This blog is kept by Elder Asher Wilson's family. It will include his general emails and various pictures. It will be updated each week after each new email is received. We hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Email to Family and Friends

Friends and Family,

First off Merry Christmas to everyone!! What a wonderful time of the year to be with the family and make memories. Thanks to everyone who has been emailing me or sending me letters I seriously appreciate it so much!! You don't understand how good it feels to know that I have all of you guys at home thinking about me and praying for me so thanks it is greatly appreciated here. 

I just wanted to send this quick email to you all to remind you of the reason that we celebrate this special holiday. It is great to receive and even better to give but the reason that we celebrate Christmas is to remember our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you all share the same love that I do for our Savior. I have such a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and really of His love for each and every one of us. He lived His entire life to establish a gospel for us so that we can learn of how to return to Him after this life and then He suffered and died for us to provide for us the means to overcome this death and truly obtain perfection. What am amazing gift. We can truly reach perfection through Christ and His Atonement for us. Everyone, this is why we celebrate Christmas. We celebrate to remember our Lord, Savior, Example, and Older Brother Jesus Christ. So I invite each and every one of you to put the gifts to the side and to be with your family, to maybe skip one Christmas party and read the Christmas Story (Luke 2), and after all of this to really just sit back and feel His love. 

I love each and every one of you so much because every single one of you has made a great impact on my life in one way or another. I really wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for all of you and for that I am eternally grateful. So to end once again I invite all of you to join me in remembering the life our our Savior during this Christmas season. We are all here in this life for a reason and that reason is Him. So remember Him, love Him, and I promise you all that if you put all of your thoughts and actions in Christ this will be one of the most unforgettable Christmases you will every have!!

I love you all sooooooooo much and wish you all a Merry Christmas!!

¡Feliz Navidad!

Elder Asher Dean Wilson

Mission Peru, Piura

Monday. December 22. 20014-Week 20

Elder Wilson & Elder Buenning
Mi Familia

Ok I’m sorry to say this but this is going to be a short one because I’m gonna talk to you all in 3 days and I need to send a butt load of emails today. Hearing that Aaron came over this week is possibly one of the best things I have heard on my mission. I love that kid so dang much and I hope he knows it. I am gonna give him the biggest hug after my mission haha once a bro always a bro and if you’re reading this Aaron I pray for you every day bro!! Ok for skype I will be calling this Thursday, Christmas, at 12 in the afternoon so at about 11 or 1130 for you guys. I am so excited to hear from you and I got all of your skype info so I am ready to go!! 

This week we had a multi zona conference con Presidente Rowley. It was seriously so amazing and I know with all my heart that he is truly an inspired man of God. We talked about the Plan of Salvation and our ability to have eternal families and live for eternity with our Father in Heaven and then we talked all about Navidad. Really I want you guys to remember that Christmas is not for receiving or even giving but it is for remembering our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and being with family. Our families are so important it’s crazy!! There is seriously nothing more important in this whole world than the family. So this Christmas it is my personal invitation to everyone to make time for your family and don’t focus on the gifts. Take time to remember nuestro Salvador Jesucristo y su sacrificio por cada uno de nosotros. So ya we did a lot of other stuff at conference and it was awesome. We also received a cell phone this week so now I can call you guys every day!!!!!!! hahahahahaha;) No but really this is going to make life so much easier because now we can call to make sure everyone will be home for our citas and we can call hermana Rebeca and the other missionaries and zone leaders and all of that good stuff. Still just out here working my dang butt of trying to share this gospel with every person I see because seriously every single day my testimony grows more and more!! I don’t know what I want to do with my life after this mission but I know it’s going to be something that allows me to always be sharing this gospel because it is by far the most important thing in my life. It puts sports to shame and that is seriously saying something, but don’t worry I will be playing sports for BYU after my mission haha. 

Ok that’s all for this week but I love you all so much!! Just remember that we are here in this life for one reason and it is because our loving Savior Jesus Christ gave His life for us. We have this amazing time of the year to remember Him and share His message with the world. Have no fear and know that the Lord will be with you if you are doing His work. I love you all so much and I will talk to you in 3 days!!!!!!!!

