Thursday, September 20, 2012

Elder Anderson is HOME!

 We welcomed home Elder Anderson is Tuesday and we are so happy to have him back!!! He served a great mission and has many stories to tell for it. Here are some pictures from his happy homecoming!!! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Final Pictures!

July 9

 So this week was pretty sweet! We went to the temple on the 5th. I
 love the Temple so much. The spirit is so strong within those walls. I
 plan on going there a lot when I return home. It is my favorite place
 to go in the whole world. This last time I had a really cool exprience
 as I was praying in the celestial room. I love the scriptures so much.
 They answers my prayers. I read D&C 18 in the celestial room and a ton
 of the verses really rang true to me. I love the temple so much.

 Oh Corinna our recent convert made me a super cool Navajo belt. Like a
 tribe belt it is awesome. I wish I would have taken a picture with it
 on so I could show you. I'll send you my photo card with a picture of
 it on there. It is awesome. I plan on wearing to my homecoming talk
 and on the airplane. hahaha. I love my recent converts so much. I will
 do anything for them. I can't wait to see some of the people that I
 have helped enter the waters of baptism go to the Temple.

 Cool story so we were tracting the World(apt complex that has every
 race in it) We tracted into a Burmese lady and her family. She was
 super nice and invited us in. we shared a short message about how
 families can be together forever and then said a prayer with her. We
 told her we could get a copy of the Book of Mormon in Burmese and she
 got super happy. So we hope to get the copy soon so we can go back and
 give it to her. I love how the Gospel is world wide.

 We also got some new inv. this week! A member referral, she referred
 her Mom and sisiter who live in the same house. So we went over and
 met with them and shared a short message about Christ. The member
 Daughter said that the Dad wouldn't be very interested, she was wrong
 the father loved the message we shared and was excited to hear
 more. They also came to church last sunday. We have a lesson with them
 on tuesday, so we plan to set up a baptism date for July! I'm way
 excited for this family. The non member Daughter has the funniest
 little girl ever! She is 7 years old but acts like she is 12. It is so
 cute. So yeah we are working hard to find new people. 

  It is so Hot here! Check out the photo!

 So how's the cockroaches? Seen any or any other wildlife?
 We didnt have to mess wiht any this week! Thank goodness! haha

  Any baptism dates? Camille, Geegina, Bleys neighbors?
 We have Jessie and Georgeanna prepared for baptims in JUly. we hope
 set more though soon!

 How does this area compare to Prescott? More investigators? More Meals?
 There are a ton more people down here. The work is very different. we
 don't get as many member referrals down here. Most of the inv. we get
 are off our own efforts.

 Are you getting in shape riding your bike in 110 degrees? You better
 keep it up because Dad rides like 200 miles a week.
 Yeah iT is super Hot down here! I dont know why people live here.
 Today it is 113 and the smae tomorrow. It is crazy!

 So Jeff Grigg went to Provo last week and loved it and now is
 definitely going there after his mission, so maybe you can be
 roommates for a couple of years.
 It's going to be 4 years total until you see him again. So weird!
 I'll prob be married by the time Jeff comes home hahah If not we will
 def. room together!

 I LOVE you a ton and thank you so much for everything! You are the BEst!
 Elder Anderson

June 11

How are you?
I'm doing great! I love my area so much and all the people in it. We run into crazy people everyday and broken up familieas and it makes me so grateful for what I have and the awesome family that supports me. This week was super funnnn! So we had 2 leadership meetings back to back weds and thurs. 7 hours long! Yes they were killer. But the best part about them was Prescott came down for the 2 days and guess where nelson stayed? Yes he stayed with us for the 2 days! It was so much fun. Just like old times. We went on splits so it was me and Nelson together. I love that guy so much. He loved wokring in the ghetto and we tracted the roughest part of our area. It was super funnn. He met his first hooker and crazy person yelling at the sky. It was great. I cant wait to see him after the mission. Being with him for those 2 days was like working with my best friend. It was awesome!  So that was like the highlite of the week. we also got some new investigators and we have a Baptism on the 15th! Joshue is gettign baptized! Its going to be Sweet.
Oh somwething I learned this week, well I kinda already knew but it didnt actually come to me till yesterday when I heard it again. So when the great apostasy happened the Catholic shurch staarted in 280 AD first off how did they get there authority if there was a 280 year gap from when the authority was on the earth. So the cathlic church is false. Now if the cathlic church is false wouldnt that mean any church that branches off of it be false as well? Yes. That is why there was such a great need for the restoration. All these reformers and leaders prepared the restoration to happen. Man I love the gospel and what the spirit teaches me. So when I heard that and studied it more. It just all made sense you me. I know that the church is true!

It sounds like you are in more of the ghetto now. Did you get some furniture? Do you have a bed?
Yeah we have beds. Not to much Furniture. we are looking for a couch still. we'll findone soon though.

Why did you have to move out of the Tieman's?
Cause of the bed bugs.

How's Shella doing?
We werent able to meet with her this week. She was always busy. we aer planning to teach her on tuesday so hopefully it will work out. She is such an awesome lady!

Any other new investigators?
Well we set more baptism dates this week. We have 6 right now for june. Andrea the mother and her 2 kids Kyliegh and brandon. They are super cool. Elder Mason set the date and taught the lesson while In  the meetings. HE is a aweosme missionary. So they are planning on getting baptized on the 30th of June. Brandon is a super smart little 10 year old. He said he would read the Book of Moromon and he has. Way cool kid.
Crystal who is a super cool lady! She is a little crazy. But very smart and has soime wild ideas. we were teaching her and she was talking about how she wants to grow adn how she has a purpsoe here on earth. The spirit then told me to have her read Alma 32;28. Show I Pulled out my Books and openned to the page and had her read it. As she was reading tears started to go down her cheek. She finished and Said " that verse is talking to me, Sorry I dont cry but for some reason this just hit me" IT was so cool to see the spirit just work. My mission president said the strongs tools we have are: 1. our testimonies 2. The scriptures. So use them and use them often. I love the scriptures so much!
Tell chad to look up Colossians 3: 20 that is in the NT. I thought of him and I as I read it. You might like it to mom haha.  Also check out on youtube Missionary work and the Atonement. It is a super good video and brought all the leadership in the mission to tears.
there were a couple other funny stories like th Drunk Navajo that tried to steal Masons bike. Good stuff. But I dont have anymore time. I love you so much!