Monday, September 26, 2016

E-mail 09/26/2016

Well, again this has been a slow week, but this is what I have for you.

Tuesday, we had dinner with some members and it was really great. They had gotten a pizza from the store and loaded it with toppings.

Wednesday, we had zone conference, it was great, President Brough talked about faith, and we read from Alma 32, what was really funny that as he was talking about a seed growing, he said that when a plant brakes the surface it makes a poofing sound, and as everyone was laughing he said "Prove me wrong." Well all of zone conference was good and memorable.

Thursday we went around visiting members.

Friday we did our service at the gas station. Afterwards he showed us how he made the food, and know after seeing how he make his hamburgers that he gives us, I'm not so sure I want to go back... Oh well.

Saturday, we had coordination, and what we talked about setting up for a fireside that President and Sister Brough will be coming to, that's exciting.

Sunday, we thought our meeting was at 8 so we got to church a half an hour sooner than usual, oh well.

Oh, at zone conference, I was handed a $50 visa gift card, because several months ago, the pare of pants that I tour when I crashed, I had given them to a member who was visiting the area to fix, well she wasn't able to before she left, so she gave them to a friend in the other ward, and I never saw them again. So that second member felt guilty (I think because she lost them, but I don't know) gave me the gift card for a pair of pants that I got from the D. I. Works for me!

That's my week

Love y'all!
Elder Durrant
Great Kentucky Louisville Mission

Monday, September 19, 2016

E-mail 09/19/2016

Hi everyone! Sorry but this will be a really short letter.

So, not a whole lot happened this week. Elder Long hasn't been feeling well.

Tuesday and Wednesday, just a lot of trying people, with no success.

Thursday, we stayed home all day because Elder Long was feeling really sick.

Friday, He was feeling better, and we were able to teach some of our investigators. I was excited for that. We also had district meeting that day.

Saturday, we helped out at the gas station, and we were able too share more with him. He is way more fascinated by the structure of missionary work, then by our message.

Sunday, Elder Long wasn't feeling good again, but we still went to church, and about 20 minutes before church started the Branch President told us that the missionary that I replaced was supposed to speak that day and asked us if we would be willing to each give one. So we each gave a 10-15 minute talk, and the first thing I said was "Before my mission, one of the best pieces of advice I received was to always have a talk ready just in case something like this happens." Everyone thought that was funny, and I gave a talk that I had give about a year ago. Well later, part way through Sunday school, Elder Long leaned over and told me he wasn't feeling good, so we went home and he spent the rest of the day resting.

Well that is my week. Hope this next one is a good one for everyone.

Elder Durrant
Great Kentucky Louisville Mission

Monday, September 12, 2016

E-mail 09/12/2016

Good morning y'all!

Well Tuesday and Wednesday was the same thing of trying by people, and trying to get in contact with our investigators.

Thursday, we and our weekly planning, and in the evening we had coordination, and I finally got to meet the branch mission leader. He has been on vacation or working since I got here. He told me I looked like a member of a family he knows in Utah that owns the piano store off of I-15. Well after the meeting he had his wife come down and he introduced me to her, changing my last name to the other family, and she just looks at him and says "No his not." Then tell me to show her my name tag well he's trying to convince her that I look like them, and she just pops his bubble by saying I don't. So that was a funny experience, and of course they both asked me if I was related to George Durrant. One of these years I will find out how we are connected, but until then I get to do mental face palms every time.

Friday we had district meeting, and I don't remember if I told you last week, but there was a big change, there are three companionship of Sisters/Hermana's, one of which is a threeship, then there's our district leader and his companion, the seiner couple, and elder Long and I, then the assistance showed up, so there were a lot of people at district meeting.

Saturday, we helped the guy at the gas station, and we got some much needed rain and boy did it come down, but it didn't last very long.

Sunday, we had stake conference, the very first one I've been able to go to on my mission, because I've ether gotten transferred right before, or my companion has been sick. So it was great. I was able to see a lot of people from the Newburgh ward, President and Sister Brough were there, and Elder Gillenwater of the seventy, who was just sustained this past General conference and lives in the stake. Then a member of the presidency of the seventy was going to come, but he got sick right before and wasn't able to come. All in all, it was a good day.

Love y'all!
Elder Durrant
Great Kentucky Louisville Mission