Monday, August 17, 2015
4 to put others first
5 Its MY Salvation
6 How to ride a bike in a skirt
7 To use a chainsaw (shhhh dont tell any one!) :)
8 Life is precious
9 Lean upon the Lord
10 family is the most important thing
11 that I LOVE my dad!
12 I can make friends
13 Let people serve you
14 Never go a day with out serving others
15 To step out of my comfort zone
16 To grow
17 That I do have a testimony
18 to teach
19 to inspire
20 to lead
21 to follow
22 to make my bed every morning! (it really makes a difference!)
23 food is expensive...coupons are the way to go!
24 Mom and Dad are RIGHT!
25 Never let my companion cute my hair!
26 To forgive
27 not judge people
28 accept people for who they are
29 Arizona snow balls hurt your eyes in the dark! (but are super fun to suprise your companion with thanks Ma!)
31 trust others
32 give my heart and soul
33 be obedient
34 I have great parents!
35 Gods ways are so much better
36 YOU make your mission great!
37 to keep my room clean
38 to love unconditionally
39 To see potential in EVERYONE!
40 to cook and shop for myself
41 to Budget
42 pray more sincerely
43 the temple is where I want to be!
44 never lover my standards!
45 what type of man I want to marry
46 the power of the Priesthood
47 the importance of asking for a priesthood blessing
48 How to fulfill all of my callings
49 To live worthy of being even a prophets wife (don't think I will marry the next prophet but you never know!)
50 Plan for the future
51 enjoy every moment
52 my siblings are my BEST friends
53 It's good to have questions
54 doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith
55 To boast of my God
56 leaders are inspired
57 callings are inspired
58 God is VERY organized
59 The Atonement is real!
60 Just let God change you!
61 Confidence isn't the same as cockiness
62 humility does not mean weakness
63 The Lord trusts me
64 we ALL make mistakes
65 i can't do anything with out Christ and Heavenly Father!
66 I LOVE Boise Idaho!
67 I dislike snow -_-
68 It's okay to have fun
69 To be compassionate
70 Find the best out of everyday
71 Preach my Gospel actually knows what its talking about! It was made by prophets!
72 It's okay to take mental breaks
73 how to be selfless
74 Everyone needs a friend.
75 LAUGH ALL THE TIME!!!!!!
76 To let the spirit lead me!
77 YOU change the Gospel doesn't
78 Simple is usually the best way to go
79 How to teach
80 we are all one BIG FAMILY
81 How the Spirit talks to me
82 Godly Joy
83 that I CAN receive revelation
84 you have certain companions for a reason!
85 Teaching companions to drive is scary!
86 I don't like public libraries!
87 You never know who is watching so ALWAYS be your best you!
88 The only thing we can give God is our will
89 Give God the reigns and let Him drive
90 what my baptismal covenants really are
91 God has blessings for us, He is just waiting for us to ask!
92 I understand my Divine Potential
93 Joseph Smith is a prophet of God
94 The Book of Mormon was written for ME!
95 Conversion is a life long process
96 I LOVE trials!
97 i have been converted to my God
98 I have touched peoples lives
99 The church is true so nothing else matters!
100 My Savior is my Rock!!!!
This week we had the wonderful opportunity of taking 2 of our recent converts to the temple to do baptisms for their family and 2 of mine! The spirit was sooooo strong i will NEVER forget it! I have loved my mission sooo much and i wouldn't trade it for anything! cant wait to see ya'll at home! Peace be with you till we meet again! Stay strong and carry on!--
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson, for the last time!
