Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas party, Movie night, Skype!

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 23, 2014

Christmas Concert, Oh Christmas Trees, and a Christmas Eve Package Delivery - 12/21/2014

I'm really excited really excited to talk to all of you guys on Christmas! It's gonna be a great day. I still don't have really any details but I will let you know over email. It's good to here all the fun things you are all doing. I love it so much.

This week has been pretty good and also really exhausting. We got hit our 20 lesson quota and we talked to tons of people. We also got to go to the visitor center and listen to a Broadway singer who was in my last ward. It was so sweet. Other then that I don't have to much more to say. 

I am so excited to talk to everyone on Thursday. Oh and I forgot to tell you last time but I have 6 "Oh Christmas Trees" (23 total) you can add to your count ha ha. I also sent the Christmas package and it should get there on Christmas Eve. I had to send everything in one package. So the things you can give to Terlynn will be 5 of the something something's I sent. One of them is different and that is for her. Sorry this will make a lot more sense when you see what it is. I also got Dexter one, Dax, Taj, Jossie one, and one for each of our family members. Well I love you dad but I gotta get going. 

Thanks for everything. I'll tell you the details in the upcoming days. Love you dad. Have a great week!


Elder Johnson 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cinnamon Challenge

Boys will be boys.

Elder Elliot is an Anacostia vet & Starting the New Testament - 12/15/2014

Sounds like it has been pretty great for you guys! I love hearing all the things going on. This week has been pretty good! Not much has happened because it's transfer week but I did get a new companion. He is really cool. His name is Elder Elliott. He served in Anacostia for 9 months before this go around. He asked if he could come back and so they put he here because you can't really find missionary's that want to come here ha ha. So this week has been a lot of him catching up with people he use to serve and this week is going to be great.  We will being making a lot of progress this transfer compared to my last transfer.  We are going to turn this area around because it's kinda dead right now. 

In other news I started the new testament because I finished the Book of Mormon. I'm really excited, I have never read it before so I am enjoying that. I will be for sure sending out a scripture of the week on Facebook. They are now going to be coming from the New Testament instead of the Book of Mormon. 

I will be sending Christmas packages this week so they should get there on time for Christmas. They should probably be arriving hopefully early next week or late this week.

Have a great week! 

Love elder Johnson 

PS. I met a member of the Crip Gang, and we got gym passes at Golds Gym (oh yeah!)

Lots of Christmas Packages

Spoiled missionary... (:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Slow Going With Investigators, A Bunch of Christmas Packages, and Transfers this Week - 12/08/2014

Wow that sounds like you have had a fun week. Our week has been pretty good. We were able to teach 18 lessons and talk to 80 people on the street. So those were the highlights of the missionary side. 

The other highlight was getting all my packages. I got 4 of them on the same day so that's awesome. Ha ha it was really funny too. 

This week I don't know why but I haven't had the desire to work out. I don't know if it's because I have less energy or maybe because it's cold in the mornings.  I don't know.  I will try harder this week. 

The one down side to this area is that we don't really have anyone progressing toward baptism. Hopefully we will find someone soon. We do have a lesson with a soon-to-be investigator so hopefully it will go well. 

This week is transfers and I will be staying and getting a new companion once again. Ha ha ha, well that's all that's going on right now. Hope you have a fun week.

Talk to you next week!


 Elder Johnson 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving, He Is the Gift, and Decking the Halls - 12/01/2014

Thanks Dad! I love those things! This past week has been good!

Thanksgiving was awesome! We had tons of food. We also found out about He Is The Gift Initiative. Have you heard about that yet? It's so sweet! The Church is taking over the YouTube front page on Dec 7 and for the whole month of December, the Church has a huge billboard on Times Square. It's gonna be big.

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,
thanks so much for all you do! I love getting your emails. Have an amazing week!

Love Elder Johnson

 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 :)