Much Love 

Elder Wilson

Elder Mulford, Elder Antonio, Elder Wilson

24 hour power outage

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday. December 15. 2014-Week 19

Asher forgot his camera today, so no new pictures. This one was taken one year ago-December 2013.
Mi Familia

Como están? Yo espero que ustedes son feliz sin problemas. Ok I’m not gonna write any more in spanish because it’s pointless because you won’t understand it haha. Well we went to the beach today so that was pretty awesome. I love our new zona so when we all get to go to the beach and chill that’s a good day for me haha. I was talking to another missionary from Utah today and he and I were thinking how crazy different it is here during Christmas than in the freezing North West haha. 

Ok so for skype. I will be skyping you guys Christmas day!! I should be calling in on the skype around 1 or 2 in the afternoon but I will let you know for sure later this week or next week. Now listen this is the most important thing!! You guys need to make me a skype account and send me all the information and all of your information so I can call you. You will also need to have a microphone so we can talk. Usually laptops have microphones. I can’t wait to see all of your faces!! Also I want troy Vance’s email please. Tate I’m so sorry about your knee bro. This is so hard having an injury as an athlete but don’t get your head down. Keep pressing forward and praying to be healed and Tate trust me through your faith you will be healthy in a very short time. I am praying for you every day buddy. 

This week was good and sorta hard. We seriously work our flippin butts off here. I refuse to stop working until I get home and even then I will continue to bring others unto Christ every day because that is my true calling in life. So ya we work and work and we are just seeing little to no progress. I am doing everything possible to help them. Praying, studying, teaching with love, visiting them multiple times every week and sometimes multiple times a day, fasting for them and just trying to help them understand the importance of church and living all the commandments but they don’t seem to get it. I am living in basically a second or third world country so I understand that work is so important but everyone here refuses to go to church for 3 hours because of work. I have taught them all about the blessings of the church and how blessed they will be for going I have testified of how it has blessed my life and they still just won’t go. I am just gonna keep working even harder and trust that the Lord will help them because he loves them. The rest of the week has been good.

The funniest part of my week was we actually got a toilet seat this week and Elder Antonio was having a party!! He was saying that he was going to spend hours on the toilet every day now haha I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

The best part of my week was when we had citas con los jóvenes de nuestro bario. We had lecciones with Genaro, Anderson, Fransisco and Ronnie all day and it was so amazing!! The oldest one of them is 14 so they don’t know too much about the gospel but wow they have amazing testimonios!! For example one of our investigators was sorta zoning out of a leccion but them Genaro bore his testimony and this guy completely changed his perspective on our message. He started listening and asking questions and invited us back to teach him again. This just reminded me it’s not always all about doctrine and your knowledge, the thing that changes peoples lives and brings the spirit is your testimony. Testimonies have such power so share them!!

Tate I have an invitation for you. Aside from your daily scripture study I want you to read preach my gospel for 20 minutes every day. You could read that thing 20 times before I get home and I promise you that you will always learn something new. It is so important to prepare for your mission before you get here and that’s exactly what this book is for!! Also make sure to read all the scriptures and side notes!! 

So that’s all for this week!! I can’t believe Christmas is so soon and I get to talk to you all!! And that I basically have 5 months on my mision!! Where has the time gone!! Just know I love you all so much and I am praying for you. I am working hard here and I don’t have any problems so don’t worry about me. Ok well I’ll talk to you next week. The church is so true!! I live it, I love it, I know it!!

Much love

Elder Wilson

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday. December 8. 2014-Week 18

Wearing my tie that Jaja made me.

Mi familia!!

How’s everyone doing?? I am glad to hear that you decorated the house for Christmas!! I miss that so freakin much it’s crazy!! Christmas is my favorite time of the year because of the amazing spirit of unity that comes into a family no matter the circumstances. As missionaries we are so focused on helping people remember the true meaning of Christmas right now. That it’s not for parties, presents, or here in Peru drinking haha buts it’s truly to remember our Savior. His birth, His life, and finally His death and sacrifice for us. Wow what an amazing time of the year!

Well Tater this sucks. I know exactly how you feel because this was my situation last year. It’s gonna be a really hard time for you but it’s gonna be an even harder time for your team so make sure you are always at every single practice and that you are still being a strong leader for every single one of them. I’ll be praying for you buddy. Tell Dad to have fun and be safe in Chicago and you guys all be safe while he is gone. 

So this was a good week. Elder Antonio and I have been working our flippin butts off all day every day to bring these Peruanos unto Christ. It is harder than you would think because they are all Evangélicos and Testigos de Jehova (Jehovah witnesses). I have learned so dang much about the Bible to prove my points to them biblically but I have also learned that it is always important to back things up with the Book of Mormon too so they can feel its power.

