GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH................ I heard the dreadful news of the Eagles in shambles.... We are teaching a couple, Bill and Linda. Bill had his name removed and is wanting to get back into the church and his wife isn't a member. But in time things will change :) But they're pretty good at staying in tune with the sports world. But I'm glad the Wasps have turned around after the past few years. Is Joe Kelson still playing football? If so how is he doing? Good to hear that you're still winning in the beloved game of golf. That's always a plus. I heard about the dedication. That must've been really neat. It wasn't a church wide thing though. That would've been very neat to witness though. Sorry about the metal chairs. We had to sit in those at Stake Conference last weekend... But it was still really good. Not a lot of change here. Elder Deese and I continue to get along and perform acts of service for our fellow man. We could potentially have a couple more baptisms within a month or two so we'll see how that goes. I don't even know if I'll be around though. Transfers are on September 16 I think and i'll have been here in Tehachapi for four months. So we'll see what happens. We were having a correlation meeting on Saturday when lo and behold our Ward Mission Leaders doorbell rang, I feel as if it were ex Jehova Witnesses because it was a couple that was preaching to us about how we've taken the third commandment as people and have take the lord's name in vein by giving him the title of Lord in the Bible.... It was interesting, but he kept trying to prove J W's wrong by pointing all these things that didn't pertain to us at all, then he said torture steak referring to the cross where I came to the conclusion that he was either excommunicated or he left due to his recent revelation. But anyways we told him a little of what we believe and gave him a Book of Mormon and asked him to read the marked paragraphs and pages to see what he thinks. So we'll see if anything comes out of that. I would assume not. But hey, seed planted. Anyways hopefully I'll have some more fun stories for next week. But till then, love and miss you all and I'll talk to you in 7 days!
Monday, September 17, 2012
From: Brady Scott [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 11:30 AM
To: Bryan M. Scott
Subject: Re: Hey Brother
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 11:30 AM
To: Bryan M. Scott
Subject: Re: Hey Brother
I hear the world of football is pretty good these days...... I'm upset that the season everything seems to be going swell with all my football ties i'm not around to witness such magnificence. But that's okay. I'm assuming the 2014 season will be rather swell. I haven't seen Brother Billings for a couple weeks but when I do, I'll let him know you say hi and that blowing in the wind was a success. Sounds pretty crazy the loss of the cougs.... Let me tell ya how sad that makes me...
Good to hear the game has been stepped up in the world of Preston and Scott! Do you even have 25 friends to take to Tucanos? I miss that grilled pineapple with it's delicious caramel glaze... Oh sweet victory. Not a lot has changed in the mountains of Tehachapi. Another week come and gone. We're teaching a lady right now who's name is Debbie, she's been going through a long five years of divorce court and has been getting tossed around left and right. Sounds like things are pretty upsetting. I haven't told her you're a lawyer yet, I don't think she has the highest opinion of them right now... She had an LDS lawyer who gave her a Book of Mormon but he ended up lying while under oath in court and she got flipped on again.. So she gave the book back with a note written on the inside that might not have been to friendly... But other then that things continue to press forward. You should just make the kids sleep outside in a box with no blankets or technology for a week so they can appreciate having so much as a home to live in. Let alone the other extremities that are so graciously given by their loving parents. They don't even have to feel guilty when they walk in a house and a tv is on that they catch a glimpse of. It's freely given hahaha.
