Saturday, June 29, 2013

Elder Antunes

Dear Family,

Thank you for your emails, prayers, and support.  We are working extremely hard and trying to do what the Savior would do if he were here.  I am learning a lot about patience and charity.  Slowly I can feel that I am obtaining more Christlike attributes.  We had a mission conference this week with an area 70 named Elder Antunes.  It was really awesome.  He taught about the importance of our studies in the morning.  He is a recently called are 70 who before had taught seminary and institute his whole life.  Man that guy knows the scriptures well!  Anyways he analized Lehi´s dream and said that the tree of life in the dream is really just a symbol for Jesus Christ.  When Nephi said to the angel that he desired to see the things that his father saw, he was really referring to his desire to see and know our Savior.  Elder Antunes said that through continually studying the scripture ´´holding the iron rod´´ one day we too can know our savior.  He explained how when we study our scriptures we automatically learn more about the Savior and therefore know him better.  He also explained that as we study the scriptures we start to see the Savior every day in the world around us.  It was an awesome talk that he gave that really taught me about the importance of scripture study.  Yesterday we had the opportunity to baptize a girl named Estefane.  She was very excited about baptism and I am excited and optomistic about her future in the church.  That´s all I´ve got for this week!
Love you all and hope you have a great week!

-Elder Caleb Anderson       

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