Elder Eric Johnson
2516 Normandy Dr. SE Apt. 304-C
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Monday, April 30, 2018

30 April 2018


As missionaries we use the full canon to teach people the gospel and often times the Book of Mormon is much clearer than The Bible. One of the differences in the translation of the Book of Mormon and the Bible is that the BoM only has one degree of separation with respect to translations from the original documents, while The Bible has a few more. The result of the differences in times these books have been translated is made manifest by their clarity. Monday we had our most recent visit with Antonia. Last week she expressed her fear of death and this week we were able to come back and answer her question. Alma 40-42 are pretty awesome chapters that address a few aspects of the plan of salvation. We chose to read out of chapter 40 and substituted Antonia's name for when it says "my son" which made for a pretty awesome experience. We were able to teach very simply the doctrines of the Plan of Salvation and we were all able to feel the spirit. It was a fun lesson and at the end Antonia added that she really enjoyed the lesson. 

Wednesday we had a lesson with a kid named Fernando. Well, I say kid but really he is our age. We can hardly meet with him because of how hard his work schedule is. He is an example of what happens when people have a glimmer of real intent. He works 18 hours a day 5 days out of the week and 12 the other two days. I'm not sure how anyone could do something like that, but he'll still meet with us for a few minutes here and there. This week we were able to teach him about fasting. He really wants to find a better working condition so that he would be able to come to church. We planned to fast and pray with him to help him in that process. 

I'll be moving apartments this week. Not an area change but we're moving to a newer and nicer apartment! Our apartment has been owned by the church for about 15 years and has never been updated and will be nice to have a nice new apartment. We'll be moving out tomorrow and the next day and I'll send the new address later today. (4/30/18:  the blog address on the top left is updated)

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