Alright well as we know satan is a powerful one but, I got to tell you he isn't nearly as powerful as me okay? Okay Good! Things have been a little crazy here in M. Town! But hey... we continue like soldiers! About the investigators! We have some problems! R***. He is a boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continues to progress and accepted everything, all the commandments but just one problem... he is currently living with a women.... which is a bummer... but hey, its all good because he is looking for a job and we wanted to see if maybe he would consider marrying the girl he is living with. BUT.. he has not got a divorce from his last wife because in the P********* they do not do divorces... so thats a bummer.. but hey we were working on it. The ward loves him and he is continuing. As soon as he finds a job, he will move out.. and he will be able to be baptized. All the others like R***** and Obas and Peter are good.. but they just can't come to church because of work... we don't know what to do. I have fasted and prayed constantly.. and I just pray that it works out because I know that there hearts have full intent and they want to change there lives but like I said... satan is just attacking in anyway he can.. but don't fear it will happen, IT SHALL BE DONE!!
We went to a zone conference and I saw Anz Wilkey.. I love him but anyway... president told us, you know what, its good when tough things come, in fact its great! When that happens you just tell the Lord to bring it on and keep it coming!! Because, when you have the faith and continue... that is when the miracles come!!!! So anyway the district is doing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No thanks to me. I'm just praying, its all the Lord. Its funny because Anz Webb and Anz Rodriguez or "A Rod" we call him.... they think we are doing a phenomenal job but its all the Lord!! I love them. The whole district has all taught 20 lessons 3 weeks in a row! So please keep up those prayers! Super cool as well because the whole Milano One zone got 20 plus lessons two weeks in a row! That has never happened!!! We are being blessed! About the city well, i'm usually on metro but, I walk a lot! I don't have a bike but the walking is awesome because I can just invite whoever I want!!! So thats awesome! Milano is sweet! My comp Anz Collins is a stud and I love him! Honestly we have so much fun together! In fact we will be going bowling today!! YEAH MAN DATE!!!! haha he is a boss! Anyway things are going good here in Milano! Honestly we are working on getting some new investigators, really working on it! We know through great goals and the faith to do these goals we will achieve them!!! Because... the Lord is great! Other then that, nothing to big going on!
So mom there is actually no spanish ward but.... don't tell anyone.... but in September..... Crazy stuff!!! The work is just growing like crazy! Its a good thing trust me! I love Milano!! By far my favorite city! i'm sorry but I had to say it! So awesome!! I love this work!
Well its good to hear that the YSA Ward going well. Mom no joke that you tube video is hysterical! Your just like Stacy I think you might even be a little mermaid as well but.... thats just what I think! I think Stacy is not the only one with a secret of being a mermaid ehh...?? haha but it was funny! Joe is honestly hilarious!!!! I love him so much! Man I tell all my companions about how awesome all my brothers and sister are and how much I look up to each and everyone of them! I'm thankful for a wonderful family who is so firm in the gospel! Thank you so much! No way Taylor Conway!!!!!!!!! thats awesome they are having a girl!!!!!!! I love him. Lincoln, Vaughn and Conner wrote me, I love them!!!!!! My "Bromies" for life!!!! Can't wait to hangout with them and go through the temple with them all together!!!! awww yeah!!!! I will pray for "Walk dog" and his back situation! I already do! I will fast for him this weekend! he is a boss!!!!!!
Mom I love this great cause that we are in! I love this battle that i'm in right now!! Its so great to be a missionary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to miss it so much , for that reason I will work until the end!! Time is just going so fast. I don't know what to do. I just want it to slow down! Every missionary in the mission asks me... hey how old are you in the mission and i'm like uh.... old I guess.. Mom this church is so true! We had a lesson with Peter and mom... I got to tell you I have NEVER!!!!!! AND I mean NEVER... felt the sprit as I did with him in that lesson. Anz Collins and I after.... were just like what the.... and even the member that was with us said the same thing! I love this gospel! I love my Heavenly Father! Mom the Book of Mormon is true! God loves all of his children. I know that my Savior lives and HE loves each and every one of us! Only HE could have suffered and went through the things that he did! satan is attacking at every front...and he will NOT prevail!!! Its up to us to be strong in our Heavenly Father! Mom I love you so so so so much and I love my family so much! This plan of salvation that God has given us is TRUE!!!!!!
