(Kadee will be speaking on November 23rd in the Washington Fields 10th Ward @ 11:00 a.m.)

Monday, May 27, 2013

The mission is AMAZING!


Man I love you all. The mission is AMAZING! I learn so much about the Gospel of Jesus Christ every single day!

We found a family last week that we are hoping to teach later this week! Oh my word I LOVE THEM!!! It  is incredible to see how our Heavenly Father allows His missionaries to feel just a snipit of His love for His children! I love everyone I meet. I'm not even kidding.

Tell Maxwell to keep up the prayers! We had a miracle in finding a new investigator this week!!! We were looking for a less active couple in our ward and got lost. Nothing new since every address we have is jacked up. So while we were driving up and down this street trying to look for the family, we saw a woman outside working on her yard. She was so friendly and came right up and started talking to us! We asked her about her religious background and she told us that she was Catholic (no surprise there, everyone here is Catholic.) and that her husband had passed away about a year ago. We asked her if she'd ever heard of the Book of Mormon and she said NO! THEN we asked her if she would want to learn more about our church and she said YES! So we got her name, address and phone number and set up a return appointment! She is so ready to hear the gospel! Miracles happen everyday when you are obedient! :D I'm so excited to start teaching her!

Things I forgot to tell you about last week...

  • My mission is fantastic. They don't call us greenies...they call us goldens. It's a much nicer term of endearment.
  • So here's the deal. The government came in and changed all of the addresses in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, so the addresses that we have for people, are not actually their street/mailing addresses.

However, we have to enter the old addresses into the GPS to get anywhere. So once we get to the street we are supposed to be on, we then have to house hop to find who we are looking for because none of the house numbers are the same. Let's just say...somehow Sister Earl and I ended up at a Vet. Bar last week....yes, we actually walked inside. I'm not quite sure how it all happened. Especially seeing as how there were Members only" and "Violators will be prosecuted" signs...thankfully, we made it out alive, and in-tact!!! :D

Suffice it to say that out west (Utah, Idaho, and yes- even Vegas etc...) the horn is an unused feature in a vehicle. Back east...it is the most commonly used feature in a vehicle. Everyone honks. All the time. For any reason at all. I don't get it. -There is a Dunkin' Donuts on every street corner here. No joke.

THEY OPENED TWO AREAS IN PHILLY TO SISTERS!!! Pray that in a year or so (after I've toughened up) that they'll send me to Philly!!!!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D

Our apartment smells like smoke. It isn't so horrible that it gives us headaches or anything, but the down side is that we don't smell it on ourselves. So when we go to peoples homes, or church...or anywhere that isn't our apartment...we reek, and we don't even know it. *thumbs up*

Also, I'm sorry I forgot to send pictures from my last week at the MTC last p-day, so you get them today (:

You get a Facebook after you've been here for 3 months. So I was helping Sister Earl set her FB up. She's admitted that she isn't very tech savvy. I told her she has the right companion for that problem. Haha I helped her set up her FB in a jiffy!

My goal this week was to try and be selfless. A lofty goal for anyone, I'm sure. But I truly felt that if I could focus on others, my needs and worries would be met. I was right. First, I'd like to a quote and some thoughts with you that I discovered while reading some conference talks this week.

"Sanctification comes not with any particular calling, but with genuine acts of service, often for which there is no specific calling"

When we are lifting the burdens of others, we are lightening the Savior's load. I know this is true. When we help take away the pain and suffering of others, we remove it from The Savior's load. Does that make sense?? I promise you that if you are trying to help others, you WILL forget about yourself, and the next thing you know...your needs will be met. Don't get me wrong, selflessness is a muscle that we must exercise and strengthen. But I know that if we do that, we will see miracles in our own lives. I know that each and every one of you can  be an answer to someone's prayers. Constantly strive to lift the  burdens of others. It doesn't have to be a huge thing! Just help them with something! Ask if they need anything, see if you can take
some stress off their shoulders. You. Will. Be. Blessed. And what's better...you're blessing them!!!! Become involved in making life happier and more pleasant for others.

I love you all and hope you have an amazing week! I pray for you often and hope that you see the hand of the Lord in your life!

Sister Kadee Taylor

Monday, May 20, 2013

Kadee Arrives in Philadelphia!

Tuesday, May 14th Kadee reported to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mission!

We were so excited to receive a brief call from Kadee from the Salt Lake Airport as she waited to board her flight.  She seemed a little bit overwhelmed with they 'goodbye's' as we all know how well Kadee loves 'goodbye's'..  

Please note Kadee has a new mailing address!

Sister Kadee Elise Taylor
339 Main St. apt #3
Stroudsberg, PA 18360

Dear Brother & Sister Taylor,

This week Sister Schaefermeyer and I have had the thrill of welcoming your daughter to the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission.  SHe has arrived safely and we have enjoyed becoming acquainted with her.

Yesterday Sister Kadee Elise Taylor was assigned her first companion and trainer Sister Kelcie L. Earl.

We invite you to please write Sister Taylor weekly with positive, uplifting information and experiences to encourage her in her missionary efforts.  Your expressions of love and interest in her will not only bless her life here in Philadelphia but will cement relationships of trust forever....

Thank you for the privilege of serving with Sister Taylor.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The MTC - Philadelphia Mission - Kadee Elise Taylor

I have never been happier in my life!

Dear friends and family!

I love and miss you all so much already! But I have never been happier in my life! This Gospel is true and it is the way back home to our Heavenly Father! I LOVE the MTC so much! The Spirit it so incredibly strong here, and you can really feel the love of our Heavenly Father guiding all of the missionaries!  

My District was divinely inspired! I have truly seen how the love of our Heavenly Father can work miracles. Not only can He help you to love His children that you're teaching, but also the children you serve with. I did not know these people 8 days ago, and I love them SO much you have no idea! Their testimonies strengthen mine every single day. I have made some of the best friends ever already!
I fly to Philly on Tuesday the 14th at 4am! I AM SO EXCITED TO GET THERE!!!!  I mean, I'm scared to death, but I KNOW that my Heavenly Father will be right by my side. He will not leave me alone as I do His work. He loves His children so much! Pray to feel God's love, and I promise you that you will! BUT, you have to have faith, real intent and a sincere heart! Now...go pray!

My companion's name is Sister Sagers and I love her SO much! She helps me learn and grow so much every day! I know that our companionship was foreordained. We have been teaching two investigators!!! Man do I love them or what!!!

 It is amazing how Heavenly Father can help you if you only ask Him to! If you learn to rely only on Him, He will always be there to help you. I PROMISE! I've seen Him expand my knowledge and strengthen my abilities in more ways than one. He lives and He loves us more than we can comprehend! You will never know how much He loves you until you lean on Him.
The Lord lives and loves you! Pray always! Talk to you next week! (hopefully)

Sister Kadee Taylor