Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello Louisiana!

Here is the address for our missionary!  He's finally in the field! Write him and tell him how excited you are for him!
Elder Christopher Bo Anderson
11721 Morgan Hill Court, #A
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Email @

Thank you Brother Marshall for taking pictures of Elder Anderson and Elder Fowler in the MTC!

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

It's good to hear from our Elder!

"We've got 2 people that are trying to get baptized and we got 2 new investigators on, top of a couple more that we already have. We are doing 50+ hours of service a week ... really busy!! I sure miss my family! I found lots of lizards frogs and bugs. I painted a frog! Haha! We were painting for a service project and a frog was in a corner and I didn't know it. I painted him so he's forever different to his kind. I'm journaling a lot more now! I tend to forget the day, though, because you get this curse as a missionary where you can't remember anything. So I literally have to write everything down asap. Anyways, love you!"

Service in the humid, sticky Louisiana air!

Then they found a tank. If you can convert a tank, you can convert anything, Elder! (All in good humor.)

Bo was sent to the right spot! He loves lizards!

So, this is called this the Final Ride. All 400 missionaries in their mission went biking in honor of their Mission President leaving July 1st.

Of course! There has to be a Thor element! Our missionary somehow found a Thor poster, and for some reason, is dressed as the God of Thunder. It's awesome!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

Here are some memories and pictures from the MTC in Provo, Utah.

Elder Anderson with his companion, Elder Fowler.

According to Bo's mail, Elder Fowler and him really became good friends during that two week (or so) time spent preparing for their missions at the MTC.
We luckily were able to help Elder Fowler contact his mom in Colorado. They had a super slim window of time to call home during a layover on their way South - the last time until Christmas. Kids these days don't know how to use payphones, apparently. Momma Fowler was sure happy to hear from her boy when she finally got to speak with him.

Here he is with some of his MTC buddies. You know it's the Lord's work because it requires so many different personalities and skills to build His Kingdom.

There is no forgetting Eric Marks, one of Bo's best friends. It's fun that they got to see each other in the MTC. Elder Marks is serving in Taiwan. These two are total, lovable goons.

Some things he's learned:

"There are 3 rules to success that I learned for motivation:
1. This guy wanted to be a successful person, so he met this old man who said he could change his life. He went and saw the man at 4 in the morning in a suit on the beach and the old man told him to go into the water. The young man said, "I didn't come here to get wet, I came here to be successful." The old man replied, "If you wanna be successful, then show me how bad you want it." So the man went in and the old man told him to go further and further and further. Then the old man entered the water with him. He held him under the water until he almost passed out. Right before he passed out, he lifted him up out of the water. The old man asked, "What was the first thing you wanted when you came up?" The young man replied, "To breathe." "That's right," the old man responded. When you want to be as successful as much as you want to breathe, then you can do anything.

2. Be willing at any moment to give up who you are for what you can become - something greater.
3. Pain is temporary. It might hurt for a week, a day, a year ... but what lasts forever is the pain of giving up and quitting."