Elder Andrew Bailey Timeline
Sunday November 30, 1997 - Andy's Farewell
November 30, 1997 at 2:30 Andy's Open House
12/3/97 Elder Bailey is left at the MTC in Provo.
12/4/97 The Spirit is incredible at the MTC. But Andy is
homesick. He finds someone to talk to. His companion
is Elder Bracken from Enterprise, Utah.
Feelings - awesome, overwhelmed.
Elder Brown, Christmas from Canada, Bailey, and
Bracken share a room.
Class - eleven hours a day.
12/7/97 He has never felt so lonely and loved.
He is going to bear his testimony each month.
12/11/97 Receive a big stack of mail.
He went to the Provo Temple.
Missions are awesome.
MTC food causes gas.
MTC food scripture: Jeremiah 4:19.
12/18/98 Service Project - cleaning bathrooms...luckily Andy
and his companion just changed paper towels.
Chocolate Santa from Aunt Nathalie - "drool."
Andy wants a yoyo and seepa for Christmas.
12/23/97 He leaves SLC at 8:00 a.m. on United 2452.
He will arrive in Omaha at 12:48 p.m. on a
plane from Denver United 1078.
12/28/97 Andrew arrives in North Platte, Nebraska.
North Platte is train and old car country.
Train yard is BAILEY YARD. Trains sounds all around
all the time.
FIRST COMPANION: Elder GRAHAM.
They clean their apartment...what fun.
They give a lady a blessing who had a thyroid problem.
MEN IN BLACK!
1/5/98 Andy has been gone a month. He learns the main
religion in Nebraska is Cornhusker Football.
Begins working with inactive members, and part-
Learns that obedience is important!
Andy bears his testimony at the ward.
The Elders bowl on preparation day.
Andy buys a $6.00 suit!
First door slammed in his face - oh, joy, anyway!
1/12/98 How are y'all? The people are very "laid back."
I can see why I am actually out here.
"Card trick Andy." He "blows Elder Preston away!"
Nebraska is COLD...no snow.
Sixteen scriptures memorized.
Their car is a Chevy Cavalier.
Their toilet was clogged for two days!
1/19/98 Andy can get to bed and sleep earlier now!
They give 10 minute door discussions to people.
In North Platte there is a Bailey Street and Elder
1/26/98 North Platte has giant trucks but no mountains so
people go mudding down river beds.
Darren and Melissa decided to find a religion. That
same day Elder Graham and Elder Bailey knocked on
They meet the Moras who were recently baptized.
Marty is a photographer. Alice is the mom; sons
Ian and Rob.
There is no place to go sledding in flat North Platte.
Andy has memorized 25-30 of the 41 scriptures.
2/2/98 Andy is out 2 months. Andy loves the Book of Mormon.
He is just about finished reading it.
He was sick as he went to a discussion but immediately
felt better upon entering the house.
Earlier he was prompted to knock on a door...they
found a girl they didn't know about who had been
taught before but her husband was inactive....they go
Another couple comes to church. The man was an
inactive member. Andy thinks she'll be baptized.
They help some people move.
Andy has reached 3 Nephi 10 in his reading.
2/9/98 The Lost Manuscript - Dad's letter arrives empty.
"Bummer" says Andy.
Food for the missionaries from the Moras...Yum pizza
Andy invites Kirsten Turner to be baptized.
Andy is reading in Ether 10.
Zone Conference coming on the 12th.
Andy's training is about finished...on the 20th.
2/16/98 Kirsten to be baptized Friday 20th.
Ken and Melissa and Domer need to come to church.
Andy said he took Utah for granted. Members need
Passed off scriptures!!!!
Liz dreamed that Andy came home with a beard!
Andy helps with re-roofing of a house.
Four hours a week is spent on service projects.
Andy helped kids in baseball in Special Olympics.
Andy finished training.
Elder Graham and Bailey are given guitars by a
Church of Christ couple.
A Church of Christ couple taught but the lady put a
glove on before giving them a "high five."
Andy finishes reading the "Book of Mormon" and loves
2/22/98 Open House time.
2/20/98 Kirsten Turner was BAPTIZED.
2/23/98 HAS ROBIN TAKEN OVER MY ROOM YET?
Good Open House.
It doesn't seem like Winter in Nebraska.
