|Elder Clawson with a young man they're teaching. The one on the left is the investigator, and the young man on the right is a new member who is on FIRE! Jed said he is an amazing member missionary!|
Hello my dearest and most cherished family!
Well Lushnjë is great and stuff but guess what?
I'M GOING TO DURRES TOMORROW!!
So I'll tell you why I'm being taken out of Lushnjë. Last night I got a call from President Ford at about 9:30. Unfortunately I hung up on him instantly because I'm used to hanging up on Albanians and then calling them back. So we had a little bit of phone tag and then I finally got a hold of him. He was in Rome at the time. He told me that he had spoken with the new Stake President, and they had come to the conclusion that they needed more Elders in Durrës. It's a larger city and only has 4 missionaries. So me and my dear Watson, will be leaving tomorrow morning and we will be starting our new area in Durres.
|Easter Eggs are dyed red in Albania.|
|Someone brought them Dr. Peppers from Kosovo. A little bit of America I guess:)|
I had my first and last district training too! I gave a training on how we can be consecrated missionaries and lay everything on the altar of sacrifice. I thought it went pretty good. For the couple weeks that I was a District Leader, I really enjoyed it. Elder Acheson will be the District Leader over us in Durres which will be good because he is a great kid. I also went to Tirana this last Tuesday for a training from the AP's for the new District Leaders. That was fun because all the Leaders are Elders from my MTC group. BOO YAH!!
|P-day in Vlore.|
|At the beach in Vlore.|
It sounds like you are all having a hay day in Utah! I'm glad Seth got himself a chicken. Just make sure it lasts longer than the one that I got at Easter. Either that or make sure he doesn't get as attached to it as I did. How was Lake Powell for dad? Did ya waterski? Probably not. You're getting kinda old. Can't turn 'em like I can. Just kidding, Papa Jimmy, YOU'RE AWESOME!!
|The view from the castle the missionaries visited in Vlore.|
|Elder Clawson looking rather handsome. (And maybe a bit manly!) at the castle.|
Love, Jedediah "The Claw"
|The sights of Vlore, Albania.|
Can I just say that your strawberry pies looked fantabulously gorgeous?! They looked way freaking good. They don't have pie here. Kinda poopy. Have you started on the garden yet? I'm sorry I hated weeding so much. I feel kinda bad about that now. Well I love you long time!
Love, The Eldest Elder