Laura Shaw

Laura has been serving at Hope since the fall of 2017. She was raised in McKean and then Centre County, Pa. While attending Penn State University in 1989, she met her  husband Sandy when he was home on leave from the Navy. They married in 1990 and moved to San Diego where he was stationed. After three years, they returned to PA, but ended up in North Carolina for work where they home schooled and raised six children. Their family was very involved in church ministry in Youngsville for 15 years. In 2012, they moved back to Pennsylvania for Sandy's job and settled in Harrisburg to be part of a church plant.

Because she realizes everything in this world belongs to God and since He values relationships with people above all else, Laura's favorite verse comes from Job 1:21, "And he said, 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." This verse reminds her that the souls of people are the only thing that will last eternally and makes the mandate of Jesus clear; it is our job to make Him known to all that they might be saved. This is the most important mission we have while on earth.

Laura, Sandy and their youngest adult child, along with Laura's mother, live in Harrisburg.  Laura values her morning secret place times the most, her Gbaby Fridays, leads in home Bible studies, loves catching up with friends over coffee, crafting and working on home projects.

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