Monday, October 25, 2010

Elder "MUSIC" Johnson

After this last email, I am now officially TRUNKY and can hardly wait for Michael to get home. He appears to have a healthy attitude about coming home. Some missionaries are so depressed and scared to return to "normal" life, but I think Mikey has a hand on it! I can't wrap my head around the fact that we only have FIVE more emails to write...with a 6month reprieve before Kevin leaves!But I won't complain. In the next few weeks I hope to get this blog in shape and add some things of interest. Then lastly add my testimony and feelings of the last 2 years. AmAzInG...the end is near!

Monday, October 25, 2010
well hopefully we can stick it to L-Tech! JARED SUPER STUD HUBER. i can't wait to see that kid!
Well... unfortunately norman and mogorosi went out of town this weekend so they couldn't be baptized yet.... so that put a wrench into the plans but we're hoping for this super plan to work where we'll have baptisms in between sessions of conference this week! i'm not too concerned about the AP magazine. you can just leave it for now and if i still want it when i get home i'll just extend it then.
they are preparing for the primary program in our ward as well. it's pretty sweet. the kids are singing so loud! it's awesome. they sound better than their parents do! people don't know how to sing the hymns here because half of the wards are recent converts! haha
I'm glad you enjoy my haircuts... i always think they look terrible! but i guess they look alright! As i always tell my companions "the shorter my hair is, the more my mom will love it" :)
I am planning on leaving a lot of things behind! i'll probably bring my suits and most shoes. but leave behind some pants and a lot of shirts. there are some people here who could use them much more than i could. my g's are ok. but maybe i could use some new ones when i get home.
that's awesome news about capital! and how are the bears i remember hearing that they are 4-1? that's awesome!
OH and my new companion is Elder Rodrigues. He's from San Jose California! he's pretty awesome. I am glad he's the one to kill the "legend" "music" johnson. there are two johnsons in our mission so they have Big johnson and music johnson. l am music johnson. haha
I SAW MY FLIGHT ITINERARY! UGHH... trunky letter! but it says i'm landing late on thursday the 2nd of december. if i could be released early friday morning that would be choice. i don't know if you guys have to arrange that or not??
Oh and how is the stuff for boise state going?
And my driver's lisence expires next month on the 16th is there anyway that you can extend it while i'm still here so that my companion doesn't have to drive everyday? haha if not it's ok.
Well everything is still great i'm loving it still. we're teaching some great people. I can't believe i only have 5 emails left. eish. well talk to you next week!
the church is true!
-elder johnson

Mon, Oct 18, 2010
JARELL ROOT! he's HUGE now! and that one kid that played wide-out when kevin was at capital!
OK OK OK I'm SENDING A PICTURE THIS WEEK!! it's from the baptism with maidah and refilwe! The bad news about them is that they moved to francistown this week. i was kinda sad. they were great! But we're still teaching maidah's cousin and her family so that's exciting. and Norman and Mogorosi are on track for baptism this week! We're very excited!
The boise state news is nice. We just need to keep winning big and have some teams lose. If we go undefeated and don't get in than people are going to MURDER the BCS.
Ya the goats were great. that part of Tlokweng is amazing! we're finding people all the time out there now. we just walk around and people flock to us! it's amazing. we're teaching this guy named Thapelo out there right now who is awesome. We put him on date for the 28th of november (my last sunday)
so that will be an exciting day. :)
New years road trip would be great! L.A. sounds like a blast. I have friends down that side now because of mission!
And as you can see i'm not too concerned about byu. I need to go to a school where we can actually win football games. :)
it just sounds like life is just rolling along back there!
And it is here as well... we have transfer meeting this week elder sicotte is leaving and the elder that will "kill me" will be known on wednesday! so be ready for that. I can't believe it's already here. when your a young missionary you never think it will come but then.... it does. it's pretty scary. but i'll be ok.
That's great that audrey came by. I know that she really loves talking to mom!
welp have a great week!
the church is true!
-elder johnson

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Latest from JoBurg!

Oct. 4th
WOO! BSU WINS ANOTHER ONE. and byu slips further into the great apostasy. I believe that if all the student body will grow out moustaches then they can end it. Otherwise they need to lift the ban on beards. they just need to do something. I can't go to a school that loses to utah state like that.
As far as arizona goes... that could be a fun trip! either way it's cool.
It sounds like things are busy in boise. I hope the job thing goes ok for mom! i'm sorry about the video clip. i meant to send a picture!
i will get to watch conference in a few weeks! they are postponing it now so that the wards and branches can watch it at times that will be more convenient for the congregations.
and i hope that all those investigators will get baptized! i definately wanna help out those missionaries with some member present work with those ones! People just need to get baptized.... stop waiting.... just do it. like nike.
Norman and his son are on date! and we are going to playing a little bit of catch up to get them ready for this month... norman went outta town for the week so we are gonna be teaching like crazy this week!
I'm still trying to figure out what i'll do as far as rooming goes... kev has first dibs cause he's the little bro. but it would be sweet to room with marcus and kevin.
Ya just send the package. whatever is in there will be fine! if you don't send it now i might never get it!!! haha
BTW... I KNOW WHAT 65 DAYS IS!!!! But i didn't know until then. BUSTED! Mom, you are TRUNKY! Don't sleep in and start skipping study ok? haha
Things are definately sweet here. It's getting hotter and hotter every day. By the time i leave i will be as dark as the people i teach!
the church is true!!
-elder johnson
p.s. tell jeff congrats on the job! that's very exciting! I love AZ. i will definatly be excited to go visit him down there!

Sept. 27th
WOW!! that is so sweet! well i'm glad that we won our game regardless of slip ups!
it seemed like quite the event! go bsu!
and things are pretty sweet here as well! Norman is still doing well! his son asked us again when they can be baptized... next month i say!! haha
I saw that all of my byu stuff is done! that's very exciting! i think the atm card will suffice for the last few weeks of my mission and i'll pick up my debit when i'm at home! i'm glad that jack is paying his rent! he's doing some good things. I also heard that we have some apostasy in the other side of the family and trevor is now blessing and passing the sacrament without priesthood authority. i don't know maybe they do that kinda stuff in texas. hahaha that was quite hilarious.
the work is still sweet here! i have a picture from the baptism last week that i will send!
As far as new investigators go there isn't too much exciting things happening. i went to mochudi this week. we were going to slaughter a chicken for lunch but their chicken ran away! it was pretty crazy!
I am in a car! and i only have to ride bikes if i go on exchanges! oh the blessings of being a zone leader.
and i'm glad to here that kevin did the sensible thing and supported a team that actually wins. way to go! haha
But i will definately try to come home and give dad a run for his money in biking! i just rode the other day though and i've already lost some skill!
Welp, i hope everything goes well this week! the church is true! good luck with the daily grind. i was just telling someone the other day... i don't look forward to having to multi-task work school friends, everything again. mission is nice cause you can have a one track mind on the lord adn his work. which has blessings that the other thigns don't have!
-elder johnson