Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pisa #47 So Thankful For My Family!!!



Chen and Lin! Looks a little crowed!


Cara Famiglia e Mama!
Wow so many things could be said in this email! There is so much! But I will definitely start with the fact that I love my family so much! There is nothing in this world that I would trade for them! They really keep me going! I know that when the family is united, there is nothing that can stop them! Nothing! Satin will try to do all that he can but, I know that through this gospel and the teachings of Christ, that families will be blessed and I know that because well of course it is in my family!! I love you all so much and am so thankful for the opportunity I had to speak to you all! Thanks for all that you do for me! I pray for you all constantly! I am thankful for everything, for all the support that you guys give to me!! It was good to see everyone's faces! To hear everyone's voices! But anyway I don't know if it a bad thing or a good thing but you know, after I hung up the phone with you all, it was crazy I wasn't sad at all! I was happy! Happy in the fact that you all are doing so great and the fact that you all support me! I think it is because I realize a lot more on why I am here and my purpose of serving a mission! It truly is to bring the world or italy, the truth of Jesus Christ our Savior! Its crazy because in only 5 months, 5 MONTHS! We will be talking again! Its crazy to think that! Anyway thank you all for everything that you all do and especially you mom and and dad! You all are always there for me!! Thanks a million times!!! 
Ok well mom i don't know honestly it is completely up to you guys, if you all want to pick me up. I support your guys decision! If you want me to come home first, then we come back or you all come, well I support either way! What ever you guys feel and come to agree on that is what you all should do! As the song would say! "Listen to your heart" haha! Anyway yeah i'm fine by whatever you guys say! About school mom I want to start that first semester when I get home so yeah that is just a little heads up as well! So whatever we need to do to start that! That would be great!! Thanks for the help with that. Blake is a baller and i'm thankful for him! All the things that he does for me. Tell him i'm really really sorry for not being specific on when I would call! Tell him that he better know that he is a boss!! I love him lots!! Mom you did great at having everyone over on who I wanted to see! 
Okay so the work now! Well the E............ family is doing good we have talked to them and we should be seeing them in a couple of days please please keep them in your prayers! Also this man that we received a referral from, named Davide! He is from Italy and he is such a boss and has come to church twice and we have taught him the restoration and tonight we will be watching the film with him. It should go well please pray for him as well! I can truly feel my work improving its so awesome! I know that i'm getting more and more attached to the work here! My invites on the street are becoming more and more personal to the people here! I'm really listening to what the people need to say and I know, that what I need to say back to them will be given to me! I had the opportunity to do a scambio with Anziano Devincent! Man that missionary is a stud! Such a hard worker and one of the funniest people I have ever met in my life! I love him! Anyway there are lots and lots of good pictures coming your guys way next week!  Anziano Neff continues to be a boss! Love that kid so much! We are truly working hard to find those elect children that Christ has put in our path! Anyway I need to go. I love you guys so so so much!! I'm thankful for you and dad! I cant even begin to explain how much you guys do for me!! Thanks for everything!!! Remember I have said it before and I will say it 21456342513571285361785367565 more times..... that this church is true! We have a living prophet today! Thats the beauty of it! Thanks for everything!!!
Love Your Son Anziano Scheurn
P.S. everyone in italy loves the fact that you and dad met at a rodeo and they are jealous and they know you guys are bosses and doing a fantastic job in the YSA ward!! Keep it up and you can always ask the Lord for help remember that!! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pisa #46 "The Christmas Call"!!!

Famiglia! Mom                                                                                                                   56.gif
This is going to be a short email because I will see you guys in 3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But anyway so about skype this is what is going down!!
So for skype on Christmas we will be going to the Trexlar family! They are American and they have two computers! With skype! So it will be very easy to skype. The connections should be awesome and if not they will have a phone I can use as well! But anyway I will be calling at 3 to 4! So you need to keep the skype on and loud so you can hear me call! So I will just add you mom and you will get a call from me, my name will be something you will recognize! It will be awesome! So just be ready between 3 and 4! So I would like to have at least Forrest, Conner, Scott and Shayla if they all can! But yeah and then just he whole family!!!!!!!! I love you guys and I will talk to you all in about 2 days!! Sorry this letter kind of BKS but you guys will be talking to me and I will tell you all about the work and so on!! Another in Pisa!!! I love you all so so much!!
Love Anziano Scheurn

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pisa #45 Staying In Pisa and A Adorable Tree!!


