Friday, January 2, 2009

President & Sister Heyn

Scott with his Mission President and his wife; President Robert H. Heyn and Sister Yolanda Heyn. The Heyn's sent us this picture and a nice letter which stated, "Thank you for allowing us the privilege of having your son here in the mission...............We have had the opportunity to get to know your son and we can feel his enthusiasm and eagerness to serve our Father in Heaven. We wish to express our love an appreciation for the support that you give your son while he is serving among the children of God............The next two years will be unforgettable and full of opportunities to help him grow and bring himself closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scott's Letters Home-Memorable Comments #2

October 14, 2008

Mom & Dad - So its 5:45 am and Im doing laundry, ugh, it’s so early! Oh well. Ya, so its p-day today and Im excited! Oh, before I forget.... I hate to ask anything of you but can you send me the following: Food or snacks (ha-ha), a thick pillow (the pillows here are like as thin as a piece of paper), more black pants-just plain, a package of stamps (I ran out yesterday!), My electronic shaver (Its a pain to use cream every day!), Last thing; my Broncos blanket (the blankets here are small, really small!) THANK YOU! Gracias!

The spirit is so strong here! It’s Fabuluso! Its been a great experience! Although the day after I came, (my first full day!) I didn't know if I could make it. But then our district got closer and closer and we drew from each other and this really helped! I went to choir and it was REALLY fun! We sang "BE STILL MY SOUL". It is a great song to sing and has lots of deep meaning for me. I also had the wonderful opportunity to working the R.C. (Referral Center). What an amazing place! If I get accepted to BYU I am going to teach and work there ALL THE TIME! The building consists of tons of computers and if you go onto there are prompts all over that say, "CHAT NOW" or "CALL IN". It’s a wonderful place for interested people to come and see our basic beliefs. It’s amazing! You can chat through txt message on computer or phone. I am working there today! Im so excited!

I can no longer pray in English! I know now how its possible to learn a language in just 9 weeks...THE SPIRIT and the willingness to learn! The language is coming along very nicely! So that's not a problem and the lessons are also coming along!

And yes, I usually get the letters the day u send them! Technically I'm only supposed to write on p-day but I have a lot of letters to write so for now I write them in bed under the covers with a flashlight! Ha-ha. So until next time!
Love Ya,

Scott's Letters Home-MemorableComments

October 9, 2008 - From Scott's first letter to arrive home on 10/12/08

"Mom & Dad - So this was the big day! My first FULL day @ the MTC! It was fun but challenging! Already I miss everyone and think of you when I have time, (time...what's time?) HAHA. From 6:30 am to 10:30 pm is planned for me and I am constantly working. The food is pretty good. THEY HAVE Barq's!! It's great, now I know I will be gaining weight! My companion is Elder Ivey. He is a great person and is very spiritual (which is probably good for me!). The classes are very long but they are fun! My teachers are great! Man O Man, the MTC is a little Hidden village! People everywhere! And they have everything anyone would need and its a great place. Its hard to look @ the mountains though because when I start thinking about home. I look at the family pictures all the time! THANKS for all you do! I love you so Much! You are such a big support for me.

The zone leader came into our room and said...."If you don't feel like smiling, smile until you do!" I thought that was a pretty cool statement! Well I better go! Have a great week! Here's a gift I can afford..... (Scott then did a pencil rub of his missionary tag which reads;


PS-Also, THANK YOU for the wonderful letters! They were very helpful for my first couple of days and I know they will continue to help me throughout my mission! Gracias!
Love, Elder Austin