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Week 61 – Alabama Birmingham Mission


801 Trilliam Ln

Clanton AL 35045

Some things from my week:

We started off this week with a southern meal of pulled pork and hushpuppies Monday night.

We had interviews with President Sainsbury on Tuesday. I really like him. We talked about a lot of things, mostly just things that’re going on in the mission and his goals for things. He wants his missionaries to understand who they’re accountable to which I think is a great thing.

One of the youth in the ward broke his leg and the doctors thought he’d need surgery but we went over there and gave him a blessing. After his doctors appointment that day the doctors decided a surgery would not be needed!

We taught Keith and Toccara about eternal families and the temple. It was a really good lesson. They’re planning on getting married around her birthday which is the beginning of December and then getting baptized right after. Yay!

On Friday we had district meeting in Alex City (1 hour away). We have a pretty cool district so those are always fun and its nice to see other missionaries since we’re outcast all alone in Clanton.

On Saturday we attempted to find a less active family that live in the boonies. After driving down numerous county roads and the GPS taking us to gated dirt roads in the middle of nowhere. We spent 3 hours trying to find it but never did! We discovered a really nice neighborhood in the process.. I think we accidentally left our area though. We asked a member about it on Sunday and he gave us directions.. turns out we drove right past it.. But we visited them Sunday and spent an hour or so talking to them. They’re super nice just can’t come because they have a lot of health issues.

A couple weeks ago a lady in the branch got bit in the back of the head by a brown recluse (the most poisonous spider in north america) while she was in the church. We found one in the clerks office and Elder Buhrley killed it with a broom stick. It was huge! I HATE SPIDERS! You can kinda see it in one of the pictures down there between the curtain and the wall.

12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

13 And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—

Alma 46:12-13

Until next week,

Elder Furgeson

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