Monday, December 28, 2015

A Great Christmas & Transferred Again

Christmas Eve

​Christmas Morning! Muitos presentes

The finished Christmas tree

Almoço de Natal!

Skyping and Eating and Natal​

Último almoço com Alex

​Last day all together: The members and missionaries of Apartment Block A

Christmas was my favorite day of the mission so far! It was so awesome to skype home! Dad, mom, Dallin, Tyler, Heidi, Natalie, Katie, and Bryce—it was so fun to talk to you and I love you all so much! Grandpa and Grandma West I’m so glad you guys were there so I could talk to you too! Man, hearing your voices and listening to everything that’s been going on at home was bom demais! It was definitely the fastest 40 minutes of my mission so far. I can’t wait to skype again on Mother’s Day haha!

The other parts of Christmas were great too. Though I had already opened up most of my presents, opening the rest of them was fun. Thanks to the family for their presents and to the ward Relief Society too. There was no shortage of things to unwrap this year! I guess Santa knows how hard I’ve been working haha. During the morning we studied like normal, then we made some contacts in the road, and went to almoco (lunch). After a big Christmas lunch we came back, visited Wilson and Mariellen and went to skype. We went to the house of a family in another ward—probably one of the nicest houses I’ve been in here (they had AC in one room—whoa!). We skyped and ate a ton and came back home and that was Christmas.

Also at their house, everyone started getting calls about transfers. Elder Baltazar and I didn’t get a call, but we knew from the other transfers that we were leaving too. Saturday night we finally found out where we are going. I’m going to train another Brazilian coming out of the CTM in area Parque Amazonia 3, in Goiania. Elder Baltazar’s going to Goiania too, but another zone.

I’m really excited to train another novinho! I liked training this transfer. I learned a lot and think I was able to help E. Baltazr adjust to the mission well. Also, I’ve heard the Parque Amazonia is an awesome area! It’s crazy that there will be three companionships there; I’m excited to arrive and get to work!

Tibery was a good area. Though I was only here one transfer, I felt like I helped the area and worked my best. One crazy thing is that all 4 of the elders that were here are leaving. E. Olsen is going home and E. Sanchez is going to be in my zone. A companionship of sisters is coming here and will cover the two areas (within the same ward) that the four of us did. We’re preparing everything as well as we can so they can arrive and get straight to work too. Also here, I learned a lot from the Bishop, grew way more confident talking to people, got a ton better at Portuguese, and improved my teaching and organization. It was a great area and a great transfer. Now I get to return to the heat of Goiania haha.

Well everybody, mission life is great! I’m well adjusted and comfortable and ready to continue learning. I’m grateful for all the experiences I’m having here, even the crazy ones (like a group of drunk guys stopping us on the road, getting on their knees and pretending to worship us, and making us say a prayer for them before we walked away, yesterday; or seeing drug deals in the road or fights on the bus: because they make great stories hahaha). Yet I’m more thankful still for the miracles and blessings we see more often than all the crazy stuff. This mission and gospel are the best!

Elder Anderson

Monday, December 21, 2015

Feliz Natal!

Exchange in Tocantins


​The Uberlândia Americans

​Elder Sanchez and I

​Talent Show

My Christmas tree! Hahaha 

​Atividade de Natal!
Wow! Christmas is this week? It’s hard to believe the 25th is almost here for a number of reasons. First, it’s hot. That’s not normal for December… Next, Christmas Spirit (Espirito de Natal) isn’t that big here… There’s not a whole lot of decorations, hardly anyone says Feliz Natal (Merry Christmas), and yeah, I miss Christmas in America haha. Also, time’s flown since we went to the Atlanta airport over 5 months ago. Going through security and saying goodbye to the family does feel like a long time ago, yet the fact that it’s already Christmas time is surprising. Man, life’s going quickly.

I’m immensely grateful for the impact my mission has had on me thus far. I’ve grown so much spiritually and mentally (physically, I’m still praying for that. A few more inches of height and another 20 pounds would be great blessings). My love for this gospel and my Savior and my faith and testimony have all skyrocketed.

My increased spirituality has given me a richer perspective on Natal (Christmas) and this season of commemoration of our Savior’s birth. (Wow it’s hard to write in English right now). That the King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s was born in a simple manger is history’s greatest example of humility, which we all can and should learn from. The angels singing good tidings to the shepherds of the fields, the wise men offering gifts fit for a King, and the great and bright star in heaven, shining with glorious brilliance testified that that night the Only Begotten Son of God was born.

