Monday, October 22, 2012

Oct 22, 2012 - Well, This is it!

Oct 22, 2012
Well....This is it. Last email you'll get from me...EVER. Just
kidding. Probably I’ll send you all junk mail all the time...just cause
I can. Hehe

Thinking back on pre-mission life it really seems just like a story I
once heard, but already the mission life seems like I blinked and its

I’m not one of many words if you haven’t noticed haha my emails are
pretty short and usually not very eventful, but I can’t even bring to
words the experiences and lessons that I’ve had. Although I came here
to help and convert others....I know that one of the biggest reasons
was to come and convert myself. Being a missionary I learned how to be
a member and I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.

Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and support while I’ve been
here and even for my life before the mission. I know and am always
comforted because I have my amazing family...(that probably all my
companions are sick of hearing about, except Sister Rovelsky who is
coming to Roosi next year :)

I hope as I return home and back into regular life again you will help keep me in line :)
I can’t wait to see you again! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  사랑합니다
리차드슨 자매선교사   Got to go :( but I will SEE YOU SOON!!!! Please drive safe and don’t be late :) LOVE YOU!


Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 Her Happy Birthday Week!

This week is going to be pretty packed! Today we will rest and get so fresh and clean at a bathhouse :) and we have Family Home Evening tonight with Hong. Tomorrow we might have a district meeting, Wednesday, we have a blood drive service project, Thursday, we have a follow-up training when I have to give my "last words" haha-yikes, and Friday, we always have planning meeting, Saturday, we have a stake activity yard sale thing, Sunday, Church.  Monday, Ward Family Home Evening and Tuesday is my last day in Mokedong!!!! YIKES! Sooo busy which is good, but when busy time flies which isn’t always good :)

Our golden man last week text on Monday saying he wanted to meet every night possible so we had 3 appointments with him that week and he said he would come to general conference and then that night he text and said he is too busy to meet....ever! WHAT? How does that happen, a complete 180 in less than 12 hours....I’m guessing someone got to him or something, but that’s ok....maybe later he will be ready. 

We got to watch conference this week and it was so amazing! Best part was Hong came with us and seeing him working so hard to hear...he kept moving closer and holding his ear out cute. But I was so happy that he was there hearing from prophets and apostles and loving it and that I got to be apart of teaching him and bringing him in. 

One of our investigators works at a pizza place so we visited the shop and got to watch him make pizza and he even made us one! Korean pizza is so different...well the toppings...usually includes potatoes regular and sweet...almost always corn and even mayonnaise! mmm so delicious. 

Ok well...that’s my week...and coming maybe ill try some pictures up and just chat with you :) LOVE YOU! oh and if anyone has requests for something...tell me now!!!

HELLO!!!! I’m 24! Which doesn’t sound too bad since I’ve been 25 for the
past year :) I had a good birthday we went and saw our artist’s been too long but she’s been pretty busy. We had planning
meeting, which took up a lot of the day and a slight flood in our house
that took a while to clean up! hehe But it was fun and very eventful!
Sis Rovelsky even bought me Baskin Robbins! :) Thanks for the pics! I’m
glad they enjoyed my birthday too :)    

[We had the St. Johns Missionaries over to our house for dinner on Friday Oct 12…Sister Richardson’s Birthday – and let Janell pick her favorite meal for them.  She picked Tacos and Funfetti Cake with Chocolate Ice Cream!  She has really missed Mexican Food!]
[Asked what her last week was looking like:]
Wed we have p-day all day...sleep wherever you want haha...any of the Sisters houses...(Maybe Mokedong cause it’s close to temple or in Sister Nielsen
place...she’s the only other Sister going home so I will be with her on
Wed and Thurs.)  Thursday is Temple day, President interviews then dinner all together with all returning Missionaries(13) and testimony meeting and then Friday fly fly away!

Ok sorry today no picture. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I hope you have good week. And enjoy homecoming with Jenn & Matt and
 kids! I better go! Talk to you next week! And see you in 2! :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 8, 2012

Wow what a week! We were pretty busy and had some fun activities but
since time is short I’ll just share the coolest story of them all. Fast
Sundays ...sadly aren’t my favorite day as a missionary...but this week
we had a little better attitude and a little more energy than before
so right after church we went'ing at a intersection and
just talked with people for a few one was too interested
in the message or even talking for that matter...but one guy crossing
our path stopped dead center and stared at the board for a bit and
asked if we were Mormon. He was so surprised to see Sister missionaries
so he wanted to talk. We tried to set up an appointment for later in
the week to meet again and he said " actually I have time tonight"
wow! So we had to hurry and find a woman member to teach with us but
everything just fell into place. As we met with him it was so neat to
see how God really has been preparing him for a long time. He said his
dad used to study English with us and so he knew of us...and he sees
the elders every once in awhile and hears a little about the church
here and there but he said cause he was so shocked we sisters were out
doing it too he wanted to meet! He was even the one to say I think its
just right timing this time! And he taught us a new word that
basically means...fate or destiny! haha wow. So as we met he actually
is Buddhist but he said just cause it’s so peaceful belief and there’s no
tithing or money involved. Our member was baptized only last year so
she bore such good testimony on his concerns and how she was able to
get over them too. We were able to talk about baptism and word of
wisdom a little and even though usually those are the hardest things
for people to accept by the end he was saying how he just felt so
warm. and like this church is a big family!!!! Wow!  Such a cool
experience!! It really never is what we’s just what they feel
and if they are willing to recognize it!          

We are getting ready for a stake activity in a few
weeks.... kind of a big yard sale and missionaries have a little tent to
advertise us and the church so we are excited and getting posters and
flyers etc for that. and there will be so much yummy food there so I’m
so excited! :) 

We get to watch general conference this weekend and we are counting down
the days! So excited!
Sister Richardson

Saturday, October 6, 2012

September 30 - Oct 2, 2012

It was Korean Thanksgiving so we got 2 p-days! Saturday and Monday! Actually Saturday was for deep cleaning the house but at night we got some free time. Since no one is in town for the holiday and can’t really do much missionary work, that night we went and rode ferry on Han river that goes through Seoul! It was so pretty!!!

On Temple day we went to the DMZ between North and South Korea! Pretty
cool didn’t get much time there and did the cheapest tour but it was
still way fun and learned lots!


For the holiday Hong Sang Yoo brought food to the church and gave us a
moon festival feast! haha It was so cute and this is a pic of him
giving me watch!


Monday we went and hiked a mountain! View was insane!!!! We are pretty tired today but.... it was worth it! 
Sister Richardson & Sister Rovelsky

Amazing View

 Janell's Dad asked her about what she wanted to do when she got home, He told her "I kind of know what you are going through right now....excited to think about going home….but not wanting to leave all the new friends/people you have come to love."  And she replied "ya its hard....still pretty surreal too. I think i am just wanting to postpone it a little while I dont want to rush home and take off my name tag."  

(Parents/Brothers&Sisters/Nieces and Nephews are the only ones counting.....24 days left as of Oct 2, 2012)