Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013 Some Pictures

Sorry.  The week was great.  Things went super well.  We are hoping to see some good stuff coming up this week.  I hope that all is well with you all.  Just to let you know, we are helping now, 2 people get to baptismal dates.  Things are looking up.  Love you all

Enjoy  Anziano Treadway

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 20, 2013 HEY YOU!!

So things are going great here in Italy.  I am nearing the end of my mission and that just makes me pump it up a little bit more.  We are doing a lot of Area Book and finding old investigators that just couldnt get baptized then and we are starting to teach them.  We found this girl, she was amazing, Cristina and she is just getting so prepared.  Right before we went to her House, she waas praying that the Mormons would come back to her house and now she has a baptismal date.  This is going so well.  i hope that the sisters can teach her well, because she is such a ready investigator!!!  We are meeting with some really cool less actives too, just trying to help them back into the church. We arent really having much success with getting people from stage one, of not knowing anything, and meeting them on the street, to stage two, where we get into their house for a meeting.  We are just trying to get them to step two.  I hope that it works.  I love what I am doing.  I am really excited for what is to come as I keep working hard.  I am trying to reach 5000 contacts before I come home. Its going to be a challenge, but I can do it.  I love you all and I am praying for you.  

Love you guys
Anziano treadway

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 How Is It??

So I am here in Genova still with my companion.  I am having a great time again training.  We are having a lot of success with finding people.  He is doing a really good job just going out and doing the work.  We are finding a lot of people that are interested in the message.  Just as a little miracle, i have never had success with English Class, but finally someone wanted to know more.  He is 17 years old and he is awesome.  We are taking it slow with him, but he said that he would come to church so we got to hit on that.  Its going to be a fun time teaching him.  I hope that he takes to the message.  He is reading he Book Of Mormon as of now, so we are going to try to help him  forward.  

Just a really cool story.  Two days ago, I needed to make some phone calls, and set some appointments up, so while we were in the park, i sat down, but I told my comp to go talk to a girl that was just sitting there on a bench.   I saw her and felt like we needed to talk to her, but I thought it would be a good oppurtunity for my comp, still in sight and sound, dont worry, but an oppurtunity to practice some italian.  It was great.  He went and started to talk to her and her boyfriend came over and started to listen and then they wanted to know more, so he got there phone number and we have an appointment with them.  To make it even better, the next day, same thing, I had to make calls and he went and talked to some guy and boom, another appointment.  YEAH!! My comp is just killing it out here.  

things are going really well. We are working really hard and I feel like I have never been better.  I am reading Preach My Gospel daily and that is the key.  Just following that has been such a big help.  

Love you guys

Anziano Treadway

August 7, 2013 It's Really Hot!!!

You could be thinking that I am talking about the weather, and you are right, its really hot right now.  ANd I am just dripping always, and we played some basketball today with an investigator so we are just really dying right now.  I am really tired....its really hot.  

And then if you want to know about the work...its really hot, and we are doing some really good work right now.  I have seen some of the coolest miracles lately, just striving to teach lessons and help people come unto christ.  I have seen a huge difference when we started to read Preach my Gospel again, just training,we do that kind of thing.  Yeah, but we are seeing some good miracles from it.  I hope that we are able to see some baptisms that could come from this stuff, this work that we are doing.  On Sunday we saw a good looking miracle, we got a cancellation and so being the good trainer I am, hahaha, i put on the big boy pants and we went to work, i knew that we were there for a reason and we needed to find the person.  About the last 5 minutes that we had, i told my comp to talk to some people, and he tried to stop some poeple, nothing and then last person, he asked her about her thoughts about the purpose of life, and nothing, but wait, she stopped in her tracks, turned around and said, WAIT WHAT did you say.  and i was like, NO WAY!!!!!  We started to talk to her and she was really having a hard time with some questions about her parents that had passed away about 30 years ago at the same time, leaving her alone and she wanted to know why...well we had some answers, and we began to tell her, and she told us to come back the next day.  We went and BOOM amazing lesson.  It was just a great lesson, we answered questions using the scriptures...key point.  And her husband said the prayer...yeah.  RIGHT AFTER, this guy stopped us at the bus stop and we started to talk to him and he asked about us, and we started to talk, he had some questions about life too,and things were just falling into our lapp....WOAH!  We are going to see both of them this weekend..AMAZING!  Its great.  I love God, he loves his children.  

I love you guys.  God is a god of miracles.  Remember that

Keep Ballin
Anziano Treadway

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July 31, 2013 Ciao Tutti

Buon Giorno a tutti voi

I hope that every one is doing wonderful.  I am just great.  I love where I am right now and I love that I am working so hard.  Its really paying off in time, I know that.  We really arent teaching any solid people, there isnt much progress going on, but there are going to be some really great people getting into the baptismal font here sometime.  We are working on it.  My new companion Anziano Erickson is from Puyallup, Washington...I think that you served there dad, but I dont remember if that was one of your ever been there??  He is great.  We are having a great time together and we are working hard.  I dont think that there is any better way to train a missionary than to work him out of his shoes right in the beginning.  So that is what we are diong, we are hitting the streets, we are teaching people and we are trying our hardest to find some new people to teach.  I have got to say that this is probably one of the best cities to start in, and that is why there is always a bunch of missionaries that are doing it.  There are a few missionaries that just came in from California.  One from Gridley Ca and one from Red Bluff, CA...and I think that is Uncle Dee's stake, isnt it.  Hahaha small world.  I dont remember his name, but he is here.  But it was great to see all the new missionaries, and the old.  I was one of the oldest in the mission training, meaning, there were two people who had been in the mission longer that we training, out of 31 or something.  Mamma.  But I am having a great time.  I think that old investigators have to be some gold in the making, i have made some phone calls and have set up 9 appointments with potential investigators this week.  Its been awesome.  I hope that they all come through for me, and we are able to teach them.  Things are great here in Genova, here in Italy.  Love you guys

Anziano Treadway