Monday, April 27, 2015

Kimberlie Baptism

Kimberlie Got Baptized!!!! It was awesome!!!! The service was really powerful. Lots of ward members attended and the spirit was really strong. Both her and the parents cried at different parts of the service. They're next. They don't know it yet but they are. 

There will be a picture just like this but the parents will be in white and Kimberlie won't.

The other cool thing about the baptism was that Bro Thompson got to baptize and confirm her. I've written about him several times. He's the one that just got baptized last June and he used to be a Nazarene Pastor. He has worked really hard on helping this family accept the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It was his first time baptizing someone (at least with the proper authority). It was a powerful experience to see two people new to the gospel participating in ordinances that bring them closer to Jesus Christ. 

Well that was definitely the highlight of the week. 

Love ya!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

Monday, April 20, 2015


Transfers!!! Man I always try and make the email after transfer dramatic but it doesn't really work. So I'll just tell you without any exclamation points. I'm staying. Yay. I'm happy. Elder Bowring is also staying. I was pretty surprised that I was staying because I have been here for 6 months. But I am glad that I am staying.
Kimberlie Westfall is doing great and planning on being baptized this saturday! (oh man I used an exclamation point. I had to. It's exciting) 

Yesterday we had a lesson with Felicity. She's the one that asked us if she could be an investigator last week. We had an awesome lesson about the Restoration. We were planning on doing a lesson on the Book of Mormon next time and giving her the book then, but she asked if she could have one. We can't say no. She said, "I love to read. I'll read it all before next time we meet" We're meeting with her in 2 days. Ha ha we'll see how far she gets but the fact that she is excited about it is pretty cool. 

Anyway I know this is a short letter. This week I will pay more attention to the miracles I see so I can write a more exciting letter next week. 

Love Ya!
-Elder Johnson

Monday, April 13, 2015

Two pretty cool miracles

Hola de muchacho de queso de espanol de las casas!!!!!

We had a pretty good week this week! We went and saw the Westfall family. The family was originally on date for this coming Saturday but because of Word of Wisdom issues the parents won't be able to be baptized on that day. But Kimberlie the daughter is still set on being baptized. Unfortunately we had to move the date back to April 25th because of scheduling reasons. We will hopefully be putting the Parents back on date soon. 

This week we saw some pretty cool miracles. 

1. We went to go visit Travis a less active member at his apartment the other night. He answered the door and we saw that he had a few friends over that were playing a board game. We asked a few questions about the game they were playing when out of nowhere the girl that was sitting there asked, "Do you guys come and knock on his door very often? Because I live downstairs and you never knock on my door." We explained that we usually don't knock on people's doors till we know them but we definitely can come knock on yours. She said that would be great. So we're going by tonight! Her name is Felicity. This happened at the end of a long day of rejections. We had talked to A LOT of people that day but we didn't have much success. Then at the end of the day God just gave us a new investigator without us having to do anything. 

2. We were walking around and we saw this lady that always stands outside her apartment complex in the same place everyday to smoke. I've tried to talk to her like 9,000 times since I've been here but she always just blows us off. But the other day Elder Bowring who has never met her went up and started talking to her and for some reason she opened right up and now she is a new investigator! I was amazed! When I saw him going up to her I had no faith but I was rebuked soundly. Which I was ok with. 

We had a mini missionary this week. Thats a highschool kid getting ready for a mission that stays with you for a few days. That made things kinda fun,.

Well I love yall.
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

Monday, April 6, 2015

Elder Bowring and the ax

You know its really hard to come up with something new and fresh to write every week when you do the same thing over and over. 

Guess what! I talked to random people on the street! I taught the gospel to lots of people! I probably participated in over 20 prayers everyday this week! I did laundry on Monday! 

Don't get me wrong, I love doing these things. I just don't know how to tell you how exciting they are when I've already told you like 95 times. 

That being said there were some exciting things that happened this week that I'll tell you about. 1. We moved! Missionaries have been living in the Basement of Bishop Oldham's house for almost a year, however the Oldhams will be moving this summer to Alaska. So we knew that by the end of this transfer we would need to find a new place. Well on Monday we talked to our housing coordinator and discussed some ideas. On Tuesday we got a voicemail from him saying that we would be moving tomorrow! So we did! It was a looooong day. Good thing we had a truck though! HA HA I Love my truck! Because we've been swamped with missionary work we haven't had much time to unpack so for this last week we've been living in a very messy apartment. Surprisingly the mess is growing on me and its starting to feel like home in there ha ha. 

This week we had another cool experience. Our vision for Cheney is to baptize the entire city so we decided to start with the previous mayor who will mostly likely be the next mayor. Figure if we can get him everyone else will follow. Ha ha (false doctrine. See the Story of Zeezrom for proof of that). Well whether the rest of the city follows or not we are working on him. He is the neighbor of one of our members. We went over with the member and offered to help him take out a bush stump in his yard. He was delighted for help! We went over after conference on Saturday and dug it out in about 35 minutes (Elder Bowring's good with an ax). He was very grateful. We talked to him about the gospel and he became a new investigator! He also told us that he had read the entire Book of Mormon before! I pumped to go back and visit him!

We dug another hole on Saturday for one of our investigators named Scott. Cool thing was we got some delicious BBQ chicken from it! Boo Yah! He is a really humble nice guy. He's single and raising 3 kids. 

General Conference was Powerful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well those were some of the things that happened this week!

Love you!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson