Germany Week 14

No email this week, I ran out of time, just wanted to let you know I’m alive!

Love you all!

Ashley

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Germany Week 13

oh Family,

I don´t even know were to begin with this week. this week has truly been a life changing week. My comp and I sister Hansen had a very intense soul-searching week. We prayed harder and more fervently then ever berfore (by this I mean with our whole hearts!) completely opening them up to the Lord and letting him in to fill my heart with complete peace and joy.  I have spent a great amount of time looking into my relationship with God. This reminded me of a lot of past experiences I have had, and the small little thing that have happened in my life to reassure me of Gods love. I only want to do the will of the lord, I want to become what he sent me here to become and do and say and act only as he would have me do.
What I have found this week is that I don’t know everything but I know with my whole entire being that He is real and loves me unconditionally. I don´t have to work for it, or prove my self to Him ….. He just loves me because I am his daughter. Knowing that is the most powerful knowledge I think any of us can have here on the earth.
As I read in the Book of Mormon this week I learned more about the love of God . Family go with me to 1 Nephi 11:22-23 (the Angel just asked Nephi what he thinks the tree means from the dream) and he said the Love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men, wherefore it is the most desirable above all things.
Okay lets look at this the most desirable above all thing !!! WOW what more could we want. but it gets better lets read on. and he (the angel) spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most Joyous to the soul.
Family my soul has felt that joy this week. and I can tell you it is the most wonderful thing in the whole entire world. and I want to challenge you if you have not felt that love from him or if it has been a while go and pray to our father in heaven because he is there waiting to whisper in your ear, heart, and soul that he loves you.

So we have a balcony and the other night we were laying out side looking up at the star…. and I got to see a shooting star. I felt like I was camping which was really cool because I can’t really do that for another year.
Love, Ashley

Germany Week 12

Hi Family !!!

whaaaahoooooooo !!!!! Brooke is so cute !! I wish so much that I could be there to hold her but I can’t so give her a big hug for me and tell her that I love her !! and that someday I will be her favorite aunt !!  also thanks for the pics .

So to start out this letter the big news of the week (drum roll please………) I get to stay in Friedrichsdorf with Sister Hansen !!! We are so excited we have such big plans for this transfer we are going to really blow this place out of the water.

But I want to tell you about my last week because it was one of the coolest weeks … we did so much work we hit a record of 32 lessons this week woot woot.   But that’s not why it was so cool.   It all started last Monday on P-day we held an FHE we had a good number of people show.   it was so beautiful the spirit was so strong and we just spent the whole night talking about Jesus.   Then the next day I got to go to the temple because we get to go every other week because we are here with it !!   That is such an amazing blessing because I have been to the temple 4 times now on my mission and some missionary only get to like 2 times their whole missions.   I love getting to go because every time I walk in I just feel like I’m home and there is so much peace and calmness.   I love the temple so much!!   But it was especially cool this week because it was French week this week.(   So every few weeks people from different places come who don´t have temples in their areas) so this week was French week.    This is also really cool because Sister Hansen and I were joking about just taking the train to Paris…. but we can’t really do that.  But it was cool because we couldn’t go to Paris the lord brought Paris to us!   These people gave me so much strength and more zeal to do missionary work.  They just had no fear in anything that they did.   They just love the Lord so much and have so much confidence in Him that they wanted to give that to every one they came in contacted with even if they couldn´t speech the language.   They came on joint teaches with us and taught lessons it was so freaking amazing I want to be more like the French.   But on their last night here they had a testimony night and they asked us to do a musical number for them hahahaha that was so funny because anyone who knows me knows that I´m not a singer so what we did is the song As I have loved you and I did the sign language for it as Sister Hansen played the guitar.

