Sunday, February 7, 2016

Week 1

Monday, February 1, 2016

Something I love about the mission and life is that there are always new beginnings and God always gives us second chances and third and fourth....for everything!!

My last companion is from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte and I LOVE HER! I love all my companions so much and i see how the Lord blesses me with wonderful people in my life. We can't handle not talking and laughing together to the point that I haven't written in my journal for four days now :) I told Sister Peregriuno that she need to go sit in another room so I can actually get something done. haha I love her and reminds me so much of my first companion. I thought it was funny to start and end my mission with basically the same person :) I love how the Lord surprises us in the little things and gives us little blessings...

I have been re-reading all the general conference talks from this last conference and I really liked a talk where President Deiter F. Uchtdorf asks us a few questions:

Do we stand loyal to God?
Do we practice what we preach , or are we Sunday Christians only?
Do our daily actions reflect clearly what we claim to believe?
Do we help "the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted?"
Do we just talk the talk, or do we enthusiastically walk the walk?

I loved these questions and pray daily to the Lord so that I have the strength to really fulfill what the Lord requires of me. I love that there is always change in life because I recognize the need to be better and strive to be perfect.

We are meeting a lot of wonderful people and preparing others to be baptized but what I value the most are the daily spiritual experiences that I'm having in a place and with people I love!! I love this life!

com amor
Sister Anderson

Sister Peregrino!

Rain!! Karina just got her mission call to Columbia!

Our welcome "cupcakes" for Sister Dunlop :) we need more practice...or a different oven...

Sweet Baby Rays!!!

Me and my comp. she's okay I guess. :)

Divisions w Sister Muniz!!

The last transfer :(

Monday, January 25, 2016

Last companion: Sister Peregrino
Last area: Ala 1 Sao jose do Rio Preto (I stayed in my favorite area!)

I'm excited for this new transfer bc sister Carvalho who lived w my my last transfer will train a new missionary and I LOVE new missionaries! My companion (don't know her yet but I will later today) I'm sure is wonderful. :)

This last week was pretty interesting sending my companion home and then staying w the other two sisters I live with. We had to work in the two areas and I am VERY TIRED haha, but missions in general make you tired...


I read a wonderful talk from the Prophet Thomas S. Monson that I would love everyone of you to read! "Keep the Commandments" You can find it on :)

Love you all and have a wonderful week!

Sister Anderson

p.s. my hair is almost blonde....

My last week with Sister Araújo!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

This last week of the transfer that starts today is the last week that my wonderful companion will have before she goes back to Recife, Pernambuco. She has helped me and supported me so much and we have eaten SO MUCH ice cream and açaí together that its incredible that we have money to ride the bus still. Just another little miracle on the mission :)

We went back to Josiane after 3 weeks to let her decide if she really wanted to keep learning about the gospel and commit to be baptized. She accepted a baptismal date, but when Sunday came she didn't show up... The enemy that is Satan works with our little weaknesses bringing us to a point that we don't "feel like" following the commandments and being obedient to the laws and ordinances that He has set in place to bless us. I hope and pray that she'll make it! Pray for her too!

President and Sister Brum came to São José do Rio Preto and spoke in sacrament meeting. The spirit was so powerful and I felt the spirit so strongly as Sister Arauújo and Vitor (a young man that will be leaving to serve in Arizona) bore their testimonies on missionary work... It was so power and I cried a little hahah, but that's super normal for me.

I LOVE the scripture in 2 Nephi 31:20!  If you are not familiar with it I invite you to read and ponder it and apply it in your life. God loves us. His plan for us is perfect! He wants to bless us and will when we take the first step toward Him, when we use our faith daily!

Love you family and friends!
Sister Anderson

Sister Araújo!!!!!!!!!!

Division with Sister Carvalho AND rain! LOTS OF RAIN!

Me with makeup (from a church activity) and crazy hair haha

The tan lines...

He Lives.

Monday, January 11, 2015

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

1. I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

3. He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

4. He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

"He Lives." Two simple words, one awesome truth. And because He lives we can live joyfully with Him.  We had a cool experience this week walking with Sister Angela and she stopped and started talking to this lady playing with her grandson and then asked her, "Have you ever wondered where he was before he came into this world?" The lady stopped and without saying anything opened her gate and let us in, without saying ANYTHING ahhh! It was incredible! No one ever does that!

Love you all! Boa semana!
Sister Anderson


Sister de Oliveira!

Sister Brum- the mission presidentes wife :) she LOVES taking pictures!

I "mustache" you a question President Brum...

A tiny pizza after a long day...