Monday, October 27, 2014
To be Clear
My Preparation Day (P Day) is now Mondays
Also my mailing address is, well actually I will get it next week I forgot it but I sent it in one of my mass emails a couple of weeks ago and it should show up on face-book again soon because of my awesome step mom!
But anyway for this week nothing to wild just another week out in the mission ha ha. But I did have some cool stuff worth talking about this week. The gift of tongues is real. I have made so much progress and its so nice. I can now have a legit conversation with people and know what’s going on which is cool but I still make mistakes and its difficult for me to talk in past tense still but that’s okay because its better everyday. I can also read the preach my gospel in Spanish and know exactly what it is talking about which is also a huge jump for me. The book of Mormon is still tough but that’s okay because I am going to keep working hard and keep on getting better!
Any ways, make time for the book of Mormon guys.... really. It is a huge help in our life’s and God has given it to us to learn from. I know you will receive blessings if you take 10 minutes out of your day and just read a little. Heck all ye all have cell phones just use one of those suckers to take a little time to read the book of Mormon instead of burning time on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook. It sounds dumb but you really will have a better day. I KNOW that I wasn't always the best example but the mission has made me want to change into a better person. Really I know it's easy to become lax and not really care any more that's how I lived but if you make time for god he will make time for you and you will be blessed. that is my testimony for you all. Be grateful for what you have tons of people down here live in some pretty bad stuff.
Well shoot! I am out of time but keep writing me guys I love hearing from you. and it means a ton to me if you take a little time out of your day to write me a quick email.
Not going to lie this week is going to be pretty rough for me.... I am really missing my mom but I know she is proud of me and I know she knows I am working my hardest out here. Well I love you all and I can´t wait to hear from you.
Love Elder Johnson
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Well, another great week down here in Chile, Not a whole lot happend this week but we did have some pretty soild lessons. I feel like I am starting to get the spanish down so that's nice. Also, I am able to talk a lot more during lessons and people are able to understand me better which is also super cool. Each day gets better....which is a huge blessing for me. I got a haircut from this crazy cuban dude and it was really cool! He used a razor blade to cut my hair and its the best haircut I have ever had.
I am still not getting as much done as I want even though I work very hard but that's alright because we will keep going and keep becoming better and better. Make each day better that's my challenge for this week...to all that read my letter. You didn´t have a good week? You didn´t get done what you needed to this week!? Well change it up this week make this week better than the last make each day better, too.
No funny stories this week other than we found a lady that honestly believed aliens would save here and that Jesus was the master alien. She believed that He would save us one day from the evil race of aliens that live in another galaxy. That was interesting hahahaha.... We also found a church that plays rock 'n roll music every Sunday for there meetings which is way funny haha I about died when we went walking past it. THEY WHERE GOING HARD!! The best part is they where dressed in sunday clothes like us hahahaha.
Did you know that the FLDS have missinarys too!? Neither did I! However, I am pretty sure I saw some on the streets a couple of days ago. They have green missionary name tags instead of black and I was really confused. I didn´t get to talk to them or anything becuase they where far away but my comp told me that's what they were. I am not sure where there church is or anything down here but it was different.....that's one thing for sure...
Well as always just know I love you all and I miss all of you tons. Please, keep writing me as you make me look foward to my p-days! Sorry for no pictures.... the computer is being stupid! So, that's all for this week and I will talk...no...write to you guys next week. Remember your goal: Make this week better!
Love you all!
Monday, October 13, 2014
Haha so I got a story for you guys this week. My comp for being a trainer is really bad at being orgaized me, being the new missionary am not sure what is going on the entire time but here is what happend. So we went to a house for lunch and when we knocked on the door this guy let us in no problem so we sat down and he was talking to us and then my comp asked so whats for lunch and the guy looked at us like we where crazy and said I didn't make lunch for you guys I am not even part of your church I just let you in because I want to join your church! Ahhh! So we taught him the first lesson and we have another date for him set
Anyway I had been praying really hard that we could become more orgainzed this week becuase it is horrible how my comp has messed things up in this sector. It is a mess.... Well it was at least. I had a dream of a new sytem that we could use to become more orgainzed. It is hard hard to explain over email but we have made huge improvements on are lessons we were also able to managed 6 dates this week for baptisms which was huge! I am so thankful that the Lord was able to answer my prayers on how to better organize ourselves.
Any way your advice for the week.
Pray to god (as always)
Organzation is HUGE. You can work as hard as you want but iff you are not organized you might was well shoot yourself in the foot.
Hard work and dedication!
The spanish is coming good it is better everyday. Sorry I can´t make this one longer I have to go now but just don´t forget your friend down in Chile! I love you all and be sure to keep working hard in your own lives and try to become better!
Love Elder Johnson
Monday, October 6, 2014
Well nothing to crazy happened this week to be honest. I got to watch confernce in english which was a super great time. It was nice to kind of take a break and listen to what they had to say. The Spanish is coming good I have made a lot of progress this week for some reason. I came out of a meeting where are president spoke and it was seriously like magic. I could all of the sudden speak and understand Spanish it was really strange.
Some advice I have for you guys. Follow the words of the Prophets, That is a huge thing they centered on this week. I know I wasn't always the best example but now that I have changed and made my self better and worked hard to become a better person. I am so much happier in my life. I am more in tune with the spirt and overall I just feel better with my self. Make a difference be someone better this week. That is my challenge to you. I know if you try you can become so much more than you ever thought you could. Remember you can't do anything with out three elements
1. The power of God. I know God is real. I have had many experiences so far that have testified this to me.
2. Hard work and dedication. Yes its hard to do things and we often don't have time or think I can do it later. That is not the way to live. You all can do anything if you live by these.
3. Good Attitude. Yes I know I spelled that wrong.... But anyway you get the just. Its hard to have a good one some times. This week I got some really nasty eye infection and it has been bugging me all week. I always have a headach and I also have other personal trials. But if you choose to have a good one you can be that much better. IT IS HARD, But it is worth it.
Not a whole lot happend this week other than that. My comp gets to go home soon and he is getting a little lazy so we haven't been able to get as much work done as I would like but I still push him to want to work harder. "I may not be the best missionary but ill be danged if I am not trying the hardest." Pray to Heavenly Father, I plead with you all I want you to feel the happiness I feel. I know you can if you just take some time out of your day. Read the Book of Mormon. You may think I am joking but I am being for real! You will have such a better day if you do. Even if its just a verse a day. The Lord will see that you are trying to make a difference and you will be blessed.
Sorry to go all religious on you guys this week but its my job. I want you to all be happy because I love you all. I want to thank you as always for all the love and support. You guys really make it worth it seeing that you are all behind me. Please keep in contact I want to hear from you all. Again I love you all especially my family. Huge shoutout to them for all the love and support they have given me