Monday, January 31, 2022

The Book finally DONE (July 15, 2022) with the complete history: A 50 YEAR "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA"

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THE LAST POWERFUL CLARIFICATION  from this movie that anwers the......
 MOST IMPORTANT PERPLEXING QUESTION IN MY ENTIRE 50+ year MAYA HISTORY : Now added on p.470. ERASE ANYTHING PREVIOUS  to 8/14/22,  and Click below to
DOWNLOAD THE FINAL 
Took me 5 years to do it.  STUDY IT CAREFULLY to understand how the Apostle Paul's prophecy to the Thessalonians for the last days--when there would be again a legitimate  "temple of God"--was fulfilled at Valparaiso, Guatemala with 
THE MASSACRE on January 10, 1989!

 THE BOOK describes  the "laughed to scorn" adventure of  dedicating 50 years......doing as He asked us..."Serve my LITTLE ONES"..... 

.........in the Mountains of the Maya, saving lives & helping them achieve lives of dignity...

....as I would want for  myself, with a fervent prayer as offered by little 10 year old EVELYN, as explained below.



THE SUMMING UP OF THE  OVERALL PURPOSE OF THIS MAYA MOUNTAINS writing is  a metaphor of my life in the movie EVELYN--crystalized in a simple prayer offered by a freckled-faced Irish 10 year old from the story told in the movie that bears her name seen below to the right......

"Lord God....

MAY....TRUTH & JUSTICE FLOURISH!"

She testified fearlessly in the Supreme Court of Ireland, pointing out to the prosecution that LYING was prohibited by the 9th commandment, and saying to the prosecutor,

 

"I’M SURPRISED YOU DON'T KNOW THAT!"   

Similar to my half a century of dealing with men who didn't seem to know  that LYING was and is  a sin and more.....

GET THE MAYA MOUNTAINS BOOK &

STUDY IT CAREFULLY and you'll see HOW  MUCH TODAY WE NEED SIMILAR COURAGE--AMONG US ADULTS-- OFFERING THIS PRAYER & DOING WHAT IS NEEDED for 

"TRUTH & JUSTICE to FLOURISH!"

 The movie can be seen on Amazon Prime

Click to download a TWO PAGE SUMMARY of EVELYN

NOTE:  Once again I'm blown away by the wonderful acting job of the child-actress that played the part of Evelyn, with a lot of credit going to the directors who brought out the best in her. I feel the same about all the movies mentioned below I use to help us understand better the truth in this 50+ year history


THE 570 PAGE MAYA MOUNTAINS BOOK—is now   available to  download to your computer with a major change  compared to previous versions as it now begins with:

 Part 1: 0-22 years...."THE VISION QUEST"

 

That set the stage for everything in the 80+ year history and makes--what for some was puzzling...... now more understandable.

Click to download: A FIFTY YEAR "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA now available with some last critical updates done on Aug. 8,  2022--now downloadable to your computer by clicking on that link.  It has the advantage of having page numbers, a complete TABLE of CONTENTS with page numbers, as well as the final updates, enhancements and beautiful insights mentioned below, including: 



Appendix 3 that is a permanent Tribute to my dear friend Garth Norman. He was one of the few outstanding men of my earthly experience!

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I PROMISE YOU THE RECENT UPDATES & ENHANCEMENTS ARE WORTH GETTING and CAREFULLY GOING THROUGH THE ENTIRE BOOK--MAYBE AGAIN-- TO UNDERSTAND THE CRUCIAL REASONS FOR THE 86 YEAR LONG HISTORY. 

NOTE: It wasn't possible to do an INDEX—I  actually worked like a slave for 4 days doing it, and with 7 double column pages within a hair of being finished--my computer crashed and my work was lost.  I felt like the Japanese guy fed up with his computer and pulled his pistol and shot it!  I was tough and put my pistol back in my pocket and didn't do that, but rather created for the 2nd page an extensive: 

 Table of Contents, 

 including page numbers for  each of the Four Parts, plus page numbers for each of the 

33 MEMORABLE HISTORICAL EFFORTS, EVENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS...

..capping it off with "the best Accomplishment, item #33" created from one  "friendly fire"  criticism and did it with my contrary, humorous way of laughing at the critics and their ridiculous War of Criticism...

..all the way to the family bank

with a copy of the 1st of the 16 pages of item #33 inserted below: 

Click  to download  references throughout the book to :

 BOOK of MORMON  "GEOGRAPHY"

--fascinating whether you're a believer or not--

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This new expanded version of the BOOK is enhanced in critical ways, with 

some crucial new sections—like:

   HOW OUR EXPERIENCE SEEMS TO FULFILL AN IMPORTANT BIBLICAL PROPHECY, 

and likely the fulfillment of another......I hope & pray for. 

That alone pinpoints the book as a CRUCIAL MUST READ....   

