Hey mom - how was the concert and Halloween? And YES, I know who Garth Brooks is just because of Holden’s brother — hahaha — that is so cool that you met him there. Sydney’s make up stuff looked awesome - and dad looked so cool as the “David Lee Roth Witch Doctor”. And CASH!!! Oh CASH — I miss my little man! Halloween in Mexico is really boring - no one trick-or-treats. Halloween is my favorite holiday other than 4th of July! Don’t know what I’m gonna do without my patriotism! (mother’s translation - his fireworks) I might need an American Flag tie.
I finished the Book of Mormon in English again and now I have started to read in Spanish. It’s going to be difficult! Awesome story this week was that we went to an active members house. We played a game with the parents and they have one daughter. The game was that we would pick a word and the parents could use one word to describe it and their daughter would have to guess. It was funny and we laughed a lot. Then I wrote down “El Libro de Mormon” and Revalacíon. When the parents were describing it I couldn’t help but start crying because the spirit was so strong and I’ve never felt it that strong in my life before. I thought about how this is what it must be like for the people we teach. It is amazing to watch.
We taught a mom and her 11-year old son about the plan of salvation. THANK YOU STEVE BROOKS for those cards you gave me. It makes it so much easier for me to teach! I use a family photo for each phase! They loved it! I read Mathew 3:13-17 and then I paused, hoping that the spirit would touch their hearts. Then I invited them to be baptized and they ACCEPTED!
You meet a lot of interesting/crazy people out on the streets. I met a homeless man and he told me he was in a gang. He then preceded to tell me that he had killed 40 people. I was so shocked and for a second I thought that is so SICK but so WRONG!! So I said, “Well - Felicidades!!” handed him a card and walked FAST to get away!
Dad thanks so much for the pages in your mission journal and some of your mission pictures. It is good to see your feelings were the same as I feel sometimes. I will work hard - I want to see your proud face when I come down the escalator in August of 2017.
Its funny because the Assistant to the President basically looks like my twin. Everyone calls me Elder Jones.
Elder Carson Anderson
MEXICO MONTERREY WEST MISSION