Friday, January 31, 2014

January 27, 2014 E-Mail!!!

Hey there Everyone!!! 

Here is Kayla's latest e-mail!!   It sounds like she is getting the hang of things in her new area!!  She also has a new address!!!  Here it is!!! 

Sister Kayla Richardson
15418 E. 24th Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA  99037

When she gets close to transfers, which is every 6 weeks, it is a good idea to send her mail and packages to the misson office, and here is that address!  That way we know that they will get them to her! 

Sister Kayla Richardson
Washington, Spokane Mission
820 S. Pines Rd. # 101
Spokane Valley, WA  99206

Happy Reading!   And have a great weekend!!! 

Love to all!!!  

Hey Everyone!!
Life is so crazy and hectic sometimes!! Sorry I haven't gotten an email out in a while! I don't know if I've told ya'll this yet, but I've been transferred to the Spokane Valley in Washington! I'm serving in the Evergreen Ward and they are AMAZING! My first 6 months were spent with wards of people that were my own age so it was a lot of fun to help those that were struggling with similar things that I was struggling with just 6 months that was fun...but it is INCREDIBLE to be in a ward where I have that family bond with people again! I now have so many women that act like my mother it's almost overwhelming....but i love it so much! Because i served in a college ward for the last 6 months it's like i was at college and came home for break!....maybe ill be going to another college soon?? IDK we will see! :) I'll go where the Lord wants me to go.  
I love this work! I love getting to share my testimony of the gospel every single day and I love knowing that  I'm planting seeds! I've discovered something since being out on my mission... This probably doesn't mean anything to anyone else, but I'm going to share it anyways. A lot of the times when people share the gospel and someone doesn't accept it, they give up saying, "I tried" or "I did what I was supposed to do, but nothing came of it". I am here to tell you that THAT is the most selfish thing that you can do! Because you opened your mouth and talked to that person, they will have that with them always....and sooner or later they will accept the gospel, but you might not see it happen, what matters is that you opened your mouth! I call these people planters! That's who I am... and I had a hard time with it at first, but then I kicked myself in the butt, along with some chastening from the Lord and now I am seeing miracles happening... not to the people I talk with but miracles in my own life! I'm doing what I can to help the Lord move his work farther! 
I heard a quote this week that said, "Hastening doesn't mean moving/running faster, it means we're more prepared." The more prepared we are and the stronger our conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ will naturally lead us to sharing the gospel with everyone around us!! We are all investigators...some are just farther along on that path than others! I love this gospel! I love learning and growing! I love knowing that I have a Savior! I know the way that we strengthen ourselves is by praying, reading our scriptures, and going to church! I love this gospel! And although it's one of the hardest things I've ever done, I love my mission!
Love you all! Keep the Faith!
Don't fear man more than God!
S. Richardson

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