Monday, March 2, 2015

Week 32 - March 2, 2015


This week has been great!  Not a whole bunch of new things, but I want to share a few funny stories in my email today.  I hope I can explain them so they will be funny!

So after email time this last week, I went to the barber shop to get a hair cut.  Well, first of all... I just want to challenge anyone to go to a haircut store and tell them how you want your hair cut with out using words.  Only actions.  Ohhh and did I mention, you can't understand them clearly when they speak back to you.  Anyway, that's how I do it every time.  So this last week as I went to the hair cut place, I tried to do my best explanation of how I wanted my hair cut..  As she kept cutting and cutting, I told her to just go shorter and shorter.  As she got to the length I like, I told her to stop there.  Well, long story short... As she was cutting my side burns, I didn't realize this at first but she was turning me into a "SPIKE," (hence, my nick name for the past week by all the Elders in my district).  She cut one of my side burns completely in a triangle and my other one on my right side the way it is supposed to be.  The one that is cut in a triangle shape, she also nicked the side by the top of my ear, so I have a little bald spot and when she got done washing my hair at the end, my front left side of my hair had not been cut at all... So she took the scissors and cut a straight line right across my fore head.  I guess you could say I am one of the more stylish missionaries walking the streets.  Haha  The other Elders have been laughing at me all week!  It has been great!  Definitely a good memory!  When someone cuts your hair and all you can say back to them is, "Yeah IT LOOKS PERFECT," or "YEAH, THAT'S OKAY," because you don't know hair cut vocabulary, things get real interesting. :)

I was able to go out on a bus to the country side today and help one of our members with some farming stuff.  It was so amazing.  Such a cool experience.  We had to take these big pipes and move them like a half mile to this other place, we had to wrap these big plastic things up that they put on the top of the big flower gardens, and we got to fix these walls that needed to be repaired out on the farm.  It was amazing. 

I was grateful that the Lord gave me an amazing opportunity to serve.  It was a lot of hard work, and it was nice to get out in the dirt and fields and get all dirty! 
After we worked in the field our member took us back and we had a big lunch at his house. It was amazing, we had these hand picked strawberries from his huge strawberry garden and he fed us this really good meat and lettuce wrap things, (of course with rice).  It was awesome.  Such a good experience.

This week we have been able to continue to meet with our investigator.  He is the one I found on the street that I have been talking about each week.  We were able to spend basically a half day with him on Thursday.  We taught him a lesson and then went to a member's home together for a dinner and an activity!  It was perfect, something that he really needed.  He is slowly starting to progress.  He and another one of our investigators came out to church this last week.  Those were two big miracles!  Each night I have been able to call him and talk to him on the phone.  I have developed such a good relationship with him.  We have such a strong friendship, and I have really just been trying hard to gain that relationship with him and help him to see the love God has for Him.  That is one of the most important things, Letting your investigators know that God loves them.  I have been doing that by example.  Trying to let them see the light that I have been blessed with.  I have been bearing my testimony of the fact that I know God Loves me.  I know He knows me personally.  I have been grateful for that testimony I have gained while I have been serving.

I love everyone!  Hope you all have a good week!  Be safe and work hard.  I feel impressed to share this to anyone who reads my e-mail.  God Lives and He loves.  He knows each and every one of us.  I challenge all to give thanks each day, and I promise that as you do this, you will feel His love and a new light will come into your life.  I know that God knows each and every one of us.  He has a plan for us and we are down on this earth seeking that plan, and we need to allow his son Jesus Christ to be a part of that plan.  He can if we let Him. God loves each and every one of His Children.

I love you! 

Elder Johnson

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