Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014 - Among Men Picking Berries

This week has been amazing!!! . The cat story I told you all about led us to finding a new investigator, who ended up bringing a friend and now they are both planning on getting baptized on august 30th. I know that miracles are real and God puts cats in trees  to ultimately bring his children back to him. We have been eating a lot of berries and seeing a lot of slugs. There was a slug curled up attached to the top part of the stem of a weed. It was so gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I died. 

We also had the opportunity to come in contact with a hedge hog that crossed our path. It was so cute!!! It drank water and its little eyes were just the cutest in the entire world!!! Not only that but the cute hedge hog allowed us to be in the best mood when we taught our investigator. We have been really busy changing this branch into a ward, but still enjoying the time to enjoy the roses. I love my mission!!!!! I love this island. I love God and the many miracles he have worked while we have been here. We have found so many prepared people and most of the time it is because we do simple things like pick berries or save cats. I know that doing what we want to do is what God wants us to do and God truly wants us to feel joy and enjoy the magnifiscent places we are at in life. 

We also had the opportunity to eat fresh crab and it was so good!

We work really hard and I love sister Hornback! She is a great companion. We are a geat team. 

have a great week everyone. 

sister shaw

July 28, 2014 - Among Men Saving Cats

the funny story of the week.....sister hornback wrote it.

"Once upon a time we were on our way to visit a member. We had been walking/contacting on our way to her appartment and had just arrived about 10 minutes early when we heard some distressed sounding meowing. We looked around for the source and eventually discovered that the meowing was coming from a frightened looking cat who seemed to be stuck in the high branches of a nearby tree. Being the heroic missionaries we are, we immediately dropped our bags and set about trying to figure out a way to rescue the poor creature. We considered having Sister Shaw sit on my shoulders and try to grab the cat, but we thought that might not be such a lady-like thing to do in a skirt (and we're both pretty short, so it probably wouldnt have been so effective anyway.). Climbing was also not an option, at least for the human species, so we resorted to trying to coax the cat down with soothing utterances of ''Kom ned katt!'' or in other words, ''Come down cat!'' And the cat must have recognized us as dedicated servants of God because it started making it's way down! When it got to the lowest branches Sister Shaw stood directly under the cat and reached her arms up in a beckoning manner. And then, as if in slow motion, this trusting cat leaped gracefully from the lower branches of the tree directly into the outstretched arms of Sister Shaw. We looked at eachother, realizing we had accomplished our endeavor, and then proceeded to laugh uncontrollaby for the next 5 minutes straight. It was by far the best thing that's ever happened on my mission (besides all the ''bringing people closer to Christ'' things.)."

other events of the week......This week was really amazing. We met some really cool people. One of which is from the phillipines and she started crying because she wanted to feel the love of God more in her life. That was a very neat experience. I have felt the spirit so strong here. Me and sister hornback are perfect companions. We work really hard but still find time to pick berries along the way. 

We also took the bus to meet this muslim man and then he didn't show. We started walking back and met this super legit girl. I mean so legit we taught her and the spirit was so strong. I am loving this place and I know the Lord is here. I also have been doing an activity where i think of all the reasons why god is grateful for me and the things I did that day. Maybe that sounds selfish but it is helping me to learn how much I mean to the Lord and to also be more grateful for those around me

July 21, 2014


I am moving to a little island called Ă¥lesund. I will miss trondheim. I feel in so many ways this city has been engraved on my soul. I know the Lord has been here and has been by my side every moment. I love this place. I will be so sad to leave. 
my new adress is 
Hellegata 1
6004 Ă…lesund

this is a link to a google maps view

This will break me I love trondheim with all my heart and I gave my heart to this area. I know the Lord knows all. I am excited to grow more. I love you all

sister  chloe shaw
ps I am also extending my mission and will come home on November 14th