Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#76 Milano The Lord Is In It!!!

Someone got a new suit!!!
 Models Anz Webb and "A Rod"! (Anziano  Rodriguez)

Me and Anz Webb haha with our Zara Suits! They are nice!! 
yeah yeah!!!!
Alrighty well I got to say I'm a little jealous that you and "Walk Dog" get to go to the Cardinals camp but, I'm stoked for you because you deserve it! AND you deserve the trip to Hawaii, I'm stoked for you!!! But anyway dad, come on now lets be honest here we both know who gets the next set of Suns tickets when I get home! I mean come on you, me, and a pair of Suns tickets! Pops I want to thank you for your awesomeness!!!! The Razor looks SO FUN!!! I want to drive it when I get home! haha! So are you guys going to come get me or whats going to go down!! You could try to invite some people with me on the street in Italian hahaha! That would be hilarious! I love you Pops so much and thank you for your example! I love you so much dad! Those storms look intense! You got to be careful out there! Make sure you clean that pool everyday because.... if you don't it just will add up! So you got to clean everyday okay? Okay good! hahaha!! I love you Pops!!!
Love Your Son Anziano Scheurn
Alright well it has been another great week in Milano Italia! Just tearing it up here in the big city! I just have to say it very quickly in this email.... my companion is a stud! So just a cool miracle and the reason why he is a stud!!! Okay so this is what happened! Last p-day we had finished p-day and it was time to start the next week of finding the elect! I will admit doing work on p-day is hard!! Just because your just tired but we push through ALWAYS! Because when it is tough that means that we are that much closer to the miracle fence as Pres says! Anyway in the planning we had that we hold nightly.... the night before p-day! We had planned to go to the park at 6:30 after p-day to do some finding work! We are learning in the mission to really set specific goals! So we planned to find a African man and talk to him about the Book of Mormon! We headed to the park called Porta Venezia! Sure enough we were walking for bout 10 min talking to everyone and we see a man sitting down reading a book and... he is African! The first thing that goes though my mind is he could be Muslim because a lot of Africans are Muslim! As we talked to him, we explained the Book of Mormon and the first words that came out of his mouth were "I'm ready"!!!!! He loved the Book of Mormon and set up another appointment with us! His name is Omir and he is from Sudan and they are Muslim there but, he doesn't believe in it at all! He said when he came to Rome he saw the church and loved it and believes that the Muslim religion is totally wrong! We left him chapter 11 in 3rd Nephi to read. We met with him last night and he read it!!! AND loved it! He told us how it talked about baptism and everything! Just dead on! We watched finding faith in Christ with him and he LOVED IT! Then... get ready for it... my boss comp Anziano Sexton invited him to be baptized and what did Omir say??? He said yes!! He has already came to church once and we set the baptismal date for the 13 of August!! OMIR is a boss!!! It truly is a testimony to me that the Lord does prepare his children! We just need to do something and get off our butts and work hard! Because HE has got to trust us first! Just pray for him!! So Rolando will not be baptized on his schedule date... bummer.. when we met with him last, I just felt like something was wrong.. he just seemed down and not like himself! We started the lesson and I felt prompted by the spirit to ask him whats up? The thing that is a bummer is that was his interview night, but anyway he just told us he is confused.. and doesn't know what to do. I said Rolando its okay, we know its difficult, but we told him it is all on the Book of Mormon. When he has that testimony in the Book of Mormon, the commandments won't even be a problem anymore.. so we said lets do it like this.. this Thursday we will meet with you again and we want you to read and pray specifically about the Book of Mormon and ask if it is true and he agreed. Please just pray he gets his answer.. I'm glad he told us. My goal here in the mission isn't just to baptize.. I want to baptize and KNOW that, that member will be faithful till the end. Just pray for him. Its crazy like I remember if this would have happened to me at the beginning of my mission, I would be so angry and upset, but being this old in the mission, it is all the will of the Lord! We all have our free agency, does it stink sometimes, yeah it does, and it makes me so sad to see someone not accept HIS plan, but thats why we need to use our agency well! We also found a lady named Diana!!! Just another miracle really quick. Okay well about 5 weeks ago me and Anziano Collins met a lady in the front of our