Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011

Hey everyone!
So it was a really great week here in cusco and we had some really neat experiences..we had our first baptism here which was really cool too. her name is cintia, and got baptized after only 2 weeks of knowing her..that for me was amazing! also, things are going really good with my companion and everything so were working really good. not much else to say though doing good and am healthy and just enjoying my time here in cusco. time is flying by and its crazy that ive already been out here for almost a year.

Cintia and her family

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

hey everyone!
So im glad to say that things are going alot better with my companion now, and although noones really sure what happened with him or why it happend hes doing really good. the work went excelent here in cusco too, and we should be having our first baptism this week. as far as the new area goes, the lady that cooks  for us is awesome and gives us a ton of food! its delicious too, so im really spoiled. im actually gaining weight too which is crazy, so ive got to start doing some more exercises now. our room is just alright and we dont have a shower yet, so the owner of the house is heating up water in pots so that i can already used to it though so its not a big deal. oh and today were going to tour alot of the turist places here so i should have some good pics next week.
love you all! Elder ANderson

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

hey everyone,
so it was a good week here in cusco, but also a really weird one because my companion is passing some really weird stuff. he suffered from an accident when he was a kid and to make a long story short, a part of his brain doesnt work now, the part that retains info and stuff. anyways he has a lot of trouble remembering and memorizing things, but this week, thursday night his memory completely erased. he didnt remember hardly anything that has happend within the last year of his life. he didnt even know who i was when i walked in the room. anyways 2 days passed by like that, and now hes starting to remember again. the whole thing seems really sketchy though, and were thinking it all might be a big lie or that he might have some other kind of problem. ive just been trying to support him through everything though and be here for him until he gets all his examines done and they find out what the real problem is. this is something that ive never really heard of before and i really have no idea how to handle it, so its been a strange week. the only time ive ever heard of this is in the movie 50 first dates, but its another thing to live it. im pretty sure hes going to have some tests done this week though so i really hope they can help him get cured because hes an awesome person and is a great missionary. it makes me super sad because he is so excited to be here in the mission, but could posibly get sent home to recibe the help he needs. idk..this whole week just felt like i was living in a dream or something to be honest. anyways ya im doing good though and am healthy so dont worry about me. and as far as the work goes, were just going to keep working as much as possible with the time that we have. love elder anderson! ill send pics next week...

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

HEy Everyone!
so im oficially in my new sector which is in Cusco itself!! Its really awesome, and some wayyyyy different because i went from a small little pueblito to a huge city like cusco! to say the least, my first couple of days here i felt like George of the Jungle!! the work here seems to be really good though, and weve already found a couple of great families. they just opened our sector up too, so we are pretty much starting from scratch here. we didnt have church yesterday because it was their presidential elections, but i cant wait to attend (Nellie lol) in a big ward again and to get to know all the members. my companions name is elder junes, and he is only in his second change so im basically training him which is cool. hes a good guy and has been through alot in his life so its cool to get to know him. oh and hes 19 and is from cerro de pasco peru. also, im a district leader again, and am now in charge of 8 missionaries. its alot more work, and im usually up late talking on the phone with them helping them and stuff. anyways, im oficiallyu in cusco, and my area is called Santiago 2. oh and the pics finally worked so enjoy ha! 
love you all Elder Anderson!