Monday, January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

Wow what a week. This week was packed full of lesson after lesson. It was so amazing and so busy. Lots of people learning about the love of God what else can be better than that?

Miracles.....this week as we were going to an appointment we decided to drop into a potential that we had banked on and visited many times. He wasnt that positive so I really do not understand why we kept on going back. But he believes in the Nordic Gods and that to go to heaven he must die in battle. It was super cool. He came out and told us about how uninterested he was. We just kept on talking to him and asking about his beliefs and stuff. He eventually told us that he had ordered a book of mormon and was going to read it. Both pof us were like what? How did this happen. He also wanted us to come back and talk to him. I know that looking up and giving out cards really does make a difference and nothing goes to waste.

Spiritual thought. This week our investigator H somehow brought up the subject about the israelites making the journey to the promised land she talked about how blessed they were to recieve manna and doves but yet they still complained. That story hit me personally. I began thinking about me life. With the israelites they had to make the journey to the promised land or they would not be saved spiritually or physically. The Lord knew this and just told them sorry guys but you got to cross this land. The Father knew it would be a challenfge but they have to make the journey. But what God did do is that he did everythhing in his power to make it easier for them he sent them food water and protected them every step of the way. But when he sent food they complained, every time the Lord sent something to make the journey easier they complained about wha he sent.  For me personally the snow is really hard to deal with it is really cold and I am just not used to it. But as I was thinking about it the Lord has done everything he can to make the journey easier. He has put me to the south of Norway. He has put us in a car area. And He has made the winter easier by the fact that it came so late. He knew that I personally have to make the journey to be a missionary in Norway for eternal salvation and salvation of others. I think most of our trials in life are like that. They will be tough and hard but I learned I need to personally look for the manna sent from above and thank the Lord for lightening my burden. I have leanred a lot about gratitude this week.

Speaking of gratitiude I am grateful I can serve the Lord every day I am grateful I have the oppurtunity to be a part from the world and learn and grow. I am grateful for the Lord. I am grateful for my unbelievably awesome companion Sister R who is so sweet and kind and merciful. I am grateful for her example and all that she has taught me. I am grateful for the beautiful land of Norway and all the great people here. 
love you all

Gud lever. 
søster shaw

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

Hey all,

Life is super good it is really fun being a missionary.  I recommend it. Norway is pretty and very cold. I am alive and thriving. I eat a lot of bread and cheese. I am grateful for all the love and support I feel. Thank you Audrey for your prayers!! They are working. Eva I hope you had the best birthday ever!!

Overall this week was amazing. G got a priesthood blessing and was better after that. Then we got a member from another ward to come on the lesson with us who just got baptized. Lets just say the lesson was amazingly awesome. We are really getting to the nitty gritty of her concerns. But to be honest I just want to be in the celestial kingdom with her. She is so cool. We found it this week she is 73 when I thought she was 50. So that was a bit of a shock. She got sick again and was not able to come to church but its good because the ward is supporting her by calling her. She is super cool. It is also super cool because I see a lot of her in me. A lot of her concerns are my concerns and it is cool to personally relate to her. She is so cool and such a boss. The ward members are really stepping up their game to help us out and it is really awesome!! We need that as missionaries. We can not do this work alone. The load is much lighter when many people put their hands in.

T is doing well.  He is learning about the church and he is just really cool and intelligent. I am really grateful for the cool investigators we have

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7, 2014

This week was great! We had new years and the fireworks here are crazy!! They are way better than the fourth of july. It is awesome here and I am really grateful for the amazing lessons I am learning as a missionary here in Norway. I love my mission and I am grateful for all the lessons the Lord is teaching me.

Side note: An old Norwegian man just asked me if I had been a secretary before because I type so fast. that made me feel super good because I am the worst typer in the world.

G is still sick. It is very sad. But she is still interested in the church and that says a lot. We really think she will get baptized and she is super awesome!! We will meet with her this week.

The ward is really progressing towards missionary work. Everyone is helping us out more as missionaries and it is super helpful.

I still love my awesome companion Sister R and she has helped me a lot personally. She is awesome and just cares about others a lot and truly cares about me. I am very grateful for her example I love her.

Have a good week!