Monday, August 8, 2011

E-mail 08/08/2011

Hello gloriously wonderbar family!!
This week has been awesome! We have been finding some really great people and teaching has gone up dramatically. The first week we got here we got maybe two lessons. Progressively over the next five weeks it has steadily gone up, now this last week we got about nine lessons. It has been so awesome to see this area bloom and we get to continue to see it grow. We got transfer calls this morning, actually we didn't so we know that neither one of us is leaving and we get to stay here and together another six weeks. Yippee!
Yesterday we stopped by Joanne's. We talked with her on her back porch. As we talked I saw a box that had a fire pit ring guard thingy in it. She has been meaning to build a fire pit. I got a really strong desire to get it out of the box and put it together. As you all know I like building things. :) So we put it together, then we proceeded to dig a pit, then put bricks around it, then we built a fire. Yea, That's right we built a fire. It stayed lit after careful prompting too. We then roasted marshmallows over it. All this time her two daughters, Elizabeth(13), and Rosemary(10), helping us. It was so much fun, and the best part, was we didn't even plan to do it.
I have been reading the Book of Mormon, shocker, I know, I have recently read the Book of Mormon, in the Book of Mormon. I really like chapter seven, it is Mormon's last dying words and they are to his brothers. As well chapter eight is the first time you hear Moroni speak and he doesn't mince words. I just picture Elder Holland and That's how I see Moroni speaking in this chapter. He's cool. Heb 11:38 :)
We are also teaching Bro Greg, he is a guy who works on motorcycles. He has a lot of questions, mainly about us having a prophet on the earth today. He said he would like to sit down and have a little chat with him, he would drive all the way to Salt Lake City for it, too. He ordered a Book of Mormon, and is going to read it. He committed to be baptized. Sweet stuff.
Our whole District is staying the same. It is weird but so awesome. Elder Eames and I went on exchanges this last week, it was so much fun! We had a good time. We were busy all day. We saw a tender mercy as well. We were having dinner with some members and Elder Eames recognized the father. Turns out, when we were together in White River for general conference he had come down and watched it there and we talked to him. Now we were eating dinner in his home. How cool is that?!
The weather has been very mild this week. Not too humid, only when it rains. It is so fun tracting in the rain. The best stories come from it. Everyone said July was unusually hot and humid this year. That's alright, we had fun.
I love it here in Plymouth! The members are great, and they trust us, that comes from being obedient and working hard, hint, hint to you FPH's.
I love you all!! May the Spirit be with you!!
Elder Durrant

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