Montana Billings Mission
1848 Rimrock Rd
Billings, MT 59102

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rough Week


So a lot of things have been happening this week and a lot of struggles. One thing is, I lost my wallet on Tuesday and have not been able to find it. I have been praying and fasting to find it, but haven't been able to find it yet. I also lost my oil vial which I'm disappointed in, I feel lost with out my oil vial as I have many opportunities to give blessings.

This week as also been very slow and we haven't done a whole lot of work. We did however have a baptism on Saturday and confirmation Sunday. That was really neat to be a part of. Also, Chris who was baptized the week before and got ordained the Aaronic priesthood was able to go to the Temple Saturday for baptisms for the dead. So that is pretty much the highlight of the week.

So I just got off the phone with President Mecham and I will most likely be leaving Thermopolis and be going to Powell and be with the Zone Leaders there in the Wyoming North Zone. So it will most likely happen this week. I am not sure how I feel about this yet, not quite sure who the Zone Leaders are up there and who would be my companions yet. I am on my way to my 13th area and my 25th and 26th companion. Super Crazy!

Anyway, that is my week, hope yours turned out better than mine!

Elder Ashcroft

Well, just got a call and I am expected to pack up my stuff today and to leave for Powell, WY and leaving Thermopolis. I'm quite surprised! Was definitely not expecting this. Hope all goes well.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Transfer News

Well, we received transfer call Sunday and found out I will be staying here in Thermopolis with Elder Anthony and Elder Anglin still. So I am super happy about that. Elder Anthony and Elder Croteau are still our Zone Leaders. So Elder Croteau is still in Riverton with Elder Clark, so the Zone Leaders are split apart.

I love it here in Thermopolis as there is so much work going on here and the members are great and very supportive! Just this last Saturday we had a baptism for Chris and he was confirmed Sunday. Elder Anglin was also able to give him the Aaronic Priesthood Sunday as well so he can go on the temple trip with the youth this Saturday! Chris is so awesome!

We have another baptism this Saturday as well which we are looking forward to. We also have 6 other people on date here in Thermopolis! So much happening here which makes me happy!

I'm sad to hear that Keenan has passed away. I wish I could do something but I'm out here on a mission. Hope the funeral goes well. My prayers are to the Paul Family.

Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Ashcroft

Monday, January 13, 2014


District in Riverton

Elder Anthony & Elder Anglin


Well, I don't know if you heard, but I got transferred to Thermopolis to be with Elder Anthony and Elder Anglin. I left Riverton Tuesday and have been in Thermopolis all week. Transfer will actually happen next week so I'm curious as to what will happen to me. Anyway, I love it here in Thermopolis! There is so much work going on here. We will be having a baptism this Saturday which should be exciting. I love how there is so much work to do here. I also love Elder Anthony and Elder Anglin. We call ourselves AAA  hahaha  

We just have so much fun together and so many jokes. So the other day during personal study, I was messing with Elder Anglin and kept moving his cup when he wanted to pour some juice. So he slammed the jug down and the cap came off and Juice went flying everywhere soaking me wet and Elder Anthony. It was just really funny. Anyway, there is a lot of fun within our companionship.

This week should be good as we have Zone Training this week here in Thermopolis. I'm super excited for that. Well, that is all I can think of right now. Hope you have a fantastic week!

Elder Ashcroft

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

Well, another year come and gone and a new year has begun. New Years was good, we first went to the ward hangout party, we were there for only 10 minutes, then we left to go to the college branch party, not going to lie, it is weird hanging out with people your age as a missionary. So we only stayed there for like 15 minutes, then we went to our house and the Dubois Elders came with us and we played Ticket to Ride, which I haven't played in forever! I of course won Ticket to Ride. :) Then after that the Elders left and we went to bed at 11.

Other than that not much happened again this week since I got sick again... this time I got the stomach bug and was throwing up for several days. So pretty much stuck inside the house all day. Luckily, our mission is allowed to watch 17 Miracles and Ephraim Rescue. So we watched those, it was my first time seeing Ephraim Rescue and that is such a wonderful movie! And I got to sleep and read scriptures a lot. That is always good.

Well, something cool happened this week. So we have no investigators right now, but we get this call from Mark, who Elder Linton was teaching before I got here, dropped the missionaries and I have never met him. Anyways, he called and said he wanted to meet with us. So we are going to see him this evening. Elder Linton said Mark is in his early 30's and he inherited millions of dollars from is relative, but lives in a trailer. So I am curious to meet him and sounds like he is interested. The funny thing is, he came to church two or three times since I have been here, but always when we are up in Shoshoni. So I hope this meeting goes well.

Hope you have a fantastice week! Love you all!

Elder Ashcroft