Milano Reporting!!!!!!! Cara Family! Well I know as much as you hate to hear this, this letter will be just a little short because we do not have to long here and we will be heading to the Duomo with the district! We just played some b-ball and you betcha I balled it up, 5 threes! Making it rain! Well mom and family I got to say the work right now is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are truly getting blessed by the Lord! We set another baptismal date with a man named Reynaldo from Peru! He is a boss! Rudy continues to progress thanks to your guys prayers! He accepted the word of wisdom!!!! He is super stoked to be baptized so we are preparing for his ceremony! He is so great just so strong in the spirit, its intense! Then Peter from Egypt!!! He is a stud! He also accepted the word of wisdom but he works a lot because he is alone in Italy so he is doing all he can to come to church! Please pray for him, please!!! Then Obas! Still doing good but we had to move his date because he has not came to church but he says he is committed now so thats awesome! The members here are really doing a great job working with these investigators and they are super pumped for these baptisms! This ward is huge!! All Spanish!! They are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I freaking love all of them! I just mess with them all the time but they have just such powerful testimonies and it helps me to keep going as a missionary! Thats all about the work right now! We have a lot of potentials that we will be seeing as well so thats awesome! I just cant believe how much the Lord is really helping me with my calling as a district leader, It was funny president emailed me and was like hey your doing a great job and the Milano zone is all getting 20 lessons a week because that was a promise by Pres Boyd K Packer that if we get 20 lessons a week our baptisms will double and as you see it works because, we have got 24 lessons! Pres also said you know your district is half of the Milano zone and he said to just keep it up! I love Pres Wolfgramm!! Just a stud! Anyway thats the work and I know its your guys prayers and I thank you all for that a million times! How is Bishop Porter, I have not got a letter from him but man.... you need to tell Pres Anderson that I love him and am so thankful for everything that he has done for me! His patience with me! Just a great man! Mom about picking me up you can start planning but I received some news and its not set in stone yet but I think we will be spending 3 Christmases in the field! I don't know yet for sure! I will keep you posted on that! But mom about the trip you guys can organize it but I would like to go to the cities I have served in for sure and just hit up some cool places! Mom I need to tell you that when you say you will put money in my account for birthday stuff! Like honestly none of that matters!!!!! I love this gospel!!! That is the best present that you, dad and our Heavenly Father can give us! I'm stoked I can be a soldier on the front lines for my Heavenly Father, because this war is big mom! You have no idea what Satan can do! He is powerful but he will never overrule the gospel! I will fight till death!! I love it so much! I love being a missionary! I am really in a timed situation but next week will be a bigger email. Anyway thats about it right now with whats going down! I love this gospel mom and I know its true! I know that Jesus lives! I see miracles every day of my life and I thank my Heavenly Father every single day for my family! Its so crazy how great and better my prayers have gotten this transfer. I seriously pray for like an hour every night because I pray specifically for my district and there baptismal dates! It works!! Muggio has a date and I got the news that they can be married which means he can be baptized! Miracles are happening everywhere and I'm a part of it because I have a loving Heavenly Father!! I heart you mom so much!!! I love my family!! I love this gospel and I'm thankful for your patience you and dad have always had with me!! Lots of Love, Love your Son Anziano Scheurn
Love Anz DeVincent! (side note from mom, I think these two look alike)
Frances. The super elect from Africa in Bolzano
A soccer activity , Anz. Collins just scored a goal and we were screaming like girls haha!!!
Anziano Scheurn Representing Milan ITALY!!! THE GHETTO!
Okay first off I can't even explain to you all how much I love your guys letters! Literately they just make me so stoked and happy to hear how everyone is doing! Every single night I thank my Heavenly Father for how great my family is and how much I love them all, and will support them in anything they do! Especially my parents! They have put up with all of my junk in my life and for that I'm thankful for them! Thank you for the letters and the support you give me! So Milan is on FIRE and when I say fire, I mean just going crazy with what I like to call, the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Anyway Obas continues to progress he is a boss! Hence the name "obas" he is awesome! We are scared that he can not read because he is a refuge, and every time we ask him to read in the lessons he always tells us to read so we are going to clear that up with him tonight that he can read. Man he has a heart of a lion and just wants to know the truth! He is great and the members are welcoming him well. In fact we arranged for him to go to a soccer activity and it went super well! So just keep praying for him! We have Rudy!!!!! RUDY RUDY RUDY!! He is a stud!!! So he is by far one of thee most humble men I have ever met in my life! He will be baptized the 7th of July as well! He feels the spirit so well like honestly better then I feel it! I love him to death! We have a Philippino in our ward so they are really getting involved with him! In fact its funny, there is a lady in our ward named Tina and she is awesome! She has helped us with all the lessons with him! Its super funny because