Hey! Thanks for the email! Christmas was pretty great but I didn't
even feel like Christmas because I wasn't with my family oh well.
Christmas Eve was a non pros day so it was a day off. So we went to a
family's house and ate dinner there. After dinner we acted out the
nativity, that was fun. After we were done with that we were invited
to a party in Chevy chase which is the rich part of Washington, D.C.
Long story short the guy who invited us is kinda off. So he invited
tons of missionary's because he loves missionary's. We were having a
great time, the food was awesome, the games were fun, but at the end
of the night Harold, they guy who invited us, ended up being super mad
at all the missionary's. I guess he wanted to eat with the
missionary's so he set his plate down next to me asked if he could sit
there I told him yeah for sure. He went to sit down and he forgot a
drink so he got up to get one. In the meantime another elder sat down
in his spot and when Harold came back the elder who sat in his spot
told him sorry, but Harold told him no it was fin. That little
incident ruined his whole night. I feel bad for him. And what makes it
even worse he bought all the missionary's who came to the party ties.
On Christmas Santa visited me and he gave me some awesome gifts
like Basketball shoes and cup stacking game. After the apartment got
done opening up there presents we got ready and went to the visiter
center for our mission Christmas devotional. It was really good. At
the end of that we were able to watch How To Train Your Dragon 2 and
it was a pretty sweet movie. I did not realize how much I miss movies.
After the movie we went over to the stake center for our mission
lunch/ talent show. There are lots of talented missionary's. There
were lots of singing, dancing, and even some rapping haha. The dinner
was really good. We had tons of turkey mash potatoes, and tasty salad.
After dinner we opened our Christmas presents form the mission. We got
a t shirt and a nice water bottle. Both of them customized for the dc
north mission. After we were done with all the mission stuff we went
to the church and Skyped our family's yay! Haha that was really great.
Only problem with that was my iPad died and I had 20 minutes left so I
had to borrow one of my roommates iPad. After we were done with that
we went to a family in the wards house and ate dinner. It was really
good! And they were very nice and gave us some nice watches. I think
that is pretty much everything that happened this week.
Thank you so much for the email and all that you do have a great week!
Love Elder Johnson
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Christmas party, Movie night, Skype!
Hey! Thanks for the email! Christmas was pretty great but I didn't
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Christmas Concert, Oh Christmas Trees, and a Christmas Eve Package Delivery - 12/21/2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Elder Elliot is an Anacostia vet & Starting the New Testament - 12/15/2014
PS. I met a member of the Crip Gang, and we got gym passes at Golds Gym (oh yeah!)
Lots of Christmas Packages
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Slow Going With Investigators, A Bunch of Christmas Packages, and Transfers this Week - 12/08/2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Thanksgiving, He Is the Gift, and Decking the Halls - 12/01/2014
I'm really excited for Christmas! It's going to be so fun. I already have some gifts picked out. I might get a few more but for the most part I'm done. I'll probably wrap a few things then send them. Well,
P.S. Thanks for the Thanksgiving card! It was awesome!
|Tyler's Christmas Tree|
|I am sure Tyler's bed was made that morning...|
|Hopefully they won't decapitate themselves. Clark Griswold would be proud...and so am I :)|
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DC Visitors Center, Exercise Does a Body Good, White House Tour, & Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl - 11/24/2014
Tyler is the third missionary from the left:
Monday, November 17, 2014
Haircuts, Dennis Pitta, and Thanksgiving - 11/17/2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
From November 3. New place, Same Happy Attitude!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Golden Investigator is Already Baptized??? Say What??? And Hoarding Up All The Service Opportunities...10/27/2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Happy Birthday!!! The Amazing Race, Why I Believe, & An Investigator With Potential - 10/20/2014
The scripture of the week is Omni 1:26. As we live the points in this scripture, we will be able to give our selves to the Lord. As we do so, God and Jesus Christ can mold us into who we need to become.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
General Conference & a Trip to the Zoo - 10/06/2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
20 Lesson Goal Met For the First Time Last Week!!! - 09/29/2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
A Ute Football Player for a Companion??? Now the Missionary Work Really Begins - 09/22/2014
This week has been super good! My trainer, Elder Loveless went home on Thursday. It was really hard but I got an awesome new companion. His name is Elder Tavana. He is 6'4'' 300 pounds and he is going to play football up at the U. He is super funny and an awesome missionary. Everyone loves him so it makes it easy to talk to people. I have already learned so much from him. The only bad thing is that he is leaving in December so the is getting to the end of his mission.
