Ashley's Mission

Ashley's Mission

Monday, September 26, 2016

Week 65-Putting on a Wedding

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

AAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW today I have no time!

Lunch with President was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! My chicken bacon wraps turned out great!! Elder and Sister S (the office missionaries) brought the most amazing dessert ever! I will get the recipe!!!!!!!!! 

This week I am putting on a WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAY! Our investigators (A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY) are going to get MARRIED!!!!!!!!! Josineide e Fabio! They have 3 HUGE rabbits that I tried to catch the other day! It didn't work out so well! (;

I have some amazing experiences this week with the Book of Mormon. He really is true and full of so much truth! I had so many prayers answered with his words. I have truly seen lives changed because of the Book of Mormon. If you want to grow close to your savior - open him up and discover what is inside!

We have been running like crazy! Traveling and teaching! LOVE it! And it has been a dream to work in the heat and then come home to AC!!! I feel like a queen! Our Bishop has been messing around about it all week! Oh speaking about the Bishop he is AMAZING! I love him and his family! This week was his birthday  so I made brownies! Got to love brownies! They turned out horrible but he loved them so I felt better! (even if he was lying- he loved the thought) ahhaha

Well gtg! LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Week 64-Learning to appreciate her mother ....hee hee

HEY FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry I won't be able to write much! We are traveling today|!
Some highlights of the week:
The sisters before us got robbed in our house. So president has been trying to find us a new house.This week Sister Chuc and I started to get scared that we would never move so we started to look for apartments in our area. And one day- i think it was Thursday- we started to get really worried and I saw a sign with a number that said RENT really big and I convinced Sister Chuc to call with brownies hehehe and we negotiated with him and long story short- we called presidente he went and visited and we got a NEW APARTMENT!!!! We moved that Friday! We got a steal!!!!! It is the nicest apartment in the mission! WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! hahaha
I have really grown my testimony about the home. A house clean and organized with a good flow can change everything. I LOVE OUR APARTMENT! I can breathe and sleep well. We have such an amazing spirit in that house|! We invited President and Sister DIas over tomorrow and I will make dinner for them and Elder and Sister S (the secretaries)!!!!! I am going to makes dads chicken and bacon wrap! SO excited!!!!!!

I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel amazing! And I have so much desire to clean my house everyday! Mom you would be proud! haha A mission truly prepares you for your future life and family!! haha (:

Love Sister Wheatley 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Week 63-Sister Training Leader

OI familia!

Hoje vou ser muito rápido! haha È muito mais fácil de escrever em portuguese do que inglês! haha Não vou escrever mais haha! 

This week was crazy!!!!!
I went out on 3 splits! I got to go back to my old area SANTA RITA! It was amazing to see all the members and remember all of the special experiences I had there!!! 
It was fun because I surprised a few members who were really special to me and we had some really special moments together! 

Mom had some questions. As a sister training leader- our responsibility changes a lot depending on the mission. Here I am the special help for the Zone leaders-know how their sisters (because they can´t go out on splits with them and they cant visit them or their areas) So thats my job. I am responsible for the spiritual and physical welfare of the sisters! 

We had the council meeting this week! I LOVE PRESIDENTE DIAS!!!!!!!! I left that meeting so spiritually uplifted and ready to work! And an Sister in my ward made all the food- it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she made my favorite Lemon Cake! I love her!!!! She is actually making us lunch today!!!!!! She is amazing! (She is the bishops wife and the mom to our ward mission leader! haha) 

Anybody have a good apple pie recipe???????????? An Sister in the ward really wants one!!! Or one really easy to make?? (She made me an apple crisp dessert with ice cream and I couldn't help but think about our family's reunions!) 

We are working hard and loving Tambau! There are a lot of apartment complexes here so we are working on ideas to get into the building and teach the people there!
We are teaching a ton of families but almost all of them need to get married. Very few people get married here. Because the marriage process costs a lot of money and people have lost the importance of it all; Are greatest difficulty is helping people see the importance of marriage and the family! We have some wedding planned for the end of the month! We are excited and I LOVE PLANNING! hahaha

Well I love you all so much! Know that GOD LIVES! He created his commandments to bring happiness and joy to our lives. THE COMMANDS ARE THE WAY WE GAIN BLESSINGS! You will be more free through obeying them than another way! 

Sister Wheatley 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Week 62-Hard time remembering English-gets to go back to Santa Rita-and First Mission Council

HI OI HOLA! Family e and FAMILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So it hit me Sunday that I am going to have serious problems coming home to the US-because I cant remember little phrases in English!!!!

We had two Americans visit our ward here and I tried to talk to them! It was ROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha I had to stop and regroup and think about everything little thing I was saying because I couldn't say one sentence without saying one or two words in Portuguese! hahahahaha

This week was crazy. haha 

The week started with everybody including me in our house - getting sick!! haha

But we all recovered quickly and we are all SUPER happy!  YES! haha

This week I went out on my first splits was really fun! I took out a Sister Klimes from Minnesota! She is amazing and super super sweet!!!! We had a good day!

This week I am traveling back to SANTA RITA!!!!!!!! I will get to visit my recent converts and the members! I am so excited! I will spend a few days there! With some amazing sisters (: 

This week- Is my first mission council. Its where all the leaders get together and talk about the mission and the missionaries with President!! (: I am so excited and a little nervous. It is tomorrow!!

Sorry I haven't sent pics recently the computers are a little scary here and I am scared to lose it all!! haha But I will send it soon! 

Love Sister Wheatley