Monday, February 2, 2009

Short and Sweet

I am hoping for some pictures from Michael, but until then enjoy his weekly emails.

hello family! for those of you who wrote me seperate emails! im sorry this one will have to suffice for this week!

how are you all?
things are great down here! we are working hard and things are goin great!

Ok lets get to business....
Our baptism is still in line, so thats good!
We have been working with a less active family the past month or so and have gotten them out to church 2 out of the last 3 weeks! we are very excited about that!
Aside from that we have a few investigators in our teaching pool. We are working our booties off trying to expand it!
One of the stupidest(sorry maddy,mia,and carrie, that was a bad word i know and i'm sorry but it's true) things elders say is that "tracting is ineffective" That phrase can be translated to "I'm too lazy to tract and i'd rather go hang out at a members home."
Tracting when it is done right always yields results! Sometimes in very small numbers but the most important thing is that you are proclaiming the gospel to the people! And as long as the message that the lord's church is on the earth once more and that we have a prophet and twelve apostles on the earth is being heard then it is in no way "ineffective"!
and here is something that dad can throw out to the members it is:
never believe that spreading the gospel and doing your own "missionary work" will be ineffective, as i said earlier as long as you are sharing your testimony of the gospel then they will feel the spirit whether they know it or not!

Anyways sorry my email was brief today! i just wanna let you all know that i love you all so much, and i am so thankful for your prayers! i definately feel them everyday! Have a great week!

Until next time,

elder johnson

1 comment:

SarahAnne said...

I've been reading these and have enjoyed them so much. It's so fun to hear what's happening half a world away. The pictures of the animals - I only dream of seeing stuff like that. What a great experience, and to be on the Lord's errand is even greater!