Cara Mom!!! and Family!!!!
Well there has been alot that has gone down!!!!! Its crazy I don't know how the heck i'm going to explain everything but, I will need to make it snappy. Ok so first things first! Yup you guessed it TRANSFERS!! Well wouldn't you know I'M STAYING FOR 5 transfers!!!!! Its insane!!!! We received a call from president two days ago and he was like hey is this Anzinao Scheurn! AND I was like yes and... Might I remind you anytime that phone rings and its president, it means business and my heart just goes 1000000000 miles an hour!! Just beating haha! He continued to say so Anz Scheurn i'm going to keep you in Pisa for one more! He said I don't usually keep missionaries in one city for 5 but I feel prompted to! So I will be staying! Anz Neff will now be district leader! So I will be going on lots of scambis with other missionaries in our district! Free will be leaving and he will be going to be a DL in Padova! So thats cool i'm stoked for him but I will miss him a lot, but thats ok because we will be getting Anz Wilkins and Anz Rodrigus they are both in the group under me! They are boss!!! So that will be a ok! Anz Bona will be leaving as well so its just crazy everyone was expecting me to leave and the person who was most expected to leave ended up staying haha! So I will be doing calls for Christmas here!  So it will be cool we will probably go to the Trexlars for Christmas which will be sweet! Hmm mom I will buy a calling card for us two to talk that is cool! And I want to talk to dad individual as well!  You what to do, you are my mom and you know me thats why you rock 110% haha! (in eric's voice) but speaking of Eric if some way I could speak to him too, that would be sick!!!!! Posey should know how to do that or something! Its crazy I will be talking to you all again! it seems like I just talked to you guys! man transfers just go faster each transfer that comes!!! Its crazy! Like I know i'm a missionary and I should be advising you all to go to church but... if you all could just stay home that would be good because I honestly have no idea what time I will call! It will probably be the same as last time around 4 am or so!!! That will be sweet i'm stoked for that!!!!
Alrighty now the good stuff, the work of the Lord!!!! Ok well first I will start with Catherine! Its kind of difficult with her she still has a baptismal date but.. she will be going to China for vacation but she returns Jan 13 so its not bad at all she is still super elect!!!! We see her this Friday so that will be cool and she will go to the Christmas party with a bunch of other investigators in fact! But yeah she is great!!!! Just the nicest and most sincere girl ever! So just continue to pray for her just because prayer is amazing! Next I don't know if I told you guys but.... A couple of weeks ago we found a family doing casa. The family Mendosa! They are from Equator! Well let me just tell you that we saw them for the first time last night!!!!! BOSSSSSSEEESSSS!! So the wife we thought that would not be interested turned out to be so open! And just loved us!!! The dad is so awesome! He actually almost was baptized in Equator!!! So this will be so awesome we just need to pray for them they have a son who is 6 and they are just so great, I cant even take it how awesome they are!!! They said they will come to church Sunday!!! So lets do this, start the font, fill it up! haha no kidding but, they are so great!! The wife read Moroni 10 3-5 and just was astonished! and She continued to say that the husband was just interested and she was just hanging in for the good and how she has never heard another religion because she is catholic but now she is just so interested!! I love them! Other then those two they are our most sincere and strong investigators but we continue to just try our hardest and do what we can! I LOVE THIS WORK!!!!!
Okay well about other things we have some Christmas decorations up which is cool! I will send you a picture of that! We have a Christmas tree! That is 2 feet tall hahaha .Its kind of adorable!! hmm we did some other decorations!! But yeah! What else let me thing here! Sounds like you all are doing great that is so great to hear!!! I love just hearing that the family is doing good!! Thats because you all are amazing in fact, with the lesson with the Mendosa family it just made me feel so proud to bare my testimony about how amazing my family is and the blessings I have seen of the gospel because they live the gospel so well! It was funny Anz Portellano just loves me so much and I love him!! haha he requested me to be his comp for Christmas to president hahahaha he is so great!!! He wants to go to BYU! So thats cool! Neff is great! He is so funny, I love serving with him! He will be a great DL! Mom i'm glad you liked the pictures! 
Ok so thats cool yeah your friend Becky in your ward, knows alot about Italy! There is something called orazu and it is like coffee but its not. I don't know, I don't drink it because I actually don't like it but alot of missionaries do! Italy is great! Its pretty chilly here! I was kind of hoping for a white Christmas but hey thats all good!! Hmm well I will end on a good spiritual thought. I was reading the ensign the other day from 1973!!! or 83 and President Thomas Monson as a apostle! I read a talk he gave and let me just tell you it was one of the best talks I have read in my life!! I'll just quote something he said in it! He said! He was driving to his house one day and there were three hitchhikers! Each of them had a sign and the first said I want to go to Los Angelas! The next Boise! The other said ANYWHERE! He continued to say how we need to have a destination in life if you have a sign that says anywhere, anywhere is also another word for nowhere! We need to have a destination and goal in mind on where we are going with.... the eye on the prize!!!! But anyway it was very very good!
Well I love you all so so so much and words cant describe how much I love you all and you to mom for all that you do! I hope that everything is going well! I cant wait to talk to you all for Christmas!!! I know it will be awesome!!! I will get a calling card for sure!!! I love you all a lot and I cant wait to hear what has gone down!! But just keep up the good work and just remember... that this is the true church and always will be forever! I love you all!! Thanks for everything you do mom!
Love Anziano Rhett Scheurn
I am proud Rhett listened and did not open his Christmas's presents early! (Joe and Walker said he would not wait, just because they did not listen....) 
What a ADORABLE (in Rhett's words) tree! I am impressed!! Good Job Rhett and Anziano Neff!!!!
All dialed in!!! Handsome boy!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fun Pictures!!!!! 12/7/11

