About Me

P1020138_web copy squareHi!

My name is Larisa Hayden and I am on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!  I’m from Eastern Washington and have actually never been to the Eastern states.  I attend Brigham Young University in Provo.  Well I guess I was attending, I’m currently taking a 18-24 month break.

Around the beginning of January I opened my mission call.  I was excited be assigned to serve in the Missouri, St. Louis Mission!  I feel so blessed to be able to share the message of Jesus Christ with those I meet, along with the hope and happiness that comes from His saving grace.  This website is a little piece of me and my mission that I can share with those I know, and even those I don’t know.  It has all of the letters I send home each week and any pictures I send.

I know that this is the work of God.  I know that faith doesn’t come all at once but piece by piece as we choose to open our eyes and see the many blessings and signs of love that are around us.  I know that while the people are far from perfect, myself definitely included, the gospel is true.  I can honestly say that I have never been happier in my life than when I am following the truths that are found in the Gospel of Christ.  This gospel blesses families and heals broken hearts and souls.  It has done that to mine.   When we are given more than we can handle, Christ can strengthen us and help us carry whatever it may be.  I know that families are forever and that those bonds are not meant to be severed at death.  I know that.  I have felt peace and direction come to my soul when I turn to God and sincerely ask.  I know that who we are is infinitely more important that who we have been.  Past mistakes can be forgiven and let go of through Christ’s atonement.  Truth is that Heavenly Father wants us to come back to him.  And he created a wonderful plan in order to do that.   If you’re anything like me, sometimes it takes a few hundred tries to remember that this saving and cleansing power isn’t just for everyone else.   I know Christ lives.  I know he loves us.  I know he sends angels to help us.  I know he will never give up on us, even when we give up on ourselves.

I can’t wait to share this hope and love with other people.  Also please feel free to write me a letter! (You can do this on my website under “contact”)  May God be with you, cause I sure love you guys!

All my love,
Sister Larisa Hayden