Thanksgiving was super good - although I am heartbroken about how bad the Cowboys are doing. I’m sure that is because their biggest fan isn’t in the states. They will win the Super Bowl when I get back.
Are you getting snow yet? MOM….I want a picture of you on skis this season at POW MOW. Haha - that would be so funny!!
This week we have been working with our investigators with baptismal dates. Hector is one of them and he looks just like Snoop Dogg! Hector is super cool. We taught the Word of Wisdom. He REALLY loves his alcohol but he said he will try and live it. I think that is so cool that he knows it is a commandment from God and he wants to be obedient. At times we think that some commandments are dumb or don't make sense but in reality, WE are stupid…and we don’t know everything!! (Mom’s reaction: Um..Whaaaat?) Our Heavenly Father knows EVERYTHING and knows the reasons why we need to follow these commandments.
Penuelas is a Barrio in our area and we go their every Tuesday and Saturday. We contacted this one house and a couple let us in. They are very into their beliefs but wanted to talk to us. We started with a prayer but they didn’t like our prayer so they wanted to say one. The wife walks over to me and puts her hands on my face and starts praying that “I wake up and find the truth". It was tough not to laugh! After we taught the Restoration I believe the message touched the heart of the husband and he wanted to read the Book of Mormon.
One of my favorite questions to ask people when I am contacting is ..."Why are there so many Churches on the earth and how do we know which one out of all of them is the true church?" It really makes them think and we have been getting into more houses and teaching when we ask this.
I love the mission and its shaping me to be the person God wants me to be. Its crazy to think I only have 2 years to do something that is going to prepare me for my whole life; things ahead like school, career, eternal family, etc. So I better keep working!! Its already almost Christmas!
I love you all a bunch!!
Elder Cody Anderson
Puerto Rico San Juan Mission