Monday, August 27, 2012

Not much to say...actually alot but no time...

Hi all! 

Some fotos to explain my last week! It has been one of the best of my life! I have been transfered from San Vicente though and am now in Luis Guillon. Look it up on Google maps! I love you all! Thank you so much for suporting me and all the missionaries! We need it is good Karma for all you guys! :)


Elder Anderson

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Hey all!

How the heck are ya'll doin?!!!!  Doing great here in San Vicente.  This week I have officially been here 8 months.....that is a lot of time!  I am happy and healthy and loving it though but I think I'll be transferred to another area and companion on Monday!  We'll see!  Part of me wants to go and part of me wants to stay!  Either way I am content.  This last week has been a whirlwind of preparation for going to the Temple open house in Buenos Aires!  We are so excited to go and see everything inside and outside and really feel the spirit there.  It is a deeply spiritual experience being there.  I am so Excited!  WE ARE GOING TODAY!!!!!  Can't wait to write you all next week and tell you how it went. 

This week it rained every single day literally all day.  Actually it has been raining for three weeks non-stop!  It finally stopped and the sun came out yesterday!  Thank goodness!  I wasn't sure how much more I could take!  Today is back to overcast again though.  Que bajon!  Yup, I just talked with you all about the weather. That is a sure sign of no new exciting news. 

We are just working hard and teaching lots and learning lots every dayy.  I think one of the bigger news flashes could be that we have a huge hole in the middle of our bedroom floor that is about a foot deep.  Right through the tile and concrete floor.  That is a story for another day though.  Ask me in a year when I get home.  Don't worry.  Everything is completely under least that is what they tell us. 

We were teaching a lesson this week to one of our favorite investigators. We call her Nona, which means basically Granny in Castellano.  She is a sweet 82 year old women that has been investigating the church for 20 years and is going to get baptized this coming Sunday.  She was praying and said so honestly, "Dear God, thank you for blessing me with a beautiful family that has been so patient with me and helped me arrive to this day that I can be baptized. I've been waiting a long time."  It made me think about the story of the Laborers in the vineyard and the talk by Elder Holland. The story is that a Farmer hired on at the beginning of the day laborers in his vineyard. They took the work which was very difficult to find in that day and worked all the day long for a specific salary. The farmer came back at mid day and hired more workers. Then a third time a few hours later, and then at the last hour came back and hired more on to work. When the day came to a close, all were gathered in and paid the same. The laborers that had worked all the day long got angry with the master of the vineyard for having worked so much more but getting paid the same as the rest. The Elder Holland makes the point clear of this parable. It does not matter the hour at which one arrives to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. All are received and all receive their recompense which is all that the father has. What matters is not the hour or condition in which you arrive, but that you get there and you work your hardest until the end! This sweet 82 year old women matters just as much to God as the new born baby that is born into the gospel. God loves them all. They are all his children and he want all of them to arrive and live with him! Then Elder Holland makes the challenge. Those who have made covenants, keep them. Those who have made covenants and broken them, repent and fix them. And those who have not yet made covenants with God, dig deep, humble yourselves and make them. It does not matter the hour in which you arrive, but it does matter that you arrive in the end! Arrive, and then be firm from that moment on!
I love you all and pray for you and work hard to arrive and be firm. I'm not perfect but I sure do my best and I know that if I stay firm, God will make up the rest.

Elder Cam Anderson 

Por fin!!!!


Long time no write! Sorry about that! Not super great of me....but I'm back on track and writing!  As you probably guessed, I am still here in San Vicente. We are working away and just doing great! We are preparing everything for the open house and re-dedication of the Temple of Buenos Aires! I t is amazing and I am soooo excited!  We are going to visit there within the next couple of weeks!  It is gonna be so awesome!  I miss having a temple so close like in Colorado or in Hawaii. A temple is really a huge blessing. 

The last few weeks we have just been working like crazy and couldn't even seem to get ourselves a brake!  We were running from here to there to EVERYWHERE it seemed.  I am exhausted but super happy and content with everything going on.  The lastest and greates would have to be the baptism of our Bicicletero (bike shop owner). He is a great guy and is really converted and living the gospel!  It is amazing to see! 

Some fun things from down here could be getting shot at by a grown man in the middle of nowhere with a pellet gun, or traveling for an hour and a half in pouring rain and HAIL to get to a meeting in the city of Adrogue, or maybe that a lady in our Branch made me a Beenie of the Argentine flag that is 3 feet long, or that me and my companion both got bit by little yippy dogs in the same day or maybe that we ate 24 pastries in one day. To say it shortly, life is beautiful, interesting and full of adventures. Here are a few more fotos to enjoy and I will write you all next week!

I love ya!

Elder Anderson 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Week 52....and I don't know what to write....

Hey all!

Another great week! Some pics just to prove it!
So this week is kind of a big deal! I turn one year old! Instead of counting up, I am counting down! Blows my mind how fast time goes by. I hear about alot of you guys and I see that you are all growing up so fast and changing! Others of you are the exact same! :)
Being a missionary is so awesome! It makes me pretty darn happy. I can't think of anything better I could be doing with my life right now. When you see a family decide to change and be better. All of them all together at the same time, it really touches your heart. Shows that those things called miracles are real.
Some crazy things. I have taught people from every social class, every religion I can think of, every race (minus Indians from India), and even taught, and seen changes in every single one of them. I have seen people give up cigarettes, alcohol, heroin, being a womanizer, and dropping the spanish equivalent of the F bomb to improve their lives. I have blessed a baby and dedicated a grave. I've eaten a little bit of EVERYTHING and have gotten sick from just about everyhting too. Argentina is one crazy place. I really love it though!
I don't really know what to write this week......I'm pretty darn tired and having a hard time thinking.....asi puedo pensar en algo más paraescribirles. Les prometo que la carta de la proxima semana va a ser mejor.....

Les quiero mucho!

Elder Anderson