Date

February 5, 2018

Area

New Castle, Indiana

Companion

Elder Adam Millet

I DON'T "DO the DEW"

Hey everyone!!

On Saturday we went to a Larry Gooding's house (he is a recent convert) I just loved to see how much he has grown in faith because of the gospel. He loves the Missionaries!! By the end of our lesson with him he asked if we wanted a case of 24 MNT DEWS. We told him no, but he kept pushing so we ended up taking them even though neither Elder Millett and I DO the DEW. That is just a one of many things he has done to help us.

This week was extremely eventful! I wanted to talk a little bit about a tender mercy that I was able to be apart of so buckle up for a great, true, story about how God works in mysteries ways.

After our visit with Larry Gooding we were going to visit Nikki. She is a Former investagator that had a Baptismal date but a lot of crazy things have been happening so she told us she needed a break. It had only been 2 weeks since she said that so I thought it wouldn't be a good idea to do that, but for some reason we did it anyways.

I got in the car and Elder Millett and I started joking about how there are a ton of people that drink MNT DEW here. The funny thing is, is they just throw their cans on their lawn, so you always know who Does the DEW. Anyways we pulled up to Nikki's house and got out, not knowing at all what we were going to say or do, as I slowly but confiedently walked to the door I looked around for a second.

Man I love this place I thought to myself, not a chance I would let my kids grow up here but I have learned so much. I love all the redneck signs, such as the sign right in front of me that said "If you can read this you are in range" Along with all the random couches (you would think I would enjoy them) full of bed bugs.

As I scanned the area I noticed a bunch of cans on the ground... Not just any cans... MNT DEW cans! I immediately knew what to say to Nikki when she comes to the door.

So I knocked, no one comes, so I knock again. I hear someone inside, so I stand there. 1 minute 2 minutes... Then the door swings wide open and two little kids come running up to me, yelling "Yay, Church people!"

A lady comes to the door who is actually Nikki's Mom she tells us that Nikki isn't here right now. So I say... Well we have a ton of MNT DEW and we were wondering if you wanted it! She said "Yes, Nikki loves MNT DEW!"

The Story continues:

A little while later Nikki texted us and said "Hey sorry I missed you, thank you so much for the MNT DEW, You guys have been so much help at this hard time of my life!" She then went on to tell us that she wants to come to church, so we are having a chapel tour with her and her mom on Thursday!!

Wow that was a long email, but if you don't want to read that whole thing then at least read this because I want everyone to know how much I love this gospel and how much I love my mission!

I know that my redeemer lives, and what great comfort that is. He is there to wipe away my tears and to comfort all of my fears. Yes I miss my Family but know that I will be with them for eternity so 2 years is nothing!

I know that the Book of Mormon is true, it is the key stone of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true I also know that the stones that hold the key stone up are true as well. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I know that His Church is on the earth today! I know that the Holy Ghost is real, and the spirit I have felt during portions of my life have made me who I am! I strive each and every second to have the spirit with me! I love to recite the First Vision of Joseph Smith. It brings the spirit every time! I know that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ!

He says: I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head above the brightness of the sun, which decsended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said Joseph this is my beloved son hear him!

I testify that this expeience did happen and it has changed the world! It has brought truth and light to a world that was and is seeking!

I love you all!!

Elder Johnson!




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