Letter from Michael 2-23-2015, New Companion in eMalahleni
Tuesday was the Transfer. Elder Perez is home now and I have a new companion whose name is Elder Novotny. He is from Check Republic had to learn English in the Provo MTC. He only knew how to speak Check. He is a great missionary! Were teach and work well together. He his one of the funniest Elders i have been around. Especially his accent cracks me up all of the time. He has tons of weights so we pretty much have our own gym in the living room.
As far as the work goes it was a pretty good week. The investigators who came to church were Selena, Stuart, and Crisben. We put Stuart on date to get baptized in April as well as Tapiwa who is Plaxedes's cousin. Quintin and Liza also came to church again. Quintin has been doing a bit better with the word of wisdom. Our investigator Stanley basically said that he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon and restored gospel. The only thing holding him back is his wife who is already very committed to her faith. Plus we will need to help him to keep the word of wisdom. When we watch the "Prophet of the Restoration" video there is the part where they have their first sacrament meeting and they sustain the prophet Joseph Smith. During this moment even Stanley raised his hand to sustain him. We plan on seeing him twice a week now. Once with his family and once just with him. On Saturday we had a good day of finding. We Prayed for guidence and then went out tracting and street finding. Every person we talked to that day was receptive and set an appointment with us. We found 2 father lead families and 3 other individual people. Plus after finding people we found a less active member named Andre. He is a great man. We will started to visit him every now and then.
- Elder Johnson
Part of letter to his mom:
On Monday night I dropped off Elder Perez at the Mission Home. I then went with Elder Wilkerson to be his companion in Soweto until were got our new companions.
The day I come home might not be Dec. 8th anymore. My passport will be expired by then. I will talk to president about it. It sounds like most of my MTC group is going home in October. I will let you know next Monday.
Part of letter to his dad:
Yep, Jonathan was confirmed on Sunday. We did not teach Stanley. He had a family emergency.