Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pisa #43 I Love This Church!!!!

Its so good to hear that you are getting over your cold! I'm happy for that! You just need to keep being the boss you are and the Lord will bless you because you are awesome!! And The best Father I could ever have! I'm so thankful for the things that you have made me do in my life! No matter what, even if I didn't want to do it! You never gave up on me, and at the time I was frustrated but now, its just so great and I'm so thankful for that!! I hope your doing well! Your Christmas light decorations are AWESOME! I mean lets get real its not as good as I could do but its good! haha its going to be so cool to celebrate Christmas in Italy, it will be crazy! I'm so thankful for our Savior and I thank my Heavenly Father every night and morning and in between for giving us Him! I love you so much dad! We will have another baptism this weekend. I will give more details in moms letter! I hope your doing well! Thanks for everything!
Love Anziano Scheurn Your Son

Lin, Donald, Anziano Patulo!
Anziano Scheurn looks like he is going to fly off any minute with those long arms!
Good FriiendS!!
Donald and Anziano Patulo

Hey Hey Hey Di Nuovo Famiglia!!
So everything is going as according to plan here in the big Pisa town! We are pretty hardcore up in here so don't worry about that! Its getting cold i'm bustin out the scarf as well as the under sweatshirt! No rain which is fantastic but its a little nippy but I like it! Cruising on that bike it gets cold but I know that I can't compare to Walker in Connecticut so, I'll try not to complain haha! Speaking of Walker! Tell my BROMIE HAPPY B-DAY Tante Aguire!! I love him so much as well as all my brothers!! And Gages B-Day!!! thats crazy tell him I say happy B-day as well! Mom I know that it not really simple in life sometimes but I just KNOW!!! That we can lean on our Savior! As missionaries we really are here to help people join the right church of Jesus Christ but I just love boosting the converter scale in, believing Christ! President Wolfgramm said that, you can ALWAYS convert someone even if it is a 1 to a 3. It always works and I know testimonies play a huge part in that!! WE NEED OUR SAVIOR! I love him with everything I have! And I love My Heavenly Father for giving me a awesome FAMILY! SWEET brothers and SWEET sister who support me like no other!!! Thank you for everything that you do!
So about the work ok well Chen will be baptized this Saturday he past the interview he is so great!!! Anziano Neff will be baptizing him which is sweet. I wish that Lin could baptize him., Anziano Neff is who he chose so thats cool! But anyway, our new converts are still awesome! We found a man named Fabio who has kind of been investigating the church for a while and he is Italian we will see how he goes! He is a little strange but we will try to see what we can do with him! He said that he stopped smoking and drinking and stopped doing the wrong things and wants to feel the spirit more often! We are trying to explain he can have it forever through baptism, and he can have the gift of the Holy Ghost, we are working with him! But other then that nothing to much... oh!!!!! Wait I found out that there is a non active who is from China!! Isn't that a coincidence that we have 3 new converts who are from China!! So there for, I brought up to our Branch President lo monico, if we could go see him with Lin and he said that would be awesome!!!! So we will have a family night at a members house with him and Lin and we will reactivate him!!! I'm stoked for that! We are really trying to find new investigators! A little tough but I know everything will be okay!! I love this work and its so great to serve my Heavenly Father!
So mom Sorella Sarti and Donald and Wang and Lin got there presents and let me just say they love them!!!!!!!! Its funny they had on the green CTR rings and then they received there new ones and they were like yes we are upgraded! haha! they are awesome!! I told Lin to come stay with us for real and I will bring it up to him again because it would be so funny and fun! hmm I love your packages mom thank you so much for them!! I love this work and love trying to help everyone as much as I can O and Sorella Sarti has her frame hanging up with the picture of Christ in it from you!!! She loves it!! She says she wants to send you something hahaha! She is great and loves me haha! We have really gained the respect from the ward here in Pisa. Mom your talk is phenomenal!!!!!!!! I seriously love it!! I want to print it out and use it haha! I will be speaking at Chen's baptism so that will be cool O and another thing i'm working on a tape and I will send it as well. I wanted to send some ties for my brothers and dad and maybe you a shirt and Posey but i'm just scared its going to be so expensive. I will wait to here what you think. Well mom next week I will be sending more pictures! Per tropo ho dementiacto my camera, I forgot it! So I will do that next week! O for Thanksgiving we ate a huge dinner at the Trexlars!!!! I will send those pictures next week I promise.
Mom I love you so much and I want you to know that we really need to think about what Christmas is really about. Its just funny because it has taken me till now to know what it is really about!!!! I love you mom so much! I will continue to do all that I can to serve my Heavenly Father! I know that all of us missionaries in this world, we are here to prepare the world for the second coming!!! I LOVE IT! This church is real and the keys for the priesthood were restored on the earth though the true prophet Joseph Smith!! President Monson is inspired of God and I know that because I have prayed about it! The Book of Mormon is real and draws us closer to God then any other book!! I LOVE YOU LOTS! Keep trucking!
Love Anziano Scheurn

