Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Oswego 8.1.16

I don't know if anyone remembers, but at the beginning of my mission
the 3 Er's sat in council and established three awards given
throughout each week. 1. The Golden Helmet award, to the biggest idiot
of the week that needs to wear a helmet. 2. The ice cube, to someone
who needs to chill out. 3. The space cadet, to someone who you catch
spacing out. All three of these were inspired by a certain elder in
the MTC.

Well the GHA goes to me and elder Lusk, my zone leader who came out
with me. So elder Rawlings has foot, mouth, hand disease. He and elder
Butterfield were tied down to their apartment cause it's super
contagious and president doesn't want them to go out. Well we decided
we would hold district meeting in their apartment so they didn't have
to go out. It sounded good at the time, but now we're probably all
gonna get it. Haha

We taught several lessons this week, not quite so many as the week
previous. We have a few investigators that are progressing pretty
well, but didn't see many at church this week. Nina came , though, and
she was participating in Sunday school, which was awesome.

It's been a headache trying to find members to come with us to
lessons. Everyone seems to be on vacation. Flippin rich people going
to like Disneyland and stuff. lol

We had a great lesson with the St John family yesterday. There were
some walls that got broken down and it got to be a little more open as
far as sharing of feelings and questions. She mentioned she wants to
be taught in other people's homes, which is the dream for us in the
mission! We've really been trying to teach lessons in members homes so
now we have a perfect opportunity to make it happen.

Elsa is still doing well. We're still trying to work some stuff out as
far as the wedding goes. Her baptismal date might have to be moved
back, but I don't think that will be too big of an issue.

I've been thinking a lot about covenants and the idea of taking
Christ's name upon us. What I've been thinking about is that when we
take on His name, we become His disciples and witness of Him at all
times, almost as if we were He. Our actions, desires, thoughts, etc.
should then become His actions, desires, thoughts, etc. Also, when a
man is ordained to the priesthood, he now has the power to act in the
name of Christ and to perform miracles and ordinances in His name,
just as if we were Christ ourselves. It's a great concept if you can
put it in the right mindset that we become His hands and do His work
for Him to bless the lives of our brothers and sisters.

Keep it real. Keep it centered on Christ.

Elder G. Franklin Scherer

Good ol side face selfie action

We helped a lady clean the filter in her pond. Those are for real lily
pads! And the flowers are real!

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