Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

Yeah goodness, why wouldn't a guy enjoy Pebble Beach and a good time on the course over the weekend. How would it be. I'm almost certain i'll be losing to both you and goovin by the time I get home haha. Glad to hear you made it to Stake Conference that's always good. I feel like i'm getting payback for not going to church like I should have in my youth/teen years through serving in two wards for the past 10 months being at church for at least 5-6 hours every Sunday haha. It's good though I like it, Sunday's are a great day in the mission field. I know that story about Kelso's companion. That's a pretty bomb story. I'm gonna e-mail him here in a minute cause that's legal now. I don't know if you know the rule change but you can now e-mail whomever you'd please as a missionary. As long as you follow the handbook guidelines. So that's pretty cool. USPS is gonna take a big hit when it comes to buying stamps haha. But all is well.
We have a baptism coming up this Saturday which should be sweet! It's gonna be at 3:00 so I should be able to send you some pictures of that among other pics. Speaking of pictures, is my second SD card at the house? Cause I can't find it in our apartment and I don't remember sending it home already but maybe I did... So if you could search around for that I'd appreciate it. I'm super excited and we got one of our investigators to church yesterday for the first time in about over a month so that was pretty awesome. She enjoyed it and I think it answered quite a few of her questions. But on the downhill slope we had a lesson with a guy and he's really doing research on the church and the early prophets such as Joseph Smith and Brigham Young and what not, and he says that the church doesn't believe in inerrant prophesy and scripture and pointed out to us as to why he would say that and told us some prophecies and things that Brigham Young said that we couldn't really answer right off the bat. He pulled his information out of the Journal of Discourses.... So we kind of hit a stumbling block and that one and we told him to just read and pray about the Book of Mormon and research the contents in that above everything else because that book is all we have at our disposal when it comes to these things..... So that was kind of tough. But we're meeting with him again this weekend and so we'll see what happens. We also have another 9 year old baptism coming up in April so that'll be fun. She's great and her mom is kind of just starting to come back to church as well so that'll be good for that family!
My first companion in the MTC Eugene Alston the one who went home, he sent me a letter a while back regarding faith and it was really good. He's doing well he's going to BYU-I in April then going on a mission after that semester. I'm super excited for him. He'll be like 23 when he goes out. But way neat conversion story and I don't doubt he'll be one of the best missionaries in his mission when he goes back out.
But that's about all for now. Hope all is well. Enjoy golfing and watching the Jazz lose to the Durantula while i'm out here knocking doors!! Haha love you a lot and i'll talk to you next week!!
Love,
Elder Brady Scott

