Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Great Week! June 17 2015


Im tired of starting every email the same way. i dont know about you guys but when things are the same i just get BORED!! So im going to try and change things up a bit today. Try and give it some FLARE!! Because sometimes i feel like i run out of things to write, but im sure there is alot more going on then i tell you guys, but usually i get to writing you guys and i forget everything that happened in the week. But wait, before we go any farther i would just love to send a shout out to my favorite dad on this wonderful Father´s Day Weekend coming up. 

¡¡¡¡¡¡HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!!!!

I have also decided to change up the color scheme. This last week was a great week. It involved alot of walking and tracting, but thats normal. But in all of that we did find an amazing inactive family. Their names are Luis, Veronica, Pualina, And Anotonia. They arent on the registers that they live in this ward because they moved her a few months ago and have been inactive for 7 years. So we found them knocking doors and its actually the second time we have knocked their door since i have been in this sector. But we got inside and shared a really good first lesson. We got to know who they are and the father voiced that he wants to reactivate himself but he will need support to do it since its been so long since he was active. And they have a daughter that is 10 and is not baptized. SO we are hoping we can help them become an eternal family. The father was very moved because he recounted a story that happened to him recently about how his father in law was deathly ill and they asked him to give him a blessing but since hes been inactive, he didnt feel worthy. So he couldnt do it even though the family specifically asked him. You could tell he felt some remorse for not being active and worthy in the moment. But we told him that we would be here to help along the way and that he will be happy with his family once again in the church. It was an amazing experience.

Then, we were contacting at 9:45 at night and we knocked this door. Out walks a man and he talks to us in the cold air outside of his house. We tell him we are here to share a message with him and his family. He says, "Well, come right in!" And we went inside and talked with him some more and found out his name in Juan. He is a great guy and we got a return date to go and teach him some more. I guess its true when they say God is a God of Miracles. All we have to do is pray for them!

On sunday we had a great ward attendance even though some of the normal members didnt show up because of illness. But we are excited to keep going!! Then today we went to the temple. Once again a great experience! After the temple we went to The Costanera Center Mall. There we ate at a three story Wendy´s. It wasn't cheap but it was really good!!!! Lets just say that Dave did good here in Santiago. It was an amazing Wendy´s. The best i have ever seen. Then we walked the mall a bit and one of the elders bought a jacket. Speaking of clothes, Do i have any clothes to come home to??

Anyways, it was a great week and we are looking forward to another one!!

Love you all and i will send pics the next week, 
I promise!!

Elder Ashworth 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

¡¡LA COPA AMERICA!! - June 10 2015

Dear family,

So this last week was a little of a bummer. Elder Thompson got sick and we were in the house for three days so i really dont much to talk about. Sorry about that.....hopefully this week will be better.

But today we went to central station and i bought a few recuerdos and we saw a protest in the middle of the street and some security guards had gas masks just in case. There are also tons of things for Chile because the first game of the American Cup starts tomorrow and Chile plays!!

Well thats all i got for today. Sorry its lame. 

Love Elder Ashworth

New Comp, Same Life - June 3 2015

Hey Everybody!!

So me and my comp had changes yesterday. Elder Skabelund when to another sector and im now again with Elder Thompson. He is the missionary i trained about a year back. I was his first comp and he is my last comp. Its amazing how the tables turn. But this week was good. We did lots of contacts but our spirits are high and we are ready to roll. We set a baptismal date with Pamela for June 20th. We are helping her to fulfill her desire of being baptized. 

Im glad to hear that everything is going great and that everybody is doing good. Keep it up and have a great week. Sorry this email is so short but the computer cut out on me and i forgot everything i was going to write to you guys. 

Love yall, 
Elder Ashworth

Photo is what we eat for lunch normally. Beans and noodles. I put the rice with it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May 27, 2015 - Its COLD Outside!

Dear Family,

This week has just flown by. Especially as we had pday last week on Thursday it flew by really fast because its been less then a week. But we have accomplished a lot this week. 

We are looking at changes again. We will be told this Saturday if we have changes. So i guess you will all know next week if i have a new comp or no. But this last week it has been super cold. On monday we got up early to go and do contacts at the bus stops and it was 35 degrees outside. Lets just say that im going to die my first winter in Rexburg. But thats ok. I know how to dress warm. But we have teaching one of our investigators named Pamela. We are teaching about all the lessons again to get her ready for baptism. She is a little confused about a few things and her son doesnt help her. He is less active but is a drug addict and believes that God doesnt love us but wants us to suffer.So we have with him on that too. 

As for me i read about Abinadi and the people of Limhi this week in my studies. I learned soooo much from them. I think i found my new favorite passage of the scriptures. The Abinadi chapters are just amazing. He knew his savior and had a strong testimony. If you were presented with the same situation, are you ready to die for your faith? Are you willing to tell the people that they are wrong and wicked and be beaten and burned for what you believe? They are good questions that i think everyone of us should ponder.

Well thats all i have for this week. So i guess i will update you guys next week.

Elder Ashworth