Monday, July 18, 2016

Tourists Galore

   Spencer is gonzo, that is soo crazy. He will have a great time! We are doing good work here in Glasgow. It is fun trying to navigate around on buses and walking. I am trying to learn my way around this place. It has been an adventure so far. 
    We cover a massive portion of the city, and we have the city center and all 3 major universities. We speak to a lot of tourists though so that can sometimes be hard. We meet all sorts of interesting people. 
I am in a ward of about 80. It is a pretty big change for me to have 8 missionaries in a ward with me. It is fun to see each other. We get to meet the people they are teaching as well. 
   Today for P-day we are going to play ping pong with a bunch of people so it should be fun!
Hope you all have a great week.

Elder Scholz
Public transportation in Glasgow...?

The bustling metropolis

Birds eye view of Glasgow

Monday, July 11, 2016

Glasgow...The Melting Pot!

Hello Everyone!

     This has been one of the most eventful weeks for a while. Moved into a big city that has 14 missionaries running around here. There are 6 missionaries in our ward. We bus everywhere and there are so many diverse people here. We are teaching Chinese, Indian, African, Brazilian, English, and Scottish. Yesterday we baptized a man named S who actually lives in the zone that I just came from. However, there are no missionaries in his area so we were teaching him. He is really great and was excited to be baptized.
   We went to church with him so I have not even been to the ward I am serving in (Springboig Ward). 
We are teaching a lot of great people and are excited to find many more new people.
I hope you all have a great week, love you

Elder Scholz
Elder Parson, S, and Elder Scholz

Monday, July 4, 2016

On To the Big Leagues!

July 4, 2016

Hey Mama,

I am moving to Glasgow. Right in the city center, I am on special assignment as a YSA missionary. I will be working with YSA. I am really excited to see the biggest city in the mission. I am also a little sad to leave this little town of Greenock. I will miss the branch and the people. But, I am not going too far from here, so they said they might come see me in Glasgow. I am going to miss being next the the coast, but I will like being in a bustling city again. My companion is named Elder Parson, he is from England. I have heard good things about him. I am also sad that I am not with my fellow Californian, but Things will be good.  

Also there is a five guys in Glasgow!
Elder Scholz

June 27, 2016

Hey Mama,
I have heard a lot of passionate Scotsmen talk about the vote and there is a lot of big changes happening, but I dont know what it means for us. I have not heard a lot about it from the mission home. 
  The weather has actually been pretty nice, but on Saturday we went to Dunoon and the weather is really nice and sunny. I was wearing my short sleeved shirt. As we were taking the ferry back into Greenock we could see that Greenock was completly being destroyed with rain. We were going streight into the storm. We got off the boat and into was raining harder than I have ever seen in my entire life. It was not even raindrops it was like full sheets of water. Of course I was in my short sleeved shirt. We had like a 45 minute walk back to our flat because no transportation was running because of the rain. 
   We ended up calling our mission leader and got a lift from him, haha. You never know with Scotland weather.
  We have our moves call next Sunday and I hope I dont get moved, this area needs us for a little longer. I don't want to leave yet and Elder Flynn and I are doing really great here. 
It is so good to hear about Nelson and Charlie! I can't wait to see them again.
Have a great week

Elder Scholz