Two millennia’s later, we feel the Spirit of God witnessing of the truthfulness and miracle of the birth of our Savior as we read the writings of the New Testament and ponder on the greatest gift of all—Jesus Christ. How awesome it would have been to kneel by that manger for 5 minutes! Christmas is like Thanksgiving, a holiday of gratitude, but with all of our thanks and praise focused on our most beloved blessing.

Today I finished a week-long study of Isaiah 53—the prophecy/description/tribute of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He truly descended to the lowest depths of pain, suffering, and sin, ultimately to death, so that he could be filled with mercy and serve as our infinite intercessor to the Father. I stand all amazed that He did that for me, and for all of us. He knows us. He loves us. He gave His life for us. We are eternally indebted to Him (Mosiah 2:20-21) and should never cease to give thanks and praise. How overwhelmingly grateful I am for my Savior and for this season of reflection on and gratitude for His life!

Friday we had our atividade de Natal! It was way fun! President and Sis. Kuceki were there with most of their family, and so were all the missionaries from Zones Uberlandia and Uberaba, about 40 of us. We sang, watched some videos about Christs’ birth, heard messages by President and Sis. Kuceki, watched a video of pictures of all the missionaries made especially for Natal, ate a great lunch, watched talks given by Elder’s Aidukatis and Costa of the Seventy, ate a ton of ice cream, talked for a while, had a white elephant gift exchange, and had a talent show (in which I played the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean which only went ok because the piano was messed up and it’s been half a year since I’ve seen that sheet music, but it was good anyway haha). Spending time with other missionaries is way fun because regardless of national, racial, character, or personality, or any other kind of difference, we’re all here for the same great purpose—bringing people to Christ. I love this mission!

I’m missing Christmas time at home, but I would rather be here! I wish you all a Feliz Natal from down under! I can’t wait for Christmas and for SKYPING YOU GUYS! It’s going to be great! Until then,

Elder Anderson

Monday, December 14, 2015


(Scott received his Christmas ackages finally!) 

​WWWWHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAA! Didn't wait one sceond to open my most anticipated Christmas present! Haha

The chapel of the Tibery Ward

The baptismal font here

​Batismo de Eudes!

​What a great day!

O Eudes foi batizado quinta-feira! Eudes was baptized Thursday! Thanks to the Lord’s help and all of your prayers, tudo deu-certo—all went well. It was so nice to finally have a baptism after what felt like a long drought of results in spite of lots of hard work. A couple weeks ago Elder Baltazar and I were talking about this transfer, and when I told him that I thought we’d baptize this transfer, the Spirit confirmed to me that we would. Ah, so awesome! Trust in the Lord, do your best, push through trials, and you will be blessed. Eudes is pretty quiet, but he likes church a lot and was so happy to be baptized! I’m so glad we talked to him sitting in his garage our first day here. Helping people accept the restored gospel and receive its blessings is such a marvelous work!

I always thought – before my mission – that it was relatively quite easy to baptize people in Brazil. I shared the mentality with tons of people that here people were just jumping into the baptismal font hahaha. In some places in Brazil, missionaries are able to have tons of baptisms—some missions here are among the highest baptizing in the world. Goiania is not one of those places. While it’s way easier ainda (yet/still) than Spain, Russia, or Japan, for Brazil, it’s tough. I don’t know the numbers, but my guess is it’s in the top 5-7 hardest missions out of the 34 in Brazil. Sometimes I feel that we’re not having enough baptisms here, but I have to remember that every mission is different, every area of the world is so different and unique in its challenges and opportunities, as Uncle Taylor well explained in his letter. I know I’m supposed to be serving here and growing from the challenges and situations I face! I’m grateful for my trials as they are such awesome opportunities to learn and grow.

