Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm ending my mission in Colorado!!

Well....after a Saturday full of fear and suspense I received the news that I'll be ending my mission in Colorado! It's a good place to start and a good place to die;)
We are having so much success and having so much fun! Kenny and Mario came to church and loved it. Kenny stood up and introduced himself to the Priesthood and told everyone he was getting Baptized...we haven't talked to him about that yet so it was pretty funny but neat at the same time!
Miracle of the week....Sacrament Meeting softens hearts. There was a very strong Anti-Mormon lady married to less active member and she came to Church with him so she could prove that the Mormons were evil. She came the first week and didn't find anything, tried again the second week, then the 4th then 7th time....each time she came to prove us wrong she felt the Spirit so strong until she broke down and asked her neighbor (a member of the Church) for a copy of the Book of Mormon and asked if she could still attend even though her and her husband got divorced and he moved away. She was in tears and she told her neighbor how she feels the Spirit so strong and loves to see how much the men care for the women and the teachings and just the kindness. She then went and told her Methodist friends that she would be attending the Mormon Church on Sundays and that it was actually a really, really good Church!! How amazing!!
The Savior softens hearts. She tried to "..ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true..." by attending Church to prove it wrong but she was greatly surprised to find that the Savior kept his promise in saying that "he will manifest the truth of it unto you,  by the power of the Holy Ghost."-Moroni 10:4-5

Love you all!

-2 years of planners!!
 -Wish I was taller…
-I found a glove and it reminded me of how much time I spent actively learning valuable skills in my old EMT class:)

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Lord is blessing us with wonderful people to teach!

Heyo! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!!
I just want to introduce you to Kenny. He visited Stake Conference and we were able to meet him after.
So, Kenny is a younger guy and he was going downhill fast until he landed in jail for a year. But while he was in jail he found a Book of Mormon and read all of it. Then he read all of the Bible, then he read other religious books but in his own words, "Out of all the books I was reading I just kept getting drawn back to the Book of Mormon, the Holy Spirit I felt from it was just so powerful, more powerful than any of the other books, including the Bible. I just love the stories...The Anti-Nephi-Lehi's...I think they're called, what a powerful story of them burying their weapons. And Moroni!! He's just...a boss!! I loved the book so much that I showed others in the jail and we had study sessions just reading the Book of Mormon."
We taught him the Restoration and we said "Kenny, if this message is true, then it is the most corr..." 
He interrupted us and said "Don't say if! It IS true....I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God."
It was just kind of a neat story, we're having lots of success here in Durango...the Lord is blessing us with lots of wonderful people to teach!

Love you all!
Elder Anderson

Monday, August 28, 2017

I hope everyone is just having a Beega' day!!

Well, I hope everyone is just having a Beega' day!! We've had a really wonderful week here in beautiful Colorado!! We were spiritually fed at a great Stake Conference on Saturday and Sunday and a miracle happened. Mario (our investigator that's been having a hard time) parked his car a block and half away and wove his way through traffic and hundreds of people into the Church and came to Stake Conference with us! He loved it so much, loved the songs, the choir, the talks, he even sung all the hymns with us. He told us that he really appreciated and could feel how much the Stake President and other leaders loved and cared about him, it meant a lot to him!
Oh yeah and Stacy got Baptized! We had to transfer her over to Bayfield so we were sad we couldn't finish teaching her but the important part is that she made it!!

Elder Longhurst has been doing fantastic. He answered the phone to a random number and his eyes got really big and panicked as the lady on the other end of the phone explained to him that she had just been attacked by an Alien and that it hurt her sinus'....he looked at us in panic and asked what to say but we were laughing so hard we had to leave the room so he handled it really well! He told her that we would pray for her:)

1- Still enjoying my ice cream cake :)
2- Baptism day!
3- Sister Cook sent this to Mom :)
4- Pic from Member to Mom