want to get baptized.  He said yes, and boom.  Gave him a date for something quite close to my heart.  September 29th ay ohhhh.. happy birthday brother.  someone is getting baptized.  

natacha is just doing amazing.  So amazing that she came to church for the first time this sunday.  how good a day it was.  We were wating for someone to come (moreno) and some african guy was walking down the street.  We didnt know who it was and boom, he started to wave.  IT WAS DESTINY!!  he was dressed in his african suit.  Just looking so good and ready to come to church.  We brought him into to Gospel Essentials.  he just said so loud, GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!  Hahahah.  I was laughing so hard.  These past two weeks I have had the amazing oppurtunity to Translate for the Africans from Italian to English.  Its been wonderful being able to bring the gospel to them even when they come to churhc.  But Natcha looked great.  Dressed really nice and she loved it.  She decided that she is going to have her entire family this next week.  that should be really sweet.  If they come, what a miracle.  her 17 year old son is really amazing.  he is just such a stud.  he wants to learn more about the church so he can understand why his mom is always changing churches.  its great to see how the lord prepares people.  

I have been so blessed with the love and support and sometimes the help that you give me in my mission.  i have not taken full advantage of it yet.  Its time for things to chanbge.  I love you all so much for the things that you are helping me to do.  I know that you pray for me.  I know that things are going well for you becuase I am praying for you.  I love you all.  I want you to know that.  WE TAUGHT 20 LESSONS!!  6 NEW INVESTIGATORS!!  TONS OF FUN!! And a great scambio to cap off the week.  I know that its time for me to work, so thats what I am going to be doing.  I pray for the love and support needed.  Thanks for everything you do.  

Love Anziano Treadway