church from Peru and her name is Diana. We got her number and we got a return appointment with her, but we passed by and she wasn't home and, tried to call but nothing. So we kind of forgot about her, I know thats terrible to say. Last Saturday I was looking through the area book.... and luckily.... I was caught up on area book. I have a huge testimony of the area book! Anyway I called her and I asked her if we could meet Sunday at 1:00 and she agreed. We were stoked she remembered who we were and remembered we gave her a card about the church. but that day, on Sunday was so crazy!!!!! AND the sisters put upon me a baptismal interview at the last second!! I couldn't say no because there baptismal date lived super far away so it would only make sense I do it right after church. So we were not able to see her and I tried calling but nothing.... so that night I called her again and she said don't worry about not coming. I asked her if we could meet the next day at one and she agreed! Thank goodness the Lord is merciful!! We were waiting at one and she did not show up at the church... and we waited...and waited...and waited some more.. but finally.... at 1:45!!!! She showed up!!!! We were so stoked!!! I was doing a scambio with "A Rod", and he speaks Spanish and it was perfect!!! Mom she is amazing!! She said she wants to find God in her life and she prayed for us!! It was the best lesson ever! The Lord was in it! We wanted to leave but the spirit just kept prompting us to stay and wait so we did and she showed! Diana accepted a soft baptismal invite and we will invite her with a date tomorrow! Please pray for her!! We found two more Philippine ladies as well who are awesome!!!!!!!! So the work is on fire! We just need to keep it up! Last week we got 6 new investigators which is so good!!! Just need to continue to grow our teaching pool! Thank you for the prayers so much they are helping a ton! Okay so you asked about the Sorelle in my district there is Sorella Sow from Alabama, Silva from Peru, Forbes from Utah, and Bishop from Idaho! They are cool! Sorella Sow is HILARIOUS!!!!!!! Freaking love her she cracks me up!! They are all cool! Man its tough being in a district of all sisters! Stressful but I know that I can do it! Just continue to pray! Luckily the sisters in my district are all just so great, so I don't need to do much! But I try to do all that I can! I was wondering when Emma was going to be baptized!!! I'm so excited for her! Bummer I will not be there but, I'm super excited for her! Give her my best wished and tell her I'm proud of her!! Send lots of pictures!! Muchos gracias! Mom did you get my letter about school? Another thing, I want to study Chinese mom! I'm pretty sure I would like to study this. To know Italian, Spanish and Chinese would be awesome! I don't know why but something is just telling me to learn Chinese!! It would be great! Who knows! So wait mom have you guys received a letter from the mission about what airport you guys want me to fly into? Just wondering because they usually send it about this time. Mom thats hilarious about the missionaries in AZ! Do they not have a car!? Man tell them to.... excuse me but, grow a pair, man we walk all the time.... haha we don't do anything else! But you need to be nice to them because they are the Lords missionaries haha and if your mean to them, then that means I'm done for, so.. just try to be patient with them haha! But when they aren't helping carrying groceries you tell them to...... help! Your a "baller" anyway so "non ti preocupare cara mia"! Anyway what else is going on! Man I'm not teaching Anziano Sexton anything....I am learning from Anz Sexton! He just a fireball and a stud and makes me laugh so hard!! Things are going great mom!! Have you and dad decided anything on what you all want to do as far as picking me up or not? Because I would kind of like to know soon and you guys would need to act pretty quick! I love you guys so much!!! I love the pictures and I can't believe I see you all so soon! Its absolutely crazy!!! I know I just need to give it my all!!!!..... because this is where it all counts!! I love you guys so much!!! I know this church is true! O and another thing you tell Dennis Ray that he carried me... on the trip!!!! I was just a cry baby and complained all the time and, he always cheered me up, especially the Starburst!!! Tell Bro Ray I love him and he is a boss!!! Even though I won't be a Priest, I can still play basketball for him because it is a privilege to have him as a coach!!! I love him so much!!!! I'm thankful he never gave up on me!! This church is true!! I pray for you all every day!! I feel your prayers! I'm thankful for the Book of Mormon and for Jesus Christ who suffered for our sins! HE lives and.... I know that!! I love you all so so so so so so much!!!! Just keep "truckin" as Walker would say!
Anziano Rhett Scheurn

