Wednesday, January 29, 2014

No water for the pila!

 So this week was super, well honestly the numbers dropped, but we had two hugely succesful baptisms, now I'm tired.

The big story is that we didn´t have a pila for our baptism yesterday because the water system was destroyed. so we kind of had an emergency. First off everyone we invited was mad that we couldn´t recall all of them and tell them that we had no water because we were panicking and talking to some guy 2 hours away about how to fix the system.... the result well we had two options... we know some people with a pool or we could go in the middle of the other church and their sacrament meeting and baptize..... we called the zone leaders and they said to go to the church soooo.... we did.. hahaha awkward but luckily the ward was super chill and everyone congratulated him... but geez that was stressful.  Then we went to our church just in time to start and he got confirmed with the baptism of Saturday. I´m getting old, or at least I´m beginning to feel old... haha
Definitely not gonna forget this.

Oh new record we got 18 investigators in sacrament meeting. This one guy named.. well I´m gonna say Christian was like... 

          "Hey guys you´ve taught me like 3 times and well I prayed about it and I felt peace sooooo.... I wanna get baptized" 
         We were like...,"uh uh oh uh... ok when?" 
         "Well like soon. Would tomorrow be good?"
          "uhh... well how would next Saturday be for you-us?"
          "Yeah ok, and I want you guys to talk to my sister.  She needs help and wants to be baptized too."

Yeah. just gotta say I love this future bishop. Hahaha, no but really, I love him man. He´s gonna get baptized on Saturday with the amazing air force family (ironically family peace.. air force.. get it) haha love them too and can´t wait to go to the temple with them and see them sealed... 

Man I Love missionary work.

Love ya all stay cool, try to think of a scripture for the whole day. personally I like alma 36:3.

see ya in two years or something. peace out

Elder Johnson

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Better late than....We'll just say a little late

OK  OK no one worry I´m  not dead.... :)

Now that that's over with, let me explain why I didn´t write on p-day, I went to Tegucigalpa and became a resident  of Honduras... yeah pretty sweet, never  thought I would speak spanish so easy.... it was a great feeling. I saw Elder Ditton ( he´s from my same school)  and we talked a bit. We didn´t really know each other before the mission but like we saw each around in school. It is weird to say it´s kind of a comfort to see someone that you don´t really know, but it is. Just to say yeah...  he´s from my town, still alive and well. It´s crazy, he already has a year under his belt.. nuts, I remember when he left.haha

Anyway this passed week was excellent!!!  We have 2 more baptisms on Saturday.

The family with the death certificate are waiting for the lawyer and wow, me and my compaion are doing great.

I don´t  want  leave this area but sadly... it looks like I´m going to.

Man I love this place.

We have a family that the son isn´t even baptized and said he wants to be like us and is already preparing to serve a mission... haha, such a freaking cool blessing, hope I can see them baptized.... sooo sweet of a family.


Still have more work than time, super hard to fit in this  baggy session of writing... but yeah figured mom would like it, love ya mom.

Um... yeah gotta go with that , oh the president interveiwed us, all is good, just thinks our house is smalll... which it is... sucks but still love it.

Bye, love ya all and congratulations to those of you progressing in life.... ;)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Dog, that is a girl

This week was super busy and super long because I thought it was over on like Wednesday... weird right?

So, the big thing that happened this week is we went to the temple. It was kind of a hard decision to make because we could go there or we could teach the people in las anonas and we chose the temple where we taught the gardners who apperently aren't members... but it was sweet. I definitely felt different inside the temple... more peace, and I'm already a pretty peaceful guy so it was super great!
One of the people I've been working with down here went to the temple. He was a less active and now he's in the temple. It's moments like that where you feel like your not just walking a ton and talking to people.

Other than that we have another fecha! (date) and this one is rock solid. She had been taught earlier but didn't get baptized. We found her in our records contacted her and challenged her to be baptized. Just shows that God really does lead us if we are listening. Super cool, love  it!!!

Other than that I had my embarrassing moment in spanish finally. Ya know, the one you hope to avoid. We were teaching this lession and in the end I couldn't remember the name of this girl we were teaching so I said, "forgive me but whats your name again?" she said "perrrrrla" which means "pearl" but with all the erres (it sounds like the sound little boys make when describing machine gun fire) I heard perra.  Without thinking I just repeated what I heard... perra which means, "dog, that is a girl"..... yeah I felt stupid.
Her mom was in the doorway and laughing her head of.... yeah then we worked on claryifing.... ugh moments like that I hate spanish... but it's good.

Then next day usually I attend to my little rama las anonas but we have no money so I went to church normal and gave a little talk surprisingly.. giving a talk in front of 140 people is a lot harder than in front of 22 people... lets just say I found myself speaking english in the middle of the talk... and everyone was looking at me like an alien, except for..... the bishop who was laughing.. great. love life.

Anyways learning alot still, my companion and I are what you would call in a "hate to love" relationship where we now have 2 months with eachother 24/7, but all is good.

Stay great ya'll, scripture of the week is Mosiah 5:15. learn it, live it, love it.

Elder johnson out peace :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year! Bye 2013 and hello 2014!

Happy new year every one!!! wow, new years really feels like it was a year ago.
New years here is even crazier than christmas with a stress on crazy dancing in the streets while fireworks blow up everywhere... yeah... and a cross dresser chased me and my companion.... not a good night..
Cow stomach soup, Yum.


With my machete, sweet!

But it passed so whoo!! the best thing about 2013 was I left on a mission... Yeah who would have guessed, freaking sweet and all, loving it and I feel good. But lots of other great things happened too, so yeah, just a great year and forward we go.

I have a ton of goals for 2014 a whole complete year of nothing but missionary work.Talk about sweet.

This week we visited a town called San Jerenimoh and we found a pila for baptism like some guy just decided to make one and made it in his yard.. and he accepted to be baptized. yeah that was crazy, the thing is this is like an hour away from our house by bus so we really should start another branch out here but... we don't have enough time or missionaries... crazy when the work is going faster than the missionary and we go fast so yeah just saying..

These days I feel really content with myself, I know I have a ton to learn but I'm doing good. I'm working hard and I know God has my back. How? Well, I'm being obedient, I'm working my tail off and I'm trying sooo hard to pay attention to the the spirit. I had an experience on our way to Las Anonas where I felt the spirit leave. like physically.. I took that to mean lets get out of here so... we did, we ran down the mountain.. I don't know what would have happened, if we didn't maybe nothing, but man, I've never felt the spirit leave so... like strong.  Idk can things leave strong? just go with it if it doesn't make sense sorry.

Our ward has started to call me Elder beautiful, Elder baby shampu (long story about a brand of shampoo called Johnson, yes only for babies), and Elder beloved, as well as Elder Johnson. I am expected to respond to all four.. kinda weird. soon the Second Holy week will begin and there will be more parties, it's funny it's like everyone is just looking for an excuse to party. I'm down with that.. (after the mission of course)

Well, Love ya'll sorry i didn't share anything deeply proufound or anything but i want to give one of my favorite scriptures of the week Moroni 9:6 talks about diligence.. and our final promise if we are diligent check it out. :)

Bye, Con amor,
Elder Johnson