Saturday, November 12, 2011


I wanted to share a story with you and your family:
As we were doing some finding and contacting as one of our appointments fell through and the back-up also we stumbled across a compound with the gate open, we actually thought it was the compound of someone we had previously contacted and we wanted to follow up.  Inside we met a man named Patrick. It was pretty funny as when we went in, we knocked on the door and nothing, no answer, then from around the side we saw a man peep around the corner, he saw us see him and called out "wait i'm coming!!" 

So we waited....  he came back.  And immediately sat down with us and motioned for us to sit too.  He told us that just that morning, he had got into an argument with a close friend because he had gotten drunk.  When he sobered up a little he asked himself what had he done?  He then said he prayed, for the first time in a long time, that God would help him, that he wanted to stop all these bad things that he had been doing.  Some few hours later we knocked on his door.  He received us as servants of the Lord, as messengers coming to help him become converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

When our appointments fell through, we could have been discouraged, we could have lost hope, we could have said, well this is a great day isn't it... but instead we used that time to do some finding. It was a little slow to start with, (i think that was a little of the discouragement) but we followed the spirit, and it lead us to where we need to be.

well this week has been great!
a lot of sickness as my companion has a cold and runny tummy! for 4 days straight
i had it for one day, some super spicy rice topping!!! makes you go
that is all you need if you are blocked it will clear you in no time!!!
sorry that is kind of gross

Ghana is still hot, east africa is in a terrible drought and west africa had terrible floods!!! i will send you some pics if i have time

loveelder anderson


had some KFG today, and it was pretty nice!
( they usually don't fry the goat but fried goat is actually pretty good!)
they do fry a lot of chicken but!

we ate Thai food last week and it was really nice!
i got thai green curry so that was cool and some thai fried rice which was also very nice!

well ghana is still sweet, we are still working hard and got at least another 6 weeks together!!!

i wanted to share a little experience we had this week that opened my eyes a little!  This week i re-realized something.  As we taught an investigator for the second time, we finished teaching about the restoration and introduced him to the Book Of Mormon.  We had asked him to pray about the things that we had taught and about Joseph Smith.  As we asked him if he had prayed he said that he had, and that he was still waiting for an answer.  As we taught about the Book Of Mormon and why we wanted him to read it.  About how he will come to know it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost if he would continue to read study and pray about it.  He said to us, "I am beginning to feel that it is true"
Then we waited, we could see him thinking, then he continued "because if it wasn't true, then you wouldn't give me the opportunity or tell me to ask God for myself if it is true... You would be trying to convince me."  And it made me think, how important the spirit is, we could visit someone everyday and tell them the church is true, they may even believe it, but they will not have their own spiritual witness and it will be harder for them to endure to the end.  I love the way the Lord reminds us of our own personal strengths and weaknesses.  Without his help we cannot succeed, even we shall not teach.

It is great to be home, but it is greater to be out here doing to lords work!
i love it
and will definantly miss doing it full time when i get home!
lots of love elder anderson