Well there's nothing new that really happened this week. This last one went fast. It's starting to get a little cold! It snowed all day Saturday. We shoveled off the church sidewalks twice. Elder Wells has been asking me all kinds of questions about snow and snowy conditions. He is from Vegas so he doesn't know anything about it. He complains about the cold like non stop. I'm getting pretty annoyed with that. But some of his questions are really funny. We taught Paul and Elise Grimm again this week. We invited them to be baptized and they accepted. We didn't give them a specific date. I need to be better with inviting people to do things like coming to church and being baptized. We don't get to teach people very often so I don't ever want to ruin it. I will just work on it I guess. There's no growth in the comfort zone, and there's no comfort in a growth zone. President Fenn used to have that hanging on his fridge. I don't know if it is still there because I've been in Peoria for 9 months now.
I forgot my camera back in Morton so I will send more pictures next week. I do have some on my iPad that I will send. That's really all the things I can remember from this week. Make sure to have a good thanksgiving. Alma 37:37 "...and when thou risest in the morning, let thy faith be full of thanks unto God..." Mark 8:35 is my scripture for the week. Don't waste your time not serving God for personal comfort. Jesus says this same statement in all four of the gospels. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. This morning I studied thanks and thankful in the index to the triple combination. There were a lot of good scriptures contained therein. I've also been reading the power of everyday missionaries that bishop Binks gave me before I left. I encourage everyone to read it. The reason the church has plateued in its growth isnt because of the missionaries, it is because the members have stopped sharing the gospel. President Hinckley said that the growth of the church is going to come through the members, not by tracting. I'll get off my soapbox here in a minute, but really not having anyone to teach is the worst feeling in missionary work, a feeling I've had way too often. Okay i'm done, but bear your testimony to someone today and you will feel the spirit. Love everyone (: Elder Scherer