Monday, September 18, 2017

A "Purrfect" Day

Hey y'all!

Not too much time to email today, but this week was really good!

Chris has a good possibility of getting baptized this week!

So we'll just keep praying that he can , but if not no big deal,
life goes on. Hopefully it will happen soon.

Man I've just been exhausted all week, but that's the life of a
missionary. Training is really fun, but stressful at the same time. I
guess you just get used to having missionaries with experience and
stuff, but it's fun with new missionaries cause you get a fresh look
at things.

We've really been working at finding new investigators, and for the
most part it's been good. But we just need to find a new place to
work, the areas we've been in have been worked over by previous

Sorry for the shorter email, but I love ya and hope you have a good week.

- Elder Andrasko

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sweet is the Work

Just some Elders and their Greenies!
Zone Picture

Hello once again!!

So as you all know, this week was transfer week. And I get the great opportunity to serve as a trainer! It's always so much be there when a missionary is first experiencing the mission and all the miracles, and hardships, that come with it.

I started training Elder Fielding from Lehi, Utah! And he is so excited to be here in Kansas, he has some serious greenie fire! Good thing there is a lot going on in the area right now!

So some highlights from the week, so on Thursday, I think, we were walking down the road and there was a guy in a pretty terrible wheelchair just going down the road, so we got off our bikes and offered to help him. Anyway we come to figure out that he was heading to the DMV to get an ID, well we look up the DMV and it's like 1.5 miles away, so we offered to push him. So we locked up our bikes and we started to push him, well we decide to call someone to help and give him a ride. So he shows up to give him a ride, but they guy refused cause there was dog hair in the car...then he decided it was too late to go to the DMV so we just pushed him back to where we found him. I feel bad, but there wasn't too much more we could have done.

Another thing that happened, we were walking down the road and we see this guy walking towards us, we offered him a pass-along card and he accepts. So we start sharing about the restoration and modern day prophets. He invited us to come back later that day. So a few hours later we come back and talk to him more about The Book of Mormon, he said we could come back any time! We did go back another time, but he had like a million kids at his house and it was pretty hectic.

I had been planning on tracting every day since Wednesday but we were so busy every single day that we never got the chance to knock doors til Sunday. That's pretty crazy. But when we did go tracting we knocked an entire block, the last door we met some really nice people! They gave us water, but that was about the extent of their interest haha.

Church this week was great! I wasn't expecting it, but Ashlynn brought her friend to church once more. And Chris Hays came to church. So in total we had 4 people at church!!! So the Sherwood ward does something cool, a few times a year they have the priesthood men fill in for all the women in Primary so they can all go to relief society, so we were volunteered to teach primary this week! We were in CTR 5. Our lesson was "We Can Pray to Heavenly Father" I think it went pretty good, the kids were only a little crazy.

Not much more to say about the week, but it was great and the work is going great! Love y'all tons and have a killer week!!

Love you all-

Elder Andrasko


Bird selfie

Zone Zoo Trip

The District

Hello everyone!!

So transfer week is here once again, wow only a few of these left. But we got exciting news! We got a phone call last night from the Assistants to the President and they told Elder Christensen that he would be DL in Hays, Kansas and as for myself I have been called to be a trainer, again!! I'm pretty excited for it. Training last year with Elder Stirling was really fun, so I hope it will be another positive experience.

So last week I mentioned how we got a phone call from our investigator, Chris, and he expressed a desire to be baptized. So we were able to see him this week and go over the things he needs to do to be baptized, and he is so excited!! The next day he called us to make sure the date for his baptism so he could start inviting his family! Wow, that man has been prepared. We just have to make sure we don't drop the ball, and have as much contact with him as possible. That should be a good way for a greenie to start his mission.

Ok, so during our lesson with Chris we get a phone call from our investigator Ashlynn, who came to church last week with her brother Will. Anyway we didn't answer and it went to voicemail, but we called right after the lesson and she had a question. The question was if she could bring a friend to church? So we were all like, "Of course you can bring a friend to church! In fact we prefer if you do!" So that was a sweet miracle.

We had an awesome lesson with Will this week, with Will we have to go over things a few times to make sure he retains the info. And this lesson was really good, he was able to understand about prophets and Joseph Smith and the Restoration. And at the end of the lesson we invited him to pray, and he did! It was pretty sweet.

Sunday rolls around and we had 3 for sure who would be coming to church, possibility of 4. But then we found out the 4th wouldn't be coming, so it was 3 for us. But right as church was starting a Part-member family that we've been teaching walk in and it was like, miracle! Four is the zone standard for church, so miracle helped us to achieve it!

After church one of the sister's recent converts asks if I play piano, then requests that I play a song at her parents wedding! So a lot of practice coming my way, the wedding is on the 21st, then afterwards they will be baptized on the 23rd. 

So lots of awesome things going on in the amazing ward of Sherwood! The Lord has been blessing us with miracles, and I am excited to see the miracles that come with new greenie fire!!

I love y'all and hope you have a fantastic week!!

-Elder Andrasko

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Mission-wide Conference with Elder Oaks!

Just me and my posterity

Zone Hike

I shined my shoes!! (The one on the left is shined, I haven't done the one on the right yet)

Hello everyone!

So amazing thing happened this week...Elder Oaks!!! But I guess we'll
talk about that later.