Thursday morning, we had an amazing zone conference with Presidente Kuceki (Thursday I was so excited for it haha. We thought the meeting was going to be Wednesday, but then it was moved to Thursday). All my excitement had been built up, was deflated, and after another day of waiting, the meeting finally came haha. IT WAS SO AWESOME! Pres. Kuceki talked to us for about an hour and a half about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how we can grow in our faith until we reach a fullness of the Spirit. To fully increase in our spirituality, he said we need to do 3 things: 1-Give up things we like to do because of our love for the Lord, 2- Like and do things we don’t like doing because of our love for the Lord, and 3- Be worthy. On my mission I’ve had experience with all three. For example, giving up playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends for 2 years; learning to give up my fear of talking to people I don’t know and contacting people on the street (that was hard); and doing my best to be obedient, follow the Spirit, and focus all my heart, might, mind, and strength on the work of bringing the true gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world. I will continue to do my best to increase my spirituality and faith and be the best missionary I possibly can. Man I was so inspired by what he said! Foi top.

Thanks so much for all your thoughts, prayers, and support. They are felt all the way down here in Uberlandia! I’m so grateful for an amazing group of support of family and friends in America. You guys are a blessing!

It’s almost Christmas!? Crazy! It really doesn’t feel like it since it’s 90 degrees even with Christmas decorations here and there haha. I hope you are all enjoying the cold, hot chocolate and apple cider, an abundance of Christmas trees, and the great American Christmas Spirit. There’s no place like home for the holidays!
Tenham uma semana otima!

Elder Anderson
​Melancia Monster :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

All Kinds of Awesome Stuff!

​The Tibery Quatro
Stocking up for Winter
​"Dang it! I accidently mixed the medicine and Guaraná."
"Dude, let's try to sell this stuff man."
"No one would buy this! It tastes terrible."
"They will if we call it Jesus!"
(-What I think happened when Guaraná Jesus was created.)

​Email time!
 Woohoo! We had an awesome miracle yesterday! I went with a member to pick up Eudes, our investigator with a baptismal date for this week, before church. He was waiting for us, but when I got out of the car to talk to him, he said something about his brother and not coming to church with us and staying in his other church. Ah man… I was worried. I told him we could bring him back to his house right after sacrament meeting if he wanted. He, somewhat reluctantly, accepted, and we went to church. Being the first Sunday of the month, it was Fast and Testimony meeting. It was awesome! The testimonies of the ward members here were great – simple and true. While I was sitting on the stand waiting to go, Eudes got up and bore his testimony. He said (paraphrased and translated): “My family’s selfish but I’m not going to let it affect me. I’m not baptized yet, but I know this is the true church,” Whoooaaa!!! It was so awesome! Ever since I talked to him before church, I had been praying and hoping that he would change his mind and remain firm in his decision to be baptized. What a perfect testimony meeting it was, because after hearing several others testify of the truthfulness of this church, he too recognized the same answer within himself. His baptism is scheduled for Thursday night.

This might have been the hardest working week of my mission so far! I made a goal to make 1000 contacts with people this month before Christmas, as my present to the Savior. In making this goal, I knew it was a huge number. I used to think 120 in a week for a companionship was hard. But, certainly Jesus deserves my best effort, and I hope I can show my love for him by achieving this goal. I’m on track!

Also this week we taught a ton of lessons. We’re finding more people and our teaching group is otimo! Elders Olsen and Sanchez found a family before we got here, but they live in our area so we’ve started teaching them. Wilson and Mariellen (and their 4-year old son Igor) are progressing well. They started reading the Book of Mormon, had tons of good questions, and came to church for the first time yesterday and liked it. They are interested to continue learning about the church. The only problem is they’re not married, if it wasn’t for this, they’d be baptized soon for sure! Hopefully it will all work out. We had a churrasco at their house last night with Elders Olsen and Sanchez too which was way fun! I should’ve brought my camera haha.

Everything’s going great here. I’m fully adjusted to missionary life and am a lot less stressed than I used to be which is a huge blessing! I’m losing myself in the work—I even dream about teaching sometimes—and couldn’t be happier to be here! Portuguese is continuing to get better; I’ve pretty much given up writing in my journal in English haha. Every day, more of my thoughts are in Portuguese which is pretty cool! I love Brazil, I love this work, and I love this gospel!

Elder Anderson 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

​My future TV


​Brazilian hot sauce isn't hot enough for me


Even though they don’t have Thanksgiving in Brazil, I still thought about all that I’m grateful for this week! Among many other things, I’m thankful for:

-THIS MISSION! It’s the greatest thing I have ever done! I could not be more happy and honored to serve as a representative of Jesus Christ here in Brazil.

