Right now at this time I am suffering from a freakin nasal infection! I'm dying, but oh well! Sacrifices to write are real!
This week in my Zone many are having trouble with homesickness or other problems. They are not putting out their best that I know they can! And guess what... I know that it happens because I've been there!! So I went to each Elder in the zone last week and we sat down and I told them the things that I did that made me have those setbacks and warned them not to do the same. I also shared with them how I changed drastically. I told them that it was the Lord - it wasn't me - it was my personal Savior. I had a lot of support from family and friends fasting and praying on my behalf that helped alot! I showed them the letter that Jeff wrote me. I had to translate alot and I gave them the invitation that he gave me that changed my mission! So this week I will go AGAIN to verify how they feel still... haha I gave each of them a copy of the quote from Lone Survivor that helped me out alot. "No matter how dark it gets or how far you fall...you are never out of the fight"
Jose Angel is so awesome! He knows more doctrine than me! He truly has a testimony. Its crazy! I've never met anyone like him.
We contacted many people that are interested in learning the gospel. We testified alot about the restoration because pretty much everyone knows the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They just don't know the importance of the restored priesthood to be able to do these ordinances. Its an easy filter. Those who won't accept the restoration will not be able to progress and those who accept it will progress. We need to have a testimony of the restored church. If we don't, we're just as lost as everyone else.
General Conference! The last one. I cannot believe it!! That's so crazy. It is going to be a great conference and I know that the messages from them are from God. So we need to prepare TODAY! Fast and pray for guidance and knowledge to know what we need to do in our home and in our lives! Plus its on April Fools day so I'm just waiting for some jokes from Deeter!!
SUCK! Kentucky you failed ME!!!!! I even prayed for my decision!! (kidding)
I'm really excited to fish!! I'm honeslty drooling to have my gear and be in the water! Its a distraction! Do I have a problem? YES!! Do I care? NO because its a good bonding problem with my Dad which I can't wait to have again!
Well... have a great week! I'm going to die of a nasal infection so seeya later!!
Elder Carson Anderson
Mexico Monterrey West Mission