A little fun fact for yall, we have a ton of freaking scorpions in our area right now its sorta crazy haha.

I met my new district this week. Elder Russell, Elder Moses and Elder Orellana are all gone so now we have Elder Ochante from Peru and Elder Ropoza our new district leader from Utah. They are all pretty cool guys and we should have a good strong district for this cambio. My calling for this cambio is the maestro de ingles or English teacher haha. I just learned spanish and now I’m teaching a bunch of crazy latinos english every week haha gotta love the mission. We’re going to focus on Christmas hymns and stories this month!! We didn’t have church yesterday because of votaciones for the new presidente of the Zarumilla Tumbes area. It was crazy so many people and riots and parties haha it was really easy to contact new familias though and that’s what we did all day. A man named chino flores won the election. I don’t know anything about him but the people here are happy so it’s all good with me haha. The worst part of my week was last night when one of our investigators gave us back his book of mormon and said we couldn’t teach him anymore. He is super Evangélico but he was learning and progressing and really started to believe in our message but his pastor came and told him that we are of the devil. He told us he didn’t believe his pastor but to keep the peace in his home we had to stop the visits. I have never prayed so hard in my life than I did last night for hermano Jesús. I prayed until I couldn’t pray anymore and I know that we need to go back to him. We are not going to give up on him for as long as I am here because he knows the church is true!! And if I find his pastor in the streets I’m gonna go Elder Holland all over his butt!! That’s about it for this week just still working hard and loving the mission. 

It’s so crazy that I have like 130 days in my mission!! The time is going so dang fast!! I will seriously be home before you guys know it!! I hope you all have an amazing week and you are all safe happy and healthy!! Perry tell Wishes thanks for being a great example this year!! I love you all so dang much!!

Much Love 

Elder Asher Dean Wilson    

My new companion is freakin awesome!! He is from Bolivia and is 26 years old. He only has 9 months on his mission because he was a recent convert. We get along awesome!! Like we’ve been friends for a long time haha and communication is not a problem with anyone any more. I seriously speak Spanish now mom haha crazy right!! He speaks absolutely no English.
We get to skype and I think on the 26th but I’m not totally sure yet. We are going to talk to a bunch of members this week to lock down a place and a time for sure but heck ya you get to see my face for Christmas!!
I got both of the packages this week and they are so awesome so thanks!! But ya I already opened them hahaha. I couldn’t wait. I loved all of the cards so much!! They all made me sorta home sick but also gave me a ton more determination to work harder!! 

3 jobs here.... Work in fruit fields, work driving motos, or work in the markets of Aguas Verdes ohhh and freakin tons of people work in construction and a few are fisherman.
My favorite person here in Zarumilla is a little kid named Genaro. He's 14 years old and he's a member of our ward. He goes on visits with us all the time and really just loves to hang out with us. He's built like Tater, long and skinny. I help him with working out because he wants to get big and play for the Peruano national team. He sorta acts like Tate too, quiet but once you know him, he's crazy!! He's a Peruano version of Tate. I think that's why I like him so much. He's awesome.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday. December 1. 2014-Week 17

The last reunion de distrito ‏

Mi Familia!!!

What a flippin crazy week it has been!! We have been working our butts of and changing lives in the process. This mission is such an amazing blessing in my life it’s amazing!! 

I am so glad that you guys had an awesome time at Joe and Mandys!! I miss them so dang much and honestly Thanksgiving sucks here because it doesn’t exist haha so I’ll take a rain check on the Thanksgiving with the fam in 2 years haha. Black Friday shopping haha I’m not sure if I miss it or not but I still wish I could have been there with you guys fighting off hoards of crazy moms screaming, "Where are the towels" hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love hearing that you guys are doing so good it just reassures me that this mission is the real deal and what I’m doing is the work of the Lord because it’s not just blessing my life but the lives of the people that I love. 

So this week was an eventful one. We worked our normal work this week and met a new investigadora named Antonela. She was literally asking us to baptise her at the end of her first leccion with us!! So we have a date to baptise her for the 20th of this month (talk about the best early Christmas present ever!!!) and we set it all out so she knows exactly what she needs to do to achieve her goal of baptism. I love feeling the spirit more than anything else in the world and let me tell you the spirit flows out of this lady. She is a single mom trying to live the right life and be an example to her 2 kids and she is about to enter into a covenant that will help her with this goal. I love this church because it helps people become happy and waaaaaaaaaaay better off than before because they can receive so many blessings!! Now on the other hand there was a huge party in our area and one of our investigators had to be carried home because she was so dang drunk she couldn’t walk......... I think we’re gonna have to focus on the word of wisdom a little more with her hahaha. We had a sports night this week at the church and I think it’s gonna turn into a every Friday night kind of thing because it turned out awesome!! We have so many inactive kids in our ward and they all showed up to play and listen to a short message. It’s the little stuff that can change lives always remember the power of fun haha. I kicked some Peruano butt in soccer to by the way hahahaha.

