It is rare that the Elders get a glimpse of the priests outside of the halls of the mission. But in a strange twist of fate, Elder Anderson happened to grow up in the same small town as President Manwaring. In fact, they even went to high school together - Manwaring was a senior when Anderson was a freshman. Long before Manwaring became the strong, revered priest he is today, he had a strong impact on the boy. Something about his presence made everyone in school stop whenever he walked into the room. It was like a magnetic force surrounded him at all times.