So I got to tell ya'll that I LOVE the temple! It is seriously the best place in the world!!!! Million times better then Disneyland! hahaha I love going and receiving so much comfort and revelation! So since Maureen had passed before my eyes, my mind has been super clogged. Kind of feels like when your nose is super stuffed and you can't breath or really do anything. I didn't realize how bad it was until we tried to do some weekly planning and I couldn't think of anything or anyone. It was hard. So that night I prayed and asked what I should do to fix it. I ended my prayer and promised my Father in Heaven that I would humble myself and ask for a priesthood blessing. I don't know why it is so hard for me to ask for one but I do know that the priesthood has been given to us as a gift to help us and so we need to use it. Just like going to the temple we need to allow it to become apart of our lives, not just when we are on the last string like I was. After we were done with our temple trip I got my answer that the priesthood blessing that I would receive the next day would be a big benefit for me! So the next day I asked Elder Cornell for a blessing and, almost immediately after, my mind was free and clear! I love the power of the Priesthood!
Can I tell you how much it means to missionaries when people pay for our meals! It brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it! It's not the act of saving us money but the realization that we are called of God on the Savior's errand to bring OUR brothers and sisters back to live with us again in the presence of OUR Heavenly Father! I love this calling and I pray that every worthy young man AND young woman will go on a mission! It will change your life in ways that you could NEVER have even dream about!
In November two young boys were baptized and their sister was still only 7 and she was devastated that she wouldn't be baptized with them. On Saturday May 2, Brooklyn was able to be baptized and this time by her dad! He wasn't able to baptize his sons but he was able to baptize his daughter! And MAN was it an amazing thing to watch and to see him stand in the circle for her confirmation! This family has come so far! Lacie wouldn't let any members come into her house until she met us now she is active! Their dad was living in a place where he didn't have his records in the ward now he has baptized his daughter and his new wife is baptized and they are planning on having her son to be baptized soon and to go do baptisms for the dead in the Salt Lake temple! Miracles do happen I PROMISE you!!!!I know that God answers prayers and will help guide us to the people he knows we can help wherever we go! I have always wanted to live in Mesa AZ my whole life but with what I have learned now on my mission is that whereever Heavenly Father wants me I will go because I know now that He will use me as a tool in bringing His children back to Him! And He does that with ALL of us! All we need to do is put our trust in Him! I love you all so much!
<3 Sister Ashley Clawson
My district at the temple!
Look its Arizona!!!!! home sweet home!
Yup, these are our funny faces
Me and my little Brooklyn I promise that she does smile! hahaha shes the one that reminds me of Macky May!
Hears the family who are ALL members now and are progressing to further blessings!
Look who I got to see!!! Peggy, Spencer and their son Richard whom I have never met and his wife and my 3 month old new baby boy cousin! It was a sweet experience to meet them and connect my family together even more!
So Sister Dale decided that this dog is wearing WAY too much eye liner! Man, were we tired that day!!!!
This, my friends, is the "crazy lady at Walmart" that is what she has named herself. It's Sister Hatcher from my last ward and I have never seen her at Walmart before now! hahahaha