 There are many tiny additions & corrections—with a BIG IMPACT, as well as all the previously mentioned  adventurous  episodes and history—tracking down, catching  and putting in jail cattle rustlers & invaders, surviving miraculously the entire Guerrilla War as well as in Comalapa escaping a right-wing death squad that murdered 9 of our cooperative directors & their entire families.....only Rigoberto Miza and I escaped...   

....but SIGNIFICANTLY I  sprinkled throughout fascinating insight from great movies that opened my eyes and help us envision more clearly the 50+ year MYSTERIOUS CAUSE.....

sometimes with  a smile, sometimes with tears

CRUCIAL  ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY with inspiration from--for example:

      1.    NEW UNEXPECTED WISDOM from: Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) and  his   exciting movie:   

.......and, 
2.   CRUCIAL ALARMING UNDERSTANDING from the AMAZON series seen below: With a haunting and awakening  tour by Cora, a humble black girl seeking freedom & justice who takes us on a ghastly tour of:  
 A terrifying  scene down the Valparaiso Road, where occurred 
"The Massacre!"  

3. And heart warming inspiration from:

With eternal insight into "the rest of the story" I relate with candor in the 
finished version of the BOOK. 

To see  THE ONLINE VERSION of the BOOK, which now is the only version with the complete APPENDIX,  CLICK ON THAT LINK,  but it doesn't have all the new additions, updates, enhancements & awakening wisdom.

YOU'LL ONLY GET THE UPDATES & NEW ADDTIONS BY DOWNLOADING THE PRINT VERSION using that LINK or the one at the top of the post. 

Below is a view of the first printed copy of the final version I just  paid big bucks for ($160.64) so I could hold it in my hands & thumb through it whenever I needed a boost as I continually feel profound gratitude for the ADVENTURE AMONG THE MAYANS! 


The 568 page book
has over 1,200 beautiful color photographs, and 
"the rest of the story" 
revealed in all frankness for the first and last time,  
that you can download for free and get on your computer or electronic device by clicking on the link at the beginning of this post & a few other places, and be able to put on a thumb drive to have printed by your favorite printer or share with others.
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Here's a montage of crucial movies I learned 
from  during that half century of experience giving us  needed perspective and helped us survive through what I once called a 
"fascinating history of human conflict & triumph" 

OPPS!  
I forgot one, that from my "simple man" 
and 
"pioneer--mountain man" perspective was and is really important....
The cute and incredibly talented acting by the three girls:  Mary, Laura "Half pint," & Carrie, will amaze you and, along with heart warming insight into life by the parents, Charles & Caroline. 
It will enhance your life, as it does mine.
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And, the very last movie I drew wisdom from, with a quote near the beginning about HOW TO TRUTHFULLY KNOW & DISCERN A MAN, from the book:

I will now do as promised and FADE AWAY--except for my personnel website where you'll have to check once in a while to see if I'm still alive and kicking, backpacking, chasing cattle rustlers or just barely escaping from drug trafficker's  in 
the Mountains of the Maya!

However, as long as I'm alive the Guatemalan Foundation website will be maintained—very likely remaining with this last post--as a permanent guide to the historical book, but afterwards it will likely fade away too, however in the meantime it will always  remain with the hope that: An important purpose of this 83+  year history will see it's fulfillment by....

...someone who is honest and sincere—doing  as he or she, or  they  should do,  so the miracle will be done...

...as my 50+ years among the Maya showed repeatedly a mysterious NEGATIVE BIAS  

 and a

 CLEAR SYSTEMIC WEAKNESS THAT NEEDS FIXING 

which will be a KEY ITEM    in the fulfillment of the promise and prophecy that in the latter days....  

"the house of God will be set in order" 

D&C 85:7-8 

NOTE:  There is a curious end to that prophecy in verse 8 that actually is the exact opposite of what it seems,  but first lets enjoy a wonderful and exciting history about which it was said, 

"Thousands of Lamanites were saved, and many tens of thousands helped to get an education!"

as well as, according to Harold Brown,  

"Stimulating the organization of World-wide Humanitarian Services!"  

That worked out to be one of the crucial purposes of this history!

All part of  heading south for a lifetime of  doing in my simple way what the Lord asked me to do on the snowy slopes of the Henry Mountains at 1:00 AM on October 23, 1965:  

"Serve my little ones" 

in the MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA. 