This week we were only able to teach 11 lessons, but they were very good lessons. This week will be much better and hopefully we will find some investigators. I am serving in probably the most wealthy county in the country so that makes it super hard because everyone is set and they think that they don't need God in their life. We were talking to this lady on the street and she flat out said that we probably will not get into any houses around the area. They don't let anyone in. But we know that this gospel needs to be spread so we will keep working our tails off. Thank you so much for the email. Sorry this one is so short. I hope you all have a fantastic week. Keep up the hard work.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Gutenberg Bible and Elder Loveless is Heading Home - 09/15/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
P-Day Pedicures???? - 09/08/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Brother Bolton and Prayer - 09/01/2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Steaks for Sunday Dinner and a Visit to the Washington Monument - 08/25/2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Neanderthal Night and Other News - 08/18/2014
11700 Falls Road
Love you and have an awesome week :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
First Email from DC! - 08/11/2014
DC has been amazing so far:). I met my trainer almost as soon as I got
off the plain. His name is Elder Loveless. He is so legit! He was an
Assistant to the President right before I got him as a trainer so he
This week has been slow. Elder Loveless and me are starting an area over again, so we have to start from scratch. It kinda stinks,but oh well, it just gives me more experience.
On Saturday we were able to go to a ward party at this mansion. It was HUGE!!! It was really
fun and a good way to start to get to know the members. On Sunday we went to church and my comp and I had to give the opening and closing prayer in sacrament and I was not nervous at all!! It was soo great! I can feel the spirit working on me so that I can become a true missionary.
Today for P day we went to the Washington mall and played football with 40 other missionary's. It was a really cool sight. We noticed a lot of people were taking pictures of us instead of the
monuments. Ha ha, kinda funny we must be famous or something.
Well that is all for this week. I'm really enjoying and learning how to be a missionary. I love you all:)! have an amazing week!
Love Elder Johnson,
ps we are rooming with the Chinese Elders!! Ha ha, they are soo funny:))
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Visit to the Doctor while at the MTC
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Elder Johnson has finally had a P Day and was able to reply to the slew of emails that have been waiting for his attention. Because of the number of emails he had and the limited time that he had to respond, most were brief, but very touching and it was great to hear from him. Loves his companion, Elder Porter, and they are getting along really well. The overriding tone and message of his emails is that he is having an amazing, spiritual experience. He's excited to actually get out into the mission field.
Last night I received a phone call from Brother Mark Waite. Mark was serving in the Stake Young Men's Presidency while I was a Young Men's President and actually came and officially opened Tyler's Eagle Court of Honor. Since serving in Young Men's, Mark and his wife were called to serve in the MTC and they are Elder Johnson's District Advisers. They assist at the MTC to get the missionaries ready to go into the field. Mark had several stories to tell and assures us that Tyler is going to be an incredible missionary. Mark was able to provide a picture of Tyler with his district at the MTC:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|Heading out the door.|
|Friendly goodbye :)|
|A Mothers Love|
|One Last Look|
They have another Elder waiting for you at the curb when you pull up. There is just enough time to unload the luggage, grab a quick hug, and if you are quick enough, a couple of pictures and then they are off on a new adventure.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It's official, Elder Tyler Johnson has been set apart as a full-time Missionary
We are so excited for our missionary to get to work. We'll be dropping him off at the MTC at 1:15 PM tomorrow morning.