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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Elder Johnson's August 8, 2011, E-Mail

Elders Adams, Tui(?), Tonga (?), Lawson(?), Flynn and Johnson

Hi Mom,
To answer your questions:
Did you get your missionary cards?  I need a yes or no on that one and also whether or not you liked them.
Yes, got them. Thank you so much. They're great.
Did you bear your testimony in church on Sunday?  Just asking because it was your last testimony meeting in this area.
No I did not. The ward has heard plenty from me. I've bore my testimony millions of times to them. They've heard it all. No need for a glory round.
Next Sunday is your last Sunday in this area (since this transfer is over on the 14th).  At least that is what you said in your School of Proselytizers document.  Make sure you get addresses and phone numbers of members by Sunday.
I will.
I have your Book of Mormon, your video and your dictionary.  When do you want me to send them -   ASAP or wait until you are in your new location?
Go ahead and send them ASAP. The mission office will make sure they get to the area that I'm assigned in.
Tell me something funny that happened this week.
Went to Calvin Rocquemore's church on Sunday--a non-denomination church, Farm Loop Christian Center. After the service, I was approached and was called a Satan worshipper, that I was going to hell, and that I belonged to a cult. I smiled and thanked them for the enlightenment. I was very impressed with that church's fellowshipping. They certainly made us feel welcome.
Tell me the most wonderful thing that happened this week.

Our district found 11 new investigators and blew apart the rest of the zone in our new investigator competition.
Tell me the best and worst thing about the tracting you did this week (I know you guys were going to try tracting more, so I figured you did alot of it this week).
Found Mary Swishburn. From the doorway, complimented her blue trim on her house. Said it reminded me of my highschool jersey colors. Chatted with her. She let us in. We taught her about the restoration. She said she watched The Other Side of Heaven the night before and loved it. Her daughter asked her why there was so many churches out there. She didn't have an answer. We did and gave it to her. Got the return appointment. She's solid. Found a lot of solid investigators like that this week.
Elder Johnson

Check these out. This is E. Flynn (Senior) and E. Adams (Junior). Show these to the girls. They took these pictures specifically for Lauren and Brittany.
Elder Johnson
Elder Adams and Elder Flynn

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  1. Sister Johnson - where did you end up getting the missionary cards?

  2. Donna - Mom to Elder JohnsonAugust 12, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Hi De Anna! (love reading your missionary's blog, btw! He sounds like a great kid!) I got the missionary cards at Vista Print
    super inexpensive. I never figured out how to put the Articles of Faith on the back, but a scripture or quote works just as well.
    Donna Johnson

  3. Thanks, Donna! I love reading Elder Johnson's Blog as well, and the handy links to other blogs in your side-bar. (I can't figure out how to do that...) My husband and sons have all traveled to White Horse - I think he's going to love it!