Sunday, December 18, 2016

What Child is This?

Hey! This week was pretty great, did a few exchanges, taught some
people, and did missionary work.

This week we talked to every single person we saw, but unfortunately
it didn't bring forth much fruit. We didn't find very many people who
are interested. But that's ok, when things start getting hard that's
when the miracles start. Satan definitely has been working hard on us
this week, but as long as we keep pushing forward we'll see crazy

Wednesday we went up to Milford, Kansas to see the Delgados, I'm not
sure what it is with that guy, but he just won't commit to baptism! We
went super hard with him, we were super lovingly bold and told him
that he would get blessed for it etc., but he still said no! I think
it is because of his Catholic dad, and he's afraid to disappoint him.
We'll keep trying I guess. Later we went on splits with the Zone
Leaders, so we double covered our area and saw a whole bunch of
people. Elder White and I went biking, it was a little chilly
especially with that cool wind. We only met a few new people, and one
of them wanted to bash hardcore with us. But luckily we had an excuse
that we had to go to dinner. And we did! We went out a recent convert,
well a convert of just over a year, who just got called into the
Branch Presidency. His name is Ossie and he is one of the coolest
converts I have ever met. We went out to Freddy's and got some steak
burgers, there was 6 elders there so it was a missionary feast!

Thanksgiving was a pretty awesome day. Mostly because of the amount of
food we got. We were on a p-day schedule on thanksgiving, so we
started out doing some laundry. Then all 4 of us Elders went to the
park to play some basketball. We were out for a few hours, it was
pretty fun. Then we went to the church for our first Thanksgiving
dinner. The senior missionaries in Junction put on a Thanksgiving
dinner for all those who don't have anyone to spend Thanksgiving with,
like people who has a spouse deployed. So we ate, helped the kids do
some crafts, and played games.

After the first dinner we went on the Army base for our second dinner.
It was who the assistant ward mission leader and one other family. It
was a little awkward because there wasn't enough room on the table for
all of us, so Elder Stirling and I had to sit in he next room. It was
kinda like we were at the children's table haha. But the food was good
so I don't really care haha. After eating and talking for a few hours
we went to our last dinner of the night.

We were pretty full so not much food for us, we mostly just ate
dessert, pumpkin and pecan pie. It was pretty great stuff. We did go
over again the next day for lunch, and the day after for dinner. Just
helping people get rid of their leftovers!

We've seen our two miracles from last week, Carrie and Frazier. Well
Frazier is his last name, I guess Army guys like to go by their last
name. We had a really good lesson in the Word of Wisdom and told them
that they need to live it if they want to get baptized. They are super
awesome, hey just didn't come to church yesterday. So we'll need to
work on that one too...

So Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, was the official kickoff for
#LightTheWorld. If you haven't seen it yet, definitely watch it, its
worth it. And it was also the day of the day of he annual Junction
City Christmas parade! So what a perfect opportunity to hand out cards
and let people know about #LightTheWorld. We also took some pictures,
see below.

Saturday is always a busy day. We start off with volleyball with
whoever wants to come, then we move to soccer. Then we move to
missionary work. Well we were late to soccer because we were helping a
member with her Christmas lights. We were going to make a trip out to
the small towns around JC, but we didn't have enough time, I guess
next week we'll have to burn a few hours and try those towns 30-60
minutes away.

Sunday was super awesome, we had the opportunity to go on splits with
the Assistants to the President. We were only with them for an hour,
because of dinner and a baptism later that night, but I still learned
a ton. Everything in his church is truly inspired, even missionary
leadership because they taught me a ton!

Not much else going on, but this next week will be crazy for sure!

Love y'all!

- Elder Andrasko

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