Monday, November 7, 2016

Life is fragile; handle with prayer.

Hi there everyone! It's good to speak to you all again. 
This week has been so good! Things just keep getting better and better here in Moncks Corner, SC! Missionary work is still the best :) 

I forgot to tell yall last week about the service stuff we get to do each week! Every Thursday we go and serve at a Monk monastery! We work in the gardens, this last week we raked and hedged some trees and bushes and bamboo. It was pretty cool :) I'm becoming a master gardener. There is a lady named Ursula Wells that takes us each week and she is awesome. She gives each of the missionaries names to go by...for someone reason I guess they don't like us going by our last names. But my name is Charlotte! It makes me feel like a little kid where you play games and come up with what your name is. It's fun :) 

This week we had lots of cool things happen, and met lots of cool people! OH oh! Elizabeth and Alyssa got baptized in Spartanburg. Obviously I'm not there anymore, but just thought I'd let you know that the Hmongs are still going strong. I also have a video of Allen doing a headspin which I got before I left, so I'll have to send it to you guys. 

We are now biking sisters! Ha well not full fledged. Dressa prolly thinks I'm silly because she just biked her whole mission. But us weak sauce missionaries with's quite an adjustment. Especially cuz nobody is here to tell me how to do it. Luckily, it's pretty easy to pick up. Just like riding a bike...literally 😁 haha but yeah, we are working on biking more. And I like it lots! It's so fun! Woo hoo! Biking! 

We had one of our investigators...well we just met her once but she came to Book of Mormon class this week and she just loved it! At the end she told us that she was going to her sisters house to tell her about it and telling all of her family to come to church on Sunday. Unfortunately not all of them came, but she did with her daughter and a couple grands. so pretty kewl! 

This week I had a good little learning experience about repentance. Which is just change. And you know, change is really hard sometimes. It's crazy that what we are doing as missionaries is literally just asking people to change almost everything about their life! So much sacrifice! But God knows that it will only benefit us. And there have been some things this week that have required me to change, and at first it just made me feel guilty but as I finally just accepted it and said the Lord would help me and accept the small progress that I make each day, I finally was able to feel enabled and like the Lord could help me. And the change just ended up happening, and it was good and I felt and do feel great! It's all about small silly stuff, but even those kinds of things the Lord enables us to do. He asks us to change but provided the means to do it. I'm grateful for the gospel! I'm glad to be here sharing it! I love all you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Sister Johanson

Halloween party! 

(It's fine, just me and my comp dressed up. No hurt feelings, or egos) ;)

Ward BBQ and Cake Auction

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