Thursday, April 26, 2012

#63 Bolzano... About to Explode and... FRUITY PEBBLES!!!!!!

Cara Famiglia!!!!
Okay first let me just tell you all right now!! THIS COMPUTER BKS!!!!!!!! I'm experiencing some just enormous lag!! Hey its all good because where there is a will there is a way and I got the will!! haha so anyway FIRST I'm going to start out with the work! Let me just tell you its kind of on fire right now! About 2 weeks ago in zone conference president gave us a couple invites... one being to read all of chapter 9 Preach My Gospel in one sitting! The other to pray a ton!!! I have seen the blessings of both! Truly the Lord's hand is in this work! Chapter 9 talks about finding work and, the best ways to find the elect children! I read it! President made a promise. He said, if you will read this chapter and apply it in your work.... ALL OF IT! Your teaching pool will be, to much for you to teach! Its happening as I'm writing you now!| We have picked up so many investigators and awesome potentials! We have some sweet South Americans! One being William! He was taught a long time ago but the missionaries just stopped teaching him... it didn't say on the records why they stopped. So we called him and set up an appointment really fast! Basically he was super stoked that we were teaching him again and he accepted baptism but..... he is living with his girlfriend right now. They want to get married but can't because his documents are wrong! So just pray for him that that gets settled, he is a BOSS! There is just to many miracles to count. Its just intense and insane! I will tell the coolest, biggest and sweetest and most fantastic miracle EVER that happened this week! Well shoot its a long story and I wrote it to president so anyway I will send it in another letter  but it is super Amazing!! The wife is from Rome and the husband is from Napoli!!! They are sick!!

I cant even believe how many miracles we have seen in the last week! To many to count! I will just tell the biggest one! Me and Anz Warren were doing casa about 4 weeks ago! We entered into a palazzo and we knocked and a man answered. He was like "o its you guys"! We said, we are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But that didn't seem to click with him! The wife came to the door and let me just say.... I have never been that scared so far in my mission haha! She started going off on us! Its you guys again! You guys come here all the time and.... she said you don't celebrate birthdays! We were like wait what? haha and we were like yes we do and she was like what about Easter and we said yes again! haha so she was okay with us. We left a restoration pamphlet because they would not let us in! Anyway me and Anz Stanley passed by them again. The husband was home! He let us in... SUBITO!! He was like yeah what do you guys want to talk about. We talked about the restoration and he liked it, and in the end we invited him to baptism. He said he didn't know but if he would get a answer. He kept telling us how his wife would be more interested so we were like well, man.. we want her to be home! Sure enough the doorbell rang!!!! It was her! She came in and o my goodness!!!! She said, I have been waiting for you guys!!!! She just was super nice and super interested! At the end we asked to say a prayer and asked for the kids to come in as well, they have 3 kids!!!! A beautiful family! We said a kneeling prayer! The kid said it!!! It was so spiritual!! and one more thing.... it was funny because we told her we don't believe in Padre Pio and she was like well I already like this church!! haha so she said she is for sure coming to church!!!! PLEASE pray for them!! It was amazing to see the Lord's hand in it!
