Tuesday, March 29, 2011


President came out on sunday to buduburam to do abortion interviews for us.
(He has to interview all of our candidates that have had/or partisipated in an abortion before) Which sadly is about 50% + of our candiates.

any way he came to us after and told me that he wanted to talk to me, and told me that i am going to be the new office elder, which means i have to DRIVE... in ghana on the wrong side of the road!!!!! in the wrong side of the car with the crazy taxi drivers all around!!!!  and what makes it even better is that i have to drive a massise bus!   

also i have a car (only 2 companionships in the whole mission have cars and im going to have one for 2 transfers!) and a washing machine, an oven and AIR-CON

so i short one today as time is of the essence but i will write again maybe tomorrow or wednesdays!

P.S i think we are going to the MTC tomorrow so i will probs be able to see apples!


I just checked the mail room and i got a letters! what is with everyone sending me envelopes?????????  hehe but i actually think i know the answers to that!!!!

another bonus! i can send letters straight after i write them and i will not have to wait long long long times for my ones to get to me!!! as i an the one going to the post office to collect them!!! :) yay!

love you all



SO... Hey! Had a great week! Got a package but cannot pick it up till that meeting on wednesday which is exciting.  It is from the states and that is all i know.  So fingers crossed STAMPS of my very own! which will be wonderful!!

So i had nearly forgotten about all those holidays we have in Australia, there are plenty coming up in April, Easter and Anzac day! But no rest over here i have to think of how i will work Anzac Day into my normal schedule, but it is on a monday so it should be fine!
Saw someone selling an Iphone today!   THE fake-est thing i have ever touched! TERRIBLE really but looked sooooo real. until you turn the screen on. Pretty funny actually. that is something that is easy to come by here knock-offs but i kinda like it cause they are pretty cheep so no need to pay plenty for the things that i need like sunnies.  got a pair of ray bans for 2cedis!!! BARGIN!!! sure they actually say roybon but no one can tell! :)

Making me very excited about this tyedying!!! did you take any photos or am i going to have to wait until next week and see for myself!
who knows!

Your new TV sounds super sweet!!! question but.... is it 3D??? that may be the future of everything         3D!!!! hehe but what would i know right!

Other than transfers next week nothing really interesting has happened! We are teaching some sweet families who are really into the gospel.

This "lady apostle" /actor/song composer/church founder/bible historian/mormon hater tried to finish Elder Evensen and myself in her branch building. It was kind of sad actually but we humbly bore our testimonies gave her a palmflet and left her to her ranting.
what can you do?  some people really don't like the church and it all stems from lack of knlowedge. they just believe anything people say especially when it comes to the church and Joseph Smith i have heard some weird and wacky things!!!  To the west africans to call on saint means like to call a demon or demon worship, you can imagine how confusing that can be to explain! but there are some simple scriptures that explain saints as those followers of Christ.  Also Mormon and Mammon, confusion. But just in another days work!
Every mission has their own challenges and highlights! just have to focus on the good!

Other than that our week was pretty normal! and by normal i mean Excellent.
We had ward conference and an attendance of 185!!! normally 140. (helped alot by our 18 investigators that we had at church!!!) the members here are sooooo great at giving the missionaries referrals! its amazing!

Love you guys lots and hope this week brings more excitments for the both of us!!

lots of love
Elder Anderson!



Yesterday we went to the beach with one of the members as Sunday was Ghana Indepedence Day and Monday was a holiday so we went with him and all his kids to have a 'picnic' at the beach! and when we got back light was off and it was getting late so we didnt want to go and wait!  (Lucky too as the power came back on at midnight!!!!)   AND it was so hot last night i couldn't sleep untill my fan came back on! and i was so happy that it did as i was dying!!!

It has been a great couple of weeks...  we have been working really hard and the results (as almost always from hard work) have been great!!! :)

Did you get my letters as i sent more!!!!?!!!?
its terrible that it takes soooo long!

We have Zone conference tomorrow so hopefully more letters and a package.... maybe.... but better new i will be able to send the letters i have here!  isnt that exciting!!! i think it is!

So yesterday we went to a really nice beach! It is called Winneba Beach. It is about a 15 min drive from the chapel.  One of the members took us and i put up some photos on facebook from the trip there are more to come! but that is a start it was really good fun!!!  (what wasn't fun was washing our clothes! :(..... never is really) but just something we have to do!!!!

Hope your all having a great time!!  Back with the rain as i hear it!!
Hope Blaze is loving her new sweet car!!  Sometimes i feel like im learing to speak english all over again and then you see a white person and it is akward to talk to them cause you don't talk normal anymore and it is just weird!

Anyway that is my news for the week!!! hope we have another great week this week!

Love Elder Anderson!!!


So my week to has been pretty uneventful.... BUT the highlight as usual was a baptism!!! Bro Charles Desuah and Sis Yah Bleshue!!
They were both golden! Seriously, GOLDEN INVESTIGATORS!!!!!
Great to teach, so into the gospel, and so excited to learn more, and strive to live by the commandments, many they were already living!

That is one really great thing about the huge emphasis of Christianity here, MOST people have high moral standards!
MOST.... i say that cause nearly woman/girl you see is pregnant.... or has a child....
but other than that most are good.... well at least the ones that show interest in the church are good :)

Can't believe apples will be here so soon!!! its crazy!
I probs will not be able to see him as it is on the other side of Accra and its not really allowed to go and see people! espically as im pretty far..... that one hour was a little wrong more like 2 if there is no traffic... which is pretty much never!!!!

however if there temple day is the same of our Zone conference i might see him!
So who knows!

Aiight!!! now to the exciting part!!!  My Encounter with ELDER DALLIN H. OAKS!!!

It was a great meeting.  We were to gather at the temple site at 8am We were running a little late due to traffic so we arrived at about 8:20 (lucky the meeting started an hour late!!) We then mingled together as missionaries i was able to talk to Elder Thom, which was cool.  Has a very thick accent so that was nice to hear for a change!

Then President Smith arrived at about 10 to 9 and said Elder Oaks was running a little late!!!

So we read our scriptures and what not...
Then the call came that he was almost here so we all went out side and lined up to shake his hand.. He stood and the chapel doors with his wife  and President Cardon (Area president) and his wife and shook all of our  hands as we entered the chapel and greeted us all!  it was pretty amazing.  (yes, he really is balded!) The meeting started at 10 and finished at 11.

We listened to the testimonies from President and Sis Smith, President and Sis Cardon and then Elder and Sis Oaks.

It was so nice, Elder Oaks gave some wonderful counsels that i noted down very well i think!  and forgot my notebook today!

But the part that stuck in my mind the most is the reason he changed his mind and the last minute to come and address us.

As you know (at least i think you know) there are 2 of the Elders in this mission in prison for false accusations of rape.  President Cardon, Said that while he was in the temple, a heavenly messenger came to him and told him that they were  innocent and that the time is soon at hand that they will be released"

Elder Oaks continued to tell us about how every thursday the 12 meet together and discuss any  issues that the church is facing all over the world and how they can address them.  He told of how President Faust would always say.....
"Brethren, i think we need some spiritual help with this one."

He then offered a wonderful prayer, asking for the spiritual help in the  situation that we have here.  I felt the spirit so strong, nearly everyone's eyes were wet.  I know they will be alright now.  Just like Ammon and his brethren from the Book of Mormon, The Lord is capable of bringing down the walls of prisons!

It was truly an amazing experience!!! that i will not forget!

Well that is all from me for now!!! hope you are all well and will talk again next week!!!

Love Elder Anderson