How are you? I miss and love you, praying for you every day! I hope all is well! I am so excited for Ty and Kate! That is sooooo crazy! Feb 11-- that is coming up so soooon!
(Elder Johnson's older brother, Tyler, was engaged to Kate LeFrandt. They both served their
mission in Paris, France.)
These last few weeks have been super great! I have been taught so many powerful lessons and have learned so many things as I have been trying to change myself to who the Lord wants me to become. It's interesting how the minute you think you have found yourself and are comfortable where you're at, the Lord will push you to change yourself and will invite you to exercise your faith to become a little bit better and to improve yourself in the way of which He asks. I have been focusing on the daily blessings and miracles. They are countless. In Alma Chapter 26 verse 2, Ammon is talking to his brothers and he says something very powerful I think we can all learns something from. He says, "What big blessing has the Lord given us?" (In their Service to the Lord) Can you tell?
I have learned a lot about faith as well, having a plan, trusting in the Lord, and acting with faith through the spirit. This last week we were able to extend a baptismal invitation to our investigator. He is such an amazing guy. He met missionaries 20 years ago, and then last year on the street. The first week I moved to this area, he randomly called us. Long story short ,it has been really interesting to see God's personal plan for him. He is slowly recognizing it and we are really praying for him to be baptized. He didn't quite accept the date fully but accepted to pray about the date. He is such a good guy. He has to overcome a few things, but he can do it! He has become such a close friend. He is 37 and isn't married. He is looking for his vision and we are helping him grasp a hold of it through the Savior. This last week when we met him, I felt very inspired to ask him if he really knew he was a Child of God. I looked at him in the eyes and said, "Among all of God's children, do you believe that you are a child of Him and that He knows you and loves you infinitely? He wasn't quite sure and didn't quite have the knowledge, but as my companion, our member, and I all testified that we are all children of a Father in Heaven who loves us, he was able to partake a little bit of that knowledge and feel of it. What a great blessing to know for ourselves that we are children of our Heavenly Father. Who Loves us. More than we can comprehend.