President invited us to make sure that when we pray with our instigators, we are praying on our knees with them so its super great! I just really pray their work can continue, because I know that the Lord knows I'm working my hardest and talking with everyone!! I will continue to pray and work!! Its going SUPER! Just please continue to pray and.... thank you for your prayers already! My new comp is Azn Stanley he is awesome. He is cool! 
So anyway about being a district leader, its super great. I really have the chance to grow and learn and be of somewhat of a help! My district is awesome!!! I love them!  I'm just really trying to do what the Lord wants me to!  I mean obviously I'm going to do all that I can to fulfill my calling but.... at the same time I just want to work hard and find the Lords elect! Its a good experience!! 
So Pamela Trexlar she is awesome!!!!!!!! That was thee funniest story when we called her! I was laughing so hard!!! She is so great! She better come to Arizona!!! I will tell you a story and it is hilarious!!!!!! So we were doing finding work and all of the sudden the phone rang and a man spoke. He was like hey, "spreckins zi deuch" and I was like ummm no.... Who is this? He was like you don't know! It was Fratello Trexlar!!!!!!!!! I had never been so stoked to hear anyones voice then I did his!! It was awesome!!!! We met up and he brought me peanut butter, fruity pebbles because he knows they are my favorite! AND.... a 12 pack of  Dr Pepper! hahaha o my goodness it was amazing!!!! We talked for awhile about the Pisa ward and how it was doing! LIN is amazing... mom they LOVE HIM! Apparently he gave a talk in church in Pisa and there was a member who he really liked when he first came into the church and that member told him, Lin if you ever need anything and I mean anything let me know! Well when he was giving his talk at the very end, he was like, a man came to me and said Lin if you need anything I'm here. Lin went on to say, I'm here for all of you, and if you all need anything let me know! Fratello Trexlar said that the church was just dead quiet and the spirit was so strong! Lin has a calling... he is the secretary archivist!! AMAZING!!!! I will always love Lin! He is my Bro for life!!!! I just want him to be in the temple with me mom! Thats my biggest wish! You know that Lin will be able to go to the Temple 6 months!!!! I want to go to the Hong Kong Temple with him and I want him at my wedding haha!  It was good to see the Trexlars!! I just LOVE that family! They are really my family in Italy i'm not even joking they are to amazing!! ALL OF THEM!!!We did get Sorella Graziedei to come to church and that was SWEET!! So things are going good thanks to the Lord!
Things are good!  You guys are just to bravi! I love you all so much!! Okay so yes mom I will send some pictures now and a cd. I have not sent the box yet. Its a little tough hahah....I need a mom to help haha! I hope the family is doing well. I pray for them alllllll the time! I mean all the time! I love you guys so much! Bolzano is about to explode with baptisms! So just need to be ready for that okay, okay good! But yeah Eric is awesome! He told me he was going to New York! Man I love that kid so much and I just miss him and pray he can be there when I get off that plane!! Mom so we found a place to do skype at a members house named Debbiazi. They are awesome and have two computers and by the looks of it... good connection. Next p-day i'm going to tell you the times. I will be on! But anyway mom I love you so much!!  But I need to go! I love love you and I will talk to you all very soon!!!!! Cant wait to see you all! 
Love Anziano Scheurn
P.S. You know what.... these computers stink and I know you have patience mom so you will need to wait until next week to get the pictures! I think I'm just going to send a CD today! So that will be boss!!!! You will get good ones.... I promise you!! Ti Prometto!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

