Sunday, April 13, 2014

Words from Elder Garrett Anderson in Brazil

"Hello everybody,
Well another week has come and gone and i pretty much feel the same. Today was transfers, i ended up staying in the area and sad to say but my companion left. The good news is that i got a new american companion who seems pretty cool, Elder Ellis. He is from Texas and has a really good work ethic.

This past week we had a lot of investigators in church, 9 in fact. This was the most that we have had since we arrived. It was awesome to see these people there enjoying and trying to learn something new. Sometimes we really have to give up things we like for things that are even better. For example: I like to sleep past 6:30 but as a missionary i know that i have to get out of bed. Not so much that i have to but i need to, but why? Because it is what the Lord wants me to do and i need the blessings from being obedient. In Abraham 3:25 we learn that our purpose in being here is to be obedient to the Lord´s will."And we will aprove them herewith, to see if they will bdo all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;" It is not that we are forced because everyone has the gift of free agency, but that we will be blessed more than we can imagine for giving up the things of the world for the things of God. Love you guys and have a great week!"

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