Monday, August 14, 2017

TRANSFERS

Hello Friends and Family,
I hope you all had a good week!

The biggest news of the week is that I will be transferring tomorrow!!! Wow time went by fast here is the city of Jaro.  I will be going to Passi which is actually pretty close! The thing I'm most excited for is my new companion will be Elder McCallister.  Elder McCallister and I are actually pretty tight. He's from Australia.  We were together in Guimaras, and we transferred to North Zone together.  So I'm still in north zone, just a different area. I'm going back to what is called a boukid area, which means, not  a city. I guess I'll be doing a lot of walking, which means that I'll probably lose weight again.  

This week was good though. The area is progressing really right now. Our investigators are so dope and there are going to be a lot of baptisms here really soon.  This makes me sad to leave, but it'll be alright.   I'm excited for a dope FHE (Family Home Evening) tonight.  We hung out as a District for the last time today, and now I'm getting ready to transfer. 

Have a great week, Plangga ko kamo

Love, 
Elder Andersen 


District Activity

District

District Activity

Sister "N"

Sister "F"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

THE GIFT OF THE BOOK OF MORMON

Week 60
August 7, 2017

Hello Friends and Family, 
I hope you all had a great week this week!

This week was sooooo great and a lot of fun. This past Monday night we got a call from our Bishop saying that there was a graduation at the church and we needed 60 Books of Mormon to give out to the graduates as a part of their graduation.  The church in Jaro is used for a drug rehabilitation program. So, we made some calls and on Tuesday we had the whole District there and we gave out 107 Books of Mormon. It was a lot of fun and a great finding opportunity.  That night Elder Steiner and I went on exchanges. It was a lo of fun and we worked hard too. The rest of the week was a pretty normal week. 

The Investigators:

This week we contacted a former investigator, her name is "N". She's dope. We decided to test something out...we went and taught her every day... and she came to church!   it was so amazing.  She is so happy and looking forward to her baptism on September 9th.  

We actually moved "A's" baptism to August 26th. We decided to move it because there is a stake baptism on the 26th and about 50 or 60 people will be baptized.  We would really like as many people at the baptism as possible. 

"R" Sr. is doing great and he is going to be interviewed pretty soon. He is also really looking forward to his baptism!  We also had two long term investigators come to church this week too! They loved church and had originally planned to stay for just one hour, but stayed for the whole time!! They are now really considering baptism!  

This week was honestly so great!  We worked hard and we had so much fun.  Another great thing that happened was with our investigators, the Fuertes family. Sister Kay is the lady who made us all that food a few weeks ago. . They took us out to dinner... it was amazing!  They are soooo nice...I love them so much!

This morning was also great!!  We had a district activity and played Avalon for awhile and then we went bowling.  It was a lot of fun!

Well that is about all I have this week, I love you all.
Plangga taka
Elder Andersen



Dinner with the "F" Family

District

Our Investigator "RM"


Dinner with the "F" Family


District Activity

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WORKING HARD

Week 59
Monday, July 31, 2017

Hello Friends and Family,
How are you all doing? This week was great!

So, the big news this week is that Tay "A" will be baptized on Saturday!!! He passed his interview and is super excited for his baptism! 

This week nothing too crazy happened… except for rain... 2 hurricanes hit the Pinas this week.  It wasn’t strong here, but it was in Luzon. The rain here however, was still crazy!  It rained so hard. One day we walked outside to work and it was sunny and hot, ten minutes later were caught in a torrential downpour haha.  It has been fun though, just another fun part of the Philippines!!!

This week has been great.  We have been finding a lot.  We found some really good investigators, and they are from Dumangas!!!!! Sooo cool! They are the "M" family.  We have only been able to teach them once, but they are cool and they live super close to some members which is such a great thing. 

Some more exciting news is that "R" Sr. is now officially preparing for his baptism.  He solved his Word of Wisdom problems, and he is going to church every Sunday. He is so awesome and he is such a great person. This gospel has changed his life so much! 

Today’s Preparation Day was also very fun. This morning we had a zone activity. It was great seeing friends and playing some games. I really enjoyed being around all the other missionaries. We played sports and some other games. Afterwards, our district played this game called “Avalon.” It is soooo fun.  It’s kind of like like a game called warewolf.  A member here in Iloilo makes the game...I will be excited to play and introduce it to all of you when I get home!!  

I'm sorry this email is short, but that's about all I have for this week.
Halong kamo
Love,
Elder Andersen


Riding on the back of a jeepney.

Zone Activity

Zone Activity


Zone Activity

Zone Activity