Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Season 8 Episode 5

Hello Everyone,

        Happy 4th of July!! I love this day! It is a wonderful holiday. This week was another good one and I am excited to tell you about it.

Monday: We helped someone move out of one house into a different housefrom 9:00-6:00 that night. It was a long day. Elder Kershaw and I were the only men there that could actually lift anything. So we were lifting a bunch a stuff. To say the least, we were exhausted after that day. Something amazing came out of that though! We are teaching someone we met from helping that day!

Tuesday: We did our grocery shopping in the morning because we had no time the day before, then we helped the Hamblin's out with some of there yard work. We were still tired from the day before. Then later that day, the Eagan Elders came to blitz our area. I went with Elder Badders for his last exchange of his mission. I swear all the missionaries I have served around all are either home or are going home very soon. We taught this Jewish guy that we found. It was an interesting conversation. He wants us to come back though! It was a good exchange with Elder Badders.

Wednesday: In the morning the 4 of us ran up one of the Bluffs here in Red Wing. It was definitely a hard workout. It was awesome though! Beautiful view. Then we did service at connecting connections. Then we had a lesson with a former investigator Kevin Buck. He has an addiction to smoking. He wants to get baptized but can't give up cigarettes. We gave him a blessing! He will give it up. I know he will! Then later that night, Bro Voigt took us out to see some people. We had an appointment with Dusty Hartin. He is a man we met from Monday's big move. He is super solid. He told us he is going to read the entire Book of Mormon. He is going to pray about it and be a church this Sunday. It was a great lesson.

Thursday: In the morning we got our haircuts from Michelle Dunlap. She is a potential investigator. Then we did some yard work for them! Then we went home for lunch and did a lot of phone calls and planning to set up some things for the week. Then David Dunlap took us out and bought us 18 holes of golf. It was such a good time! The course we golfed at is called Mississippi National. It was a beautiful course. I have a couple videos of golfing that I will send. It was a great time!

Friday: We mowed the Dunlaps lawn. Then we did our weekly planning session. Then all our lessons fell through.. We went and had a lesson with bro Edwards. But instead of us teaching him, he taught us. Long story.. Then after that we were heading home and our downstairs neighbor talked to us for like an hour about the gospel. It was a great discussion.

Saturday: We went to an investigators house that Elder Kershaw and Elder McClain found when they were on exchanges earlier in the week. They are super into guns and showed us everything he had and even shot some targets to show us. It was cool! He bought us super expensive steak and grilled em up. It was so good! The whole family is interested in the gospel. We are going back there sometime this week. Then we stopped by a members home and talked to them for a while. They had a relative over that is an atheist. He was a little bit uncomfortable seeing us there and it was interesting..

Sunday: We had an awesome Church service. We had 4 non members show up. Dusty our new investigator came to all 3 hours of church. It was wonderful! He liked it! Then one of the recently returning less active families brought 3 non members with them. They stayed for all 3 hours as well! We are going to teach these guys. It was so sick! Heather Jensen didn't show up.. She just cancels time after time.. It gets quite frustrating!! Bro Stanich from the Lake Marion Ward (My last area) came to church in Red Wing as well. Man he loves me! Hahah I love him a lot too! He is such a good guy! He always tells me I could be his son. It's cool to see how much we have connected with each other and that he really wants to see me like all the time. Later that night, we had a lesson with Dusty, we talked about church and how he liked it. Also, we talked about the restoration again. It was a great lesson. He is coming next week as well! Next week we have Elder Stacey of the Seventy coming to our ward in Red Wing. That'll be cool!

The reason I am emailing so early in the day is I am going to the twins game today with the Johnson's from my home Ward. We are leaving to go to the game in like an hour. This will be such a cool experience to see someone I know from home!! :) I am very grateful that they are coming out here! I will send lots of pictures next week! What's better than the 4th of July and a baseball game? Nothing. I am so pumped! Anyway, have a great 4th everyone. I love you all!!!



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Love, Elder Anderson

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