Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
1. Am I worthy? 2. Have I done everything I could?
If the answer to both of these questions is yes, I have learned that the best thing to do is "put your shoulder to the wheel and keep pushing!" I love you guys tons, have a great week."
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
"This week we found and contacted lots of families to teach. Now if they watch General Conference, they can gain a testimony of the living apostles and prophets! I have been thinking about that a lot, the fact that in our days we have men chosen by God to bear special witness of the resurrected Christ. I am really excited for the opportunity we are going to have to listen to General Conference. I hope that each of us can take advantage of this great opportunity and that we can receive personal revelation for ourselves and our families. Have a great week!" Elder Johnson
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
|There's Matt, back row, far right. He needs to start sending photos again.|
"We had a meeting with our mission president and learned about how to better teach people instead of lessons and the importance of listening to and getting to know the people we teach so we can truly have charity for them. I feel like this applies to everyday life. Love you guys tons!" Elder Johnson
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
|No photos again, so here is a flashback from the Bountiful Temple on a very cold day about 10 years ago.|
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
|Back when Matt was the shortest of the Johnson Men|
"This week was awesome! We worked really hard in our area and we are seeing
the fruits of our work. I want to share something today about fasting. We have
all read or heard Isaiah 58 about fasting and blessings and those who fast with
real intent and thinking of others and their needs instead of always thinking
about ourselves. This week I was able to do that(really focus on others and their
needs0. When I started, it looked like everything was going worse, but I kept
going. When I finished my fast, it still seemed like everything was going bad,
but I prayed that I was fine with whatever outcome, but I just wanted to know
that it was the Lord's will. Later that night, things really turned around and we
finished the week strong and were able to help lots of people. I know the Lord
loves each of us and when we entrust ourselves to his will, He can use us as
instruments in his work. I love you all and hope you have a great week"
from Elder Johnson's email
Monday, February 29, 2016
"My new companion is really good, his name is Elder Vaca. He is from Bolivia but lived in Spain for 8 years. (The other day, we talked about the Basque people and the running of the bulls). I am really excited to be training because I feel like the Lord blesses new missionaries a lot. This week a lot of great things happened in our area and we found a good young married couple."
"I love you all and I hope you have a great week" Elder Johnson
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
|On one of our trips, it seemed to be the season for baby camels to be born.|
Babies were everywhere, even very close to the car and crossing the road.
We live in Addis Ababa and have a branch close by in Megenagna but we also visit the missionaries and the branches of the church in Bekulobet, Debre Zeit, and Hawassa. We always love to see camels as we drive. Here are photos of some we have seen lately as we have traveled.
|About 100 camels crossed in front of us on the road to Hawassa. You can see one of the herders keeping them going after they crossed with his stick and his yellow jug for water. There are huts in the background and a termite hill in front.|
|There were about 100 camels walking through the fields between Addis Ababa and Debre Zeit from the expressway to|
|This one lives on a hotel compound in Hawassa.|
He couldn't stop chewing his toenails.
|Can you see the camels peeking over?|
|Camels Eating Cactus|
|The Grass is always Greener on the Other Side|
There is a little baby lying down in center.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
|Suddenly, this big silverback(Agashaya) slid backwards down a slope like a child sliding down the stairs then brushed against my knee as he passed by. He was followed by a female with her baby on her back. It was amazing, we had a great experience!|
|Beautiful Gardens where 250 thousand people are buried.|
|They left the gunshot holes in the Parliment Building in Kigali as a remimder.|
Monday, February 1, 2016
|We had the opportunity to go to Rwanda for a few days. It is a beautiful, very|
clean country with a thousand hills. We ate dinner in this restaurant, "Heaven".
|There were fantastic views from the hilltops. This view is from Heaven.|
|The church has only been in Rwanda for|
two years. We went to Rwanda to meet
a young man that has been a member
for two years and was prepared to be
set apart and serve a mission.
|We stopped at a market and bought|
this tiny fruit. The dried packet opens
and it tastes really good, like citrus.