Friday, November 26, 2010

E-mail 11/26/2010

Hello glorious family!!
Sorry about not E-mailing on Wednesday, the e mail went down so no one could e mail.
Life here is great!! I love it!! It is going by so fast, pretty soon I'll be in Indiana!
By the way I am being deported NOV 30. The time for the first flight is 7:00 A.M. and I should arrive at 3:02 P.M. I will be on Delta 1862 and 1593. I will stop in Detroit for the next flight.
Mom, Dad, you do not have to come, they want me to get right on, but I am not stopping you. Thank you!!
We have been learning how to "teach people, not lessons". When we teach we have to have the spirit or all is vain. We are in some sort of class almost all day, IT'S AWESOME!!!
My district is so great! there are eight Elders (including me,) and four Sisters. They are so good, we have a lot of fun, we tease, we joke, and most important we laugh!
I have learned so much! We have been teaching a few investigators, our teachers, they are so real, Tina, Derrick, and Huan. it is a little scary when you go by the spirit, but if you do you can't go wrong. My teachers teach me stuff, like Spiritual juice boxes. its great, we have a good time.
Thanksgiving was awesome!!!! we had Thanksgiving dinner (lunch) it was good. They had yams!! They remind me of Grandma Durrant. For the devotional Elder Holland came and spoke to us. It was so good, very inspirational. He had his grandchildren sing for us. They were our family for today, that is what he said. We also made bags for children, 33,000.
Thanks! I LOVE YOU!!!!
Elder Durrant

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

E-mail 11/17/2010

Hello wonderful family!!
I love you!!
Despite what some people have is great here!
We are studying all day and teach a lot. If we don't have the spirit we're in trouble.
Oh sorry about the short e mail last week, they told us to say that and get off.....but it still applies ;)
My companion is wonderful. All through getting my arm checked out he was so patient and understanding. By the way the doctors said I should be good to go when the time comes, I just need to keep wearing the brace and exercise it occasionally.
They stuff you full here! It is an all you can eat gloriousness! I think I'm going to get fat. On that note, Mom if you do send me bread, can you only send half a loaf or less, they feed us like crazy here. The cookies were good :)
It was funny, the first two notes I got in the mail were doctor notes.
Oh, I am writing first, than reading so if I don't cover something sorry, If I have time I will address it.
The district here has become my family, they are great, uplifting, and supportive. there are 8 elders including myself and 4 sisters.
The sisters said "your mama must have raised you right"; they say that because whenever they enter a room I am usually the first to stand, and I treat them respectfully. They really appreciate it.
I love you all and it is great here!!!!!
Elder Durrant 

First District
One of the Sisters had her mom send matching ties
for all of the Elders in our district.
First companion Elder Quinney
Elder Durrant & Elder Quinney

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leaving for MTC and 1st E-mail

Hey Family!!!
Love you lots!!!!
Everything is great despite what Dad said, he he just kidding!
I love my companion Elder Quinney
In orientation the mission pres asked for people from different places to stand, when he said Utah half the room stood up!! then he said “Be humble”.
Everything is great love you!!
Elder Durrant

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Setting Appart

I had to add this one with Stephanie who left for
Afghanistan 1 month before he left for Indiana.