#62 Bolzano.... Cleaning and Transfers!

I think it is a good idea to clean up a smidge!!!!

Cara Famigila!!
Okay well transfers have happened! It was a little crazy how it went! Let me just tell you the story haha! Well every Monday the last Monday of the transfer we clean the apartment very well and make sure it is clean for the new missionary that will come! So we cleaned the apartment and me and Anz Warren were a little nervous because we had done two transfers together and we were a little scared because we thought that we were going leave one another! Well the time went on in the day and you know how it is, like President can call at any second of the day! Its like a times bomb you just never know! Well it was time to go out and teach a lesson and right when we left our house and we were heading to our appointment! I was in front and Anz Warren was a little ways behind! All of the sudden I hear a ANZIANO SCHEURN!!!! There were many cars coming and I thought to myself o boy! I'm done there is a car and its gonna hit me! I kind of just froze and I looked back and to my luck there were no cars that were about to hit me but... it was in fact President Wolfgramm on the phone! We answered it and he told us that some changes would be happening!  Anziano Warren will be leaving and he is going to Firenze!! Go figure.... crazy stuff! I will be staying and I will be getting Anziano Stanley! He was in my district in my 4 and 5 transfer in Pisa! He is from Scottsdale I don't know if you remember him! He is cool!  So in Trento in the district Anziano Droggei will be leaving........... which sucks as well because he has only been there for two and taking his place will be Anz Magnesin! He is in his last transfer now! So it will be interesting and something even more interesting is I will be District Leader. Who would have thought. I am a little scare but I will always go to the Lord for help! This transfer I'm really going to kick it up another level and just go. be a machine! Another thing Anz Smith is leaving Verona.. Kind of a big bummer but something INSANE! He is going to Siena to be a BRANCH PRESIDENT!!! He will have a car!! That's insane!!  We will get Anz Parker as are new zone leader who  is a boss as well! Anyway thats whats going down with transfers! The work hmm... its going as always! This Saturday we have some sweet potentials lined up so just get ready for that!!! Please just pray for this Saturday specific! Something that is very very cool about the prayers is President has been stressing it alot! In our last zone conference he said that at 9:55 in the morning he wants every missionary to say a prayer in the mission so we will be having a untied family prayer!! How awesome is that!! I know that prayer works!!
Speaking of prayers haha! funny story! There is a member in the ward named Sorella Fontana! She is a very very strong member. She is probably about 60 something years old! She has a husband who is very very DURO! Which means like hard headed! We stopped by.... so Anz Warren could say goodbye! At the end we asked Giorgio to say a prayer! That is the husband's name! He is not a member! Anyway he was like no no no no I don't want to.... and I was like come on, Anz Warren is leaving and then he was like okay I will! He said an amazing prayer!!! The funny part was we made cookies and we took some to them and in the prayer he was like.... I liked the cookies they made, please let them bring more! At the end when he was done! I pounded the desk and was like..... YEAH!!!!! thats how you say a prayer!!!! AND I was like you know what you can have all these cookies!! It was funny and a very very spiritual experience!! We will get him in the water just need some time! Pray for him please!
But anyway mom thats crazy what a small world that you talked with Irene's cousin.... thats insane!! that is super cool! I hope your calling is going well I pray for you all the time as well as dad and, specifics that you guys will see success in your guys calling! But yeah thats super neat! Wow and Vegas, where did dad score that!! Wow what a treat!! that is awesome! I hope you guys had fun and its your guys anniversary....35 years!! WOW TANTI AGURI!!!!!! You would think me being your son for this long I would get it when your guys anniversary is but I'm ashamed to say that I did not know, but now I do because it will go down in my calendar! There is really nothing else going on here! Just keepin on keepin on! 
Well anyway im going to go because there isn't anything to big to talk about but....I just want to share my testimony that I know this church is true and I know that Joseph Smith is the true prophet who did restore this church of Jesus Christ! That Christ lives and with the Book of Mormon, we can grow closer to God reading that book more then any other book in the world!! I love you guys so so so so much and another thing mom I know I have not sent pictures yet.. but I promise I'm taking pictures and I will be sending them! don't you worry about that!! I love you all so so so much!!!! I love you all so much!!! I love you guys so so so so much and thank you for all your support, please continue to keep me in your guys prayers I need them!!!
Love Anziano Scheurn

Friday, April 13, 2012

#61 Bolzano Easter 2012!!!

