|He gathered the flowers the whole meadow over. Dear Mother all flowers remind me of you! Happy Mother's Day Mom!|
|Elder Clawson on the Vulga. It's a boardwalk bordering the Adriatic Sea.|
Good Morning America!!Well the good news is that this week was a lot better than last week.
|Ersi trying out Elder Clawson's missionary tags.|
One of the guys was Muslim but he respected us and just said that as long as we live our religion and try to be good, we'll be fine. So yeah I didn't have a problem with that guy. But the other guy was just ripping into us. He told me that there was no prophet before or after Jesus Christ and that I was damned for believing the words of a so-called 'prophet' in this day and dispensation. I didn't Bible Bash just so you know. I didn't even get defense and that should tell you something. So yeah he yelled at us for about 45 minutes in front of everyone that was on the boardwalk that night, and just as he was leaving he shook my hand and said "Do you believe that you will see the Lord face to face after you die?" I told him "Absolutely. I have no doubt." And then he stated, "No I don't believe this." So naturally I'm ask "Why?" because I'm thinking he's gonna say something along the lines of "oh we can't see God." But no he decides to answer me by saying, "Because you are going to hell."So he walked away, and the muslim guy told us that he didn't want to offend us and then they both left. It was kind of sad that I had been told that I was going to burn in Hell, but God is the judge of all mankind. As for the rest of the week, we have been working with the Pjetri's dad. He's got a lot of work outside of Durrës so it's really hard for us to get a lesson with him in his home. We've been talking with his family and they are totally on board with helping us get him the Aaronic Priesthood soon. So hopefully everything works out with him and we can get something moving.
|This is the Bear of Durres. A man owns him and walks up and down the streets with this bear on a leash. Everyone wants to get their pictures taken with the bear. Not sure how smart that is.|
We are really trying to gain the trust of the members here so they can feel comfortable giving us some referrals. I've only gotten one referral from a member and that was Evi. (Evi is a 14 year old boy that was introduced to the missionaries from a friend from school. Elder Clawson and his companion taught him from beginning to end and watched as Evi was baptized and included in the youth of his ward. He is doing fantastic and all because a friend shared his beliefs with him!) Comes to show what can happen when members of the church take the initiative and get the work going themselves. It's hard for us to get stuff going sometimes so you've gotta help us out ya'll!
|Elder Clawson with he and Elder Watson's 22lb. bucket of Nucreme. It's like Nutella but with a vanilla swirl as well. Their goal is to finish it by the end of June. I'll bet they do it!|
|Elder Clawson and Elder Watson on p-day headed to the beach.|
|Adriatic Sea and coastline.|
|"Sister K is just like an Elder! She's awesome!" Elder Clawson|