Montana Billings Mission
1848 Rimrock Rd
Billings, MT 59102

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Window Washing

This has been a really good week. I was so glad that Elder Burrows was able to stay with us for a week. Elder Burrows left us Friday morning. We did a lot of new things that I have never done before. One day we decided to do some service so we got some Windex and paper towels and went along main street washing store's windows. We also approached several people parked in the parking lot and offered to wash their car windows. I have to admit it was kinda weird and awkward at first but it became fun and a great opportunity to share our message and who we were. Surprisingly enough a lot of the people we approached were less actives. Elder Burrows approached one lady in her car parked and she waved him off because she was on the phone. Elder Burrows still went up and talked to her and she reluctantly let us wash her truck windows. Afterward we got to talking and I found out she is a less active and is from Clovis! She said she knew the Van Wagenens, Dockstaders, and others. She said she grew up around them, I think she said she grew up with Bro. Dockstader who is in the Stake Presidency.  Anyway, she lives in our area so we need to drop by and see her. Her name is Marilyn. Another thing I did the first time with Elder Burrows was calling people out of the phone book. We actually had some good conversation on the phone, but received no potentials out of it. The first call Elder Burrows made was with a pentecostal pastor. That was pretty funny because he sounded very promising at first but then he wasn't interested, but he was nice though.

So we finally got a hold of one of our referrals, Neeka, from what I heard her daughter Shawnee bore her testimony in church one day and said she wanted to be baptized, she is 10. So we saw Neeka on Thursday and taught her the Restoration and invited her to Baptism and she accepted. So we are working with her and her daughter. The Strangs are the best family ever. Sis. Strang is the one who referred Neeka to us and she was there in the lesson.

We tried to see a former investigator and she was excited to meet with us but she said to come by during the summer when she isn't busy. So hopefully that works out. I don't think her husband is too thrilled about the idea of us coming over to teach her though.

So I pretty much celebrated my Birthday on the 18th instead of the 19th and we ate at the Strangs. Sis. Strang made me a German Chocolate Cake and we had hamburgers. Anyway, that was a great day.

We had Stake Conference Saturday and Sunday. It was really good. We had three members of the seventy there. The Former Stake President has just been made a Seventy so Kalispell got a new stake presidency. It was really good.

This Tuesday we are going to Missoula to have Zone Conference with the Kalispell and Missoula Zone. Can't wait!

Well, that is about it, so hope you have a great week. Love Ya!

Elder Ashcroft

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