Saturday, October 30, 2010

CrAzY how small the world is!

Brian wrote about his first day out knocking with Elder Martin.  They went to a members home and this nice young mother greeted them and welcomed them in.  She introduced herself to Brian and then said, "Elder Schofield, are you Anna Schofield's brother?"  Brian about choked!  It was Melissa Johnson from Boise!  Our families were in the Married Student Ward together in Boise years (20+) ago!  Melissa and Andrea were good friends with Anna and Amy. Brian was just one year old when we moved to the Magic Valley and Caralee brought her family over the day we moved to tell us good-bye.  We thought that was amazing that Melissa remembered the Schofield name and thought Brian looked like Anna enough to ask her that!  What an amazing world family we live in!  Great to re-connect with the Johnsons!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Email from the Field!

Hi mom!!!!
its great to hear from you. the first couple of days were kinda hard just because i hadent heard from anyone for awhile but this really helped. i wrote landon today,
so my pdays are on monday an im in Magnolia 1st ward. 
met all the members yesterday and our ward is legit. i met a couple of poeple that grew up in kimberly, that was nice to talk to them. so my language is coming along, haha 
when i first got to magnolia we wnt to the grocery store and over heard this lady on the phone that said "if you see that man on your property again, then you shoot that son of a B**** haha, i was laughing so hard. i was like yup, im in texas lol.
my comp is elder martin from california, we live with another set of missionaries, its pretty sweet, 
the weather is pretty good now but everybody is telling me, :"oh y'all just wait till summer" haha im like of great, 
we go to the gym every morning at 5!! im going to come back buldging, you can tell Wilson that haha :) 
so on saturday we committed two people to be baptised on nove 13, hopefully it works out. our ward is seroisly so cool. they are like so missionary motivated. 
it was so nice to talk to you  from  the airport. thanks for everything mom i love you. tell dad hi and that i love him, i like his hand written letters :):) love you all!!!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Texas, Our Texas

Ok, so here is the Texas state song....listen to one verse and the chorus here: Texas State Song.  I love it!  It sounds just like something Brian would enjoy!  

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

Houston Texas Temple

"Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship."

—Gordon B. Hinckley

This is the Beautiful Houston Texas Temple.  Go to this link to read more about its special history and the importance of temples is our lives.   It was also featured in the September issue of the Ensign in the very center photo along with the article on Preparing for the Blessings of the Temple. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meeting a Wonderful Mission President!

Sister Hansen and President Todd Hansen are there to greet Brian when he arrives in Houston!  He really likes them and says good things about them.

Special Mom Smiles....

I got a call from Steve and Pam about 6:15pm and they were sitting in the Houston airport!  They were on their way back from a visit to Mexico and they were wondering if Brian had made it yet.  Yes, but just barely!  Sister Walker from the Mission Offices called today about 12:00 today to report that Brian had arrived safely last night and they missionaries had just returned from the Houston Temple.  She said he was a "handsome young man" and they "were excited to get to know him."  They are in for a treat!  I told her to tell Brian "hi" when she saw him and she said "well I'm looking at him right now!"  These are special things that make a mom smile!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane.....

Brian called from the MTC (Missionary Boot Camp) and he was at the SLC Airport, on his way to HOUSTON!  He sounded a little nervous and excited at the same time.  We didn't talk long, but he seems anxious to get out there and  get busy!  Lots of prayers today!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting Ready to Fly Out!

hi mom, this is my last email here at the mtc!! it went by really really fast which is good. im all packed up and ready to go. i hope everything with you is great. i should be calling around 8 or 9 so you better not be screening your calls. we have a devontional tonite then a meeting with the branch presidency later after that, its only four missionaries left in our district. the others left at 3 this morning to arkansas. they woke us up too!!!!!!! hahaha, i told them to though so we could say goodbye..

ill call you tomm at the airport, im excited and nervous, i sent the SD card today with the package. tell everyone hi,  oh!!! four square is my new favorite sport and when i get back im going to join the 4 square olympic team,, no doubt, it gets intense here during gym lol, those dang 4 square nerds. im now one of them!!!! hahai learned a ton here, 9 hours a day of mission prep, and 10 hours of eating :) great balance huh ;) but i really learned a lot and im excited to go, it went by fast here.
i love you all, thanks for everything MOM.. tell dad hi for me :):):) 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Still Surviving The MTC--Only One More Week to Go!

Well I just got done at the temple this morning and again it was great. I don’t have a lot of time but I want to let you know that I’m doing great and I leave in one week!!!! No doubt. Those Houston people better be ready. I’m seriously so excited to leave and get out there. Mainly because it seems like we march around here all the time and I’m getting bigger ha-ha not fat yet ;) the food is getting old but whatever lol. Well I and my comp are getting along great and when we taught an investigator the other day he was really surprised we were only out for one week. The teaching is going great and I’m learning lots everyday!! We always find fun and creative ways to have fun here :) I’ll tell you that during a letter;) I get a haircut tomorrow. I really need one lol.  Last week went by so fast. They really were right about getting past the first 4 days. Things are great here in the land of the MTC. I’ll call you in the airport next week. I leave Wednesday morning so have your phone!!!! 
 tell landon I’m an expert at this tie trading thing in the dorms. I got some NICE ties, I’ll tell ya what haha well have a nice day, I’ll talk to ya soon, I love the letters ;);) hint hint haha well I gotta go. love you all!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

First Letter From The MTC!

