Monday, July 27, 2015

SOoo Many Things Have Happened This Week!

I don't even know if I can put them all in this email, but I will try.
So first of all guess who is my new companion/who I'm training is?!
Its Sister Moyer!! You know, Alyssa Moyer? From Woodland Hills? We graduated together and did track and went to elementary school and ya da ya da…  SO COOL! She is awesome and so ready to be a hard working missionary! Well she already is one! We get along super well and it's great :)
On Wednesday me and sister Stacey drove to Helena and Sister Stacey got with her new companion and took off. I stayed in Helena for the night with the Sister training leaders because the new missionaries don't get here until Thursday, so that was so fun to go around with them for the day! Then the next day I got Sister Moyer and we left to go back to Great Falls!
Sorry to bring a downer into this email, but the P family I would say has taken a step down from where they were before. We aren't exactly sure, but it sounds like they are having some contention in their family and we haven't been able to meet with them much.
Also we met with D yesterday and it was just a whole rollercoaster of everything in that lesson. We started out reading 2 nephi 31 all about baptism and somehow it got into how she is having surgery tomorrow and she is not expecting to live through it and tears were shed that's for sure. Then we continued reading and, well we have been bringing up baptism a lot more with her throughout the last few lesson and she just has not liked that and she just straight up said "I will never be baptized and I will never be Mormon" we explained our purpose and now she is basically dropped.. which is sad, but hopefully she will come around sometime in the future :)
So I think yesterday was like "National don't wear a shirt day" or something because everyone (the guys) didn't have a shirt on!  haha This one guy was so interesting. Once we got on the street we could hear this super loud, some sort of indian or Mexican music blasting from this house.  We went and knocked on the door and it was this old man, without a shirt of course.  I think he was doing some sort of yoga or something haha but I don't even know how to explain what happened there, but he was just an interesting fellow.
Also this week and next week is the state fair so our zone is doing a free car wash! We did it on Saturday and we are going to do it again on this Saturday. We have actually been getting a lot of referrals and some potential investigators! So that's cool!
We have been meeting so many awesome people these last couple of days who are so ready for the gospel in their lives! Its great!
On Friday we were going to this lady we had an appointment with and somehow we got on the wrong street and realized the house we parked next to, thinking it was hers, wasn't. So we just walked up the street to her house and the lady canceled on us.  So we went back to our car and both me and sister moyer were just kinda looking at the house that we had parked next to, and both of us felt like we needed to go to this house.  I thought that maybe I had tracted into this house before, but I didn't know and we figured if I had then the worst that could happen is they would tell us that we had already been there, right? So we went and knocked on the door & the lady opened the door and she was so happy to see us! She asked if we could come by the next day, so we did! When we did she practically asked if she could be baptized! haha She is a young mom, has two little kids and her husband was out of town so she didn't want to set a date yet until she talked to him about it, but we are so excited for her! :)
Then later that day we were walking around this place called chowen springs and I don't know if I have talked about it before, but it is some sort of government housing or something.  The people are usually pretty humble and there are also some very interesting people around there haha.  We were walking back to our car and these two little girls were outside and we said hi to them and one of them says "are you going to see my parents?" and I said "I don't know should we?" She said yes, so we did! haha  Turns out they were interested and we have another appointment with them too!
"From the mouths of babes" isn't that a quote or something?
Also while we were walking around there one guy said hi to us, which was unusual and we had a quick lesson with him too.  We are going to see him again and also this other guy that we met!
Since we have ipads, we can use all of the videos and stuff that are on gospel library and it is SUCH a blessing! We show the video 'He Lives' and 'Because of Him" a lot with people that we tract into. I just love those videos! If you haven't seen them then I suggest you do! I have watched them so many times, and they never get old! They bring the spirit so strong, so fast. The other day we were talking to a girl that was studying to be a pastor or something and we showed her that video and her face was just totally changed after. I don't know how to explain it, but I am so grateful we have the technology we do!
It has just been such a great week! I can't even wait to see what will happen this week! :) This gospel is amazing! Before my mission I don't think I ever realized how centered on Christ everything is! I love it! Whenever we share the video “He Lives” or “Because of Him” we ask them if they could finish that sentence "because of him..." or "because he lives..." how would you finish it?  I love hearing people's answers!  They are all so different! So now I’m asking all of you! If you could finish that sentence "because of Him..." how would you?  You can write it in your journal or send it to me whatever, but it is just something good to think about everyday :)
I love you all!
Love, Sister Anderson
With Sister Moyer after tracting in the rain
Pushin the handcart at a ward pioneer day pot luck dinner
A little craziness at the car wash
Beautiful Montana Sunset
With Sister Cutler - a Sister Training Leader
Bi-polar Montana weather
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