Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Dear fam-ill-e,
So i just want to let everyone know that im doing great! The MTC is so awesome, we just had a devotional last night and Elder Costa spoke (he spoke at general conference recently...maybe it was priesthood) i cant remember, but he is so powerful! I would love to spend my time telling you about all my funny stories...but the humor in the MTC is, well, not so humorous...ha.
Anyway, our P-day is obviously on wednesday, im just guessing you knew that but just to make sure. My companion is great, we get along really well and he's one of those guys that i would have probably hung out with before the mission..which is great. But yeah, we can just hang out and talk all the time without getting sick of eachother which is what i was hoping for. Oh, i did get the packages you sent and not only was i happy but basically my whole floor was pretty happy too..haha. But im expecting more....joke, but really ha.
Alright, its time to get all missionary on you! This work is soo great, i cant even begin to describe how honored I am each morening to put on that badge and look at it and realize that every single day, im representing Christ! We are representatives of him, which means that we must do what he would do if he were here getting ready to teach the people of Mexico. Im beginning to understand the absolute importance of serving a mission, i always knew that it was so important and that i was doing a great work but now i have a whole new view on everything we do here! its hard to explain. But what i realized is that im not on my mission at all, im on the Lord's mission. Im doing everything he would do, im teaching how he would teach. As missionaries, we are on the Lord's time, we need to completely sacrifice everything (no matter how small it may be) and always be striving to learn as much as we can. The Lord does not need young men who come on missions to get better at living on their own, he doesnt need the guys that are coming to get better at planning things or anything like that...HE NEEDS MISSIONARIES!! What i mean by that is, we need to already be prepared to serve him, we need to understand that what we are doing is a sacred work. The Lord's purpose is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man, that needs to also be our purpose. Everything else is secondary. Through the process of serving a mission, we will get better at living on our own or learn how to plan things better. What were doing is inviting others to come unto Christ, by helping them recieve the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, recieving the girft of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. thats our purpose, which is right in line with the purpose of God. This is the greatest thing we can possibly be doing, it is the only thing i would want to be doing and it was what i hope to do throughout the rest of my life! Be examples through not only word but in deed. let people see the light of Christ that is within you. People yearn to know what the truth is, it is one thing that every person is born with. If we are being example of Jesus Christ and living how he lived, PEOPLE WILL NOTICE! i promise you that! I love this gospel, we are blessed beyond belief to know the truth and know the plan that God has for us. Help him out and make him happy...he will bless you! I love you all sooooo much! keep up the family home evenings, it is so important. stick together as a family and love the Lord!!!
Elder Johnson

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