Monday, August 10, 2015
I love being a missionary! I love being able to leave an impression on people's lives! And seeing the impression that they have made on my life! I will NEVER be the same person I left as! NEVER! I have been called to leave my nest and feed His sheep! That is my calling for the rest of my life! I LOVE it! This week I had many opportunities to share my testimony seeing I'm leaving soon. I have never liked sharing my testimony before, mainly because I never felt like I had one. But now I can stand straight and say firmly that I KNOW that Jesus is the Christ my Redeemer and that He lives! Because He lives we can too! Being a missionary has taught me more fully our Divine Potential, that we are ALL Gods' children! That fact has helped me see others the way Christ would see them. Adding to that being called as a Sister Training Leader to help these wonderful sisters out here who have really become my sisters has opened my heart up immensely! I felt the love of Christ before my mission with a friend's mom and now I can say that I feel that every day as I look at these wonderful Sisters and Elders who have changed my life with their examples and love and treating me like their sister! I will always be blessed with these memories and many more experiences as I live my life as a disciple of Christ! And ya'll can do the same! Go to and serve the Lord!--
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
We went to Tangos for the last time! yumm!!!
This is Elder Gunnel I had better pictures of him but his eyes were closed and a stupid hand was in the way.... he goes home next transfer to Gilbert
Elder Palencia! He is going home with me! we all get to ride on the same plane to salt lake then we ead our seperate ways! he lives in Dallas TX
.I LOVE these Elders! i have served with all but the one on my right hahaha
But the one on the right has stupid thumbs like me! but he has 2!
This is what happens to Zone leaders!
Monday, August 3, 2015
This week has definitely pushed my emotional strength to the fullest and then expanded it through the Atonement of my Savor Jesus Christ! Going home has never seemed as real to me as it has this last week. Sister Francies is such a strength to me, She has taught me so much about my relationship with God. After we took her to the ER last week Sister Winder suggested that she go and see a specialist for her migraines. I went on exchanges with her where we stayed home all day while Sister Dale got out of the house. During that time Sister Winder brought something very real and hard to the table, the possibility of going home... later that day it was concrete. She prayed a ton that day before we went to get a blessing of guidance and in that blessing it talked about aligning her will to God's, forgetting what she wanted and doing what He wanted her to do. On Thursday night we packed her up and dropped her off into the care of President and Sister Winder. That night I felt the true impact of my mission! How much I have changed and how much I NEVER want to go back to old Ashley.....I will forever be Sister Clawson in my heart! And I am proud to have that name and be able to live up to my heritage!
Being in the YSA ward is very interesting. They did Hungry Hungry Hippos for Family Home Evening it seemed like a blast! I will have to say I've never seen a testimony meeting without any silence at the pulpit! It was just an amazing meeting with everyone testifying of Jesus Christ. The Bishop's daughter shared in Moroni 7:26 if you read it it says 'And as surely as Christ liveth' and then jump over to the next column in verse 31 'bear testimony of Him. If we know that He lives why not share it with ALL the world!' Everyone! That is what I love about being a missionary! 24/7 telling people He lives! and knows them!
So a pretty cool thing happened! We were given a referral by a lady in the ward and it turned out to be Peggy Snell. Now this is why its sooo cool, she was in the Park Center ward for a few months and me and Sister Dale were trying to get a hold of her and she just moved into my ward! I love how God works! Soooo cool! We are working with her to get names for her family members who have passed to take her to the temple! So excited!
I LOVE this work SO much! I don't have to wish to be a missionary my whole life I will ALWAYS be a missionary no matter what! I can't forget all my family members who still havn't come unto Christ! I love you all so much and can't wait to see ya'll in 19 days! Wow! Just did the math! CRAZY!
Stay strong and carry on!!!!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
Sister Pahulu and bear!
We are so spoiled snow cones for free!!!! yumm! Georga Peach with Cream! yah baby!
Pictures from Sis Pahulu...
Monday, July 27, 2015
This week has been a very long week and full of craziness...so picture time!
1. The Elders love sticking our car with sticky notes!
2.Look it's a minion mail box!!!
3.Yay for my first exchange as an STL! This is Sister Rabello. She is from Utah but born and raised in Brazil! Super sweet sister and she was trained by my MTC comp so she has adopted me as her mission aunt! hahaha
5.Sister Pahulu had fun at the play station at the Urgent care as we were waiting for Sister Frances to get looked at and helped. I LOVE my comp!!!!!
