Monday, May 18, 2015

Wedding Time!

Hello, everyone! As always, I hope you all are feeling well, and that everything is going well for you all in this week!

Not much really happened this week, but today we have the wedding of Geovani Gonzabay and Isaura Correa, and on Wednesday they are going to be baptised! They are very excited and I am super happy to be a part of this!!! Their testimonies of the Gospel have grown so much, and they know this church is true and they want to follow in it always! It's like the prophet Nephi said in 2 Nephi 31:20.

I don't have much time to write but I'm so very thakful to have you all here supporting me! I hope I have more time to write next week! I love you all, and hope to hear from you all about how you're all doing soon! Thanks for your messages! Chao!

Love, Hermana Johnson

Monday, May 4, 2015

Working & Helping the People of Ecuador

Hola todos! Gracias por leer estos correos que les envío y todo, espero que todo les van bien y para que sepan, están en mis oraciones siempre. Gracias a todos ustedes!!! Estoy bien feliz porque es posible que oh wait this was completely accidental... Sorry, It's a bit hard talking Spanish ALL the time and then switching to English. But as I was saying, it's very probable that we're going to see two marriages soon!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Milagros en Milagro

Hey everyone! I love you all and thank you for all your prayers on my behalf! I'm praying for all of you, too, and I hope everything is well on your end! Basically, here in Milagro, we have been having AMAZING weeks, and we have had members walking with us almost every day, strengthening their testimonies and sharing the truth! Milagro means miracle in English, and we've basically been having miracles in Miracle! One day, it was SUPER hot, and the power went out at like, 5am. So, we were suffering in our personal and companionship studies and just in the house, because we live on the third floor, in the hottest apartment. So we studied and everything, and it was time to close with a prayer, and it was my turn to say it. So we got down on our knees, and I told Heavenly Father that it was very hot, and that we would like to have our fans working, and that we would also like to recharge our music boxes so we could listen to that as we finished getting ready for the day, if He saw it fit, please.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Forgetting English

A ver, qué hicimos ésta semana....Oh wait that's spanish. Hello all!!!! I'd like to thank you all for your prayers on my part and for all the people my companion and I teach and for my companion! Thank you everyone who writes me or sends me packages too, at: Casilla de Correo 09-04-160 Misión Ecuador Guayaquil Norte Guayaquil Ecuador But don't use fedex or dhl because that doesn't work if you do this. Thank you! This week, we had the baptism of Vanessa, who is so great and has an amazing testimony, and Angelo stared fixing himself up again and isn't drinking!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Challenges and Celebrations

Hello all!!!! This week has been a rough one, but we're still going strong! Basically, we were all super duper pumped because one of our investigators, Angelo, hadn't drunk alcohol for 19 days, and was super ready to get baptized on the 24th of April, and very happy about it too, because baptism is basically the ticket to entering into the kingdom of God, and it is an ordinance that ONLY counts if it is in the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints, because the true power of God, the priesthood was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith Jr. and no other church has the authority nor the power to allow people to return back to our Heavenly Father's presence. But, as said in the Bible, "...the drunken... will not be heirs to the kindom of God." It is said in both Galations and Corinthians, I have to find the scriptures again. B

Monday, March 30, 2015

Interesting Week

Hellos everyone!!! I love you all and I hope everything is fine for you! I miss you and hope that you are remebering that God loves you all and wants the best for you, as said in John 3:16. And also as said in this new video that He has made posible to watch! Here, go and watch it, I promise you it will make you feel just a little bit happier today:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Angry Bird Pet

Hello everyone!!! I love you all and I'm missing you here in Ecuador and hope everything's good on your end of the line!!! Basically, I was laying in my bed last night, almost asleep and very nice and happy when our ringtone, which is like a really strong metal techno beat, woke me from my almost-happy slumber. Thankfully, it wasn't a call for me, but for Hermana Mamani.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Milagro - Setting Goals

Hola everyone, this is Hermana Johnson reporting live from Milagro, Guayas, Ecuador! Basically, hello and I'm sorry I haven't really written anything in like two weeks concerning what's going on around here. Getting on to that right now, keep reading. So, about two weeks ago, I was just about sleeping when the zone leaders called our phone in Duran at like 11:30-12:00 in the night, to tell me I had transfers. Usually they call everyone at around this hour for transfers, but I wasn't really expecting it, so it was a bit disappointing for me. But they changed me to Milagro, where I am now serving with Hermana Mamani from Bolivia.

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Companion, New Adventures

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing great and I love you all! Pray for you all the time! This week was a bit long, as I was showing my new companion Hna Vásquez EVERYTHING in the sector! I didn't know were to start, our sector is huge and there are so many people in our ward! But we pulled through and everyone loves her a lot! She's from Honduras!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Answering Sarah's Questions

Hello, Sarah! Hello everyone! 1) The ward we attend is about 400 people big, but only about 150 assist every Sunday, sometimes less. We're working on that, and I'm very excited to bring everyone back! 2) Oh man, the favorite person I've taught... This really isn't a question that any person can answer really! I love all the people I've taught, here and gone. I miss the ones in Samanes 1, but everyone here is so nice, they are all amazing people with different challenges and different quirks and personalities. Right now we're teaching to Bryan still and Romina, but Bryan more.

New companion

I have a few minutes left and I just lost my favorite companion and one of my best friends ever so I'm sad.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dreams Come True in Ecuador

The winter season brings the rain, and with the rain comes the 100 degree weather and humidity. But after 6 months here in Ecuador, I'm used to it. We have recently been teaching a young girl named Ericka the gospel, and she has a little dog that looks just like Kona! Ericka is very sweet, and is 17 and pregnant. Latin culture is very strange in comparison with ours, the father is 36. Basically, this is a thing that happens a lot. But she's very awesome, and knows everyone in the neighborhood! But the most awesome thing is that she had a dream right before meeting us: She had been eating in her house and there came a knock at the door. She went to go and open it, and saw two elders (the Latins called both the girl missionaries and the guy ones "elders"). She told them that she was catholic and closed the door, but turned around and saw the elders open the window and ask her, " Why are you putting yourself farther away from God?" She woke up and was really worried the whole next two days, wondering what she had to do to bring herself closer to Heavenly Father, and then Hna Purnell and I came by with our friend Marlon, who had felt that he should take us over to meet her. She told us that we were exactly like her dream, and whoop now we're teaching her! It is so awesome! Love, Hermana Avalon Rae Johnson