About Ken and Melissa - Andy and his companion were
both thinking they were going to lose her. Andy didn't
think she wanted to be baptized. THEN on their way out
she said she was thinking of joining the church. Andy
and his companion were like "OKAY." And then she said
"so what else do I need to do to get baptized?" They
told her to stop smoking and hear the rest of the
discussions. She said, "okay." Her husband needs to
quit using tobacco.
Picture - Elders preaching to cows.
Andy speaks in church...gave his forgiveness talk.
Exchanges or splits in Kearney.
"I'm learning to develop my talents."
"The priesthood is awesome. We are advancing rapidly
due to the priesthood restoration."
3/2/98 Melissa Millard is BAPTIZED by Andy on March 7!
Elder Graham confirms her.
Ken, her husband, needs to stop chewing tobacco.
Andy has a dream about dogs chasing him.
New Menu - sugar smacks with oatmeal.
Elder Graham eats pheasant!
He has sore muscles from exercising so he and his
companion must help each other put on their coats.
Windy bike trip!
Splits with the Sisters.
3/9/98 Elder Preston and Andy bike across town. Whew.
The Video Store Incident - busy store - no one comes
in while they are showing the video "The Lamb of God"
which lasted 25 minutes. Then when it is over -
customers come in...
Community service at an elementary school.
Reading "The Truth Restored."
3/16/98 Zone Conference A week of traveling.
Stake Conference in Kearney. Elder Tingey spoke.
Spring Cleaning. Andy cleans the stove.
They are working with Melissa's husband.
3/30/98 NEW COMPANION, Elder CARLSON from Kaysville, Utah.
Elder Graham goes to Omaha. Pizza party before he
leaves. Andy meets his twin, Pete - who sketches,
sculpts, does web pages, computer graphics, stop-frame
4/6/98 Andy will get his own bike. "All mine!" $150.
Andy watches conference. "Take a gander at it."
Andy's hour long prayer! He fell asleep praying. His
companion didn't know Andy had fallen asleep in the
His sense of smell is better. "Le Nose, Le works."
4/13/98 Easter dinner at the Moras.
His family at home watch a movie on Robin's birthday
starring Andrew Bailey.
4/20/98 In North Platte a lady quits smoking and wants to be
baptized - Betty Wood.
Melissa Millard is back from Hawaii. Her son's eye
surgery went well due to blessing.
Andy feels he is might get transferred. He has been
in North Platte a long while. THEN
Andy is TRANSFERRED to hilly Hastings, Nebraska.
Before Andy leaves Betty Wood was baptized. Andy
says goodbye to the members.
Elder Bailey and ELDER MICHAEL begin their work in
hilly Hastings. It is a better place for biking to
4/21/98 "A scary bug" discovered in missionary apartment.
Hastings is "ready to harvest."
4/24/98 One day Andy and Elder Michael companion see an eight
year old boy "flying down the sidewalk on a bicycle."
He then crashes on his bike. They go to help the
screaming and crying boy. THE BOY HAS A BEE UP HIS
NOSE! So Andy takes out his red Swiss Army Knife, uses
the tweezers and the bee is removed.
The missionaries go to the Hastings Museum. They go to
an IMAX movie.
4/27/98 Hastings has two wards. Elder Michael is his
companion. Elder Michael is allergic to red meat.
In Hastings they have six-Elder dinner appointments.
5/4/98 Car trouble for missionaries - transmission falls out.
5/10/98 Andy calls home on Mother's Day. We all talk for two
and a half hours.
5/11/98 District Leader Training in Grand Island which is 20
minutes away. Elder Michael is District Leader.
As a mission the missionaries are underlining
everything which refers to Christ.
Shocking lightning pictures taken.
Andy appreciates and loves his family.
5/14/98 Zone Leader Meeting.
This month Andy put his foot in the wheel of his
bike while riding on the handlebars! No injuries
except to Andy's new bike.
This month they meet slightly drunk, 50 year old Chuck
Tockey and teach him. Later they enjoy a Tockey BBQ.
A surprise at the BBQ - "bee victim" is Chuck's
5/18/98 Andy receives the tripod for his birthday. He really
Chuck Tockey the biker, sandwich-eater came to church.
They provide him with a pair of slacks.
Renee was a J.W. and is a recent baptism...wants a
calling. Andy is practicing a positive attitude.
For a service project they work on Chuck's car.
A black fellow is reading the Book of Mormon. He
leaves answering machine message to get PGP & DC.
