April 14, 2015: You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Italy Rome Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, August 19, 2015…
“For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.” ~ Mosiah 3:19
Called to Serve: August 2015 ~ August 2017
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!