Mexico, Mexico City North Mission

Mexico, Mexico City North Mission

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


On February 27, 2012 Elder Johnson wrote:

Hello All:

Well this week we worked hard and had one baptism. Eusebio was baptized and he has had a perma-grin ever since. I love to see people make these sacred covenants with God, and it's very cool to see them want to keep them. We are working with his wife and kid, Maria and Victor, who have a baptismal date for the 11th of March. They are so excited, and Victor wanted to join his dad in the water. He said, "we might as well just do it, we are here afterall...." It was cool to see that. Afterwards they invited us over for a Mole, (moe-lay) which was very spicy and really, really wonderful. We helped them buy some of the ingredients and make it. Now I have a basic idea how to do it.

We were visited by the area president, Elder Daniel Johnson, who taught us how to support and sustain our leaders, which involves being obedient to what they ask us to do. He was very in tune with the spirit and a few of the things he said were answers to my prayers and said right to me.

I hope you are all well, and such.


Elder Johnson

Monday, February 20, 2012


On February 20, 2012 Elder Johnson wrote:

Hello Friends:

This week we might just see a miracle. Silvia told us that she wants to get baptized. Her kids have not made that decision, but she has. We are soooooo excited and ready to see her get baptized. We also will have the baptism of a man named Eusebio. He is very excited about being baptized, and setting the example for his family. We are working hard on finding new people to teach, and we are hoping that this week we will be able to find some new families. The scriptures tell us to "ask and it shall be given" and we've been asking a lot for families. We will have this week a special meeting with Presidente/Elder Johnson (he's a seventy) which should be wonderful and spiritual. After a brief conversation with him about a month ago, we found that our families are related through some people in the Nauvoo era. It'll be cool receiving help and guidance from a distant relative.

Last week I went to D.F. (Mexico City) to sign my visa (it feels good to be legal again) with none other than my buddy Elder Glover. We had a great time, and it was so cool to see him speak perfect Spanish. He is a district leader close to my old area in Hidalgo, and is having wonderful success. It reminds me of the scripture in Alma 29: 14-17:

14 But I do not joy in my own success alone, but my joy is more full because of the success of my brethren, who have been up to the land of Nephi.

15 Behold, they have labored exceedingly, and have brought forth much fruit; and how great shall be their reward!

16 Now, when I think of the success of these my brethren my soul is carried away, even to the separation of it from the body, as it were, so great is my joy.

17 And now may God grant unto these, my brethren, that they may sit down in the kingdom of God; yea, and also all those who are the fruit of their labors that they may go no more out, but that they may praise him forever, and may God grant that it may be done according to my words, even as I have spoken. Amen

I marvel in seeing my friends work and return from missions, and my joy is a lot knowing that they have worked and brought our brethren unto God again.

Please give Spencer a hug for me.


Elder Johnson

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


On February 6, 2012 Elder Johnson wrote:

Well, Elder Hilario was transferred this week, but he is doing so much better! Thank you for your prayers on his behalf. He has decided that he wants to still be a missionary, which is wonderful. My new companion is from Oaxaca (wah-ha-ka), his name is Elder Nava. We are excited to be workin' together. He is short and skinny like me (though I'm not incredibly skinny anymore...) and we should fit better into our tiny house. He wants to be a farmer after his mission, like his parents. He is really nice and we will get along well.

This week, Luis, the brother of Doris came to church for the first time. It has been difficult to get him to church because he works at night. Right now he has a lot of "dudas" (questions, or doubts) about whether or not it's the real church because we don't do exactly what the Pentacost church does. We will be helping him to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is true, and if Jose (Joseph) Smith was a prophet of God, that will help him resolve his own doubts and put his trust in God. He is a great guy, and when I'm praying, he always throws in some "hallelujas" and "Yes, God!". That is pretty interesting.

We will be working really hard to find new investigators and bring them to church this week. I hope we can do it!!

I love you all!

Elder Johnson