Monday, April 25, 2016

Water Bottles and Pass Along Cards

Our church building here is right across the street from an Elementary school. They have a deal that the parents can park in the parking lot to pick up their kids. So every day from 3:15 to 3:30 there are tons of nonmembers in the church parking lot. So we bought a ton of water bottles and taped pass along cards to them. Then we put them on a table outside with a "free water" sign. It worked pretty well! All of them were gone when we came back. 

We had some great lessons with our friends Karin and Carol. They're awesome. We had to bring over a whiteboard so we could draw out the differences between mainstream Christianity and our beliefs. They're awesome. Carol is almost done with 1 Nephi. And Karin is enjoying looking at her late husband's Book of Mormon with all the notes he put in it.

Love you guys! See you soon!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

Monday, April 18, 2016

Here are some pictures of P-day last week. We decided to have the classic Coeur d'Alene experience by hiking Tub's Hill and going to Dockside restaurant for their famous Gooeys.

Coeur d'Alene's famous Gooey. It is a 14 dollar GIANT bowl of icecream. Its just about the size of my head. I only got about halfway through it and the head ache I had was unbearable! My fear of what I was about to experience is clearly manifest in my eyes!

CDA lake and the resort. Super pretty.

The week was great. Jason was going to attend a baptism with us but something came up not long before. We really wanted to go to this baptism but in our mission you can't attend unless you bring an investigator with you. So an hour and a half before the baptism started we were trying to figure out who we could bring. one of us suggested a former investigator named Sarah. We both laughed at the idea. Sarah had moved to Spokane about a month ago. We knew that her eventual plan was to move back but we had not heard word of it. So we didn't have a lot of hope but we just thought hey, why not. So we called her up and turns out she had moved back to CDA. And she was very interested in coming to the baptism! It was sweet!

We also had a great lesson with Karin and Carol. They are older ladies that are sisters living together. They are a hoot! They are super funny, friendly, Christian ladies. They always make us brownies when we come over and they take notes when we teach them. We are teaching them again tonight!

Love you guys! See you in a few years!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

Monday, April 11, 2016

Short sleeves and sunburn

We wore our short sleeve shirts this week! It is a momentous moment! With the recent transfer we lost the car that we had so we're back to walking and biking for up to 9 hours a day. But fortunately its been nice and warm. In fact its been so warm that Elder Johnson got sunburned! Haha it was a surprise when we noticed that he was, because I literally forgot that sunburns were even a thing! Its been cold for a long time. So we are officially in short sleeve and sunburn season. I definitely prefer this over the winter.

This week we knocked on a lot of doors. It was super fun! We knocked on one door and we knew someone was inside because we could hear them. But they weren't coming to the door. However right before we we going to leave they knocked on the other side of the door... So naturally I said, "who is it?" They didn't answer so we just knocked again. And we were soon answered by another knock. After several times of this we left our unseen friends a card. It definitely was a unique tracting experience. 

Jayson came to church this week! He's doing great! He's learning a ton.

Our zone is doing really great right now! If all of the people that we currently have "on-date" for baptism actually get baptized than by the beginning of May we will have passed our yearly goal for baptisms! 

Love ya!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just right - and that's all

Perfect size

I'm sorry I couldn't think of anything to write. Love you!
-Elder (Andre) Johnson