Monday, December 9, 2013

the true meaning of CHRISTmas

Hello friends and family!!
PA is SO strange. It snows one day and rains the next! Not a terribly good combination of things when all there is is hills and sharp turns. Driving is a nightmare! It's a good thing the Lord is watching over us! And yes mom, I'm driving as ridiculously safe as I can muster. So don't worry! I'm doing fine and dandy, our teaching pool has dropped reaally low, but it's okay! We'll get em! Yinz guys will be glad to hear that Brandon (the one we baptized) is now taking MISSION PREP to SERVE A MISSION IN THE COMING YEARS!!!!!!!!!!! Please keep him in your prayers as he prepares! Anywho. I have such a testimony that the Lord is preparing the hearts of men! This week was pretty sad.. We dropped an investigator named David. He wasn't totally humble about his religious background, but we loved him SO much. We bawled out our eyes as we left his house. But he knew and could feel we are Christ's messengers. Right after we got inside the car we said a prayer for him. We had 20 minutes extra until our next appointment so we got out and roamed the streets for a little bit. We bumped into a man walking his dog. We introduced ourselves. and BOOM. He asked SOOOOO many questions about our church. He said he was christian, and he was trying so hard to find out what was different about our church, it seemed like he was TRYING to have a problem with it, but every time he addressed something we said "Yeah! that's exactly what we believe" Every time he tried to stump us, the Lord gave us the answer. It was such an amazing moment. We looked at our watches and 40 minutes had past!!!!! We taught a guy the restoration on the streets for 40 minutes! It was such a testimony builder to me that the Lord prepares His children, and also, that if we're under the Lord's errand we will never be confounded against the wise.
Anywho, I love you all! Thanks for everything you do for me! :) In the spirit of Christmas, I invite you all to do what the Prophet Thomas S Monson has asked: To give up ourselves for the service of another. And I promise as you do so, you'll have a stronger testimony of the atonement, and appreciate the true meaning of CHRISTmas, ;)
-Elder Johnson

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