Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Speaking Spanish

"Bueno hoy voy a escribirles en español porque no tengo mucho para decirles y esto lo hace mas divertido!!! entonces ayer acabamos el cambio y era mi cuarto aquí en el trébol. Hoy me llamaron y me dijeron que tengo cambios pero no se adonde hasta mañana en nuestro reunión de cambios. Estoy muy feliz por esta oportunidad a ir a otro área pero también estoy medio triste que tengo que salir este área y dejar esas personas que quiero tanto acá. Los cambio siempre me hace pensar en el trabajo que he hecho y de verdad puedo decir que he dado todo de mi en los últimos 6 meses que pase en esta zona. Amo la obra y estoy agradecido por poder participar en ella." 
Haha I love you guys tons and have fun translating!!!!!! have a great week!!!!:)
Elder Johnson 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Visiting Members of Our Church

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
midst of them."      Mathew 18:20
"We have been visiting people who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints. Recently we traveled outside of Hawassa to meet with a
small group of faithful members who are so far from church that they don't
usually get to attend. They still read the Book of Mormon and study the Gospel
 Principles book every Sunday. Everyone who lived nearby came to see us too. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy 24th of July!

Here are the grandchildren together for the 24th in Utah and
Owen in Idaho. I don't know how to photoshop him in.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Eleven Grandchildren!

Elma Clare McDaniel: Born July 15, 2015
6 pounds 12 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long.
The Tanner and Kristine McDaniel family now have 3 girls.
People talk about the blessings families receive when
someone is serving a mission. What better blessings than
having 3 new grandchildren while we have been gone. Even
 our family friends living in our Utah home had twins in April.
We are so thankful for all of our blessings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Elder Johnson in Peru

Elder Johnson had a work visit with this Elder.
"I will tell you about one man who is 28. We met him because we contacted his
 dad in the street and he invited us to his house. We taught him and he got baptized
but the really awesome thing is how the Lord prepared him to receive the gospel.
He is a mining engineer who had been out of work for 6 months when we found
him. His family was pretty down and were worried that he wasn't ever going to
find work. After he got baptized, he received two job offers and is now working
and a member of the church. I know that at the Lord prepares people to hear the
gospel (even if he has to take away their job for six months so that they have time
to listen to the missionaries)."                          Love you guys!      Elder Johnson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Elder Johnson has been serving One Year !

Matt needs to start sending photos soon. This is one of 4 cousins from 1996. Where are they today? Elder Tyler Brown in Argentina, Elder Ethan Brown soon to be in Japan. Cassady in College, and Elder Matthew Johnson in Peru.
"In honor of having one year in the mission this week, I want to share my testimony with you all."
"Here in the mission I have learned lots of things, but most of all I have grown in my testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and the atoning sacrifice that he offered for us. I know that the purpose of our lives here on earth is to make and keep covenants with our Heavenly Father personally and as a family.  I know that Heavenly Father loves us and because He does, He has called inspired servants to help us pass our earthly test in this fallen world. I know that if we listen and follow the prophets, we will never be led astray. We will be able to receive the greatest gift of all the gifts our Heavenly Father has for us which is to become like Him. I am grateful for the temple and the fact that we are going to be able to enjoy all of these blessings as a family. I love each and everyone of you and I pray that we will always have the strength and resolve to keep the sacred covenants we have made so that we can be an eternal family.
 I testify of these things in the name of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, amen."                      Elder Johnson 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Share the Gospel!!!

"Happy Birthday to the United States of America!!!
To celebrate, I bought a snickers, drank a coke and then made
a peanut butter sandwich. It was possibly the best 4th of July ever."
 ****FLASHBACK PHOTOS*** (Matt didn't send any)

"Awesome Moment of the Week:"
"Yesterday we were walking and we saw an older lady washing her bus
with a broom and a rag but I noticed that she couldn't reach the top. So I
asked her if I could help her, but she just shook her finger at me. (Which
 means, I'm Catholic, leave me alone.) But instead of leaving, I started to
explain to her how God made me tall and gave me long arms so I could
help people clean their buses, ha. After about 5-10 seconds, she turned
around and gave me the broom!!! it was awesome because I got to clean
her bus and my companion contacted her and now she is way excited to
have us visit her. Haha, I love being a missionary. There is nothing else in
this whole world that I could be doing than being a missionary!! Ha,
I love you all and you should all look for dirty buses and opportunities to
 SHARE THE GOSPEL!!!"     Elder Johnson