Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Remedios Came to Church!!

Kind of short this week. Not too much going on. The weeks keep going by fast and it’s crazy to think I’m writing yet again.

Well, Monday ended lovely. We got some info from another elder that several guys from our zone were in the habit going to write more emails after the district meeting and then getting home way later than they should. So we pulled out some of those "crazy kids from Coolsville" skills and pin pointed the place where they would most likely be. I'm serious, we were just missing a dog and we were the mystery gang. So me and comp went on over there and low and behold there they were. Honestly, when I saw them there was a sadness that came over me. And I did not want to bust them because 2 of the 4 are pretty good friends of mine. But we did what we had to do, didn't yell or anything, just told them to go home. We'll see what happens from here.

Tuesday I had divisions. and it seems that every time I have divisions, nobody is home... so another lovely day.

Thursday was awesome! So around 6:30 Wednesday night, I get a called from the assistants giving me some info. As I sat on the other end of the line, I nearly cried as I heard the the words, "In honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, we will be playing football in the stake center at 7:00am" come through the speakers of my phone. Needless to say, we were there before 7:00am. We tied for first place, so that was fine. But easily the best part of the week!!!

Sunday was also a fantastic day!!! Guirmina got to church again! We have been working so hard with her daughter because we know she will be baptized if she’d just go!! But there was no sign of her as church started. All hope was lost... once again. But a light burst through the door right as the second hour started and Remedios (daughter of Guirmina) and her daughter Jessica came walking in. I could just hear Cher singing, "Do you Believe in life after Love?!" I have no idea why this song came to my head at this moment, but I didn’t care! It’s a great song and it seemed to fit perfectly!!! Now we start the countdown for Remedios baptism!!!

I really want to thank all those who sent a prayer to Remedios and Guirmina and their family! because now we are seeing the miracles!!! As Always!!!

Stay Classy,

Elder Johns

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Do You Know What "Nada" Means?

Whole lot of Nada this week. Now, I know what you’re thinking. "Elder Johns! What is nada?" And for all you “Three Amigos” fans out there, it is NOT a light chicken gravy like Dusty Bottoms said. It means nothing. It was a slow week but went by surprisingly fast! There were a lot of cancelled lessons and lots of people not home... We DID however have another lesson with Guirmina! She is progressing fast! It takes a little for her to understand, but when she gets it, she gets it. She is still on track for the 3rd of December! I’d appreciate it if you’d send a prayer her way!

Like I said, slow week. But I’d like to leave with my testimony. This is the ONLY true church on the face of the planet. End of story. I have seen and I’ve had to argue in the streets of México with several different churches for 16 months now. And every time I’m more convinced that "this is the place". The scriptures are the words of the prophets of old, written for us in these latter days! God Answers Prayers. And now, I can tell you all this and more in two languages!!! #booyah

Thank you for all your prayers. I can’t say it enough. As Always!!!

Stay Classy,

Elder Johns

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Everybody's Workin' For the Weekend

Well, Trump won. Now, I don’t care if you like the guy or not. But at least you don’t have to check your back around every corner because of the color of your skin since he won... sheesh!

Tuesday was dumb. Why you might ask? Well it all started a week ago when we had to get a shot for the cold season that's coming. That was the worst. "Elder Johns! What does that have to do with this Tuesday?" Well I got sick this Tuesday... What the flip?! For those who don't know, I hate shots. I mean- I pass out. So if I'm going to go through that kind of sick joke, I expect it to work. Not that a week later I get sick. Ain't nobody got time for that!!!

Wednesday was cool! We had a meeting we Elder Pino from the seventy. It took most of the day, but we did have one lesson that night. We will see if they get to church. If they do there will be more info on them next week!!!

Thursday was a great day. Not so much in work but just in general. We took a trip back to Cuautla... Now I've been anxiously awaiting this day for a week now. We had a meeting and it was in the stake center right next to my old area so I knew I was going to see people I knew. I also knew it was Thursday which meant 2 for 1 fraps at Romans!!! (Romans is the ice cream place that got me through those 9 months if you'll remember. So I had to go back and pay my respects). The trip was 3 hours and we went with two other white dudes and spoke English the whole time. We got a bunch of dirty looks especially when we were yelling at each other across the bus. But it was totally worth it!!! So, as prophesied, I saw many people I knew and I did get my 2 for 1 frap before the meeting. After the meeting ended, we grabbed another frap, because who knows when we'll be back there, and we headed out on the 3 hour trip home. Pretty chill day!

Friday. Two words: Awesome!!! We went about doing our thing and cruising the streets of Mexico. But it started getting cool when we had our last lesson!! It was with Remedios and her kids Jessica and Jorge. We were teaching about the Plan of Salvation, along with using the good ol' Libro De Mormón! And every time we finished reading a verse, Remedios would say, "It’s so clear! It makes so much sense!!!" Honestly, I felt like Rocky from Rocky IV, because what once was a hostile crowd against the Book of Mormon is now cheering for it!!! And Satan is thinking, "They're not men... They're pieces of iron!" Ok, maybe the Rocky example is a little far fetched, but I don't care. You can never go wrong with Rocky, and you can never go wrong with the gospel!!!

That's how my week went. Hope you were also able to relate yourself to Rocky as well this week. Please pray and read the scriptures. They are true. And they will be very valuable to you if you don't treat them as a burden!!! As Always!!!

Stay Classy,

Elder Johns