This is a view of the "Mountains of the Maya" and the 
 BOOK OF MORMON'S 
"narrow strip of wilderness" 
That crosses the country from the "west sea" to the "east sea."
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

This is the  life-long history of Cordell M. Andersen & families, including the incredible help of many friends through the Guatemalan Foundation, all  updated & reorganized in more accurate chronological order, and with a General TABLE of CONTENTS – finished in  December 2021 with exciting additions that enhance understanding, and  new candid “rest of the story” details, especially in

Part 1: The VISION QUEST, &
Part 4:  The FINAL REVIEW of the “VISION QUEST”  FULFILLMENT AMONG THE MAYA in GUATEMALA
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Part 1: 0-22 years  THE VISION QUESTA Checkered Faith & Works Journey
Pages 3-79  -   77  color photos 
Part 2:  22-31 years  THE MYSTERIOUS CAUSE and PREPARATION TO ACT
Nine Years Finding the Faith to Make the..….Journey to the Land of the Mayas
Pages 81-121 -  87 color photos
Part 3: 31-38 years  THE 1967 RISKY PIONEER JOURNEY TO THE  MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA
 Pages 123-173 -  – 91 color photos
Part 4: 31-81 years  THE FINAL REVIEW of the  “VISION QUEST” MAYA FULFILLMENT
Pages 175-557 – 861 color photos

CONTENTS OF ABBREVIATED APPENDIX

APPENDIX 1:  COMBAT HANDGUNS magazine article…………………………………p. 558-560
APPENDIX 2:  Authorization letter from Church Financial Dept………………........…..…p. 561
APPENDIX 3: TRIBUTE TO GARTH NORMAN…………………………...…………….p. 562-568

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The Table of Contents of the 
33 MEMORABLE EFFORTS, EVENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS  (“items”)

1.        Traveling movie, Cine Chapinlandia..…………………………………………… …p.  192

2.        Poultry Farm—Granja y Tienda la Cabana, 1st in North Central Guatemala…….…p.  197

3.        Valparaiso Plantation—Ancient  Fortified City………………………………… …...p.  200

4.        Education & Philosophy & Principles of the Good Life (Method)……………… ….p.  229

5.        Bible-like “Miracle of Elvira”…………………………………………………………...…p. 235

6.        Creation of Unique Methods oTeaching  Cleanliness & Nutrition…….…………...p.  239

7.        Organization of The Foundation for Indian Development………………..………..…p.  247

8.        The CID, Center for Indian Development “Oasis of hope & justice for poor”…...…p.  248

9.        Students 1st LDS fulltime missionaries for 3 Mayan language groups…………….. ..p.  249

10.     Carl Jacob and strawberry production introduced into Guatemala……………….…..p.  251

11.     Las Victorias Dairy, largest in Northern Guatemala………………………………….p. 251

12.     Early LDS history in Alta Verapaz, story human conflict & triumph………………...p. 263

13.     BYU Lamanite Generation “miracle” and losing “Pepita”………………..………...p. 297

14.     The GREAT EARTHQUAKECID #2 Las Mercedes, Communism in Guatemala.......p.  304

15.     Organization of LDS A.V. District history, extreme unrighteousness again……....…p. 306

16.     “Greatest missionary adventure of my life”  in the Polochic area………….………...p. 329

17.     BYU Distinguished Service Award, Church Historian comments, work manuals…....p. 348

18.     International ( Adoption) Baby Smuggling  Scandal and those responsible………….p. 351

19.     Helping LDS missionary work in the Quito/Ecuador  Mission, strange reversal…….p. 355

20.     From 1980 on removed LDS image from work, multiplied Mayans helped……….…p. 359

21.     Greatest Soccer Tournament of my life—The Lamanite Youth champions……….…..p. 361

22.     Establishment of the Valparaiso Community, aided potable water, electricity…… …p. 363

23.     1981-1982 became AYUDA  representative, reorganized Patzicia Credit Co-op….…p. 366

24.     Supported Cunen projects for 10 years………………………………………………..p. 367

25.     Spirit of Cine Chapinlandia showing TEN COMMANDMENTS to 10,000 people..…p. 368

26.     For 32 years built  and managed Andersen College in Patzicia for needy children… .p. 369

27.     Constructed Ariel & Ines Andersen Chuluc School, paid teacher for 30 years…… …p. .371

28.     “Rest of story” from 1971-2002 told, life at THE FARM OF THE HOLY MAN…... ..p. 372

29.     “Biggest mistake—A   Great Success!” & “rest of story” 2002-20,  FAREWELLS.....p. 469

30.     Museum of the Holy Man………………………………………….………………..…p. 505

31.     Partnership with  Garth Norman, Tree of Life—Izapa Project  then to Valparaiso …..p. 507

32.     Last “goodbye,”  a funny story, coincidental meeting my Indian Queen, again…. … p. 532

33.     The greatest blessing /accomplishment,  “MY 15 DUNDERHEAD KIDS” …….…....p. 537

CONCLUSIONS—SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE & MY HOPE—THANKS TO ALL

Last page:  Theodore Roosevelt’s famous,


“HE WHO DARES”


If you aren't familiar with that great statement, you'll have to go to the  BOOK and scroll down to the last page.


"NEVER, NEVER GIVE IN, NOR GIVE UP....EASILY!"

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If you are interested in a 5 page excerpt from the book entitled: A FIFTY YEAR SNAPSHOT of the  HISTORY IN ALTA VERAPAZ of the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS,  click on the following link:
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