Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015 “Miracles, Birthday…THANK YOU TO ALL!!!”

Area: Anoka Minnesota
Companion: Sister Macey Jolley
Hometown: Alpine, Utah
Snail Mail:                                         
Minnesota Minneapolis Mission
5931 West 96th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438-1715


Hey guys!

First off I want to THANK YOU ALL for the birthday wishes! You
made my day so special, I was swamped with email birthday wishes!! I appreciate all of the support that ya'll show me all the way across the country!
So, this week was so full of miracles! So the past few weeks Sister Jolley and I have
driven by a road and we kept feeling like we should tract on it, and last week finally we were like okay why don't we just tract it right now! So, that's what we did. We walked up to the first door I knocked and this lady came and was like "Hi!" and we did our missionary thing,
and she was like ladies I love God! Come back later, I have to run, so we told her we would come back Friday.
So Friday rolled around and we went back to see Beth, she had forgotten about our appointment and was super busy but she said, we could chat for a few minutes in the back.
She was telling us about how she grew up Catholic and has recently left the church because she feels that it is becoming corrupt. She then shared with us her old fashioned morals; little did she know it is exactly what we believe! Marriage, modesty, forever families, etc.

So, we decided to give her a “For the Strength of YOUth!” We texted her this past Tuesday night to set up a time to come back and she texted us back that God was so good because she was just reading the FSOY when we texted! She is so amazing she basically bore her testimony via text to us!
So Friday rolled around and we went to her house to have a lesson. We talked about EVERYTHING in the gospel, and she was agreeing with all of it! We all felt that we knew each other in the pre-existence and the spirit was so strong! She knew that everything
was true! We then started talking about the Restoration. The spirit was so tangible. We invited her to pray to know if Joseph Smith is a true prophet and she said she was praying about it while we were speaking and she knew that it was true!
What the flip!?! Seriously someone pinch me!!!!
So then we invited her to be baptized and she said, how fast can I be baptized? She told us to teach her everything in one week! What in the world?!? Is this for real?? This kind of stuff doesn't even happen in the district! So Sister Jolley and I are so stokes! We are so thrilled! October 10th, is the lucky day!
We met with Yammah and Gladys this week. We really had a great lesson about baptism……again! Lol!  Yammah is ready to be baptized.  Gladys is still gaining an understanding and a desire, but she does want to. Originally we had a date set for September 26th, but we changed it to the 10th of October to give them the time they need to both be comfortable and prepared. We prayed about it, and it felt so much better! We are super stoked for them!
Great news! Transfer time is here and Sister Jolley and I are staying put in Anoka!!  Sister Hunt is being transferred to our Zone, so I will get to see her some of the time too!! I am so happy! Elder Anderton our district leader was transferred. He was made a Zone Leader in Minneapolis. So that is cool. Our District is definitely hurting with him leaving. He was a great District Leader!  We will both miss him so much.
All good stuff happening!
I had a good birthday, a little bit of a crazy day. And we are celebrating more today! Sister Jolley is a great companion! I am so blessed to be with her! She is great!
Again a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for the birthday greetings!!
Got to go…..
Love you to the Moonisota and back!!!!

Sister Ashlee Young

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