Monday, February 24, 2014


WOW! I hit my 6 month mark this week! HOLY COW! And better yet, this has been the best week of my mission. :)
So I have my new companion, Sister Anderson. She has been out for 3 months (She came out with Sister Hall) so yes hat still makes me the senior companion. I was so close. Almost made it back to junior companion. But anyways. Sister Anderson is from Salt Lake City, She is 22, and she goes to BYU. She is so sweet and I just adore her. She is such a hard worker and just wants to do everything right and have success. Which is part of the reason why we had so much success.
So this week, we found 2 new investigators. They are a couple and they have 2 boys and one on the way. They are such a funny couple and family. They didn't make it to church this week because she didn't have a skirt so we got one for her. She is running out of excuses :)
But we also have the most lessons with investigators that I have ever had. It is awesome. Sister Anderson is awesome and makes it happen. I am learning so much from her.
I think the best part of this week though was that President Porter randomly showed up at our apartment during weekly planning and took us to chipotle for lunch. It was awesome. It made me so happy. He interviewed us both and he gave me some really great advice that I think really helped me this week.
Well... I hope you all had a good week but I am sorry to say that it couldn't have beat mine. I love you and I hope you all find people to invite to take the missionary discussions. It is ALL in the invitation.
Sister Shaw

Monday, February 17, 2014

Staying in Kettering

So this week has been interesting. But to start off, I am not getting transferred. Sis Hall is. So yeah. I'll have a need companion tomorrow :)
so about my interesting week.
So we have about 6 investigators right now and we want to meet with all of them at least once a week so we made appointments and only 2 of them worked out. So that was frustrating. We also wanted to get at least half of our investigators to church but none of them showed up.
So that was the bad from this week. The good from this week was that we still have zoye on date for March 15 :) We found 2 new investigators who seem very interested :) and things have just been working out :)
nothing super exciting happened this week. We are working hard but it is Sis Hall's day. We are doing everything she wants to do because she leaves tomorrow. :) It is crazy to think that I have been out for almost 6 months. Time flies. wow.
Well. Sorry this is so short but it has been a pretty uneventful week. I hope you all have a fantastic week. I love you!
Sis shaw

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crazy week.....

So this has been a very interesting week.
To start off, we had to do a lot of walking this week. Luckily we got our car back on Thursday. So that is awesome.
Then we had 3 lessons with investigators this week and they fell through. but we got 2 new investigators and still met with one of our investigators this week.
Then Zoye didn't come to church like she normally does but we had one of our investigators who hasn't ever come to church come instead.
So yeah. This week has been kinda crazy. A lot of jumping around. We high a point like we are jumping up but the bad thing about jumping is that we come back down. It is not always our favorite but things like this happen.
We also had something else happen this week. Bryce, our recent convert, has disappeared. He moved with out telling anyone and he wont answer our texts or calls. Or anyone from the church. So that has really been weighing on me this week. But I am not giving up on him. He works at the Mcdonalds in our area and I am going to sit outside of it in the worst storm Ohio has ever seen tomorrow if I have to.
But there is an up side to this story. We had interviews with President Porter this week and they went soooo well :) I have never been so happy in my entire life. I think it was the best day in my entire life. He told me that I am doing amazing, that he is very very impressed with me, and that Sister Hall and I are doing awesome work. He said he was proud of me and that I am doing very well training Sister Hall. So in other words, nothing could bring me down that day.
From that interview I learned how much words truly mean to me. I learned that words truly keep me going so it means a lot that I get lots of emails and letters because that encouragement keeps me going. Thank you all for doing that for me. I love you and I hope you have a fantastic week. You are all fantastic!
Sister Shaw