Ashley's Mission

Ashley's Mission

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Week 61-Loving her new area, her companion, and all the sisters they are over-got her official release date December 14.....

OI FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE TAMBAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This area is amazing! But man was this week crazy. I do not have much time so I will just list some of the crazy things and blessings that happened this week!

1. I saw two alligators. That live under a bridge we have to cross everyday!
2. Almost stepped on a SNAKE!!!
3. A baby lizard is living in our house and we cant get him to leave.( he LOVES MY SUITCASE) His name is Fred. 
4. We got lost almost every single day trying to find the member's houses. They all live in HUGE SKYSCRAPER apartments. One day we got lost for 2 hours finally found the house because the member went looking for us ITS WAS A MIRACLE! ( I should tell you that the sisters before us left us without credit (in the phone) so we couldn't call anybody) Hahaha
6. The sister in the other dupla- got an bacterial infection in her foot! She can't even walk!
7. Sister Chuc and I went on a tour on downtown Joao Pessoa today! WAS BEAUTIFUL!
10. A MEMBER OF THE WARD- JUST got back from a trip in NORTH CAROLINA! They visited a family in HARRISBURG!!!!!!! They showed me a ton of pictures of the Central Stake Center, the air and space museum, and the boardwalk! IT WAS SO WEIRD! They are amazing! Hey family... Wheatleys in the Charlotte Central Stake- do you guys know a Brazilian family that has a 9 year old son????
9. We have started to teach the most amazing people!!!! We meet a woman this week who is amazing!!!! She came to church and just loved it! She is AMAZING and we are starting to teach her whole family this week! We are so exicted!
11. The members are just the sweetest most amazing people!!! .. THEY WON'T STOP GIVING ME FOOD! haha thats a good thing; I am going to gain weight here. That'ss a fact. The food and the people are amazing!
12. I HAVE THE GREATEST COMP EVER!!!!!!!!!!! SISTER CHUC AND I ... to not stop laughing all day!!!!


Sister Wheatley   

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Week 60-Transfered to Tambau-new companion Sister Chuc- they are now sister training leaders

OI FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today was transfers! SO I wont be able to write a lot!!!!!!!!!!! KNOW I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

I HAVE BEEN SENT TO TAMBAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I´ve gone rich ya´ll!!!!! hahaha I am on the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (: There are members who live on the beach................ I will get to eat on the beach!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha

My new COMP IS AMAZING!!!!!!! WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER MY WHOLE MISSION! My first split was with her! (when I spoke nothing in Portuguese! hahaha)

SISTER CHUC of Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have been called to be the sister training leaders! I am very nervous but am very excited for this oportunidade to serve! I love my sisters already!!! I will have a wonderful chance to work with all of them and closer with Presidente Dias!!!

Welll I have to go! MEET MY NEW WARD! It was very hard for me to leave my last area and my comps! I made some friendships there that will last my whole life!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never felt so at home in all of my mission! I will miss my Brazilian parents and my family! But I am excited to make my new home here in Tambau!!!!!!!!!!

Love Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Week 58-Do I have any stories about how the gospel changed people's lives?

HI FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OI!!!! 

I got a really great question today. (Do I have any stories about how the gospel changed people's lives?)

I love that question. The answer is I have millions!!!!!!! I have seen soooooo many lives blessed and changed because of the gospel if they accepted it or not. I have seen people with no hope-now have more hope than a child! I have seen people cry until the tears could not fall anymore - smile until their faces hurt. I have seen the gospel move families, friendships, homes, wards, and even groups of school kids! I have seen the gospel take a drunk off the street and bring him eternal happiness with his family. I have seen the gospel bring answered questions to man, women, teens, and children who were lost. I have seen the miracle of the atonement working in all of us. 
The gospel really does change lives. I love my Savior so much! I know without a doubt that he lives and there is only one way to find true happiness. I know it because I have seen it.

But you wanna know the greatest thing. I have seen the gospel change many lives but I have also seen the effect that it has had in my own life. The gospel has changed my life. I am happy. I am truly happy. 

The greatest story I have is mine. The gospel of my Lord and Christ moved my life. 

I only want to serve my God. And I will for the rest of my life. It doesn't mean the journey will be easy its actually means the contrary, but its the only thing I want to do. I love it!!!!  

I love you! 

Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Week 57-Ward Activity



I am enjoying the last few weeks of winter and what is called cold here. hehehe

Its really rainy the last few weeks. Thats been fun hahahaha!!!! I have broken two umbrellas- the wind is really strong! 

We are working really hard to find people to teach and this week we put together a ward activity where 59 PEOPLE WENT AND 12 INVESTIGATORS! It was a huge success; the biggest missionary activity that I have seen here had about 30-35 people. We blew out the record!! We did crazy unity activities and ate ice cream!!!!!! It was so much fun! But my voice was dead afterwards because I was yelling so much to organize everybody! haha BUT IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

We are having a p-day da zona! I am going to teach all the missionaries how to make brownies and s´mores (on the stove) haha. Everybody is really excited!!! Hope it goes well fingers crossed. (:

I have been studying a ton about Cristo. (christ)  And about his expiação (atonement). I LOVE MY SAVIOR HE IS EVERYTHING TO ME!!! He didn't just suffer for our sins but he also suffered for our pains our sadness and our trials. I love him so much and the more I study the more thankful and grateful I am for him and all he has done for me!

I love you all so much! Continue working hard, playing hard, and serving God!!! If you put him first you will always find true happiness!!!!!!! 

Love Sister Wheatley