Mexico, Mexico City North Mission

Mexico, Mexico City North Mission

Monday, June 27, 2011


On June 27, 2011 Elder Johnson wrote:

Hello Everyone!

This week was a good one! We were able to have Ana get baptized, and her son will be following very soon! We are continuing to find a lot of really great people, but for some odd reason they are not coming to church. I guess we have to work a lot on that and we will do it.

Today, our presidents are switching . Goodbye Presidente Nancollas, hello Presidente Call. I am excited to have my first interview with him this Friday, and get to know him and his wife. The mission is sad to see President Nancollas go, but they'll get over it. We are going to go forward!

I studied the atonement this week, and I came across something cool (while talking with Elder Schultz). There was a part on the cross when Jesus asks God, "Why hast thou forsaken me?" In order for Jesus to know how to help us through everything, he had to pass through everything. I can't imagine being 100% alone and dying. He and His Father made the conscious decision to let him pass through that so that we, when we feel alone and ask God, "Where are you?! Why did you leave me alone?", we are never actually alone. Never ever are we alone. It was a cool study and it made me appreciate the atonement a bit more.

I hope you all are well. I love you all. I appreciate your prayers on my behalf.

Elder Iver Johnson

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


On June 20, 2011 Elder Johnson Wrote:

Friends and Family:

Well this week was a bit difficult, but not a bad week. We were able to get Tonia baptized, and she was really excited after it. We have some good lessons lined up this week and hopefully two baptisms, which will be really great! Ana and Brian will be our baptisms, and they are pretty excited to be baptized. They are great people and their baptism will help them so much in their lives.

This week was good in the sense that I really felt the pressures of being a missionary, and especially of being a senior companion. Sometimes it's difficult, but everything I go through is for my benefit and learning and I will definitely come out a better person in the end.

We have to say goodbye to our president, Presidente Nancollas, this week, but next week will be great because we get our new president,
Presedente Call. We are going to be able to meet him next Friday, the first of July. We will be having interviews with him and it will be really wonderful to finally meet the guy. I have heard a lot about him and want to get to know him. I am hoping that I will be able to get to know him and that I can learn a lot from him. I am also hoping that he has a good influence on my mission and also on THE mission.

This week has been a little less hot. It has been nice, and I believe we are heading towards the rainy season, which should start in July. I have heard that it floods a lot here. I am looking forward to that.

I hope you know that you are all in my prayers, and that I love you all!

Elder Johnson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


On June 13, 2011 Elder Johnson wrote:

Family and Friends:

Well, this week was a good one. We had Alma's baptism on Sunday, which was great. She was so afraid to get in the water (we don't know shy) but after she was baptized, she didn't want to get out! It was some nice warm water, that would be a first on my mission. Elder Schultz had the opportunity to baptize her. It was his first one on his mission. He felt really good afterwards. I was pleased that she got baptized also, seeing as I am the senior companion, and hey, first baptism as a senior companion is a great thing to accomplish. My companion and I have been working really hard to do it. This week we have three planned! Ana, and her son Brian and also Tonia who is Alma's sister. Please keep them in your prayers this week so that they have all the help they can get to get to their baptisms.

I had the opportunity to go and have an interview with President today, and he gave me some great advice to help me get over the "one year blues" that I seem to be going through right now. He told me that even he went through the same thing, and he told me how to get over it. He is a great guy and it'll be hard to see him leave in a few weeks, but I am also excited to get to know President Call. I have heard a lot of really great things about him.

I love you all! I hope you are well!

Elder Johnson

From Michelle:

Short and sweet today! I love how Iver just tells it like it is, but those of us who know and love him can literally read between the lines and see what is in his heart. He knows he still has a lot of work to do, and is worried about getting it all in! He also wrote a very special, heartfelt note of love and thanks to Corbin for Father's Day. I will be slipping it into a card on Sunday! Yay, Iver! You are such a wonderful missionary!

Monday, June 6, 2011


On June 6, 2011 Elder Johnson wrote:

Dear Family and Friends:

Well this week could have gone a bit better, but we had 5 investigators in church! Talk about blessings! We are planning the baptism of Alma for this week, as it did not go through last week. Hopefully she will take that exciting step in her life! We had two new investigators at church this week, Ana and her son Brian. They loved the church and are really excited about learning. I hope they keep that flame! This week we have some good lessons planned, and are hoping to have lots of people in church next Sunday.

My companion, Elder Schultz and I are doing good together. He is a great missionary and will be an even greater one than I. He is learning Spanish at a quick rate, and is happy doing the work.

I went out and bought a cactus today, as a year present for myself. It's cool. Now I feel like I'm in Mexico. It only cost me five pesos, about forty cents USD. I like it.

It has been hot down here lately, but we are getting ready to have the "wet season" here in a few weeks. It is supposed to rain everyday. Yee haw!! That will be nice after all this heat. Yes sir.

I love you all and hope you are well!

Elder Johnson