Monday, March 23, 2015

Baptism Week! - March 18th 2015

Hey family and friends,

This last week was a great one. We worked hard and have been working with a few investigators and less actives. But this Saturday Florentina is getting BAPTIZED!!! Its awesome. Last week, she just flat out dropped smoking and passed her interview the other day so we will be having a double baptism because the other elders in our ward have a a baptism too. We have been seeing a lot of progress these last few weeks. We went from 40 people in sacrament meeting to 80. Its awesome. It also means that vacations have ended and that everybody is in town working. But we are seeing the work moving along.

 We have another investigator named Victor that is progressing. we are hoping to see him get baptized too. Its so cool to see a baptism of someone that has changed soo much. The gospel is miraculous. It can make changes in people that one would never see without it. And the joy that people have when they get to know the truth is awesome. 

As for us we are having a great time. So that you aren't worried about me mom, I dont need anything. I believe that everything that i have will last until the end of the mission. And as for the mission tour, i have no idea what it is because they ever told us and then it disappeared too. 

But this week i was reading 1 Nephi and found that it talks about the restoration of the gospel and the Book of Mormon and lots of things that are going to pass in the last days. It was really neat to read. I hope you are all reading in the scriptures daily. 

Thanks for all the support you guys give me. And i will have to send the pic another day because i dont the computer im on. I put a pen drive in it and it deleted everything i had there. So no pics this week!

Love you all and have a great wee.!!

Elder Ashworth

Monday, March 16, 2015

18 Months

March 11th, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

This morning i woke up to a hot sun and clear skies. And realized that 18 months ago i arrived in Chile. It was a cloudy day with a little bit of fog or rain in the air. It was way better for walking around then the heat of the summer. But Today has been a great day. We went and bought our food in a Feria, which is basically a outdoor open air market. Or farmers market but a lot bigger. They put them up in the streets and the prices are cheaper then in the stores. 

This last week has also been great. We are working really hard with Florentina. We are trying to help her drop the last cigarret so she can be baptized because she really wants to be baptized. Also we are working a few other less actives and investigators that are progressing. We had a great lesson with Victor about the BOok of MOrmon and he expressed that he wants to do whta the Lord wants him to do. So we are excited for him too.

And this last week i found a scipture during my studies that i thought was really good and i really like it. It gives me hope for the good thiongs. It is found in Alma 58:10-13. We hope for our freedom!

I hope you all have a great week!

Love yall,
Elder Ashworth

Friday, March 6, 2015

A great week

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was amazing. It had its ups and downs. 

We had to stop teaching Alex, an amazing investigator, because we found out he doesn't live in our sector. So we cant teach him. That was a bummer. But we also got a new investigator. His name is Victor. We contacted him about two weeks ago. His dad didn't want anything but he was interested. So we took his number and he told us to call him two weeks later because he was leaving on vacations. So this last we called him and set an appointment. We had to do it in the church because his dad isn't very friendly. But we went on a tour and he had lots of questions about the baptismal font. And during our lesson he understood and asked some great questions. At the end of the lesson we invited him to be baptized. He said that if God answers his prayers and says that this gospel is true, he will be baptized because he wants to follow the Lord. It was am amazing experience.

Also we got to help up root a tree on saturday for service. it was great to work with my hands again in such a long time. The only bad part is that i left with about 3 blisters and 5-8 soft spots on my hands. But they have all left. 

Sorry this email is short but i sent off a letter too and it contains more information. 

Love you all,
Elder Ashworth