Dear Friends and Family,

Elder Benjamin Andrew fell while playing soccer on P-day Feb. 9th and fractured his ankle.  He came home Feb. 15th to have surgery and to recover.  He sincerely hopes to return to Argentina or at least be reassigned so he can finish his mission when he has recovered.  He had successful surgery on Friday, Feb. 20.  The doctor said that everything just clicked and went much faster than he anticipated.  He is now in a cast and hopefully will be able to be in a walking boot at his next doctors appointment March 12th. Your faith and prayers in his behalf are greatly appreciated!  He has been to the temple and plans to go at least once a week.  He has been working on being able to work at the family history center as a service missionary and also will be going out with the elders to do some visits.  We are grateful for this time we have been given with him and pray diligently for his swift recovery so that he can continue his great work.

Joleen Andrew (Ben's mom)

The following is an email he sent out to some of his mission friends soon after he came home.

weird things are happening to me

Well I thought I might just inform you all that last Monday I fractured my ankle playing soccer on a p day and they sent me home so I can get surgery on it, which will be this Friday. I got home Sunday evening and for the time I have been released as a missionary but hope to be able to recover quickly and get back out on the mission, prays would be very appreciated I love you all very much. 

queria informarles que el lunes pasado me fracture el tobillo jugando el futbol y ahora estoy en casa esperando que me operen el viernes. por ahora me han relevado de ser misionero pero espero poder recuperarme pronto y volver a la mision. gracias por todo su amor y apoyo, oraciones serian muy bienvenidas.

con mucho amor,

Benjamin Andrew