Monday, November 22, 2010

Progress in Magnolia

hi mom :)
thanks for updating me with everything about the wedding and reception. i seriously really really miss you all reading all of that and looking at the pictures. glad it was a good time. im glad caitlin and chelsey were able to come down and help, thats awesome :):)

we did have a baptisim on saturday for kathy and she was confirmed the next day. prettty cool

well you remember michille?, gregs wife?? we are still waiting on the letter from the first presidency to see if she can get baptized. she had surgerey last night for some tumors but she was feeling pretty good about it. greg was still at church which is really good, thats probably why we wanted to still have him baptized even tho michille couldn’t just because with greg being baptized it would motivat michille more and not let her get discouraged, greg is really solid. I’ll send pictures home soon but send that cd first haha.

so a couple days ago me and elder martin we biking around and it was a long bike ride and we stopped at the gas station for a drink and we came out and some kid was sitting in his car and i waved and him and he was like come over here so we went over there and we started talking and was really interested in the church. he is a senior at magnolia west and so i got his number and we will probably call him and hopefully meet up with him tomorrow or something.
i havent got a bike yet, still riding the same one.

this thursday (Thanksgiving) we have the turkey bowl in the morning at the high school staduim and its a big staduim and its the old high school field, they have an even bigger one across the street then breakfast at a family in the ward, really cool family, then we have 3 differnt dinner appointmenst that day so we will be eating good and on wedneday a family has thanksgiving dinner the night before adn we are going there also haha.
so i can call you on the home phone???
tell brady happy birthday hahahahahahahahahaha
i miss and love you all, keep me in your prayers and i love hearing from you all.
elder schofield

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Old Friends Appear!

President and Sister Hansen sent us a copy of the Texas Houston Mission monthly newsletter.  Brian was pictured with a group of new missionaries just starting out and Colton Woodruff (from Castleford then Melba) was in the list of missionaries returning home with honor!  We knew Colton was in Texas but we had forgottend that he was in the exact same mission!!  I hope they get to see each other before he leaves!  We have lots of good memories with the Woodruff family!

Monday, November 8, 2010

HI mom,
thats cool to hear about the boise state games and everything!  you are also correct about the scripture case, just whenever. please send pictuers of the family and everything through the mail. i dont have any!!! lol

so this week was really good. we did the baptisimal interview for greg and michelle and their date is gunna have to be pushed back a couple week casue of some things, it will all be good... but kathy is still good for the 20th, she is solid and will be for her life, her sisters family is all really active and she is really strong with her testimony which is good, she takes notes during our lessons and everything. she is about your age or so.

our ward in magnolia 1st is legit. they are all really cool and the members are really good about helping us and going out to lessons with us. i have a lot to tell you but like my mind goes blank during this time. umm my reading and everything is still going good and everything. we have some more investigators that we are working with so we'll see how they go. 

it made me sad when you told me about the cub scouts and them running around. i loved going out to jeralds and camping before that. good times, ill try to find a bike but we are seriously really busy to go and find one. and i dont have a lot of money. ill see what i can do. maybe ill work part time at mcdonalds hahaha

so are you taking scott to church or is he going by himself?? let me know how its all going with scott
send me all the families birthdays please. i guess i need those to say something lol. so are you gunna get a big picture for me for the reception??? haha i say yes.

my comp an are i doing really good, everyone we live with is really cool. im having a good time and staying busy with everything. 

i hope the wedding plans are going good and that its not too big of a stress,, just a little lol
have a great week. thanks for everything!! love you
elder schofield

Monday, November 1, 2010

hey everyone,
things are great here-so here is some stuff we do in the morning..
we go to the gym every morning mon through fri at 5 in the morning for about an hour then come back and get ready for personal and comp study which is 8 to 10.  After that we usually have some places to visit or service for people until lunch then after that we go tracting, have appointments that are already planned, and just work around the area then dinner, then we usually have splits or some more appointments or service. We stay really busy. We had to be in at 7 satruday and sunday night for halloween and stuff cause of crazy people.

my comp is from southern california and we stay with another companionship, both of those are from utah.

my personal study time is a 8 to 9 and its getting better, almost done with the book of mormon and still reading the preach my gospel so im glad we have time like that every morning. 

my mission president and his wife are way cool, very nice and welcoming. we went over to our bishops house for dinner thursday night and their house is huge, like seriously, they have a basketball court in it, a pool and its just huge. he is a little prideful haha i would be too, we went up and played a game of pig before dinner lol he is related to thomas e ricks too so that was kinda cool.

my area is magnolia 1st ward. its a really good ward to be in. we have 3 investigators with baptisimal dates, Greg and Michille Rita are a couple in thir 40s or 30s and they are really solid, their date is november 13 and then we have Kathy Alverado in her 50s. we committed greg and michille and kathy this week and they all seem way excited. they all showed up to church yesterday which is like a really really good thing for investigators that are getting baptized. It was so funny in priesthood, greg stood up to introduce himself, he said "hi im gregg and im gunna be a mormon on the 13th along with my wife" everyone just started to clap, it was cool. im excited for all 3 of them :):) at church someone came up to greg and gave him the employment job services to him cause his wife just lost his job and he was so happy and excited he told me that he should have become a mormon a lot sooner cause he is already seeing the blessings, i just smiled :):) i wil send pictures of them and of kathy.

we have dinner appointments everynight and the one we had last night is a younger couple with 4 boys and the dad served is the same mission as dad, that was cool haha. they were a really cool family.

i love my area, its is so sweet, reminds me a lot of buhl but only like 30 minutes from downtown houston and we go there sometimes for pday. the weather her right now is humid but the last couple days its been just like idaho in the summer, bright and sunny, no humidty and a little breeze but its really humid today cause its going to rain i guess all week. that should be fun. 

we got a 2011 malibu on wednesday but we share the car with the other companionship so we bike one day then have the car.
tell everyone hi like landon and emily, i didnt get a chance to email them this week. tell amy and brady hi and anna and curt, i read curts letter he wrote me the other day, its a very good one, its the one i read in front of you.
SEND ME PICTURES in the mail

sorry if i didnt answer everything or what not but know that i love you and i know this church is true. i read my patriatichal blessing every morning and i love it :) nuff said ;) things are going great, tell the whole family hi and tell dad i love him. have a great day :) goodbye
love elder schofield