Monday, September 17, 2012

E-mail 09/17/2012

Hello Glorious family!!
This has been a great week! It has cooled off a lot. It has been great for biking. We are so busy I sometimes wonder how we are able to keep up with everything. We are teaching a lot of people. We have meetings to go to. And people's lives to bless.
One of our investigators, Donna, came to church a few weeks ago and loved it so much she said she will be coming every fourth Sunday. She is super funny. She is in her seventies. She loves our visits and is getting excited to come to church with us. We also told her about conference, now she really wants to go to that. It is amazing to see how people get excited over something I have had my whole life. To be able to listen to a modern day prophet I had taken for granted. People who have never even heard of a living prophet naturally want to hear what he has to say. I am getting very excited for conference.
We met with Jim this week as well. He is our "eternal Gator." He was feeling very sick, he had a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and a headache. We offered to give him a blessing. In his way he accepted. We did so. We decided to go ahead and have the lesson only we would keep it short. Not five minutes into the lesson he improved a little bit. By the time the lesson was over he was completely healed. So much even that when we went outside he offered to give us a ride home and I wouldn't say he was leaping, but he had a lot of energy. That was really cool to see. Hopefully he will use this experience in his progression towards baptism. We love Jim.
I gave a baptismal interview this week. It was to a nine year old. She was nervous to death. I worked with her to get through it. By the end she was opening up more and more. She was baptized Sunday and had a great experience.
I love the members here! They are so awesome! This is the best ward in the best mission! Members go teaching with us, give us rides, and we have dinner with them.
James and Julie are doing so good. They came to church for the third time. They love it. We showed them the baptismal font and they got more excited for their baptism on October twenty seventh. They are getting to know the members. They are learning a lot. We are very excited for them.
I love you all! May the Spirit be with you!
Elder Durrant 

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