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Adriatic South Mission
P.O. Box 2984
Bulevardi "Gjergj Fishta"
Qendra "ALPAS", Shkalla NR. 5,
Apartamenti NR. 14
Tirana 10000, Albania

Friday, August 7, 2015

27 July 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you so much for emailing me every week. I really appreciate hearing what is going on in your week. Rachel, that's exciting that you'll be on the swim team for school. In our mission, we don't call new missionaries greenies, we call them "fringo" I don't really know what it means, but it means pretty much the same thing, a new person. That's interesting that you have a fringo in the {Princeton} ward. No way, so that means that he graduated in 2015? That's super weird! That's super awesome that the Dehns are going to England for a trip! I was actually thinking of the Dehns this last week, so tell them hi for me! That's awesome that Newel {Hirst} is on his way to his mission! Occasionally, I look on at the missionary stuff for our stake, and it's so awesome to see everyone that is serving! This last Sunday we actually had a big focus in all of the classes on the family. It is such a simple topic, such a simple solution to so many problems, but it's something that just keeps getting overlooked day after day. 

Today for P-day we spent nearly the entire day moving. It was annoying, and I'm super tired because none of the elevators worked in any of the apartment buildings, but thankfully we were only on the second floor of our new apartment. (If you didn't know, the second floor in Europe is the equivalent of the third floor in America. The floor you enter is Floor 0). Transfers are one thing, and moving houses is another! With transfers, you only have to worry about your personal things and you can easily move them around; however, with moving houses, you have to take in account everything else, especially when everything in the house belongs to the mission. It was such a pain to pack everything and move it, but we finally did it! If it wasn't for our district, we would still be moving stuff. The district here is really awesome because they sacrificed their time on P-day to help us move our apartment, that's really sweet!

This last week was really awesome! It wasn't because of the fact that I saw 5 Lamborghinis and a couple Maseratis, but that was really cool too. I'm actually hoping to run into one of those guys while they're getting out of their car and try to sweet talk them into letting me take a picture sitting behind the wheel. Anyway, back on track, this week was really awesome--not for any one thing, but just in general we could see the Lord's Hand more abundantly in our work. This week we were really blessed with being able to meet with a ton of new people. It's been really awesome! There wasn't just one specific instance that made it awesome, but just in general everything seemed to go a lot nicer this week! It seems that every week my testimony grows more and more about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith. It just pains me when people don't understand the importance of the Restoration or when they choose to reject the message. I know that the Gospel was Restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. All we need to do is to read the Book of Mormon and pray to Heavenly Father, and He will let us know if it's true or false. It's that simple. We just need to be humble and give it a try. I've done it and it's worked for me. I've seen others do it and it's worked for them. It simple, it works for all of us.

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts! Ju dua shumë! Kalofshi bukur! Javë të mbarë! Ju përshëndes!

Me dashuri,

Elder Watson

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