We also had a group of non-member Russians come through about 6 of them. We meet them right after we came out of the temple. So we gave them a temple tour. They really seemed to like it. But it was really cool because only one of they spoke German 2 spoke English so we would say something and one of them would have to translate it into Russian.   But they are a singing dancing group that is traveling though Germany and they did a show that night at our church house and we went to support them also we got 4 of our investigators there. And a lot of the French people came as well so it was just a fun party.   But the next day we met up with the Russians again and showed them the restoration Joseph Smith film in Russian.   They all really liked it and a few of them had questions so we called Frankfurt and got them all copies of the book of Mormon in Russian and gave them to them that night. But sad story they had to leave town so we go addresses and numbers and sent them to the missionaries in Russia so hopefully they find them.

Other super cool thing so on Sunday we had to go to primary because they needed someone to play the piano … Sister Hansen can play really well.   I love being with the little people I felt so at home with them and not judged they don’t care if I can speak German or not they just love.   I can understand why Jesus would call the little ones to him they have the spirit with them and are so much more willing to learn and they just love.   Their hearts are just so pure… why do we get hard hearts??

So my favorite scripture of the week is D&C 5:34.   It helped me a lot because I was running to fast and it really hit me to just stop and listen for the spirit and it will tell me what I need to do and when.    Family I love this gospel with all my heart and I know that Jesus is the ONLY way back.   And we put all of our focus on him all of the bad unimportant things will fall out of our lives and the goodness will increase and our lives will be greatly blessed. And not only our lives but the people around us as well.   Family go find Christ make him apart of your daily life to the point where he is in every thought and every action.

I have a question for you all so I want a list from all you all!!   What would say are my talents??   What are the things I´m good at?   And if there was only one thing I could do for people what would you say that one thing is??   I just would like to know what you all think because you know me better than anyone.

Family I love you so very much and hope only the best for you, I pray for you daily I hope that you can feel of my love for each of you.

Mit liebe Immer (with love always)

Sister Kingery

 

Germany Week 11

Dear Family well things are going pretty great . there is not much to complain  about when all do is the work of the lord. but lets see what was I going to tell you about this week??

Well so funny story there are 3 old men who are gardeners for the temple. They are pretty grand they like to put snales in our hand when we shake with them. One day I was talking on the phone outside and one of them sprayed me with the hose!! It was pretty funny. but we have big plans for them …… we are going to get water balloons and use some other things that we have and we are going to launch them at them. They also told us that if we ever want they will turn on the sprinklers for us to run hahahahaha.

This last week we needed to get to an appointment and my comp has been here for awhile and she knows all of the bus drivers. So we found one he was totally done working and we got him to give us a ride it was pretty epic. The working is going great as well but hard I wish so much that I could speak better in German to tell these people of Gods love for them.

Fam I love you and hope all is going well. so I have a surprise for you all I´m going to send you a pic of it bwahahahah so sort letter and some pics of this weeks adventures.

Love Ashley

I CHOPPED MY HAIR OFF!

Mission Pics

So these are pictures Ashley has sent that I couldn’t really fit well with what she said in one of her emails…

Enjoy!

 (Found a random thumb)

(And Foot…)

(River in Mainz)

 

(Marriage Locks, People write their names and wedding dates on locks and then leave them on this part of the bridge)

Germany Week 10

Hi fam,

Well it sounds like things are going great for you all …… It´s strange to be so far away when the fam is going though so many changes but whatever I´m happy thing are going well for you. Mom how is not having to work? Im sure you are loving that. Also I´m glad you liked the pics. This week has been really good for me here ….. I love not having the stress of the world a mission is really great !

Funny story of the week we went running this week and we ran around this corner and a big dog just started chasing us (yes first dog story) lucky for us its master was close and it didn’t eat us.

(Having Fun at the Temple) 

Good news for the work, so about 4 weeks ago this lady gave her phone number to 3 different members so she could learn more about the church because she walks past the temple every day. So we have been teaching her; for the 2nd or 3rd time, we showed her the Joseph Smith movie and after it ended she was crying and she looked at us and she just said “I need to go pray.” We were like okay. and two days later we met with her again and she was like” I want to be baptized !!!!” It’s so crazy when the Lord just gives us the people that are ready !! Well that’s it for this week.

Love you all,  Ashley