6. Now at the hospital! Sunday after church she just couldn't take it any more so we took her to the hospital where they still couldn't figure out what was wrong....
7. This explains the visit....
8. This one does too...very long Sunday!!!!!
9.On a happier note I got to see the Andrews Sunday night and get a much needed Diet Coke! hahaha
10. It's Logan's year mark guys!!!!! I love this kid! and I got to meet Jayden Andrew who served down in Mesa! How cool, huh?!
Well, love you all and I promise I'll write more next week as long as its slower then this week was....ha!
Is the church true?!
Then nothing else matters!
Monday, July 20, 2015
This week has been one of the shortest weeks ever, yet jam packed with sooo much! The Transfer Meeting was great I LOVE Sister Pahulu! We have served around each other before so this will be a blast! SO our area now has Elders in it and so after the training meeting that the trainers for new missionaries had, I updated Elder Methvin about our area then went to give him the phone and I couldn't find it......I looked everywhere! Then Elder Hodgkin came into my mind about if I didn't have my head screwed on tight I would loose it...sooo true! We found it later on that day in Sister Pahulus bag! I just laughed!!!!!! What a crazy day! We live with the Torrels! They are such sweet people! She has taken on the mom role for us! She has put food for us in our fridge and made breakfast and even got me some honey and lemon water for my throat and watched me gulp it down and then tell me I was suppose to sip it! hahaha too funny!
Tuesday was a big service day! We pulled weeds, for a less active member that is on his was back into activity, with the Elders. Elder Bowman is one of my Zone Leaders and we got talking about marching band, he's a trumpet. I love being able to talk to people about band of any sort! Then we get a call from some of the sisters we are stewards over and they had just moved into the Elders old apartment and, not to my surprise, because I've been in the old elder's apartment it was super messy and gross. So we spent 3 hours over there cleaning up and moving the sisters in. I'm proud to say this is my first time putting in the wrong type of soap! Needless to say there were many bubbles coming out of the machine! And yes I took a picture! hahaha We took them out to lunch at McDonalds and I found someone who loves the minions more than me! Sister Rabello! Later that night we did Visit nights with the YSA ward and I met Bishop Vean Damerwe and our Ward mission Leader Forrester. It was really funny we had no idea where any of the streets were and Forrester "dropped" his phone into our car to use as a GPS and then it locked and so we drove in front of his car before he left and he gave us his code! hahaha I learned how to use a GPS on an Iphone! hahaha things you learn on a mission! hahaha This YSA ward is the biggest! It goes from Star all the way to Garden City and includes Meridian Eagle and Boise!
I had a new leadership training for my new STL thing....it went really good! Elder Cortes came out with me and is now the New Assistant to the President and he is just amazing! He went straight from District leader, skipped being a zone leader, all the way to an AP! As a Sister Training Leader we are stewards and servants for 5 sets of sisters. We do a lot of counseling and helping them learn how to fix their problems and get along.
Now to talk about the Title of this letter! I see my family all gathered around this big table in the Celestial Kingdom and my greatest desire of all is to have no empty chairs! I want all the members of my family to know how special they are to me an how much I am praying for them to be there with me enjoying the company of our Heavenly Father! I will do ANYTHING for ya'll to ensure that there are NO empty chairs!!!! You are my best friends and I can't wait to see you again and enjoy our life together as one big happy family! I know for a fact that is what Heavenly Father wants the most for us too!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
Angelica got baptized and Elder Hann baptized her! what an AMAZING day! He is one of my favorite Elders!!!
My awesome comp! Sister Pahulu!
Sister Rabello cleaning up my mistake. she said that she had done it before so she knew how to fix it! haha
Look who I found at my YSA ward! Kent aka Elder Craig! Crazy!
He is an Elder that served here and got off a couple of months ago