Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

A great week, one of the Lord's greatest miracles in our area this week was entering the house of Juan Flores. He is an inactive who has two very active brothers in our ward. After many contact attempts we ended up outside there apartment to contact a referral and saw his family leaving.. so what did we do? We ran to go chase them down! But the Spanish program has already taken a toll on our bodies and the car drove away right before we had the opportunity to put our foot in the door. But Elder Bohman had the impression to go back and knock on their door and who answered? Juan!
The miracle part of this experience was really humbling.. What happened is that we entered the apartment and saw literally gallons of every type of alcohol available. On the inside I was really nervous about inviting him to come back to partake of the sacrament but despite that obstacle the Lord blessed us with extra courage and the words to fill our mouth. I know Juan felt something, it is now our job as missionaries help him repent.

I know that the very same spirit that helped us testify to Juan about the infinite reach of Christ's atonement will fill your mouths to testify that it can and will bring peace and joy to your friends, family and acquaintances. Don't be afraid, if you listen to the spirit it will not lead you to destroying your life, socially or monetarily. I promise that a simple testimony of the importance of ordinances and where that authority comes from will fulfill your heart with joy and peace unlike you have ever felt before. You will think more clearly receive revelation more often.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Elder Lucas Michael Johnson            
New Jersey Morristown Mission

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3rd, 2016

Awesome Week in Red Bank
                                                        Beautiful Zone 8!

This week we had a big activity with glow in the dark games we put together for the youth. We had an amazing turn out, in fact so many youth brought friends and we were shocked at the turn out. We did have to shut things down a bit early due to some foul language flying around, but we were able to open the church doors to the community and met tons of friends in the area. We're hoping they felt like it was a great place to come to and it looks like we will be able to teach the gospel through our examples and words. We have quite a few new investigators and we're excited to share a message with them.

Elder Bohman and I are still companions and enjoying the spring weather in Red Bank. We even made it to the beach today for P Day. This is a photo of our Awesome Zone!

General Conference was Amazing and I loved the message shared about why we as missionaries are out across the world serving in our church. It was what we would love to share with all those who have questions about why we are here and what we are doing. In fact, we may just share what he taught us with those that ask. It was so refreshing to her the Prophet and Apostles and we have had prayers answered so much lately. I'm so happy for the opportunity to share the gospel in New Jersey and I'm excited to spend a week meeting new people and hopefully sharing what I love with them.

Thank you for the support and love you all have shown to me,
Elder Johnson