Sunday, December 29, 2013

December 23, 2013 E-Mail!!!!

Hey there Everyone!!!  

Sorry that Kayla's Christmas letter is a bit late!!!   But look at it this way, we can enjoy Christmas for just a little while longer!!!   Such a great letter this week!!!!  Enjoy!!! 

We were able to Skype with her on Christmas Day, and that was so wonderful to see her and be able to talk to her!!!   Yes ..... many tears were shed!   We just love her so much and are so proud of the work that she is doing!!!!   It was so hard to say good-bye!   But now we are looking forward to Mothers Day!!!!   Just love that girl!!!! 

Enjoy her Christmas letter, and Happy Reading!!!  

Love to all!!!!  

Hello Everyone!!
Sorry for the lack of a post last week! This week has been SO LONG!
Here is a poem I wrote to express my feelings.

Twas the night before finals and all through campus 
Everyone was studying with book and glasses
They stayed up all night without knowledge of time
Hoping their efforts would be acknowledged and fine. 

When all of a sudden a knock at the door 
Made them scurry and trip on the floor
They swung open the door with furry in their eyes
To see the missionaries standing with hope and surprise!

As they talked for what seemed like forever
They had no interest in adding a tether
To their lives that made them feel so free
They had no idea what they could be

So on they went with their stress and fuss
To their finals that made them mad and cuss 
Until the last final, they had made it through
And home they went to spend with their crew.

And so the missionaries are left behind 
With their important message for all to find.
They continue searching with faith in Christ 
For those ready to receive him who are willing and nice.

For Christ was born in Bethlehem 
And gave his life for all of men
We need but open the door and let him in
To get back to live with him    

Of this I witness to EVERYONE
Christ's love to those who feel undone
When worry and stress make you fall
HE is the one that, for you, gave ALL.

This season is a season to be celebrated! For our Savior was born and died for us... so that we could all come back to live with Him and our father in heaven! I'm grateful for this knowledge! I love my Savior! I'm so glad I get to share the gospel with those around me and to feel their spirit be strengthened! I love being a missionary! I love this gospel and I love my Lord. 
May we all keep the "reason for the season" in mind. Christ was the greatest gift given to all of mankind! 
Love you all and Merry Christmas!
Sister Richardson

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 9, 2013 E-mail!!!

Here is last weeks letter!!!  

Happy Reading!!! 

Love to all!!! 

Hey Everyone!
I'm so happy to say that the work is hastening in Moscow, ID! We have two amazing people preparing to be baptized! They are incredible and will continue to progress in learning about the gospel! 
The weather took a turn for the cold this last week. Ill attach a couple pictures.. one with a sign that said it was 9 degrees outside at that point and one where we'd been walking for a while and my hair was frozen! :D haha typical Idaho... obviously the Lord was preparing me when I went to BYU-Idaho.. but its fine... I love feeling like a missionary when it's freezing outside!
I have a new companion! Her name is Sister Lamb! She's not poly even though I thought she was... She's native american!!!! Super cool!!!! I love her! I love teaching with her! I love how much she has taught me in this short week we have been together! 
The Spirit is incredible! You truly can know everything by the spirit! He is a guide and a comfort! 
I love this gospel! I love being a missionary! I love serving my Lord!
I love you all! Keep strong in the faith!! 
Sister Richardson

December 16, 2013 E-mail!!!!

Hey there Everyone!!!  

Here is this weeks E-Mail!!!!   with some wonderful pictures!!!!  

Have a wonderful day!!!  

Love you all!!! 

Leslie  : D 

ok... so i dont really feel like writing a general email this week!!! Just write one on my behalf and tell everyone i love them! :) haha and ill send more pictures and you can guess what is happening in each of them!!


            1st pic me and sister lamb... love this girl!!
2nd pic: the sisters i live with. typical personality of each of them (lft to rgt)... sister rasmuson is the happy one (also our sister training leader), sister luki (from new zealand) is ALWAYS eating, and sister lamby-pants who is simply goofy and amazing!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 2, 2013 E-Mail!!!!

Hey There Everyone!!!! 

Kayla didn't write last week, so there is no post from last week!   : / 

She did however redeem herself this week, so here is this weeks e-mail!!!! 

Happy Reading!!! 

Love to all!!!! 

Hey Everyone!
Sorry I didn't write last week! I only had an hour to email! It was crazy! Anyways, this week has been a week of roller-coaster emotions! Here are 6 explanations why:
1. Thanksgiving break = no students and we are campus missionaries.....
2. Went to the temple! AMAZING! 
3. Sister Hardy (the companion I've had since coming out into the field) went home.... I was extremely sad.
4. I met my twin! Super freaky...but super funny all at the same time!!! We are so alike it's ridiculous! I love Sister Fuller (aka my twin)!
5. I don't have a companion right now...kind of stressful...but I get to pick up my new companion, Sister Lamb, tomorrow! She's poly!!! I love Poly's!!! Super excited!
6. Satan was at one of my lessons.  
Numbers 2 and 6 were my High and Low points of the week, but I have learned so much from each of them! The day before I had the #6 experience I went to the temple! I don't know how I would've reacted otherwise. The feeling in the temple is so peaceful and happy. I know that the Lord resides there and wants all of his children to end up there! I love the temple! That was just a buffer day for what i needed to learn from this lesson I had. Long story short: This family had some problems. Eventually we were able to discern by the spirit that there was something here that should not be. They have a young child that is sensitive to spiritual surroundings. Whether it was Satan himself or one of his devils, they were walking with that child. you can call me crazy; but i know what I felt and I know what my companion felt. I'd never felt what "pure evil" felt like until that moment, but now I do. The Lord has taught me so many lessons while I've been on my mission! I am so grateful for these experiences. As a good friend of mine put, "It's a good thing you're going through this intense mommy-boot camp!" I'm so excited to see what kind of person the Lord is going to mold me into to be the best mother and wife I can be for my future family! I know this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ the Lord will mold me into the person I am supposed to become! I'm grateful that darkness must flee in the presence of light. I've experienced this kind of change in people just in the few 4 1/2 months I've been out. I'm grateful for the Atonement! I love my Savior. I know He lives! I love him and I know he knows me perfectly!
I love you all! I hope you're having a great holiday season!
Sister Richardson

I just love it when she sends pictures!!!!!   Yay!!!!!