5/20/98 We call Andy for his birthday. We play phone tag to
try find Andy! I talked to Elder Park from Tabiona.
Then I talked to Elder Wilde as I tracked
Andy eats a 4 pound hamburger in 38 minutes at
Grand Island, Nebraska. So he got it free and got a
free T-Shirt. The place is called "Grandmas."
5/25/98 Andy is still in Hastings but at a different address.
His NEW COMPANION is ELDER WELLS from Price.
The new apartment was "a hole." But they cleaned it
up. It has a small bathroom.
Elder Wells sets a 17 year old for baptism.
ANDY REPORTED THAT PRES. POCOCK PROMISED THAT IF THE
MISSIONARIES WOULD BE OBEDIENT AND TALK TO 30 PEOPLE A DAY -
THAT THEY WOULD BAPTIZE. So on Saturdays: June 13, 20, 27
Andy and his companion had a baptism - four for the month.
6/3/98 Six-month mark!!!
6/6/98 Matt and Amy Hawke decide to be BAPTIZED after hearing
the Joseph Smith story.
Minnie Ingle Bailey's GRAVE is found in Hastings.
Elder Bailey and Wells dedicate the grave.
6/11/98 They are teaching 20 year old Seth. Seth has many
Trip to Grand Island.
6/13/98 Matt and Amy Hawke are BAPTIZED. Andy confirms Amy.
Elder Michael and Bingham "punk" Andy's apartment
with gelatin in the toilet.
6/18/98 Catholic Marla Mercer is set for baptism. She stays up
until early morning reading the Book of Mormon. She
first saw Andy and Elder Wells at IGA.
For five weeks in a row = baptisms. Marla = #6.
6/20/98 Chuck Tockey is BAPTIZED. Andy confirms him. They
give Chuck an eagle they had sculpted out
of clay. Andy rips his pants and is working on a
drawing of a rock climber...Elder Michael.
He gets a new mattress.
Bro. Stoetzel pays to get Andy's bike fixed.
6/25/98 Andy helps Matt and Amy Hawke with their tin roof.
It is 101 degrees.
Marla Mercer said she wanted Andy to baptize him. She
would stay up until 4 or 5 in the morning reading the
Book of Mormon. She had seen the Elders at IGA and
said they had a different aura about them.
The Elders Wells and Bailey are FED. They buy some
lunch and then remember they have dinner appointments.
They first are taken to McDonalds and Baskin and
Robbins. Then they go to another D.A. and have pizza.
They help Jack Price build his house.
Andy sees fireflies for the first time.
Pocock - 30 contacts a day continues.
6/27/98 Marla Mercer is BAPTIZED by Andy. She once was going
to be nun. She has a strong testimony of the Book of
Mormon. Andy had a hard time bringing her up out of
the water. She knew the Elders were supposed to find
6/30/98 Zone Conference. Success comes if we are adaptable.
Change so you grow.
Pinnock chastises some Elders.
The Elders are going to play laser tag.
Andy finishes writing his first missionary journal.
Temperatures reach 104-7 degrees.
7/2/98 Seth set to be baptized. As Seth prayed a smile spread
across his face - that smiling feeling was all Seth
needed to know. He decided to get baptized.
7/9/98 Wind and Downpour in Hastings. Arby's intersection had
12-18 inches pooling. Missionary car dies in middle
of flood...soaked Andy pushes car, Elder Wells steers.
Andy - the cookie baker.
7/11/98 Seth the 20 year old is BAPTIZED by Elder Wells. Andy
CONFIRMS Seth. Seth quit smoking, drinking and STUFF.
7/16/98 NEW COMPANION Elder BARROW from Ogden who has been out
in the field for a year.
Andy is SENIOR COMPANION. He can drive the Lumina now.
Andy is learning to be adaptable.
Andy talks to Elder Graham before Graham leaves for
7/23/98 Elders had display at a Fair.
7/25/98 Allen Kelly/Bucky Hawkes, 17 year old brother of Amy,
gets BAPTIZED by ANDY. Naola, mother of Marla, will be
baptized Aug.1 if her health is okay.
Underdog lunchbox for Book of Mormons.
7/30/98 Elder Lowe cuts Andy's hair. The Elders bowl.
Elder Barrow and Bailey get caught in a 2 inch
downpour, splashed by a car.
8/2/98 Liz bears her testimony at church. We come home and
find a box from Andy on our porch. We enjoy looking
at pictures. Mom decides to fix his pants instead
of making a quilt out of them.
