Saturday, June 30, 2012

First investigator's baptism, J

D, Elder Schoemig and D

Elder L, J and Elder Schoemig

Elder Schoemig's first investigator's baptism

Elder Schoemig, J and Elder L after the baptism.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

Hey Mom and the rest of the world! First things first.... had a successful baptism last Sunday! J is such a stud and he's gonna be a great member for the rest of his life. He just needs to get confirmed this Sunday. And I guess an interpreter named W or something is coming to church this Sunday. He did the Joseph Smith movie and I'm looking forward to meet him. With our other investigators and such we are trying but it's all  in the Lords hands. We are also trying to search for new investigators too cuz we don't want there to be a let down in the work.

Sound like everything is really crazy at home! That is super sweet that Elder H and Elder G are companions. I will probably get the package tomorrow at zone conference but I'm sure everything in it is fine. Shoutout to Jake Kramer and Jordan Wetsel! Sorry you both got puked on. How come no puke got on Chandler? I think it is Jordan's responsibility to puke on Chandler ;)

Shout out to my boy Kale Wright! Can't wait to hear about your mission stuff bro! 4 for 4!

I love you all and must now say goodbye and to the edge, Elder Schoemig

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

Wow Mom, I can't believe that about Danny. He's such a stud and really taught me how to be humble and loving. Dannnnnnny!!! I looooooove yoooou! 
Thanks for sending the package. I'll probably get it next week at the temple or zone conference.
Ok biggest story of them all.... are you ready for it?.... ok here it goes.... J (our Chinese investigator) is sooooooo awesome! He's a super stud and I can't wait for his baptism, this Sunday! Elder L will be baptizing him cuz he really wanted to and I know how much he wants to so I told him he could do it. We had another VC tour on Monday with John, plus F and M, and our super awesome friend S R, who is a member. It was really touching and powerful, especially when we invited them to pray near the temple by themselves and I went and prayed for them in the trees and the glow bugs were all around me. F and M are stubborn though and still said they will go to church but not be baptized. But J is awesome! He told M flat out yesterday in our tithing lesson that she should get baptized someday! What?! How sweet is that? Gosh I'm just sooooo pumped for him he is the smoothest guy. 

Today we played touch football outside the Smithsonian "castle" with a bunch of Elders and it was soooo hot. It was sup totes ridic ;) And I got my picture taken with Miss Sugar Land. It was funny Elder T (we are on exchanges) was like, lets go get a picture! So we did. Anyway I love you all! To the edge, Elder Schoemig

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

Thanks so much for the email mom! one more thing to put in the box, the sd card from my camera! the one I have now is running out of memory.

Wow, all of us in the Scouting program! In the Ensign this month there is a super good article on Scouting and how it helps young men on the path. Shout out to my Scoutmasters and leaders! Brothers Gardiner, Richards, Hunt, Maxwell, Neider, Isaacson, Chidester, Kammer, Mihu, and Carlson! And if I forgot someone I'm very sorry.   But I think that's everyone.

I love the pics of Grandma and Grandpa Jarvis!   They look super happy and their place looks sweet! I vow one day to visit the far off islands of New Zealand! And yes please send me a map of NZ too.

Wow I can't believe Simon is gonna be back so soon. Seems like yesterday we were skating in the ramp in Davy's backyard haha.  Super excited for my boy Brady Webb! Big B!!!

Well today we had a bbq with a dillion missionaries at our bbq. Ok not a dillion but 20ish came over and the house was packed and it was awesome. ASL missionaries know how to throw a party. It comes from my practice of having dances in Mama and Papa Lewis's basement.

Super awesome day yesterday! We had a sup totes awes district meeting, then went to lunch with Elder L and B, our Zone Leaders. Elder B said he reminded of Teancum in the Book of Mormon. I was very humbled, that is super high praise. Plus Teancum is one of my favorite all time BoM dudes. Then went to the VC and had a lesson with J and Bro T. The Spirit was super powerful, especially when we watched the Joseph Smith movie and walked around the temple and took pictures. We invited him to baptism on June 24th and he accepted! Wooo hoooo! Baptizing the world, one person at a time! haha  We are so excited for him, he is super cool and funny. We also had a lesson with A at Gallaudet and then went to F's house at 7:30ish and taught F, M, and J again!   Super cool day!  Another highlight of the day was when we were at the VC waiting for J, two of my boys from the 2011 Lone Peak state champ football team were there! Sam and Tyler!   Those two men are studs and I was so happy to see them!   Wow I was in shock as I just hugged them. I love those boys.

Keep on havin fun at home, cuz I am havin fun here! I love you Mom, Dad, Amanda, Codie, Autumn, Chandler, Dakota, Carson! I love you all my aunts, uncles, and cousins! I love my grandparents! I love my friends, especially my brothers Kale, Mike, Elder Harley and Elder Lewis! I love the Gospel and I loooooove Jesus Christ!

To the edge, Elder Schoemig

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012

Wow.  First of sorry I forgot to inform everyone that P-day was moved to Thursday cuz we went to the Washington Nationals game today!  Super sweet and tons of fun even though they lost to the Mets, 3-1.  Got tons of pictures.  Did everyone know that Bryce Harper, the star centerfielder for the Nats, is a member?  And he is only 2 months older than I am! 

The pictures of my Grandparents setting apart and departure for Wellington New Zealand mission made me cry.  I don't know why so don't ask.  I'm gonna miss them even though we've already been apart for the past 4 months.  Somehow the American continents won't be the same without them.

We had two super cool stories this week.  The first is on Thursday night Elder L and I chose 3 streets each on a section of our huge wall map and then shared em with each other.  One street matched!  So friday we went and tracted it and we met this guy from Cameroon named C.  He was super cool and said he believed our words!  I asked him if he believed God sent us and he said he was in the basement and had a feeling to go check the door and he opened it and there we were!  Wow so awesome!  It's a referral for the English elders in that area, but still cool we got to meet him.

The next is on Sunday afternoon we were checking a referral from Elders T and V and we decided to knock on a door and a woman named B and her son C live there.  They are super cool and B has met with Elders before but because she's in the National Guard (shout out to my Uncle Tim!)  she had to stop.  Her fiance has recently died so she was very emotional.  I asked her the same question I asked C, if God sent us, and she said Saturday night she decided to fast and pray on Sunday for more wisdom and lo and behold we show up!  Wow I felt prompted to ask her to be baptized and she accepted!  Another referral for the English program, but we are all on the same team here :)

Congrats to my little bro Dakota on makin it far in his baseball tourney, I hope he wins!

 I love my family and I love my God.  This is my testimony, that the Lamb who was slain now lives.  His love is all-encompassing and incomprehensible to my mind, but I know one thing, that He does love me, and you, whoever you are.

(Mom's note:  He did not get transfer so he gets to stay in his area.  :)  Dakota's team won 3rd place tonight.)