We had stake conference yesterday and that was really good. I've never taken so many notes in a meeting. It was a really good session, I wish I could've gone to the Saturday night session as well, but alas no such activity allowed as a missionary. The proselytizing must be done. But it was really good and we rode down with some of our recent converts so that was good. But anyways tell everyone hi for me and that I love and miss them. Thank you for sending the hats, ties, socks, and camelback. It is greatly appreciated. If Nic sends another snail mail soon, ask her if she'll include stamps, those are expensive haha. But till next week take care and i'll talk to you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Gahhhhhhhhhhhh so much good news! Glad you had a fun time while golfing with all these important people... In Pebble Beach, and checking out a bunch of people riding in on their own set of wings... How would it be. Some lady was talking how she was at the gym the other day and told us these women next to her were whining about how much the cost of fuel was... The only catch is they were talking about the fuel for their jets... Pfft rich people. Glad to hear you both still have jobs and that they're staying busy. Good to hear the kids are still the same as well haha. You can read to BoM by the end of the year easily. All you have to do is read like four pages a day or something. Just do it right before the kids go to school for a couple pages then right before everyone retires to bed!
Sounds like the world of football is doing pretty swell! All three of these victories sing sweet praises in mine ears. I think the one I'm most excited about is the win over Morgan. That's awesome! I can't stand to watch those cheaters win. It's very upsetting. Hopefully the team goes far this year. I can't believe I was doing that two short years ago. I feel like it was just last month I was sobbing due to a grudging loss to Judge.... Wide left...
But anyways things on this end are doing very well! My new companion is a stud. His name is Elder Korey Deese. He's a convert of about three years. Joined the church when he was 21 and he has about 7 months left on his mission. He's 24. He's from North Carolina and his family joined the church about two months after he left on his mission. So that's pretty cool. His conversion came about through the Book of Mormon. So it's a pretty powerful piece of literature if I do say so myself. The work is good and we were pretty busy last week. All in all things are pretty good down in SO CAL.
Fun fact for the week, we're at a ward BBQ on Saturday and we started talking to a guy who tells me he grew up in Richfield, Utah. We start talking a little bit and he asks me what my dad's name is. I tell him Bryan. He goes "Oh I know Bryan, he was a great guy! We didn't really hang out and he probably won't remember me but we had drivers ed together! I remember when we were driving your dad went first and he got in and was just cool and through one hand on the wheel and started driving and the drivers ed teacher and him just started chattin it up and talkin all casual like nothing was even happening. Then I got in the car so I tried putting one hand on the wheel and driving and the teacher got mad at me and told me to put both hands on the wheel and then he stopped me in the middle of an intersection and there was a car coming and your dad was like whoahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" This man's name is Garrett Billings if I remember correct. So I thought that was pretty neat and funny. He moved from Richfield to Ventura the summer between Sophomore and Junior year. But that's about it down on this end. I love you a lot and look forward to hearing from you next week. Tell everyone hi for me and that I love and miss them as well. Shoot Wade a text and tell him Brady says you're an unreliable human being... Then give him my best of wishes haha I'll talk to you soon!
Love, your son
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
But anyways, the baptisms were really great. I baptized Sam and Elder Monk baptized Susie. I had to dunk him twice because his foot came up. You ever pick up a cat by the back of the neck by the fur, and it kind of just goes limp? That's how Sam was, once he's underwater he just lets his body go and kind of lies there haha. But it was a really neet experience and they seem really happy. It's been cool to see the change in people as they grow and progress in the gospel. Especially the King's. I hope that the dad sees the change in the family's life and wants the same spirituality and blessings. So we'll see what happens with him. Other then that, we're kind of back to ground zero in one of our wards. All our investigators are baptized, it's time to find some more and help them as well. We do a lot of service so hopefully that'll help. It gives a pretty good image when you get a couple Mormon boys working hard and helping people out. But that's about all for now. I'll let you know how the new companion is next week. As for the Camelbak I thought I left it at the top of my closet. But it could be at the bottom as well. In that general area. If you can't find it it's not a huge deal. It's just small and convenient. Good to know I've been out 100 days too, I didn't even know that. Only like 630 left haha. But love you all lots I hope all is well. I'll talk to you soon!
p.s. Sam and Susie's baptism photo. That is John and Michelle in their living room. The one with me and the sign, I found that sign at a gas station for a dollar so I figured, why not. Puffed out my cheeks a little to get a rounder feature. ;)