Monday, January 31, 2022

THE "SILENT GENERATION" speaks BOLDLY in the BOOK completed 09/28/22 with the UNVARNISHED STORY : A 50 YEAR "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" ....IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA"


 Click for:  PREVIOUS POST or a: A  STORY  to help  understand THE BOOK  

CAREFULLY  STUDY  THE ENTIRE BOOK BEFORE JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS! 
Click to DOWNLOAD the final version: 
I've added a couple of items,  first, a  humorous one we like from the criticism that 
I was CRAZY, "laughed to scorn" 
as was the "idealistic dreamer" 
DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA (or Ammon),  Quijote arming himself and on his gallant steed (1966 Ford F-150), supported by his Squire, Sancho Panza (Maria), "rode into hell"--in our case-- "The Siberia of Central America," FOR A HEAVENLY CAUSE.....to fight for the right and oppose all injustice with effective solutions!   
The Andersen Family Peace Corp,
and head for the MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA!
 IN SPITE OF INCREDIBLE OPPOSITION, DEATH THREATS & CHALLENGES we  LAUGHED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AT OURSELVES even now in my 87th year at times  not even being able to walk. Go to my Facebook page to see more:   https://www.facebook.com/cordell.andersen 
  from this movie that 
makes perfectly clear THE ANSWER to the
 MOST IMPORTANT PERPLEXING QUESTION IN MY ENTIRE 50+  year  MAYA HISTORY : Now added on powerfully  and with uncanny perception as part of the meaning of  this sacred history.  
It took me a LIFETIME TO  LIVE THE HISTORY and 5 years to put the book together!   STUDY IT CAREFULLY to understand how the Apostle Paul's prophecy to the Thessalonians for the last days--when there would again be a legitimate  "temple of God"--was fulfilled at Valparaiso, Guatemala with
 THE MASSACRE on January 10, 1989..... 
....with tragically infant deaths and many lost spiritually! 

THE BOOK describes  the "laughed to scorn Ammon-like" 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 you  want for yourself!"  

Always 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 history 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 true real life story told in the movie that bears her name seen below .

She testified fearlessly in the Supreme Court of Ireland saying, "Lord God....

MAY....TRUTH & JUSTICE 

FLOURISH!"

 Then pointing out 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 some men who didn't seem to know  that LYING was and is  a serious sin and more.....GET THE MAYA 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. Other movies are mentioned below also with incredible child actors and actresses I use to help us understand better the truth in this 86+ year history


THE 568 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 86+ year history and makes--

what for some was puzzling...... now more understandable.

Now available with some last critical updates--downloadable to your computer by clicking on the link at the beginning of this post.  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 who is quoted with an insightful statement near the end of one of the crucial summing up sections! I list in Part 4 of the book THE TWELVE STRONG, but should have added #13-DANIEL CHOC, & #14 GARTH NORMAN.

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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. 

To see  THE ONLINE VERSION of the BOOK, which now is the only version with the complete APPENDIX,  CLICK ON THAT LINK and then scroll down to the end for the APPENDIX.  But that online version doesn't have all the new additions, updates, enhancements & awakening wisdom, so just go to it to see the COMPLETE APPENDIX--but for the complete BOOK WITH ALL THE UPDATES & NEW ADDITIONS go to the LINK  near the beginning of this post. 

Below is a view of the first printed copy of the final version I just  paid big bucks for ($153.17) 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 bookhas over 1,200 beautiful color photographs, and You can download it free and get it on your computer or electronic device by clicking on the link at the beginning of this post and be able to put it on a thumb drive to have printed by your favorite printer or share with others. My favorite printer that does an excellent job with great paper and exquisite color reproduction is:
COPYTEC

185 West 200 South, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062, Telephone: 801-785-3680 

They have on file the updated FINAL VERSION of the book, and also my HIGH UINTA MTS. book, and have my authorization to print the book for anyone interested, so you could call them to place an order, and ship to you.

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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 68+ year MYSTERIOUS CAUSE.....

sometimes with  a smile, sometimes with tears

      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. 
"The rest of the story" 
is revealed in all frankness for the first and last time--with at least one honest and courageous man, HAROLD BROWN, who understood and supported us to the end of his useful life.   

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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--and later  the Little House Family grew as did the Central House Family at Valparaiso, with more beautiful children:  Grace, Albert, James and Cassandra--a series that  will amaze you and, along with heart warming insight into life by the parents, Charles & Caroline. 
It will enhance your life, as it still does mine each evening!
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And, the almost very last movie I drew wisdom from, with a quote from it  near the beginning of the MAYA BOOK about HOW TO TRUTHFULLY KNOW & DISCERN A MAN:

I will now do as promised and FADE AWAY--except  for this FOUNDATION  website as well as my personnel one where you'll have to check both websites once in a while to see if I'm still alive and kicking, backpacking in the UINTAS, 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 86+  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 Welfare  Services!"  

That worked out to be one of the crucial purposes and achievements  of this life-long personal and family  effort!

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" & "help them achieve lives of dignity as you would want for yourself!"

in the MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA. 

This is a view of what I call 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  August 2022 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 get  the  BOOK  and scroll down to the last page.


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

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

FAREWELL To GARTH NORMAN, & The Book: A 50 YEAR "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA, is finished & available

      CLICK TO SEE A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO  GARTH NORMAN

There is  a more complete TRIBUTE to GARTH,  in  APPENDIX 3, just added to the finished/updated PRINT VERSION that is 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. 

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Click For references throughout the book to: BOOK of MORMON  "GEOGRAPHY" 

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

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