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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Humble stature & Majestic Dignity

We can't waste a precious moment of this life that God has given us to perfect ourselves. We have been given every tool that we could possible need to aid us in this great cause. We have no excuses. We need to repent and change every day. A little bit at a time. We must always be progressing, and always be raising the bar. Now is the time for us to prepare.

I'm still "polar vortex" proof. That doesn't change the fact that I hate the snow. Yes, HATE. It's not pretty, it's not fun, it's not even bearable. It's brown, slushy, cold and dangerous. I don't like any of those words. It sould be illegal. Rant: over.

Yesterday was crazy awesome! I'll credit it to the fact that it was Kamryn's birthday/farewell!  So let me back it up...On Saturday we "randomly" met a woman named Val. She was outside smokin' and drinking coffee when we were on our way in to the appartment complex to stop by one of our investigator's houses. She told us that she was looking for a church in Newark to go to because she's been having a hard time getting to Wilmington every week for church. Of course we were more than willing to solve her dilema! We told her that the next morning we would have a member pick her up for church! And as a bonus, church doesn't even start until 12:30! *thumbs up*  She said she'd be ready by noon! She even called us the next morning to make sure someone was coming to get her! Now let me explain to you what a heart-attack this was giving us. First of all, she's not even an investigator, second of all we haven't taught her ANYTHING, and third- the sunday school lesson was on the organization of the priesthood. Super awesome. Well, she LOVED it, and found answers to her prayers! She said she'd be back next week. She's coming to a dinner appointment with us at a members home on Thursday. MIRACLE.

Our Sabbath did not cease to be eventful. THEN when we got home last night... (let me preface this by saying that everytime our heater turns on it sounds like it's going to explode, seriously) we swing open the door of our apartment, exhausted as we have not been home since 10am, and WHOOSH! A nauseating gaseous smell hit us in the face, and the heater was...uh, humming? Needless to say we stayed with members last night, and reported the problem first thing this morning.

Well folks, God lives. He loves each and ever one of us. He wants us to be happy, He wants us to return home to Him. Our time on this earth is so fleeting, yet so important. Please don't take one second of it for granted. Live your life so that you can have the Holy Ghost with you always. Everything good this life has to offer depends on getting and keeping the Holy Ghost with you always. I promise that if you ask for help from our Heavenly Father, he will sustain you. He will do everything in His power to see you through, but you have to be willing.

Onward and upward,
Sister Kadee Elise Taylor

Monday, January 13, 2014


This week was full of laughs! Thank you for all of your prayers, they make a world of difference!
For starters...we're teaching this family. We will call them...the Jones family. Let's just say, they're a little ADD. All God's children (yes, I've been quoting Easy A my entire mission with that one liner). Anywho- This week when we went to the Jones' house to have a lesson and dinner their 11 year old son Kyle while -trying to help us understand his video game- tried to help us see how Assasins Creed related to the Bible...as if that was supposed to help us understand that the point of his video game was to kill everyone...? haha hilarious.
THEN Myca Irvine taught us how to crochet! Fret not, we have a good cause! We are going to join a knitting group at the library in hopes of finding someone that wants to listen to us and change their entire life in their old age. Wish us luck.

 We are teaching someone INCREDIBLE! Her name is Hannah, and she's 11 years old. Her mom is a less-active member that is coming back to church and wants to attend the temple! She is so prepared and will hopefully be getting baptized within the next few weeks! (: Keep her in your prayers!
So...I sliced my thumb open while trying to open a can of black beans. I seriously thought I was going to need stitches. But alas, it stopped bleeding and Sister Ririe nursed me back to health. It's pretty gnarly though...
My life was changed this week. We went to the Disney Store at the mall. I FLIPPED OUT. And bought a Thor t-shirt- of course. I haven't set foot on a Disney establishment in THREE years! That's too long, just in case you were wondering. Luckily my dearest Kaitlin Welker (Shout out!) has been mailing me Pixie Dust which I sprinkle on my pillow every night. She's a life saver.

This week I learned so much about my divine purpose and potential! I don't think I will ever fully understand the role I have in His great plan, but I'm trying to comprehend it more and more every day. If you have your patriarchal blessing, read it with a dictionary. It rocked my world and totally changed the way I read it! Read this talk: http://www.lds.org/liahona/2014/01/the-best-time-to-plant-a-tree?cid=HPWE010114311&im=true&lang=eng
By the way, I'm polar vortex proof. It's called living in Rexburg for three years. I have walked to school uphill both ways in the snow while it was -12 degrees. And look, I lived to tell about it.  I don't see what everyone over here is complaining about. They canceled school because it was "too cold". Whatever. I don't get it.  
I love you all! I am so grateful for my friends and family. One of God's greatest manifestations to me of how much He loves me is the people He places in my life. For that I will be eternally grateful. Have an amazing Christ centered week!
Sister Kadee Elise Taylor