Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010

The work is moving forward here in Hereford. We found a new investigator and invited him to be baptized and he even accepted it. He's an Indian guy named Bitu and he is scheduled for baptism on the 7th so now we'll try to get him ready for it. He's really interested though so we're really chuffed. And I have found the purpose of my mission and I can't even tell you how it makes me feel. It's truly amazing to feel such love for these people. I had the chance to do something cool on Saturday too. The river flooded over again into a park so the bike path was completely covered. It was about a foot or two deep and 10 or 15 yards wide. So we decided to ride through it anyway. So I rode through first and when I got to the other side there was a girl standing on the footbridge holding her puppy and she couldn't get across the flood. She could have taken another route around but that would have added about 3/4 of a mile to her journey and she was cold and shivering and didn't know what to do. She was about 12 years old I would guess. I tried to figure out what to do so I finally just sent her across the water with my bike so she wouldn't get wet and I took off my shoes and socks and rolled up my trousers and waded through with the puppy. I couldn't feel my feet when I got done but that was a time that I really felt like a missionary. I'm here to help people. So I was really glad that God saw fit to bless me with that opportunity. It was really awesome.
That plane sounds pretty sweet Dad. I really want to take a ride in it when I get home. And thanks for the life lesson, it's very applicable to my situation here and pretty much life in general. So thank you for that. Anyways I better get moving. I love you all!!

1 comment:

  1. Good stories, good insight, Elder Anderson. My son David is in the MTC right now to go to the England Birmingham Mission. He has his own site (http://www.elderkrywult.info) and his blog (http://elderkrywult.blogspot.com), and we hope to fill it with good testimony uplifting stories, too.

    Do you per chance know of others in the EBM, who blog?