Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This week when we taught Laura the "Word of Wisdom" during the lesson I got the prompting to ask her if she understood the purpose of the sacrament. She hadn't known, so we explained to her what it was for. After, I let her know she had just witnessed the Holy Ghost. I told her, "he prompted me to ask that question. That is one of the things the Holy Ghost can do for you after your are baptized." 
We will be teaching Laura the last lesson she needs to go through before baptism this Wednesday. The District Leader will be interviewing her Friday to see if she is ready to be baptized and her baptism will be on Saturday. They asked to do the Baptism and Confirmation! I should be able a picture of the baptism Saturday after the baptism.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


The work was really slow this week we were only able to get one lesson in.
The people just didnt want to talk to the missionaries I guess. hahaha...or maybe it's because of the deer hunt! The new mission news, transfers were this weekend. My new companion is Elder Raffensparger. He has been out for 4.5 months. Before he came here, he was serving in Bemidji MN.
We are off to a pretty good start!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sorry for any confusion

I think there was some confusion when with Elder Ashcroft's
new companion, Elder Raffensparger, on the last blog.
Andy will be the senior companion over him not the other way around.
I wanted to clear that up because this is a big step for him to
show how far he has come. 
We are so proud of our Elder for sticking to it and know
his work is greatly needed out there.
Thank you for keeping him in your prayers. We appreciate you all!
Love The Ashcroft Family

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


For the mission news this week....
  • Laura came to church this Sunday for the second time, which was awesome. She is still on date for baptism. She has even given up coffee and her nightly martini. She is completly different from the first time that we met with her!
  • A family of 14, Less Actives showed up at church randomly! By "family of 14" I mean a few different families but all relatives. Everyone is related here. If your a Gillams, Huggets, Degunia's or Olson then your related somehow. The President told us their probably not so hopeful but it is still good they came. 
  • Elder Camp, my companion has been transferred to Bismark, ND and I will be with Elder Raffensparger as the Senior Companion. Can't wait to meet him on Wednesday!
  • We should be meeting with the family that showed up last week after the 14th of the month sometime. Prayers with this one.
As for the rest of the week, a little basketball with the Branch President before Elder Camp goes. And to answer a everyone's question about the snow. Haven't gotten too much yet. We will see what next week brings.

Elder Ashcroft

Sunday, November 10, 2013


This week we were finally able to move out of our apartment and into somewhere nicer, with an actual room to sleep in and no holes in our room when it rains and snows. Plus, we finally get to have a working fridge sense we haven't had one for 2 months! The next transfer cycle is Saturday so I could be moving again.
Matt Murdock a returned missionary in the Young Single Adults (YSA). He plays football for CSC and he gave us a referral for one of his team mates. His name is Zack Sandstrom and he is our new investigator!
Laura Fiduccia the one that is on date for baptism came to church this week all because of the fellowshipping that she received! We taught her the Plan of Salvation and so the next lesson is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! This week has been really great!
This is Mary McChesney a lady that I taught while I was in Marshall> She loved to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir so someone invited her to come and listen to them sing at General Conference. She came to church a few times on her own. One of the Sundays we caught up with her and asked if she would like the lessons. I taught her the first 2 lessons before getting transferred to Chadron!
As you can see, it was a SUCCESS!!!!

Misc Pics

 The Badlands