Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

"I am just so grateful...which I guess is completely appropriate since it is Thanksgiving week. I forget about that sometimes, we work so much that holidays don't seem to make that big of a difference. But really, I am so grateful for the blessings in my life.

I am so grateful for the blessings of the gospel in my life. It is strange to see the gospel really take an "active role" in my life. I mean REALLY ACTIVE! But never have I felt such strength and happiness from knowing about my Savior.

So last Zone Conference, President Olson challenged us as an ENTIRE MISSION to re-read the Book of Mormon in 2 transfers. He gave us all blue copies of the Book of Mormon that we pass out, and a red pencil. He said to only highlight the names, words, actions, or things relating to Jesus Christ. He really wants us to build our testimony that the Book Of Mormon is a TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST! I am staying consistant on my reading and it is a miracle the answers to my questions I find, and how much the Book of Mormon talks of Christ!

I really and truly LOVE my mission. The experiences, the growth, and the Spirit, and Service...it's all so worth it! It is hard, really hard sometimes, but it reminds me of Ether 12:6. It is those hard times that lets us grow and develop. If it wasn't hard, I don't think I would love it so much!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Sister Meldrum

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Cold Outside!!!!

"Logan is FREEZING!!! It has snowed about 50% of the days I have been here! We don't have a car and we have to take the bus. It reminds me of King Henry days taking the bus, but now I am in a skirt with a tag instead of a backpack and a laptop.

Well, Logan is difficult for a number of reasons...sister whitewashed our area the transfer before I got here...and there were NO investigators. We have had to build from the bottom up. It is hard to adjust, too, because we were doing so good in Woods Cross. I feel like I am not doing a good job because we are slower than the rest. My companion says that there have been a lot of miracles happen since I got here. People they have been trying to set up appointments with, that have said no, are now saying yes! That is good!

President has set specific goals for this area, too. He has big plans for the USU campus. Goals that we cannot obtain without the Lords help. I think the key to a college campus is being yourself...being real. We are real people with real problems, and God REALLY does love us and He give us REAL answers. I find that when I am not myself while teaching, I am unhappy, so, yes, I am mastering entertaining and edifying lessons...at least I hope so. Life as a missionary without laughter would be suicide. I have to laugh daily!

Life is good -- God truly loves us and I am learning a lot. I get along good with my companion. We are speaking 4 times on Sunday ... that should be a riot!"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sister Spam!

"This Sunday we spoke in 3 wards! My favorite talk was in our Welfare Branch. We were assigned the topics of Eternal Marriage and Family History. Since Sister Tracy is going home in 3 days, she took Eternal Marriage so I had Family History.

Um, yeah, never have done family history in my life! But I thought of this AMAZING analogy -- Family History is like can of SPAM! you don't know what is in it, and you want to know where it came from! And just like in the state of Hawaii, I think that if you tried it out, you would love it! Can I just say that I LOVE SPEAKING IN CHURCH! The congregation was laughing it up and so many people came up to tell me what was really in the ingredients list...let's just say, Oh Boy! One Brother wanted to call me Sister Spam..."