she is single and he was with a lady but she left him and Tina is looking for a good man.. hmmmmm. hint hint! Yeah thats right! It was funny, I called Tina because she wanted us and Rudy to go to her house Sunday for lunch and she always asks how is Rudy doing and I'm like good! AND Rudy always asks how she is!! So we will see how that goes!!! Rudy is truly prepared! just a stud! We will be teaching him the word of wisdom so please please pray that it goes well! We set another baptism date as well!!! hmm blessings from the Lord, go figure! Anz Collins was sick last Friday. I was doing area book and kind of working as best as I could inside, and we received a random call! From a man of 26 years old and I could not understand him that well but.... he said his name was Peter and that he wanted to, and I quote "join our church"! I was like hmmm okay! When I told Anz Collins that Peter called he was like o yeah.... I remember him we taught him a while back... but he told us he is orthodox and would never be baptize ever again! When we met with him, he had told us that something had been telling him to call us back! So he did and now, he tells us he knows its right and wants to follow Jesus Christ and will be baptized on the 14 of July!!! He is form Egypt! He is awesome really humble but he can't come to church because he works to much!!!! But he wants to quit! Just please pray for him that he will have the time to come to church because he is one of the most elect people I have ever met in Italy so please pray for him! We set another baptismal date!!! With a man named Austin! Turns out he lives in Milano 1 area! We will give him to Anz Rodriguez and Webb! But he is a stud! So four baptismal dates in 1 and half weeks! I would say thats pretty good! I have NO ONE and I mean NO ONE to thank but the Lord! I know that great planning and setting goals with the Lord and if we just put it in practice the Lord will bless us! This work is so real! I can't even explain it over words but just know its real and miracles do happen, I am a witness of that!! The work is on fire like I said with the gospel and I know its by prayers that these things are happening! Mom I have learned so much stuff up until this point! One of those huge things being that when we need help or feel temptation we kneel and pray or go to the scriptures!!! I know going to church will keep that fire burning! I can't wait to go home and continue to share this gospel and get those missionaries referrals!! I have learned how important it is to set goals as well! I love setting goals because it works! Thats all I can say about that haha! Mom it did not take long at all to get to Milano just about 4 hours! Not bad! The train definitely cooks it.... so thats a good thing and a blessing! Man time is going so fast it really really needs to slow down! I just became a missionary! AND I'm enjoying it WAY to much! So just pray it slows down! I love my comp, Anz Collins is super hilarious and a go getter! He and I are just seeing stream of miracles and we are witnessing it together and.... I know the reason why we are seeing them! Its because we are being obedient and doing everything the Lord is telling us to do! Man i'm sweating as i'm writing.... just letting you know that right now! Mom couldn't agree with you more! I have seen what addiction does to destroy families and I have seen how happy families are without it! The loss of trust in someone, it is so terrible and just of the Satin! It really does kill us spiritually! Okay just a quick funny story for you all! We were on a scambio and I was with AnzRodriguez and it was hilarious we had to go all the way out to find a new convert/less active who is from Ghana! We were trying so hard to find his place so we could teach him and he would not answer his phone! So me and "Anz Rod" or "A Rod" as I like to call him, we prayed and we prayed we would find this mans house! As we were done praying we saw to men and I'm not even kidding right after the prayer we see two men come down and we were like hey lets ask them if they know Andrew, was his name, and they said yeah we do, he lives with us and we were like what the heck!! They we will go see if he is here so they went to go see! They came down and said no he is not! So me and "A Rod", were like well we didn't come all the way out here not to get a lesson so we taught them haha! We were talking and as missionaries in every lesson we are required to give 5 invites which are.... baptism, read, pray, come to church,and ask for referrals! SO we did those five and I invited them to baptism right on the street, o yeah thats how I roll and they said YES!! There names were Collin and Gabriel! We went home and talked to Anziani Webb and Collins and we were shared we invited someone to baptism and they were like yeah!! WHO? We said Collin and Gabriel, and Anz Collins looks at me and goes wait..... they are NEW CONVERTS/LESS ACTIVES!!!! We invited less actives to baptism again!!! hahaha! Funny story!!! But anyway it was good! Well mom I will send pictures now! About the temple recommend I will be okay! We will be able to go to Switzerland! Don't worry! I actually need to go because we are going to go eat. O and by the way I still have my skills in basketball! Just owning it up, so fun! I love love you guys so much! I'm so thankful for all that you guys do for me! This church is true and this work is true! President Monson is the prophet of God! I have to tell you I miss and love the temple. The Gilbert Temple looks so awesome!!! I can't wait to go to it! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I'm thankful for it! I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and I love him with all my might and.... I will serve him until the end!! LOTS Of LOVE,
Anziano Nolan Rhett Scheurn
Anziano Smith, Rhett's companion from the MTC! Eternal friends!!! Rhett was so happy to spend a day with him!
They even got a run in at 6:00 am like old times!!!
Memories for ever!!!
