IT'S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE, Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well this week has been great! We had an awesome baptism! and we had a bunch of people in church! I'm so excited for general conference, I can't even stand it! Just to hear the words of a prophet makes me so so happy! The Lord has been blessing us here so much in SabarĂ¡! So let's see here I have two stories today!

First off, we had an investigator that we had to wake up for church. We went to his house and his window was a crack open, we sat there for 15 minutes yelling as loud as we could to get him up, but nothing worked, so what did we do you ask? We found a branch close by, stuck it in the window and started poking him, haha we poked and poked but yet he didn't get up, he moved a little but he was knocked out cold, haha, we took the stick and lifted his blanket off him and that did the job, in the end he went to church and loved it! You have to get a little wild as a missionary sometimes!

We talked to a bum on the road and asked him if there was anyting he needed and he said no and then said one second, he started lookin around in his cart and he gave us an unopened bag of noodles and told us to help someone in need! and about an hour after we found a family that was really poor and were very grateful for the noodles, now that is an example of charity! Let's do what we can to help out others, the bum in Sabara is doing it, so shouldn't we?

I love you all so much! Shout out to marissa! She isn't doing very good health wise, keep her in your prayers!

Elder Anderson


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alrighty then! Its another week that has passed way to fast! I have had a lot of spiritual experiences this week! We had a meeting with Elder Suarez (sp?) from the presidency of the seventy! It was so amazing and we learned so much! and then president chose me to have a interview with him afterwards. It was such an amazing experience where he talked about my life and my future and everything and then he ended it by giving me a nice hug, it was awesome and he is an amazing person!

Also we had a training meeting for the leaders of the mission, it was super spiritual and so many things are going to start to change on the mission. oh and an awesome thing is that everyone is going to receive an actual washing machine, well not like the states but its better than washing things by hand, I am super excited and we are going to get microwaves too! I haven't used a microwave in over a year, I hope I didn't forget how to use it! haha

We have been having some great successes this week and the Lord has really been blessing us! We found a girl that has been going to another ward for these last months and she didn't even know there was a Church of Jesus Christ by her house, she has never talked to the missionaries but now she is excited for her baptism this week!

Life is great on the mission! Because there are so many hard times, when there are the good times they are even better, it's like using a toilet after a week of camping in the wilderness, if you know what I mean! The Lords Hand is in this work and I am so grateful to be a part of the Lords work!

So it's time for some shout outs. . . .

Bryton congrats on making the varsity track team, you are such a stud

Marissa keep serving hard and being amazing, I love you

Cory and Jessica, congrats on the baby coming, feel better Jessica

Grandma Hanks, you are such a hottie

love you all with everything I have
Elder Anderson


WOW, WHAT A WEEK! Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SO this week was a little crazy! It was carnival week here in Brazil! And it gets so so so so crazy here! haha everyone gets drunk, all the guys dress like girls and the girls don't dress! It is horrible and we tried to stay as far from anything as possible! On the way home, we found this old drunk guy that fell on the road because he couldn't walk anymore and water was rushing over him! He would have drowned if we hadn't passed, we picked him up and we had already talked to this guy before so we knew where he lived, he had a bunch of blood on him from falling! He couldn't walk so we picked him up and carried him all the way home! haha the whole way home he was giggling saying, `´only Americans would do this´´ and kept saying ´´I don't speak English´´ haha I was laughing so hard, he had a shish ka bob (sp?) of meat and he wouldn't let go of it for nothing, haha as we were carrying him it kept on hitting into Elder Hilton's mouth! It was serious, but seriously so funny!

It has been raining so much! My shoes are constantly full with water! It is horrible, but life goes on! There were very very few in church this week and the work has been hard but we are still finding many elects! The Lord is blessing us a ton! I spent the day hiking in the jungle with some natives and eating all sorts of delicious fruit, saw a parrot, and a waterfall! Love you all tons have a great week!

love Elder Anderson


I Love the rain Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hey whats up everyone? So I am alive this week! I am not killing for time so I will write a email a little better! So lets see this week have been great! We have been finding a lot of elects, and the Lord is really showing us love in every way! We have seen some cool things this week also, this city is full of crazy things, it is a very old historic place, there was a lot of gold here in the olden times, wherever there is money, crazy things happen! There are so many hills here and I am still losing a little weight, there is nothing I can do, I eat so much, but the hills here are killer. Haha we lost our keys to our house this week, but we found them randomly as we were walking through the jungle. The lord really helped us on that one!

There is a kid that we baptized a little bit ago and he has such a huge family, his grandma had 19 kids, so you can just imagine, that is where we are finding so many people, he is going to bring so many people into the church, our plan is to turn this district into a ward by the end of this transfer or the end of the next with just this family haha! So I am doing well health wise and I'm super happy because it has been rainy the last couple days, wow I love the rain! everything is going great here! Thanks for all the support, love you tons! Have a great week!
Elder Anderson



sup tudo mundo Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So I have to go to Belo Horizonte right now, I will try and write you all there!
Elder Anderson

Mom's Letter
Wazzz up momers! How are you doing! It is another great day here in Sabara, I am loving it here, seriously it is so beautiful here, but wow do you need to see the hills! Haha there are so many! Haha I think I am going to loose lots more weight! but this town is so awesome! There is just a tiny district, like 10 or 15 people, but there is a lot of room for growth and there is going to be so much growth this transfer, we already have 2 baptisms for this week, and 5 for the next, and we will get even more! It is a great area and I am really liking my companion! I love you mom and I'm happy that you had such a great time with dad and the BYU students, it makes me so happy that you get time alone together! Keep being awesome and Cory and Jessica are in my prayers! Send grandma a kiss for me and here is one for you muah!
Elder Anderson