Why hello there!
How are you all doing this fine day?
This has been a rather loverly week. We had a lot of success this week in working with the less actives. We actually found multiple kids from less active families who aren't baptized and that all came to church this week. It is kinda sad, a lot of the time the only thing people need to stay active in the church is a smiling face and a visit once and while. But yet sometimes we don't even do that. All I can say is that after the mission I am gonna be a better home teacher than I was before the mission.
This week we also had a lot of help and incredible support from the members. We received many referrals and were able to work a lot more with them. I am so thankful for the chance to be here and help out the Lord in this part of His Vineyard.
This week we spent a bit of time practicing for the concert and getting it all ready. Last night we had two concerts/firesides. They were both very well attended between the two I think we had about 800-900 people who came. So I am quite pleased with the turnout.
The program was very nice. Being Easter, we focused the whole thing on the Savior. The Spirit was very much so felt there and I feel as if I was strengthened and enlightened. I was able to see some old investigators and old companions which was really cool. I think my favorite songs that I sang in the concert were He Sent His Son and Beautiful Savior both from the Primary songbook. Both of those songs have such powerful messages about our Savior and his incredible life and sacrifice. I am so thankful for the gifts that God has blessed me with and for this opportunity that was given us to testify of what we know through music.
Honestly, last night I really felt very strong the presence of Reed. The last song of the concert was a solo of mine, I Know That My Redeemer Lives. It was so incredible to testify of that knowledge; that my Savior lives and that through Him, all will live again. I am so thankful for this Easter time and for the opportunity that it is to focus ourselves a bit more on the resurrection.
Being Mexico, and being a very Catholic country this week was quite interesting. This being the holy week is taken by the majority as a time off of work, to go party, and drink. I feel as if the whole world was focused on everything other than why we really celebrate this holiday. The big day here in Mexico is "Good Friday" when they celebrate the death of our Savior. I am glad that we focus ourselves not on the fact that he is dead, but that He lives. I will forever be indebted to my Lord Jesus Christ. I hope we can all take the Spirit that we have felt this week with us as we go forward this week and into the next. Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior and Redeemer. And for that I am so thankful to be able to be one of his servants and representatives here.
I love you all and hope the best for you this week in all you do. Love ya!
Elder Tommy Anderson