Monday, September 18, 2017

Castle Field Trip

Hey Mama
   We had a good week that absolutely flew by! We had a good amount of people at church. Our friend brought his children and one of his friends (who brought his kids). We helped with the primary kids. I am exhausted from that. We have a full week ahead of us now. We have P-day today. Hopefully going to a castle near by. Tuesday is district meeting in Dublin. Wednesday is exchanges in Dublin. Then we have a few dinner appointments to finish off the week. Then the following week, we should see two of our friends be baptized. I am going to take some pictures from our adventure today!!
  Hopefully I will send them today!
Have a great week

Elder Scholz

Elder Scholz on his second to last PDay!

Monday, September 11, 2017

To Every Season, Turn, turn, turn...

We had a good week, and ended it with an interesting Sunday. We have been visiting our two friends with baptismal dates frequently. Good progress from both of them. One of them is going to be on vacation for a little bit and the other came to church yesterday.
      Church was fun because we had a good number of people there, with a new family in the branch. We were above 30 people. Hopefully we can maintain those numbers. Its starting to get colder and rainier here. We have heard a little bit about the crazy disasters around the world. Hopefully its all in one piece when I get back over there.
     We are hoping for a good week ahead.
Love you Mama
Elder Scholz

Final All-Ireland Conference

September 4, 2017

Hey Mama
I'm convinced that the celestial kingdom will be just like shaver lake. I am looking forward to thanksgiving. The Cousin Cabin sounds so amazing. I would love to help out.
The baptism had been pushed back to the 30th of September. Her Mom is going pretty ballistic. We are giving it some time because I am not about to break up a family. We are teaching Alicia twice this week. Mainly helping her feel the spirit.
     Her baptism will be on my last day in Dundalk. I am sad to see her have to go through a major trial before she is even a member.
     We had the largest number of people I have seen at church on Sunday. It was like 30 people. Cant even Imagine a large congregation anymore. Tomorrow is my last All-Ireland and I am going to be giving a departing testimony. I still remember my Incoming testimony. Big changes since then.
Love you!!
Elder Scholz

Monday, August 21, 2017

Baptism Miracle

Hey mama!!
    Twas a good week. Got the call that we are staying right here in the beautiful Dundalk.
  Got the call and I am finishing up here in Dundalk, and guess what!? Baptism on Sunday!
Came out of nowhere! A member had been telling us about her friend and how they have been talking a lot about the church. This girl Alicia had been going to Institute a few times and FHE. We taught her yesterday and it was the case of "When is the absolute earliest that I can be baptized?" 
     We spoke to the mission President and the Branch President, the baptism is confirmed for sunday and she will be confirmed the following week. 
MIRACLE. It is good to see someone who is so genuine about it all. Still cant believe it. This is how missionary work is supposed to happen.
    I am loving this area. There are some very nice families and they appreciate what we are doing for them. We are working with some less active families and they are starting to make some progress. One family have been coming out semi-regularly. 
   We dont have plans for P-Day today, but hopefully we can Figure something out!!!

Have a great week,
Elder Scholz

Fries anyone?

Headed my way?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Anger Issues

MAMA,
Moves call is on Saturday. It is my Final one. I will be staying here in Dundalk (probably). Then it is onto the home stretch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is crazy how fast time is moving. Is Logan home yet?
Our week was pretty good. We focused on a couple less actives to try and boost the sacrament meeting attendance. However, the people we focused on did not even show. We are going to try again this week and we are also going to be seeing the small but steady investigators we have found. We have some dinner appointments and some exchanges and even service. This week is going to fly by.
      We went to a castle last Monday. It is called Trim castle, it is where some of the movie Braveheart was filmed (yes I am in Ireland, not Scotland). Elder McDaniel should be sending some pictures so I will forward those as soon as I get them.

    
We had 4 of the Romanian kids come to  church and the ages were 13,12,8,5. We are working with the 12 year old to become a deacon. However, there are some... complications. He has pretty bad anger and a potty mouth. Keep in mind that he has growth problems so he is like 3 feet tall and weighs like 5lbs. We have been teaching him a little about passing the sacrament, but his Dad wont let him get the priesthood. So on sunday he watched another boy pass the sacrament and little Isaac was very angry. He went up to the kid after church and said in his squeaky broken English. "You better watch yourself, you are not even a real deacon." Then he called him four eyes, flipped everyone off and stormed out of the building.
      Everyone knows that he has some issues so nobody payed any attention. I went and talked to him and calmed him down then we walked back in and he walks passed one of the elderly ladies and says. "How was church today sister?" Like a little angel. haha he is a funny kid.
     We are going to play soccer and basketball with them so we can try and baptize the oldest brother.
Wish us luck....
Love you have a great week!!
Elder Scholz

Elder Lybbert and Elder Scholz at Tris Castle

Tris Castle

Irish Flag


Going to rescue the damsel in the tower

Watch out GQ!





Monday, August 7, 2017

Back To School

Mum,
    There is a large Romanian family that I have told you a little about. We have been going over to there house quite a bit and they love to feed us whenever we come by. Last time we went they fed us some mystery soup that contained what we deduced was probably squid. It looked like boiled chicken fat and tasted like it as well. However, through all the Romanian shouting we heard the word squid. 
      All is well in Dundalk. There is a very helpful family, who has a great love and vision for the branch. We have a small teaching pool, but no one came to church! It was a small sacrament meeting of about 20. Good wee testimony meeting. 
We have a good week ahead of us with visits to some good families, and hopefully teaching some of our more solid investigators.
Love you much mamamama
Elder Scholz
         
Big Romanian Family

Mason's nickname on a wall in Ireland!

An investigator

One of the Romanian kids (I assume)

Dundalk District?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sonic the Hedgehog?

Mama
Things are rolling forward slowly but surely! We now have a few people that we are working with. This last week we had exchanges here in Dundalk. Poor little Dundalk couldn't quite handle 4 missionaries. So we relocated to a slightly larger town about 20 minutes away. 
      We had a combined priesthood and relief society last Sunday where we talked about missionary work. We rolled out a new branch mission plan and got everyone on board. I have never seen a more excited group of elderly people!!! Haha it was really nice. We have a friend scheduled to be baptized on the 19th of August hopefully he can stay with it!!
      It was a cool story on how we found him. We were on exchanges and we spoke to this tall African man. He said I am going to the shops to get some cigarettes, but I will come back this way and then you can come into my house. We didn't really believe him because people always say that to get us to go away. But, he came strolling back and we went into his house and taught him. He wants us to come over every day and he wants to cook for us. BEST CASE SCENARIO.
He also came to church yesterday!!!
      Love you and hope you have a great day!
Elder Scholz 

Elder Hinckley, Elder Scholz, Elder Lybbert


District in Cork
Sonic?  Is that you?