Thursday, September 25, 2014

RollTribe Called To Serve....8 for 8

This past Spring our Baseball Team at Bountiful High School won it's first State Baseball Championship in 26 years by beating Spanish Fork 6-4 in the Championship Game.  We were led by a group of 8 Seniors, all of whom played a pivotal role in the State Championship Run.  Over the course of the last 6 months, one by one, each of these 8 seniors received their mission call to serve the Lord for 2 years as a full time missionary.  Last evening, I Coach Boog,received a phone call from Masen Jones, our baseball team's catcher, telling me that he had finally received his mission call to serve in the Washington Vancouver Mission departing November 12.  Masen was the final member of this group of 8 of the finest young men on the earth today to receive his call.

As their coach, I am grateful for their accomplishments on the baseball field.  It was a surreal experience and one that everyone of those young men as well as all the other players on our team deserved.  But more importantly, I am very proud of each and everyone of their desire's to serve a mission and serve other people.  Baseball helps build character, serving missions for the Lord reveals their character to the world.  This in my mind is an accomplishment of the highest levels of commitment.  I am honored to be their coach for both of these wonderful accomplishments.  Go Forth Young Men and Serve with all Your Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength!  I Stand All Amazed!

From Left to Right
Elder Tanner Redding (SS) - Taiwan Taichung
Elder Jordan Hayes (LF) - Samoa Apia
Elder Masen Jones (C) - Washington Vancouver
Elder Ryan Stringfellow (1B) - Madagascar Antananarivo
Coach Boog - Japan Kobe (1988-1990)
Elder Ryan Curtis (CF) Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Elder Andrew Naegle (RF/DH) - Ecuador Quito
Elder Brayden Muir (RHP) - Brazil Rio De Janeiro
Elder Sam Merrill (DH/RF) - Nicaragua Managua South
#RollTribe - #CalledToServe

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