Hey everybody! It's me again, Sister Johanson. That title might as well be called life in the growth zone, or life out of the comfort zone.
I am down in Moncks Corner (it's about 30 miles from Charleston), whitewash training. Meaning I know nothing about the area or the people here or my companion. Well actually I do know about her now. Her name is Sister Goettsche (pronounced get chee). Ha she is so cute. She is from Alpine Utah and she likes singing and loves being a missionary and loves South Carolina. So all pluses. We've had a pretty good week, met lots of good people.
We went to book of mormon class on thursday and had a good study with all the old timers in the ward. My favorite part was when there was a mosquito flying around and everyone was trying to smash it. Brother Singer stands up and starts smacking the table, it's getting all the way down the table so he's just slapping as hard as he can all the way down til he's almost on top of the table smacking on the opposite end. But he got it so that's all that matters.
It's definitely been a roller coaster week, lots of ups and downs. But we're slowly getting the hang of things. Had a ward trunk or treat on saturday so that was a good chance to get to know some members and get some candy.
There is so much work here to do! We had a lesson on saturday with a less active and his wife and we taught the restoration. He wants to come back to church and she wants to get baptized so you know, we're good with both of those things.
I dunno, I'm just excited to be here. It's amazing to see how my hope has grown throughout my mission. I just have a lot of hope for the good things to come and know that the Lord is just going to bless us and the members here in this area. Still love being a missionary.
If you have missionaries that you can see or help, go reach out and help them. They prolly need it ;)
Love you all! Hope you have a good week!!