Ashley's Mission

Ashley's Mission

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week 76-Gave her last testimony in Sacrament

This week will be short because I am resolving all my stuff for my trip home!!!!  
Next week I will send my last email as a Sister. AS a missionary. That is very hard to say or describe.
I gave my last testimony in sacrament meeting. Everybody was crying with me. hahaha All of the young women had fun taking pictures with me afterwards.
THIS WEEK- Our beatuiful investigator will get married and FRIDAY she will be baptized. What a wonderful way to end a mission ???? hahaha I am so thankful for all of the experiences God has given me. I truly have seen miracles and seen lives blessed and changed because of the gospel!!!!
I am coming home- to the place where I belong. But the mission, the experience, and my Savior have changed me. I am a new Sister Wheatley. I love my Savior and will serve him the rest of my life.
Until next week!!!! When I will see all your bright shinning faces!!!!!!!!!!!  TE AMO!!! 

Sister Wheatley

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Week 75-Mission Council in Joao Pessoa -saying her last goodbyes to some of her fellow missionaries

OI FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!!! E AMIGOS!!!!!!!!

Well I only have 17 days left and my zone leader will go home the same day and he doesn't stop reminding me! hahahah (He is awesome- I like him a lot) haha

Wow. This week was crazy and I am going to have another crazy week!!! I will be traveling to Joao Pessoa for the mission council - it will be the last time I see a lot of my fellow missionaries. That makes me really sad but I know I will see them again! haha 

We are working hard and seeing lots of miracles in the area and with the sisters!!! I love each one of them. The Lord has truly blessed me with an amazing comp and my daughter! I love living with them! They are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so blessed. The ward is amazing too!

A young man in our ward got his mission call to Georgia!!! I am so so so excited for him! We talk all about the south and it makes me a little homesick and scared!!!! I tried to talk English with him and it didn't work out so well!!!! hahaha I couldn't remember the word SPRING hahaha It will be an interesting transition!!! LOVE U ALL!
OH funny story- I got into a flour fight with the sisters in our house it was amazing!!!! I will send pics! haha

Sending all my love!

Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week 74-Got to meet Elder and Sister Renlund - Only 18 days left! 2 1/2 weeks!

HEY FAMILIA E AMIGOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY TRAVEL PLAN HAS COME! 3 more weeks! I can not believe it!!!! There is a lot of mixed feelings. But I am still out working hard everyday and seeing lots of miracles.
This week I has the special opportunity to meet an Apostle.
Wow! Talk about one amazing experience. I got to sit in a small chapel with 140 missionaries up close and hear him speak to us. We also had the privilege to have 2 of the 70 visit us as well. One spoke in the last conference. Elder Basset. (he is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Elder Renlund- asked to shake the hand of each missionary. He wanted to meet each one of us. When it came my turn- I felt my soul jump for joy. I was so overwhelmed by the spirit that I started to cry (got that one from my mom (; hahaha) He asked me where I was from and what city. I never thought it would be so hard to respond that question in English hahaha. Sister Renlund noticed and gave me a big hug. Wow. She had an extremely strong spirit too!!!!!!

I had been praying to know what God wanted me to know before I left. And I received that answer!

Elder Renlund when he spoke- he said that an apostle means that he is one who is sent and he was sent to send 3 messages for us.
1. He said that from the Quorum of the Twelve, the Prophet, and from Christ himself- He said Thank you.
2. He said that we have a right and an obligation to know why we were called to serve in Joao Pessoa. And that we where called of God to be here at the time we were called.
3. That our President and his wife were called of God and they love us.
I felt the spirit so strong when he spoke the 1st point. I never have felt my Savior so near. Truly was a miraculous day!!! 

Love all of you-
Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week 73-The gift of free agency.....24 days left!!!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! 30 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!
I can not believe it. hahahahahha
I am excited. Nervous. Sad. Happy. Tired. Full of energy. And almost any other kind of emotion.
Wow. Time flew by. It's flying by. Life is short. A mission is EXTREMELY SHORT! haha
This week I learned a lot about our agency to chose. We have been teaching a preparing a beautiful, strong young women to be baptized. She has been going to church for 5 almost 6 months. She is amazing and ready!!!! But for months her parents would not and did not allow her to be baptized. We had been praying and fasting for a miracle. And Saturday we arrived at her house in the right moment. She had been praying to know what to do and we arrived. And we had one of the most spiritual experiences of my mission. We taught the whole family and they agreed to let her be baptized. Sunday came and we waited and waited but she never came. And the end of church she came in and told us that she needed and wanted more time. That she did not want to be baptized. My heart sank. I have never felt sadness like I did yesterday. We talked and I realized that I had done all I could do . It was now her choice. I love this girl so much. But just like our Heavenly Father he will never force us to do whats right or whats wrong. I understand the sadness that God feels when we make mistakes. He loves us so much that he lets us chose.
I am so grateful for his love. I know that he will always want the best for his children. It is up to us to follow or not follow!
Love you all!!! Keep up the good fight!! And chose the right!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Week 72-Feeling Better! Loving her new area!

