Lauren is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will be working in the Visitor's Center of the Oakland California Temple and in the areas around Oakland and San Francisco, California. She will be on her mission for a year and half, from February 6, 2014 to August, 2015.
Monday, July 13, 2015
SISTER JOHNSON'S LAST E-MAIL!!!
RETURNING WITH HONOR
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
DELTA AIRLINES 4794
Well, last week was crazy and
emotional, but fun. I gave my testimony at our Visitor's Center training and
balled my eyes out! Then Saturday we went and helped a member of our ward who
cooks a ton of food for homeless people a few times a month and gives it out at
a park. It was crazy day - some of the people were getting really riled up
(some were on drugs and were getting impatient because they were really hungry
and it took longer to set up than normal) but everything worked out hahaha.
Then we were rushing around and one of our members spilled spaghetti in our
car. So, twas a crazy, but overall exciting day! It's my last Monday on the
mission and it's weird! It's been good though, really good. :)
I've taken a lot of pics with
people. I am going to miss the Oakland 9th ward so much, and my district. But,
I am suuuupeerrrr excited to see everyone!!!!! :)
That's really all I have to say
today. My favorite scripture in the Book of Mormon lately is Alma 32:42. This
verse is talking about faith but I applied it to being a missionary and it
describes my feelings about my mission very well! It's been the best adventure
ever. Being a missionary is the coolest job in the whole world. I've learned SO
much on my mission. I thought I had an understanding of the Gospel before my
mission, but I've learned I didn't know every much about it at all. I still
don't know everything but what I do know is so precious and important to me and
I can't wait to keep learning. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect and
simple, and is what brings true happiness in life.
I'll see you all on Wednesday!!
Thank you for all your love and support for me while I've been out :) Love you
Alma 32:42And because of your diligence
and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that
it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit
thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet,
and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all
that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are
filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.