The Call to Serve

April 21,2015

Dear Sister Andrus:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the English language.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Finally in North Dakota!
Well Everyone I am finally in North Dakota! I am Serving in Minot (MYNOT) with my trainer Sister Clegg from Spanish Fork Utah! She is way awesome and I have already learned so much from her and the other elders in our area. we are the only sister in the Minot Zone...and the only companionship that has to pay for laundry:/ Quarters for life:) 

Sister Clegg and Sister Andrus

We got here on Thursday and honestly I feel like I have been here for 6 years of my life talk about the longest days of my life. But looking back it is moving along. we have been teaching a lady named Rosalind, she is already on date for baptism on August 1st but she is so sweet she is actually in a nursing home because she broker her leg and is healing there. But I do love seeing her. She just GETS THE GOSPEL:) We have also had dinner with a could members. we ate with the Roskelleys, who are awesome! Brother Roskelley grew up in Logan, and graduated from Sky View( DAD;)) He has so man cool stories. His great grandfather is the man who was the temple president in a lot of the cool Logan Temple Stories:) we had so much fun with them.
Last night we ate with the Sorensons. they live on the air force base out here so we had to like run background checks and everything to get into their neighborhood.... it was crazy. I love spending dinners at the members homes, I makes me feel like I am at home and like I am a normal person again. Because all of the none members don't really look at us like we are normal.

We had a ton of meetings of course, but I met a lady named Lois Allen. ( mom please forward to Gma, and rosie) Lois know grandma from Yuma... it was so random meeting her but she loves Grandma and Rosie. She told me to remind them that she greets at the west door at church:)

Other small things that bring me joy....I used to laugh and missionaries backing up cars. but the Angels were silent notes taking, because that is my responsibility now.... about 6 times a day, I get to stand awkwardly and back out sister clegg.... Please be careful my dear family and friends, because what goes around comes around;)

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: I bought a pillow!! it was so nice... and new we really were supposed to bring bedding...but that is okay. mine is purple and matches my cute blanket:) so yay.... that was fun

Anyways that is my life... I get up and do the work, and then I go to bed:) But it is going well, we have lots of people to contact and try to teach so hopefully I can get better at teaching and we  can bring some people some happiness.:)

I love you all:)

my address is
605 Park St. #12
Minot, ND

I love you!

Love Sister A

Sister Taylor Andrus

Fun Times at the MTC!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

First P-day E-Mail!!!!

HEY guys!!!!!!

oh i miss you all so much!!:) but, i am learning so much i have already grown so much this week! and i am sorry that i told you my Pday was on friday turns out it is on wednesdays!!! so first things first! we are flying out exactly one week from today! we are going to be at the airport around 4:30-5 ish in the morning so i need to know if i can call you then! i have bought a calling card and i wont have much time but i am excited to hear your  voices!!! so yeah i can write you about the adventure later but that is the plan good??? i will call the home phone!! we fly to minneap[olis and leave here around 11:15 and we will get to bismarck at 12:45 yay!!!:)
Dad dropping Taylor off at the MTC

so Dad i am sorry i that i didnt look back but i was like so exicted and nervous and stuff! and well you know! Getting in was great and i was welcomed like 600 times but that is good;) but yeah my comp is Sister Jenson, she is from american fork and funny story she and Elder Chamberlain dated before and he is in our district so  i find that amusing sometimes:) the first couple days were really up and down and sometimes super hard, i had to really find out why i wanted to be here! i am starting to get the hang of things though so no worries:) i am really excited! i love feeling the spirit all day long!! 

i am sorry i am typing super fast and i have limited time so yeaa, bear with me:) i will get better at this;) 

I think that what i have learned most was that i have to live the atonment everyday and that becoming better and more like Christ is the only way that i am going to be able to help my investigators ( right now we are teaching Adam and Rachel) they are both really cool and i hope that we can help tthem in coming to Christ. 
Sister Jensen and Sister Andrus @ the MTC

Caleb, Rachel is going to have a booth at comicon, i want you do go see her if you are going this year again! will you do that for me? she does cool art stuff and she is way good! i would love for you to meet her! her name is Rachel Everett!:) 

so yeah funny story yesterday I was chatting with the elders in our district and i was chugging my water bottle and they said if i blew into it, water would shoot faster into my mouth, but i said no there is a aiir hole so....that wouldnt happened. I then proceeded to blow really hard into the water bottle and to say the least i was wet for the rest of the day and my whole front side was drenched....the elders were definitly right and my mouth isnt that big;) oh well we had a great laugh about it!

the sisters are all super close now and we have so much fun together! our nicknames are 
Sister Jolly ( jenson)
Sister Tuckandroll (Tucker)
Sister smiles (miles)
Sister Mario (Bowser)
Sister bonkers (johnson) 

we are having the best time here and cant wait to continue our service!  I love you all and miss you dearly! I am praying for you:) 

Sister Taylor Andrus

Monday, June 1, 2015

A few days after receiving the call Sister Andrus signed into the missionary portal to find that her mission is to be re-named to the North Dakota Bismarck Mission as of July 1, 2015