Saturday, January 24, 2015

Missionary parents love pictures...

A note from Elder Johnson's parents...

We are grateful for mission president's and their wives.  Specifically, for President and Sister Blatter currently serving at the head of the Washington Tacoma Mission.  We are grateful for the love, care, instruction, and all other areas in which they serve as surrogate parents for our our son during these two years.

We know Thomas is busy.  He is spending his days serving others.  He is doing what the Savior himself expressed when He said, “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (Luke 17:33). We pray that Thomas' service will reap the blessing promised by prophets throughout the ages.

We are grateful for the reassurances President and Sister Blatter provide through photos they post on their blog. (  They simply post photos of zone and missionary activities. It is not a journal.  They do not come with lengthy descriptions. However, they are one of the sweet reassurances we receive as parents of a faithful missionary.

Tonight, they posted photos of the combined conference for the Zone Conference for Elma, Centralia, and Olympia.  LOTS of photos of Elder Johnson.  Lots of smiles on the faces of missionary parents.  Lots of gratitude for those who watch over Thomas while he serves others in Washington.

As we have learned to say here in Hawaii... "Mahalo nui loa"

Here are some of our favorites.  You can see more online at:

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