Wednesday, May 20, 2015

National Museum of Ehiopia

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

10 Months in Peru

'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

Light Rail is Coming to Addis

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. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Matt in May

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
...on purpose!!!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

KFC in Peru

"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.

History in Ethiopia

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  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"