Monday, January 4, 2016

Jesus is coming, are you going?

Hello friends of 2016! 

Doesn't it feel great to be in a brand spankin new year? I love it. The air is so much fresher :) Man I just love New Years. Lots of goal setting. 

This week has been oh so grand. It started off with exchanges with Sister Hill. I got to go to Seneca and we almost died 3 times. 3 head on collisions almost happened within the space of an hour! It was insane! None of them were our fault. The scariest one was when we were going around a really windy road (basically all the roads in SC) and this car comes around and he's in our lane!! He's not slowing down so we slammed on our brakes. By the grace of God alone is how we figured we did not get in an accident cuz heavens to betsy we don't know how he didn't hit us. We both just accepted that it was gonna happen. Man, but we made it through the day in one piece. And Sister Hill is just the greatest ever and just helped me a lot with stuff I've been struggling with. 

We found a lot of new people this week, and it's been great. For New Year's we were on lockdown and so we got some good ole southern food, hush puppies and coleslaw, and tuckered in for the night and spent it making faith as a power goals and Russian rouletting our Bernies and Botts Every Flavored Bean. Nasty things :P

Fun Sister Johanson moment of the week: we went to talk to this potential investigator and he opened the door and I went to introduce myself and go "Hi I'm Sister Miss..." and then I spaced out and he had to finish my thought for me by telling me that I was Sister Johanson. I almost introduced myself as sister missionary, it was the weirdest thing ever. But it's ok, because my comp will never let me live that down so I can remember it forever :) 

It's been a really neat week, we've seen a lot of miracles. I've been studying a lot about the nature of God this week. It's so different than studying just about Jesus Christ. But last week in gospel principles we learned about eternal life and how glorious it will be to live with God again. He knows what we are going through, because He used to be just like us. He went through it all too. There is a talk by S. Michael Wilcox (my favorite talker ever) and it's called no other God's before me. He compares the day that we meet God to a bride on her wedding day. That we should be so anxious and so excited to enter into our Fathers presence that we are spending our whole life preparing so we look our best for when that day comes :) I love our Father. I love knowing that He loves me. In 1 John 4 we learn that God is love. As humans we have a natural craving for love. We don't just crave it, we need it. So knowing that God is our loving heavenly father, it should make us want to know Him better. Want to be closer to Him. Because through that is when we feel the most purest forms of love. As we love, we become like God. It's amazing to me how the gospel is centered around love. It's what it's all about. And I love this gospel, and hope you do too. I'm so excited to be on my mission all year long. Trying to become a beacon of love. I love you guys!!! Hope you have a great week and a great year! 


Sister Johanson JR

My comp makes me take pictures.

And that's me at the dentist, I did not like it. But good news! No
cavity. My filling is breaking a little tho, so it hurts :/

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