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pisa #42 No More Bed Bugs & Football!!!!

Hey Hey Hey!
Alright well some things have defiantly happened since we have last talked regarding the work and we will see what continues to happen with the work. Chen continues to be the biggest boss ever! Lin helps us with all of his lessons and I swear Chen is so dang smart! I just don't understand how someone who has not even had a Christian background can understand so much!!! The spirit really does work and testify to others, when something is true and that is the beauty of missionary work! Us missionaries if we don't have that spirit to teach with, then we are nothing and we cant get to the hearts of those people who we are trying to help! Even not as missionaries, we need to always prepare ourselves to have that spirit so we can use it and listen to it when ever we need to or whenever we want to! Chen will be baptized Dec 3. Wang is doing good.  We have not been able to see him lately because we think that he is trying to see most of Italy before he goes back to China. Its a bummer and we really want to grow his faith so when he goes back he will be ready to share this gospel with the others! Like you said. he is amazing but I just pray and hope he will continue to stay on this path!! Catherine is doing good! I think she is coming to family night tonight so that will be cool we will try to teach her a quick lesson about the restoration she just really is very busy! She is studying to be a doctor and she works all the time! We will continue to get her involved! We aren't really seeing to much, regarding the work right now! We are still really continuing to try and find the elect as well as really working on getting referrals from new converts and members! I have realized that we really need to start asking for referrals from everyone we come in contact with. But the work will pick up here pretty quick I just know it!
The reason why the work will be picking up as well is because we are actually now back in our wonderful apartment in Pisa! It was kind of a bummer because we were not informed about moving back into our apartment until the day of.... we were informed. So we had to pack up everything and go to Pisa! As we were riding our bikes my back pack ripped twice with lots of cloths in it, so that was no fun but thats ok.. i'm just glad now we will be in our apartment 24/7 so that will be easy and nice. Much easier to find those people who are waiting to here our message! Anziano Neff continues to be a boss, me and him are truly working our hardest to find these people! He is truly funny and me and him get a long so good! So we did play in the Turkey Bowl last Thursday!!! And guess who got 4 interceptions and.. 1 touchdown! Yours truly Anz Scheurn! It was our district verse the other district of Prato and we destroyed! Free tore it up at quarter back!! It was so great to go and throw the football around... it felt great! Tomorrow for Thanksgiving we will be going to Fratello Trexlars to eat a big diner just me and Neff will be going to this so that will be good! So mom I did receive both packages and let me just say that your amazing and did a fantastic job! Lin opened his and he LOVED!!!!! His new CTR ring and always wears it, as well as the necklace!! I will give Donald, Wang and Sorella Sarti the other presents tonight, so I know that they will love them!! Thank you so much for that! I will give those presents to my comp as well. I might be getting transferred right before Christmas so we will see how that goes! Mom that is so great about that girl down the street! Its so great that you were able to use my testimony, i'm so glad that I could have helped with that!! Its truly remarkable when someone enters into the waters of baptism! It makes me so happy so witness it!!! Giving someone eternal life is a huge!!!!!! Deal!!!
So how is the family doing I cant believe in about 30 days I will be talking to you all again!!!! On skype its so crazy how time has just flown by.. I do  not feel like I have been out for almost a year and its that time! I know that when i'm working hard, time is going by faster and I know that its not just like that on a mission but like that in general and you just feel so much better when you lay down your head at night to sleep knowing that you gave it your all that day! That is really what i'm trying to work on! Like i'm doing good as a missionary.. probably, but I know that I can do better! I'm really trying something out, because we both know that I have a million things to work on, to improve, but i'm starting small. It was cool Anziano West my old district leader and comp said you have to start with, little things in your wheel barrel. You cant overload it with things because then its impossible to move! So that is really what i'm trying to do better! I know that I can do better at trying to be like my Savior! Like I have just about a year left and I feel like its not enough time for how many more things I want to work on! Its crazy!
Sono Grato Per il mio salvatore Gesu Cristo! So Che questa e La Vera Chiesa di Gesu Cristo e che Stiamo Preperando Il mondo per la seconda Venuta di lui!!! Io amo Il libro di mormon e che io sono grato che posso leggerLa Ogni Giorno e come io posso Melorare la mia vita! So Joseph smith e stato chiamato come un profeta di restorare la chiesa di Gesu Cristo! S oche Thomas S Monson e un profeta vivente oggi di GuidarCi!
Mama Ti Voglio TANTO TANTO Bene!!
Thanks for everything that you do and the blessings that you have given me every day, and the example that you and Pops were to me, and are to me! I LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!!!!!!!
Love Anziano Scheurn
"Our Italian Footballer"!!!
Anziano Bona!
Anziani Free!
 Anziani Neff, Free, Bona, DeVincent and Angel!!! I love this district honestly one of my favorite districts overall so far!!! Bosses!!! Your Looking at Champions I will just tell you that much!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pisa # 41 Zone Conference