8/6/98 Andy said to give Liz a "high five" by proxy for her
Elder Barrow and Bailey help people "move in."
They attend Zone Preparation Day in Grand Island.
Elders play lazer tag.
Following-up on media referrals.
Their district is going to make a flag - standard
8/13/98 Andy gets package from home - mended pants, dried
fruit and garments. For prep. day the Elders go to
Champions and play on go-carts and jungle gym. Andy
has to turn down a jetski ride offer.
8/20/98 Andy makes a tape. "Ha" about Robin getting pulled
over. Andy goes to Kool-Aid Days.
8/27/98 They teach Lori, a single mother with 3 kids.
Zone Conference time.
Andy kills a bat.
Andy does the LEVITATION trick. Elder Escalante is
surprised. Marla Mercer is a primary teacher.
BAPTISM TOTAL FOR AUGUST FOR THE MISSION = 79 SOULS.
That is the most the mission has ever done!
9/3/98 Andy send Lizzy Bee a necklace made from Young
Women's Values Colors and a golden E on it for her
Andy goes to Grand Island for prep. day. They play
football and bowled.
9/3/98 ANDREW HAS BEEN OUT FOR NINE MONTHS.
Lori has read to Alma in BoM. She and her son
Elder Barrow is his companion...one & one half mo.
He is from Ogden, Utah.
9/10/98 Monopoly and lasagna party for Elders.
Lori Crooks has the 4th discussion.
Elder Young and Andy play chess...Andy wins.
Andy finishes reading Mormon section.
Sleeping Andy = Eccl.5:12
9/17/98 NEW COMPANION is Elder MORROW.
Andy is DISTRICT LEADER in Beatrice over six.
Beatrice has 13,000 people.
He has a fulltime car!!
Soccer coaches = Elder Bailey Elder Morrow.
Bathroom = one and a half Elder Baileys by
three fourths Elder Baileys..arms extended.
9/20/98 Lori and Sky get baptized back in Hastings.
Reading Alma 32 convinced her...
9/24/98 Andy in Beatrice received forwarded mail
of Tabernacle, many-stamped letter. Smile.
He catches a catfish but lets it go.
Elder Morrow is going to baptize Erika Hess on
HARVEST WEEK - challenge 10 for baptism.
9/28/98 Letters home from Pres. Pocock praising Andy's
success in memorizing the first and second
discussion, completing the six chapters of the
Missionary Guide, memorizing scriptures, and
reading the entire Book of Mormon, and keeping
the mission rules.
"Andy is a powerful tool in the hand of the Lord
to bring the conversion experience to the elect.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve
with him." Pres. Pocock
What scripture in BoM would make submarine drivers afraid?
1 Nep 17:50
10/1/98 Soon Andrew out 10 months!
Elder Morrow and Bailey coach soccer.
Police check out hard-working Elders.
Turtle City! Andy wants one.
10/8/98 Beat mission goal - 16 discussions taught.
Teach Ruth and Leroy in Blue Rapids, Kansas.
An 80 year old lady is taught.
10/15/98 District leader training in Auburn.
On the 14th Elder Morrow went to Omaha.
ELDER SANDERS is Andy's NEW COMPANION.
He is from Loomis, California.
Erika baptized by her father-in-law. later reception.
Winning 5th grade soccer players.
10/22/98 On Prep Day all the Elders go to Lincoln and play
football on Husker Field.
Teaching Holly Dodge and Donita Bailey.
Erika confirmed on Sunday.
10/29/98 In for Halloween to play Axis and Allies.
Prep-day: Mountain biking in Fairbury, BBQ steaks.
Part-member family: The Williams being taught.
Elders Sanders and Bailey switch name-tags for
Halloween. Service - book sorting at the Library.
Andy dreams he came home at the year point for a
two-three day stay. "I'm out of my area!"
11/5/98 ELEVEN MONTH MARK!!!!
William's family is still taking the discussions.
Pastor tries to convert Elder Bailey and Sanders.
11/12/98 Zone Conference in Auburn. Andy's talk on charity.
Andy gets a flu shot and feels sick.
Mr. Williams prays about church. Andy wants Elder
Sanders to baptize him.
On Veteran's Day they help put up 200 flags around
11/19/98 Callan Williams is set to be baptized on November 21.
Elder Bailey and Sanders clean!
