|Elder Johnson with Elder Wardell from Burlington, Wyoming.|
"The year is coming to an end and over all it has been one of the best years of my whole life.
I started this year training in my first area. I know that dad always tried to teach me how to
work but I just learned how to make great excuses. In my first area I really learned how to
work. I thought I knew everything, but I couldn't even speak Spanish. After training, I went to
my second area as a zone leader and I realized that I didn't know everything. Ha, the nice thing
about recognizing that you don't know everything is, that it lets you learn. I learned how to
trust in the Lord and that he could help me do the impossible, even when everyone else said
it couldn't be done. Then I moved to Los Olivos and had two Peruvian companions and really
learned to love the Peruvian people. Now I am here in Ventanilla and everyday I learn
something new. I had very big goals for 2015 and even though I didn't reach them number
wise, I never stopped working to complete them and I know that the Lord has seen what is in
my heart. That is one of my favorite parts of the gospel, that the Lord knows our hearts and he
will be just with us according to the desires we have and the efforts we make.
I love you and hope we can all set goals for this new year and strive to complete them.
Have a great new year!" Elder Johnson