Email Received January 2, 2017
This week has been amazing. We spent the majority of our week in the office working on transfer news but despite that we were will able to get a lot of work done.
P. and H. stayed later in Phoenix than they thought they would be so we haven’t taught them in a while but hopefully something happens.
M. is doing great!! She came to church yesterday and stayed for all 3 hours!! She really enjoyed it as well. Then they let us come at later that evening to teach them. Oh the change in her is so amazing. B.’s baptism had a really profound effect on her.
G. our Jehovah’s Witness investigator CAME TO CHURCH!!!!! That was so amazing to see him there. He really enjoyed sacrament meeting and he would have stayed but his diabetes was really bothering him so he had to go home. But he came!! He is reading the Book of Mormon and I fully believe he will be baptized.
This week has been a wonderful learning experience. We had MLC (a meeting with all the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders) this Thursday and Elder Merrill and I gave a training on Gaining Greater Spiritual Power and we commited them all to do this 40 day fast of purifying themselves. It is this challenge that Kim/Matt Horner sent me when I was still in training. It is a challenge to become more consecrated and devoted. It invites you to give up things (big or small) to focus greater on the work. So this morning I let one of the Elders cut my hair, that was a hard choice, I went back and forth and just fought with myself but I finally decided that I can give it up to serve the Lord.
I also learned alot about the Spirit and how it speaks to us. And often how it speaks to us through those who speak with “the tongue of Angels” and those are often the greatest answers to prayers.
Once again another wonderful week in the work of the Lord.
Love, Elder Johnston