11/26/98 Thanksgiving 1998! Two dinners for Elder Bailey and
Sanders. Andy will have Elder Sanders as a companion
until Elder Sanders goes home January 7th.
Elder Sanders baptizes Bro. Callan Williams. Elder
Bailey confirms him.
11/26/98 Cheryl is taking discussions.
Andy gets 27 page letter from Robin.
Andy wears out his first pair of missionary shoes!
ELDER ANDREW BAILEY HAS BEEN OUT A YEAR!!!
12/3/98 A year since Andy entered the MTC.
Prep-day: played baseball.
Mission Goal: Gift to the Savior = Baptisms
Cheryl Phillips set for baptism on 26 December 1998
60 Degrees in Beatrice.
12/10/98 Elder Sander's birthday.
Helped decorate the William's House with lights.
Christmas Zone Conference on 11th. Andy's district
sing "With Wondering Awe."
Tracted with a puppy dog.
12/17/98 Elder Bailey and Elder Sanders make a video.
Andy has a fender bender.
Cheryll and Landra Phillips will be baptized the day
12/25/98 Andy calls home at 7 a.m. on Christmas. He wakes us all
up = awesome surprise. We talk for about four hours.
12/26/98 Elder Bailey baptizes Landra. Elder Sanders baptizes
Cheryll. They are from Indiana...they were in Nebraska
visiting a brother. This was Elder Bailey's
and Elder Sander's gift to Christ for Christmas.
12/31/98 Andy writes a letter that takes a week and a half to
get to Vernal.
Andy uses "y-all" and "reckon" in his letter.
"We fish ewe a mare egrets moose and a hippo gnu deer."
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R 1999!!!!!!
01/07/99 Elder Sanders is home in California.
Elder Reynolds is a new companion.
Elder Bailey feels stressed and nervous.
Media Referral April Outz has a discussion.
Thermals and cold weather go together great.
0l/14/99 Zone Conference on the 15th.
Andy sends an 8 foot windmill.
01/21/99 Taught the Brakes in Blue Rapids, Kansas.
April Brakes may write to Liz.
Elder Reynolds burns rice..."holy smoke."
Elders teach RLDS, Cleo.
Cheryll, Landra,Callan, Erika are doing well.
01/28/99 Third discussion with Peggy Wolfe in Blue Rapids
Kansas. Fellowshipping the Walters Family.
RLDS, Cleo comes to church. Three kids (8,7,10)
come to church. Elders meet Bill who was stripping
copper from wires.
Andy had a dream in the mission field that he came
home and Vernal was being turned into a big, fun
park called Fun City. It was brightly colored.
2/4/99 Gene R. Cook tapes. Alma 26:22; Alma 26-37, D&C 4
Elder chance to meet Sister Tyler who had joined
in Las Vegas. Teaching the Roods with a 5 year
old with ADD and Terretts.
The Buntings leave the mission field for Bountiful.
D&C 88 Alma 26:22
2/18/99 Elder Reynolds has flu - miss zone conference.
Elders Reynolds and Bailey will be moving
into missionary couple's apartment.
Andy sands some rusty metal frames and his
arms become rusty brown. Andy will be in Beatrice for
six more weeks. Pres. Pocock comes to church in
Beatrice o interview the Elders. Job 5:17
Work in Wilbur, Nebraska.
Fairbury Elders: Elder Jones and Elder Hoffman.
Cheryll and children move back to Indiana.
2/11/99 Auburn meeting with Zone Leader.
Sister Tyler taking stop-smoking program.
Tracy found a second time. Peggy Wolfe taught
by Elder Huddleston while Elder Reynolds distracts
her children. II Nephi 12:16
2/25/99 Elder Bailey and Elder Reynolds are in a new
apartment on Elk Street. Andy loses his ATM card.
Service time in Kansas at Habitat Thrift. Taught Duane
03/4/99 There are 200 missionaries in the NOM.
The Beatrice Elders like their new apartment
since it is quiet and dark at night.
Elders moving across town. Elders teach
primary. Elders are "getting along."
Cleo, RLDS, comes to church. Bro. Garner
challenges her to be baptized.
Teaching Holly Dodge and Peggy Wolfe.
Trip to Lincoln Thrift Store.
03/11/99 Paula Newman's baptism is on "hold" due to
surgery. Paula is from a part-member family.
Elder Reynolds and Elder Bailey = Tom & Jerry.
