Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Elder Johnson's December 25th PHONE CALL!!!
On Christmas Day we had a wonderful telephone conversation with Elder Johnson! He is enjoying his current location in North Anchorage and gets along great with his new companion, Elder Witt. He got his Christmas box and promptly took the two Nerf guns with 100 foam "bullets", which I had sent for part of his present, and used them as incentive to help the missionaries sing Christmas carols. Not sure how he used them, but I think the loudest singers got to play with (or keep) the guns! He says he liked the rest of the box and was very appreciative of what was sent. He had 7 items of business that he needed to go over with his dad which basically included the need for the new shirts, new pants and what we need to do to get him ready to start back to ASU in the spring of 2013! He has been out 14 months and his last 10 months are going to fly by. We got Marcus on the cell phone and they talked phone to phone for a while, then we called Isaiah and they got to talk for a few minutes. He didn't want to bother trying to find someone in the ward to Skype with because he and his companion are both new to the area and they didn't know who they could impose upon to use their computer. But, as it turned out, it worked wonderfully just using the speaker phone. The only thing is we couldn't see him. That will be rectified by next October! He was happy and must be working hard since he decided not to e-mail us on Monday! Back next week with a new post and hopefully some more great informtion from Elder Johnson!