So now for the big news......................I have a new companion!!! Elder Orellana is officially gone. He left to Piura this morning and I now am companions with Elder Antonio. He is awesome and way different than Elder Orellana so it should be a good change. He is from Bolivia and is 25 years old!! What the heck I am such a baby!! So I’ll give you a better update on him next week because I don’t know too much about him right now but he seems awesome and is ready to teach this gospel by my side so he checks off on my list haha. Also he was a convert when he was 20ish and he left his work, schooling and everything else high and dry because he knows that this work is perfect, how awesome is that!! So also Elder Russell and Elder Moses are gone to so were gonna have some big changes in the district but I don’t know any of them yet because they haven’t showed up haha. Well that’s all for this week.

So I love and miss you guys so much and I hope your all doing awesome. I’m doing great so don’t worry one bit about me. I am here and working hard for our Lord and Savior so I will be protected and I know that all of you will be protected to. I love this work with all my heart because I know that it’s true. I know that this church is true more than I know anything else in my life. I have seen its power and I am a missionary for this reason. To help people feel this power and become happy. I love you all and hope you have a good.....great......amazing week. Mom I love you so much!! You’ll always be my number 1 girl!! Love you all!! 

Elder Wilson

P.S- Only 3 weeks until Christmas!!!!

It’s hotter than frickin heck!! I’m not even kidding I’ve never felt anything like this haha
I am working out every single morning and running here and there when we can  
Edgar is doing great he is still progressing towards baptism!!!! 

Heck ya we eat hamburgers but they’re weak sauce little Peruano hamburgers hahaha

Elder Antonio My New Compañero!! ‏ 

Helping Elvis

Peruano fight club in the back yard of one of our members!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday. November 24. 2014-Week 16

Mi Familia!!!!

Well sounds like another solid week back home. Freezing cold, which by the way I don’t even remember what the word cold means let alone what it feels like haha, but good. I’m glad Tate’s feeling better I hate being sick but I’ve really had good health on this mission, the Lord blesses his missionaries!! Well that sucks that my boys lost the championship game. But I’m still proud of them and wish that I could have been there to watch them play!! That is so awesome that we have a RM in the ward!! Taylor is a great guy and bet he’s even more awesome now!! I hope you’re ready for me to come home as a man in 20 months haha.

So this week was good, long and crazy just as usual haha. I’ll start with today. Today we went to Tumbes to play futbol and basketball con the other Zones so we had to take a bus. This was the worst bus in the history of all buses. There were huge holes in the floor of this sucker and when we hit a bump the wheels would come tearing up through the floor haha. We also ended up towing a broken down car all the way from Zarumilla to Tumbes behind the bus haha only in Peru.

This week we had a reunión de Zona and it was good as usual. We have a solid zone and we just made an awesome goal. We are trying to have a huge group baptism in Tumbes on the 20th of Diciembre. The goal for our zone and of Presidente Rowley is to have 25 baptisms!! Holy crap we’ve gotta work harder haha. We have one investigator named Edgar who I am 99% sure will get baptised but hey I have faith that we can get a few more than just him. But it’s not just that easy. We have to make sure they have desire and faith to follow through with praying and reading and going to church to because that is my rule. I will not just baptise to baptise. That is not how the church works. I am here to change lives and then to baptise.

This Domingo was the primary program. It was really good the little Peruanos are really cute but one thing was just awful about this program. These kids suck at singing!! We don’t have a piano in our ward so nobody knows any of the tunes to the songs and they just murder them!! That was my first time feeling the spirit so strongly through something that sounded so so so so aweful haha. Hermana Rebeca organized the whole thing and she was pretty proud of it haha.

So I have a new favorite drink here in Peru. It’s called Chicha Morada. It is seriously the juice from this special purple corn mixed with other fruit juices and it’s amazing!! I could drink 34 gallons of it right now haha. So the next time you go to that Peruano resturante ask for chicha, and arroz chafa its rice with meats and vegetables and its awesome haha. I can’t wait to get back and test the authenticity of that place haha. 

