Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Matt and Lacey

Today is Lacey's birthday. Here she is with Matthew
"This week was super awesome! We were able to find lots of investigators and the people we are teaching are progressing really well. This week we had a meeting with Elder Rasband and it was great! Elder Rasband is super humble and loving. Before the meeting started, we all went up and shook his hand and you could feel the goodness of his spirit. After the meeting with Elder Rasband, I had my last leadership meeting with President Archibald because he finishes a week before me. He talked about principles and the importance of always being obedient to the principles and to our leaders." Elder Johnson

"My New Area is Awesome"

"It is a little agriculture town and it reminds me a lot of the Pacific Northwest. My new
companion is from Colombia and is named Elder Cardenas. This week we found a lot
of good familias and if we work hard, we are going to be able to have a lot of success.
This Friday we are going to have a meeting with Elder Rasband and I am super excited!
Also, a fun fact about my area is that there are a lot of ruins. They aren't from the Inca's,
but are way older. There is one city named Caral and it is the oldest ruin in the
American continent. The only city older is Mezopotamia. I am sprinting to the finish."
Love you all and I hope you have a great week!"  Elder Johnson

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Leaving Lima

"Today is another day of transfers and yes, I am getting changed.  For my last change, I am leaving Lima and am going to be on the coast about 4 hours to the North in a place called Barranca. I am really excited to get there and start working hard. I have 2 weeks to find people to baptize my last week and so I have nothing to do but work my gut out. The other day, during our district meeting, we talked about charity and the way we can show love for people. We talked about how giving, shows love and as missionaries, we give the best gift a person could give, which is the restored Gospel. All my life, I have thought about myself but I have learned that the more rewarding thing to do is think of others. I am excited to have a new area for my last change because I will have no distractions and I promise all of you that for my last change, I am going to be lost I the work. Haha , if I hadn't lost my baptism pants, I would bring them home wet. I love you all and I hope you have a good week!"  Elder Johnson  

"The person teaching and the person teaching both learn"

"This week was pretty awesome, we had some baptisms and they turned out really good.
We were also able to find lots of good quality investigators. I am am grateful for every
day that I have to teach. It really is true what it says in Doctrine and Covenants 50 that
when someone teaches by the spirit, the person teaching and the person listening both
learn by the spirit. I know that the gospel is line upon line and the little things really
matter. I love you all, have a great week!"  Elder Johnson