Life lessons

Hola,

This week Hna graham and i were humbled… haha . Well…remember the snowball fight i told you about last week..? It went wrong. 😦

We started chipping the ice out with a knife not thinking anything of it. Afterward we saw a little sign that said not to use knives… well the deed was already done and we broke our freezer . We didn’t notice till the next day though. We got a hold of a member who fixed it for us!! Yay for awesome members!

haha we lived without a fridge and while it’s not necessary it is rather handy.. Needless to say it was an expensive week bc of the loss of food and fridge repair..

Sometimes you think you are good and have it all together and then you realize you’re still a young kid who really has a lot of more life experience and mistakes to make haha. Lesson learned.

We have three parejas that we are working with and other people but mainly them and well

first there are the lawyers jorge and agustina… their son was killed a year ago tomorrow. and they dont have big problems with the commandments but they have struggles

then there is jorge and emperatriz…jorge got baptized with his family when he was younger and has been inactive until this last month his novia that he lives with has been going to church for three years and well we are just waiting for him to say yes to marriage so she can get baptized… getting closer paso a paso

and soranghl y nathanael…she was baptized at 8 and they have 3 year old little boy, but they still need to get married and well we are working so he can get baptized!!

Marriage… so difficult.

The ward is awesome and with hard work, obedience and faith we are going to have some awesome miracles!!! yaya!!

We are finding others and trying to make sure i know as many members as I can before Hna Graham leaves! ahhh!!

We will see what life brings us!!

love you!

Hermana Johnson

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Emenadas de yucca

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well today we learned how to make empanadas de yucca, yum!!!! So fried and delicious. A recent convert taught us and it was way fun!

Also we had a snow ball fight as we cleaned ice out of our fridge haha, yes it was awesome !!!

The other hermanas are leaving this week… i will miss them but hna graham and i will have good times too.

To be honest this was a rough week, we walked a lot and found some people but we are going to have a great week this week with a ton of help from members. Last night we had capacitation with the members and the bishopric planned it. They all have plans how to help to find and reactivate with us. yay!!

We will have noche de hogar tonight !!

I’m still meditizando (ponderize) and yes i love it! keep up the good work.

con mucho amor

Herman johnson

Culture Shock….

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Let me just tell you –I didn’t realize how different my life was until i got transferred… culture shock is weird, hard and well just weird. Holy guacamole! (speaking of which that is what we ate with lunch today- YUM!)

I´m in a barrio (neighborhood), we have a obispado, i have a completely different role in the barrio than I’ve had my whole mission. There are cars everywhere, people have nice houses. Elder Acosta de la setenta lives in our ward, as well as a conejero de the mission. We don’t do anything on Sundays at church but say hello to everyone. We eat at people’s houses. Every Sunday we eat at bishop’s house. People reject us through there intercoms, other people just speak english to us. Alley ways or callajones here are crazy and super easy to get lost. My stomach hurt from eating real food. Things are more expensive -fancy grocery stores. We are neighbors to the ward of presidente. We have basically a 5k long area and we can see the ocean from our roof… we have running water and have 24 hrs light. Basically –I live in the capital!
So we were supposed to be just us, but right now we have a couple extra hermanas in our house while their house gets fixed because their other house some person was trying to break in. Their new house will be ready soon. I miss having latinas in the house and these two are fun.
It was good week, I’m trying to get to know the area the best i can, i will only have one transfer with Hna Graham and hna Nuckols said she would be here to train me in the area, yeah, so I’m a little nervous but I’ll be fine. 🙂

I love you!! work hard!

Also, remember to ponderize (If you don’t know this word, see last week’s post)

Hermana Johnson

Crazy week…

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HELLO!

Another crazy week of traveling, intercambios (exchanges) and general conference!!!

Well to start the week we did intercambios in the house, I was able to leave with Hna Flake in the morning and Hna Mayfield in the afternoon.  They are awesome and it was fun to see Hna flake teach, she is learning so much and I just love them dearly!

On Wednesday I headed to the capital with Hna Smith, Hna Beukers and hna Garrido.  Hna Smith is going home and the others are new Hna leaders.  Consejo (Leadership counsel) was awesome and humbling, I just love it so much, being humbled is like working out it hurts so good. haha  I have lots to work on and new things to do to be a better hermana leader and missionary.  I’m so excited to work in my new area.

…and my new area is in the capital called Independencia and I will be with my hija (daughter) of the mission again!! woohoo surprise!! hehe  Now she gets to train me on the capital life.  I’m excited to be in a barrio (neighborhood) what? those exist? haha  It will be so different.  Needless to say I’m ready for the adventure!

Let’s just day I LOVED general conference, I just felt so edified and ready to change! I’m excited to have new apostles and leaders

Here are a few things I liked, I’ll do my best to translate them to what they would be in English…

The talk from elder Lawrence–what more do I lack?, what is keeping me from progressing? https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2015/10?lang=eng&vid=4529180007001&cid=9

Also elder Cook’s, about self control, the more you use it, the easier it becomes.  It’s like a muscle https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2015/10?lang=eng&vid=4529374815001&cid=12

Elder Durrant’s about meditizar-memorize and meditate, I’m not sure what the mixture is in english but I thought it was a good idea and I’m going to do it.  [“ponderize”= 80% ponder, 20% memorize a verse of scripture] https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2015/10?lang=eng&vid=4531487647001&cid=4

Well there were a ton of other good ones, if not all, but these are a few that i liked.

Also a fun moment of the week..

Last week we contacted this man named guarionet and he is just great.  Currently we are looking for priesthood so Azua can become a stake.  and we put a cita [appointment] with him for later in the week.  He went to church last week and really enjoyed it. On intercambios the hermanas tried to find him but he wasn’t home but we ended up finding him on saturday night.  We were going to share about living prophets like the times of old but for some reason we just decided to share about baptism– well the Lord led and guided us and we just put a fecha [date] with him.  We dont know all of his trials or difficulties but he accepted and he is taking one more step unto Christ, sadly he didn’t make it to conference bc he had to go the capital urgently but we are excited bc he has a lot of potential and we can see him as a great leader

Little miracles don’t just happen once in while-but all the time!

LES QUIERO MUCHO

Hermana Johnson