Thursday, September 17, 2015

Shaken but not Baken

So as you probably may of heard there was a pretty good sized earthquake down here in Chile and you know it was a pretty good time! I am here next to the coast right now and there was a huge Tsunami warning and everything and it was looking like bad news for us that's for sure! The big old sirens were going off and everyone in Chile was going nuts. When the earthquake hit we were in these really old ghetto apartment buildings and I thought we were dead. The thing started shaking pretty stinking bad and it was making all kinds of scary noises. What's funny is we had just started the lesson and we were praying when the earthquake hit. Everyone started booking it out of the buildings. We seriously all thought that we were toast! But we were all okay after all.

When we were walking back it was chaos. Like I literally felt like I was in a war movie or something people were driving like idiots there was a couple of car wrecks and we were just booking it back to the house when we get a call that there was going to be a tsunami from our zone leaders.  Without hesitation, we knew it was time to start booking it out of the low land and start getting to the high ground.

Lucky for us our apartment was right in the Tsunami warning zone so hahahah thats a good old time right? But also lucky for us some other elders live in a really old scary apartment building a good ways up the hill. 
So we booked it for their house that is a 10 story building but is super ghetto.  All through the night we could feel the aftershocks and at one point we thought the apartments was going to fall in. But all in all it was okay haha! Well you are wondering right now why is he writing me this story on a Thursday? We got a call from the zone leaders and they told us to write are families to tell them that we are okay! 
So that's that why you got an email today!  hahaha. Also BTW there was not a tsunami here which is kinda funny
Well that's all Love you all!
Elder Johnson

Editor's Note:

Here are some links of the earthquakes that Lance felt.

Picture taken from the web

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tiempo por un Bautismo!

I am super stoked to announce we had a baptism this week!  His name was Martin! We where not able to actually baptize him because his step-mother wanted his grandpa to do it for him. Martin is 13 years old and says he is thinking about serving a mission now! We are super happy for that. We found his step-mother and she had been inactive for about 3 years.  We found her and now she going to church every single week with Martin and his dad. Our next goal is to get the dad baptized. He is kind of a "Goon" though, so its going to take a lot of prayer and fasting to get him humbled enough to accept his baptism. We were able to confirm Martin on Sunday at church. 

I would like to thank you all for your support and love. I am working hard down here in Chile and I'm doing the best I can to make due with what I've got! I love you all and I hope you have a rad week! Sorry about the picture its pretty chanta! 
Love you all!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bible Bashing, Big Dogs and a Hard Cover Book of Mormon

Me and my comp had one heck of an experience yesterday. This pastor dude decided he wanted to fight with us. We wanted nothing to do with him we were just walking down the road minding our own stinking business then all the sudden this dude decided he wanted to fight us or bible bash us. We where already having a cruddy day so we kinda M16'd him.... It was pretty bad but funny. He was pulling all kinds of crap on us and we were able to come up with something to respond to him. It was pretty funny. because we where both just letting him have it. 

He kept trying to accuse Joseph Smith and stuff so we started talking to him about the first vision. He said that Joseph Smith wrote the book of Mormon. but no he actually translated the book of Mormon. Then he said he read half of the book of mormon and said he didn't feel anything so I looked him in the eyes and said Mr, If you really read the book of mormon then tell me whats it about. Tell me what's in it. He didn't know what to say so I explained to him that lying is a sin and he needs to repent of that now. I also explained to him that we are representatives of Jesus Christ and so he just lied to Jesus Christ. Ohhhh he started freaking out. Then my comp asked him what the name of his church was because him being a pastor owning his one church. He said it was the church of 

Then I said thats neat, We are the Church Of Jesus Christ not the church of Pentecost. He got all mad and went running into his house. I think that's the last we will see of him. But during this whole thing he was saying all kinds of crap that  wasn't real. like Joseph Smith raped children and that when we close temples down that we rape woman and do bad stuff in the temples because he had learned all of this information from an ex member of our church. Haha right because an ex member is the person to believe when it comes to learning things about not our church but the Church of Jesus Christ. I can't believe some people.

But other than that we had a pretty good week this week. We have a baptism this friday. So we are super stoked for that. My hardback Book of mormon saved me this week from getting bit by a HUGE dog. Haha we where walking down the road and I had my hardback book of mormon in my hand and this huge dog comes running out of no where and so my comp just starts booking it. But instead of running I took three steps back stood my ground this thing comes running up and I Swing and miss this dog by about half an inch the thing turns around and starts running I chase after it until it was pretty far away. I was super happy to have my good old hardback Book of Mormon with me.

