Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

Elder Black with his mission president and his wife president and sister harding

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

wow i miss you guy's so much. this week has been really special and spiritual.

my comp and i taught an investigator last week and were so close to getting him to commit to baptism. but sour news is that it didn't turn out we we're bummed but i think that probably one of the best lessons that i have ever taught.

it snowed here a couple of times and it was funny watching all the internationals take pictures holding it because they have never seen snow before haha i could not stop laughing.

the past two weeks  have been great i love it here but sadly i'm fly out tomorrow morning which is good i can't lie it's been so much funn :) 

but i can't wait to get to Georgia tomorrow and meet my mission president.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 16, 2015 - Well its Monday haha I guess that means that I made it :)

I miss you all so much. The second night I was asked if the first night was hard. I didn't answer them because i felt like i had too suck it up. :) but it was kinda rough. The first night I was here i was with all internationals because i guess i showed up early instead of on Wednesday but no harm done i got to have the privilege to meet a bunch of elders from Tonga and Australia,it was amazing. they are great and i feel very blessed to have shown up a day early its a sign, i think haha.  My testimony has defiantly grown tremendously. My comp is really cool elder, shepherd and I get along great granite there are those times where we butt heads and don't see eye to eye on somethings. but i love him anyway, he has taught me a lot since he has been assigned to be my companion. the district that I have been assigned to is amazing we're defiantly a family here at the MTC, I'm extremely grateful to know that i'm here doing the lords work. everyone in my zone has been getting letters and packages left and right the look on there faces not only makes me feel a little home sick but happy as well.  I had a very spiritual experience yesterday when my branch president and I had a heart to heart interview, when i bared my testimony I felt the spirit so strong..... I cried my eyes out, he gave me a hug and told me that I am going to be a great missionary.  We had a beautiful fireside last night elder Bednar talked and one of the things that really stood out to me was that we need not be committed to our companions in our missions but we need be committed to Jesus Christ, and heavenly father. you could not be committed to going to church but as long as your committed to the lord your mission in life will always be successful in enything you

- Love Johnny!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

leaving to the MTC


Uncle Erik & Elder Black

Coleton, Savanna, Elder Black, Whit & Mahala

Last view as he heads to the plane

Heading to the plane

Heading up to the plane

Going through security

Going through security

Mom & Elder Black

James & Elder Black

Jillian & Elder Black

Jillian, Dad, Elder Black & James