Monday, October 19, 2015

E-mail 10/19/2015


Well this week we had a lot planed, but so many people kept cancelling on us, I am beginning to understand the second reason why they say in PMG, in chapter 8, "Do everything within your power to achieve your goals while respecting the agency of others." This must be a taste of parenthood.

Monday was a nice sunny day, then at 6 when we went back to work, we saw some storm clouds off in the distance.  We decided to play it safe and take our coats, which turned out to be a very good thing, right before we got to our first appointment, which was a half a mile or so from our house, the rain hit, and it hit hard.  We locked up our bikes and walk up to the door, we knocked and...nothing...yep, so we stood there underneath the canapĂ©, until it lightened up a bit, we then biked home and got drenched.  Oh and the whole time there where flashes of lightning, and I'm on a steel frame bike, so ya, I was biking as fast as I could without crashing. When we got home, we had to reschedule some of our other appointments, because we couldn't get anyone out to drive us at the last minute. So we spent the rest of the evening putting paper work into our IPads.

Tuesday, we did our service for the day, then that night, we had coordinated with Bro. Roy, finally, he's been sick for the past couple of weeks, then we had our Bible study, we went over Geniuses chapters 12-17.

Wednesday, we had Zone Conference with the Louisville Zone, it was them and us in the Crestwood Zone. It was awesome! Well the first part, not many people liked it, the Church has installed little devices in all of the mission vehicles, basically it lets President Brough know when someone is not obeying the rules.  I like it because one - if/when I drive, it will help me be safer, and two - it will not be so scary ridding with some missionaries. Then the rest of the conference was great.

Thursday, we didn't get a whole lot done in the morning, but then in the evening we had a lesson with one of our investigators, and he is amazing!  He's name is Dennie Carpenter, and he loves meeting with us.  If he misses an appointment he calls us up to reschedule! Well he missed our Tuesday meeting, so he asked if we could meet again on Friday to make up for missing, of course we said "YES", Dennie is amazing!

Friday, we had Dennie at 2 so we where heading over there, about 1:20, because our last appointment fell through, and on our way over he calls us, and when I see that it's him calling, I'm thinking, "no, no, no, don't cancel on us!" but when I answered, he was asked if we were still good, because we forgot to call an hour ahead like we always do with him.  When we get there, he had been studying the pamphlet we had left with him the day before, and he was loving it! Well we then taught him The Word of Wisdom, and he really wants to do it so bad.  He later told us he even stopped drinking soft drinks, we told him they weren't against the W.o.W, but he felt like he needed to.  As we where about to leave, his wife got home, and so the four of us talked for a little while, and she wants to learn too, did I tell you how awesome Dennie is? 

Saturday we went all the way to E-town for Kristin's Baptism! It was awesome! I gave a talk on the Holy Ghost, it was fun to see all the people that I know from there, and I will be sending PICTURES, I love pictures. Then Bro. Roy took Me, Elder Morrow, Elder Koenig, and Elder Crow, out to eat.  Then we went and saw someone that we all know, because he wasn't at the baptism.

Sunday was great, Dannie came to church, his wife almost did, but she had to go to the vet last minute for there dog. The Temple President was there and gave a talk, he was great.  So when we go see Dennie tomorrow, I can almost guarantee you that he is going to ask about the Temple, that will be fun. Then we went to the second counselor's home all the way in Crestwood, we had fun and dessert was awesome, I got a picture of mine I'll send it to you. Then we got dropped off at an appointment we have with someone else who's getting ready for baptism, the Adams, are a lot of fun to talk with because she is full of questions and they are always fun to answer. Well that was my week. I love you all!

Love y'all!
Elder Durrant
Great Kentucky Louisville Mission

Back row: Elder Butikofer, Elder Koenig, 
Elder Durrant (that's me!),
Bro Loesevitz, Chris Loesevitz, and Elder Crow,
Front row: Kristin!
Back row: Elder Morrow, Elder Crow, 
Elder Koenig, Elder Durrant, 
Elder Butikofer, Bro Loesevitz.
Front Row: Kristin, Sister Harper
Elder Morrow
This was really really good, and yet again, 
I had to quickly eat it.
Funny thing is, I was the only one 
properly dressed for the activity.

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