Anziano Scheurn, Free and Bushman! (not sure why Anziano Scheurn has a striped jacket on!)

Cara Famigila and Mom!
So how has it been going? Everything seems like it is going good at the Scheurn residence as always because of this wonderful and amazing gospel that I thank the Lord for everyday, that I have the chance to share it with those I love, the people of Italy and China hahahaha!
Ok so speaking of China.... we had a very good lesson with W...., and so we went to his house ready to speak to him about the word of wisdom. He was very depressed so we were wondering what was wrong and it turns out one of his best friends who he was rooming with had moved back to China.. and he has failed his classes in school.... which is not good so he can not renew his permesso.. because of that.. so he does not know what he will do.. but we went on to tell him that through Christ we can do anything and how we know that he came to Italy for a reason and that was to learn of this wonderful gospel. so that is good we will keep up with him. Please keep him in your prayers! I shared Mosiah 24 14-15 with him and he just cried like crazy the spirit was so strong! I love him so much!!!!!!!!!!! Such a boss please pray for him. 
Lin!!!! Continues to be the most elect person I have ever met in my life! He is going to institute and is just balling it up. We have played b -ball with him a couple times. Lin, Wang and Chen and they are little b -ball playas! I love that kid so much! I received the Christmas package. Everyone was like, what the heck Scheurn you have a huge package! I'm like o yeah you know I do!!! But anyway no its going amazing! Lin is amazing mom. I want him to come stay with us, he wants to go to BYU, he is sick!!!! So Chen is continuing to progress to amazing!!!! Lin helps us with those lessons because of the language and he is a boss. He will be baptized Nov 26!!! I love them ALL so much, the most humble kids in the world, I'm not even kidding! The ward absolutely loves them! Wang brought another friend to church as well named Catherine! THE MOST ELECT EVER!!! I love her she is a awesome and loved church! She is coming to family night tonight so I will let you know how that goes!!! The work is going amazing! Anziano Neff is a machine I love that kid so much! A great missionary!!
Hmm so what else ok, so about the whole Livorno situation, yeah we will be with the Livorno Anziani for a while. I know that because they are coming to look at the infestation today that's right... I said it... the infestation!!! Its insane! Its very very very hard to do missionary work right now but, me and Anziano Neff are really doing the best we can to use our time wisely and be able to find those people who are waiting for this wonderful message! So we will be staying in Livorno for a bit! Tomorrow iis football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so stoked!! It will be the La Spezia district vs the Prato district!! They are going down!!!! Its me, Neff, Free, DeVincent, Bona and Angel on a team!!! We are going to tear it up!!! I'm stoked! Its one hand touch so that will be fun! I will send some good pictures of that next week,... you can run and tell that! Man about Aranda that's crazy! Yeah he started kind of chillin up at the mission, I liked him alot. I learned alot but just a HUGE shooter, but that's okay though a good missionary that's crazy, small world!
