Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hello! Am so sorry that I have not been able to e-mail for the last few days. It has just been that the internet where we are was down, and the network for a modem did not even work, so we were not able to e-mail. We are in a place now though where we can e-mail. Just a nice town about an hour away from our area, where the zone leaders stay. We are just preparing today, to travel to Nairobi by bus and attend zone conference. Am super excited to see what they have in store for us this time around! Even we got to see some of the General Conference on Sunday, which was spectacular. We watched the Saturday morning, and half way through the Sunday afternoon session. Powerful talks for sure!
This week has been something else. We have been seeing still some difficulties in our areas, but are finding different ideas on how to resolve these concerns. It is good. Being here has really helped me to see how a branch works, and what will make it progress, or falter. The best thing is when we are able to work with the leaders of the branch and build their trust. That is one thing that we are seriously working to accomplish, and know that the Lord will help us as we are diligent and humble. So, that is just what is going on small, here in the life of this missionary. I hope that all is still well that side. Preparing for the cold, the leaves changing and all. I hope that you have a great Halloween!  Dress up in something nice! Just have a great week, and love ya tons!
Elder Andreasen

Monday, October 13, 2014


Hey you! SO, just another day here in Chyulu. Lovin’ the day, it has really been super nice, and am getting a lot of things done. WOW. You sound like you are just staying busy with the whole routine, and really doing great. That is super nice that things are turning out well, that is an answer to my prayers for sure.

You ask some nice questions. My companion does know how to ride a bike, it is just this bike that he is having a very hard time learning, but it is great, he is getting better and better. The missionaries that are here in our flat, are a part of the district, and we have another set about a half an hour ride away, that are in our district still. Our zone has ten, so the other two are far. They are letting missionaries small small into the mission, but hopefully it will keep growing. We are loving the help that the Lord has been giving us with what we have right now though. Ebola is not around, so all is well. But stay away from it. It is a KILLER. So that I can see your smiling faces alive when I get back home. Thanks.

This week has just been going on. I think that is has really been one of the most challenging of weeks, and very frustrating. There were times that I really just felt like giving up. Some things happened that have not been working out, especially in the branches that we are serving. IT has made me think, and see that there is no better place that I can be than this, and that I DO love it here. I really do love it here, and the people, and I do love this work. It is everything to me. I will never give up! Though there are challenges, there are so many things that we have planned for the future of this area, and hope, fast, and pray that all works out fine. I am learning that I need to always be an example in all things that I do and say, and I am trying even more to refine myself and become more like the Savior Jesus Christ. I see that I really need to work very much on just being more patient with others and just know how much mercy my Heavenly Father has had on me. I love this gospel, and just know that we are not perfect, and that it is the Lord that guides and directs His work.  I think that is about it. I love you lots, and hope that the rest of your week keeps on well.

Much love from:

Elder Andreasen

Monday, October 6, 2014

Somewhere over the rainbow...in Chyulu...

Well good morning! Thanks for the great update family. I am glad that you were able to see conference. Why did you have to see it at different times though. It is so great that you are getting involved in the wards, and even inviting the YSA kids to know your place. That is one of the best places they could be I think, instead of somewhere else maybe breaking commandments. GOOD WORK!

Well, it is hard to catch up to you in your missionary work there, but things are going pretty good here! haha. Transfers happened again...(Imagine that) and I am still here, which is great. But my fantastic companion got transferred away to a place called Mtito, which is still in our zone. But I have a new companion named Elder Mwashi. He is a Kenyan, and is pretty great. So, we are just getting right to the work, and I am just showing him around. He is trying to get ahold of these bikes. Not too much more has been going on. We are just working with the same same, and are finding that faith is being built, and great brothers and sisters are being reminded of the Joy that they once had.

Things are going great. I am pretty healthy, and so are the other Elders that are in our flat. It is hotter than ever, and sUpER dusty, but that is just life as a Kamba. Carry water for people often, and eat my daily beans. That is it for me. For you, just keep up that powerful work of touching others lives. I am so proud to be apart of such a great family! Keep smiling, and even me too!

Elder Andreasen

P.S. Never touched an elephant in my life, but I would seriously love to. WE see pretty huge monkeys though. Thanks. love ya