Tuesday, October 27, 2015

through the fire and the flames (and transfers) ‏ 10.26.15

Dear family and friends

No sorry I am not gonna talk about Dragon Force.. (Dragon Force sings
a song called "Through the Fire and the Flames".
Well I had this email all typed up, but apparently sometimes the undo
key likes to "delete draft"
Well this week has been tuff! (credit to Jarum) The Lord answers
prayers I will tell you that! Early in the week I asked the Lord to
show me how I can improve. and oh boy did he answer that prayer real
quick like. I feel like I have been shown everything that I suck at
this week. But hey its what I asked for right! haha

Our numbers had nothing to show this week. 1 RC/LA lesson this week
with Margaret. Everything else we had 0's. Looks like my numbers in
Naperville. I think I set a new record tho, 11 appointments fell
through! Their loss I guess!

I am pretty excited for this week. We have a lot of finding to do
because we have next to no one to teach right now. Usually i hate to
see green weeks (in our electronic area book planner on our iPads
theres a calendar that we use to schedule all our stuff. There are
different "event types" for different things like service, lessons,
and finding, etc. and they all have different colors), but I am really
excited for the potential we have to really find some great people.
The only place we have to go is up!

I found a book in our apartment while we were cleaning (that's
another story I will tell in a minute) I found a book about tracting.
a whole book about tracting! It is a gold mine for good ideas to
improve tracting. it is about a guy who didn't baptize anyone for his
first 8 months of his mission and then started doing the things he
talks about in this book and he ended up setting a record for his
whole mission in baptisms.

So we had an apartment inspection this week. we failed... We didn't
vacuum or clean the bathroom last week. The dishes were done tho! our
apartment got declared "unsafe" because we had mold growing on our
shower curtain. I thought it was just cool red stripes! they told us
we had to get a new shower curtain immediately. so on Saturday we ran
to Walmart to get a new shower curtain and we ran into sister
holcombe... i feared that would happen. i didn't want to see any
members cause they would probably think we were just wasting time in
Walmart. oh well tho.

Elder Wells made Sister Nance cry while she was inspecting our
apartment. she was telling us what we needed to do to get our
apartment up to par. he was playing with his rubiks cube and she told
him to stop, he did for a minute,but then went back to playing with
it. she got mad and started to cry and left. you can totally tell he
came out when he was 18. he is super immature and acts like he's 15
most of the time in my opinion. he should have waited a while to grow
up a little bit. but whatever! hah

We found a family who offered to feed us dinner! right on the
doorstep they said it was a bad time, but they would like to have us
over for dinner! I was like, "excuse me? you're supposed to tell us
you have your own church and shut the door, that's what everyone else
does." I have never had a non-member offer to feed us before until
this area and now this is the second time!

Nothing is happening with transfers, I am staying in Morton with
Elder Wells. No one really in our district is being transferred
either. I hope one of the er's gets transferred down here. Still in
the Peoria stake yet again! This will be my 6th straight transfer
here. I am glad I get to stay because stake conference is coming up
and I will get to see Jo and everyone else from Galesburg.

I lost 6 pounds this week on my new diet i made up. I eat two eggs
for breakfast, one tenderloin of chicken and a half cup of rice, and
two eggs for dinner. I am finding some really creative ways to eat
eggs. Cajun seasoning on eggs is pretty good. Cinnamon on eggs is not
good. We have a ton of spices in our cupboard here so i try

Elder Scherer

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