Date

January 1, 2018

Area

Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Companion

Elder Adams

Happy New Year!

Hey Everybody,

This week has been a fantastic one here in Hong Kong!

This week was great because our investigator Nathan has a baptismal date!! And it was also Christmas so that was cool too. We actually weren't too busy this week because everybody was out of town.

It was a good thing though, because it gave us some extra time to find the good old less active members which went really well. We found out one of them was dead, unfortunately, but that was still good information because missionaries have been trying to find this man for several years. We went up to find him and luckily a neighbor was there to let us know that he had passed away.

But we did find one that was super nice she let us in and we were able to share a message, it was great. Less active are great though, most of them are pretty nice and they just need some help coming back. So, if you know someone who's rather less active give them a call or drop by and say hi, you might be the one to help them come back.

Also, this year I set some new goals. One of them is to read through the Book of Mormon at least 4 times in the coming year and to read through the New Testament 2 times in the coming year. I started a little early with the Book of Mormon this week and I have been looking and making a list of the doctrines that the Book of Mormon teaches, I'm just at the beginning and its amazing to see the profound doctrine that the book teaches even on the title page. That book is true!

Hope you all Have a great week! Add Oil!

Sincerely,
Elder Ashton

Fun fact 1: The pictures attached are from the mission office. They had celebrations for Christmas (after he Skyped on Christmas), and shared them on their Facebook page.

Fun fact 2: Mom shared a photo of the pantry (which she took all day to clean) and he remarked at how shockingly huge it is. (It isn't that big!) He said it reminded him that everything in Hong Kong is so much smaller than in America.

You can email Elder Ashton at joel.ashton@myldsmail.net.

If you would like to send him regular mail:

Elder Joel Ashton
China Hong Kong Mission
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon City
Hong Kong

Thank you for your prayers and support!




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