Farewell {for now} McKayla!!

Dear Sister Beardall,

We just wanted to be the very first ones to write you a letter and say how excited we are for the start of your new adventure!! Australia is so lucky to have you and we will miss you terribly {especially Winston} but this is the best reason ever to leave your loved ones behind temporarily. Evan teaches around 400 students a year so he has taught thousands of youth by now, but you and your siblings are truly something special. We can't express enough gratitude for the way you have enveloped our little ones in love over the past year. You are so kind and thoughtful with them and they get so excited when you come over to play. Knowing I am leaving my kids with someone who cares about them and teaches them the same way I would has been the greatest relief! I love to hear Winston tell me how much fun he had when we get home, and we have loved getting to hear all he details as you planned for you mission. I know God has prepared you for the work you have ahead, and I feel like I'm living quite the charmed life to get to peak in on your experiences through your emails. You've become part of our family and you've got big things ahead, but just in case you're occasionally dying to revisit this part of your life after the next 18 months, don't worry because Winston will only be 4 1/2 so we'll still need a babysitter ;) Take the gospel to those in Australia who are searching for God and with your beautiful smile and cheerful, creative spirit they won't be able to resist! We love you!! Look for letters and pictures in your mailbox soon!!

The Fox Family 

"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory in myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy."
 Alma 29:9