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

Monday, May 26, 2014

Te Amo (I Love You)

Okay, I had a massive study of 1 Nephi 8 this week so bear with me...

I looked up every action word in the dictionary and then inserted them into the scripture. 

commence: to begin or start
come: approach or arrive
press: to push steadily against, to follow through, or to require haste or speed in action. 
partake: to have a share or part
cling: to adhere as if glued
continue: to maintain without interruption, to endure, to remain in a place or condition, to persist
obtain: to gain or attain by planning and effort
caught: to capture after pursuit, to seize and hold firmly, to fasten, to take/retain, to listen to 
darkness: wickedness or evil, lack of spiritual or intellectual enlightenment, unhappiness, distress or gloom. 

1 Nephi 8:21,22,24 "And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were [pushing steadily] forward, that they might [gain or attain  by planning and effort] the path which led unto the tree by which I stood. And it came to pass that they did [approach], and [begin] in the path which led to the tree...And it came to pass that I beheld others [pushing steadily] forward, and they [arrived] and [captured after much pursuit] the rod of iron; and they did [push steadily against] the mist of [unhappiness, distress and gloom], [adhering] to the [word of God], even until they did [arrive] and [have a share or part of] the fruit of the tree." ...The Atonement. 

We need to push steadily forward through whatever darkness we are traveling through. The road back will be filled with it. We are here to be diligent. I have so much to learn about the enabling power of the Atonement, I feel like I never want to leave my mission because I have so much to learn. But, life is the University of Eternal Life I guess. 

I love my mission more than you'll ever know. Thank you for all your love and support. I feel your prayers. 

Sister Kadee Elise Taylor

p.s.- I'll have you know that TWICE this week a Spanish person asked me if I was Spanish. It really happened. Also, our 12 year old investigator,Angeles, is teaching me how to speak Spanish...pray for us. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

I'm livin' the dream!

A picture is worth a thousand words! I'm serving and learning from the most amazing people here in Dover, Delaware! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! Our bishop is incredible, and SO missionary minded! We are really excited to be working with him! 

I love serving with and learning from all the marvelous sisters in the PPM! It is such a privilege.  I've truly grown to love all of the sisters so much. My setting apart blessing stated that I would learn a different piece of the gospel from every sister that I served with, and I'm so grateful that my calling as a Sister Training Leader is expanding my learning and growth! Traveling around the mission is so incredible! We meet so many wonderful, beaming spirits! 

Today...Sister Argueta is dying my hair! Don't worry, she went to school for this! 

I love you all so much, and I cannot express my gratitude for your love and support. I feel your much needed prayers. Always keep an eye out for the tender mercies of the Lord. They are not random. Mold every character trait you have until it is used to bless others. 

Onward and upward, 
Sister Kadee Elise Taylor

Larry Calhoun sang "hillbilly train cart songs" while he played his guitar.
I felt like I was in a movie. 

Just so we're all clear, it wasn't raining...
there was just water in the air. #7000%Humidity

Lower, slower Delaware <3 Sister Pike and I love impulse buys ;) 

Monday, May 12, 2014

"When you choose to follow Christ, you choose to be changed." -Ezra Taft Benson

I think I'm stuck in a time machine. 
I could be the 4th sequel to Back to the Future! "On the Lord's Errand!" 
Where on earth has the last year of my life gone?!

First and foremost, I want you to know something. I love my mother. 

Matthew 5:14 says, "...A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." That is my mother. A light to the world. 

Second, I have changed. I have become a new creature. I am not the same person I was one year ago, and for that I am grateful. My perspective has changed, my potential has magnified and my life will never be the same, because of Him.  I love the Lord. He is my rock, my brother, my Savior and my very best friend. Through Him and of Him I can do all things, reach any height and accomplish any task. Because of Him, there are no endings, only everlasting beginnings. Through Him, I will become the best I can be and for that I will be eternally grateful. 

I love you all! 

Do something that shows your mother that you love her! 

Sister Taylor 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!

This week was amazing! 

We met so many people at Dover Days! People are being prepared for us to teach! We're seeing miracles in our area!

AND...We had NINE investigators at church! It's safe to say that we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off! In the best way possible of course. 

Zone Conference is this week! I LOVE meetings. I can thank my momma, Sister Earl, for that. The spirit is always so strong at zone meetings. I leave with a headache literally every time. A good, spiritual headache, of course.

Sister Argueta goes home at the end of this transfer and it's so weird! Missionaries don't go home, their missionaries forever...

I know that we have a choice to make every day, and that choice is faith. I know that faith is a spiritual gift, that cannot be given immediately, but is something we must strive for and work for. It's something we must labor for. We must earn our faith. We will receive no  witness until after a trial of our faith. 

Onward and upward, 
Sister Kadee Elise Taylor

read: Faith- The Choice is Yours (October 2010)