Sunday, January 18, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

La Reta

We went to go and teach our investigators (which came to church again!!!!!). and we taught about testimonies (its not something that they tell us to teach at the beginning but i have found out that if the investigators know that if they want to know if the church is true or not and if they should get baptized or not that they need to know how to grow a testimony and how that will help them so that they know the answer when they receive it. (because many times we always try to have them find the answer and we explain testimony to late for it to work in time for the baptismal date) and then we explained about the plan of salvation and the word of wisdom. and at the end the dad spoke up and said... well.. personally, I really enjoy what you guys are teaching and i want to keep going to church because i feel something different when i am there and when you guys are teaching I feel something i havent felt in my whole life.) and then we ended with prayer and asked them to keep reading the book of mormon so that they can continue growing their  testimony and preparing themselves so that they can know if the church is true and if they should be baptized or no. 

and there is always something interesting here in mexico. because we always contact people in the street and like always no one wants us. but there are alway different groups of kids in the street playing futbol. and we have become friends with many of the kids that play in the street and we alway saque appointments with them so we can play them in a game or two. but one time we didn't show up because we had a meeting with the president. and now every time that we walk past the street 8 kids will just run to the windows and scream at us that we didn't show up and how they were totally going to kick our buts and all that jazz. and finally after like two whole days like that ( yeah i know i don't have much patience) i went up to the group of them after they had yelled at us about how we were wimps for not showing up. I told them that we didn't show up because we didn't want to make them feel bad with our awesome soccer skills cuz they wouldn't stand a chance against us (speaking total crap, they are way better than us). That if they want to we can have a tournament this wednesday if they are up to it. haha and that is when a kid said that it should be another day because he has school at that time on wednesday, but the rest of the kids said it was ok so we told them that we were going to be there ready to play. (and i think that kid is going to be ´´sick´´ on wednesday hahaha)

but that was our week. nothin crazy.

Elder Anderson 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015


Wellp. This week was one for the books. We finally found some cool investigadors. and we gave a blessing to a little boy in the intensive care place. 

Like i had mentioned. my comp and i have finally found some new investigators and that was after like 2 months of searching and searching and contacting and have absolutely no success. but we came up to this lady in the street and after thousands of contacts and no one  listening to you... well... it stinks. but this lady was different. right when we started to talk to her she told us that she would like us to talk with her son so that he could get to know us and so that her husband could ask us some questions. so with that we got another appointment. and went off with high hopes. the next time that we went over there they were actually in their house(first surprise) and when we walked in they were already waiting for us in their living room (second surprise) and for final the dad said to us that he was so very interested (third and final surprise because no one is every interested in what we do). and  with that we taught them and they were so very excited to come to church on sunday. When they got there on sunday they were excited and I was.... nervous. Because the members down here are more catholic then they are mormon (in all of my areas they have been like that.). And... it was fast and testimony meeting. I was sure we were going to have someone stand up and say that Jehovah is our heavenly father or how the word of wisdom is an optional thing or a member from the seventy to go up and say that if we obey the commandments with exactness and do our best to serve people that we will only go to the terestial kingdom (actually happened in my last word). so... things went pretty well only two members said a fews things absolutely wrong so it was a solid testimony meeting (we will definitely be teaching about how the church is perfect and that the members are not, if they didn't already find that out). THen.... we went to the next class and they called on a lady to do the finally prayer and she stood up and started to recite a catholic prayer and all i could do was sit there and pray and pray and pray that our investigators could take the good of the church and just ignore the members. but.. yeah that was an experience for us. 

On saturday night we got a call that a lady needed a blessing for her child.  so when we got over to her house she told us that we would need to go to the hospital because her baby was in the intensive care. as we were driving over there she explained the situation to us. We arrived to the hospital and we went up to the right floor and they told us that we had to wash our hands like 4 times with different soaps and methods of how to wash. and once we got done they gave us some face masks and some other gear that we had to put on before they let us go in. When we got into the room... man. i have never seen such a small baby in my whole life. We gave the baby a blessing and it was a very very great experience. I don't remember the words of the blessing but the feeling that what there after we gave it was fantastic. The peace that was there was indescribable. the hermana thanked us and took us back to our area and we went back to work. 

What a solid week... got a few more to go so hold the horses.

Elder Anderson