Sister Ashley Wilson

Nebraska Omaha Mission

11027 Martha St

Omaha, NE 68144

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey Family!!! How was all ya's week this week? I hope super good! I heard about the whole "ebola" world wide epidemic deal.....scary!!! Well...this week was a really good week!! Lots happened:) Soooo first off we went on exchanges so i went down to Kearney and we saw TONS of miralces. Handed out 2 BOMs and they were both SOO prepared and solid! It was awesome!! Then we had the AP's come and give an awesome training on handing out BOMS. so our mission is havin a huge focus on handin out more BOMS and man have we seen miracles bcause of that! Ill tell ya 2 quick stories about it! So one night it was 8:40 at night and we still hadnt handed one we were stoppin and askin anyone we one would take one! Everyone was rejectin us! it was cold and dark and late and we were in a sketchy part of town so we decided we should leave...we were gettin in the car and I saw this guy comin out from under the bridge smokin and lookin all gangsta like. haha me and my comp looked at eachother got outta the car and went up and talked to him. He ended up takin the BOM and thankin God for sendin angels to him tonight. He was super low and losin all hope and this proved to him that God heard and answered his prayers. It was soo cool:) another one was well...embarassing. but hey whatever works right??? so it was 8:50 saturday night and we were real low on gas so we went to the gas station to get some. it was real cold so i was dancin around tryin to keep warm.....then well naturally it turned into a dance off between me and my comp. We thought we were the only ones at the gas station!!! its a small town...NO ONE WAS THERE. buttttttt this family had apparently drivin up and were stoppin and watchin us...laughin their heads off. soo we ended up talkin to em and after we all laughed we were able to share a message with them and they took a BOM and gave us their number!!!! It was awesome:) haha ummmm some other great things that have happened was we got to go to one of our peoples weddings! it was sooo cute:) we talked to a ton of people there:) ummmm oh we got to butcher another deer! this time practically all by ourselves!!!!:) but...we got deer ticks again!:( Then....oh heres another embarasing thing that i lost my ring at one of our Less Actives house and was on the ground lookin for it, so I lifted up this cute lil blanket to check under there and the blanket hit the fan, flew across the room, landed in the candle and sparked up. haha luckily they are super chill and we all laughed about it forever....but the little girl was sad so Im buyin her a new blanket today....haha. OH Good news though.....i found the ring. So no worries there folks.
Ok sorry enough about all that!!!...haha sooooooooooooo this week we been seein a lot of people who are just strugglin. Trials and hard things are goin on everyones lives. Every person has some sort of struggle their dealin with right? Its cool cuz they have us over and talk with us and love learning because they feel peace and hope while we are there. It made me think that everyone really is just lookin for one thing in life....peace. peace and happiness. They go hand in hand really. They just wanna be ok, even when life is throwin all sorts of curve balls their way. Richard G Scott in conference talked a lot about how to get this peace. He said that we all have to experience turmoil to feel peace, sadness and pain to feel happiness and comfort. Our whole purpose of life is to be tried and tested, pulled and stretched. During all this we MUST take time to exercise our Faith. Thats the only way we can get through it. Heavenly Father has given us tools to help us. If these 4 tools become habits...then that is where we will find what we ultimately want and need through our trials and struggles...peace. The first is prayer. We just need to tell him everything!!! Every little detail, lay it all down on Him. I promise you that you will feel peace. Peace that will help you manage challenges you are given. Because through prayer you will gain an eternal perspective. Prayer literally gives you power. Strength to overcome. 2. Study scriptures. peace will prevail if you just take the time to study them. 3. Family home evening. Never let anything become more important than time with your family. These tools take away stresss and add proection. 4. Go to the temple! Dont let anything prevent you from bein there. All these tools help us better understand the Atonement. The Atonement is where peace comes from. I really beleive that if we use these 4 tools that Richard G scott told us about that it showes we are actively respondeing to Christ's invitation to "come unto Him". Satan will try harder to prevent you from doin these things...but as you do these tools...Satans ability will weaken and you will overcome anything placed in front of you:) I really believe we just needa go out there. Work our hardest. Never give up. God is working for you and with you and everything is working together for your good:) that i the name of Jesus Christ amen:) I love you guys! have a great week!!!!!! Love, Sister Wilson

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