So that’s about it for this week but I just have a feeling I need to share a little of my testimony with you guys today. I know with all of my heart and soul that this church is true. I know that I have a lot of opportunities in this life with sports and school and other things but I have come to realize that there is nothing more true and perfect and worthwhile in this life than living and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know how it can bless families and lives and that’s why I’m here on the front lines of the Lords armies teaching the people of Peru how to obtain happiness. I know you guys can’t be here teaching but you have the ability to take advantage of your time at home like I never did. You don’t understand how much the Lord needs us. Every person in this church is a missionary because every person in this church has a testimony and faith that can touch the lives of other people. So never ever, not even once, put the things of the world over the things that we know are true and the things of our Lord. We may be living our lives in harmony with His teachings but there are millions of people who aren’t and need our help. God loves every single one of us more than we can imagine and he wants every person in this world to return to live with Him so it is our responsibility in this life to preach the gospel and help others learn and live the things that we know are true. YOU ALL CAN CHANGE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok so that’s what I felt like I should share and I’m gonna leave it at that. I love you all so much and I work hard for you every single day. Just know that I may not be at home with you guys but I am blessing your lives through being here. I love you all so much and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!! Save me so turkey haha!! Talk to ya fools next week.

Much love

Elder Asher Dean Wilson  

In the evenings for P-Day we go and teach!! P-Day is only 10-6 30ish!!
No Thanksgiving doesn’t exist here it sucks haha.........

Keep going on splits with the Elders!! You don’t understand how much we need the help of members!!

What Orellana does during language study haha

Christmas in Peru 

With Anderson and Genaro

Our whole zone got jerseys!!!! ‏

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday. November 17. 2014-Week 15

Since Asher couldn't send any pictures this week, I added one of my own. Asher & Tate 10 years ago this month, 8 and 5 years old.

Mi Familia!!

Well I hope you kept all of my pictures because I plugged my memory card into the computadora today and it went freakin crazy and now every single one of my pictures that I had are deleted. I had like 250!! How am I supposed to get them all back!?!? Ahhhh I had so many awesome pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well I guess I’ve got a lot more time on this mission but it just freakin sucks haha. 

Holy crap!! Nieve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Snow) Wow I wish I was home to be in the snow!! Its 45 billion degrees here and it just gets hotter and hotter every single day!! The hats you sent are really starting to come in handy haha. But seriously how fun!! I miss the snow like crazy and it’s just another thing I’m looking forward to getting back to in 2 years. And my MAVS taking care of business in the snow and heading to state!! That’s what I'm freakin talking about!! I can’t believe that they’re doing this good and I’m so proud of them. If you can get a message to Judd or the team somehow just tell them to take care of freakin business and leave everything on the field!! I wish that I was there to watch that game!! Also tell Tate to freakin learn how to drive!! Hahahahaha I can’t believe that he crashed my perfectly good car without a single scratch on it hahaha. No Tater Tot it’s all good just be careful and stop driving like a woman hahaha!! A Peruano resturante en Idaho!!!! That’s so awesome but I will have to test the authenticity of that sucker when I get home because trust me I am eating the realest Peruano food on the planet right now haha. Also Taters new calling is awesome!! He’s such a freakin leader and he doesn’t even know it haha. That kids gonna make one killer Elder someday. 

So this week was awesome and really busy. First off you asked if I’ve eaten anything weird in Peru well this week I ate something that literally defines weird haha. Chicken crap sacs!! I seriously ate the sac that holds the crap in a chicken. They clean it obviously (well I am en Peru entonces yo espero haha) but they don’t taste half bad haha. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to serve these en el Estados Unidos hahaha.

So this week I had a companerismo change for a day with Elder Encarnacion and that went really good. It was en mi area entonces I had to lead and plan every leccion and I did a really good job!!

I also had a nasty ingrown toenail this week!! I dug it out and clipped it myself because I don’t trust Peruano medicine for nada but it hurt so bad!! Possibly the worst foot pain I have every felt haha but I’m all good right now.

This week we were also called testigos del diablo by a borracho haha. Basically a drunk guy called us missionarios of the devil haha. We had a good talk with him and now have a leccion planned with him for next week!! Crazy people here en Peru.