A whistle from Andy.
Andy bears his testimony in church.
It snows in Beatrice.
Andy thinks March is his last month in Beatrice.
03/17/99 Went to Pawnee City and met Miners who were
raising six grandkids.
Investigators: Tracy Reinke, Paul Payne, Peggy Wolfe
and Paula Newman (surgery).
SISTER WILLIAMS FIXES ANDY'S COAT.
03/25/99 Had Zone Conference on March 18 and heard Elder
Johnson (English accent) from the area presidency.
Teach the inactives!
Teaching Delores Smith, media referral.
Also teaching Peggy Wolfe.
04/01/99 ANDY IS IN O M A H A! He is thrilled! Ready for
a change. NEW COMPANION, Elder Litchfield, from
Alberta, Canada...one and a half months in the field.
Andy's district = Oakview/Rich Area.
Awesome institute building.
Andy thinks that Delores Smith from Beatrice will join.
Easter package fun with paddle balls.
Andy sends home his worn-out missionary shoes and
04/08/99 Happy Birthday to Robin! Twelve year old boy is
BAPTIZED. Andy is driving the car again.
Missionaries in the Zone are "Teaching Their
Andy tells about an apostate Trinity Lutheran Pastor
who used to be an LDS Missionary.
Twenty pages a day = delicious scriptures.
Pool-playing Elders at the Institute!
04/15/99 Discussion Jeopardy at Zone Conference.
Andy likes the discussion tapes from dad.
Tracting apartment complexes.
Playing pool at the Institute.
04/22/99 Many NOM missionaries going home in June.
Andy explains policy of teaching at dinner
to the Relief Society.
They are teaching Chris Miller.
Sleep for missionaries - Eccl. 5:12
04/29/99 Andy has a stellar week. Elders teaching RLDS Beth and
Sarah (18) Vanbecelaere. Sarah accepts baptism
Chris Miller challenged.
05/06/99 Happy Mother's Day from Andy.
Andy hurts his ankle playing basketball.
Andy looks forward to Mother's Day Talk.
05/13/99 Andy sends "The Book of Missionary."
Elder Litchfield transferred to a different part of
NEW COMPANION - Elder Janeck from Portland, Oregon.
Pancake party as Elders wait for transfers.
Janeck has been out 10 months.
Marla's mother is baptized...wheelchair and all.
Elders working with Chris Miller.
Good-bye to some departing Elders.
Andy's district becomes bigger - includes sisters.
Biking Elders are asked to leave parking lot.
05/20/99 Andy treats Elders to pizza on his birthday.
Andy is 21 years old.
Andy helps present training at Zone Conference.
Andy = quivering like a naked ninety-year old hiding
behind a leaf.
Birthday balloons from McGraws.
$40 from Connie $30 from Granny and Nath
Elders working with the Kent Family (Rose & Bill)
05/27/99 Andy receives five letters.
Andy loves his new suit.
Andy and his companion help two other Elders who
aren't getting along.
SIX MONTHS LEFT!
06/03/99 (TAPE TO HOME) Elders are going to go to the IMAX
Theatre and Zoo.
They are working with Rose and Sarah.
Elder Bailey is at Elder Bailey's Apt.
30 Golden Questions a day.
Eight missionaries in his district:
Janeck, Stoddard, Ward, Sis. Hibbart, Sis.Pack,
Answering Machine Trick on Sisters.
06/10/99 Andy receives package of cookies, pretzels.
Elders are going to a district BBQ with
Elders are on bikes in heat and humidity.
Pres.Pocock as a Youth cartoon.
Sarah wants to be baptized.
06/17/99 Andy is teaching Jenny who is mostly deaf.
She will go to Texas Christian University.
They are teaching Rose Kent.
Elders went to Zone Conference.
Elder Karren, AP, is going home: John 15:13
Elders go to College World Series Baseball Game.
JOHN RECEIVES AN AWESOME FATHER'S DAY CARD.
06/24/99 Rose Kent will be baptized on July 4, 1999.
She owns a bar.
NEW COMPANION - ELDER GREYSON from Nampa, Idaho.
He has red hair, 6 ft. 3 in. Elder Janeck is still
Andy likes the tape from home.
Sharing the Gospel - greatest joy. II Tim.1:7-8
Great ward mission leaders.
07/1/99 Elders go to the zoo and aquarium.
