Date

December 18, 2017

Sent By

Jamie Johnson

Little toy cars?

There is a some what funny video Elder Darrington and I made on that link

Well I am not sure what I am going to talk about this week, because it has been so amazing!! I love being here serving the Lord in New Castle. Even though there are some weird things going on here, I absolutely Love being here!!

So first off thank you to everyone that sent me stuff this past week! I wish I had time to hand write everyone of you... but unfortunately I do not.... Kind of funny that the theme of the gifts I recieved consisted of toy cars... I guess I can start using those to cover the giant area of New Castle! ;)

So this week had to lead the area out again, because Elder Darrington just barely got to New Castle. Funny thing is, I barely know the area!! On Wednesday we planned to go see a potential and he ended up living about an hour away!!! (walking of course) When we got there he did not answer. I was determined to find the reason why we were lead to this area so we started to knock on a few doors in the area and we ran into a lady named Bethany who said we could come back!!

On Thursday we got a chance to meet with a guy named Robert... he has a lot of interesting theorys about religion.... and surprisingly most of them are correct... he just doesn't have any thing to back it up... so we were able to teach him and give him a copy of the Book of Mormon. At one point during the lesson he was talking about how the mortal body doesn't want to follow God. He was struggling to find a word for that, but I was able to direct him to Mosiah 3:19 and he absolutely loved that verse. He then proceeded to tell me I was one of the smartest people he has ever talked to (I've never had that told to me before). It was really cool to hear someone call me smart, but I can not take the credit for that at all! I know that God strengthens us in times of need. It was not me that could recall that specific verse, it was the Spirit

I love this work! It truly is work, but it is so worth it! I have seen small changes in people that have helped them become more happy. I have seen large changes in myself that have made me way more than happy!! I know that this work is not about me, and I know that when I focus outward I am strengthened!

I love you all and hope you have an amazing Christmas!! Remember the reason we celebrate this amazing holiday! He lives! I know He lives and He Loves us!

Elder Johnson




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