Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 12, 2012 Letter!!!!

And finally,  this weeks letter!!!!

Sure do love this little Sister of ours!!!

Happy Reading!!!

Love to all!!!

Have a FANTASTIC Day!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
This week has been kind of frustrating/hard. And from that I've learned a lot about myself and about the Lord. He knows us so well! He knows us individually. He loves us. He knows what we can handle. As we put our trust in the Lord and fully submit our will to His and do what He wants us to do... He will take care of us. He knows what's best for us! I can say that I know why I'm out here on a mission and it's not for me, it's not for my family, it's not for my friends, it's not even for the Lord; it IS for that stranger that is standing on the street corner, or in the line at the grocery store, or just going for a walk. It's for my brothers and sisters to hear the gospel.
We had a miracle happen just yesterday. We were meeting with a girl that said that she couldn't meet with us for the last week because she'd been sick. We got into the lesson and started teaching her the Restoration. I recited the account that Joseph Smith gave of the first vision. After I was done she said, "That's beautiful." At that point we asked her if she would be baptized. (This was our first lesson with her) She said yes. We asked her if she would prepare to be baptized on December 14th. She said yes. After this horrible week, all it took was one lesson for the spirit to testify of truth to, not only her, but every single person in that room! This is the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. He is at it's head. The person that knows EVERY SINGLE PERSON on this earth is at the head of this church. I know that for a fact! 
We continued on the day and went to FHE on a spiritual high from how strong the spirit was in that meeting, and began talking to one of our returning less actives. He told us that he'd been talking with his boss and that he was trying to get Sunday mornings off so he could come to church! HE IS SO HAPPY! It's annoying to him that he can't hide his emotions because the light in his eyes is so radiant! That's what this gospel does! It brings you closer to God and allows that light to shine through! Each day you grow closer to God, you come closer to what your full potential is. 
You are a child of God! You have divine potential to become like your father in heaven! Of all the names the creator of the universe has, He asks us to call Him 'Father'. 
He knows us. He loves us. Just like President Uchtdorf says, "Doubt your doubt before you doubt your faith." 
Love you all!
Sister Richardson  

A. Thanksgiving Turkey's made out of candy!!! delicious... hahaha ya... about No Sweets November... ;D
B. This is what happens when you're on the way to the grocery store... yup.. love my Sisters! :D
C. The horse orphanage we do our service at.... that's not mud we are standing in... yet it is so much fun! I love digging post holes! :D 

November 4, 2013 E-Mail!!!!

Here is the second of the updates!!!!  

Happy Reading!!!

Love to all!!!

Hello Everyone!!
We continue to have spider issues! One of the pictures is a spider trap with 3 spiders stuck in it... gross.
We had our first snowfall this week! It was nice during the day and then the night hit and we were on bikes heading to an apt complex on the complete opposite side of Moscow...then the downpour started...and we couldn't see anything!!! It was so cold, but so much fun at the same time! 
The night before we had a huge windstorm and blew a tree over that was on campus! My companion, who is taller than I am is standing next to it in the picture! 
That same companion thought it would be a good idea to do "NO SWEETS NOVEMBER".... which consists of no refined sugars unless its a holiday or a member makes dessert specifically for us... hahah needless to say I'm pushing for as many member dinners as possible!!! haha 
Can I just say that fasting is incredible!? We were fasting on sunday and miracles happen! We were meeting with one of our less actives who has been struggling for a really long time and we went into this lesson with the Elders Quorum President in the ward and had such a spiritual lesson!!!! He recognized the spirit was present and Sister Hardy asked the one question that he didn't want to answer, "What is the Lord inspiring you to do right now?" He answered that the Lord wanted him to be a 100% member and to stop looking in the past and only look to the future!!! I was so happy I started crying!!! (The spirit helped with that one too) But it was incredible!! Fasting works! I love it! 
The church is true! be a 100% member! Be a shining example of a Latter-Day Saint! People will see the difference!
Love you all!
Sister Richardson

October 28, 2013 E-mail!!!

Ok ......  so things have been a little busy with Chelsi, and my new Granddaughter Bailey Ann, so I haven't made the time to post Kayla's recent letters .....  sorry!  I know that there are you who love her to and want to keep tabs on her, so ....  here are a few of the last updates!  

Love to all!!!

Happy Reading!!!  

Hey Everyone!!!!
It will be extremely short today. My companion and I along with our ward mission put on a ward missionary fireside last night! It was incredible! The spirit was so strong. Missionary work is so important! It is all of our responsibilities to help others know Christ and come closer to him! Eza 10:4 ... Just do it! :) I love you all!
Sister Richardson

I know!!!!!  Not a lot, but there is more to come!!!   Even her personal letter to us was a little bitty thing!!!  

So ........, stay tuned!!!!