Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 22

Hello all,

What a week we have had here in Williams.  Things seem to be picking up here with our investigator pool.  We are working hard to build that and help people progress.  We had tracted into Nathan some time ago and haven't been able to meet with him and we got back in touch with him and set an appointment for this week.  We also had a referral from our Bishop, her name is Shira.  I will update more on those new investigators as we meet with them.

On a bit of a sad note.  We are postponing Brittany's baptism from this Saturday.  We found out Wednesday that her and Travis are getting divorced and that Travis is back in Jail.  We hope that Brittany understands that this was for her and not just cause Travis and her were together.  We will continue to try and meet with her and do what we can to help.

We were able to meet with the Payne family again and the meeting went very well.  We have another appointment with them on Wednesday this week.  This is a entire, mom and 2 kids.  We are excited that we can meet with them and teach them the gospel.  I love it when we can teach an entire family.

We often go over to a ward members home, The Grantham's, to share messages.  The father is the only one that is not a member of the  church.  We asked him if we could start sharing the missionary lessons with him and he accepted.  So another investigator this week. 

Califa had to cancel her appointment with us this week, but we have a reschedule for Tuesday.  She is continuing to do well.

I am feeling pretty good as a trainer.  We have had some good opportunities this week to teach and find new investigators.  We taught 16 lessons overall.  Elder Meisenbacher is starting to do a bit better on teaching and if we continue to teach this many lessons he will get better and better.  He is making great improvements.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Love you all,
Elder Ashby

Message from Sister Flannery to Steve and Sonia Ashby:
I am bursting with pride with what a leader Elder Ute has become!  I sat last week in Ward Council and watched him humbly take the bull by the horns and completely step up to the plate.  He also bore a very sweet testimony that resonated my soul and many others there!  Enough so that we talked about it in Young Women's as well.  He was strong, but humble and so loving.  He is truly being a strong leader and an incredibly hard worker!  It is just so cool and I wish you could be here to witness it, you would be proud.

This picture shows how happy they are!  I loved it!  It was after Church on Sunday...

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