Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 26, 2011

Hey everyone!
Im oficially in the zone of inti raymi which is here in Cusco! I was in the other stake before when i was here in Cusco, but now im oficially in the biggest strongest ward and stake out of the whole mission! It is such a blessing because more than 200 people attend church here, and all the members are really great and help us a ton! Im also in the ward of my mission president which is really cool too cuz we do Family Home Evenings with him and can invite our investigators! I got to share my testimony yesterday with everyone, and i tried as hard as i could to share with them just how much i love this work and just how ready i am to serve them. Im oficially in my last sector, and something inside me doesnt let me rest even a minute. I think its my testimony that has grown so much, because just the thought of having to stop doing this work is bringing tears to my eyes. i dont understand how a missionary could get lazy as he finishes the mission, but i do know that thats not going to happen with me. every day my testimony keeps getting stronger and my desire to do this work is incredibly strong. Im now zone leader of the biggest zone in the mission too, and after having its worth month every i think that we are all ready to go! Im trying to apply everything that ive learned in my mission, and even just in this first week weve already seen a ton of blessings and have had amazing experiences. I can already see that these three changes are going to be amazing, and that God needs me to give more than i ever have before. Sleeping doesnt really matter to me anymore because the work that we are doing here is wayyyy better. Ive practicaly forgoten about everything else and am just completly focused now, and It feels amazing. i cant wait to see what God has in store for me here!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2011

Hey Everyone!
Im glad to say that my toenail surgery went well and that everything is back in order ha! Im oficially walking in shoes like normal, and i honestly had one of the most amazing weeks of my mission. We did work divisions with some elders that were having alot of problems working together and stuff and it turned out to be one of the most amazing days of my life. I prayed really hard to be able to be a great example for that missionary and help him with everything and just show him how much i love him and everything. We had a really successful day, and afterwards the missionary even told me that he learned a bunch of things from me and realized what he was doing wrong even though i didnt tell him. He expressed how grateful he was for me while shedding tears, and it made me realize how we are all just going through changes and trying to become better people. it helped me to realize as well just how apreciative that i am for all the people in my life that have helped me to  become a better person. I cant believe the changes that im going through out here, and Im to the point where i dont want to stop doing this work and go home lol. I know I have to go home, but I never want to stop being in the Service of other people and especially my Heavenly Father. I found out that i have a change and will be going to what will probably be my last sector since i only have 3 changes left. Im going to work my butt off wherever it is, and im just going to keep trying to make more changes in my life and help as many people as i can to come unto Christ. Thanks for everything. Ill find out where im going this Tuesday at 5pm our time, and ill let you know Monday where im at! Love Elder Anderson! oh and the picture is of the dinner with our pensionista and her daughter and our friends here in an Italian restaurant..it was our going away dinner to show her how much we apreciated everything..Hna Constanza is amazing! and has delicious food haha..

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Hey Everyone!
Had an interesting but amazing week here. I got an ingrown toe nail at the base of my toe which was not too much fun and it even got infected and we had to do a surgery in my room. we did it without pain killers though, and i was actually screaming from the pain. just another awesome mission experience ha! ive got some awesome videos of it too lol! They think they cut all the nail off that entered, but well find out in a couple of days when it heals more if its still going to be a problem. the cool part though is that i got to wear flip flops for a couple of days ha! i was walking with one shoe and one flip flop for awhile which was pretty funny because i was waddling practically ha. anyways, we had another baptism this week that was absolutely amazing! Edwin is an amazing guy whos going through alot of changes, and i got the chance to confirm him which was absolutely amazing! Anyways, im just enjoying my time here and am giving my all. I think that im going to have a change just for some sicknesses and injuries though which stinks...dont worry though im fine, its just minor things. 
love you all..Elder Anderson!

This is disgusting I know...

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

Hey Everyone!
It was another great week here! Our zone is becoming so united its crazy, and for the first time all of the companionships are getting along perfectly! There is a really beautiful spirit right now in this zone, and i have a feeling that we are going to see alot of results because of it. Literally things are going so good that when it comes time for changes in 2 weeks i think that im going to ask president if i can stay here with my companion for one more change. Elder Cardenas is such a great friend now that itd stink to have a change already. Anyways, everything is going great and we are just keeping at it. I hope that you like the pics with Machín, my converts monkey and the other one where were heading to Cusco. 
Love You guys...Elder Anderson!