Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 “Prayer, Obedience and Setting goals …Brings Blessings!”

Companion: Sister Kaila Coleman  
Hello Mickey! Didn't know you were a Twin's fan!

Hometown: Washington
Snail Mail:                                         
Minnesota Minneapolis Mission
5931 West 96th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438-1715


Dear Family & Friends,

First of all, a “BIG THANKS” again to everyone for the emails with well wishes on my HUMP DAY!!!

"Sister Coleman & Sweet Christy"

"Dinner @ Christy's with her family!!" 
Things are going so much better this week here in the Lake Nokomis Ward. The other day, Sister Coleman and I set personal, companion and area goals. Since then we have been trying super hard to achieve them. We have already seen blessings from setting goals. So you know that Monday is my normal day to write and have P-Day. This week we had a special P-Day on Wednesday. It was so much fun!! President Forbes took all of the missionaries including the Senior Missionaries to the Twins game! There were about 135 of us that were able to come to Minneapolis and go. We had a blast! I think the sisters set a record for most women in dresses at a baseball game in the middle of the summer! Lol… To top it off the Twins beat the Orioles 5-3. It was really fun. 

President Forbes counseled me to pray for specific things and to do the small and simple things; then I would see miracles. I tried it... and it WORKED! I had a lot of faith in the words that he shared with me. Sister Coleman and I are finally seeing things turn around here! I felt like we got a little lazy at the beginning of this transfer. There was no excuse for it. I am so grateful for Christ's never-failing atonement. I know that I have seen a huge change in myself, my companion, and my area this past week as I have strived to be exactly obedient.

This week I have been praying that we would find some new people to teach the gospel to. I specifically prayed one day that someone who was prepared would come up to us.  I thought that was kind of silly for me to say, but the Spirit prompted me to say it. Yesterday at church as we were greeting folks, a woman ran up to us saying "Sisters, there is a woman here who wants to meet you and she is an investigator!" We were so thrilled! We ran right over to meet this young woman. It turns out that she just moved here to Minnesota from Arizona to change her life. She was meeting with some missionaries down in AZ and couldn't wait to find a chapel here in Minneapolis! She explained to us how much she loved the LDS church and the feeling she gets whenever she is at church or with the missionaries! It was amazing to talk to her about the sacrament. She feels the Spirit so strongly when she partakes of the sacrament and wants to receive all the blessings that she can from that. She loves the Book of Mormon! I have never met an investigator who loves it this much! She said that she was being friendly to people downtown and they just gave her nasty looks. She pulled out her Book of Mormon and started reading in Jacob. When she did, she felt comforted. Then she noticed that she also had compassion for the people being rude. I can honestly say that this young woman is truly an answer to my prayers. I know the Lord has prepared her and lead her to us. I am so excited to see the light in her eyes grow even more as she continues her journey with Jesus Christ.

I hope all is well with you!

Sister Ashlee Young

Twin's Ballpark July 8, 2015
Twins vs. Orioles
Twins Win! 5-3

NOT the actual game ball.......

                                   Hunt, Young and Coleman......sounds like Dad, Bryan
                                                                   and a camp out!
Elder Lowe

Elder Ford is awesome! 

I love my area!

That's one huge mitt!

My buddy, Hermana Hiatt at the game 

Fish face Friday

"It's a high fly ball Charlie Brown!"

Note: It is not a "highlight" to highlight your tongue..... 

The MMM takes the Twins by storm........
135 Elders and Sisters!

My District

It works for Linus.....

Trade offs on the in the sun

President and Sister Forbes rocking our summer taking us all
to the ballpark! I love them! They are the best!
Sister Forbes, is "adorbs"!

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