Area: Anoka Minnesota
Companion: Sister Macey Jolley
Hometown: Alpine, Utah
Minnesota Minneapolis Mission
5931 West 96th Street
Bloomington, MN 55438-1715
Recent pictures on: sisterashleeyoung.blogspot.com
September 28, 2015
“NEVER STOP INVITING THEM!!!!!!!!”
This week has been full of miracles! Tuesday we had Mission Conference with Elder James Martino of the 70. It was so amazing to be around him and to feel of his spirit. He talked to us a TON about member missionary work! He taught us that we should not be an irritant, but that we can always show love to those around us and NEVER STOP INVITING THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Martino told us he finally was baptized because a friend continued to show his love to his family even when they turned down his invitation time and time again. This faithful friend did not give up and he did not stop inviting them to things for many years. Eventually, the invitation was accepted! You never know how far a simple invitation made with love will take someone.
I don't know if I told you about Yammah and Gladys. They are doing so well! They love learning. We really want to get them into a member’s home with the Spirit! They are progressing towards their baptismal date in October!
Beth oh my, we didn't see or hear from her at all last week. We finally got ahold of her! She has been going through some hard times but still wants to be baptized! We were able to teach her almost everything! She is a sponge just soaking it all in! We taught her the word of wisdom while she was drinking a cup of coffee. We told her and she gave us the rest of her coffee storage! What?!? So cool! She is truly a miracle!! She is so prepared and is so willing to listen to Heavenly Father! So, now we have a container of coffee hahaha!
Wednesday we had a District Meeting with the Elders. All 6 of us had a neat experience because that night we all felt like we needed and we each received priesthood blessings. It was such a strong spiritual experience. Elder Dygert had his surgery on his collar bone. He is so happy to have it finally fixed!
Pat and Sister B. are doing great! Pat decided to stop smoking! We are so proud of her! The Elders gave her a blessing to help her. It's so great!
Yesterday was the Ward Primary program. The Spirit is so strong with those kids!
Love you to the Moonisota and back!!!!
Sister Ashlee Young