My trainer is Elder Canto. He is From Panama and knows English and Spanish which helps alot when I just try to talk with him. The first area I am in is Juncos, Puerto Rico. Its not too bad here! The people are way cool and like to help me with Spanish.
My first day we contacted all day. Its nice to get out of the house and go talk to the people. I will always remember the first house i went into. I sat there in shock as I heard the fastest Spanish I have ever heard in my life. After being in shock.. I questioned my mission call, and if I am able to learn to speak Spanish. I know it will come and I’ll be just fine.
Even though I have crutches, I see them as an advantage. I will go to houses and ask them if I can rest my foot in their house.. and that’s the best way to start teaching them! haha!! I might keep them and use them even if my foot is fine!
I don’t think I have ever been more homesick in my life. It has been really tough, but I know I will get over it. I’m so happy I have such a good relationship with my family, but then it makes it harder for me to be gone from them. But I know this is the place for me, and there is no better place for me.
This paragraph in a book I was reading really helped me alot:
"So dear missionary: Where is the best place in the whole world to learn to love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind? Where in all the world will you have all your time dedicated to that one great commandment? When in you life will you have a better oppurtunity to begin each day with time to study Him? When in your life will you have the oppurtunity to dedicate your time all day to teach the gospel to your neighbors? When in your life will you be able to ask Heavenly Father in prayer as much as you do now? Yes, in the mission field!
If you would like to send me a letter or package send it to my house:
Elder Cody Wynn Anderson
Urb. Valencia 2
Calle Jose Santiago Fernandez
Juncos, Puerto Rico 00777
Mail gets here fast so its awesome!
We have a baptism this week so thats been a good start!
I challenge everyone to read D&C 6.. so much is in that section.
Love and miss you all