Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Finally I can Write

I'm soaking all the pity I can get!

Hey everyone.

I'm sorry I couldn't email the last two weeks. My head was introduced to a wooden board at high speeds and I got a concussion last weekend. I was out and in bed all week. Really boring!  I don't recommend a concussion. 

Yeah we have a car since I got a concussion for a week or so :)
I thought I would share a quick scripture from the Book of Mormon. Its something I have committed to memory and have done my best to apply it in my actions. A captain of good guys in Alma chapter 46 verse 12 in the Book of Mormon writes a "title of liberty" on a rent cloth. The reason he is doing it is because a lot of bad guys are coming to battle against the good guys and they are really evil. They want to kill and enslave all the good guys. So Captain Moroni ( the good guy's leader ) Erects this "title of Liberty" as a statute for the good guys to fight and live by. This is what it says.

"In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children."
- Captain Moroni, Book of Alma chapter 46 verse 12 in the Book of Mormon. 

I love that title. It's simple but true.  It's pure, it's loving, and I believe it should be a way for us to guide and direct our lives. In each of our actions may we think of how it will show respect for and affect the name and image of our God, religion, freedom, peace, wives, and our children. 

If you are addicted to anything, you are not free because you are bound to something that causes you to make decisions based on if that addiction will still be available to you. I encourage you all to observe your actions and find out who you are, by what or rather who, you are acting for. 

I love you all and hope you enjoyed that scripture. 

Elder Sawyer Irvine

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Bump on the Head

Well I don't like having to write for Sawyer 2 weeks in a row, but this week he's not able due to a bump on the head and 5 staples in the head.   Boys!!!

Apparently he was trying to help a lady take apart some furniture so they could toss in a dumpster and when he hit a piece of the furniture with whatever he had in his hands...a board from the furniture flipped around and hit his head.  Why do boys enjoy destroying things????

Unfortunately, he has been placed on bed rest until he is symptom free (no nausea and no headache) for 24 hours.  Before the bump however he had a great week.  He was able to go hiking with his district last P-day and sent some great pics.

Sword fighting

Boys being boys!

My cutie pie!

Thank you everyone for your support.  Sawyer sends his love!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Too busy to write

My little friend

Talking to my family on Mother's Day

Sawyer was too busy to write a letter this week but he wanted me to express to his friends, family, his ward family, Bishop Pickett & his Ragnar team that he speaks of you often and tells many stories of the influence you all have had on his life to the people he meets.

He is overwhelmed by how fast his mission is going which he says, "Makes me see what a small sacrifice in reality this mission is."  Although his mom does not see it as a small sacrifice, it is good that Sawyer is humbled by the magnitude of the blessings he feels from the Lord by comparison to this sacrifice.  He loves his mission.

Please continue to keep him in your prayers and keep in mind that he truly loves to hear from you.

Thank you for the support,
A much needed day with friends

Getting ready for day of service cutting trees