Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pics and Captions

February 18, 2013

Me finishing off pb and j's with peanut butter from mommy's package! SO GOOD! Homemade sandwiches and homemade chips! Best lunch EVER!!!!!

Me and Lem with lunch!

Me and Lem in the Temple a few weeks ago

Mural in Avellaneda

Package from HOME!!!!

Week 1

February 18, 2013


So here I am after my first full week BACK WHERE I STARTED in the center of Avellaneda! One of the largest cities outside of Buenos Aires Capital! It has been hot and I am SOOO sun burnt but happy and content to be back! My companion Elder Lem is a Champ and we are having  alot of success! I think one of the most difficult and yet refreshing experiences we had this week was showing up to a lesson with a small family and being greeted by a small congregation! There were 8 PREACHERS from a church that is not our own that were preparing to bible bash the wahooey out of us. Well, we being fearless and young and having faith that all things are possible, began to teach our very clear focused direct message. One of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Authority of the priesthood in these latter days through the prophet Joseph Smith. Let us just say that those gathered were not gathered so much to listen than to criticize demean and destroy! So lame.For the next 45 minutes we sat and let them attack us on religious and personal and political levels. It hurt because of how ignorant they really were but it helped me realize something. They focused always on one thing, being 100% obedient to the law to the very details. The thought came to mind, the Pharisees that condemned Christ were also 100% obedient to the law. But instead of looking to lift and love others and to believe and look for the Messiah, they chose to degrade and destroy all those who were were not part of their elite group. It made me think that the gospel of Jesus Christ is so much more than just 100% obedience. It is loving 100% and letting that same love motivate your obedience. For this very reason Christ fulfilled the law of Moses (100's of rules and commandments) with the law of love. In Matthew 22 it says,

 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
 38 This is the first and great commandment.
 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The gospel of Jesus Christ and the true church that contains it will never degrade, it will never destroy, it will never demean. The gospel of Jesus Christ and His true church will always lift, build and LOVE. I testify that this is true. I know it is. I testify that this church is that church! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! That all who come unto this gospel will be LIFTED, BUILT UP, AND LOVED because this Church is His church, and this Gospel is His gospel! I have experienced it for myself and I have asked God the eternal Father in the name of Christ if these things are true and he has manifest unto me by his Holy Spirit that they are! I invite all to do the same. To investigate, "by their fruits ye shall know them" and to ask God "ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you."

I love you all. El fin se acerca y hay poco tiempo. I am working hard and and so proud to represent the Lord Jesus Christ in this great work. In HIS great work!

Elder Anderson


February 11, 2013

Hey all!
Little time but big news.
I'm back in my very first area of Avellaneda to finish off my mission!!!! So excited! This is a crazy change which NEVER EVER happens and I don't know why it has happened to me but it sure will be interesting to find out! I'm nervous but happy and ready to endure to the end! Enjoying the journey and learning a ton still! I love you all,
Elder Anderson 

Here are some cool pics from last week! Hope you enjoy them! Don't worry, the mug has tang in it! The other is of me in a swing at Sebastian and Brenda Rojas's house. I'm still childish! Some ribs I found and preparing an asado in the chapel! WOHOOO! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013


February 4, 2013
Hi all!
Short and sweet this week like so many weeks before! :) Nothing new really! Just working hard and doing our very best! This last week was really beautiful as we had the baptism of one of our good friends here. His name is Fabian and is a 30 year old police officer with his wife and littel one year old daughter. The wife was baptized a few years ago and he took interest recently and made the decision to be baptized. It was a huge blessing and an amazing experience. I am so grateful for God and his goodness.
Love you,
Elder Anderson


January 28, 2013

Hey all! 

Scripture of the week!
 88 And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.
I trust in that promise for me and for all people. It is true and it is good! God is there always! He not only has his hand extended, he is reaching and trying with all his might to touch us, to hold us, and to never let us go! God is good. He is loving and he is there! I know that without a shadow of a doubt.
God will never leave us helpless or abandoned! I have a firm testimony of that! God is many times in the small things and we just don't pay enough attention. Take a look around! 
Elder Anderson