Monday, April 18, 2016

Transfers!!! Music and Miracles!!!

Transfers!!! Music and Miracles!!!

My new companion is the beautiful and talented Sister Ouzounian! She is amazing and so musically inclined it's crazy.  She also brought a bunch of miracles to that area! :D

The biggest miracle is that someone showed up to church with her grandma and wants to learn more about the church! This daughter of God is so prepared! :)  We are so happy to have a new investigator as a lot dropped off rather suddenly the last few weeks. The Lord really is at the helm because we have also had former investigators call and want to meet with us.  So many miracles :)

SO we go to this service where we help made food for the elderly. It is really fun!

Anyways.. at this service we were put in the corner with the veggies that just came out of the ground and we were cutting off the roots. and putting the leaves in a basket.  When all of a sudden I found a snail on one of the leaves. We were immediately best friends. Realizing that his presence would probably not be welcome in a kitchen; we determined that we must rescue him and set him free. He managed to stay alive as we hid him from the other helpers in the kitchen and then eventually we found a suitable home and released him into the wild.
 Be free Shadrach. Be free.

Hooks and Bites
So there is a really cool mormon message about fishing. I am not really a fishing person to be honest... mostly cause i haven't gone enough and maybe a lack of patience... but anyways.  Watch it and then read this... or just read this.

We all have addictions- things we like or just do that aren't good for us either physically, emotionally, spiritually or all three.  One of mine was biting the inside of my lip when I got nervous or anxious or felt stress in general.  I had tried to stop for probably 10+ years.

When I was in the MTC I realized that as a representative of Jesus Christ I needed to get rid of this annoying habit and that the only way I could really do that was through Christ's atonement.  I diligently tried to quit and when I messed up I would say a prayer right then and there and repent.  I was able to stop, and I haven't had a problem since then. It has been a year :)  Miracles happen. I know that through the atonement we can overcome any aliment.

This may seem small, but it has made a huge difference in my life. I am so grateful for my mission, so grateful for the atonement, and so grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who gave me both. :)

Love to you all.

Sister Shaver

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wheelchair and Guided

April 10, 2016

Sorry there are no pics this week we only have an hour for email so dont really have time for that and to email a lot of you.. sorry!! Please Keep emailing me though I LOVE reading them! :)

Hey so I fell over.... Y'all I literally fell on my face in the biggest train station probably in the world trying to catch this light... and sprained my ankle.... but didn't know.. when the whole day and then on the way back I could not even put weight on it... it was crazy... ahahahahaha..... we lost our phone and I was sitting there in the station watching my comp flag down a phone and call the zl.  We finally made it to our own station and the zl brought a wheel chair... can't believe I would be in a wheel chair on my mission.... I was sitting with my foot elevated planning zone training and then we took a break for dinner and I tried reading the Ensign trying not to cry haha.. Y'all my mission means soo much to me.. I am so happy God called me here and I prayed harder than I prayed when I got here. Which was a lot haha. and I then had this peace come over me and I knew that it would work out.  I am fine now :) well mostly........ but definitely glad to be out of a wheelchair.


So I was on exchanges, and I was with a younger missionary that was feeling kind of stressed about a few things.  I really wanted to help her achieve her goal for exchanges and during personal study I had 5 min left and I still hadn't really figured out how to help her.  I said a little prayer and asked God how to do it.  The Holy Ghost said, " She has the answers, you need to help her find them"  So I wrote down several questions on a sticky note and gave it to her during Comp study. I asked her to read and answer the first one.
She read, What do you think the Lord wants you to do?
She then said, I Don't know. That's what I am trying to figure out.
The next question: What is your purpose?
Her answer: To bring others to Jesus Christ by faith.
I asked: Now how are those two questions related?
Her face immediately light up as she realized she had answered her own question.  Then the next thing I had on the sticky note was now do a role play where she would teach about faith to someone who was already reading scriptures and prayers and going to church.
through the roleplay she taught us both what we both already knew, but it was a really powerfully learning experience for both of us :)  The Holy Ghost is awesome, ask and you will be guided :)


Sister Shaver

"happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length" proverb
"You may be the head of the snake beware that you are not the tail of the dragon" Korean proverb

Just Decaffeinate!

April 3, 2016

On the menu

So we got a surprise meal by these really sweet amazing members.  They are really the coolest.  They were feeding us fruit that was delicious, and then one of the elders happened to be allergic. So the sweet sister pops up from her place on the floor and is like I have just the thing; runs to the kitchen and grabs a fresh sweet potato.  It was the most adorable thing ever.  So she cut up this raw sweet potato and was convincing us that they don't need to be cooked haha.  Basically it tasted like a starchy carrot.  We will just say some of the missionaries were more excited than others for the experience ... haha but hey learn something new everyday.

Quotes of the Week

Every time the timer rang even if there were NO cookies in the oven. "They're done!"~Elder Weiss

One of the Elders in a panic.
"My girlfriend just shot up to 5 11" (he is 5 11)

So we went to america last week. I don't have pictures cause I am paranoid that the computer is going to swipe my SD>..... but it was really fun!!!! Seriously so many americans. It was really america hahaha even the food court. surreal.... super fun though :)
So and old missionary shared this and I thought it was pretty cool. and I agree... haha so here is the spiritual thought for today :)


You all know like in MTC, there is decaffeinated drink at the store and restaurant (right?). I think that is the first time for me to see the word 'decaffeinated'. But if you think of it, the word 'decaffeinated' is such a great word. The prefix 'de' and 'caffein' and '-ated' which just indicates that there is no caffein, caffein has been removed, got rid of.

We all need a decaffeinating time of our life.
Sometimes just look back and see what we have done heretofore, try to decaffeinate what has bothered you during the time being. Hey when you feel little polluted and little 화난다 then just decaffeinate.

Sister Shaver