Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 70

December 14
Today was a good PDay. We didn't do anything special. We went to the stake center and played salt and pepper. We made visits all night and worked on the follow up email to the stake presidency for stake coordination.

December 15
Today was really good! We helped North mountain move. We made some visits before dinner with Brother Murray and his parents. We taught Desiree which went really well! We talked with Bishop about the baptism coming up before heading in. 

December 16
Today was awesome. We had our Christmas Conference. We went and did an endowment at the Mesa temple which was sweet. Then after lunch we toured the visitor center with some of their remodels from last year. Then we went out to a buffet before coming back to see the lights. It was a fun day! Tiring though!

December 17
Today was pretty good. We started by teaching the referral that came from the Mesa temple lights. His name is Quan. It was a really good lesson! After lunch we did weekly planning. We had a pickup dinner from  the Bahrs. We met with Alva couldn't really call it a lesson. We made visits to end the night.

December 18
Today was pretty good. We went as our district to a service project where we cleaned up a lot of debris and then weed whacked the entire yard. We made some visits before teaching Alice. We had dinner with the Bryson's and some of their friends. We taught Domonic's sons which was interesting. We then made sure everything was squared away for the baptism!

December 19
Shay's baptism went well today! We made some visits before picking up dinner from Sister Benda. Our lesson with the Bjelopetrovich's fell through and we had to reschedule with Desiree. We made visits all night.

December 20
Today was good! Shay's confirmation went well but we forgot to take any pictures at the baptism or after the confirmation. We had dinner with the Donner's which was really good! We taught Nick and set up his interview for Tuesday! We made some visits to end the night!

Hope you all have a great week....and WAY TO GO UTES!!!!

Elder Ashby

Christmas Conference Pictures....

Elder Ockey
President and Sister Griffin
Mesa Temple

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 69

Hello from Arizona!

December 7
Today was an average Pday. We took Elder Fullmer to the bike shop and then we played salt and pepper at the Stake Center. We made some visits before sharing our #PrayInvite Christmas message with the Degomez family to end the night!

December 8
Today was pretty crappy. MLC was really lame. Sister Jackson forgot that we had dinner so we ate at our apartment. We had three lessons in the evening that all fell through. One good thing was that I got 29 gigabytes of talks and devotional a from Elder Jensen!

December 9
Today was pretty good. We met with the District Leaders to coordinate Zone Meeting. We had to reschedule Brother Murray. We picked up dinner from Sister Barrier. We had a good coordination then taught Desiree to end the night!

December 10
Today was interesting. We had weekly planning. We had dinner with the Rajes where we talked with Julio for forty minutes before he left so we could eat. We taught Alva which went well then Kim cancelled. 

December 11
Today was pretty good. Zone Meeting went well even Elder B and my musical number! We had dinner with the Billy's. We taught Nick and then we went to Sister Simon's to advertise for our Christmas breakfast and dinner!

December 12
Today was good! We went to the YSA breakfast which was really good! We helped the family ward set up for their Christmas dinner. We worked on the stake report for coordination tomorrow. We had dinner at the Christmas party which was a good time!

December 13
Very early morning to finish the stake reports. Stake coordination went well. Church was good. Alice, Desiree, Nick, and Shea came to church. Shea passed her baptismal interview and is on track for baptism on Dec. 19! We had dinner with the Villareal's which was good. We then went to the Stake Christmas devotional which was pretty boring but it was a nice way to end the evening. 

I hope all is well with everyone!

Elder Ashby

North Phoenix Zone

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 68

Hello everyone!

December 1
Today was a good relaxing Pday! We hung out with the Spanish Elders and did the usual ball! Shawbutte had lessons all night so we were pretty booked. One canceled, so we went to Kamana Wanas Hawaiian ice which was pretty good!

December 2
Today was a long but good day! We had transfers which was awesome! I didn't get the Companion I was expecting but I was still super happy! I am with Elder Balenacagi. Good luck pronouncing that!  Elder B is from Fiji and been out 14 months.  He is a really good guitar player and is a really chill guy. I am a stand alone Zone Leader with Elder Green as my fellow Zone Leader. We had dinner with the Adamson's which was good. We had a good coordination then visited the Donner's before grabbing all my stuff from Sister Simons house!

