Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 54 West Wichita

Hey everyone! 
This week was super awesome! So first off we had transfers so I had so say good bye to the good ole Kellogg branch. It was hard to say goodbye to the branch after getting to know them all so well. 
But anyways now I'm on the westside of Wichita in the other Spanish branch. (Wichita only has two Spanish branches) So my new compañero Elder Riddle is cool. And we are reopening the area after it being closed for just a transfer. And so when we got to our area we didn't have a area book or anything so we just went to a random street and went door knocking. It was cool because almost everyone on the whole street spoke Spanish and Spanish only. So we found a ton of cool people. The next day we actually got our area book and it had absolutely nothing in it so we are starting completely fresh. It's hard but it's fun. But one of the coolest milagros that we saw this week was Saturday night. We went to go see a potential investigator we met earlier in the week. And in the driveway there was a man and we offered him a picture of Jesus Christ. As we talked to him we had a
powerful first contact in Spanish, we ended up teaching him the whole restoration and he loved and understood it. He said that he would get baptized if he came to know that our message is true. But there was a problem, he works out of town and is only home on the weekends. But since now we have Facebook we set that up with him and he is down to keep in contact with us throughout the week through Facebook! But he is pretty cool and he downloaded the Book of Mormon app and said he will listen to it as he works during the week too!

The Rodriguez family
 Joe and Francisco
 My Mexican grandparents Maria y Ramon
Our investigator Ricardo
Nancy and Hermana Castañeda and Fernando

Week 53

Hey Everyone!
Transfers are this week and I'm getting transferred to the Wichita west Spanish branch(all the west side of Wichita) So that's fun. There are two Spanish branches in Wichita and so now I'll be able to serve in both! I'm going to know Wichita very well. My new companion is going to be  Elder Riddle he was companions with Elder Flores and Elder Colemere so we have some past companions in common! 
We will be reopening the Elders area so that will be fun! It's going to be sad to leave because of how well I've got to know the members and the area in Kellogg but I'll just be on the other side of the river and both branches play soccer every Saturday morning so I'll still see some of them!
But anyways this week was good! We got Facebook this week so it's an awesome missionary tool to have. So that's what's going on with me!

The Rains family (they are super awesome)
 Kellogg district pics

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Week 52 and a visit from Elder Oaks

So this week was good! Awesome actually because Elder Dallin H. Oaks came to visit the mission! The whole mission met in Wichita Saturday morning and we were able to meet and shake hands with Elder Oaks and Elder Natress of the seventy. And what an amazing experience that was! Not everyday do you meet an apostle of the Lord. 
These past couple of weeks we have been learning about lots changes that are soon going to take place. First we are getting smartphones! We will be one of the 4 missions in the whole world with missionaries with smartphones so that's cool! And with that we are getting Facebook. So that's really cool. We don't know too much about it yet but what we do know is that we use our old Facebook accounts that we had back at home. So that will be weird using my Facebook that I haven't touched since I was 13.
Oh I also hit my year mark this week! And it's crazy to think it's already been a year. Time is going by way too fast!
But here are some pics!
Elder Johnson

1) Reunion of mission dad and son. Elder Flores only has one transfer left :(
2-3) Battle of the Wichitans
4) mission conference with Elder Oaks!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Una semana llena de los milagros Week 51

Hey everyone! 
This week was awesome and we saw so many miracles! I'll share just a few though. So this Sunday some boys we've been teaching finally came to church. They really want to be baptized but for the past month they have been bailing on coming to church because they were scared to come to a new church with new people. But they came and they loved it!
And their older brother who is a member was out of town and they still came! But teaching them is so fun they are the funniest little boys ever. They are on date for the 26th of August so hopefully that date doesn't get pushed back anymore :)
And another miracle was that Friday night we got a referral for a Henry man from some English missionaries. We came by Saturday night to see him and he is super elect! He recently moved here from El Salvador. We taught him la restauración and he loved it. He told us how he wants to change his life and was looking for someone to help him along his way. He came to church Sunday stayed all three hours and loved it! He wants to come to church again next Sunday. Oh he also wants to get baptized but he hasn't accepted a date yet but he will totally get baptized in the near future!
The sisters found an elect family of 9 this week. The mom is a less active member and 6 of the 7 kids are baptismal age. The whole family came to church so Sunday there was a just a ton of people at church and it was so awesome! The Lord has been blessing us tremendously and it is awesome! So this has been a great week!

Elder Johnson

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Week 50

We went on an adventure with the zone and found a beach in Kansas

Monday, July 31, 2017

Week 49

Us with the branch mission leader saying adios to 
Hermana Christensen

Wichita Kansas 🌽🌾🌻🌪❤️

Monday, July 24, 2017

Week 48

Hey everyone! 
What's up? Transfers are this week and I am staying in Kellogg yet again! That means I will be in Kellogg for six months! I'm actually really happy to be staying here again and with Elder Mujica!
The Kellogg branch is so awesome I am loving it here! Wichita is a great place!
Anyways this week was awesome! We saw some more awesome milagros! One of which was when we were on splits with the zone leaders. Elder Sperry and I went to contact a referral from the APs and we met a sweet lady. We had an awesome door step lesson with her and she told us to come by the next day. So Elder Mujica and I went back the next day and had a super awesome restoration lesson with her. She was excited to read the Book of Mormon pray and come to church! And Sunday she showed up to church and she said she loved it!
Another sweet miracle is that we talked to an old Mexican man named. We have talked to him before but then fell if the face of the earth for like two weeks but we found him yet again! (He was working out of town) anyways we had a sweet lesson with him and he told us how he wants to change and learn more from us. He came to church as well and he loved it! But Hector wants us coming by more often because he wants to change his life. Which is awesome because the Gospel of Jesus
Christ is all about change.
Anyways this week was great! I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Fotos del distrito de Kellogg

Visiting a museum in whichita on PDay