So this weekend our whole zone made the long trip to Piura (5 hours) to go to a reunion del mision. Every single elder y hermana en this mission was there!! But first off on the way to Tumbes to get to the bus for Piura our little bus had a high speed tire blow out and we almost went flying off of a bridge!! What they heck I was freaking out haha but were all ok and we made it to Tumbes perfectly fine. Just another thing that tells me that God is watching out for his missionaries. Because litterally we were inches from crashing over the barrier and into a river haha. I seriously thought we were gonna die! So en Pirua Elder Orellana and I stayed in the house of some of the zone leaders en Piura and they were really cool and in the morning we went to conference. It was awesome the guy who spoke was a member of the first presidency in the 70. His name was Elder Evans and he is the person basically second in command of all missionary work!! He works directly with Elder Holland!! His talk was amazing. It was obviously about mission work but it was also about repentance and the importance of repentance for your investigatores!! He also was a missionary in Japan so he spoke in Japanese for us so that was pretty cool. The other crazy thing was that he couldn’t speak a word of Español so someone had to translate the entire talk of him and his wife!! Gotta do what you’ve gotta do haha. I also met Riley Hansen’s cousin at the conference! His name is Elder Tulley I think but he was cool and it was good to talk about Riley cause I miss that fool!!

We’ve been teaching a lot this week and especially with this 19 year old kid named Edgar. He is attending a university here in Zarumilla and works all the time but in his free time all he wants to do is play futbol and hear our message. So we hang out with him a lot and he has a date to be baptised for the 13th of Diciembre!! I’m way happy for him because he’s about to change his life and make the best decison of his life!! We also have baptism plans for Elvis and his family, Claver and his wife Jessica, and Edgar!! For Diciembre.

Today we went to the manglares here in Zarumilla and saw some crazy animals including like 100 spiders as big as my face. Today I also cut my hair normal haha. I had pictures but guess what?? They’re freakin gone!! We’re gonna have hermano Christian (our ward mission leader) help us get them back cause he’s awesome with computers. And that about wraps it up for this week. 

So I miss you guys like freakin crazy!! More and more every single day. But don’t worry about me because I’m doing great!! My spanish is freakin awesome and I am learning more and more every single day. By the time I get home I’ll be great at Spanish and Perry will be awesome at the piano. So keep having fun and loving life at home. I know this church is true with all of my heart, it’s not even a question. I would do anything to help others receive the happiness I have in this life through the gospel. So always remember every member of our church is a misionario so go out and share your testimony with others. I love you guys so much and I hope you have a great week!!

Much love 

Elder Asher Dean Wilson     

Yes I love all the kids here they're amazing!!
I think I’ll have another 2 1/2 to 4 months in Zarumilla because it’s so far away from every other area they keep us here for a while
Yes we can lock our house and even though they say Zarumilla is the most dangerous area in all the misson we haven’t had any probs
On Sundays we first round up all of our new investigators on hermano Franciscos moto and then head to church. After church we eat lunch all together at a member’s house and then head out to teach. At 7 we go to Elder Russell’s house and hang out and report our numbers and plan for the week. Un Domingo normal aquí en Peru. 
And what’s happening in the NFL?
Elder Orellana and I are doing good. I mean there’s always a problem here and there but once you realize that we’re missionaries and are here with the same goal everything works out!! A good relation with your companion is essential to have the spirit!! 
Also sorry I can’t spell in English any more haha. 
But I’m doing great. No problems to report right now it’s just crazy that I almost have 4 months here!!
The hardest part is.......I really don’t know. It’s just life now and I’m so used to it. Actually not having any more peanut butter is the hardest freaking part!! When I serve in Piura they have big Walmart type stores with Peanut butter but in Zarumilla heck no they don’t have any haha. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday. November 10. 2014-Week 14

Stake President, Pier, Elder Wilson, & Elder Orellana.
I asked Asher why his ties were all so short, did they shrink? His response: "Hahahahahaha ohhh mom I love ya!! It's just a new Asher thing haha. At home its the stache but here its the tie!"

Mi Familia!!

Hey guys!! I’m glad to hear that everything went good this week without problems. It’s so funny to picture mom doing my part of the yard work haha!! So does Logan basically live at our house now because if so I’m gonna need my room back in 2 years haha. Also please keep praying and texting Aaron I have been praying for him and fasting for him so hard but I need your guys help at home!! So I officially have over 100 days in my mission!! Today I have 105 days and that means I’m over 1/7th done with my mission!! I’ve gotta work harder, time is flying!! That’s so awesome that Mt. View is doing great in football!! I wish I could be there to watch them!!! Thanks for sending another package and I love hearing about all the people that came over. I am so thankful for every single one of them in my life and I pray for them all daily!! 

