11/09/2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I just want to make a declaration, 创I am not trunky创 haha I don't believe in that kind of stuff! So lets see, this week was amazing, we had a family get baptized in the branch, the mom and kid were baptized to Sundays ago and the dad was baptized this Sunday, the kid and mom bore testimony of the church and I have never felt the spirit so strong in my life, I'm serious!! Then, the 1st counselor got up and said I want to testify that there are angels in this room! It was powerful! The family is preparing to go to the temple, they already have a picture of the temple on there wall! The Lord has been blessing us so much here, we are working so much and the Lord blesses us even more than we deserve! The mission is the best place on earth! So my comp got sick today, he pooped his pants during study and then we were sitting there and he said 创I think I'm going to throw up创 and sure enough he did haha and got it all over the place on the way to the bathroom! haha, but he is feeling better now, it was because he ate weird Brazilian food last night haha, we are happy here and full of life! The work will go on! Love you all have a great week!
love you all
Elder Anderson

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Ha ha, so I had practically forgotten about my birthday until I read my emails, ha ha you think I'm joking, but I'm not, I forgot it was so soon! ha ha I am getting old fast and I'm looking great, I think that's the blessing about guys, the older they get the better looking! ha ha So I first off want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, I love you all so much! So we had a baptism this week it was amazing, and the spirit was so strong, there are hard times on the mission but the joy that we feel is indescribable, when you see someones life change, and how grateful they are to you!

So this week I got to fulfill a dream I have always had on the mission, I got to teach in another church the lesson of the Restoration, it was a Pentecostal church and we got there, we were invited by the pastor, and they started, there was a lot of screaming and hallelujahs and stuff like that, then came our time, I cracked a joke about how I'm almost as tall as Goliath, ha ha everyone laughed and we then talked about the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ, then I invited everyone in the congregation to be baptized! It was so awesome, the spirit was so strong as we talked calmly and testified of the truth! We think there will be fruits from it, but it was amazing!

So we worked tons this week! It has been really raining here so that has helped on the heat factor! I love walking in the rain, I never use an umbrella and everyone thinks I'm crazy ha ha, but its hot rain so there is no need for one! I want everyone in this moment to think right now about what is the purpose of our lives, what makes us happy, and why do we worry about other things that mean nothing! Stay happy this week and remember that God loves you and I love you tons! Have a great week!
love
Elder Anderson

11/01/2011

October 26, 2011

Ha ha, so I had practically forgotten about my birthday until I read my emails, ha ha you think I'm joking but I'm not, I forgot it was so soon! ha ha I am getting old fast and I'm looking great, I think that's the blessing about guys, the older they get the better looking! ha ha So I first off want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, I love you all so much! So we had a baptism this week it was amazing, and the spirit was so strong, there are hard times on the mission but the joy that we feel is indescribable, when you see someones life change, and how grateful they are to you!

So this week I got to fulfill a dream I have always had on the mission, I got to teach in another church the lesson of the Restoration, it was a Pentecostal church and we got there, we were invited by the pastor, and they started, there was a lot of screaming and hallelujahs and stuff like that, then came our time, I cracked a joke about how I'm almost as tall as Goliath, ha ha everyone laughed and we then talked about the restoration of the church of Jesus Christ, then I invited everyone in the congregation to be baptized! It was so awesome, the spirit was so strong as we talked calmly and testified of the truth! We think there will be fruits from it, but it was amazing!

So we worked tons this week! It has been really raining here so that has helped on the heat factor! I love walking in the rain, I never use an umbrella and everyone thinks I'm crazy ha ha but it's hot rain so there is no need for one! I want everyone in this moment to think right now about what is the purpose of our lives, what makes us happy, and why do we worry about other things that mean nothing! Stay happy this week and remember that God loves you and I love you tons! Have a great week!
love
Elder Anderson

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

HELLO GENTE! So I have been transferred, to another city it is called
IPATINGA! It is 6 hours by bus ride, It is so stinkin hot here it is
unbelievable, we spent the first couple days melting! The first night, I
lost like 3 hours of sleep because I couldn't sleep because it was so
hot, but then we got a member to hook us up with a fan, and I have
been sleeping like a baby ever since, this area has always baptized
very little, but this transfer that is going to be changed. I have a
new comp, Elder Thornley, he is from Syracuse, Utah and this is his last
transfer on the mission! It has been a long time since this area has
baptized, but we are going to change that, we found someone Thursday
this old guy that speaks 12 languages and he is excited for his
baptism this week, the Lord is really blessing us. It's so good to hear
that everyone is doing great, besides Ciara and Bryton haha get better
soon! We got into the house here and there was nothing, we don't have
anything to wash our clothes, so we are either doing it by hand or we
have to ask neighbors, oh and this week we were walking to church and
we invited a guy that was outside his house to go with us, he said
okay, went and changed his clothes, as we walked he told us that he
has already killed two people and then he asked where the church was
and we told him, he stopped and said he had enemies by there and they
would kill him if he went over there, so he stayed and we enjoyed a
great day at church. I was really hoping he would go but that's what
happens when your a killer haha
Have a great week everyone!
love
Elder Anderson

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

O Groupo: Ola,
Tudo esta bem aqui nesta area. Eu amo lafaiete, ent鉶 essa semana foi bem doido, n騭 andamos bastante e ensinamos muitas pessoas, o senhor esta n髎 aben鏾ando muito agora! So I loved general conference, it was so amazing! I got to watch all the sessions, I loved the first session on Saturday, it was amazing, I loved the talk about time and I also loved the talk of Elder Packer, it was so amazing, President Monson is so funny when he got up there to announce the temples and said HELLO`` haha I haven't heard someone start a talk like that in general conference haha hilarious! It is such blessing to hear from apostles of the Lord! I can't wait to get the Ensign of conference, I will study it tons, oh and Elder Andersen talked about marriage, wink wink Marissa haha I am very happy today, it's cloudy and raining here which makes me happy, I hate walking in the blazing sun, but it is still warm here, I am going to freeze my butt off when I get in the states brrrrr!

9-28-11, Wednesday

Blessings: Wow it is amazing how the Lord blesses when you have done everything and it all fails, we have had a transfer full of difficulties, so much work and so much failure, but the Lord has really blessed us this week! We have already 10 or more people that are going to go to the conference, it's such a blessing that we have! Everyone take advantage of it, to hear a live prophet spéak for the whole world. We need to apply everything we learn! So let's think, the only thing funny that happened this week, was me walking and I bashed my head on a metal grate that was covering a window, it bled a little but I'm all better, not to much brain damage, well not any more than I already had, haha have a great week everyone, and show your teeth, it's good to be alive!
love
Elder Anderson