Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ending February

Dear Family and Friends,

Well we are now coming to the end of another wonderful month full of heat and sun. It was a great week adn it ended in the temple. we just got out of another great session and are ready to take on another week.

This last week we found some new less actives to visit and our investigators Alex and Florentina are excited to become part of Christs Church. 

I'm feeling better so that all of you guys know and im enjoying the weather now. Its starting to coll off in the mornings and afternoons. I just keep learning new things and growing even more. Its amazing what one learns on a mission. I can honestly say that it was and is the best decision that i have ever made. Im enjoying every minute of it. Last night we sat and shared experiences and helped me see that we pass for good and bad times. But everything that happens is for our good so we can learn and grow. 

Hope you all have a great week. And remember, "The greater the battle, The greater the triumph" - Mr. Mendez

Love you all, 
Elder Ashworth

P.S. Nice pics Preston!!!

Another week down - Feb 18, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

First off i will answer the questions that dad sent me.

1) Things are going with the new comp. He is super funny and get along really well. We are bother working for the same things.
2) The investigatores that we are working are progressing. They are overcoming their obstacles and are on their way to the gates of baptism.
3) you could pray for Florentina, Fam. Jara, Maria and Victor, Alex, and Miguel and Nadia. Thanks.

This last week was great. We went to the doctors office twice and i got a sonogram. They looked at my stomach like they do for pregnant women to see if my artery in my back was expanded. It was a blast but we found out that i only have an ulcer and that other then that im healthy.

We also had interview with president Cook. He is a great president that always helps us to be better. Im enjoying out here in santiago. So much to learn and do. 

Today we relaxed and got haircuts because my hair super long. It was like 3 inches long on top, but still didnt look bad. We had some great leesons and helped Forentina fell secure about getting baptized!! So now we just have to finish up the lessons.

Here are some pics. The one of the four missionaries is like a month old but the other was taken last night. Hes my great peruano comp. Well havea  great week.

Love ya'll,
Elder Ashworth

Monday, February 16, 2015

17 MONTHS- Feb 11th

Dear Family,
This week has been a good one. We went to the doctor and i found out that i have an ulcer. So im taking stuff to help me out with that. We had lots of great lessons. We have a new investigator named Alex. He is 9 years old but super cool. He understands and remembers everything. We asked him why we want to go to the celestial kingdom and he said, "Because its cool". It was the best simpliest answer that i have heard on my mission.
Today i have completed 17 months. How time flies. Sorry this email is short but next week it will longer with photos. So i will write you all next week. Again. I just cant think of anything else to share with you guys. Have a great on!!
Love YA´LL,
Elder Ashworth

Another Week Down - February 4th

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was another great week. i dont think i have ever had a horribly horrible week in the mission. It always seems like there is something good that happens every week to help boost the spirits. 

This last week we had divisions with our district leaders, Elder Tornow and Elder Rosero. I went with Elder Tornow. And it started out that we had to go to a clinic so he could do some back therapy then on the way back to the house he got sick. It was instant. He was all good and then, BAM, he was sick. But with him being sick we still set a baptismal date with Sister Florentina for March. We talked to her and told her how we think is ready to make this covenant and that we can help her over the last few obstacles. So we are stoked for this.

Also we had a great Sunday with a great attendance and a good fast and testimony meeting. Also we went to a open house for a ward. And we as missionaries have to contact people in the streets to be able to invite them to the open house. We talked to an agnostic. It was the first time i had really talked to one and conversed with one for a while. We talked for 30 minutes and it was an interesting conversation. One of the things that i thought was interesting is that he said, "I was a believer before, but i have raised above that now." So he believes that those that believe in god have a mental weakness and cant do the things alone. And that everything is in our heads. But that everything is scientific and that God doesnt exist. But after talking to him be told him to keep looking for answers because he said that he hasnt found the answer to the question, What happens after we die? He said that science hasn't figured it out yet, so he just doesn't think about it. 

As i said, we always learn new things in the mission. Love you guys and have a great week!!

Elder Ashworth