Hello everyone!This week has been awesome, we have really seen some things open up!Our investigators are making progress and one in particular is finally starting to read the Book of Mormon for real and we have seen the biggest change in his attitude toward the lessons and toward his baptism date. He is excited for […]
Hello everyone!So this week was a blast. Literally. It zipped by. It was transfer week so we had Anziani from all over our area coming into Napoli to stay with us in preparation to go to their new areas. The actual transfer day was crazy. We had more than 10 Anziani coming and going all […]
Hello everyone!It’s a very busy day today, so a very short update.I’m staying here in Napoli for at least another 5 weeks. Since beginning to learn Italian I have learned so much in the differences in languages. In English we have way more words and way more ways to express how we feel in ways […]
Hello everyone!Another week down and man did this one fly by! It started off on a pretty awesome note too. On p-day we finally got to go to Sorbillo which is considered by most as the best pizza in Napoli and since Napoli is considered to have the best pizza in the world I can […]
Hello everyone!Tuesday morning was spent traveling back to Fratello V. who is the less active that can’t come to church because of his family. He has a really impressive knowledge of the scriptures. It’s sad because I think when we come is the only time he gets to talk about his faith openly and I […]
Hello everyone! No need for words! So third week in Italy started off with going to the naval base in our area and buying a bunch of American food like Dr. Pepper and peanut butter!! So nice to have those again. That night we got stood up for two lessons but […]
Hope everyone had awesome weeks!The night of p-day, the two training missionaries in Napoli left to go to a zone leader conference in Rome so I was with another missionary who is also brand new for the next day. We got stood up for two lessons and our attempts at tracting/finding (just terms we use […]
Hello everyone! So it’s been a bit longer since my last email. My p-day is now on Monday here in Italy. So the first day in Italy, President Waddoups and his wife picked us up from the airport and we stopped by the Temple to take a quick picture. It still has quite a way […]
Presidente & Sorella Waddoups posted on the Rome, Italy Mission Blog and look who wound up in the pictures!Per Mrs. Waddoups: “We went to Napoli to watch General Conference with the missionaries and members there. As it turned out, the band width in the church wasn’t sufficient to support broadcasts in both Italian and English. […]
I made it to Rome!
Hello Everyone!I hope all of you are doing well and had great weeks!! So this is my last week at the MTC. As excited as I am to go out to Italy to experience the culture, the land, and the FOOD, I will sorely miss the MTC. This place has been incredible to me. I […]
Hello Everyone!!So as far as the schedule goes this week has not been much different than last, but the lessons that I learn do not cease to amaze me and teach me new things everyday.Teaching with my companion is a blast. I love him. He is such an awesome companion and we get along really […]
Hello Everyone!! Having a bit of fun in the midst of a lot of hard work.So this week was a lot of the same routine that we have settled into. Studying 5+ hours a day, in class for 6 hours a day and sprinkle in some meals and workout time and another […]
Hey Everyone!!I hope every one has had an awesome week. I know for a lot of people the first day of school was this past Monday so I hope that went well!So in the past week my companion and I have started teaching two new “investigators” and it has just been nonstop preparing every single […]
Hello Everyone! I hope you all have had an amazing week and that everything is going well for you wherever you may be. I will write these emails once a week to let you know about what is going in my life while I am serving my mission. All of them are meant to keep […]
It’s the arrival of Anziano Friedman in Salt Lake City and lunch with Alex’s grandparents, as well as some friends, at…CAFE RIO…before he heads off to the Missionary Training Center.Our family has been blessed with so much love and support every step along the way. This church truly is amazing!
There’s a common saying by Lao Tzu that goes like this…”The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step.” As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints it’s far more appropriate to say… “The Mission of Thousands of Miles Begins With One Leap of Faith.” ~ Laura Friedman Today is […]
We had the opportunity to have dinner with some family friends a few days before I left for the MTC. Sister Palazzo spent all day cooking lasagna and steak rolls. Sister Roeller made two types of bread with cheese and tossed salad. For dessert we had fresh fruit and Nutella Cheesecake. (We ate it before […]
A huge turnout of family, friends and church members came out to encourage me and wish me well. The biggst surprise was when my friends from high school showed up. I hadn’t seen them all summer.Enjoy the gallery below and see if you know someone in the pictures!
Many people joined Michael at his Temple Endowment Ceremony. The purpose of the ceremony is to make a covenant with the Lord to live a life of sacrifice, obedience, service, and consecration. It is a holy and reverant time. It is a spiritual line in the sand.A beautiful day. A beautiful ceremony. A beautiful group […]