Monday, March 1, 2010

Things are going GREAT for Elder J in JOBURG!

Heidelburg is a park in S. Africa, much like Krueger Park near his first area of Nelspruitt. There are a ton of animals and sightseeing to be had. Sounds like Michael's experience wasn't too great. Hopefully he can get back there. And maybe I could go with him!!

March 1, 2010
well i'm glad you woke up on time to write your only son in the wilderness(of suid afrika)!
Welp things are going well. This week was a bit of a trying one. First of all i am now beginning to see the racism of south africa more and more.... it's stressing especially when most of your investigators are black... and 90% of the ward is white. and heaven forbid it get too "dark" in sacrament meeting! ugh.... but that's all i shall say on the matter!
Unfortunately our heidelburg trip was a huge flop and when we got to the game reserve it was too late and the reserve wasn't that great any ways!
AS far as the work goes this side we're doing great my boy elder matunya is awesome. We're taking care of business. Norbert and Tariro are going to baptized for sure and Ernest and Ruth wiill probably be as well! unfortunately everest and mercy are getting a bit sketchy.... :/
But our other investigators are awesome! we just started teaching this guy named jeffrey! he's dating a membewr in our ward. and he is awesome!! he's starting to get super pumped about the gospel. we put him on date the first lesson! and he's come to church the past two weeks! so we're pumped for him!
I had the chance to go interview some people for baptism! that was fun, I've gotten to do it a quite a few times now! it's always a sweet experience! i love it!
Aside from that the week was pretty normal. But i was excited to see callie! she looks cute! it will be great to get to hold her in a few months. I'll be sure to ask mia though! Geez, those girls are growing up like crazy!
And jack sounds like a little stud!
oh and i bought the jerseys! they are sweet! the guys are gonna love em! transfers are on the 24th of march and yes i'm about 90% sure i'll be leaving! it's crtazy it's almost been 6 months since i got here! IT's been a lot of growing up and change. But i'ts been change for the good. the lord has helped me alot!
the church is true!
-elder johnson

Feb. 22, 2010
Hola hola eita majita! AYOBANESS!!
I'll start by answering some questions!

elder durham?!?! i served with him for 10 days!! haha he's from, very goofy kid!
that's crazy! he came to springs to fill in for a missionary who finished mission and went home before transfers due to christmas travel. that's funny.
I'm glad to here that Ben got home! tell him kinichiwa! and to "taisetsusamono... THE CHURCH IS TRUE!"
I'm pretty sure taisetsusamono means remember the important things?? if not tell him sorry that my half japanese mission friend misinformed me! but that's all the japanese i know!

As far as my needs.... i'm healthy.... Money is nice and it's always nice to have more. :) I have been getting a bit low. I hope your proud i don't spend near as much as i used to! haha

As far as the baptisms go... i will probably see 6 next month!! Norbert and Tariro, Ernest and Ruth, and Everest and Mercy. I'm pretty excited! Norbert and Tariro are gonna be power!
Norbert answered a question today in priesthood. I about gave him a round of applause. The question was what to obstacles keep us away from god??? he raised his hand and said : "SIN AND DEATH" Woo!!!! i was so pumped. Thats one of the few moments of Holy Pride that we missionaries get to experience. it was radical!

Tell kev-bot congratulations! that's awesome! i hope to join him someday! if not bsu is better at football anyways.... :)
the neices sound like a handful! that's always good.
Oh man... we've had a good week. It's been hectic but good. I'm loving it!
WE're going to heidelburg to see some leopards and baboons and what not today!
So i'll hopefully send some pictures of that home soon! i think it should be cool!
But have a great week! keep up the good work! life sounds good that side!
-elder johnson

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