Shane tends to use run on sentences.. lol. I've added a few punctuation marks for easier reading but it's fun to read it as he wrote it!
Thats funny you read the joseph fielding smith jr book, we got the same one here lol. I really do hope I make you proud and I hope you know I am trying very very hard out here. The language is very hard but alot of people speak english but I feel like its a handicap because when I go to an area thats all french speaking I will be very far behind from where I should be. I have got some stories lol, first of all everyone in my apartment this past week has been very sick. That is everyone but me, so I have been having to get up all alone and work out alone and watch everyone sleep haha. New years was fun though. new years eve we went to a members home and ate lots of food and treats then played this fun dice game. We arrived home around 9 and I ask the others if we are gonna stay up for 2014 and they all say no, so I put in my ear plugs.... because my companion snores lol but I am dead asleep and out of nowhere the lights turn on and I hear yelling and things getting thrown everywhere. I thought drunk people broke into our apartment but it was the other elders lol and they all jumped into my bed and it was really funny. On new years day we ate at a french members home and had meats and cheeses on bread. But they have a son and he showed me a picture of his girlfriend so I said wow votre petit dejani est tre belle. I thought I said you girlfriend is very beautiful but really I said your breakfast is very beautiful hahahaha everyone got a good laugh out of that. Also while porting (tracking?) this week we were in this nice group of houses and were going good & strong for about 1 hour then out of nowhere 3 cop cars pull up and they pull their guns on us and tell us not to move and ask for identification but I dont have mine yet so I hand them my PA drivers license and they look at me like I'm crazy haha and my companion had to explain everything and it took like 45 min lol. Last story this morning I wanted to go for a run and Elder Barr said he would go with me so I was happy so its raining but we still go and we are running and a huge wind storm comes in so we are running home and a huge plastic fence comes out of nowhere and just nails me and I fly into the mud, no worries Im fine but I was covered in mud and it was not a good start to my day:) But all is well here still going strong and praying hard. Did you ever contact the mtc about that package david's family sent? I'm happy to hear you guys are staying busy but still finding time to enjoy the blessings of the lord and the temple. love and miss you so much. love Elder Karl