Alrighty well... I need to tell you guys that this week was a little stressful it was intense! I'm still trying to get use to this enormous city!!! o my goodness its honestly huge! Our area is the biggest area in Milano because there is three zones in Milano! We are Milano 2 Zone. The ward here is AWESOME!!!!!!! They are all Hispanic most of them at least 80 % they are so great! I'm trying to pick up some Spanish! Well first things first as always the work!! The work is going great! When I arrived in Milano They just had, had 3 baptisms and I was super nervous because I was scared that I would be compare the Anziano that was here. The missionary that I took the place of, left last transfer, and he was a great missionary! So now I feel like a little.... hmmm....well luckily because the Lord is fantastic.... we set a baptismal date :) YEAH BAPTISMS!!! People receiving eternal life! It is with a man name Obas and he is from Liberia, Africa. Usually all Liberians are muslim but some of them are catholic and he is catholic. So thats cool he will be baptized the 7th of July so please keep him in your prayers to progress. Then we have our Philippino investigator named Rudy! He is great! We had a lesson with him and he really is looking for the true happiness in this life! He says he feels good when he reads the Book of Mormon and prays! I think tomorrow we will get a date with him so please pray for him! Those are, our two superstars right now! We have lots of first appointments lined up so just pray for us and for the appointments to go well! The Lord is just blessing us like crazy!!! So about the district! It really is helping me and giving me the opportunity to grow. I love it! Yesterday we went to a district leadership training and it was so great! I learned so much stuff that is going to help me in this work! Its wonderful how inspired president is, truly inspired! In my district I have Anz Collins who is my companion and he is great!!! His Italian is way better then mine when I was at his age in the mission and he is super funny! We have a lot of traits in common and he is cool! So anyway we will continue to see miracles as long as we are obedient and continue to work hard and plan well and... have faith! In Muggio there is Anz Gessel and his trainee names Anz Hackamack who is a boss! They are both such awesome missionaries and are working super hard! We then have Sorella Soh and Sorella Silva who are in Milano 2 with us! Then Sorella Jacobson and her companion in Milano 2, I forget her comps name but they are all so great! Then the zone leaders are in my district and they are Anziano Webb who is in my group and Anz Rodriguez who is in the group below me. They are doing awesome! In fact today for p-day they all came to Milano 2 and we hooped it up.... played some b-ball and some football! It was so awesome. I still got it as well, still a baller, you know it!! I am really trying to learned how to care for my district and help them to meet their needs! My prayers have gotten so specific and its fantastic! I know that I can't do this work without the Lord and I know you all are probably thinking man what a baby! But it is difficult, with the Lord I know I can do it! AND thats the beauty of it!
So anyway mom I'm sorry about Tanya's dad. I will send her a quick note, and I will continue to pray for them as well. I have a letter actually coming Gavin's way very soon. I'm going to mail it off this week! So just expect that, I probably will just send it to the house! Our house. I can't believe that Lin is going into his one year mark since I baptized him. He will be receiving the Melchizedek priesthood so soon! YEAH! I love him! He is doing so great! I was able to see the Duomo of Milano today as well. I have to tell you.... it was sweet!!!! Its super crazy mom how fast time is going, its insane! Anziano Collins always ,makes jokes about when we see a plane he is like hey Anz Scheurn how far is that plane for you and I'm like, HUSH UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its pretty funny! This calling I have, has been so awesome! I have not thought about home at all! I know I need to be an example for my district and work super hard! I'm always occupied and concerned with there problems and how there work is going as well, so thats good! This new ward is great.... super funny! Its a huge ward! HUGE!!! I had to get up for the first Sunday and share my testimony! It was nerve-wracking as always but, I got to admit it wasn't that bad! I felt like I did good! So that was sweet! Its great to be here for real! I just feel like its going to be great! Its always hard in the beginning but it just gets easier as it goes!
I hope that your cruise went well!!!!! Well thats basically about it that has been going on here in Milano 2! AND BTW our apartment is HUGE!!! There used to be two sets of missionaries so its ginormeuous!!! Thats basically it here in Milano 2! I will send some photos next week! I forgot my camera today! Wouldn't you believe it! CRAZY! Also Walter and Emilana should still be good for there baptism. So anyway about picking me up, I'm about 99.9% positive that once you guys pick me up... and I'm with you guys.... We can go to Rome and the Temple in Switzerland! And yes my temple recommend will be okay! It will be renewed! So that will be good! I guess just what ever you guys make plans to do, just let me know! The ball is in your guys court! I know you all will do great!
I know this church is true! I know that Joseph Smith is and was a prophet of God! This IS the TRUE church of Christ on the earth AGAIN RESTORED!!!! The Book of Mormon rocks!!!!! I know that Jesus Christ lives! I see miracles every single day! I know that if we have the faith and that we put in the effort, the Lord WILL do the rest because I have seen it! Well I love you guys a lot! AND I'm thankful for all of you and I pray for you all everyday! Like I always say!! "KEEP TRUCKIN".....AND treasure the gospel!!!