Our handsome Boy!! 
I d for sure still SILLY!!!

Rhett's wonderful buddy Anziaon Free, He is from Mesa!!
Anzianio DeVencent visiting the Duomo!
Rhett really loves his companion Anziano Neff!!! November 11
Anziani DeVincent, Free, Scheun, Neff and Chen and Lin!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pisa #44 Baptism of Chen!


POPS!!
Almost one year, I know its pretty crazy next week! But I just need to keep going and not worry about it because I know that the time will go fast!! I can't believe my bro will be getting married! You tell that old girl Walker, that I say happy B DAY!!!! I love him! Yes I would say i'm growing pretty well! I just need to continue to grow!! So I will be ready for the real world when I come home! Dad you are so great and a huge example, I know I say it every week but I just feel like I owe it to you! I hope everything will go well with that cold and the teeth, I will pray for you :) you are a boss!!! and just keep trucking!!!
Love Your Son Anziano Scheurn
Chen Baptism November 26,11
Donald, Anziano Neff, Chen! 

Cara Mama! E Famiglia!!!
Come State!!! io sto bene qua!! I can't believe i'm speaking italian, man I swear its just crazy! I know that i'm able to have the gift of tongues because of the Lord and thats just so awesome to know, that if we do what we are suppose to do.... the Lord will always keep his end of the bargin and, bless us with the blessings we need as long as we are being obedient!! I love it! Its so simple! We all just need to do it :)
Alright mom, I know that sometimes it is difficult, But when i'm in need of comforting, I know that I ALWAYS, can offer up a prayer to my Heavenly Father because he is always listening to us! That is the beauty of having a wonderful Heavenly Father in heaven who loves us!!!  Even though i'm so far away, I have never felt so close to you !!! Its the same with Heavenly Father! Even though it may seem like we are far from him we really are so so so close to him!! HE sends us the feeling through the comforter or the Holy Ghost!! Its great!!! Don't worry the laughter and fun times will continue when I get home so don't worry about that :) it will be great but for now I just need to serve with all of my heart and mind!! I know you and I will be blessed, both of us :)
Mom your just doing so much for everyone and it just baffles me on how you just continue to be so excellent at what you do! The singles ward!, and just being a boss! Its sweet and i'm glad that you my mother! :) it makes me feel great to know that the shower went good! Thats so great to hear! Save me some of that mexican food for when I come home haha! Some Filli Bs (fillibertos!) haha! So everything is going fantastic here in the city of Pisa as always! I have some sweet stories for you! The baptism went absolutely amazing with Chen! He is so great mom, I wish you could just meet all of these amazing people! They are just so humble and awesome! :) but anyway it was very spiritual. I gave a talk on faith and repentance in italian and I think I did rather good thanks to the spirit!! :) but anyway it was another experience to remember in my life :) but some funny story first for you! ok well here it goes..
So the other day we had to go to district meeting and we were in huge rush because we needed to catch a train! So we had to park our bikes! in front of the train station at a pole! where there were other bikes that were parked! So we hurried and we made the train in time which was fantastic! We had a great district meeting and we came home and we went outside and, might I remind you it was pooring rain!!!! haha and sure enough our bikes were.. you you guessed it gone!! Along with all the other bikes! So we thought something fishy was up! We had to call the office to say that they were stolen! I was a little upset! So we called Fratello Trexlar that American to ask him where we could find a cheap bike store for used bikes! He said well if I were you I would go check the police station first because they might of taken your  bike!! So we did and sure enough they were there! It took us an hour to get them back and we had to pay a fine of 15 dollars and might I tell you when we received our bikes, my back rim was bent and Anz Neff's was as well! Luckily the office is going to reimburse the damage so thats good :) but we were blessed by the Lord so much!!
