This is a blog about the mission experiences of Hermana Ashley Roylance. Ashley is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (also known as the Mormons), in the Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission. She received her call from President Thomas S. Monson back in May of 2015, and she reported to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Bogota, Columbia on September 9, 2015
Monday, December 5, 2016
Chapter 64 - Light the World
hope everyone is doing well! So I don't know if you have heard about
the new Christmas video the church put out but it's called Light the
World. It's really good and I encourage all of you to go watch it if you
haven't yet or share it with friends and family if you've already seen
it! There's also a paper that has 25 ways, 25 days. Every day in
December there are things we can do to bring the spirit of Christmas,
and more than anthing, the spirit of Christ, into our lives this month.
It's really good, download it and print it off! We are doing it as
missionaries and it's awesome!
this week was really good. We extended 4 baptismal dates this week
which was amazing and the people accepted and there are even more people
that are prepared, this place seriously blows me away. I love it here,
the people are amazing and have so much love...tierra prometida, en
serio (promised land, seriously). We have worked a lot with the members
this week as well and gone on splits and we are seeing the fruits.
People also went to church that don't have baptismal dates and very soon
we will be extending dates for them because they are so good. So good.
Just so you're informed, the people who have baptismal dates (for the
24th of December by the way...can you say best Christmas gift ever?
Eternal Salvation, yeah) anyway, their names are Yandry, Leli, Marjorie,
and Daniel. and some other really great people you can pray for that
went to church are Rocio, Ramon, and Michelle. Pray for them, they are
such good people and they just need the gospel!
we think life is hard but really we are the ones who make our own
problems sometimes. Sometimes we just complicate life and create our own
problems but really just need to take a step back, breath, look at
things with reasoning, be humble, and it will all turn out okay. There
is a phrase that Presidente Dennis would say that is Si no hay pruebas,
no hay progreso (If there are no trials, there is no progress) and I
truly believe that. We don't go anywhere if we haven't had to work for
I hope you all have a great week. Remember that God loves each one of
you and He wants to hear your prayers. Remember that He answers through
the scriptures, read them. Remember Him. Love you all.