Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This week was a fantastic week! We put in a whole lot of work, like always really, but the thing that made this work different was that it was with members. We taught some great lessons this week that turned into great progress. We had five investigators at church yesterday! And two less actives that we did not expect at all! This week was an absolute miracle!

Well now let me organize my thoughts cause they're all over the place right now haha. I really haven't given too much detail on investigators yet, so I'm going to try and fill in some detail real quick.

Judit is an investigator that we have been teaching for a while. Elder Sullivan started teaching her in the first month of his time here in our area. The miracle with her was that she got a new job! And very shortly will be able to come to church again! Then she will be able to be baptized! We are so excited for her. We just pray that we can work out her schedule to come every time. Recently we got a new investigator named Griselda. She and her daughter Mia are golden. They basically talk like their members! So they are a miracle.

Gloria is from el Salvador and is holding something back, but has the desire to change her work or even where she lives to come to church. But she is scared. We love her a lot. Magdalena and Jesus her son, are amazing people. Magdalena is such a fun person and loves to laugh. She has doubts that only the lord can answer. Her brother is an endowed member and through working with them together we have seen a huge change in them. They came to church! I am excited to meet with them again. Ellie just got back from vacations and technically has a baptismal date this saturday. We'll see if she's comfortable with that. But she is ready. We love her to death. She is being converted deeply.

Please pray for our investigators. Pray that they will be able to have the strength to change their work situations to come to church. They are missing such grand blessings in their lives right now.
Please pray for the less actives as well. They are missing the blessings of heaven they once received. I truly wish they knew that we all love them so much.

As you all know, member missionary work is being stressed a lot. One thing that we have been realizing, is that it doesn't just happen. We must actually put into practice the counsel from the prophets. This week as we have served our ward mission leader, and moved the focus even more to him, and what he is doing with the branch, we saw the miracle of having five investigators at church, with six from the other spanish elders as well.

I am so grateful for the work of the Lord. It is not a burden. It truly is a life all about people. The only true way to become a missionary is to care about people. Get to know them. Look at them as the lord would see them. I am so grateful that we have a loving heavenly father that sees us as who we are. I am so grateful for the blessings that he gives us so freely. I hope you are all having as amazing of a week as ours! Ours has been a rainy one, so you might not be able to beat it. :) Just remember that the lord sends the sun and the rain on us and our neighbors. We're all in this together :)

Love Elder Johnson

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