So this week was a great one!! I’ll start off by saying we have 3 people with dates for baptism right now. Claver (13 of December) Elvis (13 of December) and Jenny once again (29 of Noviembre) so please please please add them all to your prayers!!

Ohh I have a question. When should I change my toothbrush?? I have been using the same one for the last 3 1/2 months and really have no idea to when to change it hahaha. I’m so lost without you mom hahahaha. Also Dear Elder is working once again I got a butt load of letters haha.

So this week we had interviews with Presidente Rowley and Hermana Rowley. They were good, actually great!! Presidente Rowley is so inspired and knows exactly what to say to get me more and more excited to teach here in Peru and in Idaho after my mission!! He sure does have a lot of faith in me and that means a lot!! And with his wife she wanted to hear about an event with our family so I told her all about our trip to Hawaii. I want another one of those someday so get planning hahaha.

Then on Saturday and Sunday we had Stake Conferencia. It was awesome we had a member of the 70 there!! His talks were amazing!! His name was Elder Freaking WILSON and he is from Bolivia. So I guess I found my Latino father hahaha. Also Presidente and Hermana Rowley spoke and the theme was mission work and why we are saints and not Mormons. They were awesome and I want to be known as a Saint of Jesus Christ and not a Mormon so that’s a change I’m gonna make. We are saints!! Our whole ward traveled to conferencia en Tumbes en 2 huge buses!! It was a party haha.

Today for P Day we went with our district to Aguas Verdes to shop for crap and then played Monopoly, en Español, as a district. I kicked butt and won haha. So that’s about it for this week. Lots of teaching and I am learing spanish so fast now!! I have such a love for these people I would literally do anything for them!! So that’s about what I’m feeling right now. Pumped and ready to work!!

So that’s all for this week. I hope you guys have an amazing week in the greatest state on Earth!! I’m working hard here for you guys and just know that I’m always thinking about you. The church is so true I know it with all my heart and soul. I love teaching the gospel because I know only through this gospel of Jesus Christ people can really be happy. Also that’s freakin crazy that Taylor Hart is almost done with his mission!! Just another thing that makes me know this mission will be so fast!! It seems like he just left last week!! Well I sure do love you guys and miss you like crazy but I know I’m in the right place. I love you all so dang much!! 


Elder Asher Dean Wilson

Yes I like bananas and fish and onions and basically every food even tomatoes haha
Yes my zone leaders brought me my packages
Pier is not the oldest he has an older sister and he’s serving in Lima, South
We have family home evening every week (with a group of members)
We teach every week at church 
Didn’t take the sacrament because we had conference and then Zarumilla hate voting for the President of this area and that craps crazy so they shut down church for the day haha

I want: Pics of the San Diego and Boise Temple, always more peanut butter.

I have Perry's drawings all over my casa. I love them!!

Ramoz Christmas Tree

Perry's Birthday sign. Happy Birthday Perry!!!

My zone eating pizza because we have a new dominos in Tumbes 

A bag of baby pigs on the back of a moto hahahahaha

The Family Home Evening Crew

The Center of Nutrition here in Zarumilla hahahaha

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday. November 3. 2014-Week 13

Mi familia!!

A great week here in Peru!! Ok I’m sorry but this is going to have to be quick because we have to go with Pier tonight to Tumbesa for his setting apart,  he leaves tomorrow!! So this week started awesome. We made brownies and they turned out great, more like a brownie cake but still awesome!! I’m glad to hear that your letters came because I got my packages and mail this week too!! Thanks for all the awesome stuff!! I have Perry’s pictures hanging all over my house!! Seriously you guys are amazing it made my week!!

Our bishop is the owner of a100+ acres of banana farms so we went and worked with him this week and it was so cool!!! We used machetes and hacked down trees (sorta like pumpkin carving hahaha) and explored and got attacked by spiders and other insects that were freakin huge it was sweet!!

Ohhh ya all the bracelets you guys sent........the kids here freakin love them!! I’m trying not to give away too many right now but they all want them hahahaa.

Because Piers leaving tomorrow we set up their Christmas tree this week. It’s about 3 feet tall and has like 10 decorations but hey it gets the job done haha. It was fun to start up Christmas because they don’t celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving here. Also I only have 1 more Halloween left in my mission hahaha.

