Friday, December 8, 2017

Week 63

Hey y’all! This week was great! Lots of cool things happened! So we had a zone conference in Topeka on Friday with Elder Stanfill from the seventy. It was so awesome! It’s so great to be able to meet and hear from a general authority. It was really good. 
Then this week we had Stephens baptism! It went so great! So this is Stephens story of how he found the church and that it was true. Stephen has a friend who was recently baptized. He was talking to her one day and he mentioned how he wanted to get back into church. His friend invited him to go to a Mormon service and so he thought he’d try it out. He went just that one Sunday and at church he “felt like he was home” and “where he was supposed to be” at church a member gave him a Book of Mormon. He took it home and started to read it. He would from time to time ask some questions to his friend about the church. Stephen got in habit to read the Book of Mormon every day. He found out about general conference and then started to study conference talks every day as well. He just showed up to church one Sunday by himself and that’s how we met him. By this time he already knew of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Teaching him was awesome, he knew very little of the Restoration or the plan of salvation but as we taught him he accepted everything easily because he knew the Book of Mormon was true. The other day we were talking about temples with him and he is getting deployed to Europe. (He is in the army) And he really wants to try to go to the temple before he goes to Europe. So that’s really awesome he has that goal. 
Also an awesome miracle is that Jason and Joes older brother Josue got baptized this last week. When I first met him he wouldn’t ever want to talk to us. But now he is baptized! So cool!

Elder Skylar Johnson 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Week 62

Hi everyone- 
This week was great! I’ll start off with an awesome miracle. We have been meeting with Stephen. He came to church a couple weeks ago by himself and that’s how we met him. A friend in another state gave him a Book of Mormon like 2 months ago and he has been reading it every day since(he is already in 3rd Nephi) This week he was in town and we were able to have a couple of lessons this week and it was awesome! We taught him the restoration and he loved it! He told us how he knew that the Book of Mormon is true and how he wants to get baptized! He is going to get baptized on the 18th of November! It’s so exciting! He is very excited to continue to learn about the gospel and live it! It’s so amazing to see how he is able to understand and accept the restored gospel when he knows the Book of Mormon is true. This just shows how important the Book of Mormon is and the blessing that come when we know it’s true! Heavenly Father is always preparing people to receive the gospel. And as we work to find those who ready the Lord will provide! 

This week I was able to go on exchanges with the zone leaders in Manhattan. It was fun to go and work in manhattan again, which was my first area. On the exchange we went on campus of KSU and talked to a ton of people. It was really fun to talk to a lot of people and share the gospel with them.

Elder Skylar Johnson 

Week 61

We had a ward trunk or treat. It was fun
1-3) hogwarts
4) Low quality pic high quality District

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Week 60 First Week in Junction City

Hey everyone! 
This was an awesome week! So first off I said goodbye to Wichita and some awesome members in the Wichita west branch. I’ll attach the pics. I also had to say goodbye to my trainer Elder Flores. (He went home Wednesday) so after all the goodbyes I was able to go to Junction City!  Junction is a cool place and I am liking it. Since I’m the only Spanish missionary in junction I get to teach all the Spanish people! So that’s cool! We haven’t found too many yet but we will sure find them :) So something that is really cool is that we had a baptism Friday! Ramon is his name. He is really cool. He has been meeting with missionaries for over 5 years. A couple months ago he moved to Junction. And three week ago he called up the missionaries and asked them to come by. So that’s a real cool miracle that happened! 
Also Saturday Jason (brother of Joe) was baptized in Kellogg so that’s super awesome! 

Las fotos
1) Me, hermana Bender, and hermana Stowell with the arreola family
2) Elder Riddle and I with the arreola family 
3) Hermana caro
4) Elder flores and I
5) With Elder Flores and Elder Riddle
6) At Ramon’s baptism with my new comp Elder Bryan 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Week 59 (Transfer News)

Hey everyone! 
This week was really cool and we some some awesome milagros!! But also transfer news is in so I’ll start off with that. President called me sunday night and told me that I’m going to be a district leader in Junction city. I’ll be with Elder Bryan who just got finished with his training. He is an English missionary and it is an English area. So I pray I won’t forget my Spanish. But apparently there used to be a Spanish branch there long long ago. So that’s exciting! 
So my time was short here in Wichita west and it’s kinda sad to leave Wichita which I have come to know and love so much. I’ll miss being comps with elder riddle he is a homie. But even though my time was short it was awesome and I had amazing experiences and learned so much. 
One of these awesome experiences happened this week. With our investigator Ana. Who we have been teaching the whole time I’ve been in Wichita west. Anyways we were teaching her the gospel of Jesus Christ and we were talking about baptism. She told us how she knows she needs to be baptized and how her life has changed so much since she started reading the Book of Mormon and coming to church. She was in tears and told us how she has changed and how she has been finding much comfort though prayer. The spirit was so strong. So that was an amazing experience and lesson. On the down side she isn’t married to her boyfriend so it could take some time before she is baptized. But it will happen. 
Also I found out this week that Jason (older brother of joe that got baptized a couple weeks back in Kellogg) is getting baptized this next weekend!!

  This is what happens when a non member asks for some help moving. The whole zone shows up
A very low quality pic by a Wichita mural
  Wichita West District

Hoy fue el último día que su hijo cenó con nosotros 
Estoy muy agradecida de conocerlo

Esta foto la tomé para usted hoy
(A member sent this to me on Skylar's last day in Wichita!)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Week 58

Last pday and an airplane factory with the zone

Week 57

Hey everyone! 
I had a really awesome week this week! A really awesome part of the week was that Joe Hernandez and Ricardo Estrada were baptized! I’ll start off talking about Joe. We were teaching the neighbor of Joe and they told us that they had new neighbors move in an they  were from Idaho. So Elder Radman and I went over and knocked on the door (this was like 5 months ago) and meet some of the Hernandez family. We found out that they were a part member family.  And that four of the six kids were members baptized only 3 years ago. We started working with them to reactivate them and baptize the rest of the family. Long story short we started working a lot with joe because he wanted to be baptized. And just a week ago his mom agreed to his baptism and signed the baptismal form. So joe is just the beginning as he has two brothers that the missionaries are currently working with. So that’s awesome.
Ricardo was an awesome miracle as well. A member brought him to church one Sunday. After church Elders Quorum got out like 10min early so I had a good opportunity to talk to him. We had a good little talk about what missionaries do. He agreed to meet with us the next day. We had a great first lesson with him. As time went on I got transferred and I was sad to leave and miss out on teaching Joe and Ricardo. But I was super blessed for the opportunity I had to attend the baptism of both of them. It was so exciting to see them all again and as well as the Kellogg branch! 
Anyways here are some pics!