Man the wedding I cant believe Walker is getting married!!! Its absolutely insane! I love him so much and am so thankful he found the right one! He is such a boss and a stud! Great brother and such a great example for me! ALL my brothers are and especially my dad is the biggest example! Just a stud and just continues to do what he does to be the man!!!   Its so great to see peoples testimonies grow! That's the beauty of testimonies!!.
So we had zone conference the other day and it was amazing as always!!!! President Wolfgramm and Sorella Wolfgramm just do such a great job at putting it on! The spirit is just so strong in those meetings! I wish I could just bring that spirit everywhere with me when I leave those meetings! We watched a movie called 17 miracles! I recommend watching it! It was amazing. It is about the pioneers and everything that they went through and it is truly remarkable!!
Mom I'm so thankful for this gospel.. Wow small world!! I'm sitting, doing email and one of our new converts walked in named Marlinn! she is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her husband is the convert and she was born in the church, they are from Congo. They are so amazing and come to church every Sunday and share their testimonies, I love them!!!
Mom well I know that this gospel is real and I know that we are here in life to grow! Thats the beauty of having a wonderful loving Heavenly Father who loves us!! Mom I know that Thomas Monson is a prophet of God and I know through Joseph Smith the church of Jesus Christ was restored! I'm truly and especially thankful for my Savior who died for us and is the perfect example that we NEED to follow! Mom I Love you so much and I love dad so much!!!! Am thankful for a wonderful and outstanding family who supports me! Keep  those prayers coming, like I always say, because I know that they work!! Just know that your son is doing all he can to find those who are ready to be received into the fold and MIRACLES ARE REAL, they happen everyday! Its sweet!!!
LOTS and LOTS of Love
Love Your Son Anziano Scheurn

We wonder why we can't find shirts with long enough sleeves. (But I wonder why Rhett is the ONLY one with his arms up!)
(not sure of this Anziano name. If anyone know let me know.)

( not sure of the name)
*below* Rhett's great friend and room mate from the MTC. Anziano Portalano from France!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Italian Cook!!!

Can't wait for Rhett to get home and do some cooking for all of us!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pisa #40 "Bed Bugs"!!!