-Portuguese! Cada dia e melhor! I no longer feel like the language is a significant barrier. Actually, it is, but it’s way, way better than a few months ago. I can understand and reply to a lot of things, especially about the gospel and mission, just as quickly as English, which is awesome!

-Everyone who’s reading this right now! Thanks for keeping up with my foreign adventures. I hope you all are learning from and enjoying my weekly posts. Thanks for the support!

-Uberlandia. I love it here! It’s cooler than Goiania, and while I still sweat a ton, it’s not as much! It’s a lot flatter too (at least in our area) so walking miles every day isn’t as bad. I’ll try to take more pictures this coming week so you guys can see what it’s like.

-Rice and beans! Still eating it almost every day!

-Our investigators. After a week and a half of hard work, our teaching pool has grown, and it looks like we’ll have some baptisms soon! Pray that we will! Eudes, an old guy we met on our first day, came to church yesterday and like it a lot! He is progressing towards a baptismal date on December 12th. Also, the first time we invited to read part of the Book of Mormon, he read like 10 pages more than we told him to. Muito bom! This week we’re going to try to mark a baptismal date with Eduarda, the granddaughter of Maruam, a recent concert. Hopefully all will go well!

-Elder Baltazar. Even though it’s his first transfer, he’s doing a good job of teaching and making contacts. He’s learning well and liking the mission. Also, his Portuguese is great! That’s probably because he’s Brazilian.

-THIS CHURCH! I am so, so grateful for the truth in my life. The restored gospel is the greatest thing in the world, and I’m so glad I have been raised to know and love it. It’s hard having the greatest truth the world has ever known, trying to share it with people, and being rejected, but I won’t give up. Everyone needs this, and I will find those ready to accept it!

-My family! Thanks for your continual love and support. I’m overwhelmed every P-Day at the number of emails from you all that fill my inbox, each with edifying messages and words of encouragement. I’m grateful you’re all keeping me updated on what’s going on at home in America!

-All of my friends. I thank you guys too for your friendship and support. I wish you all the best with whatever you’re doing in life!

-All my experiences and memories. I have been so blessed to be a part of so many awesome experiences in sports, school, church, and life. Walking up and down the roads here I often reflect on the great memories of growing up. How blessed I’ve been!

-Email! It’s so nice to be able to communicate with you all weekly. There are many blessings of technology! It’s crazy that it’s only a matter of weeks until I’ll be skyping the family! (Christmas Day!)

-America! Man I miss it. Enjoy some patriotic music, the American flag, and a big hamburger for me this week haha. Brazil’s great too, but the USA is the greatest!
Have a great week and always be grateful! Every day of this life is a blessing!

Elder Anderson

Monday, November 23, 2015


​Pizza! Made by Elder Gerson

​Last day with Bishop Serpa

​On top of the world in Jardim Curitiba!

​What a vista!

My First Son, Elder Baltazar! (Son is what they call the Elders they train...Scott is now a trainer...!)

It’s been a big week! I’ll go in order today.

Monday- Last P-Day in Jardim Curitiba. Elder Gerson made pizza which was awesome and I packed my bags.

Tuesday- Finished packing up, visited o bispo, started working. Right when we were going to start visiting people, we got a call about a meeting for trainers at the mission office which no one had told us about haha. We hurried back to the apartment and jumped on the bus. At the office all the new missionaries were there, and I met my new companion, Elder Baltazar. I asked him if he was ready to work and he said something like “Yes, I’ve been resting for 18 years!” I loved hearing that and was grateful he was ready to start working! His career plan is just like mine—chemistry and medicine—which is way cool haha. I remembered being in the same office three months ago as a novinho, and it was crazy going back to prepare to train. I felt, and still feel sometimes, a little unprepared, but with the Lord’s help I can do anything! We were able to take a taxi home which was sweet.
Wednesday- Transfer day! Left the area early in the morning and arrived at the Rodoviara—a big transportation/shopping center where we meet for transfers. We were the first group to arrive, and the second was Elder Meireles and his companion. It was fun to talk to him for a bit. I said to him “I speak Portuguese now!” He was like “Wow! You do!”  Hahaha! The bus ride to Uberlandia was about 6 hours, but it wasn’t bad at all. It was nice to get some rest and see the countryside of Brazil—nothing but grass, trees, and hills for hours. We arrived, the Bishop brought us to our house, and Elder Baltazar and I went on a short division with Elder Oldsen and Elder Sanchez, the other missionaries in our area and the zone leaders here. Elder Olsen, an American—woohoo! Got to speak some English hahaha—showed me around Bairro Tibery, which would be our area. Every day we walk about 30 minutes to get there, work all day, and walk back to the house at night. It’s a nice area, cleaner, nicer, and safer than Jardim Curitia, which now I realize was pretty much the hood of Goiania haha. Great day!

