Friday, July 29, 2016

Hakuna Matata

July 24, 2016

Lion King. I don't know why it ends up being Lion King that keeps coming back in my mind ... but I was looking on our positivity chart and it said, Put the past in the past, which isn't that Hakuna matata? So that is my focus.  We can't change the past.  Then I was thinking about how the sacrament is basically saying Hakuna Matata and I will be better through Christ... So we get to Hakuna Matata every week!  I am so grateful for the atonement and for our chance to start over refreshed every Sunday as we take the sacrament and as we repent daily.

Have a wonderful week!!

Sister Shaver

The Lees :) They are amazing cooks!!!

 The beautiful sister Moon and Sister Hale

Serving the children is a very tender experience.
The East Stake missionaries and full time missionaries worked together for a community proselyting event.  We had four stations: bookmark making, cookie decorating, face paint, and balloon art.

When it is so hot we get a little cray cray!

Isn't she so fun! Love her!

A Foundation needs a Builder

July 17, 2016

Lost in translation
So my companion when she was a new missionary.  She was asking people to put a sticker on the board, but then her trainer told her she had actually been going around asking people to please die....... pronunciation....... save lives hahahahahaha

A Foundation

I was pondering Helaman 5:12 (Book of Mormon) I have always been drawn to the truth that "it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation;

Recently the words ye must build  really stood out. I must be a builder! This choice ... the action required moved me deeply.  I've known that in order to accomplish any goal we need a sure foundation.  Then we can build desires and motivation on that foundation. Then We must act on those desires because faith without works is dead right? Yes, it is one of those head knowledge truth that became heart knowledge. I must consciously choose every moment of every day to make my Savior my foundation, my rock that cannot break because He is the Son of God and has done all so that you and I can overcome all things of this world by holding onto all things that truly matter.

I am grateful for the examples in life we can follow. Most importantly I am so very grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ who was the perfect example. We can choose to follow Christ! In all of life's choices.  We can make him our foundation.  Our foundation in Jesus Christ will give us the desire and the hope that we long for and as we act on that hope and follow him we can truly find happiness in this life and the next.

Love you all.

Sister Shaver

Oh the fun adventures on the buses! We had the whole bus to ourselves!

I have two companions now! Meet Sister Campbel


 Frolicking in the "forest"

Summer is hair . . . here =HOT

Our District

The awesome Sister Hale

Object lesson

Captain Moroni is a Beast!

July 10, 2016

Lost in translation

There once was a trainee who instead of using the word for immersion= cheemsue, used the word for decapitation=chamsue
We receive baptism by chamsue.... whooops

Captain Moroni is a Beast.

So I was thinking and reading about Captain Moroni. My life goal is basically to be a female Captain Moroni.  Cause . . . he is awesome! He became a general commander in chief at 25. I was thinking, how did he become so awesome? In Alma 43:24 says that he listened to Alma, the prophet of God, to know where the armies are,  verse 19 says that he made everyone wear their armor and that he was always thinking and pondering about people's motives and that the Nephites had good motives. That is why he was willing to lead them basically (and that it was God's will, of course).

Moroni gives all the glory to the Lord even while talking to the enemy. He also stops the shedding of blood at the soonest sign of surrender.   I also can relate to him because he gets angry with stubborn and ignorant people . . . of which I am sometimes guilty . . . which gets us both into trouble sometimes. haha. Anyway. Learning from the scriptures. I am going to apply all those things. Just call me Captain Shaver. ;)

Love to you all,

Sister Shaver

Meet my wonderful new companion Sister Hale! She is awesome! I'm excited to serve with her! A person can't help but love her-look at that smile!


Saying good-bye to sweet Sister Morillo. These are the hardest times on a mission when you say good-bye to those who have touched your life forever.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Families are Forever!

July 3, 2016


I showered at the beginning of the wet season and my hair never dried......-me

Well I think something I learned this week was people with broken families can understand (if they chose) the doctrine of eternal families more clearly than anyone else.

I have been talking with some people this week and throughout my mission who just shine as examples of faith. Their home life might not have been the best growing up or even currently. However, because of that they let it increase their faith and let it strengthen the importance of family in their lives.  They know the heartaches that come from living without a Christ center home and they do all in their power to prevent others from having to go through that heartache.  I admire them so much.  They are such examples of faith.

If your family situation isn't ideal do not give up.  Don't lose hope in have a happy family life.  You can create the happy family you desire.  I know it, I have seen so many people do it. If you are already married with a family and it is not ideal, you can be an influence on your children.  You can love your spouse.  I know that no matter where you are you can make the difference in the lives of those around you. If you are still growing up and family life is not what you want, you can be the example, and later you will be able to create the Christ centered home you long to have. God loves you.  He wants you to be happy. Families can be together forever.  I know that this is true in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen  


Sister Shaver

Service, and friends!

"How can I help things go right?"

June 27, 2016

So this past week was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT!!! I was dying.... really I was thinking..... it's only June?! I also worked out a little harder than normal so my muscles were super achy. "I am going to literally melt......." I thought.... I was mentioning this to my comp and she was like. Its not that hot... and then I felt her head and my head. TURNS OUT I had a fever. HAHAHAHAHAHA I am fine now fear not Mom.  But I realized that we do that a lot in our lives.  Or at least I do. I blame my discomfort and unhappiness on external things when in reality my heart is sick or I am the one with the problem.  I do that often without recognizing it.  I really need to be better.  So I have set a goal to evaluate myself every week and think, "How can I help things go right?" So at least even if it is crazy hot outside I won't have an extra burden on top of it. It is so much easier when we let Christ take our burdens and we just focus on doing what we need to be doing and should be doing. :)


Sister Shaver

Have a great week!!


Temple day! 

the District

Old and New Companions :D


  Public Bathroom