Wednesday, March 11, 2009

19 Days to Go


Nothing real crazy happened this week. Our building had to be renovated so we got to move to another building that had just gotten fixed and the showers are sooo much better!!! It's great. Haha.

Teaching in Hungarian isn't scary at all anymore, it's just difficult. I can usually say a simplified version of what I'd say in English, just really slow. I can't wait to see all of the "I have no idea what you are saying" looks that I'm going to get in Hungary for the first few months! It'll be hilarious! That's why I'll have a more experienced missionary with me to help me out when I start to confuse someone too much.

This is sooo exciting! I leave in 19 days and I should get my flight plans sometime next week! Probably around Thursday or Friday. I can't wait to go!

So I'm really sorry about writing letters. My stack of letters that I need to reply to keeps on getting bigger! I write super slow by hand.

Everyday my faith is strengthened a little more and I am seeing my prayers answered. It really is amazing to actually know that there is a God and to notice the experiences that He gives that helps me realize that He really is there.

So about the nice lady that I've been teaching in the Referral Center. It has taken a bad turn. She was super excited every time that I called and she said that she had felt the Spirit of God and that she knew what I was teaching was true because of that witness that she received. She was really happy and was excited to learn more. But her husband isn't quite as excited. I'm pretty sure he really doesn't like me for some reason. Now when I call he says that she's not there and hangs up on me and one time I swear that she answered the phone, and in a quite awkward voice said that she wasn't home. It is SO NOT FAIR! Earlier she had given me her cell phone number so that she could talk to me in private, but now I can't get a hold of her. She was so happy, but now something has gone wrong and she can't talk to me anymore. ARG! If her husband would let her make her own decisions I'm sure none of this would have happened. Huh... Oh well. I know that the Lord is looking out for her and will continue to bless her life. There isn't much I can do now.

Other than that everything is going great. After that experience I was confused and I didn't know what to do so I was going to call some of the other people that I had talked to previously, but it didn't feel quite right. So after a while I decided to just follow up on people who had ordered something from our church, but I got nothing except for answering machines. Then in the last 5 minutes that I had before lunch started I finally got a hold of someone who was interested in learning more and wanted me to call her back tomorrow! The Lord planned it PERFECTLY! I had just 5 minutes left and nothing had been going right, but then the very last call that I had time for was the one He wanted me to take. It was great. The Lord really does watch out for us. You just have to look and realize that it was Him and not just a coincidence.

If anyone wants to learn more about what I'm doing or about the Book of Mormon or if you want to learn more about Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father email me or just go to That's a really cool website that has a ton of good information. Just take 5 minutes and check it out. I promise that you won't regret it!

I know that God lives and that He has restored the church that His Son Jesus Christ set up on the earth during His ministry in Jerusalem. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God along with the Holy Bible. I know these things because I have studied them and prayed hard about them and God actually answered my prayers. I have felt powerful feelings of peace and love while reading the Book of Mormon and praying about Joseph Smith and that can only come from God.

I love you all very much!

~Anderson Elder