Monday, December 4, 2017


Wow, these last two years have flown by! Crazy to think I will be home so soon. I've learned so much over the past few years and I've learned there is a lot that I don't know. Some things I have come to know is that there is a God In Heaven, he is our Father, we are his children. He sent us to earth to continue on our path of progression to ultimately become like him. Jesus Christ is his first born in the spirit and only begotten in the flesh. He is our Savior, the author and finisher of our faith and put all of the terms and conditions of our Fathers plan into effect. Our quest is to gain his mind, and to do the things he wants done. He set up and established his church, which for a time fell away but has once again been restored. The authority to act in the name of God and perform the sacred ordinances required for our exaltation are here, and nowhere else. The Book of Mormon is the word of God the most correct book of any other book. I'm so grateful for this miracle I have been able to experience. I will be for ever changed by it!

See you soon!

(except for you Matt, we still got awhile)

-Elder Shields

Rest in peace, Elder Shields

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Steak Sounds Good...

So I looked up the Larsons, that family that is related to the family in Matt's mission, and they are in the Hampstead Ward, but the base he is on is in Jacksonville.  For the last pizza delivery, let's do Friday night, and send please enough for the J3 elders as well we all live in the same complex and chill with them a lot. Food for my first night home, lets go with steaks and one of those money salads you put together, and honestly as far as other food goes... lite dishes will be good, I can go without greasy fried food for a while. Salmon would be good apricot chicken would be good, turkey burgers would be good too.  See ya soon!

Elder Shields

Monday, November 20, 2017



Yeah,  I just really don't like emailing anymore that is why they are so short.  For Thanksgiving we are going to do some weekly planning, have dinner with some families and then go do some Black Friday stuff.  I guess it is starting early on Thursday, (Why call it black Friday when it really starts on Thursday?) but we are going to the mall to store contact and maybe find some killer deals on ties and stuff.  And, I would love to help out at one of the food stations at Spencer's reception.

Love y'all!!

Elder Hiedrick and Me

Monday, November 13, 2017

Trying to Finish Strong...

Things have been gong well here just trying to finish strong.  Crazy that Spencer will be getting married here pretty soon remind me when the wedding is?  Super excited to see y'all!

Love ya!

Elder Nmesirionye and Me

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Plane ticket has been secured!!!

Leaves Raleigh at 8:32 am and Arrives in Minneapolis at 10:44 am
Leaves Minneapolis at 11:15 am and

Monday, November 6, 2017

Home in One Month!

Sorry to hear you're sick, hope you get feeling well. Our week here was good we found a family and they should be coming to church this week, Elder Heidrick is doing good as well, I will get a picture sent soon. Stoked to be coming home in a month love ya!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I'm a Grandpa!


Things have been going well here in Jacksonville, we have a few people in the works who will hopefully be baptized this transfer, a kid named Payton who Elder Baird and I started teaching, he's the boyfriend of one of the members. We're going to one of his playoff soccer games tomorrow which should be fun, hopefully we can meet some people there. Also Riley, that should be happening, all we need to do is get the parents to set up the baptism for the Bishop and it should be good to go. Elder Heidrick is doing well. He's a convert to the church and his family doesn't support him being out here so thats rough. He's a good guy.

Love Y'all!

I'm a Grandpa...Elder Tyler is training!