Monday, December 28, 2015

What a great time of year...

Well I don't have much to add since I last talked to home on Friday. And it was so wonderful! To see my parents face is the best Christmas gift I could have gotten this season, although I did appreciate the multiple Christmas packages!

What a great time of year! It’s frustrating as a missionary because it is the best season to talk about Jesus Christ yet everyone is busy with other things. Maybe I’m just bitter. I don’t spend the season with my family. I dunno haha. But really I love being a missionary this time of year!
We had our mission Christmas party this week. It’s the one time a year the whole mission gets together in one place to have a good time! And boy Sister Blatter know how to through a party I am so so grateful for her and the time and effort she and many other took to let 150+ missionaries have a good time. I am so blessed to be in a place where I am loved and cared for by many. At the Christmas party we sing songs as a mission. We do skits. We have lunch. There is no really way to describe what happens. Just think of 150 kids get to truly let loose for one day in a year and that's what is.

I am doing well. The Skype home got me really really exited for the next 6 months. Time seems to fly by faster and faster now. I feel I get less and less done in the time I am given. I look forward to continue to grow this last 6 months as I prepare others to enter into the waters of baptism. As I prepare myself to be ready to come home and make that dreaded adjustment to the real world.

I love you all I’m so so so so lucky to have you in my life.

-Elder Johnson

Monday, December 21, 2015

That means 8 hours of church on Sunday...

Well it was a crazy crazy week! We had another ET (emergency transfer)!! Someone went home in Tacoma so elder Behunin left our foursome and went to another area. We are yet again in a 3-some! Weird times. Things are well though. We have been very blessed to many miracles this week. While working hard and seeing no success randomly something will happen that has no correlation to do with my actions. The Lord is funny in that way.

Well now we are in a threesome that means 8 hours of church on Sunday. So my back is pretty much shot but it is a very good opportunity to sit and listen to the spirit

I cannot wait to see you guys on Friday! I was sitting in church yesterday thinking about it. And, oh man, I did it! I went the longest time in my whole life without seeing a face of a family member! I'm happy it’s over. I love you s very much. BTW I will probably be Skyping around 1 my time! Yay!

-Elder Johnson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I don't have much time at all today...

What a crazy week! It feels like my brain has been working on warp speed. I am doing really well. I'm sorry I don't have much time at all today. We got signed up to help people with service so I have to hurry.

My three new comps are wonderful... all really good guys. All 4 of us have different personalities and its a really good thing. We do all work together really well.

- Elder Johnson

I'm sorry I just can't think of anything to write. Things are going really slow but I don't think I've ever worked harder though. But I am happy.

Monday, December 7, 2015

What a wild wild week...

It all started off completely normal till Wednesday! We found out a missionary in our zone had to go home from the mission. The next day Elder Hoffer in our companionship's had to head over there to replace the Elder who was going home. It is never fun having unexpected change but it does give a little excitement to everything.
goofy faces with hoffy
At the same time we found out Elder Andersen had received his visa and was leaving on the 7th... Today! So, in less then a week we lost half our companionship! And then on Saturday we got transfer calls from president and found out that Elder Brown is going down to Centralia and I am getting 3 new companions! Elders Hastings, Sulcer, and Buhanin. So, with all of that happening, it's made for a way crazy week with a lot of stuff happening.
Elder Andersen
I am really feeling the prayers from many this week. I feel so blessed. It was hard to say goodbye to Elder Andersen this morning knowing I won't see him throughout the rest of my mission.

-Elder Johnson
Brown, me and Andersen