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 11, 2013

FAMILIA!!!!
Okay I'm gonna try and do individual responses.
Dad, glad to hear the trial went well. I asked Heavenly Father to help justice prevail every morning and evening and throughout the day if I remembered so you should be good haha. I'm green with jealous rage that you and Goovin get to go golfing soon... I reflect on the golf days occasionally. Probably a little more then I should but that's okay haha. I sent home a package last week so I don't know if that's gotten there yet. Just has some misc. stuff in it that i've been hoarding. You can just toss it in my room and I'll sort it out when I get home. It's got some sentimental valuables in it so don't lose it! The changes in my mission will effect me regardless of what mission I get put in. Because I'm sure all my buddies will get split up in one way or another. District Leading is going pretty well. Just hanging in there doing the usual stuff. Trying to be a good example. Key word is trying on that one. I'm pretty far from perfect and I'm sure they all know it haha. But as always good to hear from you! Have a baptism on the 23rd and the 6th of April so that'll be good. They're both pretty solid so we're looking forward to it. Have zone conf. tomorrow and transfers are two weeks from today so we'll see what happens. Oh yeah, I'm putting myself on a diet.... Totally rocking my world.... Hopefully by the time I come home i'll be healthy and not as fat haha but anyways love you!!! Talk to you soon!
Kara, you're a goon... I'm glad you might be in a Covenant Communications film. That'd be sweet!! Some of my favorite speakers come from that little business. I don't know if I'll talk to you on Mother's Day... Just kidding!! haha Pope does come home very soon it's pretty crazy huh? That'll be fun. Then next May I'll be home and I can continue to be your favorite brother only in your presence! Haha Love you buddy!! p.s. it's okay that I'm dad's favorite child and you're second. Don't let it get you down :)
Goose!! What's up pal, so Clark doesn't really compare to Bruce Banner... So why don't you get your priorities straight before I get home that way I won't have to whoop you. I think this is the first real piece of communication I've gotten from you since I've been out here! That's almost ten months ya clown! Remember to keep your head down. I have no doubt you're gonna be way better at golf then me by the time I get home! So just do what dad says then we'll combine forces and beat him together cause I've never done that before haha. Love ya keep on keepin on!
Nic!! I don't even remember what your calling was before this, but RS secretary should be pretty good! Especially with Brenda that'll be way good. I did indeed get the birthday card and the gifts that went along with it. I appreciate it very much and I bought myself a cool Pismo Beach shirt and some glucosamine and a multivitamin bottle haha. But the rest of it I'm trying to hold on too as long as possible. It was a way good birthday, we tracted all day cause we didn't have any appointments!! Haha it's a pleasure to serve. But I did get fed pretty well that night from the Fillerups. We had steak and potatoes so I was genuinely pleased haha. Keep that gun loaded. You never know when 10 kids are gonna jump the side fence cause they saw some cops and decided it'd be a good idea to run even though they weren't doing anything wrong and then you get caught cause the foreign exchange kid can't jump to save his life then the cop knocks on your door at like 11:30 at night haha. I don't know if you remember that but I sure do. Good times. The work is doing well and i'm glad you see the blessings from it! Thank you for everything!
LOVE YOU ALL SOO MUCH AND I'LL TALK TO YOU NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love,
Elder Brady Scott

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 3. 2013

Mufasa,

No worries on almost forgetting me it's all good. Hope your trial is doing as good as you hope. I've been praying for it to go over well. Glad all is well on the homefront. So far so good out here. Our baptism went really well on Tuesday. It was cool cause the dad isn't a member and the mom has been less active for quite some time and the grandpa has been struggling with cancer for a while. So it was basically his dying wish to baptize her and his condition was getting worse and so we hustled through the lessons to try and avoid putting it off for his lack of health. We were able to pull it off. Made a lot of calls and pulled a few strings and then boom! Baptized. It was really cool. It was funny she practically like fell in the font, she's 9 by the way. She had to get baptized twice and then on her way out she pretty much swam out haha. It was unique. But when she got confirmed she had a total change of everything. She'd calmed down was super heart felt and you could just tell that she could feel it. To see her behavior before and after the baptism it was quite the change. Her dad was very appreciative of all that we did to make it work so that was good to see. He brought her to church and stuff cause her mom had to work too so that was good to see him there. The Grandpa still isn't doing too well though.

Our next baptism is on the 23 of this month so that'll be good. We were supposed to have one on Saturday but she kinda hasn't met with us for a couple weeks. Which is unfortunate but I think she'll come around. But the one on the 23 should be awesome. The family is great, she has all sorts of family support and is just flat out ready. So i'm pretty excited for that one. Already got the building reserved and everything haha. So that'll be good.

My comp I have right now is one of my favorites. He's in the top two which is nice. I will neither confirm nor deny your statement of having interesting comps. But it's all good. One day i'll get to pick my companion. Hopefully haha. But That's about all we got going on this week. We've had a few good lessons. Found some people who could have a lot of potential so hopefully that'll all work out the way we're hoping. Good luck with your trial. Praying for ya, stick it out and blessings come. That's what i've learned over the past few months!!! Love and miss you lots. Talk to you next week!

Love,

Elder Scott!