Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Our missionary was in an accident! As far as I know, this is the 2nd time that he was almost hit by a car. This picture below was taken by a ward member who helped him out and they texted and sent this to Don's phone (who is in Chicago).

They said that it was either hit the pavement or get hit by the car. He took evasive action and this was the result. At least he will have some battle scars to tell his children about someday.

I don't believe he was actually crying in this pic (I hope he isn't!!)..we were led to believe that he was demonstrating to someone there what happened at the time...(then again, MAYBE he was crying....!)

All I that he must be doing some great work or Lucifer wouldn't be trying so hard to stop him. Let's hope it doesn't turn out to be "3" times a charm.

The members of the Virginia Richmond Mission are AWESOME! They take such good care of the missionaries there - it definitely gives Don and I peace of mind; also strengthens my testimony that the Lord watches over all of his 'stripling warriors'!

Don texted back to them to give him our love and concern and that he is in our prayers!


Monday, October 31, 2011


Hey Everyone!

Thanks for the emails and all the great insights on some great things!

Today for Halloween we get to go inside for the holiday....but....we get to enjoy that time at a members home, so it'll be NICE!

Portsmouth, VA

Here are some other things that have been happening:

We had a baptism!!!!!!!!

We have a great new investigator (who is really questioning all the good stuff/everything) and I'm staying in Portsmouth. So other than that things are going well!!

Our ward is AWESOME and we're really getting to know a lot about our area. I had my interview with President and it was so nice to get to talk to him and get to hear his counsel on things I should do.

I believe these are members of his ward!

I'm sorry this e-mail isn't too long. I just had a LONG conversation with a really nice woman about religion......but I'll send these pictures your way. (It sounds like he is busy sharing the gospel....I don't mind getting short emails since he is doing the Lord's work!)

Elder Richards

Virginia Richmond Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints.