Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

FROZEN?

as my comp and i came up to this really old man to see if he needed any help carrying his bags and so that we would be able to contact this brohommie. and so i started out by asking him if there was anything we could help him with. and to our surprise he just kept on walking. ya know.... sitting there a little puzzled as to why he didn't ever answer back (even a no. or a i'm busy would be nice), I decided to ask him again but a little louder this time. and with that little bit more strength he looked at us a little shocked as to if we just snuck up on him. with that look he told us no and i snagged that opener to start to contact this man. but.... he either was not interested or just could not hear :D:D:D and i did not even matter what i said he just kept on walking absolutely oblivious to the world. :D I sure hope that the intention counts and that the man will be able to find some elders somewhere someday.... cuz i don't know how many more days he will have. (kinda an old fellow)

This last wednesday was awesome. I remember that last year during this time really was not so great (pres. morales). but this year president stutzenegger made it a freakin awesome time. He started the day out by having a devotional and watching a video about how El es la dadiva and then we had a talent show. there were some freakin awesome talents. like a kid who made this amazing rap about the mission i would pay for that song on itunes. Then we had some lunch and president gave us some time to play basketball, soccer, football or... watch frozen! and i had all the intentions to go outside and play some basketball but as i was passing the room where they were just starting to watch the moving i decided to sit on down and just watch a little bit. and the next thing ya know the movie was over. but my favorite part would have to be when she sang let it go. yeah that definitely was a favorite. and then after the movie ended we headed on back to our areas and worked. so... yeah. that was this last week. :D:DD fun and .... missionary like. 
















Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

run n gun

So the first thing that i would like to write about would have to be the fact that someone was shot in our area last week. My comp and i were sitting in a less actives house and her daughter ran in and sounded a little worried when she told us that some one had just been shot in street 3. so when me and my comp got done with that lesson we decided to head on down to street three to see if everything was ok. but when we got there..  well... there was only a car with some bullet holes in it and no person and just a whole bunch of police. we were glad to find it wasnt anyone we knew. its always fun to know that you can have something interesting happen every day.  

we went and helped some members clean out there shack on pday. they live along the railroad tracks not far from the river where they throw the bodies after they kill them. when i say shack i mean a place like a wood fort we would build back in the trees with old sheets of ply wood and we would lay carpet on the dirt for our floor. it was just like that except they didnt have any carpet. the family we were helping took us to a pile of dirt that i would have thought there might be a body buried under it but no! after digging for quite a while in this big pile of dirt we found some rugs that had been buried.  i didnt ask why they were buried i just kept digging until all the rugs were uncoverd and they were in her shack. the mormons here are not like utah mormons. i call them Mexican Mormons because they are active and yet they do a few things that we wouldnt do in Utah. we were helping her clean out her shack when i lifted up a board in the corner of this members shack and there was marijuana growing behind the boards. i could tell she was trying to keep me away from that corner so when she went outside i got a couple shots of it.  i am sure it is for medical purposes....or so i'd like to think. 




Playing futball with my zone 

            The river where they throw the dead bodies.....you asked, so here it is!


                         Headed to help clean out the shack for a member


             Yes!  people tell me my face is fat! but why is it when my pants are soooo big?

                           Yes! we found a rabbit in their shack too!
                   Morning on my street


                     Like a walmart?
This angle makes all the train tracks no matter what country look beautiful!
                          District buddies:D:D

                       DIGGING OUT THE RUGS:D:D:D

How did they get all that dirt on top of the rugs anyway? but we found the rugs:D:D

                Finishing up
Headed home.....

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Surprise

i just got something short n sweet. but this last sunday we had people who were going to go to church. and like they alway say. "first God" or "if God wants" which are mexican words for either no or i don't promise anything. and so my comp and i were walking to pick up our investigadors and.... none of them were home or none of them opened their doors. and we went to the last house that we honestly thought that they were going to be there and we knocked and knocked for quite a while and no one answered us.... so ya know a little sad and knocked down,  we walked back to the church and my ZL came up to me and asked me how i was and i told him that i was doing good but... that our investigadores didn't come... and in that moment my DL came downstairs and told me. "elder Anderson i think you have some people up stairs in the sacrament room." So i went on up to the sacrament room and....! there were those two guys that we thought that were going to come but were not in their house. they came early!!! it was freakin awesome!!! that was definitely the highlight of my week :D:D I think i am going to get my toe operated on this week or the next just so you know:D:D:D peace. 

Elder Anderson

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

La Prudencia

This week was a pretty good one.  So me and my comp we have been contacting like freakin slaves this last week and we had absolutely no success in that. but one thing that i have learned here in the mission would have to be the prudencia because we kept on getting appointments with people that we contacted in the street and every time that we went over they had lied to us or in that moment they told us that they didn't want anything anymore. So... this last sunday (yesterday) we had one appointment  that honestly i did not believe that they were going to be their if we went. but... something told us that we should go yet again to this appointment. and when we got there they opened up the door and let us through and told us that they would like to prepare themselves so that they could be baptized. Honestly that was quite a shocker because i did not think that they were going to open the door. That just goes to show that God works in His time and we just have to keep doing our part until He wants things to come to pass. 

PS my new comp is soooo cool and my area is the greatest.  It is way bigger than my last area so it will take a little longer to contact every person:D:D:D 

Until the next. 









Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

The only thing that i can think that happened this week that is worth telling is the experience that happened in this big bus. So me any my DL we were going to pick up some medicine for my ingrown toenail (which just wont go away) . and when we got on this bus was just screaming everything that mexico has to offer or if i were to explain to someone what it is like here. well... this experience pretty much sums up what it is like down here 24/7. because right when we got on the driver had a huge rum and was drunker than anything else that i have ever seen and he just kept on drinking with his buds that were there with him. and then when we walked to the back of the bus trying to get away from the man drinking we found yet another man in one of the back seats throwing up into a plastic bag(normal right?) but when he got done he didn't even tie up the bag or anything and just stuffed it under the seat (not so normal...). and then the guy that i was sitting next to had the biggest tumor on his face that i have ever seen in my whole life. and also when we were coming back the driver and his buds were just enjoying a good ol mary jane. and so that was... interesting... but yeah that was just an interesting time of this last week. Needless to say that mexico will never be America. 
Working with the less actives has been a wonderful part of my mission.  the dog i am holding is one of the less actives. they love feeling the spirit and i love bringing it to them. 
the one picture is of some fish we put in tacos and the other is a street in my area i will be leaving. i will miss all the people i have come to love. i love mexico and i love the people.
i am so grateful for all you did for me growing up. i thought i appreciated it then but for how hard it has been here in mexico i honestly don't think i was grateful enough. the hard times of a mission (not complaining) have humbled me to the point of love beyond measure for you guys. tell hudson he may never really get it until life gets hard like mine has been but to try to be grateful and not hateful like i was. me going without and seeing so many go without and being treated so bad has changed me. 
thank you for all your support while i have been here.
as for my toe, i know i have spent a boat load of money on it and wish i wasn't spending so much on it all the time, i just never get enough time to give my foot a rest from the shoe. i think the fix here is not what you said in the states, sorry for using so much extra money but i don't know what else to do, i think this is now my $5,000 dollar toe:D:D:D
wish i knew where i was going but i will tell you next week, i sure will miss the people here:D:D:D