Saturday, January 16, 2016


"Stay on the steep end of the learning curve!"

As we are willing to continue to learn and grow even though it means many times we may be uncomfortable and willing to do things out of our comfort zones, our lives are blessed and we have joy and meaning in our lives that we could never experience.  We also come to know our need for our Savior and His willingness to help and bless us as we strive for perfection.  

Fortunately we have prayer, scriptures and other inspired resources to help us learn to receive the Savior's many gifts to help us!

Here is a quote from one of the missionaries:

"President, I wish everyone was better at using the adjusting to missionary life booklet. That book has blessed my life in the hardest of times. Got trusts us, he knows we are strong, but he has given us valuable resources and we need to use them! We have been reading and studying that booklet every morning doing companionship study and I have felt this huge weight just lifted off my shoulders. It helps so much with stress and the every day problems that come with serving a mission. It helps you realize that you're not crazy! Ha ha I need that sometimes! Especially now that the weather is changing, the holidays are here, I feel like a lot of missionaries are going to start struggling (maybe not, hopefully I'm wrong) but either way, I know that the adjusting to missionary life booklet will help them! I still need it, and I've only got blank weeks left, ha ha!"  -Missionary writing to President Johnson

D&C 68:6-8
6 Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.

Meeting with individual districts this month and conducting interviews. . .

Wheeling District
Elders Goeckeritz, O'Keefe, Sisters Thompson, Harlan, Hansen, Johnson, President and Sister Johnson

Washington District
Elders Duffy, Hinckley, Sister and Pres. Johnson, Elders Gray and Parke

University District
Elder Ivie, Sisters McDonald, Jarvis, Pres. and Sister Johnson, Elder Nelson, Sisters Danso and Thorson

Two Birthdays in One Week
Elder Ivie and Elder Nelson

McKeesport District
Left:  Elders Hebdon, Pennington, Klima, Mueller, Pres. Johnson, Elder Cahoon
          Sisters Welch, Wall and Johnson

Carlisle District
Sisters Canseco, Wyasket, Faamaile, and Douglas
Pres. Johnson, Elders Smedley, Baker, White and Coburn

Gettysburg District
Sisters Sears, Amendola, Johnson, Smith and Hokafonu 
Elders Wilson, Pres. Johnson and Elder Ross

Shrewsbury District
Back left:  Pres. Johnson, Elder Stevens, Elders Casper, Spencer, Elliot and Hansen
Front:  Sister Johnson, Elder Gates, Sisters Sibley and Roberts

Beaver District
Sisters Huffaker, Kwasney, Evenson and Smith
Elders Liston, Masina, Tengberg and Shephard 

Lancaster District
Front:  Sisters Wilson, Robinson, Johnson, Landa and Blackwell
Back:  Elder Eubanks, Ibarra, President Johnson, Elders Andrade and Pirzadeh 

Harrisburg District
Front:  Elder Bryant,nSister Johnson, Elder Ord
Back:  Elders Gee, Bramwell, Pres. Johnson, Elders Cook and Walker

Camp Hill District
Sisters Blake, Durrant, Johnson, Simpson and Young
Elders Ramos, Ashton, President Johnson, Elders Williamson and Johnson

Hershey District
Sisters Forrest, Johnson and Talbot
Elder Renteria, President Johnson, Elders Tunquist and Van Leeuwen 

Freeport District
Sisters Jex, Johnson and Wadsworth
Elders Smith, Perry, Wadsworth, Pres. Johnson, Elders Wilt, Woodbury and Rose

Chambersburg District

Elders Camp, Bowers, English, Hatch, Sisters Wells and Azucena 

Pittsburgh 6th District
Seated on couch:  Elder and Sister Clarkson, Sister and Elder Christensen,
Front Row:  Elder Gehrke, Bryant, Woll and Wilkins
Standing middle,  Elder Adams, 

Erie District
Back row:  Elder Elkins, Elder Taylor, President John Hanson, Elders Tidwell and Uchityl 
  Front :  Sisters Hamblin, Johnson and Penrod

Cranberry District
Kneeling :  Sisters Oliver and Huffaker 
Standing: Sister Maya, Elder Mink, Sister Beutler, Elder Schofield, Rackham and Hoyt

Jamestown District
Front:  Elders Ekins, Hyer, Holiday and Draper
Middle:  Elder Halls Sister Johnson, Elder Foster
Back:  Elders Richens, Millis, President Johnson, Elder Boyes and Elder Kap

Philipsburg District
Elders Harley and Posada
Sisters Hales, Ewing-Di Bari, President and Sister Johnson, Sisters Hartman and DeMille

Williamsport District
Elders LeBaron, Pres. Johnson and Elder Davidson
Sisters Durfee, Crockett, Johnson, Taunima and Crisp

Towanda District
Elders Loreto, Kotter, Baxter and Cuthbert 
Elder and Sister Samuelson and Sister and President Johnson

Lewisburg District
Elders Herzog, Saylor, Hansen, President Johnson and Elder Haroldsen
Sisters Hokafonu, Meyers, Schofield, Johnson and Bartlett

Franklin District
Sisters Busath and Birch
Elders Aitken, Hyer, Holladay and Bates

Johnstown District
President and Sister Johnson and Sister and Elder Hanson
Elders Beal, Woods, Robertson, Baumgarner, Holman and Wilson

North Side District
Front:  Elders Howard, Syndergaard and Bell
Back:  Elders Simmons, Lundberg and Devey

Pittsburgh 7th District
Front:  Elders Gull, Worsham, Lundgren and Garduno
Back:  President and Sister Johnson, Sister and Elder Butler

Greensburg District
Elders Montgomery and Redd
Sisters Roberts, Johnson, President Johnson, Sisters Allen and Campbell

Altoona District

Elders Scott, Cooley, President and Sister Johnson, Elders Haskins and Griffins 
Kneeling:  Elders Cluff and Averett 

Elizabethtown District
Elders Hawley, Davis, Gille, President Johnson, Elder Hughes, La-Fon and Mills
Sisters Bennett and Noorlander (from Hershey district), Sisters Johnson, Ewell and Davis

John 16:33
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peaceIn the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheerI have overcome the world."

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