Buona Novita!!
O so and get this as I'm emailing YOU! We receive a call! and they have changed Leadership Training for the this Tuesday so that way that Thursday!!! We will be playing FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole zone will be coming! President gave the ok!! and Frattello Trexlar will be putting it on!!It will be boss I got my game shoes on baby!!!!!
La Famiglia!
Ok Well first things first let me just say so much weight has been lifted up from my shoulders because you finally have received those pictures! I'm pretty stoked for that! There are some good ones in there!!!! haha but yeah thats very great you all received them!
Ok so about the work!!!!!!! ANOTHER BAP DATE!!!! yup thats right I said it... another! The Lord is just doing so much amazing things for us! I can't even tell you how thankful I am for that! So last Sunday me and Anziano Neff who is a boss!!!!!! BTW he is form Salt Lake City and I know what you are thinking Salt Lake I mean come on... haha but he is so sick mom we just quote Sandlot all the time haha he is a boss and we work so so so hard! Its so great going from the last companion to NEFF! He is a boss!! Truly! But anyway we were praying our hearts out because we have gave it all we got to invite people unto Christ last week! Last Saturday! we were just praying to have some investigators in church!!! So sure enough a old past investigator Gi Gi came to church for the first time in 5 YEARS!!! Its crazy he is moving up but right now he is kind of busy because of tests for school but we will call him next week and invite him to church again he is from the south he is a boss! BUT Lin and WANG brought a friend to church!!!! His name is Chun and he is SWEET!!!!! He showed up in a tie of Wang  and Lin translated for him in  Gospels Principles!!! So we gave him a Book of Mormon in Chinese and he accepted and we asked him if we could come over that night to talk about it and about our message and he said yeah!!! So Lin and Wang were there to help translate of course but Chun speaks perfect English but there are some of those big words that we needed Lin to translate so that was a help! So we introduced to him about prayer and he was picking up on it so fast!!! We taught the Restoration! and he LOVED IT!!!! We invited him to pray night and morning! So the next appointment we had was with Sorella SARTI who is SO AWESOME!!!!!  Lin and Wang  came again! We focused the second lesson on Jesus Christ and the example he was for us and how we needed to follow him and be baptized! We asked what he remembered from the last time we spoke to him and he said the WHOLE Joseph Smith story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He prayed in English in the first lesson as well I forgot to mention that!!! He was so stoked to do that as well! But anyway we invited him for the 26 of November to be baptized and he said he needed to pray, but he LOVES everything and I know for sure he is going to be baptized! I will start making the baptismal calendar and a little in  Chinese again!! He is a boss!!! He said I knew from the first time I met you guys that I needed to change my life!! HE IS SO SICK!!!!!!!!!!!! So thats the biggest thing right now! Donald is still a boss! We are still trying to work with Azula and we just continue to talk to everyone about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ... its amazing!!!
So it sounds like everyone is doing great at the Scheurn house which is awesome!! I'm so stoked for SKYPE its coming up pretty quick here!!! So I will let you know what I would like to do! I have a feeling that I will be getting transferred right before Christmas which I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing but we will see! So get this we are now staying with Livorno Anziani! Because..... YOU READY.... yup you guessed it we have BED BUGS!!!! YES! So we are peacing out of that apartment for a while and they are going to go in there and exterminate basically they just need to exterminate the whole place haha! But awh its all good we are doing great! Its just sort of stressful because we have to take a train to our city everyday and just baahhhhhh its pretty stressful but I know with the Lord I can do anything! I just need to keep trying and do what I do!!! So Mom I'm so stoked that you sent the box! I will be looking forward to that! Transfers were good I saw a lot of people from my group! Smith, Portellano, Wilkey, Warren and more so that was pretty fun!! Hmm so what else is going down here int he mission I think thats about it! That news is so great!!! Man I love this work so so so so much and I'm so stoked I can serve the Lord for a full two years! Its so great! My testimony has just sky rocketed man its going to be so great when I get home and just how easy life will be because of a wonderful and amazing mission that is preparing me for life!!!Mom I'm so thankful for the Lord in my life! And how great HE is and everything he does for me and that he sent his Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to atone for us!!! Well I need to go sorry I didn't really have much more news but I love you so so so much and I love the family so much and we will be talking soon!!
Anziano Scheurn

I think the Anziani need to keep up a little better!!! 
Thank Goodness This place is being fixed up!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Random Pictures!! 2011!!!!

Pisa Italy July 2011!
I LOVE this book!!!!
Pride to be American!!!
Our Sweet Boy!!!!

Handsome Italian Anziani!!!
Always pushing the limits!!!
Crazy Fun P-Days!!!!
So EXCITED to shop on the American Military Base in Pisa!!!! LOG CABIN!!!!!
Looks like someone is hungry!!!!
I think Lin thinks Anziano Schuern is....Somewhat NUTS!!!!
Donald !!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pisa #39 Donald and Nuova Compagna!

