Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hey mom sounds like it's going really good at the house ! I went to the temple this week and it was really amazing ! also I had rabbit for dinner on Thursday and I have a picture of the rabbit before I ate it but I got on the computer late so I don't have much time to talk ! The memebers are really amazing and I've been learning a little bit of sign language because there is a deaf member who just got baptized and we've been teaching her. I can't believe they took off to Mexico... and my MTC comp his parents bought me two sets of shoes ! That's what my comp now says but somehow I got two shoes in the mail today so that was a blessing ! I figured it was from Jake but idk. I hope you have a good week and good luck with your new job !
My hands are black because my bike chain broke so I had to fix it !
Elder Jared Johnson
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hey mom this week has been pretty good ! The people here are just really crazy and really rude but it's nice to find people that are willing to listen to us. The bike riding is going good ! It's really helping my cardio and I breath really good down here. Besides all the smoke but it's really good. I bought the bike when I got to the mission office for $150 so it work out good and my backpack is really great ! My comp doesn't like it but the only thing we carry is 2 BOMs and that's it so it's not a big deal. It's cooled down from the 100s to 90s so its alright. I'll be in Truckee River for 6 months is my guess which is kind of rough to hear but I'll most likely will be a trainer at the end of this transfer but we'll see how it goes. That's crazy that dad's doing a backsplash so you'll definitly will have to send me pictures ! We met a guy this week named Brad and he's about 50 ish and he races dirt bikes. and he was outside working on his brand new Yamaha 450 and I went over and started a conversation with him and it went really well ! I taught him the restoration and he really felt the spirit ! He's way interested and I'm praying for him. None of the people here keep their commitments so it's nice to have one person keep them. You should send me a package though ! My new favorite cookie is the snicker doodle with a rolo in the center... you should send me some and a few cans of pepsi ! My comp is strict about food and it's frustrating because I need the energy so I can bike everywhere but it's all good. I'll try and send pics but the computers here are a piece of junk so it might be a while before I get those but I'll do my best ! Have a good week and send me pics of the kitchen and stuff !
We eat breakfast and lunch at the house and for dinner we usually eat with the members ! and send me all kinds of food. and we ride with the zone leaders to Walmart on Mondays.
Elder Jared Johnson
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Hey mom I'm just out here in Reno and it's been HOT ! I've been assigned to serve in the Truckee River area and I've been assigned to a biking area. We don't have a car so we bike everywhere and our church is like 3 miles away. I rode about 60 miles this week so far and it's been 104 outside. I've learned a lot lately and the people of Reno are just flat out insane. I'm in the ghettos by the way. This one lady thinks the government is after her and it's kind of sad to see all the people here just miserable. It's straight up sin city. It's like Vegas but almost worst ! Everybody here drinks and smokes. They just don't understand life ! Well I could tell you more but there's just so much stuff to tell about and I can't type it all but I know the church is true and that Heavenly Father is watching over me and that satan is real and he's doing everything he can to get in my way. I've witnessed it just the other day but I hope everyone is doing ok back at home !
Elder Jared Johnson