Monday, March 28, 2016

Itchick Ano Waba!

This week has been so super packed with many awesome miracles. I'll do my best to remember everything.  I'll give ya a day by day.. So this might be kinda long..

Monday- did our emailing in one of our members therapy rooms. She has a magic cloud thing! We are there again today :) she's awesome.  Not much else exciting happened this day. We scared some people pretty bad! It happens a lot actually. Especially people that live in the middle of nowhere because they are really not expecting anyone to be knocking on their door. haha If they're watching tv they'll usually jump and then just stare at the door for a second, then they'll get up. Or if they are walking around their house when we knock they will usually freeze in place and stare at the door, then some call for someone else to get the door or they'll just slowly come to the door. Then once they see its us usually they're happy we are just a couple of young girls. haha Oh!  and on Monday we were going to give one of our investigators a Spanish Book of Mormon and we knew we already had one in the car, but we felt like we should get another one, so we did. We were able to give the one to our investigator, then she referred us to some of her friends that are from Puerto Rico, so we went to their house and they accepted the other Spanish Book of Mormon! It was a good day.

Tuesday - we cleaned and cleaned and cleaned one of our investigators kitchens. It looks much much better now. We had received a referral from one of our members nieces, so we went by her house today and she had a friend over and they let us right in! They are both probably my age, going to college. We were able to get to know them pretty well and shared the message of the restoration with them. The spirit was so strong as we did. I love sharing this message with everyone. Each time we share it I gain a stronger testimony of its truthfulness. Even though it is the same message that we share with everyone, each time we share it, it is so different! I don't know if that makes sense, but as we apply it to their needs and let the spirit guide, it always meets their needs in a different way. I can't explain it, but I love it!

Wednesday - in Sheridan/Montana/Ranchester SUCH A GOOD DAY! Started out with district meeting and we talked about the Book of Mormon! The Book of Mormon is so important. Then we ate some lunch and headed out to Wyola, Montana which is a reservation. We have been told not to go out there much by our branch, so we haven't been out there. But we got a media referral for a less active there that said he wanted to get back into the church and get to the temple! So we called them up and went out to visit them, and they are such an awesome couple! We taught them about the Book of Mormon and how it is about the natives of America and she started connecting the dots of stories she had heard as a child of a "white man" with "power" coming to the people and giving them that power as well. So cool! And they taught us some crow! Itchick ano waba means, it's a good day! It's the strangest and coolest sounding language. Then we got to visit with an investigator in Ranchester, Ryan. He has A TON of questions. Why this, why that, then why this, which it’s good to have questions. But holy cow I don't think that I've ever had someone have so many questions. Onto dinner with the awesome Welch's. Then all our appointments for the rest of the night fell through, so we got out the bikes! We biked around and met some great people! In our area book app thing when we drop someone we can tell it to remind the missionaries to stop by that person again in the future on a specific day. So the other day we got one of those reminders and we went by today to see who she was, but once we got there the lady living there told us that she had moved, but we got talking with this young mom and she let us right in. She was very kind and just started talking about how she has been wanting to have her and her daughter be baptized and she has had all of these changes in her life in the past couple years. She has really decided to let God into her life and has been seeing the miracles and blessings that have come into her life since she decided to do that. Bringing the gospel to people. It brings so much happiness I can't even begin describe it.

Thursday - weekly planning! Good stuff. Dinner with Bishop Anderson. Biking. Met a person that looked like Shawn White and gave them a Book of Mormon.

Friday - the Dayton family! Aw they're just doing so great. So last Sunday a lot of the talks were about keeping the sabbath day holy and we hadn't taught that yet, so we were a bit nervous about what they were going to think about it. But when we asked her about it she understood all of it super well! Her and the husband actually had a good conversation about it and the dedication that it would take, but it is something they know they could do. They are doing great! We ate dinner with the Schweiders and they are such a great family! Their kids are hilarious. My cheeks were starting to hurt from laughing so hard :) We met with a lot of great people today. Another family being the Korps! They always give us a big thing of cookies when we come over. haha Sister Bell doesn't eat dessert, so it's just me eating them and they are starting to pile up in our apartment, but It's great! I love cookies!

Saturday - the woman's broadcast! Soooo good. Service. Service. Service. I wish I had more time to talk about how good it was! I received many answers to my prayers.

Easter Sunday - We had a yummy turkey dinner! This day just flew by! Everyone was with family and friends, so it was hard to get in and visit with people, but we did get to visit with one of the elderly ladies in the ward who doesn't have family around and that was great. She gave us jelly beans :)

I'm SUPER excited for general conference!!  In our letter from President Wadsworth and his wife today they added this quote from President Henry B. Eyring that said, “The servants of God fast and pray to receive the message He has for them to give to those who need revelation and inspiration.” In the ensign for this month the first presidency message is called, Prophecy and Personal Revelation. It talks about how we need to "do our homework" and be ready to receive personal revelation as we listen to prophets and apostles speak. I invite you all to do your homework and be ready for conference this weekend! :) I know as you do that you will receive answers to your prayers.

I love you all! Have a great conference weekend! And don't forget to do your homework! ;)
Sister Anderson

Packages from home

Easter bunnies! 
Featherlite STL (Sister Training Leaders) =)

It rained really hard on us
Happy Easter!
The one eyed black cat
Wyoming traffic

Monday, March 21, 2016

Windy, Hot, Cold, Snowing, Sunshine, & Blizzard!

This week has been super full of appointments, traveling, learning about the traffic in Wyoming- which is not cars, but cows. I thought people were joking when they said that! The weather has been really bipolar..Today it's like 70 on Thursday it was snowing, but I love it! and miracles!