So last week I talked about William and how he wanted to come to
church and get baptized and stuff. Anyway, his parents want him
involved in a church because he has been getting himself into a lot of
trouble. So this week he came to young men's, and they talked about
studying and he loved it! The young men in this ward are great and
will be awesome fellowship for him, and of course we played basketball

Then Saturday we go by so we can confirm church, and his sister is
coming too! And they enjoyed it! Williams sisters Ashlynn is going to
come to the YSA FHE tonight as well!! So this family has a ton of
potential. We have taught the parents, and they have a lot of
questions. They are "spiritual" so they have a lot of similar beliefs
but they believe in reincarnation. But we cleared up a few things and
I feel like they are accepting of what we teach them.

OK so a really cool miracle that happened today. We got a call from an
investigator and set up a time to see him, then afterwards he said
"I've been thinking a lot about getting baptized, so find out what you
can about that." So boo yeah, things in Sherwood are going awesome!!

OK now Elder Oaks, so we had to leave Topeka pretty early to get to
Wichita by 11:00. So we get there and the whole mission was there! So
that was really cool, got to see so many former companions, got lots
of pictures with them. And I finally got to see the missionary that
Elder Stirling is training! Yay mission posterity! So after we all eat
and talk and take pictures we head into the church and make sure
everyone is in the perfect place for our group picture with Elder
Oaks, so I'm just kneeling on he floor for like 30 minutes (probably
wasn't that long) waiting for Elder Oaks to come in. Then he finally
comes! We take 3-4 pictures then he heads to the chapel and we follow
and go row by row to shake his hand. So that was a pretty neat
experience. Elder Oaks is a very funny guy, he told quite a few jokes
in his talk. He said when he speaks to missionaries he never prepares
anything and just listens to the spirit. So it was a pretty amazing

Not much else happened this week, but it was a great week! Saw amazing miracles!

Missions are great, the transfer is coming to a quick end...

But I love y'all, have a great week.

Oh I forgot we get Facebook this week, or next, so don't freak out if
you see me post stuff! :)

- Elder Andrasko

Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Hey one and all!!

So sorry, not a ton of time to email. We have been up in Hiawatha all day, we went to see the eclipse and to talk to all the people visiting. There were people there who flew in from California to see it! It was crazy how many people were there. But we handed out a few copies of the Book of Mormon, it was cool.

So this week we had mission changing first off we are having an Apostle visit the mission, Dallin H. Oaks!! So that is awesome, but more big news...our mission will be a smartphone mission! So every missionary in the mission will have their own smartphone, so that's pretty crazy, oh and Facebook.

We had zone conference this week, where we learned about all that exciting stuff. Pretty fun.

We did exchanges with the Zone Leaders this week. It was really awesome, met some cool people.

 We had a pretty good week, we found someone through a investigator, William. And he accepted a date and committed to church. When Sunday rolls around we go to round him up and we meet his parents. They said it is fine if he goes, but not this week cause he was in trouble. But we talked to his parents and they agreed to meet with us on Tuesday.

Sorry not a lot of time, but love y'all!

- Elder Andrasko

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Hey! Topeka is awesome.

So this week we found out that we had to give up our full time car, so
now we bike every other day. But biking brings cool miracles, so it'll
be fun.

Ohh Ohh Ohh awesome amazing thing this week happened! Ricky and Monica
got baptized!!! Yay :) that was fun. P

So we were riding our bikes this week and Elder Christensen had a
little fall, which resulted in a flat tire. So we started walking,
which turned out to be a blessing in disguise! So we were walking to
dinner and there was a whistle from the road and I look over and it's
a guy I taught in McPherson! So that was really cool, we exchanged
numbers, cause apparently he's in Topeka a lot for work. So when he's
in town next we'll get together.

So this week we gave a blessing to the sisters investigator to help
her quit tobacco. So she's from Micronesia, and she thought that Elder
Christensen cursed her because she's now afraid of tobacco and gets
sick when she chews. So that was cool.

Things have been busy for us, but it's mostly just been finding, so
there's not a whole lot to talk about.

But today we did a tour of the capital building that was cool, we go
all the way up to the very top on the outside of the dome. That was
really cool. Pictures are attached!

Sorry for the short email, but I love you all! Have a great week!!

- Elder Andrasko

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sailin' On

Just Elder Andrasko and the boys!

Us and Ricky, Monica, and Daniel

Zone Activity - found some hay!

Found my name in a pamphlet from another church
Hey everyone!

So this week is transfer week, and unfortunately I will be leaving
Colly Creek :( but I am staying in Topeka and am reopening an area in
the Sherwood Ward. So Topeka has 4 wards and this will be the 3rd that
I will serve in! So that's cool. So one of the APs is coming into our
area of Colly Creek to train a new missionary, so all of our
investigators will be in good hands.

We had a good week of progression with our investigators, especially
Ricky and Monica. We gave them a children's Book of Mormon to read and
they finished it within a week! They are just soaking everything in.
Then on exchanges we taught them the plan of salvation and drew it out
for them, the next day when we came back with Elder Thompson they
explained the plan really well! Monica unfortunately wasn't able to
come to church this week because of certain circumstances, but she's
been to church before so it could probably get approved for her to get
baptized on the 5th with Ricky. But Ricky is so excited for his

John came to church his week, he really looks forward to priesthood at
the end. He loves studying out of the president Hinkley manual. So he
was sad this week when the lesson was from general conference. But we
really encouraged him to read over the talk they gave him, "perfect
love casteth out fear" by President Uchtdorf.

Sorry for the short email, but things are good. Just a lot to think
about for the coming transfer! My new companions name is Elder
Nathaniel Christianson, just to clarify because there are like 3 other
Elder Christiansons in the mission.

Have a killer week!

- Elder Andrasko