Thursday, July 19, 2012

#75 Milano My New Son!!

 I am a Daddy!! My new son and trainee, Anziano Sexton, Anziano Smith and his new son and trainee Anziano Benson! 
Our Family!
 My baby boy with his first Gelato!

Cara Famiglia!
Alrighty well as you all know, I have received a new missionary and his name is Anziano Sexton! He is a boss! I will send pictures of us. Its quite funny because his MTC companion was Anz Benson who is Anz Smiths trainee, and me and Anz Smith were MTC comps haha! Crazy stuff! We got some pictures together which I will send you in this email! Anz Sexton is from Colorado, a little city. He is a little quiet but, already he has warmed up to my humor and now I got him joking a lot too, haha! Its so funny because I honestly want to be the best trainer I can be and its difficult. I'm constantly reading what President expects of trainers and reading the rules and how I can help him to become a better missionary. I got to tell you its a great opportunity to train, it really pushes you and helps you grow! There have been times when I kind of felt like loosing it but, every time I feel like this.... I just say a small prayer. Its for sure not Anz Sexton at all, don't take it like that, its me! I just sometimes get down on my self but hey thats Satan and I will never give in to him! I have realized that when you plan well the night before everything is just that much easier! So thats good! Anyway Anziano Sexton is funny, he is great with the language, my goodness, way better then I was when I came in to the mission! Its funny because he always asks me how are you so good at the language.... and I'm like don't worry, I was the same way! I asked the same thing, you will defiantly pick it up as you go! I said just make sure to keep setting accomplishable goals and... meet them! Everything will work out! I told him to more so, focus on the doctrine of Christ and everything else will come! But man Anziano Sexton is just an inviting foolI He will invite everyone on the street! He does a great job! He is really teaching me... I'm not teaching him!!! Anziano Sexton is great! He is always wanting to get better! I know that it will only get easier because he is a quick learner! So thats good! I got to tell you it was a little intimidating when we met with the trainees. Because we came in and then the trainees walked in, and I swear it reminded me of wrestling tournament because when I would get to a tournament....I would try to guess who I would wrestle..... and I was guessing who my trainee was haha! We are going to start seeing some great miracles, just wait..... I mean we already have!
So Anz Sexton will be having his first baptism the 29th of July! Rolando! He continues to amaze me, just doing a great job! He has come to church and obeying the word of wisdom and just being a baller! Nothing to new for him, but he is great! We were doing street contacting and we stopped lady who was looking at us funny. So I decided to stop her and talk to her. It turns out she knew the missionaries down south and she has had some problems in her life. All her family lives in America and she wants to leave Italy. Her documents are taking place right now! She is a little crazy but she is super cool and really wants to find God in her life! We invited her to baptism. She said yes so we will meet with her tonight and we will work to get a specific date for baptism for the 18 of August! So I'm stoked for that! Please just pray for her! As far as the other work! Well we have Rudy but we haven't heard form him in a while but, our member Tina has heard from him and she says he is doing good and comes back to Milano soon! Hopefully we will get him in the water soon! He is a stud!! We are just continuing to do all that we can "To Find The One" as the Zone Leaders call it. So every transfer we have a zone vision and our Zone Leaders are still Webb and "A Rod"!!! Just BOSSES, love them!!! We are focusing on finding the "one" everyday! We have had a challenge to find "one" new every day, or one new investigator! So thats our main focus. We have found one every day so far so just keep praying for us! It is a great zone vision! Other then that nothing else going on in the work! just continue in keeping up the prayers!
Man.... I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Christi! That is sad! Please let her know that I will continue to pray for them and everything! They are a strong family and I know that the Lord is looking over them! We just need to go on in faith! We all have accidents but the true test is how we react to it. I have noticed that on my mission so much! That is what I'm trying to do, I want to act and not be acted upon! Please tell all the Perrymans, I love them and I'm praying for them! What else is going on! Mom Scott is awesome!! I love that kid! Just let him know I'm here for him always! Let me know, He is a great kid! So mom Lussy is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I love her. One of my favorite member. She is from Milano and she is great! We just laugh all the time! She went to the Temple and she was so stoked! She asked us to give her a spiritual thought before she left and we agreed. I love her! She is so much like you, you have no idea! She went to the Temple and brought me back a cool hand holding a "iron rod" pin. She is amazing!
Mom I love the stories you shared with me!! Honestly I love you so much mom! Your the best!!!  Mom and just be thinking about what you guys want to do if you all want to pick me up... I'm down honestly! I'm easy going! So yeah there you have it! Anyway I need to go but just know mom that, the Temple that is being built in Gilbert is B-e-a-utiful! I can't wait to go to it!!!!! With the fam!!!! I praying for all of you! I know this Church is true!!! I heart all you guys! I just can't believe how fast time is going! Keep up the prayers! Mom I love you so much.  
Love Your Son,  
Anziano Scheurn
O and mom, I wanted to tell you, So here is the thing, about the birthday money, the sales are right now in Italy and what I'm going to do is, buy a suit from thisstre called ovs..... they have nice suits. They might be a little pricey but not to pricey. like a boggi suit and I'm going to try on boggi suits today and just wait to buy that a little later! So I will get a nice ovs suit and nice boggi suit.

