Monday, October 13, 2014

Work of Souls

Hi family, Dad thanks for the great email, i responded in a small way, but don't over look it. Mother I'm glad to hear your are spoiling Isaac, but I'm a little jealous, I don't think the pizza would last all the way to Brazil. How are the developments on a box for me? Not that I'm in want; I fasted this past weekend and was reminded of the special spirit and blessings that are given when we fast. My companion was unable to join me because we was suffering from a urinal infection and was suffering some discomfort but he is better now and we managed to push through the week and are invigorated to be more obedient and baptize more people. Speaking of which Elder Mattos and I had our first baptisms yesterday and we hope to have many more, I will send a photo. 

Mom I'm going to start a letter for you today, your birthday is next you know. Oh I feel really bad right now, but I'm not sure I remember the day of Clarissa's birth. Please tell me and Clarissa please forgive me, but I would feel even worse if I didn't send you something on your special day.

This week our zone had a wonderful meeting with Our President and Assistants. I do believe that our mission is going to be baptizing many more people in the near future. I'm applying a more effective study technique of studying by topic during personal study and my companion and I are starting to do more practicing, planning, and more the area booking. Here is a little something I sent to Sydney about her questioning the language improvements:

My mission President told me this week that my Portuguese is incredible. I had an interview with him this week and he was very complimentary. I feel The Gift of Tongues when I fulfill my purpose as a missionary; testifying, teaching, inviting, loving, contacting, etc.. . The Holy Ghost helps me communicate my love for others and the love the Savior has for them so that they can learn to follow him. This is not to say that I do not speak poorly at times when I'm flustered or discouraged, because that happens too.

My companion and I have not yet scheduled time to study the language during the day so I take every opportunity to practice the language I can. I have several goals I apply during the day that I hope will help me improve my ability to communicate, teach, and understand. I want to help my companion learn English and I know he wants to learn so we are going to start and it may commence with a English class at the Chapel for all to participate.

It seems this computer won't allow me to send pictures so we will have to wait for that.

 This week we had an awesome lesson with a family in our ward that is preparing to go to the temple. I described to them Mom's ring and the significance of how honoring our promises with God allows our families to be reunited eternally, The Spirit was strong as my companion and I bore witness of the sacred nature of the temple.I know this Gospel blesses families and I love you my family and want to be with you forever. 

Até Mais e Com Amor

Elder Anderson

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