Monday, October 19, 2015

Letter from Michael 10-19-2015- Fruits of Finding

This week was a good week for us. We actually found people to teach from our finding efforts. We have 9 new investigators from last week. We are teaching 3 new families and some individuals as well. The first one is a typical Afrikaans family. They love braais and rugby. Usually Afrikaans people don’t even want to talk to us. Gerhard actually spoke to us first as we were walking by his gate. He even asked us if we wanted to come in for a visit. Their names are Gerhard and Carla. They have a baby boy and they are very social people. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and even read some of it with them. Carla said it sounded beautiful. We are now teaching a Zulu family and a Zimbabwean family. The Zimbabwean family actually lives right next door to the church. The mother and the daughter in the family came to the church yesterday for General Conference. 

Eleanor is the pregnant lady in the picture I sent last week. She is a recent convert and she has had the baby already. Her mother is not a member but came to watch General Conference last week. Dell and Thendi also came. They were interviewed for baptism and they passed. They will be baptized on the 25th of October. Brother Grieg Youlton is going to baptize them. Dell works with Grieg as a plumber. The Youlton family is a great family. We have lots of fun with them and they often have us over for dinner. They are actually moving to Utah in January just after I get home. 

Yes, I loved the conference! You were right about most of them having to do with the Sabbath and also women. I really liked Holland's talk as well as Uchtdorf's talk in the priesthood session. Can you believe it...? I actually saw all of general conference this week! 

I think this last transfer I will be in a new area. We will probably get the transfer news on Friday evening. Love you!
- Elder Johnson 

Quote: "If for a while it seems the harder you try; the harder things get, take heart for it has been the same for the best people who walked the Earth." - Elder Jeffery R. Holland

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