1. My Baby boy With his first Gelato
2. me Sexton benson andasmith
3. the fam
4. I'M A DADDY!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Random Funny Pictures!!

Anziano Wilkey entered the MTC the same time as Anziano Scheurn He was one of  Anziano Scheurn's roomates! He is from England!! They will be friends forever!!
Anziano WIlkey was called this last transfer to be an Assistant to President Wolfgramm! Silly Anziani!
I am sure this car was in Rhett's dreams that night when he went to bed!!:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#74 A Baby Boy from the MTC and Sisters!!!!

 Duomo Di Milano!

Luini is SO GOOD!!!
Sad to see Anziano Collins go!

Rolando sitting by Anziano Collins.
Recent converts Christian ans Sylvester.  What about this Phoenix Suns shirt!
Ok so a new convert names Eva and Daniel they are studs!
 Me using the satan spanker as we call it. its a cricket bat to clean the dust off the pillows haha!
G.E.M the new missionary. (Grow Every Missionary)

Alright well some crazy stuff has happened! As you all know it was our annual transfer cleaning in the apartment. We call it G.E.M day because, we G.E.M. the next missionary that comes in haha! It took a while but we were just chilling getting ready to go out and sure enough that silly phone rang! It was "P-Res" so my heart started to beat just a little bit! He went on to tell me that Anziano Collins will be transferred to Cunaio and I will be staying receiving a new companion fresh from the MTC, I will be training! So scared! But thats all good I will do my best just like our great leader Nephi says! "I know that the Lord does not give commandments save that he prepares a way for us to accomplish them"! So I will do my best! Its exciting! Anziano Smith will be training as well so thats pretty cool, I will see him! I'm just as surprised as you guys are haha! I will let you know how it all goes and take lots of pictures!  hmm what else is going on? My district is changing now as well. It will be me and my new comp and the Milano 2 Sorelle (sisters) and Milano 3 Sorelle...... just sisters... really?  I will serve and do what ever I am called to do! I guess President Wolfgramm wants to see how I do with this. This is what the zone leaders told me so yeah.... we will see, just pray for me please. That is whats going on with transfers.. pretty crazy stuff. It will be an experience!
Okay so with that the work!!! Well Rolando came to church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah yeah yeah! He is on course for the 28 of July so stoked for that! Then Rudy we haven't heard from him because he is currently in Brescia. The Anziani of Brescia told us he is doing good and he returns soon so thats great!  Lincoln wrote me and was like hey bro if you train next transfer ask your trainee if he knows me and he will say yes, because apparently they were in the same building at the MTC. They know each other haha! So that will be fun! haha hmm but yeah we are just working our tails off! Just really looking for those new investigators and man its just insane how many less actives there are in this ward!!!!!! o my gosh I honestly feel like i'm working a full time job, which I actually am! Its great! I wouldn't have it any other way!! So thats about it for the work right now! Of course our new convert from Ghana is such a stud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He comes to church in a tie and white shirt every Sunday. He brought a friend named Joseph to church and we are teaching him and he is great!!! So those are our stars, lets say haha!  
