Monday, September 5, 2016

Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree

This week has been amazing! Nick’s baptism was great! Nick was just so ready. You could easily see
it in his face. So many people came to support him! The relief society room was packed so full we almost moved it into the chapel. Everyone there really had a love for Nick and was so excited to see him take this next step :) I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to be the chorister for this baptism and guess what song he chose to sing… Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!! (Yes, he's almost 18 and going to college, but it's their FHE song they've sang every week since forever. it was a great song choice!) as I was walking up to the front of the room his mom got my attention and said, "you're going to do the actions right?" Hahaha well sure! I told everyone to join in and oh my goodness it was the best opening song EVER. Everyone got into the actions and sang so loud, with big smiles on their faces!! It was amazing as the spirit filled the room with such happiness and joy. :) You couldn't be in that room and not be happy! We're so excited for him and we will definitely be back in a year to be at his farewell talk!

So much happened this week, but it's all a blurrrr.....We of course did some more exchanges. I got to go to this small town called Shelby. It's up by the border of Canada. I was with Sister Thomas :) we met some pretty awesome people!  Lots of people are being prepared there, and everywhere, to accept the fullness of the gospel. Also Sister Smith came to Helena for a day with me! I've gotten to be her sister training leader her whole mission so far and it's been such a blessing to watch her grow and become such a great missionary. I can't believe she's been out for 10 months...This time thing as a missionary is so weird.

Victoria is also doing great!!  She also has the cutest little baby ever! Her name is Bentley and everyone says she's my child because she has red hair haha Victoria's hair is black so she doesn't look too much like her. Anyways, she's set for baptism on the 17th!

Another random thing that was a first for me this week was contacting a less active through her doorbell! There is this one neighborhood that Vivint has been all over, so everyone has these doorbells that call their phone when they aren't home and then they just talk to us through their doorbell like we are on the phone..? It's the strangest thing, but it's great!! This way people can never miss us when we come by! Haha "The Lord is inspiring the minds of great people to create inventions that further the work of the Lord in ways this world has never known” (Russell M. Nelson)

Another funny/strange moment. We were knocking on a door when this 13ish year old kid came up to us
from around the side of the house and said, "who runs this motel?...the Adams family." ...we were obviously pretty confused and weren't sure how to respond, so we said "...what?" Then he responds again with, "who runs this motel?...the Adams family." Hahaha We still were so lost and just kind of nodded our heads, smiled, and tried to change the subject. Oh I love being a missionary :)

I love you all to pieces! Doubt not, but be believing!
Sister Anderson

Mormon 9:27
...despise not, and wonder not, but hearken unto the words of the Lord, and ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need. Doubt not, but be believing, and begin as in times of old, and come unto the Lord with all your heart, and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him.

Nick's Baptism
Sister Thomas and I
Shelby Sisters!
Pretty Montana Sky. Pictures don't do it justice
These black birds are taking over Helena!
Its been smokey, wet, and cold here!
A zone service project helping someone move

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