Monday, September 21, 2015

Montana :)

Hello hello!
This week went by so fast! It's been a good one! I'll send the pictures of when we went to the cave! It was so fun! We got so muddy and I loved it! Today we took our car in to get fixed, so we will be on bikes for the next couple of days. So that will be fun! The weather here is so strange. One day it will be so cold we turn our heater on and the next day we will turn back on our AC. Its suppose to be warm these next couple of days so that will be good since we are on bikes! :) Everyone keeps warning us about the weather that’s coming haha especially since Sister Wong is from Hawaii.

This week the assistants were here. I don't know why but whenever they come and ask to meet with us I just feel like we are about to be called to repentance. But they are so nice and that never actually happens! Haha they are awesome though and we had a zone conference and it was so powerful! We talked all about the priesthood and how the mission is raising the bar. I don't know if I already mentioned this but President Wadsworth has changed the standard for how many baptisms that we should have a goal for each month. I don't remember if it was a scripture that he used or what, but it was about bringing many unto Christ and he said that many doesn't mean 1 or 2 or 3...but 4! It use to be 1 a month, but now it is 4. 4 baptisms a month per companionship! And we are super focused on member missionary work! We have been meeting with members and getting everybody pumped about missionary work! We can knock on 1,000 doors and get 1 baptism, but of member referrals, as Elder Martino of the 70 said, 2/3 will be baptized. Members are SO KEY. We all know someone who doesn't have the gospel in their lives, so share it with them! Invite them over with the missionaries for dinner or something! I don't why but I'm so pumped for all of the members to start doing missionary work. I know that through the members we can reach our goal of 4 baptisms a month.

This week we also had a lesson with a less active family and holy moly I've never felt the spirit so strong in a lesson before! This husband and wife have been taking care of two of their grandkids and one of them passed away a while back and that brought them back to church for a while and now they have slowly fallen away from the church again. We talked with them a while about faith and eventually they just started opening up and we talked about the plan of salvation and how they have a goal to go back to the temple! The wife was so worried and felt like she didn't have enough faith any more and we were able to testify and we could feel of God’s love for them so much and their grandson also. :) Aw! I just love them so much! I know that they will make it back to the temple :) This morning though, we got a text from them saying that his mom passed away, so keep them in their prayers. They were at church yesterday! And the P family was too! And B! sister Wong and I were SO happy!! The P families daughter has 5 little boys and they all came too! They were running all over the place and it was kinda crazy, and our ward mission leader was trying to chase down one of the little boys hahaha it was kinda funny, but what can you do? At least they were there! :) We also sang "if the savior stood beside me" in sacrament meeting yesterday! It was so fun! I love being a missionary and people will just call you to do random things like that all the time! Haha one time we almost were going to sing at someone's funeral.

Anyways it's been an awesome week! I can't wait for this week with the women's general conference! And then general conference next week!! Good stuff. good stuff. Oh! And we are having a Ward Dutch oven/potluck thing this week and it's a contest and we are the judges of it! Haha another plus that comes from being a missionary! ;) I LOVE IT!
I love you all! Thank you for all of your prayers :) Go be missionaries!
Love,Sister Anderson
Out in the Field...
Driving to the cave
Trail to the cave
All the caving missionaries and guides
She's going in!
They're all in the cave!
The Caving Sisters
Breakfast for dinner

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