Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Letter from Michael 4-27-2015 - Selena confirmed a member

Well Selena was confirmed a member of the church yesterday. There were a few more people this week at the family home evening. We moved the time down to 7 O'clock so that more people would have time to come after work. 
One of the members found an article in the news paper about the accident we saw a while ago. There were actually two people that died in the back of the car. When we got there one was already dead lying across the seat. On the highway the car collided with a big petrol truck and spun off the road while inflamed. 
On Monday shortly after emailing we got our phone stolen. We were at a red light in traffic down town to pick up the other Elders when three guys opened up our doors and turned off the car. Then they took the phone which was all we had. Poor Elder Novotny got his SD card in the phone taken away too. It had all of his mission pictures. So I did not really lose anything. But we were with out a phone for a long time. The other Elders finally got their car fixed. It took over 2 weeks to fix one thing. 
Yesterday, church went very well. After church I started driving down the parking lot to ask someone what their address is when Elder Novotny jumped on the back of the car. He shattered the back window. He felt so bad! I laughed! All of the kids at church saw and the told there parents to come see while they pointed to Elder Novotny and repeatedly said, "He did it! He did it!" Anyway we still can't get the window fixed because today is a national holiday. He just wanted to disappear so that the members wouldn't see. There was a lady member there who saw it. I never saw her smile until just then. She made a joke saying, "If the church were not true the Elders would have destroyed it years ago." Then we went to go visit members' homes which we never visited before. The end. 
- Elder Michael Johnson

Quote: The good works that really matter require the help of heaven. And the help of heaven requires working past the point of fatigue so far that only the meek and lowly will keep going long enough. The Lord doesn’t put us through this test just to give us a grade; he does it because the process will change us.” - Elder Henry B. Eyring

Part of his letter to his mom:
I forgot to mention another part of the story. When the guys opened the car doors they said, "Shoot him!" Elder Novotny asked, "With What?" Then they said, "....stab him!" Again, "With what?" We were too surprised and confused to do anything. 

When asked about the college class and family home evening he wrote: The college class was canceled because they are on strike. The ones who came loved "Meet the Mormons." They all want to see it again so we are this Friday but more people are coming because of the time being later. 

Part of his letter to his dad: Some random guy named Robby came to church.

Selena and William after the baptism

The  broken back window

View of Joburg

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