Monday, October 27, 2014

I have no idea what to put as a subject

Dear Family,

This week was really good. we worked hard everyday in the hot sun and i have the sunburn to prove it. Lots of contacts and lots of changes. We have been trying to change what we are doing to find new people to see if it works. We will see what happens.

Sadly i really don't have anything exciting to tell you guys today. My week was pretty boring and today we just played soccer and basketball. And i just got sunburned more. I believe that my sunblock doesn't do anything. But its ok. I will live. I dont even have pictures to send you guys either. Im really sorry. Im kind of lame this week. I cant remember anything that we did. 

The only thing that i remember is that we changed our meetings on Sunday to start with the classes and end with sacrament meeting so that we can go out and pick up the people that didnt show up to church. 

Love you all and thanks for your support and prayers. Always great to hear from you all.

Elder Ashworth

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October, October, and Sun!

Well, this week has been pretty goof. It is now October which means that the sun is coming out. Which leads to sun burn. I have received my first sunburn of the year. My nose is nice and red.
But other then that I'm good. This is just the start of 9 months of sun and heat. Its only about 29 degrees Celsius and i feel like I'm dying but it gets up to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer time. It going to be fun!!!

Today we tried to fly a kite and the wind just destroyed them. I think it was because they were old. So when they took off the wind ripped them to shreds. But then we played a little bit of soccer, which is always fun.

This last week we also had a zone conference. It was really good. President Cook talked about how we can break the barriers to our faith. And if we do it we can make great things happen in the mission and our lives. We also talked about how to use our faith. That its not just a belief but an action and promise with God. If we exercise faith, or do the action of faith. God is bound to give us blessings if we do what he says. 

These last few weeks we have found lots of new people to visit and teach so we are looking forward to seeing how they progress. I hope you all have a great week and thanks grandma for the letter. Letters are always appreciated and enjoyed. 

Love you all,
Elder Ashworth

Pics: ME with my new hair cut, a hat from bolivia, and a hedgehog


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

a Good Week and Conference

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was agreat one. It had alot of walking but thats normal. But General Conference was great. I found the answers that i have been looking for because for the past few weeks i have been really stressed out. But i have now understood the answers and i am feeling great now. Its amazing what the prophets and apostles and great friends in the mission can do for you. 

I dont have tons to talk about this week but i did have a great day yesterday. It was really hot and we were doing contacts, But afterward i went to give an interview for a baptism to a youth the is awesoem he is ready to be baptized. But afterward is when the day got better. We were walking down the street and a dog (poodle) bit my thigh. Then my water bottle fell and got covered in dirt. Then my pen exploded in my pocket. And we didnt get any lessons for the day. Just the whole day walking and contacting. But when we returned home we were in good spirits and luaghing about the day. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

As for today we played soccer for three hours and now im just relaxing a little bit. Love you all and hope you have a great week.

Here are some photos,
Elder Ashworth

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Una Buena Semana!! (A good Week)

Hello to you Rexburgians,

My week has consisted in walking, walking, and more walking. I have done soooooo many contacts this week its crazy. We have been looking for people like crazy. But we have had some really good lessons. Just last night we had a great one with one of our investigators. He doesn't believe that we have to receive the Authority of God but that we receive it through faith and not by the laying on of hands. We talked and talked and finally i asked him. If God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow why would it be different today if they people had to receive the Priesthood by the laying on of hands during the time of the Bible. He went quite for a few minutes and then changed the subject because he didn't have an answer. We left him with scriptures to read and the promise to pray about what he reads and what we teach.

Also as a mission we are reading the Book of Mormon together. if we read 3 chapters everyday we finish before Christmas. I have learned tons reading the Book of Mormon again. Its amazing what is inside of that book.

Well thats all i have for this week and i challenge each of you to read 2 Nephi 9 and study it really well, ponder it in your heart, and share what you learned with somebody.

Love you all and talk to you later,
Elder Ashworth