I just want to start off by saying all the things I'm grateful for. I'm so grateful for my wonderful friends all around the world who are just great examples to me of serving the Lord no matter what they are doing or circumstance they are in, but that they always strive to do exactly what the Lord expects of them. It's so great to have amazing friends and knowing that everywhere around the world people get to meet my amazing friends and experience their love and talents.
I'm grateful for my family, all of them. The crazy ones too and for showing me why and how to raise a righteous family in a world with shifting values. Everyone feels so lost and scared because of how crazy our world is right now. But I'm grateful that Jesus Christ is at the center of our home, and that He's there because my parents had wonderful parents who taught and raised them in the gospel. I'm grateful that I have people to miss while I'm out here on my mission.
Okay, I'm cutting the list short cuz things could get really out of hand here. But I'm grateful to be on my mission being able to share the good news of this gospel. There is no better spirit found in the gospel than when you share that spirit with others. I'm convinced. This work is great, and it's hard because it's great. Man..I just love things and people and the Lord. Isn't life fantastic?
This week, we got people to teach! Isn't that great? Cuz before, we had nothin! So it was a really good week. We found some crazy people, but also some really great, humble people. Our new investigator, as we were walking up to our lesson he was sitting outside. He sees us coming and says, "Here comes the two girls who are gonna change my life!" Man he is so great.
I think my favorite day was yesterday tho. First off, I got a potato. From my friend, Taylor and kinda from Zack but not really ;) Did you know you can just put stamps on a potato and send it in the mail? Yeah well neither did I, but somebody did and that is what I received this week. The APs and the ZLs got a real kick in that one. As well as the mission office did I'm sure. Haha I'll show some proof.
But yesterday at church one of my favorite families from Anderson came and visited!! I was so happy to see them and they were happy to see me too!!! So that was great! And they said that they are prolly moving into that ward in a couple weeks!! Yay :) And then my favorite investigator from Anderson, turns out moved to Greenville and the elders have been teaching her! Well her grandkids came to church yesterday and remembered me :) I was asked to go bear my testimony during sacrament so when I got up there, all these kids were smiling at me and waving. It was a great sight to see :)
Things are gonna be a little challenging in Greenville and definitely different from my other areas, but it will be great! Heavenly Father has something planned. Also, as much as I love Orangeburg and Anderson, I think if I were to move to SC I would live in Greenville. I think it's the safest place and it's very pretty. But I love you and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Tods ziens to ya! (is that even how you spell it)
Wait..that's not me ;)
Sister Johanson JR.