Another cool story is we were walking one night and it had been raining all day but it has stopped so we went and did some street contacting. As we were coming around a corner, I saw a man! I didn't even think about stopping and talking to him! but i'm not even kidding you when I say this, the spirit made me talk to him! I don't even remember how I started the conversation! He was so awesome! He told us how he knows that God will answer our prayers and how he wanted to know the truth! We gave him a Book of Mormon and invited him to church. and he would call us because unfortunately he did not have a phone:/ so thats not cool but we are praying for him like crazy!!! It was such a sweet and amazing miracle!!!!!!!!
Hmm so we have another baptismal date with a girl named Catherine. She is so great, it will be for Jan 13 so that will be awesome! I have a feeling that I will be getting transferred next week so that is a little scary but hey, we will see what happens. It is always an adventure on what will happen with transfers! Alls I know is i'm ready to go to my next city and just baptize! And work hard!! And...Grow! But I will say I will miss Anz Neff! He is such a boss. He is great and we have the same exact humor, he is great! We are still harvesting and trying to find those who are elect and ready to hear the gospel of Christ! Its so awesome everyday is just a new day and I try to do the best I can to just continue with a happy heart and, faith no matter what comes my way! I think that is the key to life! So thats awesome!!! We all need to do the same and just try our best!!
So secondo me (according to me in italian) you and dad are just tearing it up in singles ward!! Thats so sick, it will be cool having my dad as the first councilor in the singles ward, yeah maybe a little scary, but it will be so awesome!!! Tell Joe I congratulate him on the blessing that is so awesome! Joe is a great dad, and well, as all my brothers, I know they are all great! It is so important that we all remember just how we can always grow and improve on everything because, none of us our perfect. But, I love hearing that Joe was able to do that! BOSS!
Well mom I know that this church is true and there is no other church on this earth with the authority and keys that we have in this church! I love just being able to wear a name tag on my jacket saying that i'm a representative of Christ! But even when I come home we should always think that we have the name tag on because, we should always represent HIM in a good way because, HE is our Savior and this is his church!!! Mom i'm thankful for all that you do! And don't worry for sure the next week, I will be telling you what will be going down with transfers! I will tell you also what will happen with skype next week! I will buy a calling card just in case so don't worry it will be glorious! I love you and dad so so so so much, more then words can describe and thank you for everything that you guys do for me!!!! It makes me even more proud that I had two amazing parents to go into the temple with me to receive my endowment a little over, one year ago!! Thank you for everything!!!!!!
Love Anziano Scheurn

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pictures!

Nothing that a little duct tape and plastic will not fix!! 
I think they all have been leaning on the Tower to much!!
Anziani Scheurn and Aranda!