Hey family I have made it to Illinois! I tried to call the house from the airport, but no one answered. I also tried moms cell but there was no answer either. But I'm here and I'm safe and sound. My trainer is elder Aagrad. He is from Davis. I don't have much time but I love you and I pray that you are safe. I am ready to go and serve these people ️
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Dear Family and Friends,
Love Elder Scherer
The missionaries have landed safely in Chicago, have met President and Sister Fenn and are headed towards the Mission Home where they will be oriented, treated to Chicago deep dish pizza and spend the night. President Fenn will interview them tonight and decide who their first companion will be. Tomorrow they will meet their trainer, have training from President Fenn, and then head out to their area. It is a very exciting time. We are so grateful to have these fine young men and women in our mission. Thank you for sharing your child with us.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
hey mom i love you. thank you for everything. thanks for the package you sent me i love you. i don't know my address or anything. this is the only email time i'm going to have at the mtc. we got our flight itinerary on saturday, and we leave at like 3:35 next monday morning and i don't think we will get to email that day. but i am having a good time here. my companions name is elder Frehner (fr-A-ner) is how you say it. hes cool, hes from nevada so he is cold all the time and it hasn't even been cold at all yet i don't think. we share a room with two other elders, elder anderson and elder heiner. i love elder heiner, me and him get along so well, we laugh all the time and have a good time together. the food kinda sucks here, but it's okay. kinda like your cooking ;) just kidding i wish i could have some of your food. love you mom you are the greatest
Monday, November 17, 2014
My companion is great, he knows a lot about the gospel, he knows a lot of scriptures which has come in handy as we have been teaching some progressive investigators. I am already staring to feel the love the savior has for me and i am developing a great love for him as well. The days kinda seem like eons, but it's okay. we just sit in a classroom for about 12 hours a day. so it's really boring, but i have gotten to know the scriptures a lot better already. We had the opportunity to attend the temple this morning, it was a great session and i loved it. Last night there was a big devotional and it was really good. Sarah Woodmansee actually said the closing prayer for it! i have seen a lot of people i know actually. I've seen Matt Daines, Sarah Woodmansee, Ryan Listen, Brea Stokes, and i haven't seen him yet, but i guess Garrett Alton is here too. so it has been really good see people i know. We got to watch a Joseph Smith movie last night after all the meetings were over. I really felt the spirit and i got so emotional when at the end it played the hymn "Praise to the Man". it really strengthened my testimony about the prophet Joseph Smith. i know he was a true prophet and he was the prophet of the restoration. i feel it so strong in my heart that i just want to share it with everyone. i know the savior died for me to help me return to god through the power of the atonement. Just after lunch today we gave all the sisters in our district blessings, that was a really neat experience. the first couple days here were hard and all i could think about was how long 2 years is going to be, how much is going to change during that time. it is hard to think about, even now, but i know i am doing what i should be doing and i know i will be blessed if i serve diligently. i know my redeemer lives, i know he is there for everyone and he wants them to feel of his love.
Love Elder Scherer