Monday, April 27, 2015

Microbrew fest?

 Area:  Parkville, Missouri
Companion:  Elder Christensen

What a week!  

This past week we found some nice trails to run.  Nothing like Utah trails, but a short glimpse.  It was nice to run trails finally and kinda feel a little at home.  :)  We found a pack of wild turkeys while up there and started to chase them around for awhile...

The humidity has started to come.  It isn't to bad right now but occasionally there will be a day or two that hit ya hard.  

Funny story.  We were at a dinner with a family and their daughter was being crazy and running around as normal 7 year olds do.  We were trying to talk and enjoy the meal and it was just really distracting.  Elder Christensen said to her, " I bet you can't be reverent for 5 minutes?!"  She immediately sat down and folded her arms.  Elder Christensen pulled out the phone and put a timer on.  Then the father said, "When that number reaches 10, you can be done."  haha!  She sat there for 10 minutes staring at the phone screen!  

We went on exchanges at the beginning of the week and the Elder that came with me wanted to see a little of downtown Parkville.  So I took him down to English Landing Park.  When we were down there I noticed a bunch of port-a-potties and tents being put up.  I thought there was going to be a race there or something.  So Elder Christensen and I go back the next day to see what was going on and hopefully talk to a bunch of people for awhile.  We get down there and look at the events sign and it says, "Microwbrew Fest."  Haha!  Elder Christensen said there isn't anyone who needs Jesus more.  We decided we probably shouldn't try and talk to people there. haha

We have had some serious finding miracles this week.  We found 3 new investigators who are awesome!  Our teaching pool is expanding like crazy.  At the beginning of this transfer we had 4 people we were teaching.  Now we are up to 12!  The way we found most of these people are through talking with everyone who is at or near the appointments we have set.  Heavenly Father is plopping people right into our lap!  There is a youth at church yesterday who got the OK from his non member father who wouldn't let him get baptized until he turned 18.  Now he is 18 and got the OK!  He has been waiting for 10 years to be baptized and has been coming to church since he was a baby.  How would that be?  To have that held back from you for so long?  I feel very very blessed!  So we are teaching him through the lessons in a week and a half before his interview with the zone leaders.  He is already pretty well versed in everything though.  There are many many other experiences and miracle that have been great this week as well.  Heavenly Father never stops blessing us!

Sounds like the cabin is taking flight!  The rooms look awesome!  It is really coming together.  From the emails, you all have your hands full with up keep and cleaning.  Sounds fun to me!  

I'll let you know the details about Mothers Day as soon as I know for myself.  It is on the 10th right?  I will be able to facetime and if not facetime, skype.  :)

Love you all!
Elder Shoemaker  

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