Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Matt and mormon.org

"One day we were walking and a guy came out of his house. He started spewing out every anti Mormon thing I have ever heard. Apparently, he had been looking up the church on the internet the night before"
(If he wanted to know, he should have gone to  mormon.org  )
"After telling him that the things he read weren't true, for example, "Mormons hate black people", "My parents live in Africa and love black people." He let us in to teach him about the restoration and he actually liked it. It was a super awesome lesson and I felt the spirit so much. We had a really good week and I just love being a missionary!!"

"I did a work visit with an elder and
learned that it's not a good idea to
leave your dirty plates out for more
than a month." Elder Johnson

Monday, August 17, 2015

Transfer Week in Ethiopia

It's transfer week and we are moving 10 minutes away but we are still companions. We love serving with the youngElders and the members in the branches here. We love the good people throughout Ethiopia. Here is a slide Dale made about a conference we attended.

'Our conversion is a lifelong process as we strive to become like our Heavenly Father.'

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"The Lord's Team"

Elder Johnson was able to attend this family's sealing in the Temple
last week.
'This week, we had to teach a zone meeting and I always love
preparing to teach because that is when I really feel like I learn the
most, when I'm teaching. I know this is the Lords work and He isn't
going to fail. Because I am on His team, it means I can't fail either.
I love the Gospel and I know that sometimes we feel like we are
failing or the world is beating us but all we have to do is remember
whose team we are on and that He will never lose." Elder Johnson  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Saving Newborns in Nazaret

Training Dolls
We attended part of a Neonatal Resuscitation and Newborn Care
Training given to nurses, midwives, doctors, and professors. LDS
Charities works with Ethiopian Pediatric Societies to teach people
to save newborn babies and then train others to do the same. They
teach ways to help babies breathe, stay warm, get nourishment, and
teach kangaroo care to the mothers. Many newborns have been saved.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


"I had transfers and am in a place called Los Olivos (still in Lima).I am with a
companion from Peru named Elder Quezada. My area is super awesome and so
is my comp. Something fantastic that happened this week is that I went to a
sealing in the temple of a family that I was working with. It was the first one
that I have been to and it was awesome!!! I love the temple!
"I also ate guinea pig so that was also pretty tasty. I love you all!" Elder Johnson

Table Tennis in Ethiopia

Yes, they do have ping pong in Ethiopia.