Sunday, December 15, 2013

Week 3

The days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days, it's weird, haha but its halfway over!!  I will be in the field soon!!  I'm glad he got those pictures to you and I love proselyting in the park.  Did he send you one of us talking to an angry looking man?  'Cause that man told us we were of the devil and was telling us to go to hell, but the crazy thing was I wasn't scared one bit in fact I loved him and I wanted him to feel the importance of our message and for him to know I believe in Christ and I just looked him in the eye and bore my testimony of the Savior.  He said some words that shouldn't be repeated to me but I just brushed it off and it reminded me of the scripture in Moroni 8 verse 16 "Behold I speak with boldness, having authority from God, and I fear not what man can do, for perfect love casteth out all fear".  That was probably the best experience this week.  

We didn't get to watch the devotional since it was like 3 a.m. here while it was on but I'm glad it was so great!!!!  I have been trying to read Jesus the Christ but here in the MTC its kinda hard.  I've only got time to read the scriptures and Preach my Gospel to prepare for our investigators.  We teach our teachers who act as investigators and one went really well and the other not so good.  We committed one to baptism so that was a cool experience to practice that!  I love hearing your testimony and hearing it brings so much joy to know how I truly was born of "goodly parents" I loved the melting pot for the 2 weeks it lasted!!!  

The Russians and French people are gone so there are only 15 of us 'Spaniards' left so were getting really close and it's so much fun!!!  None of us really speak the language too well but that's okay.  It's coming along!!!  Other than the experience at the park and investigators we've mostly just studied and studied and studied and.. studied, but it's a lot of fun.  I love it here!!!!  This place is incredible!!!  The night before the French and Russians left the 4 other Spaniard Elders and I broke into the French's room while the Russians were in there and had a massive pillow fight but then after we all sang called to serve together and it was powerful!!  Then Elder Dean (the other district leader) and I bore our testimonies and it was just an amazing experience.  We have been called to not only serve but represent our King and I love wearing the tag and being his representative.  I can't even begin to describe the happiness it brings.  Tell everyone I love them!!!  and I pray for you daily.  Every single one of you. 

Spiritual thought for the week!!  Read 1 Nephi chapter 1 very carefully and verse by verse you can find all the principles of the message of the restoration (the first lesson in Preach my Gospel)  Basically the coolest thing ever.  This gospel is true and the Lord's hand is in all of it.  There are no coincidences in how things are set up and Predicad mi Evangelio is inspired.  This work will go forward with or without us and my limited language skills will not stop the work.  The Lord has everything taken care of, so go read 1 Nephi 1!!  It's pretty cool.
((hugs and kisses)) love you mom,
Elder Anderson
I hope this makes sense and is good 'cause were kinda limited on time but just know I love you and things are great if that was really confusing. haha. I just type and hope it turns our okay. haha. love you.