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, September 28, 2015

Welcome to Mandan (Bismarck)

Hello Family and Friends:) 

This was an interesting week for sure:) 
For the most part this last week in Minot, Sister Jarvies and I were tracting...ALOT. But we made it fun. We have a system you see:) we take turning giving each other code words that you have to use in the tracting approach. They are usually easy like "window", or "doorknob". But once they reject us and the message we just have to blurt out the a sentence that has the word in it, or you have to keep knocking doors until you use the word...haha It was so funny! Sister Jarvies is so good at being awkward she kills it, but my maturity skills get in the way;) haha We were definitely blessed for our efforts but not by getting new investigators. We actually tracted into a family that we had an appointment scheduled with so when they just let us in- we got overly excited to be accepted...But thats okay- they are a great family:) Jerry ( the father) has an amazing testimony, It was cool to hear it:) Man, I Love Minot.

So That being said, I got a call Friday from the President and the Assistants. They asked us how we would feel about leaving Minot for a few weeks. I told them that we have like 0 investigators so as far as the work goes we wouldn't break too many hearts.. but that it sounds scary when they don't tell us where or why;) they said " great, we will call you later." *click* haha about nerve racking... But then we found out that we were being sent to Mandan in the Bismarck Zone to work with Sister Anderson. and needed to be packed the next morning. So now we are in Mandan. It is awesome- because we get to go to church with President and Sister Hess and We also get to see the temple like everyday in Bismarck. But I am sad, I will most likely miss Mackenzies baptism in October, because I wont be back until Halloween:( But I guess this is where the Lord needs us. 

I am loving this mission:) we are truly blessed to have the Gospel in our lives. I would hope that we all take the time this weekend to enjoy the blessing of the Restoration by listening to our beloved Prophets and Apostles and making the changes necessary to come closer to our Savior:) I love you all:) I hope the best for each and every one of you:) God is ever mindful, don't forget about Him:) 

Love you!!!!

Sister Taylor Andrus

 Taylor was so excited to say that she got to have ice cream with Sister Hess, that made heading out to Mandan for a while worth it for sure!!! Gotta love that girl and her ice cream!! Misty

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