Date

April 23, 2018

Area

Sheung Shui

Companion

Elder Finch

The Prophet!!!

Hey,

This week was really quite a fantastic one here in Hong Kong. As you can probably tell by the subject line, the Prophet and Elder Holland came to Hong Kong this week.

It was really quite neat there were so many people that came there were members from HK, mainland, the Phillipeans, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia!

They had Elder Holland speak first which was amazing. He spoke a lot about Joseph Smith's experience in Liberty Jail and about how we can make any situation we are in, whether it be good or bad, into an amazing opportunity to learn spiritual truths.

Then President Nelson spoke, he covered many subjects but one of the things that I thought was interesting was that he really emphasized some of the Gospel Basics about what it means to be a child of God and about the Saviors atonement. He also really emphasized the Book of Mormon and how it and the Bible support each other. He testified that as we read the Book of Mormon our understanding of the Bible will increase and that as we read the Bible our understanding of the Book of Mormon will increase. It was really amazing to be there and hear the Lord's authorized servants.

Also this week was temple week which was also amazing. Another thing that President Nelson talked about was how one of our ultimate purposes is to go to the temple so that we can have the opportunity to partake of all of the blessings the lord has in store for us. It was a fantastic week!!!

Anyway, hope Y'all can feel the love of the Lord! Add Oil!

Sincerely,
Elder Ashton

Fun fact 1: Elder Ashton said that the meeting with President Nelson and Holland had an interpreter who spoke Cantonese every sentence or so.

Fun fact 2: One thing that stood out that President Nelson said was: When the Lord promises blessings he isn't kidding around, he is literally waiting to shower us with blessings and all that we have to do is to obey and let him bless us.

Fun fact 3: He said that their week was very productive. They contacted about 50 potential people to teach in two days!

Fun fact 4: The missionaries in Hong Kong will be acquiring smartphones in the next 4-6 weeks.

You can see a report on President Nelson and Elder Holland's visit to Hong Kong here:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-nelson-global-ministry-tour-hong-kong

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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