There was no official email this week due to Christmas and transfers so I thought I, (Elder Ashworth's mum) would share a little bit about what he has been up to the last couple of days - mainly through photographs. Just so you know, Elder Ashworth was transferred on Monday 26th December to Warsaw where he is going to serve with Elder Einfeldt as an office Elder. He loved serving in Lublin but he is looking forward to a new adventure.
On Christmas Eve, he and Elder Dooley travelled to a village in the south-east of Poland called Tomaszów Lubelski. This is where my grandad (Elder Ashworth's great-grandad) Wladislaw Josef Wisniewski was born in 1926. Grandad escaped from Auschwitz during the Second World War and was also forced to work on a farm in Germany from where he also escaped. At the end of the war he joined the Polish Free Army and his division were sent to Oswestry, Shropshire in the UK. He met my grandma and then settled in the UK. He died in 2009 and is buried in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Grandad's sister and her family still live in Tomaszow and this is who Elder Ashworth and Elder Dooley went to meet and celebrate Wigilia with.
|Elder Ashworth with his great-grandad's sister|
|family grave in Tomaszow with memorial to grandad|
|Grandad Josef (1926-2009)|
|outside a wooden church|
|Christmas Day skype|