Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sisters Meldrum & Martin...Both from Texas... :)
"Arise Spectacular" in Ogden

Hiking Ben Lomond

Ogden District

"So Pioneer day has come and gone. The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo was in our area! Holla! But yes, Pioneer day with the flags and fireworks was nuts! Bigger than the 4th! But a whole lot of fun. It was pretty sweet because one of our recent converts (from TEXAS) wanted to cook us "real Texan food" for the two Texas sisters and oh boy oh boy, I have never had slow cooked pulled pork like THAT before. I was salivating from the start of dinner to the end of it. So scrumptous!!

I was listening to my music the other day and we have an "EFY" style version of "Be Still My Soul." I think that is going to be the transfer theme song. I have never really paid attention to the words in that song, yet how profound they are:

'Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side. With patience bear the cross of grief and pain. Lean to they God to order and provide. In every change, He faithful will remain.'

What a testimony that is, no matter what we are going through, no matter how we feel, in EVERY change, He (the Lord) will faithfully be there for us. He can help us and provide, He is on our side to help us out. Yes, it's true, I love that song! I need that song this transfer."

The pictures are from the Ben Lomond hike. It took us 7 hours! It was 16 miles and I don't even know how high we climbed, but it was intense. This is the mountain that Paramount Pictures uses as their logo. The other pictures are from the "Arise Spectacular." 33 Stakes of youth got together for a half-time show-- Olympics style. We got to participate. We also got to march in the 24th July Parade. President and Sister Olson rode in a car! It was all good!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Recent pictures of Sister Breanna Meldrum...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


So, Happy 4th of July! It's kinda funn. I feel like only in UTAH will the STATE move a NATIONAL holiday from a Sunday to a Saturday! All the state events were held on the 3rd of July. So many people also celebrated on the 5th of July, and even a small group on the 4th. I feel like it has been a dragged out three-day celebration of fireworks. I can't wait until I get some normal sleep again. But I have realized that I am in love with this holiday for multiple reasons:

  1. It is summer time and warm!!!
  2. FOOD!
  3. Fireworks!
  4. BBQ
  5. People out everywhere so we can talk to them all!
  6. Good Grub!

Yes, it is true, the best pulled pork can be found around the 4th along with tons of people out and about. ...So as good little missionaries we headed into our apartment at 9 p.m. But the unfortunate thing was IT WAS STILL LIGHT! We pretty much live in the Ritz of missionary apartments and have a small back deck that we can over see our area (on the 2nd floor!) Also, the river, where they shoot off the fireworks. So we were on our back deck looking out and planning for the next day and wondering when they were going to start shooting them off. It gets dark around 10 pm and we have to be in bed by 10:30 so we were really hoping we would get to see them, and finally they started. Much to say there were trees and street lights in the way. Not a show like "Stadium of Fire!" But still pretty sweet. I love fireworks AND we made it to bed on time. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Breanna wearing a "Jody Dress" which she swore she would never do :) Never say Never!

"Ana got baptized Sunday, June 27th at 7 pm. It was one of the BEST baptisms in the world. She had to get dunked twice, and Sister Martin and I were standing there with a towel for her. As she came out, we gave her a huge hug,....yes it was very wet, and Ana stood there and cried. We helped her out, and we sat in the dressing room with her while she was still wet. She was so happy she couldn't move. She was crying and smiling and praising Jesus. We didn't know if she was going into shock or if she was going to faint from joy like in the Book of Mormon. But then we saw humble Ana get off the little bench and kneel on that dressing room hard tile floor. As sisters we kneeled down beside her, still wet, and Ana gave the best prayer I have ever heard. I don't know if I have ever felt the spirit stronger in my life. I wish I could capture that moment in a picture, and I have prayed that I will never forget that feeling. As she gripped Sister Martin and my hand, she looked us in the eye and said, 'Thank you, Thank you for not giving up. I had no idea h ow amazing this would feel. You are my angels.'

How humbling it was. God has blessed me so much. Why do I, selfish little Meldrum get to participate giving God's children a key to their salvation. To be able to see that, I wish I could describe it. I can only think of, 'How great will be their joy...' I have never felt joy quite like that. Pure Christlike love for someone else. A little glimpse into the Celestial Kingdom I think.

We saw Ana yesterday and she looked REALLY good! Can't stop smiling and telling everyone that she needs to go to church with her! :) I love it! I am so short of words to describe it. She has several daughters and never got to raise them and told us that we are her daughters...I said yes Ana we are! I want you to come to my wedding! And she cried! She said that she never got to go to her own daughters and this would be a iracle for her. So yes, put it on the list!"