Elder Anthony Scott Lee

Elder Anthony Scott Lee

Tony can be reached at...

Portugal Lisbon Mission
Rua Jorge Barradas 14C
1500-370 Lisboa

Monday, February 23, 2015

Week 90 Letter


Hey everybody!!! How are you all doing? I have had a pretty busy week. Today I don't have a lot of time to write because we used a good chunk of our pday helping a brazilian family unexpectedly. It is a good family, but they also have a lot of problems. It is a single mom and 4 kids.

Anyways, these week we increased our pace. contacted more, worked harder, later... we ran home several times to get there before 10 o clock hit. My shoes are wrecked again, and I've only had them for a couple transfers. I'm going to have to buy my eighth pair of the mission. Sheesh. Cobblestone.

Anybody else dreading april?

Today we will travel to lisbon. Here in 10 minutes actually I need to leave.  I know we could use some more power in our zone, so bring it on.

I saw a video of Shiloh's daughter singing 'I hope they call me on a mission'. It was awesome. I am singing a version that goes like 'I hope they let me stay on my mission'. 

I love you all. I love serving the Lord. I love the refining fire, it hurts so good.

Hugs and kisses,

Elder Lee

I love you too mom, a ton...  SOOOOOOOOOO much!

Week 89 Letter

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hey everybody! Levi! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you buddy! In our mission we call that crescimento real, or real growth. Families are real growth in the church! I'm so proud (in a righteous sort of way of course) to be a part of a family that helps the growth of the kingdom here on earth.

I was in Terceira again this week. I love that area sooooo much. I'm going to have to visit after the mission. 

Hugs and kisses to everybody,

Elder Lee

PS pics of course don’t do it justice, but that's the island of São Miguel from the plane.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Week 88 Letter

Monday, February 5, 2015
Happy Monday everybody! How are you all doing? How's the noggin Josh? Sorry about that man, it really stinks that you had to miss out on districts. Don't worry. Let the disappointment turn into motivation and next year you'll take home the title. Sounds like you had a pro season Becca! I bet you could beat me no problem. I don't think I'm good at sports anymore. I might be good at soccer when I get home, but here the competition is stiff ;)

This week had a lot of good, but then ended with a lot of sads. We marked 3 investigators for baptism, and everything was going great. We were following up with them every day about church and had plans to get them there, but sure enough Sunday came around and not a single one made it.  =(   Now we need to push the baptisms back, which isn't the end of the world, but we haven't even been able to get in contact with any one of them yet. I hope they aren't avoiding us. Pray for Ana, Rafael, and Beatriz. 

Today we went to Lagoa de Fogo, or translated: Lake of Fire. It was awesome, and super beautiful. I'll try to get you pictures. This island is so incredible. I know I've said it, but I just keep being amazed by it. I think I am going to live here. Sorry Shiloh ;P

This week needs to be a really productive one. A really busy one. It is going to be great. 

I love you all, and really do love your letters and your support. Reading letters is fast, so don't worry about over-writing, it hasn't happened yet ;P I just can't always promise replies. It's fair though, because I'm a missionary =)
Elder Lee

Hello mom Lee!

How you're doing? This is Bruno Cabral, from Ponta Delgada in the Azores (the branch your son is serving :)  )!
Well...you are probably wondering why I’m sending you this email....well...the reason it's weird...but hey...don't judge me...I blame your son ahahah...
So what happens is that I often have lunch or dinner with Elder Lee, and on one of those meals, he mentioned that you do this amazing oh so yummy mashed potato...he thinks that you put sour cream on it, but he's not sure of that...sooo....I was wondering, if you could be oh so gentil and send me the recipe of that amazing mashed potato so I can one day surprise him with your recipe of mashed potato which I already have the conscience that will not even be close to what yours taste, but hey ... at least I will try and intention it's what counts, right? And at least it will be somewhat of a "THANK YOU" gesture for all the hard, dedicated and amazing work he's doing here, in Ponta Delgada. I have mention that to him (a couple of times actually) but your son, our Elder Lee has been the most "complete" "the all package" missionary that I have ever seen in my life!! I know you already know that, but you have an amazing son! He is an outstanding missionary with true passion for this work that is so touching to see it! He puts so much effort on this work that he had to take his pills for his cold sores :)   I have him more than a missionary, but truly a true friend!
I am so grateful to have him serving in my branch and I know that I will be sad when he gets transferred :(
Well...thank you for taking time to read this email, and thank you ahead for the recipe (if possible to send)

Best warmest regards

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Monday, February 2, 2015

Week 87 Letter

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hey everybody! I am short on time this week... again... 

Transfers were yesterday. My companion ended his mission and went home. I am going to miss him a lot. My new companion calls himself Elder Soares. He is from Mozambique, which means I am serving with my seventh non-American companion. It is a very different experience with each companion. It is incredible.

We hope that this month will be the month of fruits. We have sown a lot of seeds, and I hope they start sprouting. We need to find a lot more investigators, but it hasn't proven simple in this area. 

I love being a missionary. I love learning from difficulties. I love tribulation, because it makes me better. 

The inactive member Volodimir from last week came to church again yesterday and now is on a plan to receive the priesthood. Awesome!

Alright, I know the letter was lame, but I hope you still feel my love for you all. 

Hugs and Kisses,

Elder Lee

Hey mom!

How are you? I'm okay. We had transfers today, and I lost my comp. He was my favorite of the mission. I'm not sure about the new one yet, but he seems cool. He is from Mozambique.
His name is Elder Soares. His native language is Portuguese. Heart-breaker of a game then, huh? That really does stink.
Yeah, I did get the tie. It's nice =)

I bought a suit. I've needed one for a long time, since I gave mine away to Ricardo in Peso da Regua, but I’ve waited and put it off because I hate spending money. I finally bought one though. I think it is a really nice suit. It cost 130 us dollars, but I feel like it is a lot higher quality than 130 dollars gets you in the states. It's nice. It's black. I like black suites.

Um, I have a pic of my com, just a second.

The black one is my comp. 

Never bought a coat. It stopped getting cold. I have a coat that a member offered me as a gift that works just fine.

I have to go, basically right now.

I love you!