Okay so I hope you’re not freaking out because I’m emaling you this late but I’m here!!! So today was my first p-day and we started off by going to the temple this morning. I didn’t really want to go but my companion said that when you don’t feel like going, that that is the best time to go so we went and it was really great to start off the day that way. oh by the way, Provo temple looks like a birthday cake like for real but inside it doesn’t have frosting, haha, oh and you dont need to put everything i say into my blog, such as that ;)

well im just about done with one week at the famous MTC, everyone was right when they said get past the first 4 days and it goes by so fast. me being who i am and always doubting doubted them and went around sad again. like seriously the first 4 days were so up and down moments. At some points during the day i would ask my self why i was even here but then conference weekend came and it helped a lot. Monday and Tuesday have gone by so fast so the other elders were right about it starting to fly by.

on friday night we had a workshop with other elders and sisters but it was just me my companion anthoer set of elders and then a threesome of sisters and we were in our room and we elders started to talk and laugh about some things and the sisters freaked out on us and i could not stop laughing because we were done with our stuff adn ready to leave and then one sister out of the blue asked us elders why we even came and i told her why, like fo real. i told of the promises in my patriarchal blessing and how through my experiences have been promised to find and teach those throughout my life but ESPECIALLY ON MY MISSION. all she said was well nothing, she didnt say anthing after that then later that night apologized but were all good haha.

tell dad i saw two kids i ran against in track, david fillmore from burley won state in the 800 in 4A then trent winegar from weiser, he won state in 3A and my sophmore year and i ran with him my junior year, so we had a really good normal talk so it was really good to talk to them. He left to columbia on monday and it made me think how i was seriously called for a reason to Houston and how it worked for ME. im so freaking excited to get to Houston. Like i start to like it here more but just getting to the field and meeting my mission president and everything. No DOUBT!! haha our district is great and were getting along great.

Thursday night we met our branch president and they came to interview us an then call a district leader. They called me and they could tell i looked worried and shocked but they said that all three of them had the same impression and that it came from God so i guess i will find out haha. It will be fine, cause i have a really good companion, Elder Finnlinson, hard worker but very chill, i like that. we get along really well, he is from oak city utah and were both going to become cowboys we decided in Houston.

I’m getting the lessons down and just knowing things better and mine and Finnlinsons lessons are really good, i feel we are teaching clearly and that they understand what we’re teaching. i know that through the atonement and my testimony of it i can help may to come back to the church or let them know that change is possible, i hope school is going great for you and dad.

:) know i love you all. Elder SCHOFIELD

one more story, remember all this doesn’t need to be on the blog lol. Our first gym time on Thursday we got there and i wore my i love science shirt haha and i didnt wear basketball shoes so i got picked last an i dont know what happened but i couldnt miss like seriously lol. an elder that is going to Ukraine, he is from Katy Texas, played ball with me that day and now im known as general schofield lol.

take care and keep mowing those lawns landon and dad hahahahahahahhahahaha, im sorry thats mean ;)

i love you, signing out from the MTC,,,, this message brought to you by Elder Brian Schofield. sponsored byyyyyyyyy FIGNUGGETS. the treat that you will always love, ( in a nice radio voice) im a fignugget so you have to always love me. haha, im retarted. take care. ill hear from you next week. LOVE YOU ALL :):) GOODBYE

Sunday, October 3, 2010


A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a sheriff's deputy.
He thinks that he is smarter than the deputy because he is a lawyer from New York
and is certain that he has a better education then any cop from Houston , TX .
He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Texas deputy's expense.
The deputy says, "License and registration, please.."
"What for?" says the lawyer.
The deputy says, "You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign."
Then the lawyer says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming."
"You still didn't come to a complete stop," says the deputy. "License and registration, please."
The lawyer says, "What's the difference?"
"The difference is you have to come to complete stop, that's the law.
License and registration, please!" the Deputy repeats.
Lawyer says, "If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop,
I'll give you my license and registration; and you give me the ticket.
If not, you let me go and don't give me the ticket."
"That sounds fair. Please exit your vehicle, sir," the deputy says.
At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts
beating the daylights out of the lawyer and says,
"Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?"
God Bless Texas

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Brian gets called to Houston AND to Jury Duty!

Brian got his jury duty letter 3 days after he entered the MTC!  

General Conference from the MTC!

Brian had the unique opportunity to listen to General Conference while he was in the Missionary Training Center. I can't wait to hear about how it went!