Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm no longer a teenager.....weird.

Why hello there!

It is quite strange to think that I am no longer a teenager, sorry Mom and Dad, you've just got a family of old people now. Well I just wanna say thanks for the video, cds, video, and the popcorn maker! I love it all! Thanks Jen for the letters and cd and toffe! That toffee is delicious! Thanks for sharing. And Melissa, thank you for the picture of Christ. I love it. I saw it and I honestly thought that the picture was of Reed from the back. Maybe you can take a picture of it so that you can put it with this blog post.

Eduardo is in the center.
So this week, we had the incredible baptism of Eduardo. It was so great. Also, there is some great stories to go with it. So we went to the church and had to empty the water out of the font, clean it, and then fill it up. So we started filling up the font and then left to take care of some stuff. We came back an hour and a half later and opened up the doors to the font, and the water is like brown. It was very dirty. So then it was like 5:40 and the baptism was at 7. So we started freaking out because it takes like an hour to empty the font and an hour and a half to fill it. So as you can see we did not have time. So we turned on the pump to start emptying it and then we got buckets and were running back and forth trying to empty it. We got it empty in like 15 or 20 minutes, and then cleaned it real quick and turned the water back on and just prayed and prayed, and lo and behold the water was clear and clean and it was full 5 minutes before 7. It is incredible the little things God does to help us out. I love Him.

So we have two investigators that we are waiting till they can get married, but we had two awesome lessons with them both this week. We brought the one couple to the other couples house and it was just awesome because the two investigators were the ones really teaching the lessons. They were sharing their testimonies and experiences. It was sooo cool! I loved it so much!

So this week I was studying some General Conference talks and I came across an incredible talk by President Uchtdorf. He talked about the story of Saul and the "road to Damascus". He talked about how we shouldn't be waiting and waiting until we have an incredible sign to act. I want to share two parts from his talk that I loved... "Often, the answer to our prayers does not come while we are on our knees, but while we are on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us." and quoting Saint Francis of Assisi, "Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words." He then said, "Opportunities to do so are all around us. Do not miss them by waiting too long on your road to Damascus." Just like he said, we have so many opportunities to share the gospel. Often times we sit around waiting for the "prime moment" after a tragedy or something that we just think will happen until we can share the Gospel, but like he says, we should not wait too long. The opportunities are everywhere.

I hope that we can all be missionaries and preach the gospel at all times! I love serving the Lord and being on my mission here in Tijuana. Well, I gotta go. Thank you so much one and all for all you do! I love ya'll so much! Have a great week!

Elder Tommy Anderson
Out doing service

O Christmas Tree

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