Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 4 Photos!

P-day # 4 for me in the MTC. This place is starting to feel like my home. I can barely remember what the outside world is like! One of the up sides of being here tho is all the talks we can to hear from amazing speakers. With this being Thanksgiving week they told us that someone really really good is coming so i'm really excited for that. French is a constant battle, just when you think you got it down you go an teach someone new and have no idea what they are saying. But that's why they teach us to speak through the spirit so much. It's pretty strange watching people come in and out so fast. Since most only stay around a week and a half I have seen group after group leave and I just really wish it was us who was leaving! But only 2 more weeks so I'm really happy just want to serve so bad and help people. Much love always - Elder Karl 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week 3 SO many blessings!

Hey good to here the grandparents are doing good! Last time we could go to the temple was today because I guess its going under reconstruction so that kinda stinks! I love the temple so much!  Most peaceful place on earth. The coolest thing happened tho the MTC president asked to having a interview with my companion and I!!! we thought we were in trouble but turns out he knows my companions dad so we got to take pics with him and hangout with him for like 1 hour! so crazy most people never even get to talk to him but I got to tell him about my family and get to know him and got a hug! so many blessings here! Same old same here tho lots of studying and very little sleep! love ya Elder Karl

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 2.. back from San Fran

Hey! San Fransico was so beautiful and amazing! I got to walk across the golden gate bridge!
so blessed! The french is really coming along I can now teach lessons, give prayers, and bare my testimoney all in french, so mazing! I love being a missonary so much I feel like it gives me a purpose now! I feel at peace! love you guys and you mean the world to me! I have grown up alot and im sorry for the person I was before! but i love you , Elder Karl

Monday, November 4, 2013

Week 1.. Going to San Fransisco!

Shane went entered the Missionary training Center on Thurs, Oct. 30, 2013. He will be there about 6 weeks before heading to the Paris, France Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

hello! first p-day is today monday. um the MTC is way different then i thought. my companion is elder beck and he is really cool. I was really lucky to get someone I like haha, but we are like best friends already and things are going amazing. The french is coming really slow but it is coming! the gift of tounges is so real. I have already taught 2 lessons in french! Its such a beautiful thing to learn. Last night we had a fireside and watched a talk by elder bednar it was life changing! I finally understand that this mission is not about me but doing the lords work. Its crazy how much i have already grown up in such a short time. Sleeping has been rough a elder in our room snores really loud and talks non stop and we are trying to be patient with him lol. miss you guys already would be nice if you sent me some photos of my friends and of you guys..;) but i am learning so much and love it here. love Elder Karl

Hey i forgot to tell you tonight they are flying me and my companion to san fransico to go to the french consol to get interviewed for our visa's and stuff. its so amazing. i am so blessed