Mom like not to say this in a wrong way or anything but I don't think you realize just how much stuff I have learned on my mission that I will take with me forever! I'm so thankful for it and its just going to be so great when I get home to use it all in action. I will do all that I can to help the missionaries and help the ward with whatever I need to do! But I got to tell you dad, better not think about calling me to do anything for a while for the ward haha! Just kidding! I'm super stoked to be in your guys ward!!! I know it will be great! I know I hear about the missionaries in the states haha they sound so spoiled, with there cars and taco bell. haha just kidding! I already told Joe I want him waiting with a Fileberto burrito when I get off that plane haha! I cant believe 5 months.... its just crazy! Time is going to fast! I need it to slow down! About school mom. Here is the deal I sent the letter with my signature. I trust you know better then I know what I need to take. I would maybe like to go to BYU this summer! So I want to keep that open and maybe have CGCC set me up for that but I just don't know. I will go on that website and check it out! So yeah I hope the family is doing well! I saw the pictures you guys sent me! Let me just say that Conner looks awesome!!!! He is going to be such a good missionary! Love that kid so much! AND also Breezy!! Man I haven't heard from Heath in a while.. what happened? What is he doing, I miss him so much.. but anyway thats good though, i'm happy for them! I hope they are doing good! I pray for my boy Heath every day!!! I love him tons!! How is walk dog doing!? So today for p-day we will go play some more football and soccer!!!! I love it!!! Its boss!!!
Anyway i'm going to go, honestly that is whats going on right now! Nothing to big! You will have to tell me the last name of Chelsey! That would be cool to know who she is! I will tell you mom trust me i'm super focused on my mission! I'm so nervous to come home! Its just scary.  I want to get my life on track as quickly as possible and thats what I want! I'm just nervous but i'm praying! I do know one thing for certain!!!! I will never ever leave this church!!!! My Heavenly Father will help me with everything!!!!! I know if I just continue to share my testimony and read the scriptures and pray every day.... I will be guided! I'm thankful for all the crap you have put up with me. haha I have been a fool! I will be better I promise. I have changed a ton mom! Things are great! I love my family! I love my Savior!!! Mom and BTW yes that is where we live here in Milano!!! We cant leave the windows open because we are on the first floor and Milano is kind of ghetto haha! BUT I LOVE IT!!!! Well I love you tons mom!! I'm thankful for all that you do for me, you and dad! Keep on trucking! Keep tearing it up in your calling like you and dad are already doing!!!

Love Anziano Scheurn


side note from mom, Rhett was an easy sweet boy to raise! Not sure where he got the fool thing, He might of been a little intense some times but... Rhett has always brought joy into our home! We are so thankful for him!! We miss him so much!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#73 Milano At Work!!!!

Anziani Bushman, Scheurn, Wilky!

