Spring into allergies!
'Well I got caught up talking to people and doing other things and I forgot to write my main email... my bad...
I got sick this week and sneezed my brains out! but I am recovering now. and my companion is now under the weather... but it is alright!
Sooo new things new things... hmmm um there really isn't anything that has changed... some of my shirts are starting to rip. The heels are falling off of my shoes, one of my pair of glasses are too small for my head, so maybe I am growing or my brain is getting too big. My pants are getting tired because my thighs are so muscular haha... my whites are greys and yeah so I am getting older for sure!
I am loving it here!! I think this is my last transfer here! We had 4 investigators at church and we had an AMAZING easter!! I hope you all had time to reflect of Christs life and yours. If you haven't seen the new Prince of Peace videos I invite you to go watch them. they are great! mormon.org
It finally reached over 70 degrees! It was super nice!!!'
'haha... oops.. I didn't finish my email but accidentally sent it. I forgot what I said though...
But I hope you all have an amazing week and don't forget who you are!!
I'll try better to email next week :/
Love, Elder Richins'
Influence to Paris
'So 3 Amazing things happened this week... no 4!
1. Our investigator did some missionary work and her friend invited us over. She has 100% real desires to just follow God and it was the coolest thing to see how amazed she was at our investigators life, how happy she was with the gospel and how at peace she was during trials. She saw the light in her life and wanted what she had. and now we are teaching her! She is so nice!! Her name is Natividad.
2. We helped a member move for 6 hours and they treated us to some amazing peruvian food!! We got some pollo saltado with some inca kola. you can't go wrong there! But She is awesome, even though she doesn't want to come back to church, her family was greatly affected by the help given. With just 2 days of notice over 20 people showed up to help!! they even brought food! It was a great day!
3. I gave myself another haircut!! I didn't do as bad this time.
4. So a members cousin came to visit from Paris, It was an adventure trying to teach her in french/spanish but it went really well. She hadn't seen her for 20 years! And she isn't a member. So we invited them to go to the Paris Temple open house! So cool!! We played some UNO with them and learned how to say all the colors and numbers in French Super awesome day!!! One of the most spiritual proselyting weeks yet!
Thank you for all your prayers I feel them everyday. I love you all. Stay happy and keep on keeping on!
Love, Elder Richins'
Happy Birthday Mom! <3
'First of all... I want to give a couple shout outs because this is the week of birthdays! So today is my beautiful moms birthday. Everyone I know that knows who she is LOVES her so so much and I am so grateful to have the most amazing mom. She is like 32 or something. Also... today is Lorenzo Snows birthday... Tomorrow is my Grandpas birthday so happy birthday to him! He is the greatest! He also shares a birthday with George Albert Smith... Then on the 5th it is Hailee Shulsens birthday! Go tell her happy birthday! The 6th is probably the most important of all... It is the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also Rafael Almonte... He is my favorite recent convert. And finally, the 7th is my cousin Jakes birthday he is gonna be 18... that is super crazy. We are all grown up.
The 5th is my Best friend from births birthday Elder Lane Thompson!!! He is an awesome missionary Serving in D.C. So just keep a birthday prayer in your heart this week and remember who you are!! Also. Thank you Elder Thompson for being my friend until the end! Everyone needs at least one friend like Lane that you can rely on for anything. You are the best!
So Conference was so great!!! Missionary work always gets crazy effective after a general conference. We love our prophet!!! I am so grateful to live in these days where we can have the restored gospel and live it happily!
The rest of the week was pretty normal.. just did a lot of awesome successful missionary work! Just always remember to do your best with what you are given. Then pray for help and work like you were never going to receive that help and all things will work out. God loves you, I love you.
Sooo yeah that is all I got this week. Unless you have any questions.. then I am here till 3:30 Utah time.
Love, Elder Richins'