Shane was able to call home today for about 20 mins before he got on the plane. It was a neat experience to hear him. You could hear in his voice how much he's grown spiritually. Mom, Dad, Joe, Amy and her kids, Paula and Sammie, and Andy were all able to be there and to say a few things to him. He's super excited to finally be able to teach the gospel to the African people. We had him bear his testimony to us, and we asked him to do it in french. He seemed a little hesitant at first because he said he's not that great at french yet, but when he started, the words just seemed to flow, and it was a beautiful testimony. Even though none of us could understand the words, we could understand the Spirit.
So, now he's off on this new exciting part of his mission, and we couldn't be more proud of him. Remember to keep him in your prayers. And remember to keep the African people in your prayers, that they might have their hearts softened, and their minds opened so that they might be receptive to the message that he'll be delivering to them.
GO ELDER KITCHEN!!