On November 22, 2010 Elder Johnson wrote:
Dear Family and Friends:
First off: Send me the voodoo one (backpack). As much as I would like the camelback one, we only drink bottled water here, so I always have one of those strapped to me. Also, in my room I have a copy of Jesus the Christ somewhere (Talmage). Please send that also. Once again, thanks for the letters, they mean so much to me! I don't have time to read them right now, but I printed them off, and I'll answer any questions you might have written next week. I have the opportunity to go back to the mission office on Sunday, so I can get a Mexican Government ID card, and should be able to pick up my package with my pills and sweaters and any letters! Woo hoo!
This week was long and difficult, but good. We had our investigators with baptismal dates at church! Their names are Omar and Diana, they are a couple in their 30s, who aren't married, but are getting married on the 3rd and baptized on the 5th! Woot woo! They are firmly fixed on becoming an eternal family, and going to the temple! I hope I can go with them in a year! That would rock! We have other investigators who are firmly fixed on the traditions of their fathers, who need to be humble to accept that sometimes an answer from God will make you a little uncomfortable and you will have to feel like that before you can feel the good that comes from it. A lot of people here have problems giving up the Virgin. Love those guys.
This week the sickness of a different culture has set in. The potty has become a good friend of mine lately. Thank goodness I haven't puked yet. It's not too far distant, I can feel it.
The president said, "there will be a time in your mission when you ask yourself: how in the world can they fit 9 people on that little motorcycle?" I am pleased to say that that prophesy has come true.
I love you all!
Elder Iver Johnson