Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Week Numba 2

I cant believe its already time to email again! this week was wonderful though! i don't even know where to start. so we had been teaching an "investigator" who was actually a teacher here but we committed him to baptism on our last lesson so that was fun. then he turned into being our teacher after. hah hes a really good teacher! we are so blessed to have such great people here to teach us. i love the gospel and learning about it! its hard but its awesome! i never thought i could study for 12 hrs a day and not go insane but with the help of my comp and the holy ghost i'm doing it and surprisingly liking it a ton more than you would think! i enjoy it more and more each day! we get a 10 minute break each hour and that helps so so much!! its hard to focus at times but the spirit is quick to get you back on task! its also hard to stay awake sometimes but as i get more used to the schedule it gets easier. we watched meet the Mormons this sunday and if you havent seen it i suggest you watch  it! its pretty funny!! the mtc or (ctm) in brazil, is such a spiritual place! ive grown so much since ive been here!!! ive been a member my whole life, and grown up in the church, but i feel like im being converted. its like im converting myself. i can tell its an amazing transformation already!! im still chey though:)   we are teaching another guy who is catolic and his son is baptized in the lds church and his wife goes to church with the son but the dad doesn't want to change because of his parents and that family. (all just a role play) but its crazy to see how people react when they find out they can be with their familias forever and ever! im kinda shy when i dont know people and its hard for me to talk to them, and the lord is really strengthening that weakness of mine. anyways its hard for me to start talking because i have only been studying for like 2 weeks and here i am trying to teach people about the gospel in a language i dont know but everytime i have enough courage to open my mouth and talk, the spirit is strong and helps me to know what to say even when i dont know what im saying! hes always there to help you just have to give him the opportunity to help you. if i just sit with my mouth shut and am scared he isnt going to help me  but when i have faith and speak he lets me know what to say. i have a testimony of this church and i know that if you are having a hard time with something we can always ask heavenly father and he will be there and give you the best advice anyone can ever give and he will help you through whatever you need help with if you are willing to let him help you! if you pray he'll answer your prayers! just be ready to receive them! i love you all so much and i cant wait to hear from you!! have a wonderful week! love always sister anderson 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Week Numba 1
Wow what an eventful week! so much happened and i feel like i just got here yesterday and at the same time i feel like i have been here for years. its amazing. the feeling i have and the spirit that is at the mtc is unbelievable. everyone is so so nice and welcoming and loving. our district presidents wife and his coucelors wives are so sweet and helpful. its been hard this week because weve taught 3 lessons already in portuguese and i dont even know the language! the gift of tongues is real. we'll just get in the lesson and things will just come out. my companion, sister perkins, has an unbelievably easy time with the language and is able to comunicate with the investigator very easily. the spirit is so strong and is always here. there are a lot of rules and its hard to follow them all but i know its for a good reason and i should follow them. ive met so many people and there are people from all around the world here. its amazing to see everyone. we're always rushed for time and we walk everywhere. we also study for 3-4 hours at a time 3 times a day so theres a lot of brain work. we were able to walk to the temple on sunday and get out of the gates haha but it was such a beautiful day to go see the temple and today we get to go to a session. im so excited! on suday we go to sacrament and then right to RS and then we have a walk and then we come back and watch movies. the one we watched this week was called character of christ and its a talk givin my elder bednar and its one of the best things ive ever seen. its life changing! i encourage all of you to go watch it if you have time!! its kind of long but you wont regret it. anyways its time to go but i hope you all have a wonderful week and remember if you have a question or a trail you can always ask god. hes always there for you. i love you all!! -Sister Anderson

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sister Cheyenne Anderson Santo Brazil

I am serving in the Santos Brazil Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. I am serving from March 2015 to September 2016.