Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hey so this week has been awesome and I am going to tell three stories today lets go...

Baptism- So we have a baptism this week, her name is Larissa and she has like 40 years, she lives with her husband but her husband is a bum, he does nothing for her, her and her two kids go without food some times, but we are helping her get back on her feet, she is loving the Book of Mormon and is reading every day, her prayers are amazing and super long, she is going to have a great baptism and she is super excited

Storm- I saw a storm that I have never seen before, imagine this, it was a beautiful night and we were climbing a hill, we felt a light breeze on our backs and then it started to be harder and we started to climb the hill we more breeze, and then a huge storm came, we were close to a gas station and things started to fall over and we ran for cover, and then things started to blow up and all the power went out, it came in like 10 seconds I'm not even joking it was completely nuts, but you know me I was loving life! haha got a video of it! Next week I'll send it

Dead guy- so we were teaching in a Favela, which is a ghetto, and when I say ghetto I mean ghetto, and there when gun shots and we may or may not have seen a dead guy in the road, alright we saw one, it was weird no one was weirded out, it is normal thing I guess that happens there haha but don't worry about me, God is protecting us, I won't do anything stupid, and no one messes with missionaries! haha the mission is awesome!

So I am excited with great health and lets keep that Lords work moving forward!
Elder Anderson

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So it has been a while since I have written a good group email! So I am here in Riach in a city called Contagem, and my companion is Elder Cerutti! He is Brazilian and from the south! He is so cool and I am so excited to serve with him! These last couple weeks I have been with Elder Dale, we worked until blood left the feet haha but there was very little success, this city I'm in has a lot of rich people, the rich people don't worry as much about God as they do their money, so it has been a little hard. Elder Ceruttiand me are re-organizing and regathering our forces! We are going to tear up the roads here! Wow, I am loving the mission, I don't take one day for granted, I feel like a kid on the mission, never wanting to put things for afterwards, today has to be the best!

Elder Dale and I we were teaching a man that was having problems with cigarettes and alcohol we were doing everything to help him but in the end he stopped fulfilling with his part! So we had to cut him! We taught a lesson last night for a João and it was so spiritual, he accepted a date and I am super animated to help him! I will miss Elder Dale a lot, we worked before the mission together in BUY LOW and we are going to be great friends forever!

So I woke up early today and we went to the giant bus station in Belo Horizonte like 40 minutes away from my house here and I got my new companion! He seems like he is way excited for the work so lets see what he gots! boo yahhh!

-Happy birthday to Grandma and Grandpa Bowers, I love you!
-Marissa you are gorgeous!

Alright I hope you enjoyed the email this week! I love you all and lets get some work done!

Elder Anderson