Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spider Man...REALLY?!?!

Well hello! So, it has been such a nice week since we were able to talk, hasn't it? This is kind of a long conversation...2 years worth of a conversation, with 1 week breaks in between. Wow. Today is SO beautiful, and it actually is not very hot today. There is a nice cool breeze, and the sun is shining, and all of those great things. I will tell you though, it has been HOT, and it is supposed to get even hotter! I love the heat anyway.

GEE WIZ! This week has just gone by. It actually seemed to role by pretty slow, but we were doing SO much. We are working super hard to find members, and to have them give us referrals. They are so nice, and so welcoming and I love them. There are so many here that need some serious encouragement on the part of being active though. We are working today actually after this, to go and meet a lot of the less-actives in our area, and really befriend them, and help them to feel the saviors love. That is what I love so much about this work, is we get the chance to help others just feel the saviors love in different ways, and they help us as well. OH, and we had a baptism. Yes. But it is not really credited to us, we really only taught her about three times, and the other missionaries did the rest, but it was a super great experience, and she was really so happy. It was funny though...the water was cold, and so when I put her under the water, she started to kind of resist and scream, and then she came out and had this death grip on me, but it was so great because there was then another soul that has now entered into the kingdom of God on earth. We are really trying to prepare another sister in our other branch, so that she is also ready for baptism next week or the week after that. Her name is Linet, and she just needs to be able to have that true testimony that these things are true. That is what we are helping her with, but she is just the one to find out for herself. We are also working with this great sister whose name is Charity. We met her one day while we were just stopping by to get some soda out of the heat. She is really so nice, and has powerful questions. She seems to really want to know if these things are true or not, and we hope that she see the truth in them! The main work that we do hear in this amazing place, is reactivation. It is actually supposed to be a stake. it should have been a stake a LONG time ago, they just need to have that love one for another, and see that the commandments that the Lord gives are VERY serious and important.

For me personally this week, I have really in my studies been reading, just so much. I have been asking myself what is wrong, cause I seriously did not read this much back home. But it is so NICE! I love knowledge! That is the thing that just pushes me and excites me to read and to ponder. My testimony has really grown so much since I came on this mission, and I am seeing the fruits of that very thing. When you gain knowledge, you have a greater responsibility. "With great power, comes great responsibility"...Spider Man. Such a great ‘finger pointing' statement yes? It is. And it's so nice to be able to answer these so many great questions that our friends ask, or that even other missionaries ask as well.  This is the whole reason we are here on this earth anyway, is it not? To gain knowledge and wisdom, so as to become more like our Father whose is in Heaven who is perfect and all knowing and pure loving. YES! So, that is what has just been happening in this mighty place of Chyulu, and I am so thankful to my Father in Heaven for allowing me this chance to serve Him, and I will never be able to pay back the debt I have to Him and my Savior Jesus Christ, but I am able to try and please Him, and I will help others to succeed in that path as well.

Love you great family, and have a fantastic week.
Elder Andreasen

P.S. Sorry for the short delay. We were very held up yesterday, and only got short time to get on, and did not have time to write back, but now allz well! Love you, and keep smiling big!

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