|Jed's official mssionary name tag in Albanian.|
*Jed answered a few of the questions we had from last week. I was under the impression that his Zone Leader had been on his mission for 1 year and 3 months, but I was mistaken. He's been a member of the church for that length of time. We asked what his schedule was like each day, and how he was getting along with companions. Everything seems to be going great so far. We received a handwritten letter this week from Jed and signed by all the missionaries in his district. I mailed a toaster and lots of Great Harvest bread to them so they wouldn't starve since dinner is served at 4pm. They were all extremely happy about the Cinnamon Burst Bread:) But who wouldn't! Also anyone have suggestions on how to remove ink stains in a perfectly lovely, new white shirt? I sent a bottle of hairspray, but I may just be sending another white shirt:(
I am happy to hear that Aitor and Asier were fun to have over! I remember them from a while ago I think. So yeah don't send a fry pan or anything cuz we have no stove that works. The blanket is perfect!! It's light and purple. I ran into Jake Dymock today at the MTC and my good friend Chad Larson!! It was awesome. Emma knows who Chad is. All the other Elders in my district are fun and we try not to goof off to much. My teachers are so awesome! Oh and when i was talking about my zone leaders, one of them has been a member of the church for 1 year and 3 months. But they've been in the MTC for 6 weeks and they are going to Hungary. I'm in the same zone as Milly Tullis' boyfriend SWINKY! It's nice to have him in here. And Elder Nate Hall from High School who's going to Lithuania. So after my ridiculously early dinner, we have class, or a devotional. Tuesday I sang in the choir for the devotional which I might do every single week from now on. (thanks for the tip Papa Jimmy).
We don't have a Cafeteria, we eat in like a pool house. I'll just leave that alone cuz I'm trying to be positive and nothing positive comes from that topic. I have two districts, E and F, and I'm in F with my companion and three other sets. The other district has two companionships of elders and the sisters. We are all getting along quite well.
|Elder Clawson and the rest of his district. Jed's companion is the second from the left. Elder L.|
My branch president is a nice guy. He gets to know all of us and remembers who we are. His second counselor reminds me a ton of Grandpa Garner. I'll get a pic next time i see him. I miss all of you guys and whenever i see the second counselor I realize how much i miss Grandpa!! Tell him hello for me and let him know that i love him. We're all being safe and somewhat healthy. One of my teachers, Vellai McGlothin, is a personal trainer and he writes workout plans for MMA fighters and trains them, but he is writing up workout plans for all the elders if they want one. He promised me that if I commit, I will be in my best shape for mountain biking when i come home. I miss that so much! Thats one of the pics i would like you to send is the one we took for my last instagram.
|Last week a nice man gave these boys $100 to pay for their|
burgers and Jamba Juices this week. They love P-days!
That's awesome to hear about Eric!! (One of Jed's friends who received his mission call this week to Guadalajara Mexico.) Me and my companion share the apartment with three Elders going to Mexico City and they are studly. When he leaves I'll be gone for 6 months! I hope he remembers spanish cuz i keep throwing in spanish words with my albanian and its annoying. Thanks for the letters and the packages. It's just like Christmas. But to be honest, the best days are Sundays and Thursdays. Sunday's you just can study and they split up the meetings throughout the day so you just have one hour segments every here and there and it's just calming and relaxed. Thursdays are just fun cuz it's PDAY! I got a haircut today and I look the same as when Dad shaved me with the dog clippers. But I'm not trying to impress anyone so I'm totally fine with it. P-Day Eve is also really fun.
I'm enjoying the atmosphere and it's so spiritual here which is nice since it counteracts the stress. Tell Emma, Jake, and Seth Pershendetje! Tell Emma to keep my friends under control, and thank her for the letter in my suitcase. Tell Seth thanks a ton for the MOOLA!! and for the nice note. Sorry i opened it up before i was supposed to. Tell Jane that her diaper needs changing. Say hello to my fellow bakers for me and thank sweet, sweet Angie for her kind note. And give her a high five and a hug for me.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!
aka Elder Clawson
A pen leaked all over one of my white shirts the other day and I've put a ton of stain remover on it, so if you have any advice for cleaning shirts and what not, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for the Dear Elders. They are awesome and I'm sorry the mail here is so slow. Those danishes were to die for, and i ate them all myself. I hope you're doing well and I love you.
I am definitely getting a stronger testimony while i'm here! Its crazy how much I've learned in such a short time! The language is ludicrously hard but I'm trying my best which i know will be enough. Thanks for the support Dad.
I love ya.