Monday, July 17, 2017

Final Area!

Hey Mama 
   I am in Dundalk which is in Ireland. It is on the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It is smaller than Hanford. It has a branch of about 20 and we both gave talks on Sunday. It has been a while since I have been in a branch where  the missionaries did everything. My Companion is Elder Lybbert from Canada, Alberta. He is a really nice guy and will do great. We have a car here and a very nice house we are staying in. Our next-door neighbor is a very nice member. We have already found a few people to teach.
          The Branch is really supportive and is excited to have missionaries back in the area. 
    Had quite a crazy moving experience. Had to Drive from Dublin to Dundalk, on the wrong side of the road. The drive takes 1 hour and we had no GPS or any real way to know how to get here. But, we managed. Love you all!!  
Elder Scholz

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Warming up...

June 12, 2017

Congratulations Mama!!
      Shaver Lake... what a place. Looking forward to thanksgiving. 
This Last week was pretty long, but good. We were doing a lot of finding and we found some cool people. We had some great lessons and we taught the priesthood lesson on the Home. Last transfer a lot of my homies went home. Elder Oxspring (Milan) came to Cork with his family. It was good to see him. Elder Flynn (Tadhg) is coming sometime soon to Cork to visit. We have All-Ireland tomorrow which I am excited for. I need to get a haircut today to look clean for the conference. The branch president here wants us to be getting more dinner appointments. We have to ask for them here, so we had a competition... and now we have 8 meal appointments this week. Should be a good week! 
     We are still all good for our baptism on the 24th of June. We are trying to organize a multicultural food activity. We just had a Mexican chef move into the branch, so we are definitely going to his for lunch. 
The weather looks so good this next week... maybe its finally summer. We are stoked for a good week.
My companion Elder Haynes is from Las Vegas and we have been having a good couple of weeks so far. Looking forward to the rest of my mission, I think I will be moving next transfer. I hope not though...
Hope you are all doing well.
Elder Scholz

June 19, 2017

Sounds like some good summer plans!!
      Today should be a blistering 73 degrees and we should be going to the park for some fun time! Pray that I don't die of heat exhaustion! We have been helping our friend get ready for her baptism this Saturday. Her and sister came to church yesterday and they really enjoyed it.  
    Moves call will be july 8th. I hope I can stay here in Cork, but I think I could move. We did a lot of finding this week and ran into some interesting things. There was an old man who started to talk to me about the Catholic church, and he was really proud to see two young guys who wanted to help people believe in God. Then he gave me a nice set of Rosary beads. It was really nice of him.
     Looking forward to a really great week! The highlight will be the baptism this Saturday!!
Have a great week!!!
Elder Scholz

July 3, 2017

 Moves call is this Saturday and I have no idea what is going to happen...
I think I would like to move just to see more of the mission. But, Cork is so sick so I need to be careful what I wish for. We will see. 
      I am pretty excited for the 4th of July tomorrow. We will be having district meeting and eating pancakes. Also we will be bringing one of our investigators to a YSA activity where we will be playing some volleyball with the branch.
      We have a few dinners this week so we will be saying goodbye (maybe) to members just in case. I have a lot more missionary friends going home this weekend. Including Elder Calton from Lehi. He will be saying Hi to D-Beest for me.
       We have a little tin whistle that is pretty fun to mess around on, made some funny videos hopefully they can get sent to you.
Love you mama
Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Haynes and member friend in Cork

Flatmates...street contacting

July 10, 2017

Hey Mama,

    I ended up getting the call that I am moving again. I am headed to a place called Dundalk. I dont know much about it, but I am training a brand new missionary. President Donaldson told me that I will be finishing up my mission there. Weird to now what I will be doing for the rest of my mission. I am catching a plane very early tomorrow morning. It will be an exhausting couple of days... 
I was a little sad to leave Cork behind. I loved the members there and had a lot of fun. I was unable to to say good bye to so many people that I wanted to. I am in Dublin now and wont get into my area late tomorrow night. I am looking forward to seeing Edinburgh again. Hopefully I will get to meet up with some friends there.
       We are going to have to be helping missionaries passing through Dublin. I need to get headed now!!
I love you MOM stay happy...
Elder Scholz

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Time in Cork!

