So I got my new companion this week. His name is Elder Wells. He's from Las Vegas, Nevada. He gets some ridiculous jokes from everyone. At a baptismal service for the sisters investigator, brother Mensinger found out he was from Vegas and you could tell he really wanted to make a joke. Elder Wells was wearing an argil tie, so bro. Mensinger said that little space right there looks like a place for a quarter in the slot machine. It was ridiculous how hard he tried to force that joke... hahaha
We found a few new people to teach this week. I quoted Katy Perry in a lesson. It was amazing. We were talking about how sometimes if we stand up for our faith then we will sometimes have to stand alone. We showed a video from President Monson's talk when he was saying how in the Navy he had to stand alone because he was LDS. I said, "A quote from Sister Perry comes to mind, 'I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything'. So we need to reverse that and if we stand for something, we won't fall for anything." They thought it was so profound and didn't pick up that I quoted her. Speaking of Sister Perry, there used to be a picture of her in the Walmart here, but they took it down ):
So this week I grew a testimony of prayer. I have been feeling pretty stupid the last couple weeks. So I thought I would buy a Rubik's cube to prove to myself that I am smart. Well I had forgotten how to solve the dumb thing and I couldn't figure it out, so I said to myself, "Self, you should pray." So I did what I counseled myself to do and I still couldn't figure it out...
So you're now saying to yourself, "Okay Garrett that was a stupid story, your prayer didn't even get answered?" I'm not finished. So It was like 5 days and I still couldn't figure it out. Then transfers came and I got my new companion, Elder Wells. Well turns out he competed in Rubik's cube tournaments around the U.S. So he taught me how to solve it. So moral of the story, the same thing that everyone always says, but you don't ever figure it out til it happens to you: God does not answer our prayers how we think He will, but He does answer them! That's what happened to me this week. Someone go like my baptism picture on Facebook, I got 99 likes and I need to get 100 to feel accomplished. haha Love you all! Don't do anything I wouldn't do!(;G. Franklin Scherer1319 Butterfield Rd Suite 522Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 USA
I found a ton of old cereal to feed the ducks on our lake
We did a service project at the Morton pumpkin festival. #swag
I held a ball python at the Mickelson's house. It's like 4 feet long.