Thursday, February 27, 2014

Oh  Ma! I love you!!! hahaha It was really funny I was like, yup, that's Ma saying bye before like 5 mins hahaha! It's all good. I loved the air plane. We went on a small 4 seat plane instead of 6. I really enjoyed it. When we got up in the air I was looking outside the window and felt so much love and appreciation for God and the world and all but  then I felt the strong power of Satan again....its crazy how at the mtc you don't feel it at all then when your back in the real world it hits you and you realize how much and real he is its insane!! But I am loven it here in Idaho! I arrived safe and sound, made some great lasting friends from the mtc and here with the elders, I flew here with one is from Gilbert!!!! He worked at Neds Crazy Subs kitty corner from Target!! Its soo cool!!! Ha! My new Comp is sister Del Maro, Shes 21 from California.  Before we got assigned me and Sister Facer where the only 2 left and she grabbed our shoulders from behind and said that she wanted one of us. One of the red heads! Love her!!! We clicked from the start, which is good. We have our first big event tonight with the ward youth. I think I am not exactly sure what it is hahah! Have my first lesson with Sister Martinez. Shes been through the temple and her husband and son are baptized but they don't come to church all the time so we are going to see how they are doing. And the Spanish sisters are teaching them the lessons because her husband understands Spanish better so that's awesome.  We are sharing the atonement with them and sharing Alma 7 11 -13 read it! Its great! Apparently its one of the passages this mission recites and memorizes and I highlighted it in the mtc while I was studying. It was so inspired! hahaha! I actually really like it here. Oh, I'm in the Meridain East ward its so pretty here its not super small town but its not Mesa City ha! It's the nice even middle between the two. I think I'm really going to like it here. We stay with a family, the Metsons I think. That's their name. I'm horriable with names! They are super sweet! Thank you for my bedding. I've missed cuddeling you with puffy blankets! Haha oh and I love the box!! Made me laugh to tell the story about work and uniforms! I'm doing really good! Better than I hoped actually! I've learned to love people so much without reservation and having just met them. I do have a testimony of the Gospel Ma. and I can share my thoughts with others now about it I have felt the guidance of the spirit so strong and just like prez blessed me with that when I ask and open my mouth the Lord will guide me to what I need to say and what will help people!  I'll write you later just wanted to let you know I'm here and safe and fantatic and I love you and everyone at home! Tell joey that I can feel his prayers when I lie down to go to sleep! Oh and thank you for the translation of joeys letter!!! That cracked me up!!!! Love you!!!
<3! Sister Ashley Clawson
 Ashley with President and Sister Winder
Sister Del Moro and Sister Clawson with the mission president and his wife

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hey Ya'll!!!!
   The MTC is such an AMAZING place! I absolutly LOVE it!! So I'm in provo Utah but its hilarious how I feel like im in a completely different world! I will have these moments where i look at the mountains and say oh yah! I'm in Utah!! Hahaha its fantastic!! It's sooo cold here! My companion Sister Cabrera calls me Sister Arizona! So I am Sister Training Leader over my zone along with Sister Cabrera! Its super exciting and im already having a blast with our new district that came in this wed! I've only been here a week but I feel like its been a month but the days are sooo long ha! I love class time it is such an amazing experience everytime learning about characteristics of Christ and how to teach people not lessons! Brother Jones is one of my teachers he reminds me sooo much of Dakota it's crazy!!! He says game time all the time and he jumps off the walls when he's teaching and he served in Boise Idaho as well!!! I love it! Sister Mitchell is our other teacher. She has the spirit with her ALL  the time. I want to be her when I'm done with my mission, always relying on Heavenly Father for everything in her life! It's such an inspiration! My host left tues to Italy Rome! She is such a sweet sister! She reminds me soo much of Kailei!  It's been a crazy ride here so far but I want everyone to know how much I love them and our Father in Heaven does! I know this Church is the true and fully restored church on the earth! The next time I write I will be in Boise Idaho! Im so excited!!! Love you all again!! I dont think how much I can stress how much I love everyone thats one thing Heavenly Father has teached me here to feel love for eveyone even if I just met them. Sorry my thought are all so jumbled its so loud here I cant focus. The 2 districts in our zone that left this week went to Kentucky and to Las Vegas. One of the elders going to Kentucky reminded me of Matt!!! Apparently I really miss my cousins. hahaha. We went to the temple this morning which was awesome!!! I love being so close to my Heavenly Father I can feel him sitting right next to me. :)  Feel free to write and or email me whenever, I will email back or write next Monday when I'm freezing my little behind off in Idaho!
<3!! Sister Clawson!!!!
Guess what?!?!?!?! I am a MISSIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still cant believe it!! haha

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

...Letter home

Ashley sent a letter and wanted to share that she is going to be a sister trainer while at the MTC, which is equivalent to a zone leader...the second day she was there! She will be at the MTC till February 25th and has asked everyone to use Dear Elder if you want to send her a message.
Thanks.  ...Lisa

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hey dearest parents  :)  Love you all!!! Everything is going great here! I have an AMAZING companion Sister Cabera!!!!! LOVE her!!! You guys do great! P-day is on thurs! sometime! Have a great day!!! Love you ALL!!!! Oh my gosh its amazing here!!!!!!! Love you!!!!!!! :D!!!!

<3 Sister Ashley Clawson!!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ashley leaves for Salt Lake in a week! She is going to freeze her little patootie!!!