Scottie with the Mission President and his wife
Saturday, July 27, 2013
This is our update from Scottie this week. His P-Day (preparation day) was delayed until Wednesday due to meetings they were having early in the week. Wednesday also happened to be Pioneer Day, which is a major celebration in Utah commemorating the arrival of the Pioneers in the Utah Valley. Because of the activities he only had a short time to access the computer this week. We also received a letter and photo from his mission president.
Here is my daily routine:
6:30- Wakeup and exercise
7-8: shower and eat breakfast
8-9: personal scripture study
9-11: companionship study
12-1: language study
1-5: meetings or appointments or visits
6-9: meetings or appointments or visits
9:10:30: planning for tomorrow
10:30-get ready for bed
It's pretty similar every day, sometimes things are different; today was very different because of the Pioneer Day celebrations.
I have been translating at church, that's a bit hard to get the hang of but I'm really trying to get better at it because it improves my Spanish so much.
Today was a lot of fun. We saw the Pioneer Day parade today; President Uchtdorf (second councilor in the church presidency) was in it! I got a ton of cool pictures. We also hiked to Ensign's Peak (where Brigham Young said "This IS The Place") and we saw the church history museum. I got a ton of awesome pictures but I don't have time to send them tonight. I love you so much, please know that.
Please find and post these 2 scriptures to my blog. They both help us in times of trial and tribulation and have helped give me strength. Ether 12:27 (And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.) and John 16:33 (These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world).
I love you, and I'll make sure I have more time next week so I can send a more comprehensive email. I love all of you with all my heart, can't wait to hear from you next week. You're always in my prayers.