Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24, 2012 Well, it's the mission

We had a really hard week this week.  I hope you all remeber the girl we were teaching, she was awesome, and we were so ready to baptize her, but her father told us that we werent allowed to see her anymore.  Just as things we looking up, we got shut down.  That was really hard.  I didnt expect it and we got really hit hard, it was hard to do missionary work, to stop people, to stop thinking about the what if we were to baptize her.  It would change her life.  Well I told my president and he said, " I dont  know her but I feel like she will join the church very soon."  That was really good to hear.  She read the entire book of mormon in 5 days.  She knows that its true.  That is really a huge miracle.  I feel good becuase we did our job.  The zone is doing really well right now.  we are looking at about 16 baptisms for MAY!!  That is going to be amazing.  I am really happy that we are going to be kiling it.  I hope that every one is doing well.  its getting warmer here and I know that there is just as good.  I wish that I could hit up the beach, but that isnt happening for a while.  I love my mission. Im exhausted if any of you were wondering.  MAN ALIVE!!  I really am having an amazing time.  My comp and I are loving eachother.  Who knew, me and an about luck.  I love the language.  We are just having a ton of fun together, even though the work is hard.  Keep praying for me please.  We will see miracles.  God loves us.  I promise that. 
Anziano Treadway

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

Hey everyone,
Another week on the job and the blessings are FINALLY arriving.  Its been a long time that we got the invite to come in and teach someone, but when we got it this week, it was from a 17 year old girl, and there was no guy in the house, so we had to turn her down and have her close the door.  Big switch in the roles for a little bit.  But we went and taught her the next day.  SHE IS AWESOME!  Cristina.  She has been struggling with her faith for a while now, and she is wanting to refind it.  So we talked about the Book of Mormon and told her that she would feel better and have more faith if she read the Book of Mormon.  We asked her to read the introduction, and we got the best answer, she said, "You know, I can read this entire book by tuesday, I love reading"  OKAY!!!  You do that.  Hhahahahah.  Well we went back two days later and she explained that she had read a lot of the book and loved the story about Lehi and his dream.  She told us PERFECTLY the entire story.  We taught her a great lesson and she accepted a baptismal date for May 11.  If her family says that is okay, it will be done.  I know that they will because they already told her, if it feels good that she should follow it.  I think that this is huge.  we havent had an investigator, but now we have one that is going to be full of referalls too.  She is awesome. 
AHHH like a breath of fresh air. 
We baptized on Friday.  Destiny asked me to do it like i told you all.  It went well and the pictures are there.  He was so happy to get baptized that he asked everyone to take a picture with him.  He wanted one in the font and everything, but we explained that he couldnt.  He had some major blessings promised in the confermation, so much that even a member got up during his testimony and said that it was the most powerful confermation he has ever heard.  That was good.

Monday we had an amazing mission council with Elder Allen from the Missionary Department of the church.  He is actually like the main person, the boss we will say.  He gave us so much good council. Major help.  All about repentance and how we can help the people that we teach repent better.  Because sometimes we baptize people without helping the repent, we skip that part, or we think that they did it already and we dont make sure, and within a year they are gone because the stain is still there, and they just cleaned it with water, not soap.  So that was major good help.  (that was really bad english) 
I lvoe you all.  You are all amazing.  keep up the good work.  Keep being the coolpeople.  I love you all. 
Anziano Treadway

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 3, 2013

Venice, Italy