Elders excited about a temple in Omaha.
Andy Williams, 18 year old to be BAPTIZED!!!!
07/08/99 Andy training new missionary, Elder Greyson.
Andy and Rose both DELAY their baptisms.
Elder Stoddart and Taylor go home.
Andy takes a picture of LUCY MORLEY'S plaque.
Andy has a hot Fourth of July.
07/15/99 Missionaries play volleyball, pool, ping-pong, chess
on prep day.
Elders are still working with Rose and Andy.
Andy feels the weight of missionary work.
At Zone Conference Pres. Pocock tells the missionaries
to pray for increased FAITH.
Andy gives training on planning.
Elder Haderlie gave a presentation on the ATONEMENT.
Andy writes special entry in his journal.
ANDY PROBABLY WILL BE COMING HOME ON DECEMBER 23, 1999.
Cheryll Phillips husband, Bill, in BEATRICE will
probably be baptized.
07/22/99 Missionaries are working with Californian Steve Riggs
to help prepare him for a mission.
Grayson on rollerblades.
Service project to paint a lady's house. Service
project to send 1,000 quilts and toys to Oklahoma.
Interviews with Pres. Pocock.
Apartment building tracting.
07/29/99 Elders BBQ STAKES by a lake.
Service project painting a house.
Elders teaching Craig.
Andy interview Dave by the spirit John 14:26
Dave's crazy drive through town - no traffic
"Coming through! I got HOLY MEN in here."
Andy loves missionary life. "I love it here."
08/05/99 John and LaRue's 22 Wedding Anniversary!
Elders are teaching Craig Van De Walle.
He is set for baptism on Saturday.
Elders see departing missionaries off...bye
to cool Elder Wells.
About missionaries going home: "I feel
like an old man who is talking about all
his friends and relatives who have passed
Elder Bailey is reading in Matthew.
Elders go to an art museum.
Elders enjoy huge free slices of bread.
08/12/99 Elder Bailey and Grayson get wet in 10 inches
of rain. Swimming photo of Grayson.
Craig Van De Walle is BAPTIZED!!!
Andy see our Web Site.
Andy hears about Tornado.
Andy starts making a Missionary Apartment
08/26/99 Andy decides to fly to SLC instead of into Vernal.
Craig and Elders go to Mormon Trail Center.
Andy gets his SPRINT papers.
Elders spend five hours sheet-rocking a
Habitat for Humanity House.
Elders find Rita in Trailor Court.
Elders help set up for a garage sale.
Andy write his tree poem.
09/03/99 Andy sends Liz a penny with a footprint on it.
Birthday postcard, and birthday card.
09/09/99 Andy has been in the Omaha Area almost six
months. They are working with Rita. Elders
tract in a trailor court....talk to former
Hell's Angel. Elders trade Book of Mormon
for salsa. Elders place "free" pamphlets
with contacts. Elders still working with
09/16/99 Andy leaves Oakview Area in Omaha.
TRANSFERED TO LINCOLN, N E B R A S K A.
He was transferred on Sept. 15, l999.
Before leaving he and Elder Greyson went
to The Mormom Trail Center with Rita.
ELDER BOYD (trombone player)is his new companion.
Andy spends part of prep-day at Husker Stadium.
Andy has an injured ankle...plays football anyway.
09/19/99 MTC Elder Bracken is his Zone Leader.
Andy reading Book of John.
09/30/99 Sister Nelson asks Andy if he is going to be a
therapist since the Elders counciled her how to
share the gospel.
Andy meets someone who thinks people on earth are
being farmed by aliens.
Elders meet man named Precious from Nigeria.
10/07/99 ANDY OUT ON HIS MISSION 22 MONTHS!!!!!
Elders watch all of conference.
Elder start teaching Peg, and Shannon.
Andy makes a tape for the Primary.
Elders start "new approaches."
10/14/99 Elders talk to people as they enter stadium for game.
Elders teach Edie Marshall (Catholic)
George Harrison,(mason) and Heidi 21 yr. old.
Elder Bailey hits a dog with his bike = both get
a scare. Andy is still battling his fungus. It is
called "Tinea Versicolor."
10/21/99 Andy enjoys Lincoln, Nebraska and his companion
Elder Boyd and his cheesecake. Elders continue to teach
George Harrison and Edie. Andy makes a cry-baby lemon
pie - it is very tart! Front porch Bible-bash!