I love you! Happy 4th of July!!! you are boss! I thank you so so so much for everything you do for me! I know that my Heavenly Father gave me you as a dad because, I needed your help on this earth and.... I know that you are doing a super amazing job! Heavenly Father is so happy, because I am! LOVE YOU TONS
Love Anz Scheurn
Your Son For Eternity
Alrighty well another week has come and gone! Just crazy stuff! I can't believe that this transfer is already done! Honestly is just unheard of! The work is going good! Rudy went to Brescia for the next two weeks but he is doing so great! He told us HE WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED!!! He is a boss and actually he is going to church there with the missionaries, so when he comes back things will be ready :) Great stuff! Rolando is a boss!!! Progressing amazingly! Thanks for those prayers keep it up! Yeah its going amazing! Obas has been in the hospital due to some stomach problems but he will be out in the next day or so. He is doing good just needs to get his buns to church! We are working on it! We will see how it goes. P****.. his situation is a little weird. Just still trying to understand him but he is cool, we will see him Saturday. As far as other things we will have a couple of appointments set up for this next days, in fact tonight we have the Anziani who are serving in Reggio to come to Emilia because one of the Anziani has a ear infection and he is getting it looked at here in milano.... so they will work with us. President has told me to arrange a mini scambio with them so that will be cool to work with them. I'm looking forward to it! We still are at a perfect 20 lessons for the last 5 weeks we are going all the way :) Its super awesome! The Lord is truly blessing us amazingly well, I can't even tell you! I just know when i'm doing my best and talking to everyone I see.... and being a forever finder..... on the metro, on the train, on the bus, the Lord WILL bless us! It is so cool and I know thats true because, I have just seen so many blessings from it! Thats whats going on here in Milano.... just working our tails off and seeing millions and millions of blessings! I feel like i'm literately at work! haha!! There are just so many people to contact and people to call and people to meet its wonderful!!! I just get pumped talking about it! Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a scambio with Anziano Webb!!!!!!!! THEE FUNNIEST KID EVER!!!!!! O my gosh so funny!! I don't think I have had that good of a scambio ever on my mission. I learned so much from him and I just laughed my head off the whole scambio haha! Just super funny!!! He is a great missionary a great example! A stud!! It was fantastic!
So today it just so happens to be p-day on the wait.... whats that.. the umm... 4TH OF JULY!!!! You betcha!!! What we will be doing is going to Milano 1 and the whole zone, is going and..... we will be playing some american football and some good old calcio or soccer. We are going to bbq! I will get lots of pictures!!  umm what else just trying to think there really isn't that much going on here in milano 2! I haven't really had any crazy stories happen which is really crazy because Milano is the craziest city probably in the mission! I LOVE IT!!!
Okay mom so here is the deal. Like it does not matter what you guys do! I know it probably is a little frustrating because of the release date.... but its what the Lord wants not what we want!  I have learned so much on my mission mom! The priorities I need to do in my life!  I will write a handwritten letter today giving you permission to register me. I honestly cant remember my password and username.. I know i'm sorry. My bad! Anyway yeah mom you guys just plan it. Its just to hard for me to think about these things. .... but if you guys really would like to come and get me i'm cool with that to mom! I know everything you and dad do is because you love me but hey, its up to you guys.
I know this church is true!! I'm working my tail off and I will continue until the end!!! I love you all so much and i'm thankful that I chose to serve a mission because it is the best thing I have done in my entire life! Just seeing people change there life's for the good just brings so much peace to my heart!! I love my life!! I love my family!!!! I love these people in Italy!!! I love my mission!!!! I would not trade it for anything! I love President Wolfgramm and Sorella Wolfgramm the best president in the world and yes, I said that!!!! I heart you all so much and just keep trucking!! Don't get trunky on me!! Mom like I honestly would love for you to sign me up for classes. I just don't know what!! I'M SO CONFUSED on that but you know me and what I need to take for generals! I love you so much mom and I love my family so much!
Love Anziano Scheurn
Your Son Forever and Eternity