Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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October 23, 2017

Hey mom ! Sounds like things are going good back home.  It's truly a great blessing to have a temple in Star Valley.  The members out here have to drive 4 hours in either direction to get to a temple and they aren't too happy about it !  So it's hard for people to do family history out here but they still make the effort to go.  That's a goal I want to have when I'm home is to go to the temple at least once or twice a month.  How's Grandpa doing ? I haven't heard from him in awhile.  And I know I can't believe I'll be 21 either !  I'm getting old. This last week went really good ! On Monday we went to Winnemucca for the zone activity and we went through a corn maze and had a BBQ afterwords. It was a lot of fun ! I really like the zone I'm in there's some good missionaries and then on Tuesday and Wednesday we helped a family on the outside of town do some yard work around their house and it was a lot of fun! They have been inactive for over 25 years and they actually let us be with them.  I have a very good way to get people to like me and I'm blessed with that ! But anyways she wanted a Priesthood blessing and so I gave her one and at the end she was crying and she told me "thank you for the love you share for me and my husband" and nothing brings greater joy than to have people feel the love I have for them because it is Christ's love ! Charity never faileth and I have a testimony of that ! The rest of the week went good we are having a baptism next week for our investigator and I'm looking forward to that ! Then on Sunday it was stake conference so we went back to Winnemucca for that.  Today we're just going to hang out here in Battle Mountain and go golfing or something and transfers are next week so we will see what happens ! Anyways thanks for all  you do and I hope you have a great week and enjoy this awesome fall weather ! love you mom ! 

Elder Johnson

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

Hey mom ! This week went really good I really like my new area and my companion. He is from Virginia and he is way chill ! He knows how to work hard and have fun and he's only been out about 3 months.  The members here are great and the work here is awesome ! There's lots of work to be done and I know this is where God needs me to be.  The recent converts here are amazing.  I was talking to one of them and she said the last missionaries gave her a Book of Mormon and they told her to just read the first page and so she did and then she said "she couldn't put the book down" and she read it twice and was baptized two weeks later ! She is now in the relief society presidency and has a strong testimony of it.  The area here is really flat and its only about 3000 people so we are back on the bikes and walking (even tho we have a car) but it feels great to be working hard and being outside all the time. It snowed on us on Thursday and it go a little chilly so we took the car out most of the day.  We found two new investigators and another one this morning !  Today were headed out to Winnimucca for groceries and to meet the zone so I'm looking forward to that.  I'm looking forward to  conference this weekend and we also have interviews with the mission President that day as well so it'll be a busy week for us ! Anyways thanks for all you do mom and I'll look up those pictures ! have a great week ! love you mom !

Elder Johnson

September 18, 2017


Hey mom !  This week went really well. Thank you so much for the letter ! I'm definitely learning a lot from this area and training a new missionary and it's been going good ! I had a way better week than the week before and we did a lot of service this week.  We went out to the Indian Reservation and split wood for a while and it's pretty fun being out there with the Native Indians and they all have some interesting stories to tell. But we're going to start going out there more because they are more receptive people out there.   I don't have too many pictures for this last week but things are going great and today me and my companion are going golfing with our investigator so I'm pumped for that.  Anyways, I'll write you some more this week in a letter but thanks for all you do mom ! love ya 

Elder Johnson

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

Hey mom ! That's good to hear Brandon got married and I'm doing great ! This week went by really fast and I will be training a new missionary !  Not a whole lot happened so I don't have too much to write but I'm doing good and this up coming week will be crazy but I hope all is well back home and I will write more next week ! 

Love you mom ! 

Elder Johnson

July 30, 2017

Hey mom ! It's been a pretty good week a little slower than usual but definitely a lot of disappointment ! The greatest thing that happened this week was my favorite family here in Elko the husband is trying to quit smoking and we went and taught a 15 step stop smoking lesson and the first part of the lesson they have to get rid of all of their cigarettes and he and his family destroyed over $60 worth of cigarettes and to this day he is one week clean ! It's amazing to see how much faith can do and the goal is to get him and his family to the temple in the next year ! It's awesome, but other than that my hands are fine and we just stay here in Elko for zone conferences but we had a goal to get 5 investigators this week and it was going good and then people just shut us down so it hasn't been my favorite week but it's a new week so we'll see what happens ! We are going hiking today with the zone out to Lamoile Canyon so that should be fun ! Anyways, thanks for all you do mom and have a good week and enjoy boating ! love you mom !

Elder Johnson


July 24, 2017

Hey mom ! So I heard about the news and that's really sad but I hear stuff like this all day long and God has a plan.  This week was really crazy for us, we went hiking out in the Ruby Mountains and it was awesome ! On Tuesday we went to go help a less active guy do some tile work but when we got out to his place there was a big fire in his back field and so I grabbed a shovel and fought a crazy field fire for about two hours and stopped a hundred yard section and there were two helicopters dropping water and fire trucks and it was crazy ! I wrecked my hands pretty good and got them all blistered up but me and my companion saved two houses from burning down so that was my Tuesday afternoon.  We think a kid was playing with fireworks and got out of hand and it took off but we were the 4th people on the scene and it was already big by then ! The rest of the week went good we saw a lot of miracles and found a couple of new investigators we're going to start teaching and it's been a hot one this week ! Anyways thanks for all you do mom and have a great week ! love you mom !

Elder Johnson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MTC Companion

Elder Jared Johnson met his brother-in-law, Keith's, MTC companion in Elko, Nevada.
Small World!!

July 10, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

Hey mom I ran out of time but I'm doing really good and I'm liking my new area and companion ! my address is 505 copper st #1803 Elko, NV 89801.   There's a member coming to Star Valley this week and so I'm going to send home some stuff with him! Anyways, thanks for everything and I'll write more next week ! love you mom 

Elder Johnson

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Monday, June 12, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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