Thursday, July 2, 2015

Week 46

Hello from Prescott Valley!!

June 22
Today was pretty good day! We got our haircuts and shopping done! I'm really enjoying being companions with Elder Smith one reason being he likes to eat really healthy which helps me do that as well! We got home and made Tilapia, Quinoa, and steamed vegetables and I made a fruit smoothie it was a really good meal!!! We went down to Prescott with the rest of the Zone and played a lot of volleyball and basketball which was a blast.  We have a really athletic zone which is a lot of fun! We had another lesson with RJ at the Hoggard's and talked to him about referring him to the YSA. Then we made some visits to end the night.

June 23
Today was a pretty good day. For morning exercise we went to a school and played basketball with some old guys and the other missionaries which was a lot of fun! I am enjoying having an extra hour of studies due to language study! We figured out some stuff online and made some visits. We had dinner with the Kleinman's who are really cool! We had a lesson with the Herrera family which was interesting because I taught Eduardo in English and Elder Smith taught Brenda and Kenya in Spanish. Then we went to the Jeffrey family to soak him as propaganda for the stake fireside which was hilarious! We made a couple visits before heading in!

June 24
Today We went to Prescott to have the recall on our car fixed and to take care of license stuff. We had lunch at Speed's deli which had amazing sandwiches!!! We did studies and Online when we got back. We made some visits before having dinner with the Buckmasters. We made visits the rest of the night!

June 25
Today we played basketball with everyone at the school and then went to the other missionaries apartment for breakfast because we all had service together.  We then went and helped people load everything from their storage unit to a trailer. We did our studies then had weekly planning. We had dinner with the Montes family. We had coordination meeting, then Brother James and I taught John Christman on splits which went well. We visited the Burgmans to end the night.

June 26
Today was a pretty good day! District meeting went really well and everyone loved the object lesson I came up with! The Senior Couple, the Franklins, provided our District with lunch afterwards which was really good! After District Meeting we went to some members at an Orthodontist office because their boss wanted to give away 5 Book of Mormon's which was pretty cool. We figured out the online initiative we are going to do and had dinner with the Bork family and they are awesome! Our lessons with the Herrera family and Katie both canceled so we made visits all night and then exchanged, so I am with Elder Romney in the Agua Fria and Mingus foothill areas!

June 27
Today was a lot of fun! Elder Romney and I had a really fun and productive day! We found out that we have the same birthday but he is a year older! We helped one of their investigators, Mark, jump start his car and fix his garage. We taught the Rice family, they are a part member family with the members being recent converts. The dad, Sam, told us in the lesson that he wanted to be baptized, which was super cool! We then helped one of their members move everything out of their storage unit into their house. We had dinner with the Rora family and then taught the O'cullen family about tithing which went well. Then we had exchange wrap ups which made for a really good day!

June 28
Today was awesome!!! We had 5 people at church today but not our investigators on date. We had a lady that has been investigating for years and a family of potentials who were invited to a baby blessing!

After church we had Ward Council which was good. We had a really yummy dinner with the Platt's and then we went to prepare for the Stake Fireside. The Fireside was absolutely awesome!!! We had a great turnout that filled about half of the gym overflow. Elder Jensen and I went around all the groups making sure it was running smoothly and everything went as planned. President Griffin was here and spoke at the opening and it was super awesome and super productive! We cleaned up the building to end the night!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

Love you all,
Elder Ashby

Here are some pictures from our Stake Fireside that we helped put on.

Elder Madsen was going home this transfer.  We got to be good friends.
This is a video of a Javelina (have-a-lean-uh).  They are wild pigs that are very mean.

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