Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Keep the Boys Hair Cut

.................... these kids were funny, the ones we baptized. a boy and a girl. this is why you should cut your hair if you are a boy.
we have a german lady in our ward. bless her heart she went to pic up these kids for church on late notice. the kids get in her car and she says "oh what beautiful ladies"
the daughter says "he's a boy"
the german lady didn't believe her for like 5 minutes.
at the baptism some of the people were asking them if they were excited for young womens.
ugh that would stink.
we are working with anthony now. the people out here are nice. i love them puerto ricans. just that hispanic feel to them. but i love st thomas too. president says im out here the rest of my missoin. well we will see if that is true or if i leave next week. i love you all thanks for the love and support. i made a list of all my young mens leaders i want to you to tell thanks for me. i didnt bring it. but i'll mail it home and i want you to tell them thanks.
i love you all
love elder scroggins

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Fathers Day

The Best Email

James Scroggins brian.scroggins@myldsmail.net
Jun 11

to me
mom i love you. thanks for all that you do and for being  that what God asked you to be.
love charly bucket

A Note To President Alvarado

Dear Presidennt Alvarado,
great talking to you today. thanks for lunch. it was great. thoughts on our conversation today were about that lasting spiritual impressions that will carry us through to the next level. my dad always speaks about that. he had one of those that let him know that it is real. that that is what will help us go through life stong.
some people read the scriputures to see how they can apply them in thier lives. i like to read them sometimes to see how i  have lived these gospel principles in my life. or to see when i have made the worng choice. i will do better on that bible challange. i need to get preach my gospel down better so i can help others after the mission.

........and my favorite mission president quote. "don't follow me, i'm from ponce"

God leads the camp. God of israel.

i love you president and sister alvarado. i told my dad to call. he loves y'all

love elder scroggins

Missionary Service Extended :) or :(

dear family.
president alvarado came ot visit us this morning. great to see his smiling face. he came ot visit with sister alvarado. they let me know that i am going to e staying in the missoin until november 5th. so yeahhhh..... thats the plan. nov 5th. the mission is great. i love it. i was also called to be the zoneleader of the islands. i am not usre if that means i am going ot be with elder hargadon for longer or move to another area. the mission is sweet. grace is sufficent. i got a coupl ethings i need to ask for. my shirts are yellow. presidnet alvarado asked if you coul dsend me some new shirts like 4-5 of them. also a book by brad wilcox called the continuous atonement.
i love you all. thanks for al lthat you do. the atonement is real. just got to make the desion to follow christ right now. i love you all. just get better. just be the best you you can be. i know tha tthe church is true. i cannot really tingk too much this week. but i know i need to be out here. it is good. got to get some more journal expiences to propel my life. i love you all.
love elder scroggins


What are your thoughts this week?
Did you move to another island?
Did you have any investigators in church this week?
Any words of wisdom for your family?
How's President Alvarado?
Have you been teaching primary again?
What great plans do you have for today?
Any basketball playing lately?
You are a great missionary. Tomorrow is Sunday....I get to walk by your missionary plaque and know you're well and taken care of.
We love you Elder!
Enjoy your P day.

James Scroggins <brian.scroggins@myldsmail.net>Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM
To: Barbara Scroggins <barbarascroggins@gmail.com>
well. i ot your letter today. thanks for the love and the thoghts always is apricatetive. dont want to come home. dad makes it sound bad. just kidding but seriously.
one the same island.
one investigator at church
no wisdom for you
he is good. i think
no primary
going to mutual tonight
basket ball yesterday


i love you all. all is well. just trying ot study preach my gospel. i love you all. hope school is good. almost done. so fast and so slow. i know it is true. love you all
letter to president:
elder gines (an elder who startede the missoin with me and hargadon) came out to visit us on the islands. It was such an honor having Elder Gines come to visit for a couple of days. i loved it. and i love him. Me him and elder hargadon all set up more goals for the upcoming months to help us become more in tune with what the lord wants from us these last few months. i love elder gines. i set goals such as studying the lessons more indepth. chapter 3 as a whole from Preach my Gosepl. i also learned this week that it doesnt matter when i get up or if i take a nap. i will always be tired. so i have started getting up at 530 to learn. i am studying the priesthood and the atonement two things i want to know more about when i go home. i know that will help me with my life and all the endevors i undertake. i guess the real challange for me will be to complete the goals i have set for myself these last few months. i have made plans or goals my whole missoin but i have not been the best at follow through. so i am going to try and keep on reporting my progress to you and elder gines and hargadon. i love them. they work hard.

we were able to pick elder gines up at the airport on saturday and go to pizza right after words. we left and as we were walking to the car we talked to a man. he yell out at us and them we hear him say to someone on the phone. "youre not going to believe this, i'll call you back" then he gets out of the car and talks to us. explains that he was just talking to his neice about the church. she had just been baptized. he is going through with some hard things right now. i hope this appointment goes well. this story isn't over yet. it will be continued, si Dios quiere.