Jun 18, 2011

The Boys are Back in Town!!!!

The boys are back in town and things are feeling fine in the Stott house.

Wait for it!

Wait for it!
Wait for it!

Okay Now!

Welcome Home from Jersey Elder Stott (Derek)

Welcome Home Elder Stott (Devyn) No really that's what it spells out
My favorite part!
Well almost my favorite part
The Elders! Home at last....
Elder Langford, Elder Stott and Elder Stott

Mar 31, 2011

Time to Say Goodbye to a Dear Family Member

 I Must say I already miss my foot warmer each morning as I wake.

 We also miss him running to the garage door the second we open it to pull the car in and wait for us to let him in.
 And yes I will miss having to fight for a spot in MY chair. 
Goodbye sweet Midnight until we meet again.

Feb 25, 2011

You Want Unity? You Got It!

So It May Seem Like Favortism But You Have to Admit You Don't Hear of This Happening Often if Ever!

From Devyn's e-mail this week:

The exciting news of the week is that the entire Miami South Stake got reorganized. We had stake conference. Our stake president stood up, spoke about unity and explained the changes. It was a surprise to almost everyone. The best Part was when he said, "now out of necesity, you are all released from your callings". I've never seen a stake president release everyone over the pulpit. The only people who remain in there callings where a few stake officers. It made the room erupt in commotion. Elder Golden attended in the stead of Elder Boyd K. Packer. They reorganized the stake so that there are no longer English and Spanish wards anymore. This is the first stake that this has been done. Live translation will be provided and anyone can speak english or spanish, whichever they are most comfortable with. Which makes me and the other Member of the Might Miami South Zone the first bilingual missionaries ever- as far as i know. Because we are actually called to teach to anyone in any language we meet, even Creole or German. Its pretty exciting.
  They changed all of the boundaries, so we had to transfer a few missionaries and shift some records. They made our area humongous and renamed it to sunset. Its made for a lot of coordination and work this last week for everyone, including the bishops. All of the new callings will be extended next sunday. The direction from the stake president is to put the best people in la obra misional. Elder Golden promised us that the change would bring an increased amount of baptisms and a higher retention rate. I agree, it cuts down on travel time significantly. 
President is telling us he will split our area as soon as he gets enough missionaries to do so. The work load we are holding shows that the area is ready. Now that it is bigger it will be easier to split.

Con Amor
Elder Stott
The Mighty Miami South Zone

This is his brother's (Derek) 2 bits:

That is pretty crazy about the huge changes in your mission Elder Stott. The area you are in now is much like the spanglish area I was in, live translating and we taught everyone. It was fun but it was a little bit dificult because my companions didn't speak spanish so we ended up doing more english work than spanish just to let my companion teach as well. 
Les quiero mucho,
Elder Stott

Feb 15, 2011

The Mighty Miami South Zone

I have something you can post up on the board. Its not very interesting to normal eye's, but Elder Golden is coming and he asked for this report. So here you go, you can ready through it and ask questions as you please:
The Mighty Miami South Zone Report

Our keys to success are simple.

We have seen tremendous success in unifying in goals through our district leaders. As zone leaders we keep communication flowing through our district leaders. We avoid any sort of zone text and we give our district leaders the opportunity to take charge of informing there districts. We communicate by phone twice weekly and several messages are sent out by text. District leaders understand that they are responsible for informing there districts.

In this form we have achieved our most recent goal of 50 new investigators for the week of January 23rd to January 30th. To achieve this goal we asked each companionship to be accountable and think of what they will do. Generally this was done every Tuesday in District Training and Thursday in weekly planning. We achieved out goal and reached 55 new investigators the week prior and then 65 new investigators the week of the 23rd to 30th.

We are currently focusing on re-establishing our new investigators goal. Our goal is to have 55 new investigators for the week of February 21st to February 27th. (That is next week.)

The standards of excellence in the Great Florida Fort Lauderdale mission are to get 28 new investigators every month and two baptisms. In the Mighty Miami South Zone we plan to follow that pattern and establish new investigators that will lead us to 30 Baptisms in May.

Again the charge of our district leaders is to be their districts best friend. They will be there to make sure application is happening and their districts know and feel accountable to the zone goal.

We acknowledge that we have received a lot of great opportunities and trainings. God has blessed us with what we need to do. We will follow his direction, be obedient and show our love to Him in His inspired way.

Elder Stott and Elder Stevens
The Mighty Miami South Zone

Elder Dewitt                             Elder Kenningtion                                 Elder Wardle
The Mighty Miami South Zone District Leaders

Sep 20, 2010

The Stott Family: Oye! He Asked you a Question. The Whole Story

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