New couple missionaries-"The Zolls" 06/29/11

New couple missionaries-"The Zolls"                              06/29/11

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Missing my Silverstone Ward

Missing my Silverstone Ward
Silverstone sticker on back of van

letter to mom......oh, and dad.......02/07/11

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LETTER TO MOM:
So happy the packers won....HATE the steelers haha. Sorry bro kilgore....maybe i could write an email to the ward and mention something? haha evil huh. I LOVE how you didnt mention what food you guys cooked up for the game, im happy for that. :D wow....coop will be home and giving his talk, thats so freakin awesome!!! I got the package from the howard clans...letters from everybody at the christmas party and a bunch of sweet goodies that are all gone already, except the ranch dressing and salsa....an elder in my apartment, elder toe, knows how to make tortillas so WE MADE A BUNCH and cooked a nice bean stew and i put the salsa on it.....MAN IT WAS so bomb! Busy saturday for don and laura, thats so awesome! They've redefined how our family does scouting. hahaha. Im so stoked about you and dad both getting work....Count our many blessings and stay humble so we get move up and onward, instead of spiral back down the path of forced humility ha. Im jealous about you going to the temple....i miss it.

Do you still have the email i sent about what classes i want and stuff? and yeah i dont think its time to register for fall classes yet... maybe ask someone at csn when that date is? I looked on the website for a few mins, couldnt find it. (and yes im allowed to do everything i need to do before i go home, meaning school and maybe online applications for jobs when the time gets closer... what do u think about what job i should look for??? I need help haha, ill be a stressed mess when i get home ha. Lots to do and not a huge clue about where i should go. Thank goodness we have our Heavenly Father. He is always there for us.

If i were home id be all over that funeral, setting up and pretending to help cook while eating the food....mostly im just moral support. haha. I love you mom. Cant believe 6 months left and a few weeks....thats only 4 more transfers after this one, holy crap. It will come very fast dont even worry. Cant wait though! :D Hope you have a good week and also hope the scriptures are able to help relieve your stress ....Book of mormon works everytime.

Love you mom!
Cody

LETTER TO DAD:
President Sabey taught us all something about our callings when we go home, especially leadership callings....he asked us to name all of the functions we could that a bishop has to do....we named quite a few and he said we could name a lot more....then he asked us what we think is the most important function....is it worthiness interviews? Is it working with the missionaries? Is it helping families? We could go on and on and on... then he said....the MOST important function of a bishop is to LEAD. There are many many men who are called to different callings that are over certain members of the church and they may perform ALL of the functions of that calling and maybe even be VERY good at it, but they are missing the point. They need to LEAD those they are called to lead....then he said now how can we lead those we are called to lead? What comes first? First, we need to KNOW what direction the Lord wants us to go....That takes effort in prayer and pondering about those we are over....then we ACT. I thought about this a lot... and its very true. We could perform all of the functions we need to in our callings but not do what the Lord wants us to do. This is how we miss out on the BIG time blessings that come from leading in the direction our Father wants us to. I hope this makes some sense haha....maybe apply it to your calling over the priests? I have no clue how you can get closer to the priests, but our Father in heaven sure does, so ask him. :) Simple concept, but certainly takes great faith to carry it out.

Sigh....both you and mom both talking about going to the temple....IM SO JEALOUS!! And your email was worse than moms because it included going on a date!! With your wife!!! You bum....you've got the life!

I love you dad. You are such an example to me. I cant wait to come home and be the best son you have ever seen. Hope you have a good week!

love you dad,
Love Cody

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