Monday, April 13, 2015

Transfers, Solid Investigators, and "You Should Teach Us Not To Cuss" - 04/13/2015

Hey everyone! How has all of your week been? As for us missionaries in the Anacostia Ward, it has been very crazy and hectic. This week is transfers and last Saturday we found out if we are leaving our not. Well, we have 3 leaving out of the 7 that are here, so we knew that there were going to be big changes in the Ward, but we had no idea it was going to be this big. When we got the call out we found out that every single missionary in the Anacostia Ward is getting transferred out. I have no idea why this is happening, things are going very well for the Ward. We have a total of two baptismal dates and increasing amount of new and potential investigators, but I guess President wants to change something up. He has been pretty frustrating lately, I'll just leave it at that. 

Anyway this week has been pretty sweet for Elder Paul and I. Towards the beginning of the week we taught our investigator, Nica. She has been progressing a lot! We taught her the plan of salvation and after the lesion she was talking about how she wants to be sealed with her new husband forever in the temple. We were very excited to hear this from her. 
We were also able to pick up a new investigator this week. She was an investigator before and then she was dropped so we are hoping that she will be ready this time. Later in the week Elder Paul and I were able to go and check on tons of less actives and former investigators. We found out that most of them don't even live there anymore. During checking on these people we had a police car pull up to us and told us  " you know this is a very dangerous area right?" We replied "yep, we sure do" and then he told us "okay well stay safe." Haha it was funny. Another funny quote, I think this was from the same day, was this kid who was about 5 that was outside an apartment complex where a former investigator lived.  He asked us if we were the police and we told him no, we are church people. Then he told us "oh you, should teach us how to not cuss" I asked him, "oh do you cuss a lot?"  The little kid said "we cuss a lot!" Haha really funny.

On Sunday during announcements, our Ward Mission Leader told the body of the priesthood that all the missionaries were leaving and they all were like what the? Haha it's going to be a crazy transfer. 

Thanks for the emails! Love you guys.

- Elder Johnson 

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