Monday, November 24, 2014

Well, This has been a fun week. We have been working hard and having fun at the same time. We found 2 new investigators and actually got some members to come teach with us. That was great.
We have a great ward. They work so hard and they are so fun. 
Sister Brown is awesome. We are working hard but also having fun as you can tell from the pictures :) I love being with her. I have just loved being a missionary. Even though this is so hard, it is totally worth it. 
Yesterday I had to give a talk in sacrament meeting about Gratitude and I talked about being grateful in our circumstances. It is hard but totally worth it. That is how we find true joy and happiness. I hit my 15 month mark this week and I was reflecting on what I had done. I began to feel very sad and unaccomplished. I just felt like I was an awful missionary but then I remembered that God has given me my mission for me. He knows exactly what I need and loves me so much. I am so grateful to Him for giving me the mission I need to prepare me for the rest of my life. I need to remember that I have help more people than I know. I have helped many youth and members of the church and I am forever grateful to know them and to work with them. 
I am grateful for my God for loving me enough to cut me down, to hurt me. I know that is for my good. I love my mission. I love those I have the chance to serve. I am blessed and loved.
Have a great thanksgiving week!
I love you! 
Sister Shaw

Monday, November 17, 2014

We Laugh we cry we dumpster dive

Man, this has been an interesting week. Lots happened. 
So on Tuesday I got to spend the day in the Northern Kentucky Ward with my Sister Training Leaders. It was so much fun. They are so much fun. :) 
Then on Thursday we had a mission Tour. So a mission tour is when some one comes out and sees our mission. Looks at a what is going on and the work we are doing. So Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy came out and spoke to us. It was really cool. I got to see a lot of my old companions and friends :) It was so fun. 
Then on Friday, our sister training leaders called us and asked if we were by the church and we just happened to be, we are never up at the church. So they asked us to check the church for Sister Corbridge's camera because she lost it. So we did. We went all out. We looked everywhere! In every thing! Including the trash cans and dumpster! 
Then on Saturday, one of the sets of Elders had a baptism. We were asked to come and the missionaries in the Lakeside Park Ward (us, and 4 elders) sang When I Am Baptized. So we decided to practice before the baptism. So I played the top hand for us while we sang through it once. Then I decided to play a quick song on the piano before anyone got there and OF COURSE people came, so I played the prelude of the baptism for 40 minutes! hahhaha. It was soooo terrible! But I did play Joeph Smith's 1st prayer, Sweet Hour of Prayer and Nearer My God to Thee without messing up. I am counting the whole experience as a success! :) 
It has been a great week. I love you all! I hope you have a great day! 
Sis Shaw

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Satan in on the LOOSE

This has been a week to remember!! Holy cow! 
We have had soooo much opposition haha. It is actually kinda funny!
So have been working with a crazy member who has been working up so much drama. She is driving the ward crazy and is driving us crazy. I don'y even know what to do anymore. I just keep praying that Heavenly Father will tell me something to do... 
We also have run into a lot of people that just have not been very nice 
And lastly to top it all off....


Satan is REAL! He is out to get us. The work is hastening and we will win! No matter what Satan does, HE WILL NEVER WIN! We are going to come out on top! 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Well, I know you are dying to know where I am... I am in Lakeside Park, Kentucky!!! Yup. Good ol' Kentucky! The promise land! It is awesome here! The ward is not very big but they are fun. We had 2 sets of elders and 1 set of sisters. So it is flipped from my last ward. 
Well, my new companion is Sister Brown and she is from Eagle Mountain, Ut! She is from Sis Fausett's ward! So nuts because her ward is her street! So they live on the same street! SSOOOO crazy!!
And guess what! I was doubled in again! All 4 areas, doubled in every time! It has been an adventure! :) We are having a lot fun. Sis Brown is so stinkin cute. I love her to death. We are having so much fun. I am so blessed and so happy.
I am learning right now how to rely on Heavenly Father. He is the best. He knows what is best for us and he will bless us when we do his will. I am so blessed to be in the greatest mission in the entire world. To have the THE MOST inspired Mission President ever who builds my faith every day. I know that the Atonement is real. It can change us forever and we can become new. I know it because I have seen it. 
I hope you all have a great week and continue to look for the hand of the Lord! :) 
I love you but I don't miss you ;) 
Sister Shaw