This week the work was really good. My spanish is like day and night difference from last week!! I can seriously understand everything people say and i can freakin speak spanisha!!! It’s so crazy to think about me speaking spanish 3 months ago hahahaha.

But ya we’ve been contacting familias en la calles a bunch and it’s been awesome!! We contacted and set citas con 21 nueva familias esta semana!! Lots of work to do!! We also have a new date for baptisms with an investigator named Claver. He is 21 and easily has the most excitement about the gospel than any other person so far he reads and prays and the whole deal!! He has the spirit big time with him!! We set his fecha for the 13 of Diciembre. So add him to your prayers please we need your helpa!! That’s about all for this week. 

So it sounds like you all had an great week and that Perry’s birthday was amazing!!

Lauren will do amazing in her mission!!!!!!! Tell her to prepare well cause this work is hard but it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo worth it!!

It sucked missing Halloween and most importantly Perry’s birthday but I know this mission is blessing you all and I will be home before you know it!!  Ahhhhh I have more to say but I really have to go because were leaving soon. I love you all so much this work is amazing and I know it’s true. Keep being awesome!! I love you all so much!!

Elder Wilson

Hermana Rebecca baking us brownies!! The recipe you sent was great!!

My packages came!!! THANK you!!!

New mosquito net covering my bed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday. October 27. 2014-Week 12

At Leos party with Anderson and Genaro

Mi Familia!!!

Hey guys!! Well this week has been anything but slow. Time is seriously starting to move so fast here it’s insane!! I feel like I was just emailing you yesterday!! So it sounds like all is good at home. Tate nice job on the season bud. Sounds like you really made a huge impact on the field and earned some well deserved attention. Now enjoy your break, eat some food you freakin bean pole haha, and get ready to go out and kick some butt with your club team!! I can’t wait to get home and watch your senior season!! Wow that’s a crazy thought haha. And sorry Perry that you had a rough week:( I hate being sick and I know you do to so just remember that your crazy missionary brother is always praying for you. Also this is for Perry: Happy birthday girly!! I can’t believe your turning 9 in 4 days!! That seriously just blows my mind. I wrote you a letter so I’m not going to say too much here but I love you and I hope you have an amazing day!! 

This week was rough for 1 reason. Every single one of our baptism dates fell through. All 4 of them!! They all have the desire to be baptized but every investigator has to attend church 3 times in a row to be baptized and none of them showed up this Sunday. We even went to their houses to pick them up for church!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh it’s so upsetting for me. So it’s time to replan and work with them to set a new date because they all still want to be baptized but I guess this was the Lords way of saying that they’re not ready right now.

We had a reunion de Zona this week in Puyango and that went good. Just our zone leaders telling us to keep working and set higher goals for baptisms and other stuff like that. It was good and our zone leaders have the spirit with them for sure!! They always get me so excited to help the people here!! We also have a new greenie so I am no longer the baby in our area!! He was pretty stressed but I talked to him and hopefully reassured him a little.

We had 2 birthdays this week. First for Elder Moses, hes now 20, and second for Leo, hes a little 6 year old in our ward. It was a good time and we met a lot of new people so hopefully new investigators!! Also a missionary returned from his mission 3 days ago!! His names Danny and he served in Argentina. He’s awesome and he’s already gone on visits with us!! That is way important! I hope Tate goes on visits with our missionaries because it makes a big difference in leccions, and you and dad too!! The español is still coming good and I am seriously understanding so much more and more every day now!! I can’t wait until you guys get to hear me at Christmas!!

I punted a dog this week. We got straight up attacked by a pack of them and I broke my foot off on one of them it was awesome!! This mission is seriously crazy!!!!! We don’t have the same problems in Peru that you have in the US but we have problems that’s for sure haha. This week there were people killed in shootings and drive bys hahaha gotta love my area!!

So that’s it for this week. I am healthy I am happy and I am working my butt of for the Lord. And you can bet that I won’t stop working for him until my life is over because every member of this church is a missionary. Always remember that. Keep saving those shows for me mom and we will have a week of catching up when I get home haha. Well I love you guys and miss you so so so so so so so much it’s crazy!! So ya I love you all I hope you are all doing well at home work and school and sports and I am always praying for you. I hope you have a great week!! 


Elder Asher Dean Wilson

P.S. Someone tell me how my chargers doing in the NFL!!

Moto with a fin #swag

This is where people dump all of their garbage. It just got cleaned out you should have seen it before haha ‏ 

Leo's birthday

Elder Orellana got a little tired during our nightly planning hahahaha