Elders go bowling. Andy uses stinky lotion once a month
from neck to knees to rid himself of fungus.
Edie has read to Mosiah.
"Pizza without the works is dead."
10/28/99 Elders Bailey and Boyd give Sister Mitchell, church
organist, a blessing concerning her knee. She is able
to come to church - a miracle.
Elders are still working with Edie Marshall, Heidi,
Andy is fixing up his bike.
11/03/99 ANDY HAS BEEN ON HIS MISSION 23 MONTHS!!!!
Elder Andy Bailey receives word about Elder Robin Bailey
going on a mission to Washington, D.C. North Mission.
11/05/99 Andy buys shiny new shoes. Elder Boyd may be transfered.
Andy is happy he will see Robin before Robin leaves.
Everyone who came out with Andy have gone home!!!
Andy wants to baptize!
11/11/99 Elder Bailey's new companion is ELDER JOHNSON from
Idaho Falls = fresh out of the MTC. Andy learns from
this awesome, humble, new missionary as he teaches with
pure heartfelt testimony. Both of them are tall.
Elder Bailey and Johnson meet PSYCHIC couple named Julia
and Larry...they teach them a 1st Discussion and leave
a Book of Mormon.
Andy is working on being bold.
11/18/99 Elder Bailey is to receive the Celestial Missionary
Award at the next Zone Conference! Pres.Pocock sends
a letter that said, "All of our missionaries recognize
the great effort that has been put forth to earn this
award. We are so proud of him and I am sure you share
these feelings with us."
Mike and Melany, less-actives, come to church...they
haven't attended for 17 years. He will soon get the
They begin teaching the Torghele Family..he is a member.
Also working with Michelle, Kesha. The Elders make a
great team. They are working in a poorer area. Heidi
is taking lessons from the sisters as is Nicole Hope.
Elders are writing a Star Wars skit for the Christmas
Zone Conference about Obi Wan Pocock, Santa Vader, and
11/22/99 Elder Grayson writes and misses Elder Bailey. He said
that Brittney Rae Hersha, daughter of L.Leeds was
baptized. Elder Bailey and Grayson contacted her on
November 9th, l999.
11/26/99 Thanksgiving Day Andy's Zone meet and played football.
Elders shop and go to two Thanksgiving Dinners.
Elders teach Cindy a Fourth Discussion.
They teach Charlie an African American.
Andy dislikes the mailbox stuffing at the hospital!
11/27/99 Ground Breaking for the Omaha Temple at Winter Quarters.
Andy attends. Mike and Melany probably will take the
Elders to the ground breaking ceremony.
ANDY WILL FLY FROM OMAHA TO ST.LOUIS 8:15-9:30 a.m. December 23
THEN HE WILL FLY ST.LOUIS to SLC 11:13-1:25 p.m. December 23
12/02/99 Andy will attend Zone Conference on December 6th where
he and Elder Johnson will do a skit about Obi Wan Pocock
Santa Vader and Elder Skywalker. Andy will receive the
Celestial Missionary Award.
They are teaching Cindy and Steve. He is excited about
them. The Elders attend a Hospital Volunteer Christmas
Dinner....Andy wins a hardbound Jokebook containing
Andy's faith is increasing so much!
12/09/99 Only two weeks left in the mission field!
Andy attends Zone Conference on Dec.6th.
The Elders: Bailey = Obi Wan Pocock
Johnson = Elder Skywalker
Fowler = Darth Santa
Landmeier = Thug 1
Cline = Thug 2
Hepworth = Bartender
Estes = Han Halladay
Mabey = Elder Mabey
Jones = Elder Jones
Present the skit "Santa Wars" at Zone Conference.
It was a classic! Everyone laughed and enjoyed!!
ANDY BORE HIS FINAL TESTIMONY TO THE ZONE.
ANDY CRIED AND WAS SPIRITUALLY FILLED.
HE RECEIVED A SPECIAL AWARD FROM PRES. POCOCK.
The Elders continue to teach Cindy, Crista, Samuel.
The Elders go bowling and visit the mall.
Andy sends out Christmas Cards!
12/16/99 Elder Bailey writes his final letter home!
He loved being a missionary in Nebraska.
They set Shalla for baptism on Dec.25th.
The Elders have a BBQ in the freezing cold.
Andy is sad to leave but happy to see the
Rocky Mountains again so mom will wear a
sign that says "Rocky Mountains."