Family!!!! Yeah!!
Well mom you said in the beginning you wanted to keep it short.. well let me just say you failed! but... you definitely made up for it at the end!!!! O my goodness! That is so awesome about the Easter you guys have shared with one another as a family! Man I got to say...I have never been so grateful for Easter in my life until, I came on my mission! I honestly did not know the significance! I knew Christ was resurrected....sure. but I did not understand HOW IMPORTANT it is! Man our Savior has done to much for us! I love my Savior so much! I love him more then anyone in the world! AND yes I'm confident to say that! I love the scriptures as well because through them we learn of this great and marvelous work that our Savior has done for us! Just his endless sacrifice and atonement....So we could overcome the bands of death and receive a body. Perfect and glorified... that will never ever receive sickness or feel bad! I read John: 20 in the Bible this last week and I could just feel the spirit so much! Mom your are 100 and million percent right... that prayer is the most important part! Really inviting that spirit in... really helps and testifies to you the truth and the doctrine.... that you are reading in that moment! I'm thankful for my Savior! I'm even more grateful for a loving family who loves the Lord just as much as I do! I could feel the spirit present in that situation just reading the email! Thank you mom so much for having such an amazing testimony and more so raising your kids in the church and all those times of making me go to church and mutual and mission prep really have paid off! I love you and dad tons! I am thankful for my family! For 3 great brothers and one great sister who have helped me every step of the way!! Thank you for sharing that experience so much! Eric is just a stud!! That kid is a boss and a baller!!!! I love ALL my nephews and nieces so much and can't wait to see them again! But anyway my Easter was awesome as well! I will admit not as spiritual but still very very spiritual! O first let me say I'm sorry for not writing you until now! This last Wednesday we had zone conference and I received your package!!!!! aww yuh!!! Then Thursday we did a scambio with the traveling assistants! I went with Anz Parker!!!! He is the MAN! He is from Mesa Arizona! He taught me so much that I need to apply in my missionary work! He is great! We found some sweet new potentials that we will be working with so thats great! We will see how that goes! hmm but anyway thats why we are having our p-day on Friday! Okay well my Easter was sweet! We went to church! It was amazing, we heard great talks on Easter and the resurrection of our Savior! It was good. Afterwards we were invited to our first councilors house for dinner! Let me just say it was very very good! Our ward mission leader was there as well they are all related! Adolfo Daponte our ward mission leader has 3 sons two are in the branch here in Bozen and the other is in Washington! Anyway we went to his sons house and it was amazing! They are awesome and it was a great experience... and great food may I say! Then we taught a member named Maribel! She is from Peru! She is AWESOME!!!!!  I love her so much! I'm going to get pictures with all these people!  The night of Easter we opened our Easter eggs! Here in Italy they don't hide eggs and find them! They seal HUGE... Easter eggs of just chocolate and put surprises in them! So me and Anz Warren, we opened them on Easter night!!! haha it was funny! I got a video recording of it and I have all my videos saved! It was great Easter fun, but at the same time I really thought of our Savior and what he did for us! So it was great!! So the work here is going  good. We found some new investigators like I said. So we will be contacting them and seeing how its goes. I don't know if I told you but there are J DUBS here like no other!!! o my goodness! It was funny me and Anz Parker actually stopped to J Dubbs to invite them.... go figure! Parker being the boss he is just went off on the Book of Mormon and they couldn't help but agree with what we were saying was true! It was funny! His invites were out of this world and truly inspired me on how to invite and his invites some of them were hilarious!!!! He is so funny! He is in his 15 transfer so he goes home in a couple of months! A tremendous missionary!!   Okay so mom today i'm going to get a package ready to send home! I need to send home alot because, I don't want to bring it around the mission with me anymore! Its heavy and I don't have any winters left on my mission! O yeah mom I got my scriptures leather-ed! They are amazing!!!!!! On the front it says Anz Nolan Scheurn and on the back it has the golden angel Moroni holding the trumpet and it says.... "I will go and do"!! Its sweet! I will send you a picture! Also we received these ties that are made out of beads!!! they are awesome! A African straight up made them! They are beautiful!! Man go Drew, getting married! That's what I'm talking about!  But thats super exciting!  I need to go! I know this church is true!!! I love you all so so so much and I'm so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally as well as knows everyone else personally! I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that miracles happen according to our faith!!! Also mom the letter your wrote in the package could not of been more dead on! I know that me and Lin were homies in the pre -earth life and I promised him I would find him and teach him the gospel! He will forever be my "bromie"! I did get the Cds. I love you all so much!!! Thank you mom for every detail you send in the email!  LOVE YOU ALL
Love Anziano Nolan Scheurn

My Easter was absolutely amazing! Because the Savior was resurrected for me! For everyone! So we can overcome the bands of death! I heard about the Easter lesson thats so awesome! Great idea!! I'm 100 percent D'accordo with you! If someone is not baptized by water and fire he cant not enter into the kingdom of God! Well I love you dad and I guarantee you are tearing it up in softball! Dad when I get home we need to play some more b-ball with each other! By the way i'm jealous of the fish!!! man... I wish I could of eaten some haha but hey there will be plenty of that!!
I LOVE YOU TONS!!!! Love Your Son Anziano Rhett Scheurn

Monday, April 9, 2012

#60 Bolzano Conference 2012!

