Friday, August 26, 2016

Week 39

August 22, 2016

hello from Littleton, fam!! 

this week has gone by so fast! sister Paongo (pongo) and I are busy trying to figure out the area and meeting all the people! 

so Tuesdays were transfers, and when you're going back metro, they picked us up in Grand Junction, and we stop in Rifle to pick up more missionaries to take them metro too. In Rifle, we all spilt two to a car to drive some older cars metro to be replaced, and GUESS WHO WAS MY CAR BUDDY??? SISTER DAVIES!!!! tender mercy times one million. so we got the 4 hour car ride to catch up and talk, and it was SO fun. and even better, she is in my zone! so I get to see her lots still. 

This week has been lots of meeting with different members of the auxiliaries and trying to meet the people that were being taught. we made some appointments, and all but one fell through. its all good though!! next week we are set up for an awesome week. 

the members here are SO AWESOME!! we got to go to the High Priest social to meet more members, and they are all so welcoming and friendly, I can tell I will love it here. 

hope you all have an awesome week!!! love you!! 


sis paongo and I

Week 38

August 15, 2016

Hello family!!

we're super busy today so i dont have lots of time to email, but we got transfer news on saturday! and guess what, im getting transferred! im going to Littleton (Denver area) to the Cornerstone Park ward, and will be white washing with sister Paongo! (we both will be new to the area). I'm so excited to serve with another Tongan!! sister Paongo and i would go on exchanges when i was in junction so we're friends and im excited.

i leave tomorrow and will have a lot more to say next week!!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Week 37

August 8, 2016 

too lazy to write a weekly email, so heres my week in pictures!!  

1: it rained!!!!!!!!!!!
2: Olathe Sweet Corn Festival- we helped our ward pick up trash, and everyone gets unlimited sweet corn
3: Last District picture!
4: Ghetto bus stop sign in Olathe
5: Corn fest is basically the Harvest Festival  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Week 36

HI family!!!

Do you remember what we were doing one year ago today? opening my mission call!!! crazy!! i cant say the time has flown by, but its so cool to think a year ago i found out i would be serving in this mission!
SHARIL AND HER BOYS GOT BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!!! the baptism was so amazing, i am so grateful for the opportunity i had to teach them, and know i needed to be in this area so they could help me and impact my life.

sorry for another short email but ill attach picture and thatll make up for the lack of words

love you!!!

Sister Richards

Week 35

Hello fam 

so i dont have a lot of time to email this week, but all you need to know about my week is that i saw a skunk family and it was the cutest thing ive ever seen in my whole entire life. 

i love you all and hope you see a skunk family!! 

sister Richards 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Week 34


this week sister Ytac had a bad stomach bug, so not tons happened. but we still saw some AMAZING miracles!! we are teaching a woman named Sharil, and her two boys. they love the gospel and love the ward and want to be baptized, but needed permission from the boys father before we could move forward. there is a lot of background story, but Sharil was worried he wouldn't give permission. the boys saw him on Friday and sister Ytac and i fasted that his heart would be softened and he would allow the boys to get baptized. well.. HE SAID YES!! so they are being baptized July 30th and we are SO happy for them!!!

Yesterday we met President and Sister Gifford! They are so sweet and i am so excited to get to spend more time around them in the future. they are gong around the mission meeting all the missionaries, so we didn't get a whole lot of time with them. i love them already though!

I hope you all have an AWESOME week!! i love you!!

sister Richards 

a member owns the movie theater in town and gave us free popcorn! 

sister Ytac and I

our district minus Elder Rich

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Week 33

hello family! greetings from Delta, CO!

its very different here, but im getting used to it!

Fourth of July was super fun, we went to the Relief Society presidents house for their party, and since we had to be home by 9:30 they sent us home with sparklers so we got to take some classic sparkler pictures

It was SO hard to say goodbye to sister Davies, it felt like i was leaving my family all over again! i love her and know we will be VERY good friends after our missions. but now i have sister Ytac!! she is so dang cute. she is from California, and is about 10 months into her mission. The area we cover is huuuuuuuuuuuuge. like 6 times bigger than my last two areas. its crazy!! the ward is super sweet though.

i wish i could tell you about the people we're teaching!! im still trying to learn names and faces and im a little lost. but im getting there!! i know i just need a few weeks and this place will feel like home.

We cover some of Delta, some of Montrose, and Olathe. so i'll attach pictures and you can get an idea of where im living

Hope you all have a good week!! love you!!!


Last free sonic and they gave us cool shark glasses 

CTR, kids 

classic heart, duh 

goodbye house :'(

Saying goodbye :(