The Ashton Family
Hello family and friends,
This past week we drove all the way up north to Willis Texas to visit a family that wanted to meet with us. Their name is the Ashton family and honestly that's one of the best appointments I've ever been to! This family has been through so much. They are all hearing, but their son cannot speak. He got in a crash a decade ago or so and immobilized his tongue and left arm. He's been struggling to communicate with people and has desired to learn sign language. I guess the Lord decided now was the time. We have been invited to teach the family how to communicate better. This family is awesome. They have a blog and a facebook page. You should read their story. It is amazing. I cannot help but tear up when I think about their family. We are going to help them forever.
The boy's name is Travis and he's very cool and smart. Just can't talk. He can hear fully. His brother is a return missionary who has baptized tons and has helped so much with the family. The mom is amazing and a total Texas. We are excited to help them out!
I had the opportunity to give a member who is blind and deaf a blessing of comfort. He has been struggling and I was able to use the power of God to help him.
Friday was fun. We had a YSA activity that Taylor invited us to. We invited our few YSA members of the Branch and went to it. It was a bonfire and the fire was huge! We came and socialized with the deaf ones because we were the only ones who knew asl. We all had fun and I'm so happy Taylor is working with us.
Saturday and Sunday we had Stake Conference. Very good, learned a lot and helped interpret. Got to teach Taylor how to act out the Joseph Smith story. Got to see a soon-to-become-Sister-Missionary Kristel Mondragon and we all plan on writing her and encouraging her to keep going. She's cool!
Now Today we will be watching Ephrame's Rescue. We will be having Thanksgiving at the Speckhard's house. It's going to be a great week and I feel so good right now. :)
Soon I will have the opportunity to film my Testimony in asl next to the Houston Temple for a video project. I will update you on that later. :)