|We visited the National Museum of Ethiopia. We saw Lucy and other|
skeletons. There were also artifacts from Ethiopian history and works of art.
|Pillows made of wood.|
|'After his baptism, Miguel shared his testimony that his prayers were really|
answered by his Heavenly Father and that he knows the church and the Book
of Mormon are true. It made me realize that I can talk as much as I want, but
I can't make someone have a testimony... But the Spirit can.
I love the Gospel and the opportunity to be a missionary." Elder Johnson
|Addis has been constructing a light rail system since before we came. We are very excited for it to be completed as it will have a huge impact on travel here. Hopefully, it will be easier for them to get to church also. Can you see the stairway up?|
|A platter of Enjera with different vegetables, legumes, meats and cheese.|
Also, rolls of enjera on the side to eat it with.
|Elder Johnson and Elder Beckstead. We were able to Skype with Matt on|
Mothers Day and he looks and sounds great. He said, 'The time really flies
here but I love it more than anything else in my whole life."
|"Pig skin/fat/hair...that was in my beans|
|"Another change has come and gone and I am staying in Trebol. We worked|
super hard and found a bunch of people and fasted Saturday night that they
would come to church and what do you know, 4 people who we weren't
really expecting showed up to church and stayed the whole time!
The church is true and I love you guys!" Elder Johnson.
|The Church Historian, Elder Snow, his wife, and his assistants came to visit Ethiopia with President Hamilton of the Area Presidency and his wife. They came to visit some early Christian sites and the rock churches in Axum and Lalibella as well as the people here. We were able to attend two very inspiring and interesting meetings with them. They are very educated and have a great knowledge of the scriptures and Church History. The assistants, Brothers Turley and Nielson, have written many books and the topics of interest at lds.org. In 2019, they will be coming out with a comprehensive, 4 volume set of church history written in a narrative form. They will also be available online for free and we are really looking forward to reading them. They encouraged us all to keep our own record and write the feelings of our hearts and how we see the hand of God in our lives each day. Here is a good quote from our meetings,|
"The smallest pencil is greater than the longest memory"