Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Birthday America!

Hey American Friends!

Guess what. It was 95 degrees all last week. Death! Death! With humidity! Gah I never thought that would happen to me in the Neverlands! I felt like I was going moldy, I was just gross all the time. 
But! Fun times.

On America Day, man, we were just thrilled. I got to work with the "singing elders" again this week! And that was super fun. So on America Day, all us American missionaries just get all fired up. I never knew how much I loved the 4th of July and America until I was not there! We sang America songs all day, and I pinned an American flag to my bike, and what was great is that Sanaya (a non-member that we do service for; very darling children) had all us 6 of us missionaries over for a BBQ to celebrate the 4th. Haha it was a lot of fun, and I will never forget the 4th of July in the Netherlands.

Transfers: Sister Harris and I stay together in Assen :)

Frustration: We taught two of the most prepared people I have ever met on my mission this week. But guess what. They both didn't want to have another appointment. I don't understand. We teach all these other people with seeming semi-interest and shallow understanding, but when we find those who seem so ready, they actually aren't ready. How weird is that?

Luckily, God's love is real. I am learning lots about that. He loves this little branch here in Assen, He loves the people we talk to, the people we try to teach, the silly little missionaries that try to do His work and their families back home. And I am grateful. :)

Love you all! God bless :)

Sister Johanson