Oi familia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom - I am so sorry but this week will be super short!!!!

I love you guys so much!!! This week was crazy!!!!!! We were super super super lost! But we are all good now! hahaha

I have gotten a lot better! I am almost 100% recovered!!! WHOO-WHOOT!!!!

This week we have been working hard and we are planning a wedding! How exciting!!!!! haha We had the mission conselho! It was amazing! We are counting down the days for the Apostol! haha I am so excited!!!!!! 

Love Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week 71- 6 WEEKS LEFT New Area Malvinas-Campina Grande New Companion Sister Soares from Macio-Brazil-Elder Renlund is coming to their mission to visit!

OI MINHA FAMILIA E AMIGOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Translation! haha 


I am starting the end of my mission! I am still the sister training leader but I am taking care of all the sisters on the other side of the mission! I am so so so excited! I will be living with Sister Goodwin (my daughter) I am super excited!!! A new area- new city- President is trying to kill me hahaaha I am so so so happy and loving it all!!!!

I took a two hour bus to get to my area today and I will need to go back to Joao Pessoa on Wed. to go to the mission council meeting!!! I will be traveling a ton this TRANSFER! It was really cool- we arrived in the new city and there had a ton of missionaries waiting for us!!!! They were amazing! Took care of all of my bags and paid for my taxi! I was SUPER impressed!!!! 

oh and I am opening an area!!!!!!! haha Thats means that me and my comp will be lost until we figure out where things are and what we will be doing! haha We are completely lost! It took us 2 hours to find computers to send emails! hahahaa This will be crazy!!! haha

Also on NOV 15 - A APOSTOLO (apostle) WILL VISIT MY MISSION! ELDER RENLUND!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED! He will be here for one day- and he is coming to visit the missionaries!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!! 

God answers our prayers. He knows what we need. 

This week I made to a specialist and they discovered what was wrong. I am having problems with my jaw again and I got the flu and because of a huge mixture of things- My hear had air trapped and got inflammed. BUT I AM SO MUCH BETTER NOW! I feel great- I am taking a TON of medicine but it is helping a lot! I am not going to die that easy! ( we mess around on the mission- that when you finish your mission you die. ahha and your last comp is who killed ya. hahaha SIster Soares is SUPER excited to kill me! She says!!! I love her to death! I have already have a few division with her. We are going to be great together!!!

This week. I finished the Book of Mormon in Portuguese.

I decided to devote my whole mission to reading and studying the book of Mormon in Portuguese! I read 30 min everyday. Somedays I read 5-6 chapters others I read 1 or 2 verses. I studied and devoted time to every word. every word. And you know what I AM GOING TO READ IT AGAIN!!!!

I love that book!!!! 

If you want to know your Savior and know the church is true- READ AND STUDY THE BOOK OF MORMON. 

Its that simple. 

I love my Savior! I am so grateful for him and all that he has done for me. He has given me all the instructions I need to be happy. I just have to look!
I just have to read (:

If you are praying and reading continually. You will never be lost. That is a promise. 

I love you all so much!!!!!!! Thank you for all your love and support!!!! THANK YOU!!! LOVE YOU GUYS! KEEP STRONG AND FOLLOW HIM!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Week 70-Still sick! Zone Conference and Birthday!

Oi Familia!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I am so sorry to be quick again! I am crazy as normal! hahaha

This week was a different kind of week!!!! I am doing better. I will be going to a new doctor on Thursday- pray that will will figure out what is going on!!! haha It will all work out! 

This week we had a  ZONE CONFERENCE! And my birthday! I was amazing! The elders in my zone created the biggest happy birthday dance-song -cheer I have ever seen! In front of the whole mission! hahahaha They are crazy! haha I turned hundred shades of red but it was super fun!!!! President also gave me a present. It was super sweet!!!! And I got to see all of my friends! It was truly a special birthday! Oh and I can not forget that my amazing comp and roommates took me out to sushi!!!! It was SUPER SUPER YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

This week FABIO got the priesthood and pasted the sacrament!!!!!!!!! It was super special for me!!!! Josineide and Fabio are going strong and truly a special family!!!!

Remember that God helps all those who keep his commandments. I love serving a mission!!!!!!!! I see Gods hand in everything- everyday!!!!!!!

Thank you for all your prayers, love, and support!!!!!!!!! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!

Sister Wheatley