Thursday- Now—We’ve been working hard these last few days to find people to teach, since before the elders had hardly any investigators here. We’ve talked to a ton of people on the road and knocked a ton of doors and have a few people to teach now. Our teaching group will continue to grow in the following weeks. Being senior companion and trainer is a whole new feel! I like it and it’s going well so far. Elder Baltazar is adjusting well and is willing to work and talk to people. The area and the ward are great, and we will be able to do a lot of work here. I want to work closely with the Bishop to reactivate lots of less-actives, find new people, and grow the ward. Hopefully after a few weeks of diligent effort and faith we will have some baptisms!

I don’t have much time today to write, but I hope tudo o bom em America!

Love you all tons!

Elder Anderson

Monday, November 16, 2015

What a Wildly Wild Week!

​That looks safe. Right outside our window


Boa Tarde Trinidade!

Visited the Basilica on P-Day (Huge Catholic church)

Half of the Zone GYN Norte

​Won't let my hair get this long again!

Muito melhor!

​Stolen and Found

Alex (Dad of Gabriel, our first baptism) and Alex (President of the Elder's Quorum)

Whhhhhhhooooooaaaa!!!! Everything happened this week!
Friday night we got a call from Elder Zanuttini, one of the assistants to the mission president. Elder Gerson talked to him for a minute, then handed the phone to me. He said I was transferred to Uberlandia, Area Tibery 2, and that I would be training a missionary right out of the MTC! Whoa!! I haven’t even finished my training yet! I’ll pack my bags today, finish my own training Tuesday, and on Wednesday, hop on a bus to Uberlandia and start training an elder who’s only 3 months younger than me within the mission. Crazy! I’m really excited and a little nervous haha since I pretty much just got here too, but I’ll do my best and rely on the help of the Lord! It will be a great experience.

It’s triste leaving Jordim Curitiba after two great transfers here. The ward members, the people we’re teaching, and the area have all been awesome, and it’ll be weird to serve in another area because this area is all I’ve known of the field so far! This last transfer was tough, lots of hard work with few results, and I feel like we’ve reached the point where baptisms will start happening—and I’m transferred out haha. But you have to plant before you can harvest and I’m grateful I was able to plant a lot while I was here. Really, I didn’t want to leave the area because the work was picking up. As soon as I heard I was transferred, however, I was instantly excited and ready to go!

This Sunday probably could not have been a better last day of church in the area. We had three families there, and some members brought friends—12 people in all! A great blessing after only 2 last week. President Kuceki says to leave you area better than you found it. I worked hard, and I think I accomplished that. These last 12 weeks have been a great training!

I’ve really been trying to improve my teaching. I want to teach by the Spirit with power and authority so people can know and feel the truthfulness of our message. With the Lord’s help, I have already become a way better teacher, or, rather, a better instrument in the Lord’s hands. Our lesson with Gustavo, a 15 year old 7th Day Adventist, was a good example. After 15 minutes of him reading verses out of the Bible trying to prove why Saturday should be the Sabbath, I said “We’re going to put our scriptures down and talk about the real reason we’re here” (Translated and paraphrased). Then I talked about the three main parts of why we were there--to teach that 1. Jesus is the Christ, 2. He restored His church through the prophet Joseph Smith, and 3. How we can know of a surety because of The Book of Mormon. It took a while to get him to realize that he wanted to know whether or not the church was true; that if it was (it is) what a difference it would make in his life and that through The Book of Mormon, which is either true or false (it’s true), he will know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, but when he finally realized that, it was powerful. The spirit was so strong! He asked us how we gained our testimonies of the church, and Elder Gerson and I explained and bore our testimonies. Wow. After that, I asked him how he felt. He said “touched, by the things you guys have said.” He accepted a baptismal date. I believe it was the most spiritual, powerful lesson of my mission so far. I’m so grateful to be a tool in the hands of God—there’s nothing greater! This work is the best!

