Welcome to the Missionary Blog for Elder Scott Higgins! On this blog we will keep you up to date on the details of Scottie's mission.
He is serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission, Spanish Speaking.
Scottie was able to email us on the Fourth of July, such an unexpected treat! It was extra special because it was his Father's birthday. He started off by sending a picture of his "Zone" at the MTC all together that he had received by email. Here is what he had to say:
Hey :) I hope you're doing well. So I'm so crazy
overwhelmed with how busy the past 3 days have been. Here are some
My new companion is
named Elder Richardson. He's from Ontario, he's district leader, and he's been
here for a while....23 MONTHS! So I'm the last companion he'll ever have,
that's kinda cool since he's my first (in the mission field). I hear the only reason they put
almost-gone missionaries with a new kid like me is to prepare me for a
leadership calling, so that could be interesting in the future.
Our apartment is
pretty good, it's actually a lot nicer than a lot of the other areas around us.
We do go all the way out to Kinnecot like when we drove, I'm in the Magna Stake
for this transfer.
We have P-Day today
because it's the fourth of July so that's fun, I went shopping, got some food
and laundry stuff. We get 100 dollars a month for all of our food, haircuts,
supply needs, so I was buying the cheapest brands haha. I'm gonna miss Tropicana
and Ben and Jerry's.
We've stayed really
busy and I'm picking up on the Spanish well, I can't believe how fast time is
flying though. Staying this busy, you definitely barely have time to think.
will be on a bike, my regular P-Day will be Mondays (today was weird because of
4th of July activities).
We saw a parade this
morning and we'll probably go to a Member's party tonight and get food and such,
which would be fun!
The building right
next to our apartments is English wards (congregations), we go to a building down the road
that's got the Spanish branch (a smaller congregation).
On Sundays, my
companion and I serve as translators in that branch! How cool is that?