Hey Mama that is some crazy News!!! I am so going to miss that Shaver trip!! Take plenty of pictures for me!! I want to feel there.
    Pretty good week. We had a fun branch BBQ and we had one of our friends come with us. He was supposed to come to church yesterday, but he wasn't feeling too good. So we need to push his baptism back a week. Our other friend told us that she wants to wait for the 24th for her baptism so that her sister can be there. She went to Galway yesterday for church because she was working close to there. I told her to say Hello to the members there. All is looking good for her on the 24th. 
        This is a great city! I am looking forward to this transfer. 
Sorry I still haven't fixed my camera I will do it today and will send you some good pictures!!!
      Taught gospel principles last week on repentance and how it is a very special thing that we can do. I loved the comments shared by those who are not members of the church. One man said that We shouldn't dare ask for forgiveness if we are not willing to forgive those around us...
         Have a fantastic week!!!!!!!!!
Elder Scholz

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Almost Mother's Day!

Happy Birthday MOMO!!!!
Hey Mama Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday! I will be calling hopefully around 9. I dont know when church is for you. I can check my email during the week for your response.
The week has been pretty good so far, we are going to a little coastal town to take some great pictures. Dont have a whole lot of time to email. I will see you next Sunday!
“There is power that can cause things to happen that need to happen. There is a spiritual force that can stir a mortal soul toward the spiritual. Faith is a power, and it can cause things to happen that need to happen. It can cause a soul who is good, but dormant, to awaken to God.”- This is what President Donaldson sent me.

Elder Scholz

Companion Exercise

Happy Birthday!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!!

  Hey Mom was it you who sent the 2 Thomas Monson books? I started reading the pathway to perfection. It is so good. I am in Cork and this place is so incredible. took a lot of pictures, but I forgot my camera chord (of course). Cork has a branch of about 60 members. Funny branch.
         This place is a lot warmer than Scotland, and is not going to rain as much. We are teaching some people from all over the world. Cork is very similar to Galway. I already love this area. My companion is Elder Garrick from Utah. He is so great and is a hard worker. There are two other teams of Elders in Cork. Elder McDaniel is with Elder Smith. Elder Smith is from Australia and is a chiller. The other team is Elder Peacock (from England) and Elder Selander (Utah). I know Elder Peacock really well from Edinburgh. Then there is a sister team in a place called Tralee. There are the other missionaries in our district.
       Today we will going to some wildlife park to see some Animals. I am probably too excited to go. 
Love you! Cant wait for mothers day!
Ps. I dont feel 20.
Elder Scholz

Monday, April 17, 2017

Back to Ireland!!

Hey Mama,
   I am moving again. Going back to Ireland this time, going to the magical land of Cork. I will be training another missionary, but he has been out one transfer already. I am really looking forward to going to Ireland. One of the best parts as well is going to be moving with Elder McDaniel. He is going to Cork as well! It will be nice to be around him still. Cork is in the south of Ireland so it should be warmer there! This could possibly be my final area. I have heard so many great things about cork. We will be moving on Thursday! It will be weird to go over the water again on the ferry. I am hoping for great things. 
I will be missing my Birthday by 2 days. Hopefully we can do something good in Cork!!
Have a great week!!!

Goodbye to friends in Irvine!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Knock Knock...

Hey Mama so sorry for the no email. Rough week that week. My comp is struggling. All is well though.
Moves call is this weekend. Things are flying by. That is so good to hear about Taggert, it is a shame that I will be missing him though. He will do so good! This week was pretty rough as well. Upwards of 38 finding hours. It is like I am talking to the same 10 junkies. The district and zone are doing really well though. I have done 4 baptismal interviews in the past 2 weeks and have 2 more this week. Love meeting the people before they commit themselves to follow the savior. Really get to know people in like 25 minutes. 
   I will miss the opportunity to get to know so many people. I do kinda want to move. This place is just too small. We got a referral from the Ayr Sisters. She is so golden. Knowing my luck I will move before she gets Baptized. Heavenly Father needs to keep me humble.
    I am pretty sure that big Jake Taylor got called to Lisburn Portugal
Love you Mama Hope you have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!