Sunday, March 1, 2015

One Month Mark!

So the 19th marks one month in the actual field! It has been a crazy month full of learning mentally, phisically, and spiritually! If anyone ever said a mission was easy they lied with all there heart! haha But it definatly has been worth it.

Anyways, this week we ate some good food, I have not eaten anything wierd yet, except fish. But we went to a sisters house and she has a turtle and so i asked if i could hold it and she said of course! So I took a pic with it and then gave it to my comp and the turtle kicked him a little bit and HE DROPPED IT. HE DROPPED THE TURTTLE. The Hermana didn't see but nothing happend other then the turtle was freaking out and we just threw it back in the water. But it was so funny!

This week I had some cool experiences we will start with one. I have been pretty timid with talking to random people on the street because I hate when they say something that I don't know what it means and it gets all awkward. But this week we were knockin on a door and they didn't answer so my companions were talking on the door step and something told me to go talk to these people and so I did.  It was a small family and Icontacted them and they were nice and we got there info and everything and right after I contacted them someone in the family, whose door we were knocking on came out and we were able to make an appt with them of when would be a good time to see them and if I didn't talk to those people then we never would have got an appt so that was awesome! 

So since I'm with the zone leaders they have to do divisions a lot so this week Elder Sierra and I did divisions with Elder Norman which was the first Elder I did divisions with but anyways our other companion Elder Stirlings dad is the CEO of Doterra  with those funky cool oils and there's one that he has called Oregano (don't think I'm spelling it right but that's what it sounds like) and our companion said this is one oil you don't put in your mouth. So Elder Sierra and I knew that it was a bad idea and it burns your mouth and tastes discusting and so we were talking about oils and the wierd things they do and so I had an idea and proceeded to tell Elder Norman that there was an oil that helped you stay awake and actually helps your memory and he was or really?? We were like ya! He said I think I will just put it all over my crepes and we were like no it actually doesn't taste very good its better to just put four or five drops in your mouth. So he did it and we just started laughing and I fell out of my chair and then he started yelling and saying it burns and then ran to get water and if you know water actually makes it worse and we told him that after like 3 mins and so he just walked over to my desk and grabbed my toothpaste and ate the tooth paste. We were dying and we continued to ask how his memory was all day and he would get all worked up. Apparently the oil is actually for like athletes foot! HA! Who knew!

Also this week we were teaching an Investigador who is probably the most pesamistic person I have ever met. we were in the middle of teaching him about repentance and then he procceded to tell us that nobody in the World is happy and the happiness is when we have money and things and only people who had money were happy and even then they aren't always happy and I was like oh my gosh this dude is insane but I just said silently in my head,  Ha Lord this guy is all yours work through me to teach him what he needs to know. After that a scripture came into my head to read so I read that scripture on charity Moroni 7:43-48 if you wanted to know and I told him that that was what happiness was and he agreed to try and Love himself and others and have charity but when I started talking he stopped interupting like he was doing to my compaions and listened and then when we asked if he was going to church he said no and started giving us excuses and again I knew exactly what the Lord wanted me to say to him and I felt like how my mom is when she tells me that there will always be excuses. It was funny but he agreed to go to church and then he ended up not going and when we went over he told us that if we had charity we would buy his balloons so we left haha To bad but hopefully we can get him to start being more optimistic.  haha

Yesterday we got a text that the whole mission was going to have a meeting in the offices and so today we had to wake up at 5 to be at the offices on time. We got there not knowing what it was and then the President showed us Conozca a las mormones! (meet the mormons in spanish!)  It was such a nice surprise! That was fun and then after i had some coupons to Burger King from one of our investigadors so we went to town and it was so nice to have an american burger! And then we went to get "helado de agua" which means ice cream of water and oh my gosh I have never had ice cream as good as this! like woah. 

But during the movie i thought about my family a lot because it showed a kid leaving on his mission and they walked down the same place in the airport that we did! But if I have one thing to say is never take your family for Granted! The Lord gave us familys to get through the hard times! So use em! 
i heard a quote this week that i really liked but I don't know how to do quotation marks on this spanish key board anyways............. We serve the Lord for two years so he can serve us for eternity............. it was something like that it was in spanish haha but I think that if anybody is thinking about going on a mission to do it! It will bless you and your familys life immensely!  

Love you all! 

Elder Anderberg 

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