Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013


Family...

Oh dear family.... haha the videos were just delightful.... Good to see Gavin's tooth has changed in size and that Kara's eyebrow's are still a little goofy.. ;) Haha jk. Well that's too bad that Wasatch got walked on by the ol' Timpanogas. Hopefully that's not a fortune of how the rest of the year is going to be. Is Joe Kelson playing again this year? What's up with that family? They all die and crumble off the face of the earth or change their names and move to Singapore? What's the real issue here. Is Wade gonna pull one of your moves and send me an e-mail a month and a half before I go home and tell me he wrote me on my mission? Enough of that haha 

So the videos are a lot harder to respond too cause I can't just scroll up and see what you said. But it takes too much time to view the videos again where I left off. So uhh kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place. But it is what it is. It was good to see you all though for sure... But I think the e-mail might be the route to take on this one. I talked to President about the conversation you had about the visit. He says he's still very tempted but I told him I was glad with his decision and it seemed like that brought him a little peace of mind. All in all though everything is well. 

I just can't even express how much I love the yellow paisley Countess Mara tie.... It has literally blown my mind all over the place. Thank you for your support in my missionary endeavors. Our week has consisted of a little more office work and doing things like that. We did get to go on an exchange with the Bakersfield Zone Leaders which was pretty good. Elder LaPlant and I got to work in the Stockdale ward. Which was pretty good. Our ward members are super good and super willing to help us out... The only obstacle that we've run into a little bit is right now we really don't have a ton of stuff for them to help us out with. But we're definitely working on getting people in the POOL! We did get to teach a guy named Kenny last week and I was with a kid who is going to serve in North Carolina. I believe the same mission that Lexi Densley is in. But anyways, he was a former and we knocked on his door and he was pretty friendly and invited us in. So we started talking about his past visits with the missionaries and he told us how he remembered a little bit about the Plan of Salvation. So we taught him that lesson again. It was good and it seemed like everything pretty much clicked with him and he'd told us at the beginning of the lesson that he didn't have any anticipations on joining the church. But we continued teaching him and at the end of the lesson we asked him if he had an opportunity to draw himself closer to Christ would he take it? So we invited him to be baptized and he told us he's already been baptized and by authority. So we explained the Restoration and he seemed pretty receptive. So we're going to go by again tomorrow night and see what he has to say for himself at this point. He's got a lot of potential to make it happen so we'll see what he decides to move forward with in our meetings. 

We've pretty much been committing all of the members in the ward to creating a family mission plan to get everyone doing member missionary work... It's been good thus far. We're going to have to see what happens here in the future. It'll be exciting when things really start taking off. But that's about all I got for ya this week. I know it's not a whole lot. Love you all very much and am grateful for all you do for me! I'll talk to you next week!!

Love,

Elder Scott

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013


Father,

Well sounds like our weeks are about as equally exciting haha. Don't worry you'll get some work before the end of the month or so. Someone's going to need sued somewhere. What are your plans for the firm of Preston and Scott? Cause Stan wanted to retire here in 4 or 5 years anyway didn't he? What was your approach going to be? Cause I love you and all, but I have no desire to be a lawyer and take over the practice haha. As for eating out twice a day... Let me tell ya how fun that is... It's actually quite delicious. Just had some Dickie's BBQ today!! It's right across the street from the office so it's kind of turned into our Monday routine when the other Assistants come up to Bakersfield and we meet with President. So that's fun.. Maybe if you start getting free meal coupons from your frequent visits you could send those this way? ;) Haha and what the heck are you talking about with e-mailing the ladies and telling them about training anybody haha. That's gotta be a Mormon Myth...

It would also be very disheartening if you weren't able to pass go and collect $200... That could go to my moped fund.... Haha Dad let's be real right now, you know you want a bike back just as much as myself. Don't hide from it it's okay. Let your emotions out haha. I'm a little hesitant on you calling President Wilson. I'd love for you to take a shot at me meeting Korey. But I definitely don't want it to come across as I'm trying to sneak under the rule book and be the exception missionary that can do whatever he wants kinda thing. If you catch my drift haha. But I guess you can do whatever now that you're officialy on the volunteer list for the big Swiss Days escapade. Provost would be most pleased. I don't know that I know who Tom Deaver is? Is he a 5th warder? Sounds like a good guy though. Eternal Marriage, who knew? We actually had a bit of a discussion with someone last night who didn't agree with any aspect of the church whatsoever, he even brought up sealings in the temple because that was never performed during Christ's time, and neither were baptisms for the dead. He wasn't willing to take any answers either. Rather frustrating... But you do what you do. Kara is getting big??!!! Unless it's just a deceiving picture.... She just seems super tall... It's kind of freaking me out! Being an empty nester just sounds like a major drag... Who would want to have to worry about movies and food? That sounds awful... 

Thank you for talking to Tyler about the pants. I'm glad you got slacks and not Dockers... Because we're kind of having an issue in the mission with missionaries wearing casual khakis in place of there slacks.. So we're trying to put the ki bosh on that. I don't know if that's how you spell that term... Yes I do want long sleeves. I still have a good number of short sleeves. But long just look way more professional and when we're with President a lot I want to look a little classier. I'm sure you're getting excited for football as well. Rather distracting when Dickies is rolling with the Pre-Season games in the restaurant and you're a missionary. May have peeked once or twice.... In the space of ten seconds... Then a couple following... I'm pathetic haha.  That's exciting that Gavin is starting up tackle foozball. Those days were awfully fun. He'll do great too cause he's not super overweight and out of shape like his older brother was when he played haha. 

This last week we did some miscellaneous stuff again. But we did get the opportunity to pretty much work in our area all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Stockdale ward is awesome. The members are great and there's a ton of potential. We've really been focusing on trying to get them to start doing member missionary work and reaching out, inviting, etc... They're going to be crucial in where the work goes here. If they step it up, it'll be split before you know it. So that means you gotta do your missionary work too! Haha we did get to do an exchange with the South Bakersfield Zone Leaders which was really good. I enjoyed that quite a bit. Elder Foote and I worked together in the Stockdale Ward and Elder Henderson went down to South Bakersfield and worked in my old area. We found a pretty good potential investigator but that's about it. No one really answered the door... So fun times. I'm about out of things to go over though... Thank you very much for all that you do. Hope everything goes well this week. I'm sure I'll hear about it from President Wilson if you decide to call him so we'll see where that goes. But love and miss you very much and I will talk to you soon!

Love,

Elder Brady Scott