Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Christmas Conference

This picture was taken at the Texas Houston Mission Christmas Conference December 22, 2010.  What an amazing group of modern day Stripling Warriors!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Christmas Phone Call!

Well, we got to talk to Brian on Christmas Day!  He called at 3:15 pm and we visited for about 45 minutes.  It was so good to hear his voice visit with him.  Anna and Curt, Amy and Brady, Landon and Emily and all the Grandkids were here to talk to him too.  He sounds good and happy.  When he said he needed to "wrap it up" I said. "Brian, I just want you to know....." and he just cut me off before I could start boobin" and he said "Mom! don't even go there!"  He was so darn nice about it, but I was glad that we left on a good note and not all in tears!  He knows me pretty well!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from Mag Town!

This is the Christmas photo Brian sent from all the elders in his apartment!  Looks like they are having fun!  Mag Town is short for Magnolia, which is where Brian is right now.  Brian is on the far left with his yellow "I Love Science" shirt on!  Don't let the hat, glasses and sweater fool you!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday, Mom!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! i know im one day late but i hope its still all good
i hope you had a great day and dad treated you good haha

That’s awesome Steve and Pam and doing those things.  The senior couples that do those things in our mission are way cool too, the sister that does the cars and things and she is the one that called you my first day i believe, thats the one.

That’s cool you had a Christmas breakfast instead of a dinner, did a lot of people show up???

i dont get to make a pre chrismas phone call but i will be calling you at around 4 or five that night okay??? Sometime around there, i will call the home phone just so you know, you better not be sleeping and miss it!  I cant wait to talk to you all!so around 4 or 5, maybe a little later or a little earlier, just be ready okay?? Hahaha

 okay so the investigator that was getting baptized Jan 1st is actually getting baptized on Christmas in
Salt Lake so we have been calling people up there and making sure it works out.   He is flying up there for the break to have his girlfriends dad baptize him, and we have another baptism planned for the 9th of Jan.  we set that last night. We had dinner with a way cool family last night and reminded me a lot of my parents, they were so cool. All their boys are flying in from college this week and they have a boy that is a senior this year. it was way fun.

well everything is going great so far, don’t forget ill be calling you around that time, just have you cell phone with you all day just to play it safe but im sure ill call on the home phone. 
well i hope you have a great week at school for two days. im looking forward to hearing from you,
 I love you mom and dad
elder schofield

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A New Favorite Christmas Picture!

We found this picture this year and immediately fell in love with it!  It was done by Liz Lemon Swindle (I love her stuff!) She says "This young couple would go on to raise the most important and perfect man that has ever lived.  Because of their love as parents, our live have hope and promise."  I don't know that I have ever seen a picture like this with Joseph holding the newborn baby.   It just had such a sweet spirit about it and I wanted to share!  Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas season and seek the best Christmas Presence!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Gift To Christ

I've spent more time in the temple
Felt strength come from His words
I've reread November's Ensign
And my testimony stirred
Our family prays more frequently
My tears are quick to run
Abraham seems closer
This year I'm giving Christ my son

I wonder how those Lamanite mothers
Gave their sons to war?
Or how the pioneers chose Zion
Their sacrifice was so much more
My loss will be his presence
I'll miss his smile a ton
For two years we will pray for him
I'm giving Christ my son

I stare at his face from long ago
I memorize his eyes, their shine
He's always hungered for the part of him
That makes his soul divine
The stories and lessons he always heard
His choice and mine are one
I'll put my faith in God's hand
This year, I'm giving Him my son

Past gifts have lost their glitter
I think I finally understand
Christ's birth should be celebrated
By giving Him a hand
It's because I know Christ lives and reigns
That all the packing's done
My gift has taken years to make

This year... I'm giving Christ my son

I know there's One who understands,

the sacrifice I'm making
Who knows the gift I willingly give,

the toll it will be taking.
For He has done it all before.

Greater love-there could be none.
For years ago God gave to me,
His only begotten son.

The hands I washed, the hands I held,

the hands I taught to pray;
Now knock on doors to find the ones

who will listen to what he'll say.
Because I know Christ needs him,

until all the gathering's done,
My gift has taken years to make.
This year....I'm giving Christ my son.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Everything's Good...Must Be Busy!

well everything is going good.
another week down,
the family we met is the Berrys. he grew up in Idaho Falls.
yes i got the package will the coat and gloves, very nice, thank you.
i did get a letter from keagan, i need his address so i can write him back.  
we will be going to the houston temple on the 23, Joseph smiths birthday so that will be cool. 

i have been staying in touch with dusty, i got a letter from him the other day, it was nice. well we had our wards Christmas party on saturday night and that was pretty fun,
I’m really looking forward to call home on christmas.
we have another baptisim planned for the 1st of January which is pretty cool.
im glad everything is going good back home.
i love you all and love hearing from you.
 take care
love elder schofield

Monday, December 6, 2010

Enjoying the People in the Area...

hi mom and dad :):)
how is everything going?
okay so this Saturday michille got baptized and then on sunday was confirmed, it was awesome and the her husband has been baptized for about 3 weeks now and he got ordained as a priest yesterday after church. that was awesome. things are going really good right now oh and kathy,the other lady that we baptized on the 20th had an interview yesterday to go and do baptisims at the temple, all three of them are
way solid J

so last night at dinner we went to a family that is really really cool, younger couple, they have 4 kids and the oldest is 15 and all their kids were like you missionaries are actually cool and talk to us, some just sit there all awkward. that was nice to hear. the dad is from idaho falls so we talked a lot. when they took us back we let them come in the apartment and showed the boys around the "pad" of "man cave" he they were asking so many questions about being a missionary. its a good thing the apartment was somewhat clean. yaa the new elder is from logan, he is really new too and is way cool. its permanent now that he is living with us. just cause the other 2 in the other ward are going home this transfer so he is here to learn the area before they leave. he is awesome. elder nielson. 

yes we went to the chapel and watched the Christmas devotional, that was great, it was only us five missionaries and a cool cool couple in our ward. oh we went and did service for an older lady this morning just putting up lights and things, hse reminds me so much of grandma z. her husband died this past year and whenever she talks about him she tears up, she made me tear up this morning, she is sooo soso cool. she says she is our missionary grandma. :):) they served 3 missions and both worked in the temple, she still does and she is fisty and funny just like grandma z

im starting to love the ward even more. im enjoying it a lot more. its pretty cold here and we can where sweaters so i could really use one for like under my suit coat. can you send one of those too :):) preferbly a black or a gray one?? thanks.

yes I’ll call you. we are going over to the relief society presidents house and she is planning on us to call from there. cant wait. their family is soo soo cool too. she has a son in Argentina. they remind me a lot of you and dad.

dad must be working hard, i love him, i love his letter a couple of weeks ago. i really really did. they are right, when you leave on your mission you appreciate your parents a lot more. i love you guys. well mom and dad, tell everyone hi for me, i love you all and thanks for everything you do. cant wait to talk to you. if you could get those things for christmas or somethings haha hin hint that would me awesome :):) oh sorry about your fall :( your tough tho because your MY mom :) 

love elder SCHOFIELD 
no doubt ;)