Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 21, 2012 Thanksgiving

Well what a wonderful week.  My birthday, was great.  Thakns for all the birthday wishes, and then tomorrow is good ol turkey day. we are going to be celebrating it with our branch here in good ol ravenna.  I love this place. it was great.  Everyone is so driven for missionary work and so the ward is so open and willing to help us.  I love it.  And we have tons of working people that are loving baptism and really want to be baptized.  I am happy for that.  The lord is blessing me for the work that I did.  I love my comp, Anziano Scheurn is just hilarious and so open to find people.  He is going home here in 5 weeks, so this transfer is going to be fast.  I am ready for it too. 
Brandon, Anziano Christensen says hi.  I ran into him at transfers, he is legit and just wanted to tell you to keep up being awesome and working hard in school.  he is legit. 
Ummm...hmm.. I will say that is rather chilly here in italy now.  I am thinking that the snow is coming here within 3 weeks.  I know that we are going to have a white christmas.  Im dreaming of it.  So lets see what happens.  I am glad for this time of the year.  I know that the savior is going to be on the minds of many people.  they are going to be a little more open to listening.  Im ready for the change. 
the lord is swiftening his work and calling more and more missionaries.  I am so excited to hear how many we are going to have here in Italy within a little bit.  Its going to be crazy.  The mission is going to double, or at least get 100 new greenies by summer.  Its goign to be SICK!!!  The lord is doing something big.  I am ready to seee it, bring on the good stuff.  People are getting baptized. 
I love this mission.  I love this work.  thanks for everything that you all are doing for me.  I love hearing from you.  Happy turkey day.  I know that I am failing with writing recently.  I need to start wrting more.  Anyways. 
Anziano Treadway

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 KEEP GOING

So I heard the news.  Another 4 years of the President we have now.  What can you do...keep living the gospel.  There is some reason this happened. I can tell the impact its had here on the missionaries.  We are getting a lot more people starting conversations with us about the President Mormon.  Its okay.  Things will be just fine.  Just keep going with the life as it is and the Lord will bless us.  

First off, the week has been better.  I have been able to really slow down myself.  I have found that I am happier when I am diong finding, after I went to the basics, Faith and Diligence. I am reading right now in the Book of Mormon about Ammon and his brothers.  they went through a lot of stuff and still had problems.  I dont have much to be complaining about.  I am living in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The work is hard, but it cant fail, its impossible for the work of the lord to fail.  we actually just found a family of five.  Amazing, i dont know them but I know that my companion says that they are amazing.  thats just great.  I think that the work is coming back around.  Its going to be all good. I am not worried.  In my ward here, there is another sister that just left on her mission.  We have two out now.  Its really great to see missionaries going into the field.  Its been raining a ton here.  Its made it difficult.  I have been wearing scarves now, who would have thought, me wearing a scarf.  HAHAHAHA.  its supposed to snow here pretty soon.  Who knows.  I just want to thank all of you that are supporting me.  I love you all

I know that things are coming up, birthday and Christmas, let me just say something really quick..i dont expect anything, the best thing would be a wonderful letter and a picture or something.  if you just have to send a package, use a US Post flat rate envelope, cheaper for everyone, but I am doing just great.  I love hearing from you all, thats is better than anything i could get.  Let me also say, transfers are coming up.  I dont know what is going to happen, so Bergamo could be history, who knows, so the mission home is better to send things.  Okay...

I hope that everything is giong well.  I know that you are all great.  Love you
Anziano Treadway

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 23, 2012 Well, What a Week!

I think that I have come to feel what we call pure happiness.  I dont know how to describe it in any other way.  Let me just say that there is nothing else that I can use to describe it.  PURE HAPPINESS!!  And you ask me why???  Well where do i begin.  First it begins with the fact that my little brother is starting his trek on the greatest mission of his entire life.  That is good.  But then it just grows more and more starting with the work here in Bergamo.  YOU ASK WHAT!!??? How many investigators, well lets just say we have had a grand total of 0 for the past 2 weeks.  I am not missing another number.  But let me explain this. 

We havent had any investigators, a lack of lessons and people in church, but why am I so happy.  I know now why I am here.  I have been doing the same thing over and over and now I understand that the reason I am here in the INVITE PEOPLE TO COME TO CHRIST!! I have been inviting tons of people.  YEAH BOY!!  TONS!  And getting tons of rejections...but in the end, i come home happy becuase I am tired and my feet hurtt and I wipe the sweat off my brow and kneel to my lord and say that I have dont the hardest work I could. I talked to so many people and they dont want me...they dont want you.  Bless us with someone.  Well let me recount and story...a couple weeks, a guy pulled his car to the side of us and said, are you the mormons.  HECK YEAH WE ARE!!  Most people think that we are the JDUBS!!! Yeah thats not true.  So we were doing everything and anything that keep him going...well we just met with him yesterday and boom.  THE COOLEST KID EVER!!  23 years old and just wanting to know about us.  He did an exchange student thing in Arizona....and it was a with mormon family.  HE IS LEGIT!! 

But this week I have just grown so much.  I have come to love people right off the beginning, and then it was great that President noticed it.  He just told me to keep working.  I am so happy now.  YOU KNOW IT!!!  And the one thing that tore me down is probably making all of you happy.  The pubblicity of the Hobbit.  GOOD STUFF!! Saw it the other night.  REALLY GOOD STUFF!!  Well you sweet people...i miss you all.  But you wanna here something funny...i have been missing something a lot, MOWING THE LAWN!!  Just the little things.  Keep going hard.  Love the gospel.  IT loves you

Anziano Treadway...signing ou