Elder Brad Johnson is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the ALASKA ANCHORAGE MISSION. This blog will include many of the e-mails Elder Johnson sends to his family each week. It will extend from October 6, 2010 to October, 2012.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Elder Johnson e-mail, November 22, 2010

Hi Mom,
Thanks for the updates.
I think Brother Harmon is underestimating his relationship with us. He is our Ward Mission Leader. When he was in Alaska, we usually saw him three to four times a week. Him and his wife are way cool--and they have awesome cars, tons of them; they collect them; they're rich. We meet him for our correlation meetings weekly; he's helped us get started in the area; his wife makes cookies every meeting. They're the coolest people in the ward, and we miss them when they're gone. They're both crazy though, and yes, not Elder Williams, Elder Luke is what he meant to say.
Tell Brittany that I'm very disappointed in her tardiness. Tell her school is the most important thing in her life, besides the Gospel, and if she wants to be single with three kids living in government housing, keep being late to school.
Our Apartment:
Our apartment is not bad actually. It's got a kitchen, a table, a couch, one room, two beds, a bathroom and ample amounts of storage room. It's an old apartment and many missionaries have been through it, and the prior missionaries were very messy and quite disobedient it seems; so when we showed up, there were stacks of Mountain Dew and Coca Cola cans covering the windows. There were extreme sports posters: snow boarding, dirt biking, all over the room. There was a bunch of crap like nasty looking blankets, sheets, magazines, etc. The bathroom was terribly messy, soap scum running through the tub like vines--it was nasty. We spent our first two p-days cleaning the place, threw out a bunch of crap, and now it's looking better. I took pictures, and I'll send you some pictures via e-mail next week.
Best Experience This Week:
Zone Conference was way cool. They gave us a little care package and in it were all the letters you and the family wrote me for Thanksgiving. Thanks for those letters they were nice, and I liked Brittany's letter.
Also, David Huycke, one of our investigators, a husband of a member-wife, is coming closer to baptism. We also have a few other investigators that are looking very promising. We might have a few baptisms in the coming month as the Lord wills it.
Also, we've done a lot of RCLA work; hopefully you know that abbreviation by know so I don't have to tell you that it stands for Recent Converts and Less-Actives. We had a good week of meeting with folks and bringing them out to church. So in case you were wondering: I'm staying very busy.
Thank you for the family prayers every night. Pray for David Huycke and Nicky Deen that they will have the strength to quit smoking, and the O'Rourk family that they might find the will to go to church. Pray for all of my investigators that they can feel the Holy Ghost bare witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel.
May I suggest an FHE activity? Read through a few pages of Preach My Gospel as a family. Start in chapter one and just work your way through, each person reads a paragraph, go around in a circle and talk about things that stand out to you. It's scripture--the Prophet has said. Also, invite she missionaries over for dinner and ask them how you can be more of a missionary family. Ask them to do the Tracting in the Home game.
I have a question for Brittany. Who was Coriantumr? If she knows that off the top of her head, which she should if she's read through the BofM as many times as she says, then she should be able to recall--but I'll be very impressed.
Ask Lauren: What was the first thing King Benjamin talks about in his address.
Ask Dad: Who was Alma the Younger's first missionary companion?
For you: Who was the least obedient writer in the Book of Mormon? Least obedient in terms of writing quantity.
Ask them these questions tonight in FHE, and if you don't know, find out. And report back to me. Hopefully, next week I'll get to read a letter from everyone and not just my devoted loving mother. It's okay to write multiple e-mails from each of your e-mails.
Okay, I love you Mom.
Elder Johnson   

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