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

Monday, September 30, 2013

Again, I learned a lot this week (no surprise!)

I've learned A LOT this week. No surprise there, I learn a lot every week. This week I learned: 

  1. God requires our faith, diligence and patience. We always need to do our best, try our hardest and trust Him. Even after we do all that we can, all that He has asked, He is still the one who makes the calls. He is still the one who does it all. That is why we need to have patience! I know, I know- coming from me that probably doesn't mean a whole lot. But it's SO true! When we are diligent in all things, He can direct our paths for good.  
  2. The Lord wants missionary work to happen with members. We see miracles every time we work with them. It's hard to gain their trust, and to get them to come out with us, but when we do amazing things happen. Doors are opened to us, hearts are softened and minds are changed. Less-actives that we find have a desire to come back into the fold when they feel loved by ward members, and not missionaries alone. WORK WITH THE MISSIONARIES! The work will hasten so much more when you do. This is how God is asking us to do missionary work now, and this is how He will hasten His work. When God asks something of  us, He will provide a way. Work with the missionaries. 
  3. When you give your heart, might and mind to God, He will take care of the rest. Trust Him in ALL things. Do His will. Further His work. Keep your baptismal covenants by lifting the hands that hang down. We have the key to happiness in this life and the next! BE HAPPY! Our reward for living righteously is righteous living! It's the best and happiest way to live.  SHARE this amazing blessing that you have with everyone that you know. Watch General Conference and pray for inspiration. Ask God a specific question, and you'll get a specific answer. D&C 6:36.
  4. Don't settle for "good". Satan LOVES it when we are content with doing good things. He does cartwheels of joy when we are busy doing good things. Do the BEST things. Always ask yourself, "Is this good, better or best?"  Don't settle for anything less than the best. God wants us doing the best things in life. 

I love you all so much, and I am so blessed to have each of you in my life. I don't know where I would be without my amazing support system. Thank you for all that you do! And...don't forget to write.... ;) 

Sista Kadee Taylor

A less active sister in the ward who I LOVE, just moved to Virginia with her new little family. Jennifer and I once bonded over a giant princess coloring book. She put this picture on facebook with the caption, "We picked this costume because of you sister Taylor!" I almost cried because I was so happy. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Oh, the places you go!

Things have been going crazy here in Stroudsburg! I love it so much! I cannot believe that I have been here for FOUR months, where has the time gone?! 

We have so many investigators right now that we don't even know what to do with ourselves! It's quite the problem to have, that's for sure. We recently got a referral from someone who lives in Maryland this last week. He has a friend named Chris that just moved to our area with his wife and 6.5 kids. They moved from England a little less than a year ago. His family is amazing and we can't wait to begin teaching them about the Restored Gospel. 

We are so well taken care of here, I am truly blessed. We have an investigator named MariBeth, and we have become very close with her and her son JonPaul. I love them SO much, you have no idea. MariBeth is always taking care of us and making sure that we have food, clothes and people to talk to. It is a tender mercy when you realize you've met someone who's path you were meant to cross. There are many people like that in my mission. The Bogart family for example. Brother Bogart is our Ward Mission Leader, and last night at dinner Sister Bogart said, "Listen girls, I am your mom, he is your dad. If you want something- go and get it, I'm not going to get up and get it for you, this is your house." Haha it was the BEST! I love them so much. We were able to teach an investigator at their house and then watch the CES fireside with them last night. I know my Heavenly Father loves me because of all of the amazing people He surrounds me with here on this earth. Not only has he done this on my mission, but for all of my life. It is a blessing I will never take for granted. 

I have considered a question that I think we all should ponder. What are we willing to leave behind in order to serve the Lord? In 1 Nephi 2:4 Lehi was willing to leave behind all that his family had in order to do what the Lord has specifically asked him, Lehi, to do.

What will we leave behind in order to do what the Lord has asked of each of us individually in this life? We need to put Him first in all that we do, and then all of our needs will be met. We need to ask ourselves if we are really doing all that is asked of us, with full purpose of heart, nothing wavering. 

I love you all so much and I am so grateful for this time I have to serve the Lord. He really is so mindful of each and every one of us. Pray to have the faith to trust in Him enough to leave everything behind. Serve Him with full purpose of heart. The early saints were asked to die for the gospel, we are asked to live for it. I pray that our Heavenly Father pours out His choicest blessings upon you. 


Sista Kadee Taylor