Monday, March 19, 2018

Week 77

Hey everyone! 
My first week in liberal has been super awesome! Fun fact, Liberal is where Dorothy’s house from the Wizard of Oz is. So when Dorothy tapped her heels together and said there’s no place like home she came to Liberal Kansas. So there are tons of statues of Dorothy everywhere. And even a museum dedicated to the Wizard of Oz. 
 Anyways let me tell you all about the amazing milagros that are happening here! So the Sunday before I came here a guy named Freddy showed up to church. The Elders found out that he wasn’t a member and had been meeting with the missionaries in Las Vegas. This week we have been teaching him and he has a super strong testimony of the church! He was on date to get baptized the 10th of March but we had stake conference that weekend so we told him we could either move it up a week of back a week. He said he was planning on making a trip out to Vegas this week and to move the baptism back. Then Sunday night he texted us and said that he didn’t want to wait any longer to get baptized and that he would postpone his trip so he could get baptized on the 3rd of march! He has his priorities straight for sure! So we have a baptism this weekend! 
 We are also teaching a ton of other people. There is a family of like 10 that we are teaching. Only like 4 of them are super interested as of now but it’s super awesome because they have great desires to learn and get closer to Jesus Christ. And they prefer speaking Spanish! It’s so great to teach in Spanish again. I’m a little rusty due to 4 1/2 months in an English area but it’s coming back. There is a lot of Spanish in liberal so I’m real pumped for that!
 Transfer day I drove from Junction City to Wichita to Guymon Oklahoma then back tract to liberal. So it was a ton of driving and we didn’t get to the apartment till like 10pm
On the bad side I wrecked on my bike Sunday night (we have to share a car so we bike half the time) but the lord provided and I didn’t get hurt at all! Be safe when biking across a railroad crossing at night ­čśé ¡Todo bien! 
I got a good amount of pictures this week from saying adios to Junction (I’ll send them in a separate email)
I hope you all are doing well and having a great week!

Elder Skylar Johnson 

 Saying bye to the Johnson’s (we hung out with them on pday)

Saying goodbye to the Carpenters (one of the coolest families in all of Kansas)

 My best friend Tyler & his older brother Lukas

 The Stonerocks

 Elder Riley & I with Brett

 Junction City District

The Medinas

A Foggy day in Kansas

Week 76

Hey everybody! 
Transfer news is in... and I’m getting transferred!! I am going to be transferred to Liberal, Kansas and I’m going to be a zone leader too so that’s exciting! I’m excited for this opportunity. Liberal is a bilingual ward so I’ll be able to speak Spanish again! My companion is going to be Elder Ortiz I don’t know him but I think he is a fluent Spanish speaker! It’s gonna be sad leaving JC and not going to be able to fully train elder Riley.
This week was a really good week. One of our investigators Dwayne has been progressing pretty well. He has met with missionaries like almost a year ago and we started teaching him again these last couple of weeks. We had some great lessons with him and he really wants to start living the word of wisdom now! It’s gonna take him some time but he will get there! 
Also this week I had exchanges with Elder bischoff. It was fun. 
Have a great week everyone!

Exchanges with Elder Bischoff 

I found a boat in Milford

Week 74

This week was good! I can’t really remember everything that I did. But we have been busy. We have this one investigator named Joshua he is really cool. And to put a long story short he really wants to turn his life around and follow Christ so he really wants to get baptized. So that’s awesome! I’ll tell you more about him in future weeks. 
I did find sister Cluff and we took a picture I don’t have it so I can’t send it to you. 
That’s awesome to hear that the Court of Honor went good. 
Love you tons!

Sorry this picture is a little trashy

Week 72-73

We had Zone Conference.....Elder Peterson and I drew a picture ......My adventure shirt feat. Monroe and 4 more miles

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week 71

Hey everyone! 
This week was crazy and fun! So something really awesome was that I got to go with the Kellogg elders Monday to Wednesday morning because I was companion less after Elder Hall left for Ecuador. I had tons of fun those couple of days. I was able to go and meet a lot of members and say hi to them again. I was able to see the Chairez family, the Rodriquez family, the Hern├índez family, and the Gonz├ílez family. It was so fun to see them all again. When we went to see the Hernandez family (Which is Jason, Joe, and their brothers) we were walking up to the door and Joe was walking home from school and saw me and ran up to me and gave me a big hug. It was really fun to see that family now that they are all active and members now. Except the mom and step dad. It was also awesome being back in Kellogg because I was able to teach some lessons in Spanish! 
So Wednesday was transfer day and I was able to meet my new trainee. His name is Elder Riley and he is from Phoenix. He is really tall. But he is cool. We were able to have a lesson with Matthew and Ruth and we talked about prayer and read Lehi’s dream with them. It was really cool because Ruth made the comment how she has ‘felt good as we meet with you and when we went to church’ we explained how that is the spirit testifying of the truth. She replied, “I know it’s the Holy Spirit” so that was awesome how she has been able to recognize the spirit! They both came to church again! 
It’s been really cold this week and it has snowed twice! 

1) With the Chairez family 
2) old pic with bunny that the Chairez fam named after me
3-4) trying to recreate the old pic with skylar the bunny
5) Kellogg district feat. Elder Johnson
6) We went to two Mexican places in two days
7) Me and Joe

Week 70

So this week was really awesome! So I’ll start off by saying that Elder Hall left for Ecuador this morning. It’s sad that I won’t see him for a while. But oh well. He is gonna kill it in Ecuador. We drove down to Wichita Sunday night and spent the night. And that’s when I found out that I am going to train again in Junction. So that’s will be fun. 

So a really awesome story. I don’t know if I told y’all about Matthew and Ruth. We found them by knocking on the wrong door trying to go to a members house. Anyways we started a Book of Mormon study class Thursday nights and we hadn’t been in contact with them for a week of two so we went over to their house to invite them to the class and they came! We talked about where the Book of Mormon came from and its importance. They both took notes and were involved with the class. We invited to church after and they said no. But they wanted us to go by and see them before Elder Hall left. So we went by Saturday and read the Book of Mormon with them. They both had lots of good questions and like the Book of Mormon. We invited them to church and they accepted. They both came to church and stayed all three hours and loved it! We had a linger longer after church and they stayed for that too! They are planning on coming to the Book of Mormon class every week and a member invited Ruth to a relief society activity and she wants to attend that too! 

Also this Sunday our recent convert Ramon blessed the sacrament for his first time and he did a great job! He brought is fianc├ęe to church Sunday as well. 

And right now the APs put me in the best area in the mission AKA Kellogg. So I’m going to be in Kellogg for today and Tuesday! So that is awesome! I’m going go visit my amigos later today and tomorrow!

So this week has just been awesome! Although it’s sad to lose Elder Hall I’m excited for this next transfer. I’ll find out who I’m training Wednesday.

Elder Skylar Johnson

1-2) We played a funny game at a members house. Now I look like the the family on Christmas Eve. Haha
3) Last district pic of the transfer. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Week 68 Christmas

Our Skype Call with Elder Johnson was so great!!

1) District with Ossie
2-3) Elder Hall and I 
4) Pajamas we got from the carpenters
5) Our Christmas tree
6) Breakfast at the Medina’s Christmas Morning