Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hey Family :)

Thanks so much for sending pictures, I love it!! Makes me feel like I'm part of that trip, in a way haha.
(We sent him photos from our family trip to Tybee with all of the extended family)

And the pictures you sent to the frame were awesome as well, so thanks for that :) (We can now email some photos directly to his digital frame that we sent him for “Hump Day” – see June 23rd blog entry)

This was the Monday I went to the hospital, 2 July I believe (it was actually June 30th). I came out with all of these people (he left the MTC – Missionary Training Center on the same day as these missionaries)! They weren't all in my MTC district, but we all came out in the same group. Elder Jarvis is getting transferred over into my zone now as a district leader, which means I get to see him a lot more, so I'm pumped!

The Crew! Jarvis, Chappell, Rosdahl, and Higgins

July 14th
Wow! This last week was another super busy one, so here's some of the highlights:

Not too much happened in the earlier parts of the week, but on Wednesday it was our landlady's 70th birthday so we took her out to lunch at her restaurant of choice: and she chose Golden Corral haha,
so we had a lot of fun doing that though!

On Friday – July 11th, it was Elder McNeil's (one of the District Leaders in his Zone) last district meeting before he goes home, so we were there with him and he gave a great training on scripture study. Then we had this awesome district lunch, and that was super fun!

Scottie and Elder McNeil

The weekend is when it got really busy! We spent Saturday morning at choir practice, grabbed a quick bite to eat at In-N-Out Burger, then went to the Jordan River Temple to do baptisms for the dead with Alfonso and Hermano de Alba. On the way back home, we got transfer calls from Pres. Swain (Mission President). Elder Biggs (his current companion) is heading out unfortunately, and I'm really going to miss that guy.

Outside the Jordan River Temple with Alfonso and Hermano de Alba

Saturday evening, we had our baptism for Patricia. It all went really well and it was so cool to see her make that step! She's been preparing for a long time now.

Elders Biggs and Higgins with Patricia and her family at her baptism

On Sunday July 13th -  , we had a super busy day at church. Last night, at the baptism, Pres. Atwater (Branch President for the Spanish congregation that Scottie is assigned to) asked if we could speak the next day in church haha. When we got to branch council, he told us we'd  have to teach the Youth Sunday school class as well, since the teacher wasn't going to make it (no was the World Cup Final today). So I gave a talk about love and charity, and I think it went well.  Elder Biggs talked about grace and then said his goodbye to everyone. We taught the youth about the importance of Sacrament, and then right after church, we spent the whole night going and saying bye to people and visiting people for Biggs (Elder Biggs is being transferred to another Zone). We had an awesome mole dinner with the de Alba family, and then we got to hang out with the Balderas family for a while, which was awesome!

With the de Alba family!

When I eventually have to leave this area, it's going to be the hardest part of my mission. I love these people so much, it's one of the greatest blessings of my mission.

Scottie making carnitas - again!

Love always,


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