Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 4, 2013

I know, I know. I got a little behind again. Let's fix this! But before I go on, John's new contact information is: Ohio Cincinnati Mission, P O Box 11671 Cincinnati, OH 45211-0671. John left of the last digit of the zip code, but I checked to find it. It should be correct.


6/ 24/ 2013

This past week has been great! We had our last zone conference with the Columbus mission and President Nilsen and now we are looking forward to meeting President Porter, the Cincinnati mission president! These are some exciting times!!! This past week we had a baptism for Roy. Roy had been investigating the church for 20 plus years. It was powerful moment for all of us Thursday evening as we felt the spirit. This coming Saturday we will have 3 more! I tell you what; Cherry Grove is blooming with work! I'm so happy to be serving in such a wonderful area and also to have such an awesome companion like Elder Barnett.
I have been trying to count all the blessings I have received as a missionary. They are so numerous to count. These blessings I'm truly grateful for. I know the Lord works in many ways, and one is through me out here in Cincinnati! I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary. Thanks always for all the love and support that you give!
 With love and awesomeness,
Inline image 1Inline image 2Elder John Allan Crawford

Monday, June 17, 2013

Elder Crawford and the Cincinnati Skyline
For Jaime!- Happy Fathers Day!

hey! Im now in Cherry Grove, Cincinnati! I am officially part of the Cincinnati mission. My comp is Elder Barnett from Ogden, Utah. The ward and this area is are awesome! Motab was awesome as well. I got to see alot of my recent converts there! The work here is going great as well. We have a baptism Thursday and then 3 more next Saturday! Next week I will send more info about my week. Give my love to the family. I will send a letter soon! Thanks for being such a wonderful support to me. Love you lots

my mini, Nathan Jensen and I

June 17, 2013

Hello my friends and family! I hope all is well!
This past week has been intense. As a mission, we saw the Mormon Tabernacle Choir up in Columbus. It was so amazing and we really felt the spirit. With this past transfer, I am out of Kentucky and into Cincinnati. My new area is Cherry Grove! It is still just as green and beautiful as the Kentuck! The work here is booming. We have a baptism this Thursday and 3 more the following Saturday. We are doing some amazing work out here. We are very excited about the mission split! The mission will open July 1st and we are ready to go to work! Thanks for all that you do for me! I love and miss you all! May God Bless!!!
                                                                                                Elder John Allan Crawford

Sunday, June 16, 2013


So John's blog is now caught up. It was too time consuming to do the back and forth so I took the kids' advice and just posted his photos and longer emails. I'm looking forward to hearing from him tomorrow to find out his new location. I will continue to do my best to keep this up from now on. It's sooooooooo much easier and you all won't be subjected to my mini novels. Til next time!!

Michiko Medina

Hey, This week is going to be super busy. Transfers and motab and my mini and I are driving up to Columbus....because im getting transfered. Monday I will let you know whats going on. Love you lots.

June 6th 2013
Hello world, Hope you’re listening! Forgive me for not having an update last week. We have been so busy. We have had more baptisms and we plan to have more along the way! This coming week is going to be super stellar. We are hosting mini (prospective) missionaries and for a week they will be our companions. We are also going to Columbus to go see !MoTab! Then the following day is transfers, and so on. You see how busy I have been! We had a baptism last Wednesday night! It was exciting to see another spirit sibling enter the waters of Baptism and be cleansed from sin. We have another planned for the 15th. In this part of the mission, the work is progressing by storm! I’m certain I will be part of the Ohio Cincinnati Mission come July 1st. Thanks again for all the continued love and support! I hope all is well. Take care!   -Elder John Allan Crawford

Hey, I'm doing well! The baptism was awesome!!! It was also her birthday so it gave us a chance to goof off a little bit:) But, overall it was a spiritual and momentous occasion! How was the  trek? I still remember mine and it was amazing. I learned so much!!! Marks a TM, huh? Bummer! No matter what, Jaime will always be the Worlds Best Supervisor!!! So how did your first session go? I bet you did awesome! Thanks again for looking out for me, no joke, it means a lot. Just remember when life starts to consume you, Reading the scriptures and prayer go a really long way!
So this next week I will host a mini missionary and we are going to see MoTab! Pretty crazzy!!! Their is just so much going on. My Comps and other missionaries call me a baptizing machine, ha ha. I just try my best! We have a few more set for the 15th. Also, this might make you laugh! Last Friday, we had to take a mandatory bike day in our area. It had to be the day where there was heavy rain and it was gross. We biked 11 miles! On the way back to the apartment, I tried jumping a curb and biffed it. I slid on the wet asphalt for about 10ft. Surprisingly, I only scratched up my elbow. Oh the joy of bike days!
Well, I love you and hope to hear from you soon! Give my love to the family!
I also caught a snake hahah