We took our car in for an oil change and tire rotation and the auto place was in the mall so the guy that took our car said he would call us and showed us where the entrance to the mall was...we aren't alowed to just go to the mall so we took advantage of the time and found a nice sunny spot and read for a good 2 hours! It was soooo nice! Yes, I'm sure ya'll are wondering who is this person and what have they done with Ashley! hahaha but I LOVE reading the Book of Mormon now! All I want to do sometimes is just read and read and do nothing else! hehe! So I love finding connections here in Boise! A sister that was in the MTC with me that went to California has an aunt in my ward and she showed me a pick of her because I didn't recognize her name and then I showed her a picture of her niece and shared with her how much fun we had in the MTC together! hahah what a small world we have!!!!
We had another Spring Sister's Training which, like always, was pretty dang good! I love being able to get together as the sisters in the Idaho Boise mission and learn and socialize too! hahaha I never realized how many friends I do have her in the mission! It's just a great reminder of how much I am loved! Later that night we had a very interesting experience we went to contact a referal and the referal said that Sarah had referred herself and that she wanted us to come over so we were super stoked for this! So we get there and she had just pulled in and her and her friend invite us in and she tells us that someone somewhere has gotten a hold of her info and has sent it out to a ton of different colleges and to us apparently.....it was very interesting but it turned out for the better! They both knew a lot of LDS people and started asking us a ton of questions and then both said that they wanted to read the Book of Mormon after finals of coarse! We had such a great time talking with them and they said that they would love to learn more and have us come back over after finals! Too bad they are YSA age! I wish we could just teach them! hahaha but we will see if they are really interested and then send the Elders over! As long as they come unto Christ it doesn't matter who teaches them I have learned!
"It doesnt take a full grown person to know if the Gospel is true. It shouldn't take 50 years of experience to know the truth, we can know NOW!" Elder Scott gave a great Zone meeting training about how the Lord has called us even 18, 19, 20, 21 year olds to teach His Gospel! We learn so much as we get together and talk about how to improve our ability to head the Lord's promptings in our different assigned areas! Later that night we had Carl's baptism!!!!!! It turned out soo good! He has changed soo much and has come soo far! I love being able to see peoples lives change and see them accept Christ and His Atonement in their life! His wife Beck was able to be there too! Shes a member of the church who has kinda strayed in life and gotten herself into some trouble over the years and was able to get out of prison just in time to be there for his baptism! It was soo cute after he came up out of the water he looked at her and smiled and then she started clapping! hahahaha I couldn't help but laugh a bit! They are both working together to strengthen their testimonies and head to the temple some day! Leaders teach us to see people in white and man did Carl look great in white!!!!
Saturday we had a busy day of service and lessons!!! It was great! We got to do a ton of service in the rain! it didn't stop raining all day! hahaha We had a great Lesson with Drake who came to Stake conference the next day and basically knows everyone! We took the Johnson's with us and Brother Johnson says he has one foot in the font already we just don't know what will help him get into that white jumpsuit and make his first covenant with Heavenly Father! Then we planned Rick's baptism for the 25th of April! So excited!!! Stake Conference was right on and just amazing!!!! I love you and hope the best for you this week! Enjoy the pictures!!!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
look at that train! miss my camera!!!
Carl and Beck and Brother Delang who baptized him
more pictures next week for sure!!!!