Why do we keep getting robbed man? Friday night we were walking back to our apartment from Tremedao, one of the most dangerous bairros in likely the most dangerous region of Goiania, the noroeste (our area is right inside and takes up most of this region J )., and two guys pulled up on a motorcycle. The back guy hopped off, knocked the phone out of Elder Gerson’s hand, grabbed his bag, patted us down, grabbed out of my shirt pocket my planner, Portuguese verb card, and MY NAMETAG, jumped back on the motorcycle, and took off. What the heck. Walking home, we saw them pass by again without our stuff. Early the next morning, we looked for our stuff, and I found my name tag and verb card in a nearby road! I’m really grateful my bag wasn’t taken and that I was able to find a few of my things that next morning. Don’t get robbed, but if you do, be grateful! I’m glad Uberlandia is a safer, calmer city.

Also this week, we got stuck in the rain! We were walking one day and it started pouring. We took shelter under a couple different overhanging roofs, but even the best one wasn’t much help as the wind drove the rain right into us haha. WE got pounded and drenched! Fun stuff!

Tambem esta semana, we enjoyed P-Day with half the zone at the zone leaders’ apartment in Trindade. We had a churrasco (barbeque) and visited the Basilica, a huge Catholic Church there on top of a huge hill. It was pretty cool! I got my haircut, there as well, which was much needed! I like the city of Trindade. It’s much cleaner, more open, and newer than Goiania. Good P-Day!

I hope you all are doing great! Don’t get too worried about me here, as we have the Lord’s protection and nothing too terrible will happen. I hit the 4 month mark yesterday! Time flies!

Elder Anderson

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ants Can't Stop Me

Last P-Day I bought two big boxes of cereal. After opening and eating some of the first one, I closed the top of the box and put it on top of the fridge. In spite of the bag being folded/rolled up inside and the box being shut, the ants found a way in. One morning, I went to eat breakfast, and about 40 ants were there to wish me good morning haha. Now, in America, I would never do this, but after living in Brazil for 3.5 months it wasn’t as crazy…I couldn’t let the ants win, so I just poured the cereal in a bowl, added some milk, and started eating. It looked like someone had sprinkled a little pepper in the bowl, but the ‘pepper’ was ants, dead and alive. It’s always great to start the day with a little extra protein! Elder Anderson 1, Ants 0.

Also, on P-Day, two guys almost got in a fight on the bus hahaha. It would have been pretty fun and crazy and memorable to see, but I would have had to break it up so I’m glad it didn’t happen haha. Brazil’s crazy man!

Here’s some written Portuguese for you: Portuguese e muito bom. Gosto desta idioma musto. Ainda e difícil, e continuara ser difícil, mas cada dia e melhor, mais fácil, e mais fluente. O Senhor esta me abencoando muito com o dom de linguas, e son muito grato!

Going into this week, we had 8 baptismal dates for this next Saturday. Now, we have one. One. It really is frustrating when you’re trying to teach people about the greatest thing ever—the restored gospel of Jesus Christ—and its eternal blessings, and they’re too blind and deaf to accept it fully and too lazy to go to church…Oh well. Vida missionaria!

Our one remaining date is solid at least. We found Lucas batendo portas (knocking doors) a few weeks ago. He’s 15 and honestly wants to find and follow the true path of God. I wish everyone we taught was like him! He’s come to church twice and liked it, and his brother came once and is interested too. He lives with his grandparents, who have been receptive so far, and hopefully they’ll completely support him I his decision to be baptized Saturday! I love missionary work!

Man this week was quick! It’s crazy we only have one more week in the transfer! It feels like a few days ago that Elder Gerson arrived here. I want to stay in the area, but who knows what will happen. More than anything though, I want to do the will of the Lord. Thus, wherever I go and with whomever I serve, I’ll be happy and grateful and do my best! I love this mission so much; I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else for these two years. Every day is a blessing!

Elder Anderson
View from the Goia Missionary apartment (where Scott went for a day with the Zone Leaders)

Good Morning Goia!

Bus Stop. Seems Legit.

Divisao in Goia!