Monday, June 30, 2014

I love you...

Area: Honolulu, Oahu
Companion:  Elder Carter

Hey Mom and Dad, I don't have a lot of time just know that I love you.


Cya Bye.....

Elder Shoemaker

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two things I learned this week....Elder Shoemaker style

Area: Honolulu, Oahu
Companion:  Elder Carter

So ya hows it going mom and all the other people?

(I -- Elder Shoe's Mom, decided to ask Elder Shoemaker about TWO things he learned and TWO things he appreciated  this week in order to entice him to give me some missionary substance.....and these were his responses.  Should have known better...ha!)

 TWO things I learned this week;
  1.  A lot of rice is gonna make you really fat.
  2. I learned how to do crazy stuff with my camera​.

 TWO things that I appreciated this week;
  1. The members of the ward for making me really fat.
  2. I appreciate all of the Elders that are in my zone.
So this week was pretty good.  We found some new Tongan investigators and one Chuukese lady came to church this Sunday whose name was Gingerale.   We also visited the Latu family who is Tongan and they told us that there niece wanted to be taught by the missionaries. So that super nice and we were pretty excited about hearing that.  I don't have a lot of time. 

Just love ya guys!

Elder Shoemaker

Monday, June 16, 2014

Things don't always go as we hope.....

Area: Honolulu, Oahu
Companion:  Elder Carter

Hey Mom hows it going things are going pretty good.  I'm not getting transferred.  I was kinda not happy when I heard that.....still not all that happy.  I kinda wanted to be transferred.  It's hard having 4 Elders in the same ward, but ya know its all right I guess.  I get through it.  I hope that Dada had  a Happy Fathers Day and Happy Birthday Mom.

I have little time, but this last week was pretty good.

Ok love you guys cya later!

Elder Shoemaker

Monday, June 9, 2014

Transfers are next week and a little golfing......

Area: Honolulu, Oahu
Companion:  Elder Carter

So I don't have a ton of time right now, because someone reserved my computer at the library.  Transfers are in a week from now, so not quite yet.  .....And yes I did get your letters and stuff.  We are gonna go golfing up on Fort Shafter with the senior missionary couple today for p-day, hopefully it should be fun.   We did find some new people to teach this week,  their names are Shiano and Rockie.   Yea but it sounds like you guys having fun at cousins camp.   We helped some people move this week lifted some heavy stuff, but overall we had a pretty good week.  People fed us a lot.  We're eating with a Samoan family tonight named the Ulimas.  He said he was gonna make tons of food so that should be nice.  Ok well I have to go so cya guys later.

Love you guys
Elder Shoemaker

Monday, June 2, 2014

Livin' the Life of a Hawaiian Missionary

Area: Honolulu, Oahu
Companion:  Elder Carter

Hey how's everyone doing! So this last week was pretty nice. Found some new investigators and talked with a lot of Chuukese and some Marshallese.  The new investigators that we found were all Filipino because there are a lot of them around here that's why.  We had dinner with the Whacters last night. I forgot to tell you guys but our ward covers a lot of military people as well.  Like a lot of Navy guys and this place called Fort Shafter.  Yea dinner last night was pretty fun.  Bro and Sister Whacter are both crazy so its pretty fun to talk with them.

I went on a hike this morning.  It was nice and muddy and really wet.  It was pretty fun jumping on rocks and all that stuff. I  met some people at the top and I think they should have sent you a picture, because for some reason I cant seem to find my camera so I didn't bring it.  I'm sure It will show up some where though.

It's nice how Landon had a chance to graduate, that's so great for him. I went on exchanges with a guy from the Marshall Islands.  His name is Elder Seramai.  He's really quiet most of the time, but it was still fun.  These are some pictures that we took while on our exchange.

I heard some people speaking Marshallese so I turn around and I decided to go talk to them.  We go over and Elder Seramai talks to them and it turns out that she was a member but that she was less active.   So that was pretty friggen nice.  Then we went to dinner with a military family.  Then Elder Seramai has an Aunt that lives at KPT who he hasn't seen in a while so we go and visit.  She was so excited, but without even asking us if we where hungry she just starts making us more food!  So can't like tell her to we have a Micronesian favorite.  Just chicken and rice.  Sometimes I get sick of eating chicken and rice all of the time because you can't just eat the chicken.  You have to like dance with it so you can get all of the meat off of all the bones.  Anyway I was pretty full after that. 

We got our car fixed which took a little while.  So ya that's about it!

CYA guys in like 6 months and a few weeks or something like that.

Love Elder Shoemaker