Thursday, January 6, 2022

Link to a FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO GARTH NORMAN, and The Book: A 50 YEAR "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA, is finished & availale to those interested.

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  A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR FRIEND 

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. The photo reports of the last two trips I made with GARTH:  To IZAPA & to VALPARARAISO, have been updated and are in the book. 

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Click For references throughout the book to: 

BOOK of MORMON  "GEOGRAPHICAL evidences?"

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THE BOOK, now finalized—describes   how we literally dedicated a lifetime......doing our best to serve his "LITTLE ONES" 

.........in the Mountains of the Maya,


THE 566 PAGE BOOK  is NOW  available to  download to your computer. A major change is that Part 1 is now "The 22 year Vision Quest" 0-22 years old, that set the stage for everything. 

The link to the Book is next below, but before downloading, maybe best to scroll down and get a glance at what the finished version has new...then come back and download the book to your computer  

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, 

......now including page numbers for the 3 APPENDIXES, the 3rd being A TRIBUTE TO my dear friend GARTH NORMAN, plus page numbers for each of the Four Parts, and page numbers for each of the 

MEMORABLE HISTORICAL EFFORTS, EVENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS...

..but capping off the book  with "the best Accomplishment" created from one  "friendly fire,"  criticism  that is item #33, and of course 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 12 pages of item #33 inserted below:   


This new 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 MUST READ....

....along with  much  more that makes it very worthwhile seriously going through the latest version again carefully.

   

 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, fighting off invaders, surviving miraculously nearly the entire Guerrilla War as well as escaping a right-wing death squad that murdered 9 co-op directors & their families.....   

....but SIGNIFICANTLY I  sprinkled throughout fascinating insight from great movies that help us envision more clearly the 50+ year cause

sometimes with  a smile, sometimes with tears

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

A WONDERFUL TRUE, FEEL GOOD MOVIE....about

TE ATA:  Bearer of the Morning.

She was an Indian girl who, even as a very young girl believed "with everything against her" that she could do something important, and with a NEVER GIVE IN, NOR GIVE UP—nor  be bullied  attitude became famous and did incredible good for her people

      As well as:       

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

.......and, 
3.   CRUCIAL ALARMING UNDERSTANDING from the AMAZON series seen belowWith 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!"  

....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 THAT BY DOWNLOADING THE PRINT VERSION using that LINK or the one at the top of the post. 

NOTE: From the online book the print version download will not work,  

SO TO GET THE NEW/COMPLETE PRINT VERSION  

go to the link above or at the top of this post.  It includes Appendix 3 that is 

A TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR FRIEND GARTH NORMAN. 

Below is a view of the first printed copy of the final version I just had to pay big bucks to have so I could hold in my hands & thumb through whenever I needed a boost! 


The 566 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, 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 movie-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" perspective is really important....
The cute and incredibly talented acting by the three girls:  Mary, Laura & Carrie, will amaze you and, along with heat warming insight into life by the parents, Charles & Caroline, that will enhance your life, as it has mine.
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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!

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 book, but afterwards it will likely fade away too, however in the meantime will always  remain with the hope that: 

An important purpose of this 69+  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 negative bias among  leaders  and a

 CLEAR SISTEMIC WEAKNESS THAT NEEDS REHABILITATION 

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

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!" 

That worked out to be a crucial purpose of this entire 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 175-550 – 861 color photos

CONTENTS OF ABBREVIATED APPENDIX

APPENDIX 1:  COMBAT HANDGUNS magazine article…………………………………p. 555-557

APPENDIX 2:  Authorization letter from Church Financial Dept………………........…..…p. 558

APPENDIX 3: TRIBUTE TO GARTH NORMAN…………………………...…………….p. 559-565

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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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