Her last Sunday before leaving Lauren gave a wonderful and very heartfelt talk in church. If you were not able to make it you can click here to listen to her talk (MP3 file). You can listen on your PC or download it. The bishop introduces her and then she starts talking after a few moments. I did my best to get rid of the background noise but couldn't do much so you'll have to crank up your speakers a little.

We took her to the airport in Austin early Wednesday morning. It was exciting but hard for all of us at the same time. We won't see her for 18 months and only talk to her a couple times a year. We're looking forward to her letters! You can write to her by mail using the address below or by using DearElder.com a service that prints your letter and delivers it the next day.

Lauren's address while at the MTC:

Sister Lauren Richardson
MTC Mailbox # 173
BRA-JP 0330
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

*include all the lines in the address. BRA-JP 0330 is a code to forward it to her in Brazil if she leaves the MTC before your letter arrives.

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