4/27/2011

Some love with photos, Wednesday, April 27, 2011



My Missionary Group!


BAPTIZING

WOW look at this egg
My Owwie Hand



Wazzzzzz upppp! So I woke up excited and ready to start a new transfer, to my great surprise I was not transferred this transfer, so I am still here in Sabará with Elder Santiago.so it has started to rain again, you know how I love the rain, I never use a umbrella because I love it so much. we have been having some difficulties with our investigators falling but I know the Lord is going to bless us very shortly.
So here for Easter they have passover, it is a week of partying and tons of Catholic stuff. They had a giant play in front of a catholic church, there had to be a thousand people there. This week is the one time a year the Catholics watch mass, haha just kidding. There are some strong frequenting Catholics here, I love learning about the the traditions and things of other churches. Sabará is full of old historic churches, it is really neat.
I think that me and my companion are going to go to a museum today, and explore Sabará a little more. I hope yall enjoy these pictures. I have tons more where these came from. A couple pictures are, the back of a kids head that I thought was awesome, a big chocolate egg for the passover, a couple of my , baptisms, oh and when I cut my hand because I fell, yeah my companion laughed, I almost said a bad word, but I didn't my companion (Elder Hilton) was surprised I contained myself.
There is sunshine in my soul, I know that this is the church of our Savior Jesus Christ, I know that his atoning sacrifice has a purifying power. I am grateful for all the people who show me their love, I pray that I can always show you my love, so sincerely feel this when I say it!
I LOVE YOU
love
Elder Anderson

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So today I want to talk about patience with you! Imagine me hold a freezing old drunk guy from falling over for like 3 hours, haha that was my life last night! Everything worked out in the end, patience is how we support our difficulties! All of us have difficulties in our lives, we our given these things to be made humble and to be tested! The Lord wants us to take these difficulties, and handle them in the way of the Lord, that's the test. Think of the billions of people in the world and everyone of them has problems, but there are so many that handle them in the wrong way, we need to have confidence and faith that we can overcome our difficulties, then we need to try our hardest, I like to think about Nephi, he had so many difficulties in the wilderness with him and his family, everyone started to murmur but not him, because he trusted in the Lord and knew that he would provide a way! Instead of getting angry or sad or depressed lets stay happy and know that the Lord will bless us in our sufferings! We do all that we can and the Lord will do the rest!

Everyone keep Marissa in your prayers, she is having some health problems and really needs the support right now! Everyone be happy, lets get to work and make this world a better world, by the small and simple things miracles will be realized! Everyone have a great week! Love you Marissa feel better and stay happy knowing that you are in the Lords hands!
love
Elder Anderson


Letter to mom and dad: So I'm putting your emails together this week because I am very short on time, I need to go to Belo Horizonte today to get shoes for my companion! and do some other things! I'm a little stressed about Marissa now, I hope everything is going okay with her, keep her in your prayers! Have an amazing trip! Let Bryton know that he is lucky that I'm not there or he would go off the cliff this time for real haha. This is the last week of this transfer and there is a very good chance of me being transferred! I love you so much! and if Marissa does go home, give her a call and make sure she knows that you love her! Everyone keep smiling! Make the best out of the present and the future will be great! Love you all drive safely!
love
Elder Anderson

4/13/2011

SMILE, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So I tried to put some pictures on today, but it's not workin! oh well! So this week with my new comp has been great we haven't had anything to crazy happen, we are just workin super hard and finding a lot of people, we found someone to teach but he studies and works all day, so we are waking up at 4:30 in the morning to go and teach him! haha that's the life, little sleep and lots of work! I love the mission so much!

Today I want to talk about honesty! I am so so sick of liars, I have lied a lot in my life so I can't say anything too bad, but we need to tell the truth! The truth will really set us free, when we lie we become slaves to Satan, we get depressed and we feel the impact on our souls! If we tell part truth or try and trick someone in any way we are lying! Know that nothing of this is from the Lord, he knows all and all will be opened on the day we meet him! We need to tell the truth we need to be pure before the Lord! People respect people who tell the truth! Alright that is enough about honesty! I really don't have much to write this week! So this is it I love you all and I love the Lord above all! He is my light and he is my life! Have a great week!
love
Elder Anderson

4/06/2011

Sabará, Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So today was an emergency transfer because 7 missionaries got here today so I have a new comp! I am super sad to loose Elder Hilton, I really loved him! But, my new comp seems awesome! He is Brazilian and looks exactly like Tiger Woods! His name is Elder Santiago and he is from São Paulo! I'm still here in Sabará thank goodness. Because this next week we have 4 baptisms, I only got to watch one session of general conference and didn't see the talk of Elder Holland so that is a real bummer, but I will read it soon enough.

I have had alot of crazy experiences this week but I probably shouldn't talk about them until later. haha I fell yesterday on some moss and scraped up my hand but I'm not going to die so that's good, me and my comp got a good laugh out of it. Life is great on the mission the email this week will be short, I love you all have a great week.
love
Elder Anderson