Some of the posters on this board don't understand that the mission
experience is an important part of the BYU experience. A sign at the mouth of
the campus boldly proclaims, "Enter to learn, go forth to serve." Elder
Emery will do exactly that BEFORE he even gets to the campus. He understands
early the school's true purpose - to prepare students to become productive
servants to their families, friends, neighbors, community, and the Lord. He
will do this in Germany and that will prepare him well to be a servant-leader on
the hardwood in 2 years.Congrats on your call, Elder! Have a great
mission. Enjoy every minute of it. It will go by fast. Don't worry about
basketball. You've got great people like your brother to get you in shape
when you get back. And, if they can't get you there, Tyler Haws'
example and Coach Rose's leadership will certainly do the trick.
Best mission in the church!! :-)
thelogicalone:He is graduating early. Probably soon after the
basketball season. He must graduate in order to go on a mission when he is 18.
So he HAS to graduate. It is rather easy to graduate early. Most high school
seniors have all the credits the need half way through senior year, expect they
need a complete 4th year of english which can easily be completed online. Good
luck to Elder Emery! Can't wait until him, TJ, and Eric play all together
What's more ridiculous?The DesNews taking up a few bytes to
publish a short human interest story about a BYU basketball player, or a blogger
who takes the time to comment on the story just to whine about whether the story
is "newsworthy".Get a life already!There are
literally hundreds of stories published online by the DesNews every week that I
couldn't care less about reading, much less wasting my time commenting on
them.Obviously, this story is newsworthy to anyone who follows BYU
basketball and is interested in knowing about the players who will be playing
for the Cougars in years to come.
@rafinsure and ziggy7,Having a bad day? My gosh! There are much
worse things to fret about in life, isn't it? So what if Des News makes
this a newsworthy story? It may not be newsworthy to you but to the rest of us
it's exciting, and we don't mind! What I'm saying is it's
not worth getting all riled up about it. Just read and enjoy or else read and
ignore if you don't like it.Congrats to the young man on his
@Rural sport fan, that is true, my observation was concerning his MTC Date, May
1. last time I checked, school wasn't out the beginning of May.
This is ridiculous! Why would this even be newsworthy?? I don't want to be
too mean, but this shouldn't even be in the news. You should be ashamed,
Des News. This is something that the Daily Herald would've made for the
front page on the sports section, which they probably did. A lot of people now
are making mission call openings like it's a selfish/"look at how
awesome this place I'm going is" contest and to see how many
compliments and 'likes' on Facebook they can get. By putting this
article up on the news, it just feeds this fire. Just let the kid enjoy it with
his friends and family, and let him tweet it or put it on facebook if he really
wants to (which undoubtedly, he will). I'm sure he doesn't want it to
be made in to a hideous news article... So just get rid of this article. If
random people who have no connection with him other than being a BYU sports fan
are REALLY interested and want to find out where he's going, let them be
creepy enough to do so.
He can put in papers and get a call before actually graduating, and then after
graduation, he will go.Not sure that failure to graduate would impact the
mission, I mean, it isn't like a scholarship to play ball.
Congratulations soon to be Elder Emery. Can someone answer a question? My
understanding is that even though they can go at 18, they still need to
complete high school. I believe that he is still playing for Lone Peak and is a
senior this year. Has he completed requirements for graduation and is just
playing ball to help his school? Did the school make an exception? did the
church make an exception? In any case, I wish him all the best.
Elder Emery, You will love the Frankfurt Germany Mission. We are a senior
couple serving there now. Sorry that we will miss seeing you in Germany.
Is there nothing sacred about basketball anymore? Is a mission more important
than seeing my Cougars get to the final four? How could Nick do that to us?
All kidding aside, and I was kidding, Congrats are in order, going in the Nick
of his time, as we are in the 11th hour and all haste to preaching the Word is
the important thing here.
Congratulations on the call and best of luck to Nick Emery! I'm guessing,
though that he will be going to the Frankfurt, Germany mission -
"Frankfort" is in Kentucky :-)
Why is this news worthy? I'll care about him when he returns from his
mission, and starts putting points on the board.