Anziani Free and Scheurn, and Donald!! Oh HAPPY Day!!!
"Silly" Anziani with Donald!
A day Donald will never forget!! Anziani Free, Patulo, Scheurn and Devincent. (notice the water or lack of water in the font!)
Familgia!!! Mom!
Come State! Io Sto Benicimo!!!
Ok so first things first lets talk about transfers!! Transfers are going to be so sick! So tomorrow we will head to Milano, to do transfers! I will be receiving a nuova compagna named, Anziano Neff!!!!!!!! I hear he is a boss and I have met him before!  He has been out just a little longer then me! He is sick! I'm so stoked to work with him!!!! It should be fun but we will work and see so many miracles I know it! But yeah thats transfers, it will be sweet I will be able to see Anz Smith, Portellano, Wilkey and Bushman at transfers so that will be sweet i'm stoked for that!!!!! But that is what is going on for transfers! I will probably be here for one more transfer then I will probably leave! But that is transfers!! Free is staying so thats awesome!!!
But anyway about the work! So things are going pretty good I would say! So about Fillipo we haven't really gotten a hold of him but hey we will give him some time he says that he is just so busy and he gave us his mothers number so we will keep trying to get a hold of her because he said that she would probably have interest but we have not gotten a hold of her yet!! But we will continue!
Azula! Hmm we are still trying to work with her but I just don't think that is will happen because she does not want to take the time to act and pray and read for herself to find out the truth so, I don't know about that we will be giving a drop lesson real quick here, its sad but its got to happen!
O My goodness I cant believe I forgot! Donald was baptized!!!! OHHH YEAH!!! It was so sick! He is such a bog and huge boss!!! I LOVE him so much! It was crazy so our ward mission leader said go 4 hours ahead of time to fill up the font so we did and guess what when it came time for the baptism it wasn't even half way filled up yet..... so we were filing buckets of water up and dumping them in! Wang and Lin were there helping too!!!! They are so sick! But anyway sure enough that water was bad.. it was a little brown..... not cool at all.. but we apologized to Donald telling him how sorry we were and luckily he is so sweet and was like do not worry about it... so thats cool but I still feel terrible.. so when he was baptized it wasn't full enough and he had to get dunked on his back.... all the way in on his back, but he did amazing!!! My talk was good I recorded it!  But it was good the spirit was so strong! I loved it, its so great to see people receiving eternal life.. makes me so stoked!!! We will be teaching him about priesthood this week and he will receive it soon!!
Ok so we found a family!!!!!! They are from Equator!!! They are so sick the husbands name is Tony! So when we found him on the street he was smoking a cigarette but when he saw us he said he felt so ashamed he stopped smoking!!!!!! Its so sweet! We went with a family from Equator in our ward and they are really fellowshipping them into the church so we will teach them the plan of salvation this week and they will receive dates, I know it because when we gave him a soft invite he said of course!!! But we know he need more knowledge!! So thats sweet! But he has a family of 4!!!!!!!! So please keep them in your prayers!!! I want that family to be an eternal family so bad!!! Other then that we are still trying to find the elect and I know we will with the help of the Lord and we need to continue to do all that we can have faith and the Lord will do the rest!!!  Hmm okay there are some new coverts in our ward as well who were baptized in Sicily and they are form Congo!!! They are so boss!!!! I love them so much the wife has been a member but we just baptized the husband and they are so solid!!!!! Okay well about me here nothing else is really going on its so good to hear that you are going to the temple mom! The temple is amazing and the most sacred place on the earth!  Plus your amazing anyway! Bummer about Williams Field but hey thats okay they will still be fine I know it! 
Mom I love this church and I know its true and i'm so grateful for a family who is so strong in the gospel! I know that it will bless each and every one of us!!! Make sure your reading those scriptures too! I mean you probably already know that but they are so great and I know that most of us take them for granted at times. But anyway I need to go and play some b-ball with Anz Free, Devincent and Wang Xiang, Lin and more!!! Lots of Love!!! Lots and lots of LOVE!!! Thank you for everything you do and I pray for you all nightly and morning! Keep doing what you all are doing!!! Lots of LOVE!!!!!!!!!
Love Anziano Scheurn