Monday, March 13, 2017

On the Road Again with Elder Johnston

Hello Family and Friends,

        This week was a good one. We probably drove around 600 miles! It was a good week because we got to see a lot of missionaries. We went to Thunder Bay with President Forbes and Sister Forbes. I think I already talked about that in my last email. But that was really good, those Elders are really fun! I really enjoy them. We ate with the Holden's that was sweet! On Wednesday we drove to Ashland Wisconsin to go on exchanges with the Elders that serve there. Elder Black and Elder Edwards. They are both really solid! I went with Elder Edwards. We had a pretty cool experience as a zone. We did a zone finding hour where we all got on a conference call and we had a prayer together and then every companionship in the zone went out finding all at the same time. Because our zone is so spread out its really good for all the missionaries to know that everyone is finding at the same time. Elder Edwards and I went tracting for an hour. It was really fun. We didn't see a whole lot of success but we did talk to some really nice people.

Sunday was a pretty cool day at church. We had President Smith the stake president and Elder Stacey of the seventy come and speak to us. It was super good, they taught about the priesthood and revelation. They are both powerful speakers and it was really good for the ward especially after last week. Elder Stacey led a discussion in 2nd hour. He talked about missionary work and promised the ward no less than 50 baptisms a year if the members in Duluth do their part. It was a really powerful promise. Now I just hope the members take that into action. We are now in Virginia Minnesota going on exchanges with the Elders here. Elder Lowell is serving here and I was serving around him when we were in the Anoka Zone his first two transfers. Now he is a district leader and training a new missionary Elder Bradshaw. It is really cool to see the growth of all the missionaries that I have served around.

The Lord truly is at the head of the church and leads and guides this work. There are people here in Duluth that are prepared to hear the gospel, we just need to find them. I am grateful to be a missionary and love the people I am serving.

1. Saw this on the side of the road.
2. Ballin on Saturday morning

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