August 6, 2018


Kowloon City


Elder Thomas and Liu


Hey everyone,

This week was a fantastic one here in Kowloon. First off thew big news... Transfer calls came in and I'll be staying here but back to only covering Kowloon City Ward. My companions however, did not survive. Elder Liu is out going over to Ngau Tau Kok and Elder Thomas will be going to Teun Mun with my old companion Elder Dudfield. My new companion will be coming in from Teun Man and his name is Elder Bell. I don't really know him yet, but I've heard that he's cool.

Also here in the area we had to drop an investigator with a baptismal date, but we ended this week with two new people with baptismal dates. It was pretty neat to see how the Lord has been preparing people to hear the gospel. Also, this week I had the privilege of going to Mission Leadership Council it was really good. This time we went over repentance and we made some super cool plans to help the mission out! Also this week I had the opportunity to study a talk called "The Atonement: Our greatest hope" by James E. Faust from October 2001 conference. It is such a great talk I hope Y'all can read it!

It is such an amazing thing that us missionaries get to do. We get to share the hope and peace that Christ and his atonement can bring to us. Also, this week we taught the Plan of Salvation and it was just a great reminder about how perfect the plan is. Every concern that our investigator had could all be answered and the plan helped him understand just how much God Loves us. Anyway, hope Y'all have a fantastic week! Add Oil!

Elder Ashton

Fun fact 1: He is losing the two companions who he has really enjoyed, but is staying as Zone leader. New companion this week is from Utah.

Fun fact 2: His email to family sounded really positive and he was happy his brother finally emailed him back! Haha! :) Also, he said ice cream there is expensive and he misses it.

Fun fact 3: The talk he refers to above by James E. Faust can be found here:

You can email Elder Ashton at

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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