Tuesday, September 30, 2014

20 Lesson Goal Met For the First Time Last Week!!! - 09/29/2014

Sounds like you guys have been having a blast!! I am glad to hear it.

This week has been super good. We were able to teach 20 lessons and that is our mission goal so that is pretty good. I have never been able to do it before. We have also been doing lots of service. We helped out with a food drive and it was really fun. There was a ton of food. This next week we don't have much planned but we do have general conference. It is going to be so awesome. I have never been this excited for it. It is kinda weird ha ha. I guess I am turning into one of those missionary's. Well I've got to get going. I am running out of time. Have a fantastic week!

Love Elder Johnson
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P.S.S. Scripture of the week Alma 26. Probably my favorite chapter in the Book of Mormon. V 22, (29,30), 35 are all super good. But I love the whole chapter.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Ute Football Player for a Companion??? Now the Missionary Work Really Begins - 09/22/2014

Hey!! That sounds like you have had a lot of fun this week!! I can't wait to hear more about the Cougars and all the fun things coming up.

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. 


Elder Johnson

ps Scripture of the week:

Ether 12:27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. 

Random Pig Picture

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gutenberg Bible and Elder Loveless is Heading Home - 09/15/2014

Wow it sounds like some exciting things are going on. Thank you for updating me on everything. This past week has been pretty good! Nothing too new. We have been giving lessons to members and less actives usually. We taught 9 lessons so we were on the low side, but I am sure that will pick up.

We have been spending a lot of time with members this week because Elder Loveless is going home on Wednesday, so everyone's been talking to him about life and setting him up with people they know that are going to BYU...ha ha it's pretty funny. It's crazy to think that I have been out in the field for 6 weeks now! It seems like yesterday I just got out of the MTC.

I have been having a great time. I can feel my self growing in some way each week and it really has shown me that a mission isn't just for the people that you are teaching but it is also about your own personal growth. I have been able to learn how to live on my own, ha ha it's kinda crazy.

Today has been so fun! Elder loveless, our roommates, and I were able to go down into DC today. It was awesome being able to see things that I haven't seen before. We went to the Library of Congress and that is probably one of my favorite things in DC that I have seen. It is truly amazing. 

This is a picture of one of the very first bibles ever printed. There are only three perfect (no missing pages) copy's from the very first batch of bibles printed in the world.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

P-Day Pedicures???? - 09/08/2014

Thank you so much for the update dad! That sounds amazing!! ugh why did it have to be this year when BYU is actually doing amazing ha ha ha. Oh well it sounds like a great time. 

This past week has been pretty good. We have been able to teach 14 lessons and all of them have been awesome. We were able to teach President Cook's Family and that went super well. I feel so spoiled that I get to see them like more then once every week and then the rest of the missionary's don't see him very often.

Last night (Sunday night) we stopped by this less active family's house to see how they were doing. One of the girls (shes in her early 20's) has started coming to church. She seems like she wants to become active again. We talked to her and we were able to get her to make a couple of commitments. We asked if she would be willing to read some scriptures out of the Book of Mormon and she was more then willing to. It turns out that she has not read much from the Book of Mormon and she mostly just focuses on the Bible,  so I think that this is going to be a great thing.

Today we had one of the Senior Sister Missionaries invite us out to get pedicures...ha ha ha...it was so great!! It felt amazing. I think she took pictures so I will try my best to get them to you.

Thank you so much for the support that you have given me. It really does make a difference. I love being able to see what is going on back home so thank you for updating me and thank you for sending the my coat. I can tell I am going to need it. Oh and about my white pants....I kinda have them with me...Oops ha ha I guess I was in a rush and I totally packed them in my suitcase. So what do you think I should Do about that??

Love Tyler   

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Brother Bolton and Prayer - 09/01/2014

Thank you for the message:) Things have been great!:) This past week we were able to teach 10 lessons. Most of them were to active and less active members in the ward. My favorite experience from last week was when we visited a less active. His name is Bro. Bolton. He is a mad scientist! He loves physics and everything to do with science and he also loves to talk about his Russian girlfriends. He is a very unique man to say the least. Anyway we went over to his house just to chat and it was going pretty well. He was giving the same spiel that we heard last time at his house anyway we finally were able to get him back on track and we were able to teach a very very short lesson. At the end of the lesson we asked him if we could end with a prayer and he could choose who he wanted to say it. And he said that he would like to give it a shot so we were like sweet, go for it. He puts his hands in his pockets and looks up to the stars and just starts talking. It was a really good prayer, just in a different way. We'll this goes on for about 2 minutes and I decide to look up for a second. I looked up and I found him starring at Elder Loveless and me. He had forgotten that he was praying and he was just talking to us. He was giving us the same talk to us that we just barely heard. Anyway it was pretty funny and I hope you are able to understand what happened ha ha. 

Other than that this past week was pretty normal. We were able to go to the spy museum and it was pretty cool. I think the whole family would have enjoyed that.

Thank you for raising us in the gospel :) I am so blessed to have this in my life. As I continue to serve I can see how it applies to everyone. And every single time I get to teach my testimonies grows:) I KNOW THIS CHURCH IS TRUE. I know Christ is my savior and everyone's savior. We just have to let Him into our lives and he will fill our lives with blessings:). Thank you for your email and I am so sorry that it is so late but it has been super hard to email people. And don't worry I was able to email Terlynn :). I love youuuu!!:))


Elder Johnson  
Companion selfies :)

Riding on the Metro.

Companion bonding exercises.

 From the top of the Washington Monument?

 I am afraid to ask what this is.

 I am sure his eyes are on the road!

 Smokey the Bear and sweet socks!