Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! - November 24, 2014

Thanks so much to Uncle Dave and all the elders of Gilbert, Arizona for sending their ties down here to Honduras for Christmas.  It´s going to be awesome! White shirts are very hard to find here and ties are even harder! They will be much appreciated!!  The ties mom sent just got here this past week.  Thanks so much for the package.  
 
How cool is this?!  Missionaries from Arizona Gilbert Mission collecting ties to send to Honduras.
We had a pretty great Thanksgiving celebration for lunch today.  Everyone got pretty darn excited.  The elders decorated the table with the decorations that mom sent us while we ran off to make instant mashed potatoes and buy some fried chicken.  It was a wonderful way to spend the holiday.  Elder Giron is taking all the paper decorations home with him on Thursday to go celebrate anew with his family in Mexico as his mission is completed this next week, and he goes home  (He is from Guatemala, just that his dad is living in Mexico now).
 
Hermana Mejia and Elders Giron and Alonso getting ready for our Thanksgiving feast at the church
Giving thanks!
Big news with transfers coming up this week.  No I still do not know where I´ll be going, but it is likely I will leave since I have 6 months here already.  President Dester will be opening up an area of Honduras that has never before had missionaries ever!  The area of Lempira.  (It would be the equivalent of opening a new state for preaching in the US, so it´s a pretty big deal)  Missionaries have never stepped foot there before... but get this, it is even farther away than Copan!  It would be like a 6 to 8 hour bus ride from San Pedro to head out there.  Of the five new areas, hermanas will be assigned to one, so it´s actually possible that they could send me there and that´s pretty scary but exciting as well to be the very first missionaries to start the work there.  We shall see what happens.  

Also the big news is that now the transfers will be done in a completely new way.  Before they always had a big meeting in San Pedro where everyone that had changes went and president announced the transfers in front of everyone.  Love that!  Now it will be very different.  There will no longer be a big meeting.  On  Monday they will call us and tell us right then and there where we will go and with whom we will be going, and then it is our job to try to call and find that person and meet up together to go to our new area.  Everyone is pretty much completely on their own.  I feel like this is a little scary.  Life is way easier with just a big meeting with everyone to announce what is happening, and everyone is supervised, and the leaders are there to help out.  Now it is every man for himself.  Needless to say I am a little nervous about the whole thing... let you know how it goes.

Elise was looking very beautiful for her dance pictures.  Most of all, I am just so proud she went modest.  Her dress was so pretty.  I am sure it is much more good looking in person.  Her date was so sweet to get the awesome flowers that were a wrist corsage but a real bracelet as well.  So nice!  
 
I cannot believe I only have two transfers left?!  The time has gone by so quickly I cannot believe I am getting so close to the end!
I love you all!  Thanks so much for all your love and support!  Have an awesome week!  
 
Hermana Johnson

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