Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sorry So Late!!

HeY you great and wonderful people, who are my loved ones. I love you. It is good to be able to hear what has been happening in life this past week! I look forward to another exciting letter soon. I know that I am writing SO late, and I do apologize for that. Do to some serious network connections here in the bush, this modem has not wanted to work, and so we finally got some time today to write. Wow, and today was so powerful. It is pretty cool to be writing to you in the middle of the week on a day that we have been proselyting
We were actually able to give someone a tour of the chapel today, and were able to explain to them about the sacrament, and about everything that goes on in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was such a nice experience and really we felt the spirit and know that she felt the spirit as well. She is really thinking of being baptized in the only true church of Jesus Christ on this earth, so we are really trying to help her gain a sincere testimony about the Gospel. This week has really just been so nice. It has been spiritual, and we have seen the Lord helping both of us. As we teach and testify of this true Gospel, we see that the hearts of the people are being softened and we even see that trust has been built. This has made it possible for our missionary efforts to go forward with greater power. We had one of our families of the Branch President just get back from going to the South African Temple. They are like another family here to us, and we LOVE them so much and are just super excited for them! He was just newly called as a branch president, and what a blessing it has been to see his efforts in striving to love the members and set a powerful example. He really knows what he has been called to do. Our other branch is also progressing as well a lot. We have really been focusing on trying to help out the leadership and love them and just make sure that things are being done according to the guidelines that have been given. We are working now to learn how to council together with everyone we talk with.
This has been inspired by a book that we have been given to read called Counseling with our Councils. It has been a really good help with learning how to become better leaders. They have this huge goal of this mission to progress. They just put out the new mission plan for this year, and if we all take it seriously, there will be some awesome improvements in the areas. I Love this gospel, and have a growing testimony of Gods divine plan and purpose for His children. These are things I know, and will cherish for the rest of my life, and even in the life to come. I hope you have a powerful rest of the week, and may God be with you and protect you.

Elder Andreasen

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