Well thats about all for now. 
I hope you have a  great week this week
Love you!
Elder Johnson

Monday, July 13, 2015

My official return date

Well I am on my one year count down today. Wow right? My return day is the 12 of july and yesterday was the 12 of july pretty crazy how much time has passed. I plan to become the best missionary I can this year. I want to take this second year of my mission and just go as crazy as I can. 
I want to just work like a mad man to take care of what needs to be taken care of. I want to take out the trash this year.
I want to thank you all for keeping in touch with me and for your love and prayers my shoulder is doing a lot better and I will now be able to finish my mission which is a huge blessing. I am so happy for every thing I have been given and for my mission too. Thanks for all your love and support I could of not done it with out you guys helping me out and for helping me stay out here. I love you all and thanks for everything. See you in a year from now! I still don´t have one year in though thats whats funny! Well take care of yourselfs and I love you all.
Elder Johnson 
P.S. Funny fact time. I have now lived in chile longer than I have lived in Paradise utah haha how weird is that? 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Good Old Times

Haha well this week was another winner. 
Strange question time
1. Can you guys listen to hip hop from God?
2. Happy Asian FRIDAY!
 Me, What the heck is Asian firday?
 Black dude, Isn`t that how you say happy hacinan flag day in english?
3. Is there a lot of dirt in Utah?
 Me, yeah I think so? 

Well besides that it was a great old week my comp broke the sink, as you will see in the good old foto del semana.
Haha JK the computer is dumb and won`t let me send you a picture but we will save it for next week deal! 
As for the work its going pretty good out here. Just working like always the sister missionaries got shifted out because some weird dude tried following them on bikes or something and so the president's wife said no more. So now its just me and good old Bradesters runnen the good old El llano? Well K rad the vida!
Sorry I can`t make this longer take care!
Love you guys as always!
Elder Johnson

Monday, May 18, 2015

Been too long!

Hey!  Sorry I really suck at writing these but oh well haha you get one this week. I hope that you all have had a great week and as always don't forget to read your Book of Mormon and say your prayers every single week. 

Well we had change meeting nothing really changed as for me. I am still in the same place right now which is rad because we got some sick people here who are ready to follow Christ and get baptized which makes me super stoked. As for my shoulder well yea we are working with it still so just keep me in your prayers and that would be super duper rad. 
as for the foto del semana its pretty self explanatory I think. STOP HORESIN around yea guys and go REPENT SINNERS. Nah just kidding but just remember that your brother suffered for you so you could return one day to his kingdom. The power of the atonement is real guys I use it everyday. I wasn't always the best dude. But I am working on becoming the better dude every day out here. That's why we are here on the earth is to become better every single day. A saint is a sinner who keeps trying. Thats what we all need to remember at times I think. Well as always I love you guys. Please keep me in your prayers. Also got some homework for ye all haha. Find your favorite verse from the Book of Mormon and send it to me this week. I need some new stuff! Love to hear from you this week guys.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Not out of the Woods just yet....

Well heres the dealy deal here. So If I come home with out proof that I need to come home there is a 100% chance that I will not be able to come to santiago again and they will send me to some state mission IF I go back out. I really don´t want that I have a sheet of exercises that can help rebuild my shoulder but they hurt REALLY bad. My shoulder is driving me crazy. I can´t sleep sometimes when ever I try to use it for anything it doesn't work...
So even if it doesn't need surgery I might have to call it quits. But anyone that really knows me knows I will put up a reasty fight before I go down so yeah I am going to keep battling it out for as long as I can. Because I don´t want to have to come home. 
Well I got a bap for my birthday so that was sick also thank you so much for all the birthday wishes you guys are RAD. I love you all that took the time to send me a birthday wish I got the foto del semana aquí para ustedes! I promise that I am not that fat in real life its the shirt or something haha I look like a pig! Also her name is Daniela Andea Sotanzo Aguillena She looks REALLY Happy haaha

Well as always.
1- Me, So all is good for church this week right!? 
Investigator- No no I can´t go.
me- Why a not? 
investigator- Because every time I take the sacrament it makes me REALLY HUNGRY. LIKE REALLY HUNGRY 
Me- Okay do you want me to bring you a bag of cheerios or something? 
Investigator- Yes that would be great.
Me- Okay cool see you this sunday.

Hey Guess what its my birthday today!
Me- Okay your right maybe its not my birthday hahahaha