We met with an investigator this past week and she is more than GOLDEN. So prepared. Sister Bell met her on an exchange. They saw her out on her porch and as they started walking up to her she said, "oh hold on... I'm gonna cry!" Haha I love her so much. She use to be in prison and while she was in prison she met with LDS representatives that taught her every Sunday. (Is that what grandma and grandpa B use to do?) and they taught her everything! Once she got out she had pretty much a bucket list of everything that she wanted to do, like go to school, get a job..stuff like that and she has done everything on that list except get into the church. She's so ready! We went through all of the baptismal interview questions and she knows it all. She is already looking forward to going to the temple and knows what she needs to do to make it there. She knows all the doctrine and has a testimony of it. Aw I'm so excited for If I get transferred... Well we won't speak of that ;) Oh and this transfer is a 7 week transfer, so I won't be getting the call this week it'll be conference Sunday instead :)

A few weeks back we were calling one of our investigators and it ended up being an old/wrong number, but I kept talking with the guy and figured out that he lived in our other area, Ranchester! I told him who we were and asked him some questions and we were able to set up a time to meet with him! It was awesome! Tracting over the phone. Haha  So we met with him this week and turns out his mom and siblings are members and we know his mom and brother and we met them all in completely different places. It was so weird to find out they were all family..small world! Or small town. Maybe both. He's got a lot of concerns, but also a lot of potential!

Mason - he has read the Book of Mormon 3 times in like 4 weeks! He's also writing a story about it! Haha so funny. He always relates everything we talk about back to his video game that he is REALLY into. And Star Wars. I don't think I've ever seen Star Wars, but I'm sure it relates somehow. We asked him to pray about the Book of Mormon the last time that we came by. So when we asked him if he'd done that he said, "so I did what you asked and read the Moroni promise, then I prayed about it, and God told me it's true..He also told me that I should read it again." That's gotta be one of my favorite things to hear an investigator say.

The Dayton,s dad came to church!! Aw it was so awesome. They are so Mormon already and they don't even know it. At the beginning of Sunday school the dad stood at the front for a second and I could just see him being the Sunday school teacher already. Haha we are super excited for them.

Oh and we went to Cody this week to do some exchanges. I was with Sister Timothy. This is her first transfer and she's already a pro missionary. We met Boyd K. Packers 2nd cousin! I love being a missionary! It's the best best best life ever. Everyday I learn and grow SO much. I never want it to end! I especially don't want to leave Sheridan! At least for another transfer. I love this gospel and I know it is true. A few scriptures that I have been liking a lot this week with Easter coming up and all are Mosiah 16:6-9 "And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption.  And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.  He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death."

I hope you all had a great week! I love you all to pieces!
Happy Easter!  Love, Sister Anderson

Dinner at the Shucks.  She likes to take pictures of us...
Jumping for Joy! More pictures with Sister Shuck
Is she ok?

Exchanges with Sisters Thacker & Timothy
Dinner and the cloud room at Sister Cline's
The barn, kind of a creepy place, haha
A cat just chillin on our truck

Car wash selfie

Held at gun point on Sheridan's main street
Bi Polar weather, it was snowing when this was taken
A bunch of deer

This is where Jessica slid off the road.  They have removed the poles she ran over

Giving service

Another car selfie
Yeah, Sister Shuck really likes to take pictures of us, haha

Monday, March 14, 2016


Hey hey hey! It's been a crazy good week here in Sheridan Wyoming! Some ups and a couple downs, but mostly ups!

On Tuesday we went to Worland for a zone conference and it was SO GOOD. The spirit is always so strong in those meetings. I learned A TON. We talked a lot about charity and just really having a love for the people around you. I just read Moroni 7 the other day and that is such a good chapter! Verse 46 really stood out to me, "if ye have not charity ye are nothing" pretty straight forward. I need more charity! Repentance is a good thing. ;)

We had 3 exchanges this week which was CRAZY, but good! We met a Duke/Lord from Scotland! He was pretty cool and looked real tough. He had tattoos all down his arms, lip piercing, leather vest with things all over it, shaved head except for a pony tail in the back, has a cool accent..Ect. We first saw him from the window of our car as we drove past and Sister Seamons said, "hey, we should go talk to that guy!" In sort of a sarcastic voice, then I got a feeling like, "hey! Really go talk to that guy!" , so we went over and started talking to him and he is one of the nicest guys ever, and he was really interested in learning about the gospel! I'm excited to meet with him again.

This week I finished the Book of Mormon again! It really is my favorite book, and it is so true what Joseph Smith said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” I have come to know God and Jesus Christ more than I've ever thought I could. The Book of Mormon is true! I know it with all my heart.

The hallelujah video came out this week!! If you haven't seen it yet, you should! So good. I love sharing it with people! It's an amazing video and I learn something new every time I watch it. It is so true! Christ has done everything for us! If we let Him. If we love Him. If we follow Him. We can be forgiven, find peace, happiness, and ultimately we can find new life. It's in Jesus Christ I have found new life. Hallelujah! I invite you all to discover how Jesus Christ is important in your life as well :)

Sorry this letter is kinda short...this whole past week is a big blur. I love you all!
Love, Sister Anderson
Leaving for zone conference

Wyoming scenery on way to zone conference
Enjoying the scenery while Sister Bell was napping
Don't mind the name tag, couldn't find mine for a bit =)
Zone conference
The Anderson's elk, Carter, and the dog who was not happy =)
Service at Habitat for Humanity
Sister Ranger and I
With Sister Seamons
Sister Alltops painting
Rose that brother Irwin made
The Irwin's cool wall
Cool sunset
Gospel conversation with an alpaca