Monday, April 13, 2015

Agency, a blessing and a curse

Area:  Parkville, Missouri
Companion:  Elder Christensen

This has been one eventful week.  Full of ups, downs, twists, and turns.  Seems to be the story of every missionaries day/week. haha

I appreciate all the little emails from everyone this week!  It is nice to hear from everyone and to see what is going on in everyone's life.  

We didn't get hit by any thing too bad as far as the storms.  Just a lot of rain and wind!  Although I did have a dream last night that there were 6 tornado's coming for Elder Chrisensen and I and all we did was stand there and take pictures... haha!   

Welp, we got the news that we are now going to part-time car.  Here come the Poppy legs again!  Parkville is one hilly place, more so than Independence and this area is a lot bigger.  It just gives us more opportunity to talk with everyone we see.  Should be fun!  

Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi...  So we had an appointment with Bobbi on Friday in which she canceled.  So we decided to just stop by Saturday night.  She told us that she no longer wanted to be baptized because she didn't believe that Book of Mormon could be real and that Joseph Smith was a prophet.  I don't know what more she needed!  She told us she never got a big experience that she wanted so therefore it isn't true.  Those moments straight up suck when people drop you!  But, on the bright side, we found two new investigators this week!  It has been about 7 weeks since we have found anyone new to teach.   

We had an amazing zone conference again this past Friday.  It was a long one!  .......but the main thing that I really took out of it was that we need to have no fear.  We are members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST on the earth today and he is with us always!  Never back down because of the fear of man when you have a message of Jesus Christ.  Do we fear man, more than God? 

We now have "Tiwi" in our car...  A little black box that tracks our every move, kind of like a babysitter!  I guess there has been some reckless driving in the mission so time to crack down.  He talks to you in a very annoying voice too.  You just have to drive like a champ to get it to be quiet.  

Well, That is about all I got for this week!  

Love you all!

Elder Shoemaker

1st Edition of the Book of Mormon!  A member of our ward owns it, it was his fathers. 
He whipped it out and my jaw just dropped!  Super cool!  

Elder Christensen and I striking a stunning pose...
This Stake Center where this picture was taken is right next to the Temple!  So cool.  About a 1 minute walk from it.

Maybe someone will take the BOM out of this book exchange box? 


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