Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 ANOTHER ONE

The other was the GENERAL GENERAL one, this one is a little better.  Things are going well in Padova.  This sunday, I was sitting in church and the bishop had me come up to him during the opening hymn and he asked me to PRESENT myself, not to hard.  Then he asked, and as a good missionary, do you have a 10 minute talk read to give, we are missing someone...great...that is what I thought.  The answer I gave was of course yes...and so that was where my hurrying began.  I started immediately to prepare my talk on faith and having it be the most basic, yet most important part of our life and church.  I got up and gave my testimony and gave a great talk and really presented myself and who I am.  I made everyone laugh, and really got things going. I love the ward.  They are all super supportive. On saturday, we had a great service project and we collected a whole buunch of food for the needy.  It was a great week.  I really am enjoying my time here in Padova. From President, I got another assignment to find ANOTHER apartment but I have a week to find it.  This is goign to be a difficult one, but I know that I will be able to do it.  I am going to the city to find it, I basically am the new apartment finder for the misson apparently.  well, that is what the lord wants me to do.  Thanks for everything that you are doing.  You guys are getting awesome.
Love you

May 29, 2013

Hey everyone..things are going grea.t  We are having a good time here in Padova now.  The ward is awesome and they are really active in the missionary work, so its a big help to have them.  We have been doing a lot of less active member work and things are going greaT.  The lord really is on our side.  They are really happy to have us over and help them with their spirituality.  I know that what we are doing is a good thing.  Life is just moving like usual.  I dont know what I am doing, but it is going well.  I love Italy.  I love the people that I am working with.  The Italians are great.  Lets just say, they are really nice, and they are doing a lot of good things.  We are just there to help them do even BETTER things.  The church is true and I am so happy that I am representing it.  Being a missionary is an amazing experience.  The BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE!  Love you guys
Anziano Treadway

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 PADOVA

So I got transferred to Padova, but the address to my apartment hasnt changed.  I still live in the same place.  But anyways.  I am super happy that we are working in this city now.  Mestre was a personal hell for me, I just had so many hard times and things were just pushing and pushing and pushing me to the point of break.  But now that we are here in Padova, things are a lot better.  I am a whole lot more relaxed and I can breathe.  Its been a long time, a really hard, long, difficult period of time on my mission, but things are definitley different.  We are planning a really sweet concert for the 8th of June. Its going to be basically for the missionaries to get some referalls and hopefully it works out.  I know that things are going to go well.  We have some major talent in the district and zone so we are going to kill it.  We just need to do anything possible to keep the work going.  This could be something good. Anways, the ward is amazing.  The people are really happy to have another companionship to help with the work.  I am really happy to be that companionship.  We are working really hard.  I am really tired,but that is a good sign.  
Love you all
Anziano Treadway

May 16, 2013

Real quick.  Things have been difficult, but I just keep my head up and know that everything is going to be okay. Love will always find a way.  One of my favorite songs said that...found it on the mission.  Anyways, I know that all of you guys are doing great.  We had a really great mothers day.  We had a young 17 year old come to church for the first time in a while and surprised his mom.  She was bawling.  It was really touching, some of the best feelings on my mission.  Its great.  Other than that, I love Italy...time is flying.  Miss you guys
Anziano Treadway

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 1, 2013 MESTRE

 Hey everyone, 

I am still here serving in Mestre.  Transfers just passed and I thought that somehting was going to change, but Anziano Modugno and I are still together. I am really happy about that.  I was afraid that I was gonna get moved again.  I Love Mestre, the ward is....great.  And the city is really nice, and the poeple are really cold, but that is okay, the weather is finally warming up and so the poeple shoudl be too.  We actually had some success this week.  We found some families.  They seem to be really cool.  We acutally went to see a less active family and we found a person there.  They really had lost the church, because there was a lack of communication from the misskionaries to the members but now, we are back and helping them to get going in the churhc.  Their friend wants to hear the lessons and hopefully we can get her with a date here on Saturday.  THat would be really nice.  We also knocked into an awesome lady that is married to a muslim, but he was really cool and let her listen to the lesson and she took the book of mormon.  Things are looking up. I am really happy right now.  This week was a lot better than the others.  Thank goodness.  I really needed to have a little bit of success.  We will see what this next transfer brings us. There are another 31 missionaries coming into the mission.  That is unheard of.  And half of them are sisters.  I think that there are now like 66 sisters inthe mission and 10 of them are in my zone. GREAT!! The work is going to be exploding.  I hope that all of you are well.  i know its been a while since you have heard from me, at least some of you, but now I finally figured out this email thing so I can send this email to more people.  I was a little confused before, but now I am on a roll.  I miss you all and Hope that you are all doing wonderful.  VENICE IS JUST AS BEAUTIFUL AS USUAL!!  Today is a beautiful day.  Hahhaha

Love you all

Anziano Treadway