Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Latest from Pasco

We got a great letter this week!  Here are the highlights!

"How are all of you doing?   This week has been an excellent week for us with a few mix ups along the way as well.  Starting on tuesday we had another really quick day with alot of things to do and not very much time to do it.  We started out in Benton city and then went to the library.  After i had a quick 15 minute e-mail session we went to the stake center were we began to play soccer and basketball.  Soccer was super fun and i did very well at being a goalie for our team.  I am very good at standing in front of the ball and taking beatings HAHA.  Well after a few hours of this and playing outside most of the elders decided they were done with soccer.  Well we have a elder in our zone and a recent convert that was with us that is super cool that are foreign, Namely Elder Ward from England and Jorge from our ward who is Native from Mexico.  Well they proceeded to try and kick the soccer ball around the gym and try to kick it at the padding underneath the basketball hoop.  Well i decided to be goalie again and have fun with them.  THEY ARE VERY GOOD SOCCER PLAYERS.  After a few minutes of playing and they kicking some very hard shots.  Elder Ward shot a shot going really really fast and i blocked it with my hand.  Well more with my pinky finger.  WEll i jammed it really really good.  Our ward mission leader and many of the other missionaries think that i broke it.  WOW it was huge.  My have a hard time with bending it more then a little bit haha.  But of course i wasn't done playing so i kept playing ignoring the pain and played basketball and soccer for another hour.   I just wanted to share that story because i find it funny cause i think i finally broke a bone, and i don't think it hurt as bad as my mind had lead breaking a bone would be." 

  "After p-day our week went pretty smooth.  We were able to meet another investigator that we have been trying to meet and we were able to have the best week that the area has had for all of 2011.  WE had 7 lessons to investigators with members there. And 2 lessons with Investigators without members there.  It was a great week.  Another random man showed up to church this week as well. . ..  He has alot of questions and we hope to keep in contact and help him progress.

   I would like to ask the family for few favors as of right now.  We have a two year old little girl named clara who as of a month ago got diagnosed with a very rare and dangerous kidney cancer.  She was told she probley will not live through it.  She has been doing fairly stable and the Tri-Citys have been praying for her and fasting for her and we have been seeing miracles.  We have also been asked to seek out prayers and fasting for her.  I am asking you to fast and pray for her.  She is also online and you can buy wrist bands to support the cause.  Her name is Clara Woodward and she is currently at the Spokane hospital."   

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We got these yesterday on an SD card with no explanation about where/when, but we're pretty sure that's the Portland LDS temple and think that the waterfall is near The Dalles, Oregon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Update from Pasco

Elder Anderson has been pretty busy in Pasco, Washington so his parents have had to remind him to take time to give them a little more information in his e-mails.  Here's the latest.
"I know i have been slacking, but it is just alot harder then i had ever thought to keep on top of writting while taking the bull by the horns in your area.  Training a missionary in your area and the people and teaching all the lessons by yourself is quite a big responsibility.  Its almost like training a new missionary. But luckly not that bad yet. 
 As you both know i have gotten a new companion this last transfer.  His name is elder schmidt  and he is from west valley UT.   He has been out 10 1/2 months and is a cool guy. As always you get along great for the first few weeks.  Its the last few that are the test.  Our area has been good so far with elder Schmidt.  As a new companionship we had the best numbers that this area has put out in all of 2011.  We are doing pretty good and are having a good time while we are doing it.  Thats the best part.  We have a few investigators and i will give you a brief summary of names.  Mavi, Wissie family, Spencer, Mercedies, Rakel, THe hazen family, Aaron and Tasha, Armando Chavez, and a hopefully investigator named sister purcel.   Thank you for sending the letters i have been getting them.  We have had the wrong address a couple of times remember that it sis 8308 not 8303.   So please make sure it is to the right address.  Thank you for the shoes i did get them they fit great and i have gone running in them already and they work great."

His address is:
Elder Benjamin Anderson
8308 Orcas Dr. 
Pasco, WA, 99301