Miss this Young Man!!!!
Looks like a great day!! I wish I was there!!
Our cute Anziano!
One silly Anziano!! 
Wow long letters! I don't have much time right now let me just say that.... but I will try my hardest to type everything I can because we are going to Trento with the Anziani there to play some football as well with some of there members! So that will be fun! I will basically just own up on all of them!! haha but shhh don't say anything haha! Hmmm okay well about the work!! Its been difficult to tell the truth! Me and Anz Warren are trying so hard!!!!! But its just not clicking obviously we are doing something wrong and need to improve on something! The Lord is just waiting for us to find the error and correct it! Last Thursday was rough! We had to investigators drop us! It was rough and.... one of them was Jon. But hey its all good! President wrote me and was just like you know its hard to see people go like that but we need to respect there free agency. So it was a good email by him and really helped me out! Zoya is doing well! I mean she is just super super busy and hard to see her and its sad because she is just so elect but just super busy! We are trying to see her! As for the untouchable unicorn hahaha!! i'm glad that made you all laugh a little bit.... she is good! Her and her boy friend are south for the holiday, in Salermo. We will see them next week! She is great! They came to conference and that was sweet! They are sweet story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't tell anyone but the T@%#&*#@ 's have family here! They have been less active for the last couple years and have not come to church and..... they came to conference!!!!!!!!!!!!! We invited them to come with a question to conference and they agreed and sure enough the questions were answered!!! Now the wife is just amazed and she said she wanted to have another question to be sure.... and it was answered as well!!! So we are seeing them this Sunday and the husband said that that was the first time they had been to church in years!!! So thats super awesome!!!! MIRACLE!!!!!
Thats the work right now we are just really working on finding new investigators so we will see how it goes!! Anyway so a quick funny story! Mom I don't know what the deal is!! I have been talking in my sleep a lot!!! The other night, Anz Warren was laughing so hard! He woke up in the morning and was like bro what were you dreaming about last night!! I was like what? He was like you were talking! Apparently I was talking on a phone!! I was like't yell... and then real loud I was like MAMAMIA!!! Then quickly I was like okay ciao.. hahah! He said he was laughing so hard!!! So that was funny! So other then that nothing to big is going on!! WHAT the boys didn't go to conference what the heck!! Well jokes on them because it was amazing!!!! My favorite talk was Eyring's! When he talked about the trials and how we need to go through them and things will be much easier if we put our trust and faith in the Lord!! Everything will be good!! :) So that was a awesome talk! For sure the "STOP IT" by President Uchtdorf was amazing!! Every talk was was good!!!!!!!! Rasbands! President Monsons!! Its just super hard to pick a favorite! Conference is just out of this world great!! It truly helped me to know that I need to do better in missionary work!! I'm pretty much stoked to put things into practice what I learned! Thank you mom for the money. I bought two pairs of slacks that i'm super stoked to wear!! aww yeah!!! Thank you again! I'm so blessed to have you as a mom! You are there for everything! I almost feel like I'm spoiled and this mission hasn't been as hard as it should because I have an amazing mom who just is always there for me! And a super awesome dad as well !!! Thank you so much! I received Gavin's letter and Forrest! The Fattelehs wrote me which was SWEET! So I will be writing them all back!! But anyway yes for zone conference we go to Verona! It just depends on where you are in the mission!
Hahaha o my goodness thats hilarious about the nephews and Eric! Thats right they better no whats up! Because when I get home its no more easy way out! Its on like donkey kong with them! I will wrestle each and everyone of them haha!  Wow no more calls left in the mission  after Mothers day and one more conference!! Crazy stuff! I truly miss going to priesthood session with my dad and brothers and cant wait to do it again! hmmm but yeah mom I will receive the package next week so thats good! I will tell president about the Jefferies so that will be cool to see what goes down with that!! Man I feel like im so old in the mission! Its just weird to see new missionaries come in! Crazy stuff! Well anyway about those new people that moved in, get in on that! Go over there and bring some HARD T or testimony! They will feel that spirit!! That is all thats really going on here in Bozen! I have thought about learning Chinese that would be super great! I'm thinking about it! Its funny because every time i see Anz Smith he is like dude! BYU!!! And i'm like bro I dont know yet, but I would love to room with him!! He is a boss!! But we will see! I'm thinking when August comes or September that is when I will start looking at schools and such and see what I want to do..... so you might need to help me out with that! But anyway I need to go! I LOVE YOU all so much! I'm thankful for everything you guys do! I know that this is the true gospel! Conference was just a huge booster for my testimony as I hope it was for all of you! I love you all so much once again and I hope you all are keeping it real!
Love Anziano Rhett Scheurn