So, you’re home. You’ve been a missionary. The one goal you worked so hard to accomplish is complete. Long before your mission, you did all you could to prepare yourself to serve the Lord. If you grew up in the Church, you probably wanted to serve as a missionary from a very young age. You attended Primary and sang the …Read More »
Marianna Richardson is the mother of twelve children and wife to the love of her life, Stephen D. Richardson. She has served with her husband as a missionary helping him as he presided over the São Paulo South Mission from 2008-2011. Marianna also has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree in education from Seattle Pacific University and is currently an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University teaching advanced writing to business students. She also enjoys writing books in her spare time and has written, "Alfred Edersheim: A Jewish Scholar for the Mormon Prophets," and "C. S. Lewis: Latter-day Truths in Narnia" which she wrote with her sister, Christine Thackeray. She currently has a blog where she continues to write her thoughts on motherhood, missionary work, and returned missionaries at www.mariannarichardson.com. Her current church calling is serving in the Alpine Young Single Adult stake with her husband with responsibilities over returned missionaries teaching a weekly institute class for returned missionaries and a monthly fireside for parents of returning missionaries.