Thanksgiving was great! We ate WAY too much had only two dinners thankfully! Had two sets of parents try to hook me up with their sons, both RM's that served in Cali weird, hahaha that was fun! Got to love parents! SO I have decided that my favorite Thanksgiving food is sweet potatoes with a ton of butter and brown sugar! Yumm!!!! Forget the marshmellows on top though! ha
Knowledge of the Restoration
Scriptures also sleep :)
God, Jesus Christ and the Holly Ghost
Invitations to grow
Visiting Gods children
New members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
These are only a bit of things that I am thankful for! I love this work and being able to help people in their lives!
We had a great lesson with Henry Cuellar about temples and their purpose. He said he does want to be baptised but there are a lot of questions on his mind. Juanita really wants him to so she can be sealed to him for all eternity. It was a very touching moment when she told him that! We are still working with him and Josh and Enrique. We can already tell the difference in Juanita Aaliyah and Nick and we can feel a difference in their home and even Henry looks happier. He was pretty grumpy there for a while hahaha. Henry said the prayer! It was really sweet even though he called us pains in his butt he was still thankful for us!
We had the New missionary training for the new missionaries. Of coarse, I don't know why I felt like I need to explain who that was for.... hhahahaha. Oh, well. It was a really good meeting and I got several ideas of how to help Sister Lassen become more confident in herself. You know, I see soo much of myself in her it's kinda scary! But hopefully I can help her the way I wanted and needed to be helped so she has an easier time and can arrive to her full potential way before I did! She's already a fabulous missionary so it shouldn't be too hard! hahaha
I love how Heavenly Father directs our paths so well that he puts us in unplanned opportunities to help and teach! We were driving to go see a less active member of the ward that we hadn't met yet and Lynn, an investigator, was outside puting lights on her tree so we stopped by and asked her if she needed any help. She agreed to let us help her and we laughed and got to know each other better and we were able to leave her with a spiritual message too! We hadn't been able to talk to her like that at all,.The first steps to teach someone most of the times is to become their friend first and show them that you truely love them and that they arent just a number or name. If we keep our eyes open for times like those we will be able to change someones whole day and even their outlook on us and the Church!
We had exchanges this week and that was pretty fun. Remember that tree trunk I helped take out? Well, we stayed there that night. It was fun. So funny story this shows that I am still good ol'Ashley that everyone knows me to be. It's weird to type my name! hahaha but anywhoes! We had a service project that day and it turns out that not only do I keep my belt on my pants when I pack them but so does Sister Lassen and we put out clothes in the same bag when we do service so I had taken her pants. So I was changing and talking to Sister Molbeck about weight gain on the mission and then I put on Sister Lassen's pants and scare myself silly! Untill I realized they were her pants!!!!! hahaha thank goodness!!!!! I thought I had gained a ton of weight because of our 2 dinners for thanksgiving!
So i got roped into playing flute for out misson Christmas program and devotional. I have missed playing sooooo much! it feels so good to play and put my heart and soul back into it! Sister Layton is playing the piano for us and man does it sound good! She's awesome! I absolutely love her! Even though she was the one of the parents that introduced me to her son, then told him in front of me that she found his future wife while pointing at me......I still love her! hahahaha I never thought I would be in so many awkward situations on my mission!
I get to go to the temple today that's why I wrote today instead of yesterday! I'm soooo excited to go again! I miss the temple soooo much! I love ya'll and hope the best! Till next week! Oh! and Sister Wilkes, the lady I live with says hi to everyone!!!!! :)
Oh, it started snowing again yestarday morning -_- I dont believe the whole banana belt thing....
Arizona license plate!!!!!!!!!! whoot whoot!!!!
Everyone this is Mason! He is a funny kid and Sister Delahoyde was wanting to spray him with silly string forever and so we finally got around to doing it for her. Now we have started something, he told us he has somthing for us too..... uh oh!!! I will keep you informed ;)