Friday, June 27, 2014

9 months! Flying by.‏

SO this week was an eventful one. Saturday we got permission to leave
early to go help a family with some service. You get to their
house by hopping on the colectivo that takes you as far out of Resistencia
as you can get (which is my area) then walking about 45 minutes to get to
their house. We entered to change out of working hard (shirt and tie)
clothes to play clothes to get ready to do some service. I could feel the spirit
strongly in their little home. They have a packed dirt floor with a house made
out of sticks and mud. To heat the home in which I couldn´t fully stand, they
had a little fire in the corner, and for beds they had a plastic tarp. What humble
loving people. When they come to church they wake up incredibly early, but they
are beginning to come more frequently. One thing I have come to learn and feel is
God´s love for ALL of his children. A gringo thousands of miles away from home on
his knees asking for help, a family out in a toba barrio, or a member who has
addiction problems. He loves them all and wants them ALL to have the best and to
achieve eternal life.
family didnt come to church this past sunday. They had a few
problems, disagreements, and long story short, their upcoming marriage almost fell
through. They are working on all the paperwork and blood tests, so everything will
work out now. But we taught them about The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
How powerful is this doctrine of the eternal family. They are excited once again to go
get married and make these sacred covenants with God.

The mission conference was incredible. With the whole office being sick, we had no
 clue how we were going to pull it off. But everything worked out perfectly. Even the
270 sandwiches coming from the Subway in Corrientes (oh, heavenly) worked out
perfectly! I sang in a quartet with some of my best friends in the mission to start off
the event, and the spirit in the whole conference was incredible. The song of the mission
was so touching. I know that this is the work of the Lord. I am so blessed to be able to
see the fruits and joys of it on a regular basis.

Elder Johnson

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