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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Being Set Apart as a Missionary

President Pulsipher, our Stake President, and the one authorized to set-apart Nathaniel to serve as a Missionary, arrived at our house last night at 9:00.  Bishop Sintay and Bishop Ewell were also here with us.

After a small discussion on the work about to come forth, President Pulsipher asked each one of us to share a last "bit of advice" to our new Missionary.

I think the theme of that discussion focused on Elder Shoemaker's knowledge of the gospel and his strong, yet quiet strengths that will help to serve him well over the next two years.  One that I will share here is from his brother Justin:  "Don't do any thing you wouldn't do if Mom were there".  We all got a good chuckle out of that one, but we all agreed it was sage advice.  

Afterwards, Nate shared his testimony with us and and expressed appreciation for everyone who helped to prepare him for this great opportunity to serve his fellowmen.  It was a very special time for our family.  Sniff!

He will be an awesome missionary!

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