December 3
Today was interesting but good! We helped Jason Willet move a bunch of furniture out of his house. We had weekly planning where we finished our #PrayInvite Christmas style signs! We had dinner with the Marcotte's! We taught Jaun and then Leah to prepare her for her baptism on Saturday!

December 4
Today was Pretty good. We went to both District Meetings which were good. We had dinner with the Bowler family. Sister Dutey canceled. We taught Nick Bjelopetrovich and he is planning on being baptized on the 27th! We introduced Elder B to the Canova's to end the night. 

December 5
Today was awesome! We prepared the Church for Leah's baptism and the baptism itself was awesome! I was worried about the musical number but Elder B and I did well! Jason took us to lunch at Lenny's which was good! We helped Shawbutte move one of their members. We made some visits before having dinner dropped off by the Johnson's. We taught Makaila Chalihah and then taught Alice. We then went to the church with some of the Auxillaries and ward missionaries to open a fast for missionary work which was awesome! 

December 6
Today was very eventful. Leah's confirmation went well! We taught Shea Barazza and then Desiree! Desiree has now gone a month without smoking! We broke our fast with the Donner's which was really good! We watched the Christmas devotional at Bishop Stevens house with a lot of the YSA members. We then went with Braden to visit a coworker of his at hospital and we ended up giving her a priesthood blessing which was really cool! 

Hope you all have had a great week!

Love you all,
Elder Ashby

Musical Number by Elder B and myself...(this is a practice session)  Sorry it has to be in 3 separate videos.
Leah's Baptism

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Week 67

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

November 23
Today we had zone activity where we went to castles and coasters to mini golf. I thought the holes were pretty lame but it was still a good time. We made visits before FHE. We got volunteered to give the spiritual thought. We then met with brother Canova to discuss the flow chart that we have been trained on as well as the stake presidency concerning ward councils and coordination. 

November 24
Today was good. We did our weekly planning. We made visits before dinner with the Newell's. We taught Alice and Leah which went well. We then exchanged with North Mountain. I am in North mountain with a Elder Parker. 

November 25
Today was good. We did service for a part member family of theirs. We made visits until dinner with the Fishburns which was good. We made more visits before exchanging back. Looking forward to thanksgiving tomorrow!!!

November 26
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It was really nice to relax today! We had lunch with a member of the moon valley ward who had the elders from our district over. We then ate at the Villareals! We hung out with Elder Green and Cross watching church movies the rest of the night! 

November 27
Today was a really good day. We helped Shawbutte move one of their members beds before going to lunch with them. I was out of it for both district meetings. We shipped Elder Young's bike home. We had dinner with the Blacks and share #PrayInvite. We taught Sister Dutey's daughter who turned nine so she's a new investigator afterwards we helped move three of sister Dutey's big couches. We taught Nick who will turn nine pretty soon. We then taught Leah to prepare her for her baptismal interview tomorrow! Her baptism is set for Saturday Dec. 5th! We are going to the temple bright and early tomorrow!  

November 28
Today was a long day! It started at 4:30am so we could go to the endowment session. Brother Murray took us and the Spanish Elders! We got back and helped clean the church. We helped North Mountain with their Christmas brunch advertisement. We had Desiree but she rescheduled. We had Leah's baptismal interview which went really well! We had dinner with the Canova's. We shared #PrayInvite with the Twiggs. We taught Makaila Chalihah to end the night. 

November 29
Today was good. We didn't have any morning meetings which was nice to be able to study. We had Alice, Chance, Ashli, and Leah at church. We had dinner with the Roatches. We taught Shay which went really well then we visited the Donner's for Elder Young to say goodbye. Tomorrow will be weird saying goodbye to a Elder Young! 

November 30
Today was pretty good. It was weird saying goodbye to Elder Young. We worked on making our #PrayInvite signs Christmas themed! We had dinner with the Huff's. We went to FHE then taught the Lish family the Christmas message. We then went and got everything together to stay at Shawbutte!

Hope you all had a great week!!

Elder T. Ashby

Goodbye to Elder Young
District Meeting Fun

Music and Entertainment Video