|Mission Conference for the Adriatic South Mission!! Pres. and Sister Ford will be returning home to England this week:) Elder Clawson has absolutely LOVED them:) Great looking group!|
Yo family!So yeah everyone, I got a transfer call last night! I am leaving Durrës and going to Shkoder! And Elder Watson is going to Prishtina in Kosovo! I'm super jealous that he gets to go to Kosovo before me but Shkoder is definitely going to be awesome. I will be serving with Elder Dahl. He came in the last MTC group with Elder Watson and he is a great kid from what I've seen. I"m excited to go up there with him.
|Elder Clawson with his Mission President, Pres. Ford. (And Elder Baker in the back!)|
|Elder Clawson with Sister Ford. As a mom, I love her guts!! Thanks Pres. and Sister Ford for all you did!!|
|Another birthday cake from Elder Stewart and Elder Gray.|
|Elder Clawson with a member from Durres.|
So the new people that are taking over my area is Elder Foster and a trainee! (Elder Foster is the missionary who trained Jed when he first got to Albania. He is considered Jed's "Father" in missionary lingo, so when he trains a new missionary that young man becomes Jed's "brother")I'm getting a brother and I can be comfortable in the fact that my father is going to take really good care of my area. There's one thing that I wanna explain about white washing in Albania. Usually in America, if your area is whitewashed it means that you kinda slacked in that area and nothing good came from you. Here it's not like that. We have so few missionaries that we can't go a transfer without something being whitewashed. When I go up to Shkoder tomorrow I will be whitewashing my 4th area. I love whitewashing because I don't have room to slack off. It gives me a reason to work harder and try harder to get something going in that area. Baptisms don't always come with whitewashes and I'm fine with that. Success is never measured on baptisms and if that's why people have come on a mission, then they need to go home.
|One of Jed's favorite friends. Elder Tanner who has finished his 2 years in Albania, and is now safely home in Idaho:)|
Although there are crazy things, I love these people. They are awesome and they are ready for the gospel. I love being here and I wouldn't give up these experiences for anything!
I love you all and I hope you have a good week!
Love, JEDEDIAH THE CLAW
Love, JEDEDIAH THE CLAW
I'm sorry but I died laughing when I saw that pic of Emma. Tell her to get better. I'm glad everything is going alright. I saw that the bakery has ice cream sandwiches now. That's pretty neat.
I don't have much to say but I love you! Mission Conference was awesome and I loved seeing all of the missionaries! I thoroughly enjoy them. I'm dying here, it is too hot. I love you!
Love, Jeddy Poopoo