Monday, June 8, 2015

June 7th

Kia Ora Whanau!

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful week, mine went by pretty fast and I had a pretty good week, not really any exciting experiences but it was a good week.

To start off on Tuesday and Wednesday I was on an exchange with the district leaders companion his name is Elder Gish and we had a blast on Wednesday we were going to visit one of our potential investigators and when we pulled up to the house it just didn't feel right and I felt like we should go to one of our less actives and so we did and it turned out Elder Gish's last area was where this member used to live and they started talking about people and places and it made this members day!

on top of that we also had a great lesson with a couple we are teaching it is amazing every lesson with them is led by the spirit and it is them asking us questions and us answering! every question they ask there is a gospel principal as an answer.  It is pretty amazing, but that is what happens when the church is true.

We also on Saturday got to have two of the youth in the ward come out with us which was way fun it threw me back to the days when I would go out with the missionaries!

but really the rest of the week just consisted of us driving from place to place trying to see people and no one being home, but it is just a test of patience and I look forward to showing this test whose boss!

I need to say happy birthday to my Best Friend Nathan Walton sorry I cant be there to play the wii with you this year but I look forward to coming over and playing super smash brothers with you when I get back!

Also Grandma Holmes thank you for the wonderful letter and news paper article! I love you so much!

Grandma and Grandpa Anderson thank you for all that you do for me and I appreciate the love that you give me each week! your amazing!

I hope everyone has a great week I appreciate all the prayers they give me strength each day!  I hope everyone will take time this week and study and ponder The Book of Mormon, it will change your life as you study it.  You will start to see your life become better you will respond to challenges better and you will begin to see true joy and happiness!  I love you all! have a fantastic week!

Elder Johnson, Holmes and Gish

Enjoying Taraunga

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mission Conference

Kia ora nga whanau

Well first off I will start off this email with the best experience and that is that Elder Cook one of the Twelve Apostles said Amen to me! yep I said the opening prayer at the mission conference on Saturday and Elder Cook Said Amen to my prayer so pretty much I'm really special haha nah just kidding.  But it was a wonderful opportunity and that is something that I will for sure never forget! Also we all got to shake his hand and that was really cool also, it is funny how I have lived in Utah my entire life and I have to come to New Zealand to meet two apostles haha.

But other than the mission conference we had zone conference on Tuesday and that was really great!  President Rudd is just incredible I am so happy he is my Mission President!  Elder Cook said something that was really cool, and that was that when they assign missionaries to a mission they feel that they are more so assigning missionaries to a mission president not a country or a specific people.  And I have a for sure testimony of that I feel like I have known President and Sister Rudd my entire life and yet its only been four months!

Also along with the mission conference which was up in Auckland I had my first long distance trip as the driver in New Zealand which was just a wonderful adventure, I drove from here in Tauranga to Hamilton then up to Auckland and then from Auckland back to Tauranga, probably the longest trip of my life... but it was fun we didn't get lost so that was good.

But other than all that excitement there was really no missionary week done this week haha so not really anything else to say...  Other than I hope everybody is remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy!  We have six days to do whatever we want but the 7th Sunday is a day where we do what our Heavenly Father wants us to do, I encourage you all to study the sacrament prayers and ask Heavenly Father to help you better understand them!  The sacrament prayers are wonderful and by studying them this week I have gained a deeper knowledge of them and there importance! I love you all and hope you all have a great week!


At least we know he won't go hungry...

At the mission conference

Mastered the backflip

Tena Koe Everyone

How has everyone’s week been?
Well as sad as it is and as much as I hate to say it this week was really another one of those weeks where nothing really interesting happened and it was a real test you could say.
But last week for P-Day we went to this trampoline place and that turned out to be.. not fun haha it was really small and there was like nothing to do, but I did master the backflip so that was a for sure plus!
This week we had Zero investigators attend church with us and our investigator that we have set for baptism on the 6th of June when we visited him this week he was drinking coffee and about to light a cigarette...  and your not really supposed to be doing that when you are preparing to get baptized...
But some good news is we are having a zone conference on Tuesday and then on Saturday we are going up to Auckland for a mission conference with Quintin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve so that's a "Pretty big deal" and something I am for sure looking foreword to and I will be sure to tell you all about it next week!
Sorry it is so short not really anything to report on this week.  but I hope everyone has a great week and has a wonderful summer break! winter is just coming in to season here so I'm looking foreword to that... not really haha
Have a wonderful week everyone and constantly remember the things the Lord has done for you!


Come unto Christ

Come unto Christ