A day in the life of a Fort Worth missionary. . . as posted by his parents

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Texas, Fort Worth Mission President and Wife

Joseph M. and Sherre Jean Sagers

Joseph Monroe Sagers, 56, and Sherre Jean Stoddard Sagers, seven children, Texas Fort Worth Mission; Star 1st Ward, Burley Idaho West Stake. Brother Sagers serves as stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop and counselor, high councilor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the South Carolina Columbia Mission. Institute director, Church Educational System. Born in Jerome, Idaho, to Harold Monroe and Carol Nielson Sagers.

Sister Sagers serves as a Cub Scout leader and is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward Primary president and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Brewster Wash., to Vernal B. and Reah Geneva Goulding Stoddard.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Called to Serve

Elder Nathaniel Curtis Shoemaker,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor int he Texas Forth Worth Mission. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. You should prepare to preach the gospel in the English Language.

Signed, by the President of the church - (Thomas S. Monson)

Papers are Submitted

Elder Shoemaker submitted his mission papers on August 28th, 2011. There were a few hiccups with the Dental requirements, but with an additional visit to the doctor and and an added notation on the forms, Stake President, President Pulsipher submitted his paperwork. The expected day for the white envelope to arrive was September 8th, but with Labor Day on Monday, we figured it would arrive on the 9th. Our mailman usually gets to our house around 11:30. Nate checked the mailbox around every half-hour throughout the afternoon. Finally, at 5:00 that evening, his brother got home from XC practice to inform Nate there was a white envelope in the mailbox. Nate hopped around the entryway with excitement and eagerness to open the letter. But wait... Dad was at work and would not be home until 7:30 that Nate would have wait.... and wait...and wait. We called friends to let them know it had arrived and invited some to come over to the house at 8:00 for the unveiling. Those who joined us were: Richard, Kathleen and Victoria Roberts, The Sintay family, and Angie Forrester, It was a tortuous three hour wait, spent walking around the block, viewing the sunset with a special friend and pacing the floors. Finally at 8:00 and phone calls to Grandpa and Grandma and Spencer & Chelsey (Hawaii on their honeymoon), Nate opened his letter.