My given name is Alec Reed Johnson, but as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I go by the ‘title’ Elder Johnson. I have been called to serve the Lord and his children in the Washington Seattle Mission and here on this blog are my stories.
Doctrine and Covenants, Chapter 64, Versus 33-34 is the scripture that I choose as my personal “Mission Scripture” for my Missionary Plaque which is hanging in my home ward. The scripture reads:
“Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.”
I choose this scripture to put on my missionary plaque because I think it highlights many of my goals during my time as a missionary. I want to love the people I serve with a sincere heart, and I can’t wait to see the many great works they will perform as they come unto Christ. I want to be the kind of missionary who is willing to work as hard as I can to help the people I am serving. And I want to be an obedient missionary as I strive to follow all of the mission rules. I hope my posts on this blog will show that I am true to these goals.
In case you were looking for a little more information, I keep this blog updated by sending journal posts to my family via email and they transform those into blog entries. I will be very busy as a missionary so communication with friends, family and acquaintances from home is difficult. However, I am accepting and replying to personal letters as often as I am able, and once a week I will spend an hour trying to reply to as many emails as possible.
If you would like to send me letters while in the MTC my mailing address will be…
Elder Alec Reed Johnson
2007 N 900 E Unit 99
Provo UT 84602
After June 18th, 2013, I will arrive in Seattle, Washington and my mailing address will change to…
Elder Alec Reed Johnson
Washington Seattle Mission
10675 NE 20th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
If you would like to send me emails, the only email address that I will be checking is…
Below this post, you will find a copy of the last talk I gave in church at my home ward before leaving on a mission. I gave the talk on Mother’s Day and focused on how my mom helped prepare me to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary.