Monday, August 17, 2015

100 things I've learned on my mission!

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

Where Did the Time Go?

  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

Hey Ya'll!

This week has been a very long week and full of 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
 4.To Urgent care we go! Sister Fancies has major issues with migraines and after 2 weeks of very intense ones she FINALLY let us take her to get some help! She didn't like the result of 3 big shots into her behind! but it got her sleepy and got her the rest that she really needed!

Monday, July 20, 2015

...pic from members

Another great pic from awesome members
Barb and Bob Lewis with Sister Clawson

No Empty Chairs!

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 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