Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The field is white.... literally. It's snowing in Utah!

I love the blessings from the Word of Wisdom. As a missionary and teaching it all the time (almost literally) I have studied it more than ever and have gained a stronger testimony of it. I have learned that just because we serve a mission or get married in the temple, it does not mean we are set for life. We must choose daily to follow the Savior. Satan never lets up on us. If we put our trust in the Lord and take ACTION to follow Him, we can beat Satan.

I love You All!

Sister Meldrum

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"I am doing well. I would even say Great! Although it is starting to get a little cold, we are doing well. I love being a missionary. The Lord supports us so much. That is one thing I am becoming more and more mindful about.

We have been doing some good old style tracking. On one day we parked our car and started walking. We decided to cross this really busy street and so we ran across (J-walking style) and this car started honking at us. It turns out it was a ward missionary in one of our stakes...(yes- we cover STAKES) She offered us a ride. Even though we had no particular house we were going to, we jumped in and felt impressed to go to a potential investigator's house. Amazingly, we found them home and they want to start taking the missionary lessons! HOLLA!

We have a baptism every weekend until the end of the transfer. My trainer will be going home after this. That makes me really sad because we have a RIOT preaching together. I mean really. WE work hard, but have a blast doing it! Seriously -- I thought missionary work was boring- until I got on my mission. Now I think otherwise.

I love you all lots and lots. Be good, and remember, WHEN YOU ALMOST KEEP A COMMANDMENT, YOU ALMOST GET A BLESSING!

Sister Meldrum

Katelin and Breanna saw each other at General Conference. Neither of them knew the other would be there. What a nice surprise!

Sister Meldrum with other Sister Missionaries at General Conference!

Breanna's MTC District. All of these missionaries have been called to the Ogden Mission no matter where they are pointing to on the map :)

Sister Meldrum and her MTC Companion, Sister Sutter.

Having Fun baking bread!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick update and hello!

I am finding that if I don't write everything down that I want to share in my letters, when I sit down to the computer just like magic I forget everything. But curiously, just as I stand up to leave, I remember it all. Just the way my mind works I suppose, so I have become a fan of lists. I really like my missionary planner. It keeps my life in organized, and just like mom always quoted Gordon B. Hinckley, "A messy room leads to messy lives and we are not a messy church!" Our Father in Heaven likes order, so we should too!
I am also learning that missions can be emotional roller coasters. I haven't had a bad day, but we definitely work hard. There are harder days when it is difficult to see some of the people we are teaching stall, and stop progressing. But then there are those lessons and moments that the spirit blesses us with the spirit and gives us such joy! It has been incredible to feel the love that our Father has for His children. I feel blessed to be in a situation where I am a representative of Jesus Christ, and in part share and feel of His love for us.
Sister Meldrum