Hey y'all! Things are going great her in Boise Idaho! We taught 18 lessons this week, which was awesome!!!!! Saturday, cute Payton was baptized! She is 10 years old and has one of the strongest testimonies I have ever heard! All her siblings are baptized but her dad doesn't go to church any more and her mom is a non-member. Her Grandapa baptized her and he has Parkinson and is up and down. They have such a special bond that when they were in the font he started crying! It was so sweet! He loves her soo much!
We had a lesson with Enrique and his brother John. We taught them the Plan of Salvation and invited John to be baptized and he accepted! The spirit was SO beautifully strong! He wants to be baptized with Enrique but Enrique has to be off parole first and stop smoking. We told John that if he gets baptized first he could baptize Enrique! How cool would that be?! I can't think of a better way to get a closer bond for them than for John to baptize Enrique!
So I go to the Chiropractor now because in turns out that my spine is curved and my hips are out of place and this doctor that I see said I should fix it while I am young. He asked us to go see his son that is in a mental hospital for suicidal thoughts and tendencies and we aren't exactly sure why he is there. He is a very sweet kid! and super smart and has a love for God and Christ! We have been there twice to see him. It's a very interesting place.
I got to play three songs on flute for the prelude for church! It was great to be able to play again! Just an amazing feeling!
We were asked to be in the Institute Choir Christmas program and our part was when Brother Thompson from my last ward sang I'll be home for Christmas was to introduce ourselves and say somethings we were going to miss. I said. "My name is Sister Clawson. I'm from Mesa, Arizona and im going to miss going to McDonalds with my family on Christmas Eve. But we are going to rock it here in Boise!" It was a very nice concert! It was Brother Spjuts last concert! He is in our ward and has been the director for about 25 years! He did a great job! We had five sets of missionaries there and we got to pass out or throw candy canes. It was a blast! After the concert we found out that the Cuellars house had caught on fire.....their old stove started it and not sure about how much damage was done. The kitchen we know is gone and pictures are melted to walls and all the windows are broken from the Firefighters doing their job. Thank goodness for those men and women who protect us!
I will write more next week when I have more time! I love you all! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Remember to share your light that He gave you!!!!!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
Don't worry. We have finally checked ourselves in!!!! hahaha