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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Elder Shoemaker's First Letter

(Okay at first, I was going to fix this letter, then decided it is way too funny this way.  The first sentence will tell you why.  Should have payed more attention to Computer Apps. class Nate - tsk! tsk! :) 
Dear Family,
I only have 25 minutes to talk and the letterson the keyboard areworn off so i may mess up and not be able to write verry much i guess i will learn to type better.
The mtc has been amazing i will leave the mtc on the third of january for texas, the food here is great i have learned to control myself so i do not eat too much i eat all of my veggies and am learning to just eat whatevver i get including tomatoes on my salads. there is kind of a subway counter and they make custom wraps they are amazing and i usually get those. i have two companions elder Brummitt and elder Jackson we get along great and are learning to love eachother and love the people we teach. i would send you pictures but there is no sd card slot. so really the only thang that i need would be a sd card converter for a usb port dad will know what that is.
The mtc has been hard because we are on such a tight schedule and it does not feel like i have time for anything isent a quick letter a few days ago to let you know i got here. The teaches that we have for our class are awsome there is brother snyder he has been off his mission for two years now. the other teacher is brother Lemperle (limp early) as he says it. It is really cool because he served in the washinton kennewick mission so i could really relate to him he never came to tricities on his mission but he trained elder collier.
I have not really gotten homesick compared to other missionaries but i miss all yalls but i know this is where i am supposed to at this time in my life. i have alrady had allot of spiritual expieriences. I have really learned to love hymns we were in a building before a fireside and sang three opening song the first two some elders were goofing off and made in hard to enjoy the song. The third song however the hymn was announced and the whole crowd was in awe of the sonng we would sing we started to sing and it just started i was freezing from shivvering so much during the song and easily more than half of the elders were crying. Also yesterday we got to teach our first investigator George Cepull he is a volunteer investigator for the mtc so it was real. He told use his amazing story of how loosing his right leg above his knee brought him closer to God. We were only supposed to teach him for 15 minutes but we were thaer for 40 and he did not want us to leave and we as alders did not want to leave. He said when he was in the hospital a family came and sang to him every day and throughout the lesson i felt like we should sing i am a child of god i kept battling it but i felt so strong that we sould i brought it up at the end and all of us did not want to sing but the spirit prompted us to. we butched the song were off key the whole time and were crying the whole time along with george at the end he us that was the song that the familly sang to him.He told us on his way home he was going to stop by there house on his way home and share the expirience. I officially love utah and the mtc i cannot wait to see george again.
I love yall i have to go,
Love elder shoemaker

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