Monday, September 21, 2015


Area:  Kearney, Missouri  
Companion:  Elder Hansen


Drum role please............  I'm still here in the Kearney 3rd ward with Elder Hansen!  I love it here so much so we were both happy to get that call.  The crazy thing is, is that the Liberty North zone which we had stewardship over and that had 7 companionship's, and the Liberty South zone which had 9 companionship's, got mashed together to make up the Liberty zone!  Another two areas were opened as well, so there are 19 companionship's in elder Hansen and my zone this transfer!  That's a whopping 38 missionaries we have to keep track of.  I have no idea how President Vest keeps track of almost 300 missionaries, we can barely do 38!

Abigail is on date for October 17!  We are so excited for her to make this next step.  The hardest part is to get her mother and father to O.K. Her to continue to take the discussions.  She is so ready right now at this time in her life to take the discussions as she has a wayward brother who is wreaking havoc on the family.  All she wants is to be a good person and she understands that the gospel will help her do that.  Pray for her and for her parents heart to soften.

This scripture fits perfectly this week.

Mosiah 23:21-22
21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith.
22 Nevertheless--whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with this people.

We go through many things in this life that we do not understand.  I think Nephi puts it in the best terms: "I know that he loveth His children; Nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things" (1
Nephi 11:17).

I love you!

Elder Shoemaker

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