Friday, May 27, 2016

Week 92

May 16
Today was pretty awesome! Basketball was a lot of fun! We had to reschedule with Rachael. We went to FHE then we went and made visits the rest of the evening. 

May 17
Today we went and got an appraisal for the car and then picked up supplies. We made some visits before having dinner with the McClellan's. We went to the relief society presidency meeting and then coordination. We made visits the rest of the night. 

May 18
Today I was with Elder Hulett in their area. We had a really good day. The afternoon we had coordination with their Ward mission leader and then it was full of visits. After dinner we had a lesson fall through and then met with a family that has the husband excommunicated and it was a super spiritual lesson and they are now going to work their way towards being sealed. We had coordination with all their ward missionaries before exchanging back. Elder Melsen and Glanzer had a really successful day in our are as well! 

May 19
Today was good. After weekly planning the Le's dropped off dinner. We made a couple visits before going out to visit the Bones and then the Workman's with Brother Selin. 

May 20
Today was a struggle. I was sick all day so going out and working was a grind but it was a good day nonetheless. District meeting went well. We made visits including sharing a message with Brother Danielson. We had dinner with the Bierman's who re really cool. We followed up with the Kelly's. We made some more visits to end the night. 

May 21
Today was good. Jesus rescheduled on us. We made visits all afternoon until our lesson with the Ortega's which went super well! We had dinner with the Hadley's. We made a couple visits before meeting with Bishop Alkema who is the man!!!

May 22
Today was good. We went to the Bierman's to meet with the priest presidency. We had church which was good. Nick VanAlstine came! After dinner at the apartment we made some visits. We shared a message with the Watson family then finished the night with more visits. 

May 23
Today was good. Our lesson with Jesus fell through. We plugged in our indicators for the zone into the computer. We had a lesson with some other Elders and Alondra who will be moving into our ward before her baptism. We helped our YSA ward set up for their picnic activity then ate there made some visits and came back to tear it down. 

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Ashby

Week 91

May 9
Today was really good. We played a lot of basketball for pday. FHE was good. Larry cancelled so we made a couple visits. 

May 10
This afternoon we helped out at Eve's place. We had dinner with Haleigh and she let her uncle who is a cop taze her which was pretty awesome haha! We shared our initiative with the Biorns and then met with Larry to end the night. 

May 11
Today I was on exchanges with Elder Gonzales in his area. We mowed some ladies lawn. We taught one of their investigators. We had dinner at a good Mexican restaurant. We went to their coordination meeting then a made a couple visits before exchanging back. 

May 12
Today was good. We did weekly planning. We had dinner with Tyler and Emerson Smith who then went with us to our lesson with Ashley. We made some visits before our lesson with Brother and Sister Mcclellan family to end the night. 

May 13
Today was good. We went to two of the district meetings. We had dinner with Ariana Jackson and Seth which was some good gumbo! We made visits all night. 

May 14
Today was interesting. We had a meeting with Brother Muller the High councilor over missionary work in preparation for stake coordination tomorrow. We met with Sister Wentworth. We made visits all afternoon and had an early dinner. On our way to our lesson we got rear ended so we had to take about an hour getting that sorted out. We made visits the rest of the night. 

May 15
Today was crazy but good. We had church as usual. We had stake coordination with Peoria North afterwards. We had dinner with the Sharpe's which was good. We had our lesson with Jaclyn fall through and then we went to the cottage meeting at president Williams house to end the night. 

Love you all,
Elder Ashby

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 90

May 2
Today was really good. We played a lot of Basketball which was really fun but made me really sore. We had a new member lesson with Rachael. We went to FHE. We then went and visited the Weiss family and a couple more people to end the night. 

May 3
Today was good. MLC was really good. We had dinner at the apartment. We went out to coordination and splits. I went and visited the Hall's and made a couple more drop in visits to end the night. 

May 4
Today was good. Zone conference was good but a lot of the same info as yesterday. We got back and had dinner with the Hunsakers. We had a couple lessons fall through but we got to teach Larry which went well. We made a couple visits to end the night. 

May 5
Today was good. We had our weekly planning. We had dinner with the Workman's who are cool. We made visits until splits. I taught the Hunters then we came back together and we taught the Kelly's to end the night. 

May 6
Today was good. We went to the temple and had a good session. We went to Barros with our member for lunch. We made visits before dinner with the Moore's which was interesting. We had our lesson with Gorge cancel so we made visits all night. 

May 7
Today was really good. I was on exchanges with Elder Waters who was a lot of fun. We helped some Elders with a service project for their member. We made visits all night. After dinner their ward was having a party so we went and helped set up and made visits the rest of the night. 

May 8
Happy Mothers Day!!! Today was good. After church the Skype call was awesome really weird that it's the last one. We had dinner at the house. We went out and made visits the rest of the night. 

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Ashby

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 89

April 25
Today was really good. We had zone activity. We played Volleyball and Basketball. We taught Rachael a new member lesson and then we went to share the ward mission plan with the Carson's who are really cool as well. 

April 26
Today was good. We did some weekly planning. We had a Webex meeting. We had interviews which went really well. We had dinner at the apartment. We had coordination and then splits where I shared the ward mission plan with the Hadley's. We then exchanges with the Assistants. 

April 27
Today was stressful and good. I was in Glendale with Elder Byington. We had a busy day full of teaching. Elder Byington is really cool. Nice to head back to the area tonight though. 

April 28
Today was pretty stressful and disappointing. Elder Holland's flight was delayed so he didn't end up coming to the mission meeting which was a big bummer. President Lynn G. Robins was really good though. We had dinner at Red Lobster with a YSA member. We taught Ariana a new member lessons to answer all her questions from the Book of Mormon to end the night. 

April 29
We met with Sister Wentworth. We did weekly planning. We had dinner with Julio Denoso. We made visits all night. 

April 30
We worked on our title of Liberty for the zone. We visited the Copes. We made some visits before having dinner with the Young's. We made visits the rest of the night. 

May 1
Today was good. We had dinner at the Starchman's with the Garbetts who signed up but were invited to a birthday party haha! We made visits all night. 

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Ashby

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week 88

April 18
Today was really good. We played a lot of ball! We also got the news that Elder Holland is coming to the mission on the 28th!!! So stoked for that! We taught Racheal a new member lesson. We went to FHE then made some visits to end the night. 

April 19
Today was really good. Our lesson cancelled. We served at Eve's Treasures which was good. We had dinner at the apartment. We had coordination and Splits where we shared #inspireinviteexcite to end the night. 

April 20
Today was good. We did our weekly planning. We helped Julio Donoso clean out his pool. We had dinner with the Alexander's. We made visits all night. Including following a cat!

April 20
Today our morning and afternoon was filled with project connect which was interesting but fun. We had dinner with the McClellan's. We made visits all night. 

April 21
Today we participated in the service project Project connect which was fun. We had dinner with the McClellan's. Then we made visits all night. 

April 22
We had district meeting. We met with Sister Wentworth. We had dinner dropped off by the Hicks. We made visits before sharing a message with the Stauffer's. 

April 23 
Today we cleaned up the riverbed as a zone. We worked on our signs for the initiative. We had dinner at the apartment then made some visits to end the night. 

April 24
Today was good. My talk went well. We went to mission prep after church. We had dinner with Julio and his family which was good. We made some visits to end the night. 

Love,
Elder Ashby

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